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Samsung Cloud will delete third-party app backups next month

Samsung Cloud will delete third-party app backups next month

Samsung is changing its Samsung Cloud service's backup policy, the company has announced in an email sent to users, a change that will affect app backups. According to the email, Samsung Cloud will stop supporting third-party app data backups soon, at which point Samsung will purge the data it has already backed up from these apps. Users only have a couple weeks to arrange an alternative.

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Samsung investigated for old phone slowdown (just like Apple)

Samsung investigated for old phone slowdown (just like Apple)

Remember how Apple just got in trouble for deliberately slowing down old iPhones? Samsung was just called out for the same thing. Antitrust authorities are now investigating both Samsung and Apple for their part in "unfair commercial practices." More specifically, Samsung and Apple now part of two separate proceedings for "exploiting the shortcomings of some components to reduce the performance of their products over time and induce consumers to purchase new versions of the same."

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Galaxy S9 release date may hinder tech to truly battle iPhone X

Galaxy S9 release date may hinder tech to truly battle iPhone X

The Samsung Galaxy S9 is just one of three big-name smartphones the company will reveal this year. The company is set to reveal the Samsung Galaxy S9, the Samsung Galaxy S9+ (or Galaxy S9 Plus), and the Samsung Galaxy Note 9. These three devices will be very similar to one another, and the first two will inform the details of the third. This morning we're going over the latest batch of details from South Korea and China on the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus, both of which are expected to be revealed in late February of 2018.

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Samsung patents phone with in-display camera

Samsung patents phone with in-display camera

The bezel-less phone display battle has already started but the fighters remain ill-equipped to handle it. OEMs have scrambled to redesign their phones, some more or less ending up in failure. Samsung somewhat missed its chance when the in-display fingerprint sensor didn’t make it in time. But, at least based on a patent, it seems to be planning to make up for lost opportunity and will be putting not just a fingerprint scanner under the display, but every other scanner you can find on the face of a phone.

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Apple, Samsung face antitrust probe in Italy over planned obsolescence claims

Apple, Samsung face antitrust probe in Italy over planned obsolescence claims

Apple's confirmation that it slows older iPhones with aging lithium-ion batteries kicked off a round of severe criticism around the world, with many tossing around accusations of planned obsolescence, among other things. Following that is a new probe opened by Italy's antitrust authority involving both Apple and Samsung. According to the organization, user complaints spurred the probe.

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Samsung Exynos 5 7872 to power 2018 mid-range phones

Samsung Exynos 5 7872 to power 2018 mid-range phones

Last year’s premium specs often become this year’s mid-tier features. That does seem to be the pattern proven by Samsung’s newest Exynos system-on-chip, not for the high-end phones but for those in the middle. The Exynos 5 series 7872 processor is designed to do more for less. That is, less cores and less capabilities. That said, there are some serious limitations to the chip that could hinder its use.

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Galaxy Note 8 PyeongChang 2018 edition connects the Winter Olympics

Galaxy Note 8 PyeongChang 2018 edition connects the Winter Olympics

Once upon a time, smartphones came in black or white colors, and sometimes the greys in between. These days, mobile devices have all sorts of hues, some with kinda funny names (“Kinda Blue”). If you’ve wanted a very white premium phone, like, say, a Galaxy Note 8, you’re pretty much out of luck. That is, unless you’re participating in the 2018 Winter Olympics, where Samsung will be giving out limited edition models of the Galaxy Note 8 to celebrate the PyeonChang 2018 games and, of course, advertise its phone.

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Galaxy Note 8 gets Thrive app to help users manage their time

Galaxy Note 8 gets Thrive app to help users manage their time

Following an announcement a few months back, Samsung has launched the time-management app Thrive for Galaxy Note 8 owners. The app itself comes from Thrive Global, Arianna Huffington's company, and it aims to improve the quality of users' lives by helping them limit how much time is spent using their phone. Among other things, users can stop the majority of inbound notifications with the exception of important things.

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Samsung Galaxy phones getting lighter and tougher

Samsung Galaxy phones getting lighter and tougher

This week the folks at Samsung's trademark for Metal 12 was revealed, and its future in smartphones is all but assured. Samsung used this special mix of metal previously, with their Samsung Notebook 9 (2018). This magnesium aluminum alloy allows the device to be significantly lighter than without, and without significant loss in durability.

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Samsung Metal12 to make phones sturdier, lighter

Samsung Metal12 to make phones sturdier, lighter

Smartphones have always been and continue to be a design puzzle. How to cram so much components inside while keeping the phone lightweight and, at the same time, keeping them durable. Since little can be done to change the materials used in making circuit boards and other components, some OEMs turn their attention to the frame and materials used outside instead. Indeed, based on this trademark filing, Samsung might be eying using its new “Metal12” alloy for future smartphones and even wearables as well.

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Galaxy S9 leak spills all the specs and features

Galaxy S9 leak spills all the specs and features

A bit of a box leak this week added to the massive stack of leaks for the Galaxy S9 over the past several weeks and months. As we've got tips on essentially every possible angle on this device, it would seem that we've got the full picture. Now all we've got to get is in the front door of the Samsung event that'll almost certainly take place on the 24th or 25th of February in Barcelona, Spain.

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Huawei beats Samsung in lawsuit over wireless patent

Huawei beats Samsung in lawsuit over wireless patent

Back in 2016, Huawei sued Samsung for allegedly violating several of its patents. Lawsuits were filed in both California and China, the latter of which has proven fruitful for the company. A judge in Shenzhen ruled yesterday that Samsung has infringed upon one of Huawei's wireless communications patents. As a result, Samsung has been ordered to stop selling products that utilize the technology (in China, that is).

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