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Galaxy S8 Bixby button can be repurposed with this app

Galaxy S8 Bixby button can be repurposed with this app

You know that Samsung really wants Bixby to be its next big thing when it dedicated a physical button just for it. Pretty much like how older Sony Xperia phones had a physical shutter button to emphasize their photographic bent. Not everyone, however, is going to be a fan of Bixby, which means that's one hardware button wasted. Not unless you use this All in one Gestures app to let you remap that button to launch something else, like, for example, Google Assistant.

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Galaxy S8 dropped to test survivability

Galaxy S8 dropped to test survivability

The problem with smartphones is that as they become more sophisticated, more "premium", and more expensive, they also start to look more fragile. The transition from polycarbonate plastic to aluminum to glass definitely makes devices look more exquisite, but, at times, they also make them more susceptible to certain kinds of accidents. So when Samsung went with a nearly all glass Galaxy S8, one whose display stretches over almost its entire face, one of the biggest questions that comes to mind how well will it survive the most common accident of all: dropping the phone on pavement. The answer might surprise you.

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Samsung 2017 MU Series 4K Ultra HD TVs now available

Samsung 2017 MU Series 4K Ultra HD TVs now available

Samsung has announced the availability of its 2017 MU Series televisions, all of which feature Ultra HD 4K resolutions alongside a host of features, including things like (depending on model) a smart remote control, HDR Extreme, 4K Color Drive Extreme, Triple Black Extreme, and more. The lineup is composed of four series ranging from MU 6 to MU 9, and as expected, the prices are likewise scattered across a somewhat large spectrum. All of the models are available now.

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This iPhone 8 video shows what Galaxy S8 does right and LG G6 does wrong

This iPhone 8 video shows what Galaxy S8 does right and LG G6 does wrong

It's difficult to say exactly why it is Samsung and Apple dominate the smartphone market - but this video takes a crack at it. What we're looking at is a spinning iPhone 8 concept - a device that's most likely going to come out next year, but commands search terms in Google this year because "iPhone 7s" is too many characters to be bothered typing. What we see here is style - design finesse - a sense of assuredness in the phone's overall excellence. That's what Apple and Samsung have, or appear to have, that most other phone companies lack.

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This is how much a Galaxy S8+ with 6GB RAM could cost

This is how much a Galaxy S8+ with 6GB RAM could cost

One of the biggest disappointments with the Galaxy S8 and S8+ was that it didn't seem to fully exploit all the power that it packed. In particular, some of its features, specifically Samsung DeX, would have benefited from more RAM. Instead, Samsung chose to play it safe and stick to conventions that is almost 2 years old by now. There have, indeed, been rumors of a 6 GB RAM model and that might still be true. You might not, however, want to buy one when you hear how much it'll cost.

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Galaxy S8 “Infinity Display” graded by DisplayMate

Galaxy S8 “Infinity Display” graded by DisplayMate

Another year, another Samsung Galaxy flagship. Which means another chance for DisplayMate to review the Galaxy S8's screen and rank it among others in the market. Given that DisplayMate has consistently crowned Samsung's premium smartphones as the best in OLED class every year, it's hardly surprising to hear it do so again this time. It is, however, interesting to hear just what made DisplayMate think so.

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S Health changed to Samsung Health, adds ‘Ask an Expert’ feature

S Health changed to Samsung Health, adds ‘Ask an Expert’ feature

Back in January, we heard rumor that Samsung had plans to change its S Health app to coincide with the Galaxy S8's launch, and that such changes include a doctor-centric feature. It wasn't clear at the time whether the app would be exclusive to the S8 or would be a general update to S Health, but now we have our answer: the app has been updated on the Google Play Store, and it has received a new name.

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Samsung could begin shipping foldable displays in 2019

Samsung could begin shipping foldable displays in 2019

The promise of smartphones and tablets with foldable displays is one that's been around for a while, but so far, we haven't really seen these displays take center stage. That could all change relatively soon, with Samsung Display signaling today that it might be ready to roll out foldable displays on a large scale by 2019.

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A Galaxy S8 mini is supposedly coming very soon [UPDATE: April Fools]

A Galaxy S8 mini is supposedly coming very soon [UPDATE: April Fools]

Once upon a time, almost every major flagship, especially those from Samsung, got a "mini" version. Then suddenly, without warning or explanation, it stopped. And again without warning or explanation, a mini might be making a comeback. According to insider sources, there will be a Galaxy S8 mini coming in a month or so, and it will give users even more options for their size preference and budget. Or possibly more confusion as well. UPDATE: To be clear, this was an April Fools joke as perpetrated by PhoneRadar.

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Apple tipped in 70m iPhone 8 OLED panel order from Samsung

Apple tipped in 70m iPhone 8 OLED panel order from Samsung

Apple has ordered 70 million OLED panels from Samsung, according to a new report, indicating big expectations on Apple's part for the upcoming iPhone 8. This isn't the first time we've heard sources claim Apple is nabbing loads of OLED panels from Samsung, but it is the latest, and it comes with a bit more information. The iPhone 8 is claimed to be the first Apple smartphone with a curved display, something competitor Samsung has already embraced with multiple Galaxy handsets.

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Samsung Tizen has 40 zero-day vulnerabilities, researcher warns

Samsung Tizen has 40 zero-day vulnerabilities, researcher warns

Samsung is increasingly using its Tizen platform on its connect devices, such as smart TVs, but that may not be a good thing from a security standpoint. According to Israeli researcher Amihai Neiderman, Tizen is a poorly created product with 40 previously unknown security vulnerabilities, ones that could allow hackers to relatively easily gain access to the connected devices and to take control of them. He goes so far as to say, "It may be the worse code I've ever seen."

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Is a secret Galaxy S8 Pro edition release still being tested?

Is a secret Galaxy S8 Pro edition release still being tested?

This morning a set of images of a Samsung Galaxy S8 dual-camera setup have appeared, right alongside rumors of another final product. This new edition of the device would be launched not long after the initial Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus - if it does end up being released at all. While no finalized name seems to be attached to this smartphone as yet, I wouldn't be surprised if it ended up being sent out as a Galaxy S8 Pro - especially given the possibility of it being released near the iPhone 7s, iPhone 8, and/or iPhone Pro.

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