This takes repurposing old technology to a whole nother level. Got a bunch of old Galaxy S5s lying around collecting dust? Samsung sure does, so they threw together this Frankenstein rig which can mine Bitcoin more efficiently than a standard desktop PC.
You will need a LOT of Galaxy S5s though. Forty, actually.
Legacies aren’t built overnight. It takes time, effort and the ability to take a step back to really see what’s working or what isn’t. You can see this in all great legacies in life.
In the smartphone world, however, few demonstrate this better than Samsung’s Galaxy S line. We take a look at what Samsung has done over the past 7 years to build this incredible legacy for themselves.
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UPDATE: To ensure you get the security policy update, follow the steps after the break.
Yesterday we reported that Samsung’s pre-installed keyboard had an exploit that could completely compromise your phone. Samsung has now announced that it is taking care of the problem using their own KNOX security feature. While the keyboard looks nothing like SwiftKey, its the SDK that Samsung uses for their word predictive feature that makes it vulnerable.
UPDATE: Samsung addresses the keyboard vulnerability issue using KNOX.
If you happen to own a Samsung Galaxy S4, Galaxy S4 Mini, Note 3, Galaxy S5 or the more recent Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy S6, we have a bit of bad news for you. Samsung’s built-in stock keyboard apparently has an exploit that might potentially allow people to execute code remotely on your phone no thanks to a flaw in the SwiftKey software.
Samsung’s Galaxy S series has been having amazing success since the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S in 2010. Now, five years later we have its 6th iteration, coming a long way from the original 4-inch smartphone when it was originally made as a direct competitor against the iPhone.
The rest they say, is history.
Last week, we posted a series of pictures taken using the Galaxy S6 edge, the iPhone 6, Galaxy Note Edge, Galaxy S5 and the Xperia Z3. Then we asked you to choose which of the phones took the best pictures, to make it fair (and interesting), we didn’t tell you which picture was taken using which device.
You’ve diligently ranked the pictures and we’ve tabulated the results, and here they are.
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HTC’s latest ad involves more than just a whole bunch of shiny new phones but also a bit of baseball fun as they’ve enlisted world class second baseman hitter Robinson Cano to knock them out of the park.
They quite literally set up a makeship pitcher’s mound and lobbed Cano an iPhone 6, Samsung Galaxy S5 and LG G3 to obliterate in glorious slow motion. Who doesn’t enjoy a little uh, friendly competition?
Catch it yourself after the break.
UPDATE: We have a winning camera as chosen by you. Read all about it here.
Camera performance in a smartphone is a HUGE deal. It’s such a big deal that many place their purchasing decision predominantly on how well a smartphone takes pictures. So how good are the cameras in among the best smartphones you can get right now?
That’s where you come in.
We have here for you, a selection of pictures taken using five of the best smartphones on the planet: Galaxy S6 Edge, iPhone 6, Galaxy Note Edge, Galaxy S5 and the Xperia Z3. We want you to decide which of the five phones take the best picture. The samples are arranged randomly and what you need to do is rank the pictures from your choice of best to worst using the letters display.
For example, here’s how a reader might rank the pictures in Set 1, from best to worst: C, D, E, B, A. Then the reader proceeds to rank sets 2 – 4. Submit your votes in the comment section, we’ll tabulate your submission and reveal which phone, chosen by you, has the best camera.
Voting closes Sunday, April 5 and we’ll reveal the winner on Monday April 6. Enjoy.
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The Samsung Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 edge boast improved cameras for both front and back. The current GALAXY Note 4 was proven to be a stellar performer with a 16MP main camera. Now on the latest flagship, it gets a similar main camera but Samsung has tweaked it further for better pictures at any time.
For those who love to take selfies, the front now gets a better 5MP camera that should capture more detail than the front 3.7MP unit on the GALAXY Note 4. So how does the Galaxy S6 compare against the GALAXY Note 4 and its former GALAXY S5 flagship? Read on to find out.
While you cannot remove the apps completely, you can stop them from running and slowing down your phone, as bloatware is a persistent problem with Samsung’s phones. The new TouchWiz reportedly takes up 30% less space compared to what’s on the Galaxy S5, and you will be able to disable a host of native apps inclusive the ones from Google as well as Microsoft’s OneDrive and Skype.
You can even disable S Health, S Voice and even Calculator or Maps if you see fit, but some functions might be affected without crucial apps such as Google Maps. But if you truly want a more streamlined experience, you’ll finally get to kick all that bloatware to the curb.