Unless you've been living under a rock, you know that things haven't been going so well for Samsung the past week or two. With a recall in effect due to faulty batteries, I'm afraid it's going to give the Samsung Galaxy Note7 a bad wrap. Dave Rees and I have teamed up again to share [...]

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This morning I received info from my Verizon rep after asking if I needed to return the review unit of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 that I've been testing for the last week: This morning, Samsung announced a voluntary recall of the Galaxy Note7 in response to an issue with the device’s battery. Because customer [...]

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If you've been considering the purchase of a new Samsung Galaxy S7, S7 Edge or a Note 5 from Verizon, then you need to check out these special Father's Day promotions that were announced yesterday. This is good stuff. We're talking a free 32" or 50" Samsung TV and more! I've also received information that [...]

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Samsung Gear VR review


Julie and I just finished our Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge review last week. Not only did we each receive loaner units of the S7 Edge smartphone, but the Samsung Gear VR as well. After trying it out, we both agreed that the Gear VR deserved a review in and of itself. Dave: I have been [...]

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The latest Samsung Galaxy smartphones are here! Dave Rees and I have each been lucky enough to score eval units of the S7 Edge and the Gear VR headset (we'll post a separate review of the VR headset soon) from Verizon Wireless. After a couple weeks with these devices it's time to let you know [...]

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This Tuesday, Feb. 23 at 8 am ET, The Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge will be available for pre-order from AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, US Cellular, and Verizon. What’s new with the latest versions of the venerable S Series? Just about everything that is good with the S6’s has been improved. The S7 has the same 5.1" display [...]

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Samsung's newest top-end smartphone is the Samsung Galaxy Note 5. How much has it evolved since the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 was introduced last year? Should Note 4 users consider upgrading? Those are just a couple of the questions that I'll answer in this review. Let's get started. Note: Images can be clicked to view [...]

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Today in Barcelona, Spain at the 2015 Mobile World Congress convention, Samsung took the wraps off of two new Galaxy smartphones, the Galaxy S6 and the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge. These two devices feature a metal chassis, glass on the front and back, and a 5.1 inch Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 2,560 [...]

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Fans of Harry Potter are sure to find the Marauder's Map case of interest.  The BeanBeanCase shop at Etsy offers this case in sizes to fit: iPhone 5/5s, iPhone 5C, iPhone 4/4S, Moto X, Samsung  Note 3, Samsung Galaxy S3, S4, and S5, and even the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.  The case [...]

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Julie: The Samsung Galaxy SIII from Verizon Wireless is one of the most anticipated Android smart phones of the past year. I've been anxious to get my hands on this phone and was very happy when Verizon was kind enough to send me a loaner for a week. Lucky for you guys, you won't just get [...]

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The other day I was perusing the Amazon App Store and noticed that Graffiti Pro for Android was available. I immediately downloaded (it’s free) and installed it on three Android devices. I’ve been mostly pleased with the results. To those of you that are not familiar with Graffiti, it’s a character recognition system that utilizes [...]

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So, the Amazon “Kindle Fire” tablet is now reality and I believe it will be a big seller. At $199 it is within shouting distance of that “no brainer” gadget purchase price. Best of all, for us consumers, Amazon is forcing the rest of the tablet market to prove their value and “reason for being”. [...]

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Lately, most of the tablet talk has centered on HP and the TouchPad/webOS soap opera. The drama continued today when various tech news outlets reported that HP may be making as many as 1,000,000 more TouchPads to fulfill commitments with their supply-side vendors. At an estimated loss of almost $200 per unit I’ve got to [...]

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I love my Droid X, with its 4.3 inch screen. I initially worried it would be too big, but quickly acclimated myself to the size. When I had the opportunity to use an iPhone 4 for two weeks, I could not get over how tiny the screen was, I had made the transition to large [...]

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Samsung has released details of their Galaxy Tab Android-based tablet. The specs include: Cortex A8 1 GHz processor Android 2.2 (Froyo) 16GB/32GB memory MicroSD slot (up to 32 GB) 7-inch WSVGA (1024x600) capacitive touch screen Full HD (1080p) video player and recorder (720 x 480) @ 3ofps Video support for DivX, XviD, MPEG4, H.263, H.264 and more. [...]

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