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Julie’s gadget diary – I just held a Samsung Galaxy S8+ and I liked it

Two days ago after Samsung unveiled the new Galaxy S8 and S8+ phones, I wrote that I’d be staying up and pre-ordering one at the crack of dawn the next day. As it turned out, I didn’t pre-order one because I found out that I would not be able to order an unlocked phone until …

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Samsung releases high-end Chromebooks

Hoping to stand out from the pack of Chromebook manufacturers, Samsung released information on two new advanced versions of the usually spartan Android-powered laptops. Called the Chromebook Plus and the Chromebook Pro, both merge popular features most often found in tablets, like touchscreens, styluses, and an app store. 

Samsung announces a voluntary recall of the Galaxy Note7

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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Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge available for preorder on Feb. 23

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 embraces dual curves with the new Galaxy S6 Edge

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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You’ll need to solemnly swear you are up to no good if you use this Marauder’s Map case

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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Teaching a New Dog Old Tricks – Graffiti for Android

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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Kindle Fire – A Tablet for the Masses?

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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