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    Hardware The phone market today has become saturated with slates of glass, metal backs and it’s really hard to stand out from the crowd. Samsung have taken their singe curved edge from last year and this year have made it symmetrical so both sides of the display curve. This...
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    Usually Apple owns the news cycle for much of the iPhone launch week. This year however with incremental updates to the phone (3D touch the exception), it demanded much less of the industry’s attention than years past. A much more exciting story that grabbed headlines came from Oculus and Samsung. Virtual...
  • Hands-on with the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge + and Note 5

    Samsung announced two new phones this week, the Galaxy S6 Edge + and the 5th generation Galaxy Note. This morning in Sydney, Australian media were invited for the local launch of the new devices. After an efficient briefing, it time for a hands-on with the two new large, curved...
  • Qantas using Samsung’s Gear VR to let you tune out on flights and lounges

    Qantas and Samsung Electronics Australia are getting together for a new trial entertainment service. Using Samsung Gear VR technology customers will get to experience the virtual world in three hundred and sixty degrees. The virtual worlds available in the trial will include locations like the top of the Sydney...
  • BlackBerry stock up almost 30% on report of Samsung acquisition

      Blackberry stock has jumped almost 30% this morning with a report from Reuters that Samsung Electronics are looking to acquire them. The report says Samsung are most interested in BlackBerry’s patent portfolio, sourcing ‘people familiar with the matter’. The talks are reported to be as advanced as Samsung...
  • Samsung Galaxy S4 zoom (10x) arrives in Aus, #ZoomNotReinvented

    Samsung have announced that the yet another S4 variant, the Galaxy S4 zoom is now available in Australia. The phone / camera features a 10x optical zoom lens, which clearly leaves it looking more like a camera with a phone strapped to it, than a phone with a great...
  • Are Samsung exclusive apps hurting Android as a whole?

    There’s no doubt that Samsung is the biggest player in the Android world, with its Galaxy S series of phones constantly breaking sales records each year since the SII, but has their dominance started to hurt the rest of the Android ecosystem, especially with their selection of key Android...
  • Samsung Round has a curved screen so it can rock your desk

    Samsung have officially announced their first device with a curved display. The 5.7” full HD display hides a 2.3GHz quad-core processor and 3GB RAM which is powered by a 2,800 mAh battery and has a 13 megapixel camea, so the phone is no slouch. The problem is that Samsung...
  • Is the Galaxy Gear watch something you’d wear ?

    Yesterday Samsung announced and showed off the GALAXY Gear watch. The watch features pretty much all the expected features like push notifications, music controls, weather, but does have some decent new features. Fitness fans will enjoy a build-in pedometer, while those after some location help, you’ll get Find My...
  • Samsung OLED TV has sexy curves, now available

    Samsung’s magical curved OLED TV is now available in Australia. If this sexy design is a must have for you, you’d better be quick with only limited stock available. OLED offers unrivalled picture quality, contrast ratio and colour reproduction and for many years was limited to small expensive panels....
  • Review: Samsung ATIV Smart PC Pro

    When Windows 8 was released last year it was clear that it had a touch orientated user interface, so the idea of having a tablet that could also dock into being a laptop made perfect sense. The first whiff of this we saw was Microsoft’s own Surface Pro which...
  • Samsung files a trademark for “Galaxy Gear”, hints at smartwatch

    The smartwatch club seems to like it will soon have a few more members, with both Apple’s rumoured iWatch and now Samsung’s “Galaxy Gear” looking to join after a US trademark filing was discovered by the dutch site Galaxy Club for Samsung’s device. There was already a known filing back in June...
  • Samsung GALAXY S4 is beautiful on the inside [Sponsored]

    Despite some strong competition in the Android space, the Samsung GALAXY S4 remains one of the best phones on the market. The 5” Full HD Super AMOLED screen may be gorgeous, but the real beauty of this device is on the inside. The GS4 has some seriously smart features...
  • This year in Android fragmentation

    OpenSignal has put together a report for the second year in a row showing the fragmentation between Android manufacturers and different versions of Android. It’s pretty scary not only how many different devices are released but just how much market share Samsung has alone, it also shows how little companies...
  • Review of the Samsung Galaxy S4, and how to win one

    I’ve been lucky enough to test out the new Samsung Galaxy S4, as part of Virgin Mobile Australia’s Handset Tester Team; and I’ve also been supplied a brand new GS4 from Vodafone to giveaway. I’ve been using the GS4 as my primary phone for about a month now, and...
  • Google to release a Galaxy S4 device with stock Android

    While it’s not being branded as an official Nexus device, Google will be releasing their own flavour of Samsung’s Galaxy S4 running stock Android Jellybean. The device will be available exclusively from Google Play in the USA for $649USD. There is no word yet on any Australian release dates...
  • Kogan and Harvey Norman are selling Samsung’s Galaxy S4 much cheaper than Samsung is

    If you’re in the market for Samsung’s new life companion, don’t waste your time buying one directly from Samsung – you will be ripping yourself off. Instead, grab one from Kogan if you can for $739, or if you can’t get one there in time, Harvey Norman is selling...
  • The Samsung Galaxy S4 Australian details (Hands-On)

    Wow, Samsung knows how to throw on a show – the Korean giant took over the Sydney Opera House last night to launch their new smartphone, the Galaxy S4 and did so in style, with a blue carpet for guests to walk, their very own blue roses and even projecting...

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