As Apple’s battle over encryption heats up, we are starting to see more and more companies’ true stance on protecting user’s privacy. Most companies have sided with Apple, even their enemy Samsung, but Amazon seems to be on the other side of the debate.
It’s bad news for Nook fans in the UK because Barnes and Noble has announced that it will stop selling its digital content in the country from March 15 . This means that the Nook Store, the Nook Reading App for Android (or iOS), and the company’s UK website will cease to operate from the date mentioned. To soften the blow, Barnes and Noble says it has partnered up with the UK supermarket brand, Sainsbury’s, to bring the ‘vast majority‘ of purchased books to the retailer’s ‘Entertainment on Demand’ service. Read more
Dell did a pretty poor job naming the Venue 8 7000, but that doesn’t mean it’s not a solid tablet, especially at the right price. It’s got a slick design, great hardware, and a unique camera set-up that uses Intel’s RealSense tech that tracks motion, and a relatively untouched version of Android. And now, Dell has cut a significant $200 off the price of the tablet, bringing it down into a very affordable price range. Read more
If you reside in the UK and own an Amazon Fire 7-inch tablet or Fire Kids Edition 7-inch tablet, you may want to stop using the charger supplied with the device because Amazon UK has just issued a Voluntary Recall and Exchange Programme for the adapter. The retailer has determined that there is a risk of electrical shock when the charger is removed from the wall socket, with the possibility that its assembly, or casing, may detach from the rest of the plug. Read more
Lots of Galaxy users including myself have been waiting patiently for Android 6.0. Not too far back we heard that the update began rolling out to unlocked Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge units. Samsung’s latest Galaxy S7 duo will have it pre-loaded.
After all the excitement of MWC 2016 that saw the announcements of flagship devices such as the stylish Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge, the modular LG G5, and Xiaomi’s budget-busting Mi 5, we are back to our normal daily routine. Thanks to Samsung’s habit of releasing new devices almost every other week, though, that doesn’t mean we will be short on leaks and rumours. Speaking of which, renders of a couple of its latest low to mid-range tablets, the Galaxy Tab A 7.0 and Galaxy Tab E 7.0 have emerged. Read more
Samsung just announced that they have begun rolling out the Android security patch update for the month of February. Devices receiving the update reportedly include the Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge, Galaxy S6 Edge+, Galaxy S5, Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy Note 4, and both the Galaxy Tab S and Tab S2.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 owners with the Verizon LTE model can now install the latest security patches for the month of February.
Remember the mid-nineties when computers had 320MB of storage, 8MB of RAM and used a processor that was clocked around 66MHz? Those days are long gone, now we have smartphones with multi-core processors, multiple gigabytes of storage and RAM. Last year Samsung began producing 128GB Universal Flash Storage (UFS) 2.0 modules, with its Galaxy S6 series of handsets the first to make use of this ultra quick storage technology. Today sees the Korean company announce it has started production of 256GB UFS 2.0 chips. Read more
At MWC 2016, Lenovo unveiled a trio of budget-friendly Android-powered tablets — the TAB3 7, TAB3 8 and TAB3 10. The first two slates are aimed at regular consumers looking to pick up a functional 7- or 8-inch device without breaking the bank, while the latter was constructed for use in the business sector.