Samsung S Health app posted to the Play Store


Samsung has not been a manufacturer that makes many apps available to the Google Play Store, but the recent addition of the Samsung S Health app may be a sign that things are changing. Over the past couple years manufacturers have increasingly used the Play Store as a distribution channel for their proprietary apps, a move that saves consumers time in waiting for updates to be released as part of a device update. Samsung seems to have resisted that move, possibly due to their own app store being available to owners of their devices as well as their desire to maintain some control over their ecosystem. Read more

Samsung shows off the Galaxy S6’s power management features in new promo video


Earlier today, Samsung took to its official YouTube channel in order to share a new promotional video for its recently-launched Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge. In the short clip, the South Korean company highlights three of the device’s best power management features — Fast Charging, Wireless Charging and Ultra Power Saving Mode. It then goes on to call it the “smartphone of your dreams.”

Check it out after the break.

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Republic Wireless will pay you for your unused cellular data


I don’t know about you, but it seems like one of the U.S. carriers is offering a new promotion every day. It’s impossible to keep up with all of them, and I guess you have to thank T-Mobile for starting this trend.

Republic Wireless dropped a doozy yesterday by announcing they will pay customers for their unused cellular data. Most carriers sell data per month in 1 GB increments or 500 MB for entry level programs, but nobody uses exactly the data they purchased. There is always some left on the table at the end of the month.

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Retirement of old API results in Google TV versions 1 & 2 losing access to YouTube app


YouTube is an app that many of us take for granted, it seems to be available on virtually every electronic device from smartphones and tablets to gaming consoles and smart televisions. According to an updated support document, though, the range of supported devices will shrink a little from the end of April thanks to the retirement of YouTube’s old Data API.

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