LastPass gets a material update on Android

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The LastPass password manager app for Android got an update this week to incorporate Google’s Material Design philosophy for Android. As part of the announcement of LastPass’s update, the company also announced they were partnering with Samsung to offer a premium upgrade to buyers of the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge as part of the Samsung Galaxy Gifts program.
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Samsung hypes unboxing the Galaxy S6 with new ‘Anticipation’ commercial

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Today, millions of people around the world will have a Galaxy S6 or Galaxy S6 Edge in their hands for the first time. The feeling of unboxing either device, or any device for that matter, cannot be described any better than with the word “anticipation.” Samsung has decided to show that feeling in a new television commercial that captures all moments of anticipation. The commercial covers moments like blowing out a birthday cake or preparing to perform on stage. It closes with excitement all around and everyone interacting with their Samsung devices.

Hit the break for the commercial.


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Samsung wants to use bitcoin technology in new applications

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Bitcoin was all the rage a year or so ago, but its price is down by almost 50%. There still could be a future for the currency, but Samsung thinks the technology behind it is worth more to them.

They are currently working with International Business Machines Corp to bring bitcoin’s technology to new applications. It’s the bitcoin blockchain that interests them. It’s a public ledger that shows all bitcoin transactions in chronological order. This technology could be tweaked to show ownership for other assets using a network of computers or mobile phones.


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Samsung will launch Avengers-themed accessories for the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge

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Back when Samsung unveiled the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge, consumers quickly edited an image of the Emerald Green Galaxy S6 Edge to include a photo of the Hulk.

At that time, Samsung Mobile global marketing lead, Lee Young-hee, suggested that they might offer an Avengers Edition of the phone assuming they could strike a deal with Marvel to include themed wallpapers and such. Now Samsung Electronics Vice President of Design for Samsung Mobile Lee Min-hyuk is saying that fans will be able to enjoy cases based on each character in the upcoming Avengers movie.


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You can join the hunt to win one of 8 Samsung Galaxy S6 handsets hidden across 8 UK cities

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Today being April 10th, it’s fair to say that Samsung’s vast marketing department will be working overtime to keep the launch of the Galaxy S6 front and center in the media. And what better way to do so than getting the public involved via Twitter for a chance to win one of eight Galaxy S6 handsets that have been hidden in eight cities across the UK?


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Samsung’s Galaxy S6 sales off to a blistering start; T-Mobile claims their Galaxy S6 sales have nearly doubled their total sales of the Galaxy S5

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If T-Mobile’s sales are indicative of how the other carriers are faring, the little traction and sales Samsung may have lost last year with their Galaxy S5 are now nothing to worry about considering the numbers their new Galaxy S6 is putting up. According to T-Mobile, sales of the Galaxy S6 have already nearly doubled the total sales of the previous S5. Consumers have wanted Samsung to change things up a bit as they viewed the S4 and S5 as minor iterations rather than a new device. With the new S6, Samsung decided to finally change things up a bit with a revamped look and finally parted with their plastic materials and opted for a more “premium” look/feel. The reviews of the S6 have bode very well for Samsung and it seems nothing will slow this train down.

What do you guys think of the S6? I know not everyone is on board with Samsung’s decision to go with glass and removing expandable storage alongside the removable battery (including myself), but it is refreshing to see Samsung listening to it’s critics and changing things up a bit.

source: T-Mobile