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Samsung Slugs It Out With Apple For Consumers

Samsung Slugs It Out With Apple For Consumers

In the South Korean industrial town of Gumi, about a 45-minute helicopter ride southeast of here, Samsung Electronics factory workers, nearly all of them young women, are methodically applying the finishing touches on Galaxy S5s. The launch of Samsung's newest flagship smartphone on April 11 was a little over a week away, ...

Samsung Galaxy S5 Review

Samsung Galaxy S5 Review

I've been using the Samsung Galaxy S4 as my main mobile device for just about a year now (it launched in March 2013 and was made publically available in April 2013) and I like it – but to be as honest as possible, I don't love it. My main issues with the S4 have to do with the camera, battery life, ergonomics and ...

Amazon is Building a Custom Kindle Store for Samsung Galaxy Devices

Amazon is Building a Custom Kindle Store for Samsung Galaxy Devices

Samsung seems to be on a roll with bagging media partnerships for its Galaxy line of phones and tablets. First music streaming service Deezer, and now it's getting a custom-built Kindle book store in a deal with Amazon. Announced Thursday morning, the service also gives Galaxy owners referred to the service (starting with ...

Apple, Google, Microsoft and Samsung to Include Smartphone Anti-Theft Measures

Apple, Google, Microsoft and Samsung to Include Smartphone Anti-Theft Measures

With several states and municipalities considering various mandatory “kill-switch” laws for mobile devices, the wireless industry announced a voluntary commitment to include new anti-theft technology on phones starting next year. The commitment, announced Tuesday, has the backing of the five largest U.S. cellular ...

AT&T, Sprint and Verizon Remove Samsung Galaxy S5’s ‘Download Booster’

AT&T, Sprint and Verizon Remove Samsung Galaxy S5’s ‘Download Booster’

Samsung loves to pack its phones with tons of software features, but one that customers won't get to see almost anywhere in the US is the new "Download Booster," which combines a user's Wi-Fi and LTE connection to speed up downloads. US carriers aren't overly fond of anything that might increase customers' data usage unless ...

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – April 11, 2014

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – April 11, 2014

Samsung’s Galaxy S5 – available now through most major wireless carriers – is an awesome phone in many ways. But did you know that it can also double as a baby monitor? Samsung’s newest flagship phone features a “baby crying detector” that’s capable of setting off a vibrating alarm to let you know to check on ...

When is it Time to Upgrade Your Mobile Tech?

When is it Time to Upgrade Your Mobile Tech?

I have an iPad 2. I don’t use it very much, but it’s there for me whenever a new game comes out … or whenever my Macbook is just out of reach. The iPad 2 came out on March 11, 2011. In the grand scheme of things (and I’m not talking about the “cosmic calendar” from “Cosmos”), three years is nothing. But ...

Verizon Offers a 2-for-1 Deal on the Samsung Galaxy S5

Verizon Offers a 2-for-1 Deal on the Samsung Galaxy S5

Finally hopping on the bandwagon after Sprint, AT&T, T-Mobile and US Cellular have all had their say, Verizon is offering the Samsung Galaxy S5 on pre-order. The device will cost you $199.99 on a two-year deal, $599.99 sans commitment or for $25.55 monthly with Verizon Edge. Big Red also has an interesting side offer ...

The White House Isn’t Happy That Samsung Used Obama’s Selfie as an Ad

The White House Isn’t Happy That Samsung Used Obama’s Selfie as an Ad

Did you catch the selfie that the Red Sox's David Ortiz took with President Barack Obama? That was a great instance of cultural zeitgeist, wasn't it? However, Samsung also has a deal with Ortiz that let it use the shot (taken with a Galaxy Note 3) in a Twitter ad -- and the White House isn't very happy. The administration ...

Samsung’s Chase to Displace Apple America’s Most Talked About Brand

Samsung’s Chase to Displace Apple America’s Most Talked About Brand

Remember that picture above? Samsung was the sponsor behind Ellen DeGeneres’s headline-grabbing, record-breaking, Twitter-busting “selfie” at the Oscars. For Samsung, it was part of a much larger, longer-term march to become one of the most talked about brands in America. For quite a number of years running, Coke ...