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Bloatware Rant

Have you gotten rid  of your phone's bloatware? If not, which preinstalled apps do you currently have on your device, and why? Let us know in the comments.

Try These 10 Unobvious Galaxy S7 Features

The Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge are packed with so many features that sometimes a few will go overlooked. Jared went through to find some of the most useful features and highlighted them in this video. Display Scaling Condense the DPI on your device to fit more information on your display with a simple app called Display Scaling....

Report: No future for Android Wear in Samsung’s Watches

UPDATE: When Engadget asked Samsung to comment on the issue, the company denied that they were abandoning Android Wear. ' "We disagree with Fast Company's interpretation. Samsung has not made any announcement concerning Android Wear and we have not changed our commitment to any of our platforms." ' A new report is coming from Fast Company stating that "no...

Samsung’s Good Lock Contains a Small and Glorious Island of Vanilla Android

After Samsung announced the Galaxy S7 Edge, I wound up preordering one. When it came in (early, thanks T-Mobile) I was greeted with my first taste of Samsung’s Marshmallow TouchWiz. My Note5 just got 6.0.1 today (No thanks T-Mobile.) Overall things were fairly similar between the Lollipop and Marshmallow builds of TouchWiz. However, one thing...

2015 Samsung Lock Bypass Exploit Details Revealed

In December of 2015 an exploit was revealed on Twitter that showed a Samsung Galaxy S6 lock screen being bypassed. https://twitter.com/rpaleari/status/674983960162787328 Not much was revealed at the time other than the proof of concept. Now that the disclosure period has expired the details are making their way out to the public. The exploit was pushed to Github on Monday...

Samsung Advanced UI: This New TouchWiz UI is a Giant Leap Forward, Two Steps Back

It feels like Samsung wants to make us scratch our heads and wonder what it is doing quite often and today is no different. Late last night a discovery on the Galaxy S7 subreddit led me to trying out a new application for the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge. It is not quite “new” since...

SCOTUS to Hear Apple v. Samsung Patent Case

The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) announced this morning that they will hear part of the patent dispute between Apple and Samsung. The order, published on the Supreme Court web site, limits the hearing by SCOTUS though to only the second of two questions presented. Samsung filed the request back on December 14th...

There is Native DPI Scaling Hidden in the Galaxy S7

My biggest pet peeve of Android is the DPI scaling (size the content is rendered on screen) that Google and other OEM’s choose for their devices. Large, beautiful displays are often marred by an endless array of status bar icons, thumb sized icons and huge UI elements. So when the Android N preview launched with the...

Unlikeliest of Heroes John Legere Working to Free the S7

Many of us, awoke yesterday to discover the unfortunate news that the Snapdragon 820 variants of the S7 and S7 Edge would likely not see any development support due to the bootloader, which in case you missed it can be read about here. For the foreseeable future it looked like the S7 would be one...

Samsung Knox Customization Hands On & Demo at MWC 2016

Our coverage is from MWC 2016 is still going strong. XDA TV Host TK found some interesting initiatives from Samsung. While Knox may be a bad word to us enthusiasts, but businesses love the features. In this video TK shows of some of Samsung’s interesting Knox Customization initiatives. Check out this video to learn more. In case...

Live Feed: Samsung Galaxy S7 Event

Join us for live coverage of the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge as they launch at MWC. S7

Vulkan API Means More Control and Alternative to OpenGL [UPDATED]

Thankfully, the press release and materials on the Vulkan web site give us a wealth of information to start answering some of those basic questions that may be out there. First and foremost, Vulkan is not a replacement for OpenGL or OpenGL ES. It is an alternative approach to graphics development, one where much more of...