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5 days ago

Galaxy S5 launch day tip: Disable S Voice shortcut for faster home button response

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As we enter Samsung Galaxy S5 launch day, here's a quick tip that applies to many Samsung phones including the newly-released GS5. If you've noticed your home button being a little less responsive than you'd expect out of the box, there's a good reason for that...

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5 days ago

Samsung Galaxy S5 available in 125 countries from today

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Samsung Galaxy S5

Gear Fit, Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo also going on general sale today

Today is the day. Samsung Galaxy S5 day. After weeks of waiting, pre-orders from various carriers and retailers across the world, today you can just head to a store, give someone some money and walk out with a new Galaxy S5.

Some folks got theirs early, sure. For example the UKs new Samsung Experience Stores were allowing pre-order customers to pick up their new phones yesterday evening. Also going on general sale – again, some folks have been able to get them early – are the Gear Fit, Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo wearables.

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5 days ago

Flop Fu: Physics Fighter Review

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Flop Fu Physics Fighter for Android character select

Fighting games can be difficult to adapt to touch-screen play. Developers either have to implement imprecise virtual controls or greatly simplified control schemes in order to make them work. But what if a fighting game maker actually made the controls unwieldy on purpose, kind of like Octodad: Deadliest Catch on PC? Then you’d get the very silly Flop Fu: Physics Fighter from GREE and G-labs.

Flop Fu is an Android-exclusive free-to-play one-on-one fighting game. With lots of characters, barely any in-app purchases, and real-time online multiplayer, it could almost pass as a serious fighting game… If everyone didn’t flop and fly insanely around using amped-up ragdoll physics. Bring your sense of humor along when downloading.

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5 days ago

Chrome Beta update lets you 'undo' a closed tab, adds support for some multi-window devices

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Chrome Beta

Quickly re-open that tab you accidentally closed while reading

Those of you on the beta track of Chrome on Android will be receiving an update today with a small, but useful, set of features. First up is the ability to "undo" an accidental tab closure — something that we're all used to being able to do on desktop browsers. Next is improvements to the video player, letting your phone or tablet make use of HTML5 full-screen video with subtitles and on-screen playback controls.

The update also includes support for the multi-window features on some devices (although which ones aren't specified), as well as support for sending some videos from the browser to Chromecast directly. The update is now available from the Play Store at the link above, so long as you're okay with moving over to the beta channel of the browser.

Source: Google Chrome Releases

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6 days ago

Age of Empires: World Domination coming to Android this summer

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Summer is about to get a lot better now that we know of a new mobile game coming to Windows Phone, Android and iOS. Fans of the Age of Empires series will be especially excited to learn of a new game coming. Microsoft and KLab have announced Age of Empires: World Domination for mobile coming this summer.

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6 days ago

How to take a screenshot on the Samsung Galaxy S5

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Galaxy S5 screenshot

Want to take a screenshot on your Galaxy S5? It's just a couple buttons — or a swipe — away

This Galaxy S5 trick is an old one, but a good one. And it's one you'll certainly want to use. For those of you who are coming to the Samsung Galaxy S5 from another Samsung Galaxy phone, you'll be right at home here. Taking a screenshot on the Galaxy S5 is exactly the same.

But for those of you who are coming over from an iPhone or another Android phone, it's a slightly different procedure. And Samsung's got one really cool trick up its sleeve.

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6 days ago

Here's how region-locking works on the European Samsung Galaxy S5

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Galaxy S5 region lock sticker

Samsung's new region-locking sticker isn't as scary as before, and actually explains what's going on

Think back to the launch of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 last year, and you might remember a bit of hubbub surrounding supposedly "unlocked" devices in some countries coming with a so-called region-lock. The situation eventually turned out not to be quite so bad as was first feared, with devices being fully unlocked if they were "activated" with a SIM from within the approved region.

The situation with the Galaxy S5's region lock is a bit different, and fortunately the sticker on the box fully explains what's going on this time.

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6 days ago

Amazon acquires digital comic provider comiXology

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Amazon has announced that it is acquiring digital comics platform comiXology for an undisclosed amount of money. Rising as a leader in digital comic distribution, comiXology is well known as one of the go-to places for comics across a variety of platforms.

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6 days ago

Samsung Galaxy S5 on AT&T, Verizon and Sprint lacking Download Booster feature

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Download Booster on Galaxy S5

Only T-Mobile and U.S. Cellular in the U.S. offering the Wifi and 4G LTE combined download tool

One of the many features Samsung crowed about when launching the Galaxy S5 in Barcelona was Download Booster. A hybrid of your Wifi and 4G LTE data connection, it's there to help you download large files faster. The good news if you're a T-Mobile customer is that you'll be able to use it. The bad news for folks on AT&T, Verizon and Sprint is that you can't.

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6 days ago

Facebook taking action against spammy posts in your News Feed

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Get ready to see fewer spam posts in your Facebook News Feed. Taking to its official blog, Facebook is letting everyone know that it's taking a harder stance on not showing posts that people deem "spammy." The new effort comes down to blocking out three main types of posts: Like-baiting, Frequently Circulated Content and Spammy Links.

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