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Best Cases for Orchid Gray Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus

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The Orchid Gray Galaxy S8 stands out in a sea of black and silver phones. Make sure to show it off even when using a case!

If you bought the Orchid Gray Galaxy S8 or S8+, you're faced with an all-too-familiar dilemma — do you forgo a case and risk damaging your brand new phone, or do you buy a case and cover the unique beauty of your phone?

Fortunately, you have several options to protect your phone without covering up the cool gray look of your phone. Didn't get the Orchid Gray model and regret it? One of these cases might be a good compromise. Get the peace of mind you need while showing off that flashy Orchid Gray with one of these cases!

Caseology Elite Armor

The Elite Armor case from Caseology offers rugged protection for your new phone that combines a shock-absorbing TPU sleeve with a hard PC cover on the back that's available to match your Orchid Gray phone.

This is a sleek option for those looking for a heavy duty case to match your phone's color. Raised bezels around the main camera and screen keep them protected from scratches. There are ample cutouts around the ports, along with covers over the buttons that don't affect their responsiveness.

Available for both the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+, if you're looking for a rugged case to match your phone, this is your best bet.


Spigen Thin Fit

Spigen's Thin Fit cases are designed for those who really don't want a case that adds bulk to their pocket carry. This case is designed to ensure an exact fit that mostly offers protection for the back, including the main camera.

It's a lightweight case that leaves the ports and buttons exposed for quick accessibility, but most importantly, it's available in Orchid Gray! You get basic protection against drops, scuffs, and scratches, while maintaining your phone's original look fairly well. It's also compatible with a screen protector and is available for both the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+.


Samsung S-View case with kickstand

The first of several Samsung cases on this list, the S-View is a very stylish and functional case option for both the Galaxy S8 and S8+. Available in Orchid Gray, this case features a translucent matte cover for protecting your screen, which also doubles as an adjustable stand for watching videos in landscape with the S8's 18.5:9 aspect ratio.

You're still able to interact with your screen with the cover in place, allowing you to swipe to control calls, music and more without having to unlock your phone.

One of the subtle benefits of buying a case from Samsung can be found on the back. A common gripe about the Galaxy S8 is the placement of the fingerprint scanner next to the camera. While most cases offer a bigger cutout that includes both the camera and the fingerprint scanner, Samsung has decided to give the fingerprint scanner a cutout of its own, which will make a world of difference when you're blindly trying to find it with your finger.

Available on Amazon for both the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+.


Spigen Ultra Hybrid case

If you'd rather see your actual phone through your case, Spigen's Ultra Hybrid clear case is a great option that will keep your phone protected while remaining crystal clear.

It's a very slim design that combines a TPU bumper with a PC back cover to provide great drop protection without adding bulk or covering up the design of your phone. It's available for both the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+, so make sure you click the right link for your phone.


Samsung Clear Cover case

Samsung also offers an ultra-slim clear case of its own, which is tinted to match — maybe even enhance? — the Orchid Gray color of your phone. It offers reinforced protection around the vulnerable corners, with cutouts around the bottom ports, side buttons, and a specific cutout around the fingerprint sensor on the back.

The Orchid Gray option only seems to be available for the Galaxy S8, so S8+ owners will have to look elsewhere.


Samsung LED View Wallet case

Last but certainly not least we've got the Samsung LED View Wallet case. The key feature here is the programmable LED panel on the screen cover, which connects to your phone and displays notifications, incoming calls, and lets you tap or swipe to interact with your phone without opening the cover. The inside portion of the LED cover doubles as a wallet, offering a card slot.

There's a lot to like about the LED Wallet cover. It offers protection, feels good in the hand, doubles as a card holder, and is also available in Orchid Gray. It also automatically wakes your phone when you open the cover and will put it to sleep when you close it. And because it was designed in-house by Samsung, you should have no issues with fit and your phone should pop into place securely.

Samsung's LED View case is available on Amazon for both the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+.


How are you planning to protect your phone?

Which cases have you been eyeing for your Samsung Galaxy S8? Or do you think cases are a waste of money? Lets talk about it in the comments below!

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4 days ago

Samsung issues 'urgent update' to fix Device Quality Agent error

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Samsung is releasing a patch for an annoying bug that kept people from enjoying their Galaxy S8s.

Samsung has issued an "urgent new software update" to fix a problem some of its Galaxy S8 customers were experiencing with a software component called Device Quality Agent, or DQA.

After downloading a day-one software update, many Galaxy S8 owners in the U.S. and Canada began seeing an error every 30-seconds to a minute with the notice that "DQA keeps stopping." DQA is that Device Quality Agent, and it keeps tabs on Wi-Fi quality throughout the device. The temporary fix was to Force Close the DQA app itself, or to disable Wi-Fi, but neither were long-term solutions. Thankfully, Samsung issued the small urgent update through its Galaxy Apps store starting April 24, and it should roll out to all Galaxy S8 owners in due time to fix the issue.

This is the second time in a week that Samsung has had to deal with a small but vocal minority of customers complaining that a bug had beset their new smartphone. Previously, Samsung announced that it would issue a software update to correct a red tint problem on some of its AMOLED displays.

Did you experience the "DQA keeps stopping" bug? Let us know if the update fixed the problem!

Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+

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4 days ago

Six things you need to do immediately after getting the Galaxy S8

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Take some time to make your Galaxy S8 yours.

There's a lot going on inside the Galaxy S8. From the new design, which does away with much of the front bezels, to the relocation of the fingerprint sensor to the back of the phone, the S8 is all new. But there are some holdovers from previous versions of the Galaxy lineup, including a number of software features that were present in previous iterations, updated and brought over to the S8.

To make the transition to the Galaxy S8 an easy experience, here's a list of six things you should do right after getting the phone and turning it on.

1. Make sure the navigation buttons are to your liking

If you're coming from another Galaxy phone, you may not feel the need to change the order of the virtual home buttons, but anyone else may be confused and irritated by the fact that the back button is to the right of the home key on the Galaxy S8.

The good news is that you can change where those buttons live just by going straight into the settings and making a quick switch. While you're there, be sure to pick a background color for your new virtual home and check 'Unlock with Home button' if you want to make unlocking the phone much easier.

How to switch the position of the navigation buttons on the Galaxy S8

2. Set up your preferred unlock method

There are a ridiculous number of ways to unlock your Galaxy S8, and you should take some time after setting it up to try them all out and discover which one works best for you.

Because the Galaxy S8's fingerprint sensor is on the back of the phone, it may be difficult to reach for some people and requires the phone to be picked up from a table to unlock it. So it's a good idea to experiment with two new unlocking features — facial recognition and iris scanning — to see whether or not they suit your needs.

Of course, if neither of them do the trick, a simple wearable should suffice, but either way we'd recommend trying to get face recognition working, since it's nearly as fast and accurate as a fingerprint — and you don't even need to touch the phone.

Oh, and while you're in there setting up the face unlock or iris scanner, do yourself a favor and enable the feature that starts scanning immediately after the screen turns on. It's called "Iris unlock when screen turns on" or "Face unlock when screen turns on" in their respective setup areas.

The difference between iris scanning and face unlocking on the Galaxy S8

3. Enable 'Secure Startup'

It's great to have myriad ways to unlock your Galaxy S8, but great security is your responsibility, especially since, increasingly, your phone is your life and your lifeline.

One way to prevent unwanted hands or eyes on your data — even the notifications on your lock screen — is to enable Secure Startup, which requires a PIN or pattern before you even reach the Android lock screen. This ensures that if your phone is stolen or lost while it's off, no one will be able to see any personal information, since the phone's content is completely encrypted until after the secure unlock code is entered.

Understanding Direct Boot on Android

4. Tame that TouchWIZ launcher

The launcher on the Galaxy S8 is actually pretty darn good, but it can get better pretty quickly. The first way is to give yourself one of Samsung's beautiful Infinity Wallpapers, which shift and luxuriate as you move through the various screens. But unlike other live wallpapers, the Infinity Wallpapers also extend to your lock screen and always-on display, which makes spending some time choosing the right one even more essential.

The TouchWIZ Home launcher is also pretty customizable: You can enable an app drawer button if you'd prefer not to swipe up or down to get to your list of apps, and you can change the home screen grid to 5x5 to fit more on the screen at once. Finally, you can hold down on any home screen to align the icons to the top left or bottom right — or leave them strewn all over the place — to suit your desire for order or lack thereof.

5. Learn your gestures

There must be some advantage to moving the fingerprint sensor to the back of the phone, right? Well, Samsung allows you to use it to activate the notification shade by swiping down on that fingerprint sensor. The feature isn't enabled by default, so you're going to want to head to the phone's settings and go to Advanced features and enable Finger sensor gestures.

It seems like a nothing add-on, but once you enable it you'll realize how convenient it is to be able to swipe down on the fingerprint sensor to check notifications, especially right after unlocking the screen.

More: How to quickly get to the GS8 camera with the power button

6. Don't waste that screen space

The Galaxy S8 has a new, taller screen, and some apps don't support that extra vertical space out of the box. But it's easy to force them to — just head to the settings, go to Display and Full screen apps and check off the ones you want to force to fill the whole screen.

Some apps don't look perfect when stretched, but we haven't noticed any that look downright wrong, and that's all we can really ask for, at least until developers build in support for this new, taller format.

In an 18:9 world, we need a new way to quantify screen size

Your turn

What are some of your essential out-of-the-box Galaxy S8 tips and tricks? Let us know in the comments!

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4 days ago

Best VR Headset for Star Trek: Bridge Crew

Make sure you have the VR Headset which offers the most complete experience for Star Trek: Bridge Crew.

One of the most anticipated VR games of the last couple years is finally coming out soon. You should get ready for the launch by picking a good VR Headset to complete the experience.

Read more at VR Heads!

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4 days ago

Save 20% on all dbrand skins, including the new Black Dragon option, today only

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Celebrating the launch of its new Black Dragon skin, dbrand is offering 20% off all skins for one day!

Today is your chance to save 20% on any dbrand skin, and any order over $20 qualifies for free shipping anywhere in the world. Whether you are looking for a skin (like the awesome new Black Dragon option) for your new phone, tablet, laptop or even gaming console, you'll want to check out the awesome selection from dbrand. The skins are made using a high-quality 3M material, and the precision cuts ensure that the skins fit your device perfectly.

You can mix and match colors, textures, and more to find the combination that you like the most, and if you are struggling with the installation, dbrand has a bunch of great videos to help you along the way. It isn't often that these go on sale, and this offer is about to end, so you'll want to act quick.

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4 days ago

How to customize the Galaxy S8 navigation bar and home button

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Galaxy S8 soft keys

It's easy to change the color or swap the order of your Galaxy S8's software keys.

The move to on-screen keys in the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ opens up new possibilities for customization. Unlike capacitive and hard keys, the GS8's buttons and status bar — the back, home and recent apps keys you see at the bottom of the screen — are part of the display, and can be controlled through Samsung's software.

And it turns out there are a few neat ways in which you can personalize your Galaxy S8's buttons. Here's how:

Background color

Navigation bar options

As the name suggests, the background color option allows you to set the hue of the lower area behind the on-screen buttons. By default, it's white, though it's worth noting that this setting only affects Samsung's own apps — standard Android apps will use the regular black background or whichever color the app's developer specifies.

There are a few pre-selected colors for you to choose from, or you can tap the color wheel to pick one of your own.

Unlock with Home button

The Unlock with Home button option is self-explanatory. By default, pressing the virtual home button while the screen is off takes you to the lock screen, where you can swipe to unlock using pattern, PIN, face unlock, or irises. (Or simply swipe to unlock if you're using Android's Smart Lock feature.)

With this option enabled, your phone will unlock immediately — after first checking your face, irises, or asking you for a PIN or pattern. (With Smart Lock, you'll simply press to unlock.)

Note: This setting won't affect how the fingerprint scanner works. If you have fingerprint unlock set up, unlocking via the fingerprint scanner will always bypass the lock screen.

Button layout

Button layout

By default, the Galaxy S8's keys are arranged in the same order as older Samsung phones — recents - home - back. If you're used to the button layout used by most other Android phones — back - home - recents — you may want to switch to this layout.

How to switch the position of the navigation buttons on the Galaxy S8

Home button sensitivity

This one's self-explanatory: You've got five levels of sensitivity to choose from to decide how hard you'll need to press the screen for the GS8 to register a hard press on the home key.

Obviously, this only applies to hard presses such as when you're unlocking the phone or using the home button from within a full-screen app where the soft keys are invisible.

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4 days ago

Xiaomi's phones aren't coming to the U.S. or UK anytime soon

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Xiaomi doesn't want to jeopardise its position in Asian markets by stretching itself too thin.

Erstwhile Xiaomi VP Hugo Barra announced back in August 2016 that the company would make its debut in the U.S. market "in the near future." We haven't heard much about the Chinese manufacturer's global plans since then, but it looks like customers in Western countries will have to wait awhile to get their hands on Xiaomi's phones.

In an interview with Engadget, Xiaomi's current global VP Wang Xiang said that there are no plans to launch the the Mi 6 in the U.S. or European markets, with Xiaomi instead prioritizing the 30 countries it currently serves:

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4 days ago

T-Mobile picks up 1.1 million new customers in Q1 2017 as net income rises 46%

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T-Mobile continues to gain momentum with its unlimited plans.

T-Mobile has announced that it picked up 1.1 million new customers — 914,000 postpaid and 386,000 prepaid additions from MetroPCS — in Q1 2017. The carrier also saw a 11% increase in overall revenue to $9.6 billion, with year-on-year net income increasing by 46% to $698 million.

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4 days ago

Google launches second-gen Jump camera for filming VR

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Google has launched the second-gen Jump and the Jump Start initiative, which gets the appropriate tech for making VR into the hands of content creators.

Google is certainly not backing down from virtual reality any time soon. In fact, it's announced the next generation of the Jump camera for capturing three-dimensional 360 video.

The second-gen Jump camera — preceded only by the GoPro Odyssey — comes packed with 17 Yi Halo 4K-capable cameras. Seventeen! There are 16 cameras continuously arranged around the device, in addition to an upward facing camera to help with image continuity. The camera also boasts 100 minutes of continuous recording, as well as a companion Android app that acts as a remote control and features a live preview.

Google has also announced Jump Start, aimed at getting the right tools into the hands of prolific virtual reality content creators. From Google's blog:

To get Jump cameras into the hands of more filmmakers than ever before, today we're also announcing Jump Start. Jump Start gives selected filmmakers both free access to a Jump camera and free unlimited use of the Jump Assembler for their VR film. Over the next year, the program will give over 100 creators these tools and enable them to make their vision a reality. Applications to Jump Start open today, and filmmakers have until May 22nd to apply.

The Xiaomi-backed Halo cameras have also been built to work seamlessly with Jump Manager, the Mac-only app that syncs up the rig to Google's cloud-based service for converting raw footage into VR videos and photos. The second-gen Jump is on sale this summer and you can register your email if you're interested in making your own virtual reality content with the device.

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4 days ago

Google is tweaking ongoing casting notifications to be more informative

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You'll still see it in your notification shade, but now it tells you if someone's casting content.

Google's wireless, in-network casting abilities are one of the better parts of subscribing to the Android ecosystem, which is why the company's continually tweaking it to work better. Android Police reports that there are some minor changes rolling out that will hopefully make it easier for multi-device households to use casting.

At present, if you're streaming something, say, from your Google Home in the kitchen, anyone else with an Android device connected to the same network could see that there's an active casting session somewhere in the house, but not whether it was them doing the casting or someone else. As a result, having this alert made omnipresent in the notification shade means there were often accidental stops for whatever's streaming, simply because it wasn't informative about who was streaming.

Google's apparently working on making this notification more explicit. The feature isn't live for everyone just yet, but it appears to be slowly rolling out. Swipe down, and you'll see that a device is casting on the Wi-Fi network. There are still buttons for starting and stopping the stream, but you don't have to touch those if you don't want to. And it's nice so that if you're watching TV with other Android users, for instance, they can stop the stream if needed without unlocking your personal device.

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5 days ago

Best Tempered Glass Screen Protectors for Samsung Galaxy Tab S3

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What's the best screen protector for the Galaxy Tab S3?

If you're going to bother getting a screen protector for your Galaxy Tab S3, then you'll want to go with tempered glass. If it cracks or chips, it won't turn into sharp, scratchy shards of death; it'll become blunt bits, so your screen will stay pristine. That being said, tempered glass is very strong, so you'd be hard-pressed to mess it up without much force.

Here are the best tempered glass screen protectors for your Galaxy Tab S3.

Pleson

Pleson

Pleson's tempered glass screen protector for the Tab S3 is made to fit perfectly. Its precise laser cut means that your whole screen is protected — no more, no less. Pleson glass features an oleophobic (oil-resistant) and hydrophobic (water-resistant) coating, as well as a surface that repels dirt and dust, so you shouldn't see fingerprints and if water hits your screen, it'll just bead and roll off.

Pleson offers a lifetime warranty, so if anything goes wrong (within reason), you'll receive a replacement.

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Supershieldz

Supershieldz

Supershieldz is an old standby for tempered glass screen protectors. It makes quality protectors that are perfectly clear and maintain all the touch sensitivity you'd want and expect from a quality tempered glass screen protector. Like all great protectors, Supershieldz features and anti-scratch and anti-fingerprint coating, so you won't have to constantly wipe your screen with your shirt.

Supershieldz Amazon ad says the protector fits the Tab S2, but it will also definitely fit your Galaxy Tab S3.

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Yoozon

Yoozon

Yoozon's tempered glass screen protector is Amazon's current number one new release for the Galaxy Tab S3. It's 0.33mm thick, which makes for optimal clarity and full touch sensitivity, and like any great tempered glass screen protector, it's laser cut, so it fits your Tab S3 precisely.

Yoozon offers a two-pack for $12, and you get a lifetime replacement or refund warranty.

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Spigen

Spigen

Spigen makes great phone cases and that has translated well to tempered glass screen protectors. This two-pack is only about $14 and it features a dust-resistant and oleophobic coating to prevent fingerprints and keep your Tab S3's screen nice, clean, and pristine. This protector features rounded edges, which is perfect if you like to keep your Galaxy Tab S3 in a case.

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IQ Shield

IQ Shield

IQ Shield is known for making excellent screen protectors, and this tempered glass protector for your Galaxy Tab S3 keep with tradition in reliable fashion. IQ Shield promises almost 100% clarity and perfect touch sensitivity, so once you install it, you shouldn't even notice it's there. IQ Shields are made from ballistic tempered glass, which is very resistant to impact, so it's difficult to shatter, meaning your screen stays protected and in one piece.

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Do you use a screen protector?

Do you use a screen protector on your tablets? Which one are you using on your Tab S3? Let us know in the comments below.

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5 days ago

Google Maps now automatically translates reviews to your language

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Now you're speaking my language!

Google Maps is a fantastic tool to have when traveling in a foreign country, and now it's even better as Google is automatically translating place reviews to the language you have set on your device. While you could of course always copy a review written in the local language and bring it over to a translation app, it's simpler when Google does the work for you.

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5 days ago

Galaxy S8 pre-orders were 30% higher than Galaxy S7's record number

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People are turning out in droves to buy the Galaxy S8.

The Galaxy S8 and S8+ have been received very positively, and it seems consumers are responding by opening up their wallets as well. Samsung has announced that pre-orders for the Galaxy S8 and S8+ were a full 30% higher than the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge last year, which in itself was a previous record.

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5 days ago

How to enable or disable the LG G6's camera roll — and why you may want to leave it off

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LG G6

The LG G6 lets you see a scrolling strip of recent photos, but you may want to leave it off for quicker camera load times.

The LG G6 has a lot of neat features that utilize the taller 18:9 aspect ratio, letting you see more at once. One of those can be found in the camera app. The filmstrip view — officially called "camera roll" — gives you a scrolling vertical strip of recent photos off to the left of your main viewfinder. It's a great way to use up some of that extra height, since the sensor itself shoots in 4:3 natively.

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5 days ago

New Galaxy S8 software update aims to fix your red display

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It's hard to ship software that makes everyone happy.

We already cleared the air on the Galaxy S8 "red screen" situation that was unfortunately overblown at the start, but even still, Samsung is releasing a software update to further mitigate the so-called issue. Though only a small number of Galaxy S8 displays have a rather red tint to them and the issue can be mitigated with some tweaking of the built-in settings to have the screen looking just how you like it, Samsung will roll out an update this week to further fix the problem.

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