Smartphones

Does Google Think Gen Z Is the Answer to Its Green Text Woes?

Will Android and Apple ever play nice? Photo: Florence Ion / Gizmodo This week, alongside a massive unveiling of brand new foldable devices and accessories from Samsung, Google put out its own ad campaign in an attempt to rally the troops against Apple’s tyrannical reign on messaging. Google’s #getthemessage campaign hopes to stoke the flames …

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Everyone Should Be Using iOS 16’s Safety Check Feature

Photo: rafapress (Shutterstock) With iOS 16, Apple is bringing even more privacy-focused features to your iPhone. We’ve already discussed Lockdown Mode, which protects your data when you suspect you may be targeted by a sophisticated cyber attack. Not exactly a universal use case—but another new feature, Safety Check, can benefit anyone with an iPhone. It …

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The Modular Gamevice Flex Controller Wants You to Keep Your Phone in Its Case

The biggest challenge facing the growing number of clamp-on gamepads that promise to turn your smartphone into a handheld console is their limited compatibility, especially when it comes to fitting your phone. The Gamevice Flex wants to change that with a modular design that can be reconfigured to support almost any phone, even when inside …

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Samsung Finally Unveils Self-Repair Kits, But Only For a Few Phone Models

Photo: JUNG YEON-JE/AFP (Getty Images) Samsung has taken its first, tentative baby steps in the path toward giving users the option to self repair their devices. These new repair kits are only available for a few select models, and new parts could still cost a pretty penny. On Tuesday, the company shared its new repair …

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5 Great Features You Only Get in Samsung’s Version of Android

While the device care utilities will always be running in the background to look out for problems, you can also tap the Optimize now button to perform a manual optimization—very handy if you think there might be a few issues with your smartphone. The optimization process includes looking for duplicate or large files on your …

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Samsung aims for foldable phone sales to overtake those of its now-dead but very popular Note devices

Samsung Electronics Co. said it is aiming for sales of its foldable phones to surpass its now-discontinued Note series of smarpthones as it looks to boost profitabiltiy for its mobile division. SeongJoon Cho | Bloomberg | Getty Images Samsung is hoping to take its foldable phones mainstream, saying Thursday that it’s aiming for sales of …

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