Samsung scales back R&D investment for the first time in 18 years

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Samsung spends large amounts of money on research and development (or R&D), and even in the face of disappointing sales last year still invested more in R&D than ever before[1], coming in second globally for its spending with an R&D budget of $14.1 billion while also leading the pack[…

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Galaxy S7 edge tip: put a file manager on your edge screen

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A recently released third-party edge panel puts a file manager on the edge screen of the Galaxy S7 edge[1] and last year’s Galaxy S6 edge[2] and Galaxy S6 edge+[3]. There’s been plenty of debate about how useful the edge screen on Galaxy devices is. …

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Apple Actively Working to ‘Double Down’ on iCloud Encryption

Apple is working to further harden iCloud security so that even it won’t be able to access user information stored on its data servers, The Wall Street Journal[1] has reported.According to yesterday’s report, which cites “people familiar with the matter”, Apple executives are actively considering how to harden iCloud…

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Samsung promises exceptional after-sales service to Galaxy S7 owners in Slovakia

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While Samsung is bundling the Gear VR for free with all Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge preorders[1] to improve the uptake of its flagship devices, Samsung Slovakia is going one step ahead. It is promising some exceptional after-sales service offers to customers who purchase the Galaxy S7[2] or …

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Pennsylvania man pleads guilty to hacking celebrity iCloud accounts

A Pennsylvania man has pleaded guilty to hacking celebrity iCloud accounts which allowed personal photos and videos to be published online. Ryan Collins faces up to five years in prison for the hack, which was often referred to as “The Fappening” …

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Streaming music service Deezer starts cranking out beats on the Apple Watch

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Streaming music service Deezer has launched an app that lets you access your music library, including your favorite tracks, playlists, and albums directly from your Apple Watch[1]. You can listen to tracks based on your mood, see your queue, play in …

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Moto X Pure Edition down to $299 at B&H, includes free microSD card

If you missed out on Motorola’s Moto X Pure Edition promotion, fret not, as B&H is selling the 16GB model for $299, $100 off its retail price. You also get the retailer’s Photo Video Smartphone Photo Bundle for free, which is valued at $60. The bundle includes a SanDisk Ultra…

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Cyanogen Inc continues to build their Dream Team, snatches up ChaOS ROM founder Clark Scheff

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posted on Jan 24th 2014 by Derek Ross Last night we reported that AOKP founder Roman Birg[1] would be joining CyanogenMod Inc. Today, we have confirmation that Clark Scheff[2], the founder of Chameleon ROM aka ChaOS[3], will also be joining the CyanogenMod team as a software engineer …

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Instagram switching to an algorithm-based feed ‘in the coming months’

Instagram today announced that it will now start showing moments on your timeline based on what the team believes “you will care about the most.” This means that just like Facebook, your Instagram timeline will no longer display posts from your friends sorted on the basis of the time they were…

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Pennsylvania Man Behind Hacking of Celebrity iCloud Accounts Pleads Guilty

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Ryan Collins, the 36-year-old Pennsylvania man behind the hacking of celebrity iCloud accounts in 2014, has signed a plea agreement and agreed to plead guilty to a violation of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, the Department of Justice announced (via Gawker).Collins spent two years (November 2012 to September 2014) engaged in a phishing …

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