Galaxy S8 and S8+ August security update rolling out in Canada

The Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ are receiving a software update with the August 2019 security patch in Canada. The Galaxy S8 and S8+ are the last of Samsung’s flagship phones on a monthly security update schedule to be getting the August security update. The Galaxy Note 10, Galaxy S10e/S10/S10+, …

Galaxy S8 helps in saving the lives of 20 people in the Philippines

News reports about smartphones are always about specifications and new features. We rarely come across stories that throw light on the impact of these pocket computers on our lives. In one such story, Samsung’s Galaxy S8 has helped in saving the lives of 20 people at sea in Cebu province, …

Samsung smartphones are now eligible for Xfinity Mobile’s BYOD plan

Samsung smartphones are now compatible with Xfinity Mobile’s bring your own device (BYOD) plan, the company announced on Tuesday. The Verizon-based Comcast wireless service now accepts unlocked Galaxy Note 9,S9, S9 Plus, Note 8, S8 and S8 Plus phones. It expects to expand the plan to more Android devices “later in 2019”. The Galaxy S10, and possibly the Galaxy Note …

Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ get QR code scanner with July 2019 update

Samsung detailed the security patch for the month of July 2019 today. The company rolled out some camera features with last month’s update including the ability to scan QR codes using the camera app itself. That will now be possible on the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ as well.The July …

Galaxy S8 receiving the June 2019 security patch now

We’re in the final week of this month and many of Samsung’s devices are just now receiving the latest security patch for this month. It’s the Galaxy S8’s turn today. Samsung has started rolling out the June 2019 security patch for the Galaxy S8.Samsung has rolled out the latest security …

Spotify isn’t playing nice with Galaxy smartphones

The Internet is rife with reports from Spotify customers claiming they’re unable to control audio playback from the lockscreen on their Galaxy smartphone, leaving them with no choice but to dive into the application whenever they want to skip or pause a track, which is frustrating to say the least.It …

You won’t believe this image of Saturn was taken on a Galaxy S8

South African astrophotographer Grant Petersen snapped a picture of the most recent occulation of Saturn and the moon using nothing more than a Galaxy S8 and a basic 8-inch Dobsonian telescope from his home base in Johannesburg — and the result is fascinating to say the least, with the image …

Galaxy S10 can now mirror notifications to your Windows PC

Last month, Microsoft started testing a new feature that allows Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S9 owners to view their handset’s notifications on their Windows PC — and now the firm has added support for the Galaxy Note 8, Galaxy Note 9 and Galaxy S10. At least, that’s the official statement. We …

Unlocked Galaxy S8 gets update with April 2019 security patch

Samsung has released the April security update for the unlocked Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+. The Galaxy S8 is the last device on the list of Galaxy flagships that are currently eligible for monthly security updates to be getting this month’s security patch. The update is rolling out in a number …