• Tuesday Poll: Which Phone Would You Choose After the Galaxy Note 7?

    Tuesday Poll: Which Phone Would You Choose After the Galaxy Note 7?

    This morning, shortly after Samsung announced that it had permanently ended the life of the Galaxy Note 7, we shared with you a handful of phones that would be solid replacements.While none can fully match the feature set of the Galaxy Note 7 (How sad is that, by the way?
  • Carriers Yank Galaxy Note 7 as Samsung Halts Production

    Carriers Yank Galaxy Note 7 as Samsung Halts Production

    T-Mobile is "temporarily suspending all sales of the new Note 7 and exchanges for replacement Note 7 devices.Just don't expect to go home with another Note 7.
  • Swap Your Note 7 for Another Samsung Phone, Get $100

    Swap Your Note 7 for Another Samsung Phone, Get $100

    ET today, consumers can choose between two options: swap your Note 7 for another Samsung phone and receive up to $100 in credit, or hand in the device for a refund or a non-Samsung smartphone and get $25.The move, approved by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), comes after Samsung this week halted production and sales of the exploding products.
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Recall Will Cost Company Billions

    Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Recall Will Cost Company Billions

    14 statement, Samsung estimated that the recall of its Galaxy Note smartphone will cost the company as much as $3 billion over the next several quarters.The recall of Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 smartphone is likely to cost to the South Korean company about $3 billion over the next several months, according to a statement released Oct.
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Recall Will Cost Company Billions

    Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Recall Will Cost Company Billions

    14 statement, Samsung estimated that the recall of its Galaxy Note smartphone will cost the company as much as $3 billion over the next several quarters.The recall of Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 smartphone is likely to cost to the South Korean company about $3 billion over the next several months, according to a statement released Oct.
  • DOT Bans Galaxy Note 7 on Airplanes

    DOT Bans Galaxy Note 7 on Airplanes

    Airline passengers can no longer transport the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 in carry-on or checked luggage when flying, according to the US Department of Transportation, which today classified the device as hazardous material.If you try to hide it in checked luggage, you may be subject to criminal prosecution and fines, the DOT says.
  • Report: Note 7 Batteries Tested In-House

    Report: Note 7 Batteries Tested In-House

    The sometimes explosive batteries used to power Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 smartphones were reportedly tested in the company's own lab.Before selling smartphones via US carriers, a manufacturer must assess its batteries at one of 28 labs certified by mobile trade group CTIA.
  • Samsung Sets Up Note 7 Trade-In Kiosks at Airports

    Samsung Sets Up Note 7 Trade-In Kiosks at Airports

    As in the US, Aussie passengers are no longer permitted to take a Galaxy Note 7—switched on or turned off—on a flight from Oz.For those leaving Australia for an extended period of time—or permanently—Samsung will, "where possible," exchange the Note 7 for another Samsung phone—either at the terminal before departure or at your destination.
  • Look for On-Screen iPhone Home Button if Physical One Breaks

    Look for On-Screen iPhone Home Button if Physical One Breaks

    One of the most notable iPhone 7 design changes was Apple's introduction of a force-sensitive home button that uses haptic feedback to mimic traditional presses.What happens, however, when the home button stops working?
  • The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Lawsuits Have Begun

    The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Lawsuits Have Begun

    The lawsuits over Samsung's exploding Galaxy Note 7 smartphones have begun.All three purchased their Note 7s in late August, about a week or so before Samsung announced a recall.
  • Study: Weak Signals Crush Intel iPhones

    Study: Weak Signals Crush Intel iPhones

    If you want the best iPhone 7, you need to get the one with a Qualcomm modem.At -110dBm on Band 4, the Qualcomm iPhone pushed 100Mbps while the Intel iPhone only reached 60Mbps, the report says.
  • Google Pixel XL More Difficult to Repair Than iPhone 7

    Google Pixel XL More Difficult to Repair Than iPhone 7

    In fact, its repairability score of six out of 10 is lower than that of the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, both of which earned a seven out of 10.The Pixel XL lost points because of the phone's "thin, poorly supported" display assembly and press-fit notches, which make removing the midframe "laborious.
  • Samsung Discount Offer Confirms Note 8

    Samsung Discount Offer Confirms Note 8

    Today's announcement, in Korean, indicates that the company remains committed to the Note lineup, and specifically mentions the Galaxy S8 and Note 8.To take advantage of the discount program, Note 7 owners will first have to trade in their device for a Galaxy S7.
  • iOS 10.1 Launches With Bokeh Camera Effect for iPhone 7 Plus

    iOS 10.1 Launches With Bokeh Camera Effect for iPhone 7 Plus

    1, which brings a load of changes, including Portrait Camera for the iPhone 7 Plus.According to the update release notes, the new Portrait Camera "creates a depth effect that keeps your subject sharp while creating a beautifully blurred background.
  • Apple Sees Weaker iPhone Sales Amidst Trouble in China

    Apple Sees Weaker iPhone Sales Amidst Trouble in China

    That surge was much larger than the demand increase following the iPhone 5s release, he said, and it isn't something that the company was able to replicate with the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, which were released on Sept.16.
  • Microsoft Stops Selling Windows 7 Pro, 8.1 to PC Makers

    Microsoft Stops Selling Windows 7 Pro, 8.1 to PC Makers

    It's the end of an era: Microsoft has stopped providing Windows 7 Professional and Windows 8.31, Microsoft stopped selling its aging operating systems to companies that make Windows-based gadgets.
  • Sorry Apple, Samsung's Note 7 Loss Is China's Gain

    Sorry Apple, Samsung's Note 7 Loss Is China's Gain

    Turns out, Samsung's Note 7 disaster wasn't the boon for Apple many predicted it would be, at least not yet.According to new data from Gartner, Apple didn't benefit from Samsung's exploding smartphone gaffe, but three Chinese handset makers did.
  • Samsung: Galaxy S7s Are Not Exploding

    Samsung: Galaxy S7s Are Not Exploding

    Isolated reports of Samsung's flagship Galaxy S7 smartphone exploding have not been confirmed, according to the Korean tech giant.As Samsung continues to deal with the aftermath of its decision to end production of the Galaxy Note 7 following multiple fires and explosions, some Galaxy S7 users have reported their devices are also exploding.
  • Report: Design Flaws, Not Battery, Caused Note 7 Explosions

    Report: Design Flaws, Not Battery, Caused Note 7 Explosions

    The report, published on Friday by quality assurance firm Instrumental, suggests that design flaws, not the Note 7's battery, are to blame.In a blog post, Instrumental engineers described that they found "intellectual tension between safety and pushing the boundaries" in a recent teardown of a Note 7.
  • Samsung Plans to Disable All Galaxy Note 7 Handsets in the US

    Samsung Plans to Disable All Galaxy Note 7 Handsets in the US

    The Galaxy Note 7 is a smartphone Samsung wants everyone to forget about as soon as possible, but for now, the company is still trying to stop Note 7 handsets from being used due to the danger they pose.Following a ban by airlines, a recall program, and even a battery charge-limiting update, Samsung looks set to take yet another, much more final step to stop Note 7 use.