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Here’s what Samsung’s new ‘Magazine’ UI looks like on a smartphone

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TouchWiz, Samsung’s infamous Android skin, might be getting replaced, if a new leaked screenshot from @evleaks on Twitter is anything to go by. Yesterday, with the announcement of the Samsung Galaxy TabPRO and Galaxy NotePRO at CES 2014, Samsung also showed off a new UI for the tablet, called the ‘Magazine’ UI. With a slight resemblance to Microsoft’s Live Tile UI, the new look was more clean and modular than […]

This is the Samsung Ativ Book 9: lower-resolution screen, “14 hour battery”

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As well as tablets and TVs, Samsung has today announced a new 15.6″ model of the Ativ Book 9 at CES 2014. With a 1080p resolution, the laptop drops the previous Plus title, linked to a 3200 x 1800 resolution found on the 13.3″ model, in favour of a crazy “14-hour battery life”. As well as this, the model offers both an Intel Core i5 or i7 processor, 128GB or 256GB […]

CES gold: Michael Bay’s autocue fails, he walks off stage at Samsung keynote

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Don’t be surprised if this is cut from Samsung’s CES Keynote replay… Michael Bay, director of Transformers and other action-blockbusters, was just on stage at Samsung’s CES 2014 keynote. And then he freaked out and left. There to promote the new curved UHD TV from Samsung, Bay obviously had issues reading an autocue, which was feeding him dialogue. Rather than “winging” it like he had hoped, Bay instead spiked the […]

This is the Samsung Galaxy TabPro and NotePro

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Samsung will continue to broaden its Galaxy Tab and Galaxy Note tablet lineup in 2014, today announcing the Galaxy TabPro and Galaxy NotePro (pictured above) at their CES 2014 keynote. Available in three sizes, 8.4″, 10.1″ and, 12.2″, the Galaxy TabPro is the same as the Galaxy NotePro, apart from no stylus support. The Galaxy NotePro will also only come in a 12.2″ variant but with typical Galaxy Note features, such […]

Samsung to open Experience Store in Melbourne Central

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Samsung is planning to open another Samsung Experience store in Melbourne – its third store nationwide. According to job advertisements seen by TechGeek, the new store will be located in Melbourne Central. Advertisements for casual and full-time customer service and sales staff, and Smart Tutors (their equivalent of Apple’s Genius team) were posted last week by “Australian Retail Management Services”, who are managing the stores for Samsung. ARMS is owned […]

Review: Samsung Series 5 Chromebook (2013)

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The Samsung Series 5 Chromebook is a like a MacBook Air suffering an identity crisis. There are great intentions, and the software is amazing, but in the end it’s just the web and it’s a slow computer in a fast computers body. However there are glimmers of hope that make the Series 5 Chromebook a decent laptop, for the price.

Samsung Galaxy S4 release date confirmed for April 27, $899 outright

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Samsung tonight has confirmed the release date and availability for the Galaxy S4 for Australians. The new smartphone will come out this Saturday, April 27, on all major carriers (Optus, Vodafone, Virgin Mobile and Telstra). However, get ready to spend a lot of money, because it will cost a lot of money The Galaxy S4’s base model – the 16GB model – will cost $899 outright. Yes, $899 outright. That’s […]

Samsung announces Series 7 Chronos and Series 7 Ultra

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Samsung have been busy little beevers, announcing two Windows 8 optomized notebooks. The Series 7 Ultra offers competitive specifications with Intel’s Ultrabook lineup, with a 13.3-inch (optionally touchscreen) 1080p display, a Core i5 or i7 processor, 1GB of AMD GPU HD8570 graphics and up to 16GB of RAM. For storage, you get 256GB from the SSD. Samsung promises it gets 8 hours of battery, and at just under 1.5kg, it […]

Samsung has a new Smart TV UI – still laggy, but will bring it to your old Samsung Smart TV for a hefty price

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Samsung keeps trying to get their Smart TV UI right, so while they have the apps, they lack the ability to support them with a nice UI, with many users ignoring the features altogether. But 2013 will bring a new Smart TV UI to existing and new sets, with a fairly unique carousel style UI. The five screens, Movies & TV Shows, Photos & Video, Social, and Apps, show recommendations, trending […]

Samsung adds more Smart TV apps, while showing off their already competitive ecosystem

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Samsung’s CES conference just finished, and during the funride of news they announced that they’re bringing a number of new apps to their Smart TV’s, adding to their current selection of ‘entertainment, music, sports, fitness and social networking’ apps. Despite the fact that most won’t be available for Australian readers, the company is bringing Univision’s UVideos, YuppTV, WatchIndia. TV, Crunchyroll and Viki Premiere to the platform. They’re also looking to take […]

Samsung announces new NX300 compact camera, 3D lens

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Just before CES, Samsung is slowly rolling out its product announcements. The company has announced that it will be releasing a new compact system camera called the NX300, featuring a 20.3-megapixel APS-CMOS sensor. The company also announced a brand new lens that will let you take 3D images and movies in full HD. The NX300 also features a 3.31-inch AMOLED screen with a touchscreen; and comes with extras such as […]

Samsung reveals new Series 7 touchscreen ultrabooks

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Samsung has today announced two new ultrabooks that will join the Series 7 lineup – the Chronos and the Ultra. The Chronos features a 15.6-inch screen while also touting performance, while the 13.3-inch Ultra promises to bring you a new “ultrabook experience” – well, that’s what they say in the press release. The Series 7 Chronos has a ten-point multitouch screen, in addition with the touchpad and keyboard; a 2.4GHz […]

Optus out the door first – reveals Galaxy Note II pricing

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We know Optus, Vodafone and Telstra are to carry the Samsung Galaxy Note II. However, at yesterday’s media launch, no pricing was announced by the carriers. Today, however, Optus is the first one out the gate. The telco pushed out a media release announcing their pricing. It is available on its $60 Optus Plan with a $7 monthly handset repayment fee, which has $650 of included value and 1.5GB of […]

Samsung Galaxy Note II coming to Telstra, Optus, Vodafone

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Samsung has revealed the pricing and availability of the Galaxy Note II. The phone will be available from next week with all three major carriers – Optus, Vodafone and Telstra – carrying the phone. The phone will also be available through the Samsung Experience Store for $899. Of course, the big three haven’t released their pricing. However, Android Australia is saying that the phones will be released tomorrow on Optus […]

Samsung reveals the Galaxy Camera – coming to Australia late Nov

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Samsung has revealed that the Galaxy Camera is coming to Australia (and to the world, since it is rolling out in Europe at the moment). Featuring a 21-megapixel lens, a 1.4GHz Quad-Core processor and a 4.8-inch screen, the camera is one of the few to run the Android OS. It will ship with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, giving users access to Google Play – so, theoretically, you can use this […]