Samsung’s #GalaxyUnpacked: The Verdict

The biggest announcements from yesterday’s Samsung Unpacked 2020 event were not exactly under wraps if you’ve been following the leaks, news and my previous post. But Samsung came to the party with the Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra, the Galaxy Tab S7 tablet series, Galaxy Watch 3, and the Galaxy Buds Live, alsoContinue reading “Samsung’s #GalaxyUnpacked: The Verdict”

Expectations, promises and assumptions ahead of the next Samsung Galaxy Unpacked: August 5

It’s official: Samsung has announced its next Galaxy Unpacked event for August 5, at 6pm UAE time, a fully virtual and streamed event, of course, which will see a different approach to Samsung’s usual stadium-like events held in Brooklyn, New York City, and Berlin before that. What to expect: The big one will be the SamsungContinue reading “Expectations, promises and assumptions ahead of the next Samsung Galaxy Unpacked: August 5”

Instagram, you are not testing your features; you are testing our patience

So, Instagram are known for testing their features, but honestly the lack of care and acknowledgement of a reason that spends tons of money in advertising in a market that has the lowest organic engagement levels pisses me off, and many others. Features that are STILL activated not in the Middle East: Instagram Music: LaunchedContinue reading “Instagram, you are not testing your features; you are testing our patience”

Samsung’s 6G research shows, brace for 2028

According to Samsung, 6G is coming by 2028. You can move on. Samsung has delivered some of the first widely published detail into 6G, in a white paper [PDF] available now. Yes, yes we’re still waiting for 5G in mid-2020, but 6G isn’t just about the next barrier of speeds: “While 5G commercialization is still in itsContinue reading “Samsung’s 6G research shows, brace for 2028”

Why the US is ‘very seriously’ looking at banning TikTok

TikTok is in the firing line, along with other Chinese social media apps, according to the US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo. In a TV cable news interview, Pompeo responded to remarks questioning if the US would ban TikTok, following TikTok being banned in India, and fresh discourse in Australian politics about similarly banning theContinue reading “Why the US is ‘very seriously’ looking at banning TikTok”

Apple Silicon, Apple everything!

Whew, Apple’s keynote from its WWDC 2020 event last week tore through about 1 hour 47 minutes of new features and information, in a pre-recorded set filmed in Apple’s campus in California. That stream worked well, easily the best presentation in this COVID-19 era. First, a bunch of the stuff that will matter most across all theContinue reading “Apple Silicon, Apple everything!”