Google Reverses Its Decision To Ban Ad Blocking Apps From The Google Play Store

adblock-general Google appears to have reversed its earlier decision to ban ad blockers from the Google Play store – a move which had seen the company pulling apps like Adblock Fast and stalling the updates for others, like Crystal’s ad blocker. Now, following an appeal from Rocketship, the developers behind Adblock Fast, Google has re-approved and republished its app to Google Play. The… Read More

How Facebook is changing at age 12

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It’s been a big week for Facebook.

The social networking giant turned 12 and unveiled a few very cool features to celebrate the milestone

On this episode of MashTalk, we use these events to discuss how far Facebook has come and where it’s headed next. Plus, we round up all the best iPhone 7 and Samsung Galaxy S7 rumors to forecast how the two phones will stack up against one another

Listen to the episode on iTunes or on subscribe to MashTalk on iTunes by clicking the button below to get our latest episodes, instantly. If you like MashTalk, please fill out our audience survey Read more…

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Samsung to roll out screen-equipped trucks that show the road ahead

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In June 2015, Samsung showed off an intriguing concept: The company attached a large screen onto the back of a semi-truck, showing the road ahead to drivers behind the truck

Now, the company is getting ready to roll out the system, called “Safety Truck,” to the global market

According to a company blog post Tuesday, Samsung’s Argentinian arm — together with partners Leo Burnett, Helvetica and Volvo Trucks — has produced the first prototype of the truck, scheduled to be on the roads for a year.

The video wall on the back consists of four Samsung full HD, OH46D displays, which are water- and dust-proof to IP56 specs, as well as very visible under direct sunlight, while the image is captured by two cameras built into the front of the Volvo-made truck Read more…

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Google Boots Ad Blockers From Google Play

adblock-general Earlier this week, Samsung rolled out support for ad blocking in the new version of its web browser for mobile devices, the Samsung Internet Browser. Third-party developers quickly responded by launching ad-blocking mobile apps that work with the browser. Now those developers are finding their apps are being pulled from the Google Play, and their updates are being declined. The reason? It… Read More

Samsung confirms existence of Galaxy S7 Edge by mistake

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Looks like the cat is out of the bag

Earlier this week, Samsung sent out a typically cryptic invite for its next Unpacked event on Feb. 21 in Barcelona, without actually disclosing the names of the devices it plans to show. But what seems to be an error on the company’s developer site briefly showed that the Galaxy S7 Edge is likely to be one of Samsung’s upcoming phones

The error was first noticed by Dutch site Galaxy Club, which grabbed a screenshot from developer.samsung.com, where Galaxy S7 Edge was mentioned in several places Read more…

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Samsung to unveil Gear 360 virtual reality camera, report says

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Just one day after Samsung announced the debut date of its Galaxy S7 smartphone, there are new rumblings that the company will also release a long-rumored virtual reality camera

Samsung may have offered some hint as to its VR intentions later this month via its promotion for the Feb. 21 unveiling of the S7.

Although that announcement was focused on the next iteration of the company’s flagship smartphone, the teaser video on Sunday included Samsung’s Gear VR device prominently displayed as part of the brief visual

The new device will be called the Gear 360, according to a report from SamMobile, and will house two 180-degree fisheye lenses Read more…

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Following Apple’s Move, Samsung Rolls Out Ad Blocking To Android Devices

adblock-ios-b With the release of iOS 9 last year, Apple introduced support for ad blocking within its Safari web browser. On Sunday, smartphone maker Samsung debuted its own support for content and ad blocking in the default web browser installed on its Android smartphones. The update, which is rolling out now to devices running Android Lollipop or higher, works in a similar way as ad blocking on… Read More

Following Apple’s Move, Samsung Rolls Out Ad Blocking To Android Devices

adblock-ios-b With the release of iOS 9 last year, Apple introduced support for ad blocking within its Safari web browser. On Sunday, smartphone maker Samsung debuted its own support for content and ad blocking in the default web browser installed on its Android smartphones. The update, which is rolling out now to devices running Android Lollipop or higher, works in a similar way as ad blocking on… Read More

Samsung sends out invites to ‘Unpacked’ event to debut Galaxy S7

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It looks like we’ll know soon enough how many of those Galaxy S7 rumors were true as invitations to Samsung’s “Unpacked” event have been sent, according to Android Central

The event will happen on Sunday, February 21 in Barcelona, Spain, a day ahead of the Mobile World Congress, which is held in the same city.

The announcement follows similar moves in 2015 and 2014 when Samsung unveiled its latest Galaxy incarnations just ahead of or at the beginning of the MWC main event

So far, there are plenty of rumors to go on. Several of those indicate that, physically, the Galaxy S7 could look an awful lot like the Galaxy S6. Read more…

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Samsung’s Galaxy S7 could look almost exactly like the Galaxy S6

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Samsung will likely unveil its next flagship Android smartphone, the Galaxy S7, at Mobile World Congress next month, but we may already know what it looks like.

Surprise, surprise: It’ll look very similar to the Galaxy S6, if newly leaked press images of the unreleased phone, from the well-connected Evan Blass (@evleaks), are to be believed.

Writing for VentureBeat, Blass reports the GS7 will indeed come in two screen sizes. The 5.1-inch model will have a flat screen and the larger 5.5-inch model “S7 Edge” will have the curved screen that we saw on the S6 Edge and S6 Edge+. Read more…

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