Day: August 5, 2020

The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 is coming, but not quite yet

Samsung revealed its second-generation foldable, but gave minimal details while teasing a future event for the new device.

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Samsung revealed five devices at its Galaxy Unpacked event, including the second generation of its vertical folding device, the Galaxy Z Fold2. Unfortunately for those wanting details about the new foldable, the Z Fold2 portion of the event was just a teaser.

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Like the webpage for the Z Fold2, the details were scant, the device was barely shown in-person, and the promises were big. To find out more, however, Samsung told watchers to mark their calendars for Sept. 1, 2020, which is when more details about the Z Fold2 will be revealed and preorders will officially begin.

The information revealed about the Z Fold2 didn’t go into too much more detail than what was predicted

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How to trade in, recycle, or donate your Galaxy Note 10

If you plan to upgrade to the Samsung Galaxy Note 20, learn ways to trade in, recycle, or donate your Galaxy Note 10 in person using one of these services.

Samsung’s Unpacked 2020 event featured announcements unveiling the Galaxy Note 20, Galaxy Tab S7, and three other devices. With so many new top-tier devices on the way from the leading Android device maker, you might decide it’s time to upgrade from last year’s Samsung flagship, the Galaxy Note 10.

If you are leasing a phone, you can simply turn it in for a new device; but if you own your Galaxy Note 10, you have a lot more options–most of which come with a cash reward. 

Smartphones from leading manufacturers–Apple and Samsung in particular–can be worth quite a bit when given to the right organization. As TechRepublic found when trying to recycle an iPhone, prices

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Mi TV Stick With Full-HD Streaming, Android TV 9 Launched in India, First Sale on August 7

Mi TV Stick by Xiaomi has been launched in India on August 5 after its debut in Europe in July. It will compete with the Amazon Fire TV Stick and offers the same functionality of allowing users to stream content from Amazon Prime Video, Disney+ Hotstar, Netflix, and others directly on the TV. It can connect to TV using the HDMI port and turn it into a smart TV. The Mi TV Stick runs on Android TV 9, allowing access to the Google Play store, and apps made specifically for the big screen.

This is the second streaming device from Xiaomi after the Mi Box 4K. While Xiaomi’s own Smart TV uses a custom interface called Patchwall, the Mi TV Stick and the Mi Box 4K do not.

Mi TV Stick price in India, sale date

The Mi TV Stick is priced at Rs. 2,799 in India. Its first

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The tablet PC market surges 26% worldwide amid the pandemic

It’s an excellent time to invest in a versatile tablet, as vendors ramp up production to meet demand and retailers boost sales by offering device and data incentives.

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In recent years, the popularity of tablet PCs has waned, but in the second quarter, worldwide tablet shipments hit 37.5 million units, up 26% from the same quarter last year, according to Canalys. 

With the coronavirus-imposed work-from-home (WFH) culture, and 90% of the world’s 694 million students shifting to virtual learning earlier this year, it makes sense that tablet vendors and carriers are experiencing a kind of renaissance. Canalys analysts released a report outlining the increasing world demand for tablets.

Consumers and businesses need and want affordable access to basic computing power. They’re also looking for larger (than mobile) screens to facilitate the new normal’s WFH policies. Vendors are ramping up production and retailers hope to further boost sales with

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How to make and receive phone calls through your Windows 10 PC

Learn how to direct phone calls through your Windows 10 computer–if you have an Android device.

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You need to make make or answer a phone call, but your mobile phone isn’t within arm’s reach. No problem–if you’re in front of your Windows 10 computer and have an Android device. You can make and receive calls meant for your phone through your Windows 10 computer; the trick lies in setting up your phone and then using Microsoft’s Your Phone app to enable the calling option.

Sorry, iPhone users, this trick won’t work for you. But if you own an Android phone, the steps aren’t too difficult. For this to work, your PC will need the Windows 10 May 2019 Update, aka Windows version 1903, or higher. Your PC must also have Bluetooth. And your Android phone must be running Android 7.0 or higher.

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