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    Tech News Samsung’s Q4 2021 profit reaches four-year high, thanks to strong chip demand

    A few days ago, Samsung had revealed its earnings estimates for the fourth quarter of 2021. Earlier today, the company published its final earnings report. Thanks to solid semiconductor chip sales and slightly higher smartphone sales, the South Korean firm’s operating profit reached a four-year...
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    Tech News Latest “patent troll” lawsuit faced by Samsung was filed by a former exec

    Samsung is one of the biggest targets for patent-related lawsuits filed by NPEs (non-practicing entities), the latter of which you may know by the colloquial term “patent trolls.” These companies acquire and hold patents but don’t manufacture any products. Their only goal is to profit off...
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    Tech News Increased demand could drive Galaxy S22 Ultra wait times to three months

    Multiple leaks have told us that the Galaxy S22 Ultra will be quite expensive, even though it offers very little in the way of upgrades over the Galaxy S21 Ultra. That shouldn’t necessarily stop most enthusiasts from picking one up. However, one might have to wait for a bit too long before one...
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    Tech News Huawei P50 Pocket vs Galaxy Z Flip 3: Delusions of grandeur vs reality

    The Galaxy Z Flip 3 is by far the most successful foldable phone on the market as of this writing, Samsung or otherwise. It was only a matter of time before other OEMs began to borrow the formula and try recreating its success, and it looks like Huawei took that responsibility upon itself...
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    Tech News Apple releases new Black Unity watch face and Braided Solo Loop

    Apple has announced that it’s releasing a new Black Unity watch face to users today. This comes in addition to a limited-edition Braided Solo Loop that the company is now selling for $99. This isn’t the first time the Cupertino tech giant celebrates Black History Month. Last year, it also...
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    Tech News Windows 11 build 22000.469 is out with a ton of fixes

    Microsoft is releasing this month’s optional cumulative update for Windows 11, also known as the D week update. This is the preview update before we see the Patch Tuesday update next month. And there are a lot of fixes in the changelog. This isn’t entirely uncommon; it’s just how Microsoft...
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    Tech News Everything about the Samsung Galaxy S22, S22 Plus, and S22 Ultra has just leaked

    The Samsung Galaxy S22 series is just around the corner. We expect that it will arrive sometime next month, and an announcement event is possibly scheduled for February 9. Most details about all three phones have already leaked, and images of all three devices leaked yesterday. Now, though, all...
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    Tech News Android Studio 2021.1 “Bumblebee” has a new Device Manager and improved Apple Silicon support

    Android Studio is the main integrated development environment (IDE) for creating Android applications, with a feature-packed code editor, debugging tools, emulators, and much more. The last major release was in March of last year, nicknamed Android Studio Arctic Fox. After a few months in...
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    Tech News Apple has released iOS 15.3, here’s what’s new

    Apple has released iOS 15.3 to the public worldwide. This comes after the company seeded the Release Candidate (RC) build of this version last week. This version bump to iOS 15 is now available to download as an over-the-air (OTA) update if you have a compatible iPhone. Unfortunately, we weren’t...
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    Tech News Microsoft’s latest Surface Duo 2 update lets you take a screenshot with the pen

    Microsoft is pushing out the January update for the Surface Duo 2 today, and it’s a big one. That’s not for its size, which stands at about 559MB. It comes with a couple of key new features. First of all, there are pen shortcut preferences in Settings, if you’re using the Slim Pen 2. Naturally...
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    Tech News Windows Insiders in Release Preview can now try Android apps on Windows 11

    If you’re a Windows Insider enrolled in the Release Preview channel and you’re running Windows 11, you can now start testing Android apps on your PC. Microsoft is preparing to roll out the feature to all Windows 11 users next month – albeit it’ll still be labeled as a preview – and as is...
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    Tech News Lenovo’s next gaming phones might have a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 and up to 18GB RAM

    Lenovo has owned Motorola for several years now, but the company has also continued to sell smartphones under its own name, including gaming phones. The Lenovo Legion Phone Duel 2 arrived last year, and now we have our first look at this year’s sequel, thanks to a new leak. Evan Blass, also...
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    Tech News Valve’s Steam Deck will start shipping to buyers in February

    Valve made plenty of people excited when it announced the Steam Deck last year, a Nintendo Switch-like handheld console with the hardware and software of a PC. Following a few delays, Valve revealed on Wednesday that it will start shipping the Steam Deck starting next month A new post on the...
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    Tech News Meta-backed ‘Diem’ cryptocurrency project reportedly falling apart

    Meta, previously known as Facebook, announced plans for its own cryptocurrency in 2019. The plan was to create a “stablecoin” — a cryptcurrency backed by the value of traditional currencies like the US Dollar — which could be easily sent through applications like Facebook Messenger or WhatsApp...
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    Tech News It’s not just you: Discord is having some server problems

    It’s always fun when a website or service you use starts to have issues loading, and you have to try to guess if the problem is your home network, your internet service provider, or the actual service you are trying to connect to. If you’re having issues connecting to Discord right now, don’t...
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    Tech News Synaptics’ Gemini reference design is a wireless docking solution for your laptop

    Today, Synaptics announced Gemini, a reference design for a wireless docking solution that could dramatically change how we use our laptops for work. Nowadays, setting up at an office desk means you need something like a Thunderbolt dock, where all your monitors and peripherals are connected...
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    Tech News Samsung offering higher discounts in some countries for pre-reserving the Galaxy S22

    Samsung hasn’t even announced the Galaxy S22 series yet, but the company has already started taking pre-reservations for the upcoming high-end smartphones. Last week, the company began offering a $50 in-store credit on pre-reserving the Galaxy S22 in the US. Now, more markets are getting such...
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    Tech News Samsung Email picks up minor improvements in latest update

    Did you know that you have two different email apps on your Samsung phone straight out of the box? There’s Gmail, an app that you find on all Android phones regardless of the manufacturer. Then there’s Samsung Email. This ships on all Samsung Galaxy devices. The company continues to make...
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    Tech News Samsung Android 12 update breaks Gmail, VPN on devices with Microsoft Intune

    Enterprise customers using Microsoft Intune have been complaining about a loss in connectivity to email and VPN services, specifically on Samsung smartphones running Android 12. Microsoft Intune is a mobile device management (MDM) solution used by enterprises to provision multiple devices for an...
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    Tech News Trouble for Galaxy Z Flip 3 as Huawei unleashes P50 Pocket worldwide

    The Galaxy Z Flip 3 didn’t have any real competitors. It’s the only clamshell foldable smartphone that’s being sold at scale. Huawei did showcase its own clamshell foldable but it was only limited to China initially. Not anymore. Huawei has now released the P50 Pocket foldable smartphone across...
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