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What is Samsung Pay, how does it work, and which banks support it?
What is Samsung Pay, how does it work, and which banks support it? By Elyse Betters

Samsung Pay has been active in several countries, including the US and South Korea, for a while and is now available in the UK too.It is a platform that allows you to pay for goods and services simply by waving your Samsung device near a cash register... Read more

You can finally use PayPal inside Samsung Pay, here's how to add it
You can finally use PayPal inside Samsung Pay, here's how to add it By Rik Henderson

PayPal is finally available as a payment option inside Samsung Pay.Although a partnership between Samsung and PayPal was announced last July, the ability to actually add your PayPal Wallet to your phone is only just rolling out. You can now make contactless... Read more

Samsung Galaxy S9 AR Emoji explained: What are they and how do you use them?
Samsung Galaxy S9 AR Emoji explained: What are they and how do you use them? By Cam Bunton

As well as launching two new flagship smartphones for 2018 in the shape of the Galaxy S9 and S9+, Samsung also revealed a new way to express your emotions and share with your friends. It’s called AR Emoji, and yes, it is a bit like Animoji that debuted... Read more

If you use Samsung Pay, you can check-out with PayPal now
If you use Samsung Pay, you can check-out with PayPal now By Elyse Betters

Samsung's mobile payments service now supports PayPal.If you use Samsung Pay, you can now choose PayPal as a payment method whether you're cashing out in-store, on the web, or in an app. It works any place that Samsung Pay is accepted; the service is... Read more

Bixby, Samsung's smart AI, launches on the Galaxy S8 but only supports US English and Korean
Bixby, Samsung's smart AI, launches on the Galaxy S8 but only supports US English and Korean By Chris Hall

Samsung has announced the Galaxy S8 and S8+, which also debuts the new smart AI service known as Bixby.Bixby is Samsung's answer to Siri, Google Assistant and Alexa, looking to bridge devices and offer smart voice control for a wide range of functions,... Read more

Samsung Pay now lets you store gift cards and buy new ones
Samsung Pay now lets you store gift cards and buy new ones By Elyse Betters

You can now ditch those plastic, physical gift cards and start storing them in Samsung Pay instead.Samsung Pay is a mobile payment wallet that launched a few months ago. It naturally only works on the latest Galaxy devices (Galaxy S6, S6 Edge+, S6 Edge,... Read more

Samsung made a Gear VR web browser: Here's what you need to know
Samsung made a Gear VR web browser: Here's what you need to know By Elyse Betters

Starting in early December, you'll be able to use your Samsung Gear VR headset to browse the web in virtual reality.Samsung is launching a beta version of "Samsung Internet for Gear VR." It's basically a virtual reality web browser. The idea is that -... Read more

Samsung Pay: Use your phone with every payment terminal, not just NFC, here's how it works
Samsung Pay: Use your phone with every payment terminal, not just NFC, here's how it works By Rik Henderson

Samsung is soon to unleash its own contactless payment system to rival Apple's, which will first be available in the US and Korea, and on the newly announced Galaxy S6 edge Plus and Galaxy Note 5 supersized smartphones.In the way it works it is similar... Read more

Samsung live streamed a woman giving birth in virtual reality, and here's the video
Samsung live streamed a woman giving birth in virtual reality, and here's the video By Elyse Betters

Samsung is, um, trying new things, in an attempt to get people interested in virtual reality.It has documented Jason and Alison Larke and the birth of their third child. The whole idea apparently came about after Jason discovered his job as a contract... Read more

Samsung isn't sweating Apple Pay because it bought LoopPay: Here's how it works
Samsung isn't sweating Apple Pay because it bought LoopPay: Here's how it works By Elyse Betters

In an attempt to spearhead the mobile wallet space while simultaneously taking on Apple Pay, Samsung has announced that it is acquiring LoopPay.Although the financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, many other details were hinted, including Samsung's... Read more

Samsung's Milk Music service to charge $3.99 per month for ad-free streaming in US
Samsung's Milk Music service to charge $3.99 per month for ad-free streaming in US By Elyse Betters

Milk Music is barely two months old, but it's already switching gears in order to stay afloat.Samsung has published an infographic on its official blog, subtly announcing that Americans will soon have to fork over $3.99 per month to continue streaming... Read more

Samsung and Amazon join forces to offer free Kindle books to Galaxy owners
Samsung and Amazon join forces to offer free Kindle books to Galaxy owners By Luke Edwards

Samsung and Amazon have just announced a partnership that will bring a dedicated Kindle app to Galaxy devices, with free books.Samsung Book Deals is the name of the offering that will mean everyone will have access to 12 free ebooks a year. By everyone... Read more

Samsung Milk Music ad-free internet radio app launches in US for select devices
Samsung Milk Music ad-free internet radio app launches in US for select devices By Elyse Betters

Samsung has introduced an internet radio service in the US that's meant to give a "fresh take on music", and it's called Milk Music.Milk Music is an ad-free app now available on the Google Play Store. You can grab it free of charge today, and then immediately... Read more

Ellen DeGeneres' Oscars selfie breaks retweet record, taken on a Samsung Galaxy Note 3
Ellen DeGeneres' Oscars selfie breaks retweet record, taken on a Samsung Galaxy Note 3 By Rik Henderson

Comedian and Oscars host Ellen DeGeneres is the new holder of one of Twitter's most coveted honours. Her selfie taken with a bevy of Hollywood A-listers during the 86th Academy Awards in Los Angeles last night is the most retweeted post of all time.It... Read more

Wuaki.tv launches on Samsung mobiles and tablets through WatchOn
Wuaki.tv launches on Samsung mobiles and tablets through WatchOn By Luke Edwards

Samsung mobiles and tablets can now play Wuaki.tv, the TV and movie streaming service, on device or streamed to a TV via WatchOn.By hitting the "video" tab in WatchOn users can access Wuaki.tv's library to rent, buy or watch subscription videos on demand.... Read more

Leaked screenshots of Samsung's Life Times app reveal logging features for photos and messages
Leaked screenshots of Samsung's Life Times app reveal logging features for photos and messages By Elyse Betters

Samsung has allegedly developed a new lifestyle app for Galaxy devices, called Life Times.SamMobile published leaked screenshots of the app, revealing core features and functions. The app appears to act as a life-logging app. It is capable of automatically... Read more

Samsung caves to Google pressure and will stop pushing its Android apps and custom UIs, says report
Samsung caves to Google pressure and will stop pushing its Android apps and custom UIs, says report By Elyse Betters

Samsung has succumbed to pressure from Google and will now make Android on its device appear a little more Android and a lot less Samsung.According to Recode, both companies began a dialogue at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show early this month with... Read more

Watch Golden Globes host Tina Fey make fun of Michael Bay's CES gaffe
Watch Golden Globes host Tina Fey make fun of Michael Bay's CES gaffe By Elyse Betters

Actress Tina Fey briefly mocked director Michael Bay during the 2014 Golden Globe awards, impersonating his meltdown at the Samsung keynote during CES 2014 in Las Vegas last week.Fey's joke lasted mere seconds, but the audience, filled with Hollywood's... Read more

The British Museum and Samsung bring augmented reality to museum learning
The British Museum and Samsung bring augmented reality to museum learning By Luke Edwards

The British Museum and Samsung have renewed their five-year partnership that sees a new app bring reality and the knowledge of the Web together. This is a big step out from the Digital Discovery Centre which started as a computer room 20 years ago.The... Read more

Samsung asks developers to add S Pen support during its first Developers' Conference
Samsung asks developers to add S Pen support during its first Developers' Conference By Rik Henderson

Samsung is currently hosting its first Developers' Conference in San Francisco and it has opened by promising five software development kits that will make it easier for app programmers to add support for the company's proprietary features and technologies,... Read more

Samsung fined for paying students to bash HTC online
Samsung fined for paying students to bash HTC online By Jake Smith

Following record earnings last week, Samsung has got itself into a bit of trouble with Taiwanese officials. The local FTC in the country fined Samsung for using a “large number of hired writers and designated employees” to “highlight the shortcomings... Read more

Samsung My Galaxy app rewards Galaxy smartphone owners with vouchers and phone info
Samsung My Galaxy app rewards Galaxy smartphone owners with vouchers and phone info By Rik Henderson

Samsung has launched its own My Galaxy application for Galaxy phones owners that offers information about software updates, accessories and interactive walkthroughs. It also rewards them with exclusive offers for film and music content and tickets for... Read more

Android ITV Player app drops Samsung exclusivity, now available on all Android devices
Android ITV Player app drops Samsung exclusivity, now available on all Android devices By Jake Smith

An update has been rolled out to the ITV Player app for Android, removing the Samsung device exclusivity it once embodied. The version 3.1 update is now available to UK users on Google Play, letting you catch up on the last 30 days of ITV content from... Read more

Samsung Knox roll out begins, wants to protect your data as if it were in Fort Knox
Samsung Knox roll out begins, wants to protect your data as if it were in Fort Knox By Stuart Miles

Samsung Knox, Samsung's security software for mobile devices, is now ready to be used by consumers.The company, which hopes to take on BlackBerry's dominance in the security stakes, has launched the new software for its Android devices promising an end-to-end... Read more

Facebook, Nokia, Samsung and others announce Internet.org in an effort to bring all of the world online
Facebook, Nokia, Samsung and others announce Internet.org in an effort to bring all of the world online By Jake Smith

Facebook CEO Mark Zukerburg has announced Internet.org - a plan to bring the entire world online (with mobile in mind).  Some  2.7 billion people – just over one-third of the world's population - currently have access to the internet and Internet.org... Read more

Samsung Wallet app lands in Google Play, as Google Wallet drops support for gift, loyalty cards
Samsung Wallet app lands in Google Play, as Google Wallet drops support for gift, loyalty cards By Elyse Betters

The Samsung Wallet app originally launched as a beta for select users in the US, but now the app is publicly available in the US through Google Play.You’ll need a Galaxy S3, S4, Galaxy Note 1 or Note 2 to use the app and store things like boarding passes,... Read more

BBM comes to Android, but only for Samsung Galaxy owners in Africa
BBM comes to Android, but only for Samsung Galaxy owners in Africa By Chris Hall

Samsung has announced that the anticipated BBM app for Android will soon be available through the Google Play and Samsung App store, but only for those Samsung Galaxy users in Africa.While BlackBerry itself has remained tightlipped on the actual release... Read more

Samsung's Magna Carta app for free Jay-Z album lands on Google Play
Samsung's Magna Carta app for free Jay-Z album lands on Google Play By Elyse Betters

Samsung has launched the Magna Carta app on Google Play. The smartphone manufacturer previously promised a free copy of Jay-Z's Magna Carta Holy Grail to Galaxy owners when the album releases in July, and now the company has followed through with a dedicated... Read more

Samsung to offer new Jay-Z album free via smartphone app on 4 July
Samsung to offer new Jay-Z album free via smartphone app on 4 July By Hunter Skipworth

Samsung Galaxy owners will enjoy a free download of Jay-Z's yet to be released "Magna Carta Holy Grail" album when it launches on 4 July. The download will be made available via a dedicated smartphone app, which will run on Samsung Galaxy S III, Galaxy... Read more

Android ITV Player app now exclusive to Samsung, other devices miss out
Android ITV Player app now exclusive to Samsung, other devices miss out By Hunter Skipworth

Samsung has partnered with ITV to make the Android ITV Player app exclusive to Samsung smartphones and tablets until 31 August. The app brings the last 30 days of ITV catch-up content to your mobile. This means you can watch the likes of Coronation Street... Read more

Samsung may be releasing two larger handsets to the market, topping out at 6.3-inches
Samsung may be releasing two larger handsets to the market, topping out at 6.3-inches By Jake Smith

Samsung is working to release a larger handset, topping out at 6.3-inches and dubbed the Galaxy Mega, according to South Korea publication ETNews. The Mega would easily top Samsung's 5.55-inch Galaxy Note, which has a reputation on the market for its... Read more

Samsung reportedly planning mini-stores within Best Buy, similar to what Apple does
Samsung reportedly planning mini-stores within Best Buy, similar to what Apple does By Jake Smith

Samsung is preparing to hop-in the retail sector with stores inside of select Best Buys in the United States to help promote its new Galaxy S4, reports Geek.com. The move will help the company promote its latest flagship to the mass market, in a similar... Read more

4oD hits Samsung Smart TVs
4oD hits Samsung Smart TVs By Hunter Skipworth

Channel 4's on-demand video service 4oD has now arrived on Samsung Smart TVs. Launching on Samsung Apps, the smart TV-based app store, it brings with it 30 days of catch up as well as access to the 4oD content archive of classic shows.This means programmes... Read more

Samsung confirms Apple iWatch rival is in the works
Samsung confirms Apple iWatch rival is in the works By Rik Henderson

A Samsung executive has confirmed that the company is working on a new smart watch rival to the much-rumoured Apple iWatch. The company has dabbled in the watch sector before, with its S9110 Watch Phone, but the latest version will be smarter and more... Read more

Samsung will release high-end Tizen smartphone in August or September
Samsung will release high-end Tizen smartphone in August or September By Jake Smith

Samsung will launch a high-end model smartphone running its open-source Tizen operating system as soon as August or September, an executive has confirmed to Bloomberg. Tizen is Samsung's alternative to Android, developed in-house, with applications based... Read more

Samsung S Band takes on Nike FuelBand
Samsung S Band takes on Nike FuelBand By Jake Smith

Samsung has announced an update to its health-tracking app S Health, and with it, the company has unveiled a S Band accessory set to take on the FuelBand. "It truly makes the Galaxy S4 a companion for life."The S Band features a pedometer inside and... Read more

Samsung and Apple tipped to include wireless charging in next-gen flagships
Samsung and Apple tipped to include wireless charging in next-gen flagships By Jake Smith

Smartphone leaders Apple and Samsung will feature wireless charging capabilities in their next-generation smartphone models this year, according to a report from Digitimes. Samsung's Galaxy S4 that's set to be announced on 14 March is said to feature... Read more

Samsung Wallet will handle coupons, tickets, boarding passes, coming to a device near you
Samsung Wallet will handle coupons, tickets, boarding passes, coming to a device near you By Chris Hall

Samsung Wallet will be coming to a Samsung device near you, looking to take care of "coupons, membership cards, tickets and boarding passes" and give you a one-stop shop for all your ticketing needs. Sound familiar?The forthcoming feature, which sounds... Read more

Samsung announces Galaxy Xcover 2 with waterproof 4-inch WVGA display
Samsung announces Galaxy Xcover 2 with waterproof 4-inch WVGA display By Jake Smith

Just ahead of Mobile World Congress, Samsung has added yet another smartphone to its extensive Galaxy lineup.The Galaxy Xcover 2 is aimed at customers who frequent the outdoors and want a handset that can face rugged conditions. The Xcover 2 is water-resistant... Read more

Samsung announces $8.27 billion in Q4 profit, signals smartphone growth slowdown ahead
Samsung announces $8.27 billion in Q4 profit, signals smartphone growth slowdown ahead By Jake Smith

Samsung has announced its fiscal Q4 2012 earnings, reporting $8.27 billion in operating profit, $52.45 billion in revenue, and $6.6 billion in net income.As customers flocked tonstores to purchase handsets this Christmas season, Samsung's mobile unit,... Read more

Samsung launches BFI app for its Smart TVs
Samsung launches BFI app for its Smart TVs By Danny Brogan

Samsung has teamed up with the British Film Institute (BFI) to launch a new app for its Smart TV that will provide viewers with content from the 56th London Film Festival from the comfort of their home. The app will give access to a variety of film trailers... Read more

Samsung estimates $7.3bn profit in past 90 days
Samsung estimates $7.3bn profit in past 90 days By Stuart Miles

Samsung is expecting to double the profits this year compared to the same three months to September last year, as sales of its high-end TVs and smartphones continue to rocket.According to the latest figures from the Korean company, Samsung is set to make... Read more

Samsung makes Windows 8 start-up easier with S Launcher... risks the wrath of Apple again
Samsung makes Windows 8 start-up easier with S Launcher... risks the wrath of Apple again By Rik Henderson

Samsung has added its own launcher, called (cunningly) the S Launcher, to Windows 8. It's a widget thatessentially acts like the start button on previous versions of Windows and helps those confused by the new form factor of the Microsoft operating system.... Read more

Samsung Galaxy Media player spotted, looks a bit like the Galaxy S III minus the phone
Samsung Galaxy Media player spotted, looks a bit like the Galaxy S III minus the phone By Danny Brogan

An image, complete with detailed specs, has emerged of what is said to be Samsung’s latest media player. The device looks set to be unveiled at Samsung’s IFA event and could become the latest addition to the Galaxy family. The media player, codenamed... Read more

Samsung Mobile Unpacked event confirmed, Galaxy Note 2 anticipated
Samsung Mobile Unpacked event confirmed, Galaxy Note 2 anticipated By Chris Hall

Samsung has put a time and date on its next press conference and, somewhat surprisingly, the company has lined up two events for the forthcoming IFA 2012 consumer electronics show in Berlin.The main press conference, with the tagline "Pushing Boundaries"... Read more

Touchnote and Samsung will deliver your postcards for free this summer
Touchnote and Samsung will deliver your postcards for free this summer By Danny Brogan

Olympic sponsor Samsung has partnered with Touchnote to make its mobile postcard service free for the duration of the summer.For those unfamiliar with Touchnote, the service enables you to take a photo with your smartphone or tablet device and send it... Read more

Samsung and Three give insight into Olympian's life with Victoria Pendleton Galaxy app
Samsung and Three give insight into Olympian's life with Victoria Pendleton Galaxy app By Danny Brogan

Customers of UK network Three are being offered the chance to immerse themselves in the world of cyclist and London 2012 gold medal hopeful Victoria Pendleton when they buy a Samsung Galaxy smartphone. From 23 July customers who buy one of Samsung’s... Read more

Samsung Facebook-like service? No chance!
Samsung Facebook-like service? No chance! By Danny Brogan

Samsung has fundamentally ruled out any Facebook-esque service after rumours began to circulate that the Korean giant was looking to market its own social network.In something of an uncharacteristic move, Samsung took to its official global blog to say... Read more

Samsung Galaxy S WiFi 4.2: Android media player pitched at gamers
Samsung Galaxy S WiFi 4.2: Android media player pitched at gamers By Rik Henderson

Samsung has aimed at gamers with the latest addition to its Galaxy S media players. The Samsung Galaxy S WiFi 4.2 rocks a 1GHz processor (512MB RAM), Android 2.3, 8 or 16GB of internal memory, and EA's Need for Speed Hot Pursuit preloaded.The screen is,... Read more

This isn't just a new Samsung TV app, it's an M&S app
This isn't just a new Samsung TV app, it's an M&S app By Paul Lamkin

Get ready to get posh shopping on your telly boxes Samsung fans, a Marks & Spencer app is landing on Sammy's Smart TV platform.But when we say "get ready" that's all we mean, because there's no shopping option just yet - it's just "a snapshot of how consumers... Read more