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Tonight’s Video Worth Sharing: BLU Studio Energy 2 Did Have a Virus!

By Tim

A few days back I mentioned restoring the BLU Studio Energy 2 phone back to factory defaults and yes it was a long arduous process. Today however I may have discovered why.

Yeah, it looks like there was a virus on it and that virus has now been cleaned/destroyed/defeated! Well, at least for now!

So there isn’t a lot I need to explain that you can’t find out from watching the video below. Perhaps you might even learn something!

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Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2018) Leaks in Render, Has No Home Button

By Radu Iorga

As if things weren’t complicated enough with the upcoming lineup of Samsung tablets, there’s a new model leaking out these days. It’s the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2018), which has just been rendered.

It comes after a few Galaxy Tab S4 leaks, some Galaxy Tab A2 slip ups and an appearance or two from the Galaxy Tab A2 XL, plus an Advanced model. Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2018) is clearly a more budget offering, an 8 incher with a new design format. It ditches the Home button and fingerprint scanner, possibly in favour of the same high performing iris scanner as the Galaxy Tab S4.

The new tablet is much smaller than the 2017 model and while the side bezel size is pretty much the same, the format has been changed. It’s more rectangular and wide now, with the top and bottom bezel being trimmed. 7.5 mm of height have been shaved here. The device is made of aluminum and we’ve got a main camera at the back sans LED flash.

Previous benchmark listings mentioned this device with a Snapdragon 430 CPU inside, as well as 2 GB of RAM. It also has 32 GB of storage, Android 8.1 Oreo and possibly some Bixby action, at least as information aggregator. There’s no way of telling if this device will debut on August 9th with the Note 9 or on August 30, during IFA 2018.

Expect a pretty affordable price tag.

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Samsung Galaxy X Foldable Device Gets Detailed in New Patent

By Radu Iorga

Samsung Galaxy X is getting closer and closer to the release date, rumored to be sometime around CES 2019. Before that happens we are treated to several more leaks of patents, like the latest one dating from July 5th. That’s the date when the latest patent has been granted.

It seems to showcase a vertical format a sort of narrow clamshell, that’s also longer than usual. Previously we saw devices being folded like books, on a horizontal axis. This time we get to see a smartphone that gets folded slightly, with the bottom portion making up 60% of the total. It will be left deactivated, so only the upper half will be operational.

This is done via a built in sensor that will detect when the smartphone is bent, but also the angle and speed at which that is done. Another extra sensor will be able to detect how an user is gripping the rear part of the smartphone, if they’re touching the rear or not for example. If they’re not, the screen returns to the flat format.

As far as functionality goes, the patents show that the top portion of the screen will be used to show relevant info when the device isn’t in use. This sounds like a second screen action, like we had on the HTC U Ultra or the curved sides of the Galaxy S7 Edge. If pressure is maintained, the bottom half of the display will be activated.

I see there’s a tendency of the two screens to work separately, according to this patent. Of course, this is just a patent and nothing should be taken for granted. CES 2019 is still the deadline and I certainly hope there will be no clamshell format. To be honest this feels like a compromise before they figure out the REAL foldables.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 Full Specs List Revealed, With Beefy Battery As Headliner

By Radu Iorga

Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 brings us a new leak every day it seems and now it’s time for a full and legit specs list, with a pretty impressive battery in the mix. IFA 2018 is coming up at the end of August, but we may see this gadget launched even sooner, on August 9th, with the Note 9. Let’s see what the Tab S4 has in store for us.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor and will also bring 4 GB of LPDDR4X RAM, plus 64 GB of storage and a 16:10 Super AMOLED screen. That one has a 10.5 inch diagonal and offers a resolution of 2560 x 1600 pixels. Samsung is going to include a 13 MP main camera here, plus an 8 MP selfie shooter upfront.

An iris scanner is also part of the package, an upgraded one that’s so good it replaces the Home button with fingerprint scanner from before. But back to the battery, that will be a 7300 mAh unit, the largest ever to be found on a Samsung Galaxy Tab S model. The predecessor, Tab S3 had a mere 6000 mAh unit and the Tab S2 went with a 5870 mAh one.

Up until now Samsung only held records in the video playback department of the Galaxy Tab A, not the Tab S. They may be gunning for that title too. The slate also brings USB Type-C connectivity, AKG audio tuning and support for DeX functionality as a second screen. Of course, there’s GPS, WiFi, Bluetooth 5.0 and other such standard options.

The OS is Android 8.1 Oreo with the latest Samsung Experience. Bixby could also show up with a dedicated button.

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How to Spot Scammers on Craigslist Easily! (Roughly 85% Effective). [Video]

By Tim

This one comes to us from the mind of ….wait for it…yeah me! I thought of this one last night and have now proceeded to use it with another advert today on Craigslist.

The bottom line is that this in an incredibly simple method that I should have thought of years ago! Perhaps other folks have a similar approach, but perhaps not. In that case, if this saves you from a scammer a nice donation would be great or at least a thank you comment over on YouTube!

So the details are in the super-short 4.8 minute video, so watch and learn!

That is all for now, except please subscribe to our channel or click those big donation buttons on the website here!

Tim

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