You got cropped! Galaxy S8 and S8+ video display grief comes in stages, here's why

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Most TV series you’d watch on, say, Netflix, as well as the YouTube content, are meant for 16:9 displays – those get letterboxed on the Galaxy S8 and S8+ by default

You lose about 14-22% of the 5.8″ and 6.2″ screens’ real estate, depending on the video app, if you watch the vids in the default letterboxed regime

You’d have to manually add third party apps to the compatibility mode list in Display settings, so that the full screen toggle appears in, say, Netflix

Even when you toggle compatibility mode, a 16:9 video will can …


MashReads Podcast: 'A Separation' is a grief novel disguised as a mystery thriller

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Katie Kitamura has a theory about grief: 

“Part of being around people who are in grief is that even when it’s completely sincere, it’s still a performance. It’s very hard when you are grieving to not be aware of how your grief is going to be interpreted when other people are around”

It’s an astute observation and one that animates her latest novel A Separation.

A Separation follows an unnamed narrator, only recently separated from her husband, Chris, who gets a phone call from her mother-in-law that Chris has gone missing in Greece and that our narrator must track him down. The real mystery of the book is not where has Chris disappeared to and why, but whether the narrator should even be searching for him in the first place.  Read more…

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