HDR playback going live for Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ users in latest YouTube app update


The latest update for the YouTube
app (12.34.55) is enabling HDR playback on Galaxy S8 and S8+ devices worldwide.

 

The Galaxy S8 and S8+, as well as a
handful of other HDR-certified handsets, recently tapped into Netflix’s
expanding roster of HDR video content, but the latest YouTube app update seems
to have a more limited scope.

 

After installing the latest update
on our Galaxy S8/S8+ and LG G6 units, we discovered that the functionality is
available only on Samsung’s phone. Playback at 1440p60 HDR is not perfectly
smooth on either the S8 or S8+ at this point, but this will …


Beautiful FullVision and Infinity Display wallpapers perfect for the LG V30, LG G6, Galaxy Note 8 and the Galaxy S8/S8+

Shortly after the unveiling of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and the LG V30, we are here to bring you a collection of beautiful backgrounds that have been custom-tailored to perfectly fit the high resolutions and aspect ratios of LG’s and Samsung’s so-called FullVision and Infinity Displays.

If you somehow haven’t caught up with the news yet, with the Note 8 sports a display similar to those we saw on the Galaxy S8 and S8+ earlier this year. That is, it has an aspect ratio of 18.5:9 and a QHD+ (as Samsung calls it) resolution of 1440 x 2960 pixels. As such, the …

30+ Infinity Display wallpapers perfect for the Galaxy Note 8 and the Galaxy S8/S8+

A day before Samsung makes the long-awaited Galaxy Note 8 official, we are here to bring you a collection of beautiful backgrounds that have been custom-tailored to perfectly fit the device’s high-resolution Infinity Display.

If you somehow haven’t caught up with the news yet, with the Note 8 will sport a display similar to those we saw on the Galaxy S8 and S8+ earlier this year. That is, it will have an aspect ratio of 18.5:9 and a QHD+ (as Samsung calls it) resolution of 1440 x 2960 pixels. As such, the Infinity Display found on the Note 8 is taller then what …

Best Buy hosts massive 50-hour sale: save up to $300 on iPhohe 7/7+ and Galaxy S8/S8+

Best Buy is hosting a massive 50-hour sale that brings down prices on Apple’s iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, the iPad mini 4, as well as on other cool new gadgets.
This 50-hour sale comes after last year Best Buy celebrated its 50th Birthday with a similar sale, and this year, the retailer has decided to repeat it.
The sale starts at 8pm PT | 11pm ET on Friday, August 18th, and quantities will be limited so if you want to grab something, you’d better hurry up and login at BestBuy.com.
Update: …

Sam's Club has great deals on the Galaxy S8/S8+ and iPhone 7/7 Plus for its August 5th sales event

Walmart’s membership warehouse club, Sam’s, is offering a deal on the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8+ for its one-day Fall Preview Event taking place on August 5th. Buy either handset in-club from Sam’s, and you’ll receive a $350 gift card. Sam’s says that this is the highest valued gift card ever offered for the Galaxy S8. And if you made it to school on the day they taught subtraction, you should be able to figure out that this makes the deal one of the best non-BOGO offers for the flagship device. The activation fee will be waived with the purchase of either model.

If you’ve …

iPhone 8 vs iPhone 7/7Plus, Galaxy S8/S8+, LG G6, Google Pixel: size comparison

With the 10th anniversary of the iPhone inching closer and closer, the number of iPhone 8 leaks is reaching critical levels. We’ve seen copious amounts of renders, blueprints, 3D-printed mockups, we’ve heard all the rumors and speculation about the fingerprint sensor (or possibly the lack thereof), about the display, about the camera, about the power and volume buttons, about the entire design and its countless prototypes… We’ve heard it all, folks! There are some details about the iPhone 8 still shrouded in mystery, that’s for sure, but then there’s a lot of stuff that …

New Verizon Galaxy S8/S8+ update brings Daydream VR support, hide nav bar button and more

A new update has started rolling out to Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ owners who got their unit through Verizon. After installing, the software upgrade should bump the version of the Galaxy S8 to G950USQU1AQG4, or G955USQU1AQG4 for the S8+. 
There are some new features aboard the latest patch – Verizon has added support for Google’s Daydream VR platform and the corresponding hardware.  While we can’t help but wonder as to how many people will choose Daydream VR over Samsung’s own Gear VR headset and controller, …

Samsung gives the owner of a mint condition LG K8 $25 for its Galaxy S8/S8+ trade-in deal

This past week we told you about a couple of Samsung sponsored deals that that did not live up to their promise. We mentioned how one BOGO participant purchased a Samsung Galaxy S8+ for full price and was supposed to get a free Samsung Galaxy S8 within 1 to 3 business days. Instead, the second free model has been placed on back order. With the other deal, Samsung promised a $200 credit toward the purchase of the Samsung Galaxy S8 or Samsung Galaxy S8+ to anyone trading in a phone in working condition.

Some taking advantage of this deal said that Samsung was refusing to give some consumers …

Samsung gives the user of a mint condition LG phone only $25 for its Galaxy S8/S8+ trade-in deal

This past week we told you about a couple of Samsung sponsored deals that that did not live up to their promise. We mentioned how one BOGO participant purchased a Samsung Galaxy S8+ for full price and was supposed to get a free Samsung Galaxy S8 within 1 to 3 business days. Instead, the second free model has been placed on back order. With the other deal, Samsung promised a $200 credit toward the purchase of the Samsung Galaxy S8 or Samsung Galaxy S8+ to anyone trading in a phone in working condition.

Some taking advantage of this deal said that Samsung was refusing to give some consumers …

Is Samsung refusing to honor some eligible trades for its $200 Galaxy S8/S8+ deal?

Samsung recently announced a trade-in deal for which it would accept any handset meeting certain conditions, and take $200 or more off the price of an unlocked Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8+ for AT&T, US Cellular, or Verizon. The phone is purchased from Samsung.com at the discounted price, and the trade is then sent to Sammy. If your trade doesn’t qualify for one reason or another, you will be charged $175 extra on your original payment method since all trades are worth at least $25. No matter what Samsung offers you for the trade, you cannot get back the phone you sent in.

Human …