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Samsung to cut up to 30% of phone models, protect profit margins

It was bound to happen sooner or later – Samsung has been one, if not the most prolific gadget maker in the global market in terms of number of models out in the market. But with the Korean giant’s profit margins shrinking because of pressure from smaller Chinese smartphone manufacturers, Samsung has announced that they plan to reduce the number of smartphone models to cut costs.

Samsung “reveals” 10 secrets of the Galaxy Note 4

All the great features and functions of the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 has been extensively covered, which started when it was just rumors and continued when the OEM hyped up the latest version of its phablet line. All its secrets have been revealed, or so that's what we thought. But unless you spend just the whole day just exploring your Note 4 in and out, you probably don't know these 10 hidden features that Samsung is now sharing with the public.

Samsung Proximity to take on Apple’s iBeacon technology

It has now become a race as to which proprietary technology will be able to revolutionize the way merchants and businesses interact with our smartphones. After Apple announced their iBeacon in the middle of last year, which they said would simplify payments and offers for retailers, there hasn't been much major development from their end, and many consider it still in the initial infancy stages. Now Samsung has announced they are working with several systems to be able to bring the Proximity Platform to retailers and consumers.

Samsung Gear VR date, price dropped, 360-degree cam revealed

It's a virtual reality day for Samsung. The Korean OEM has just unloaded a bunch of announcements and details surrounding its foray into a niche gaming market with the Gear VR headset. Interested app developers and content creators will be able to get their hands on the Innovator Edition of the device early December and for only $199 at the lowest. A surprise reveal was an odd, sci-fi looking camera that will actually let you record video for use with the Gear VR headset.

Samsung Galaxy S6 may be released early, targeting MWC launch

If you’re looking for a veritable gadget factory – an outfit that launches a steady stream of low end devices and flagship gadgets – Samsung is clearly one of those. There’s a bit of strategy and marketing in timing the launch of your gadget, especially if it’s one of your flagship devices – like the anticipated Samsung Galaxy S6. We might be seeing that as early as March next year.

Meizu MX4 tops Antutu’s best performing smartphones for Q3

In a list for top performing smartphones for 2014, which would you expect to top the list? We're pretty sure very few of you expected that the Meizu MX4 would do so, or that it even existed. Yes, the Chinese smartphone was on top of a list published by Antutu for the 10 best performing devices for the 3rd quarter of the year. This signals the rise of smartphone manufacturers from China, a trend that has seen Xiaomi, Oppo, and the aforementioned Meizu make their mark in the industry. The list also welcomes back an OEM that has not made an appearance for quite some time.

Record your guitar riffs on your Android phone with iRig HD-A

Back in the day (well, just a few years ago actually), in order to make a decent recording of you playing your instrument or singing, you needed to go to a recording studio or have high-tech (and expensive) recording equipment at your house. But of course, now there are apps and gadgets for that and all you would need is an instrument, a plug, an Android device and of course there's also an app for that.