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Thursday, October 20, 2016

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 was a really great phone, what happened!?

The Galaxy Note 7 Is A Great Phone

The Galaxy Note 7 wasn't just recalled, it was cancelled. 

For good. 

And that makes Samsung very cranky indeed.

 So when YouTube user HitmanNiko created a video showing a Grand Theft Auto 5 mod in which Galaxy Note 7 handsets can be used as grenades, it's perhaps somewhat understandable that someone inside Samsung took offense to the idea. 

What's incomprehensible though is the fact that Samsung has apparently set about trying to erase
that video, and presumably others like it, from the Internet. 

The first step?

 Forcing YouTube to remove HitmanNiko's video. 

Trying to view the video now does nothing but display a message which says that the video is "no longer available due to a copyright claim by Samsung Electronics America" which leaves quite the bad taste in our mouths. 

The biggest issue here is that this is arguably the worst misuse of the DMCA we have ever come across, simply because nothing was copied, unless Samsung is trying to claim that by making the in-game grenades look like Galaxy Note 7 smartphones then the video creator was in fact in breach of copyright.


A report from The Next Web: Apple isn't telling you everything about its phones. 


Few weeks back, GSMArena reported that the 32GB iPhone 7 and 7 Plus had significantly slower storage performance than the 128GB and 256GB models of the device. 

In a new video, Unbox Therapy's Lew Hilsenteger conducted a series of speed tests that confirm the discrepancy in storage speeds between the different configurations of Apple's phone -- and it turns out the 32GB iPhone is about eight times slower than the larger capacity storage version of the device

For his first test, Hilsenteger used the free PerformanceTest Mobile app to compare the read and write speeds of the iPhone. 

While there was little difference between the read speeds of the 32GB and 128GB models, there's a huge disparity when it comes to write speed. 

The 32GB iPhone writes at 42MB per second, which is nearly eight times slower than the 128GB version's 341MB per second. 

Hilsenteger then performed a real-world speed test, which included transferring movies from a MacBook to the iPhone using a USB cable. 

While the 256GB model took two minutes and 34 seconds to complete the 4.2GB file transfer, the 32GB iPhone 7 needed a total of three minutes and 40 seconds for the same transmission.

No Big Deal!

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