Summer is nearly here, with the heat of June now in full swing. And while that will mean hot-off-the-compiler new June security updates landing for many of your favorite smartphones in the weeks to come, of course security-patch-show-off Samsung just has to go and get the party started a little early.
Samsung's Galaxy S21 series are some of the best phones you can buy right now, but if you're like most of us, a device isn't complete until you have a case. Plenty of great options exist for all the S21 variants, but if you want to use Samsung's fancy S-View feature, an official Flip Cover is a must. Its usual price is pretty steep, but you can save $13 today on one no matter which S21 phone you own.
Samsung's Reminder app has been getting a lot of new features recently, turning it into a viable alternative to Google Tasks or Microsoft To Do. Samsung is continuing to enhance it further, with improvements to the homescreen widget.
Samsung once again released this month's security patch a little early, with the June update first rolling out internationally toward the end of May. Now it's reaching several devices in the US, including the Note20, S20, and more.
Samsung has continued to impress with its regular security updates lately, but while flagships and new phones tend to get monthly patches, many cheaper or older devices get them less often. Samsung updated its security schedule this week, relegating some phones and tablets to less frequent support.
Building a smart home ecosystem can make the smallest elements of your life a whole lot easier, but even the best hardware around isn't any good without an excellent software experience backing it up. Today, Samsung is relaunching its SmartThings app with an all-new interface to help power every gadget in your home.
Even if your phone still has a headphone jack, there's no reason not to make the jump in true wireless earbuds. Both sound quality and battery life have come a long way over the last few years, and the convenience factor alone makes it worth the upgrade. If you're still on the fence, Samsung's Galaxy Buds Pro are some of the best TWEs you can buy today, and Woot has them marked down to an all-new low today only.
Samsung was ahead of the curve again this month when it released the May 2021 security patch for the international Galaxy S21 before anyone else. That continues now as several devices on T-Mobile receive the same update, even as the June security patch arrives for several devices.
Foldable phones are kind of like exotic sports cars: everyone can agree that they're cool, but very few of us can justify the expense for something only marginally more capable than a standard design. According to a recent leak, Samsung's next foldable phones will be considerable improvements in terms of price, bringing them within attainable reach for more consumers.