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[Blowgate?] Galaxy S8 and Note8 also have muted microphones that can be fixed by blowing into USB/mic area

Lately, some of you have been expressing your displeasure about the amount of Pixel 2-related issues we've been reporting on. These issues have been brought to our attention due to the sheer amount of enthusiasts who purchase and use these phones. But make no mistake about it - while the Pixel 2 and 2 XL have been having some issues that shouldn't be present on phones of this caliber, other phones have similar(ly hilarious) issues. Case in point: two of Samsung's newest flagship phones are having the same muted microphone issue that can also be solved with a Nintendo-style blow.

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Black Friday Target ad reveals $80 Google Home, $30 Home Mini with $10 giftcard, $30 Fire 7 tablet, and more

Thanksgiving is coming up this month in the United States, which means retailers are prepping for Black Friday. Just about every major store will have steep discounts on items, but whether they are worth fighting crowds for is another question. Target's ad for Black Friday was recently released, and there are a few noteworthy deals for Google, Amazon, and Samsung products.

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Bixby button can finally be completely disabled with latest update [APK Download]

The opinion that Samsung's Bixby voice assistant is useless is one that is pretty universal. We've seen an epic war between Samsung and developers who wanted to remap the button (seriously, here are more links), but even after Samsung "disabled" the button in the last battle, Bixby would still activate the screen when pressed. Now though, disabling it will render it virtually nonexistent (which we've all been waiting for).

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[Update: It's official] Samsung starts rolling out Oreo beta for the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus

Android 8.0 Oreo has been out there for a few months, but Samsung is still shipping phones with Nougat. What else is new, right? Well, the Android 8.0 beta for the Galaxy S8 is pretty new. It's just getting underway today, in fact. You might be able to join if you're on certain versions of the device, but this looks like a slow rollout.

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Samsung fires shots at Google with new 'Screen Reviews' commercial

It's not often we see tech companies throw shade at each other, at least outside of the usual cell network advertisements. The Pixel 2 XL has been receiving some negative publicity lately regarding its display issues, and Samsung has taken up the opportunity to subtly make fun of it in a new commercial.

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[Deal Alert] Galaxy Note8, S8+, and S8 are up to $250 off at Best Buy for AT&T and Verizon customers

Samsung's Galaxy Note8, S8+, and S8 may be enjoying a small bump in interest from consumers who are growing increasingly wary of the Pixel 2 and 2 XL. So it seems Best Buy is striking while the iron of worry is hot by offering $250 off each of these three Samsung smartphones if activated on Verizon, and $200 off each of them if activated on AT&T.

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[Deal Alert] Get the dual-SIM Galaxy S8+ (G955FD) for $629.99 ($187 off) on eBay

Most people in the US don't mind only having one SIM card slot on their phones. But if you absolutely need two card slots, or you're just looking for an Exynos-powered device instead of the usual Snapdragon versions sold in 'Murica, the dual-SIM Galaxy S8+ just keeps dropping in price. Now you can buy it for $629.99, about $187 off the MSRP and $36 less than the last time we reported on it.

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Samsung will finally let you disable the Bixby button without a third-party app

Samsung launched Bixby on the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus earlier this year, but the presence of a physical button on the phone for Bixby has rubbed some users the wrong way. There have been a few methods to block or redirect the Bixby button to other apps, but Samsung has insisted that the Bixby button is for Bixby. In a new update, you can finally disable the button, but you can't point it to another app.

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[Update: Winners] Giveaway: Win one of 20 BrexLink Samsung Galaxy S8/S8 Plus battery cases, or buy one at a discount with our exclusive coupon [US only]

This giveaway is a contemporary classic, and it was so well-loved that we just had to bring it back. And this time it's better than ever. If you've got a Galaxy S8 or S8 Plus, we're giving away 20 BrexLink battery cases, each one of which is normally a $30 value. And if giveaways don't suit you, we've even got an exclusive discount code.

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[Update: Winners] Giveaway: Win one of 20 ZeroLemon Galaxy S8+ 6,300mAh battery cases [US only]

Although the Galaxy S8+ has great battery life, with its 3,500mAh of juice packed into a svelte package, sometimes you need that little extra bit of oomph. Whether you're going on a multi-day hike, stuck without power on a long trip, or you're just really into Pokemon GO, ZeroLemon's 6,300mAh battery case for the S8+ is up to the challenge. And right now, you can enter for a chance to win one for free

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