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[Facepalm] Samsung forgets to renew domain, potentially putting millions of customers at risk of being hacked

Sometimes inaction can be just as dangerous as making a wrong move. That seems to be the case for Samsung, as it appears simply letting a domain expire could have left millions of its customers vulnerable to hackers. Luckily, a security researcher named João Gouveia noticed the potential problem and snapped up the domain before anyone with more nefarious intentions was able to grab it.

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Samsung launches the Galaxy J7 Max and Galaxy J7 Pro in India, including Samsung Pay

Samsung India has announced the launch of two new mid-range smartphones, the Galaxy J7 Max and Galaxy J7 Pro. The J Series is extremely popular in India, making up 30% of total smartphone sales in the country, according to Samsung. Its popularity seems to rest on the right balance between price and specifications, as well as market-specific features such as Ultra Data Saving and S bike mode. The Korean company will be hoping for more wins with the pair of new devices, which will be the first in India to include Samsung Pay.

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Bixby-equipped Galaxy Note FE may launch in South Korea on July 7th, priced at over $600

Ah, the Galaxy Note7. It had such promise, but it was gone too young. Now, though, it's getting a second chance on life in the form of the Galaxy Note FE, and it's launching in South Korea in early July with the Bixby virtual assistant on board.

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[Update: Now $116] Deal Alert: Samsung's Galaxy S8 DeX dock is $134.55 ($15 off) at Amazon

With the launch of the Galaxy S8, Samsung became the latest tech company to try turning a smartphone into a computer with a special dock. It's not a crazy idea given how powerful our mobile devices have become, but the implementation has never been quite right. By all accounts, Samsung has come the closest yet to a usable solution with its DeX docking station, compatible with the Galaxy S8 or S8+. It would usually set you back $150, but Amazon is currently knocking more than $15 off that retail price.

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Samsung has added its Secure Folder app and file encryption tool to the Play Store

The march of Samsung apps moving to Google Play continues. This time it's Secure Folder that has made its way over to every Android Police reader's favorite app store. Whatever it is you might need to keep hidden from prying eyes, now you have one more way to keep the app up-to-date. Unfortunately, it seems that it's limited to Samsung devices.

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[Deal Alert] Get an open-box Samsung Gear S3 frontier for just $249.99 ($100 off) on eBay

The Android Wear market isn't doing too well these days, with most offerings either being too expensive or too ugly. However, it's important to remember that there's a second major player in the smartwatch game for Android users - Tizen. If you're looking for a handsome, capable smartwatch on the cheap, the Samsung Gear S3 frontier may be worth a look into. And now, you can get an open-box model for just $249.99 on eBay.

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[Deal Alert] Dual SIM Galaxy S8 and S8+ on sale for $639.99 and $727.99 via eBay

The Galaxy S8 and S8+ have been out for a few months, so the sales are really starting to make a dent in the price tag. Today, the dual SIM variants are available on eBay for the lowest price we've see yet. The S8 is $640 and the S8+ is $728. Those are both more than $100 cheaper than the standard carrier variants.

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Sprint and T-Mobile Galaxy S8 and S8+ receiving updates that bring the May patch, an updated Bixby app, and improved SD card stability

Samsung may not have the best reputation for keeping all of its phones on the latest OS versions, but it's usually pretty good with its latest flagships. Case in point: an update with the May security patch, as well as improvements to Bixby (no, it's not Bixby Voice) and microSD card stability, is being pushed to the T-Mobile variants of the Galaxy S8 and S8+. Sprint models are also receiving an update, and we'd expect it to contain the same things.

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T-Mobile is rolling out Nougat to the Galaxy S6, S6 Edge, and Galaxy Tab S2

Samsung and its carrier partners can take a long time to get big system updates rolled out to older devices, but at least it happens. Some OEMs would have abandoned a phone from 2015 by now, but T-Mobile is rolling out a Nougat update to the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, which was promised a few days ago. Bonus: the Tab S2 on T-Mobile is getting the update, too.

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Samsung Connect Home mesh Wi-Fi router now available for pre-order

If you're not familiar with Samsung's SmartThings Hub, it essentially acts as a bridge between all your smart home products (the supported ones, anyway) and whatever device you want to control them with. If you've been wanting a SmartThings Hub and a mesh Wi-Fi network, you can do both with the new Samsung Connect Home.

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