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In the world of Samsung, a software update caused some problems. Meanwhile, Instagram is helping victims of bullying on the net. Here are our winners and losers of last week.

Winner of the week: Instagram

Bullying is widespread on the net and there is not much the victims can do about it. Instagram wants to counteract them with various ideas and features. An AI algorithm will recognize possibly offensive comments and ask the sender again if he/she really wants to send the text.

The new Restrict feature works like a shadow ban, and is supposed to protect victims from possible attacks and let the bullying be hidden from public view, which should discourage mobbing behavior. I think this is a very good approach, and an important step forward. Keep it up Instagram: maybe Facebook will take a page from your book. 

Loser of the week: Samsung

The Samsung Galaxy S10 in all its four versions is a great smartphone. With the current Android update, which is supposed to make it even better, caution is advised though. Many Samsung users are complaining to Reddit and elsewhere that they can no longer use their Galaxy S10 after installing the update.

The devices keep asking for the PIN to be entered, again and again. Even on smartphones where no PIN was set, it suddenly appears. Only a hard reset of the Samsung Galaxy S10 seems to help. For now we can only hope that Samsung will react quickly and give the update a revision.

What do you think were the tops and flops in tech news this past week? Let us know in the comments below!

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  • Mark G. 28
    Mark G. Jul 17, 2019 Link to comment

    I've had a great Samsung galaxy since the mighty S3, sure it was more common for errors and bugs in the early versions, especially Android related issues. Though since the excellent S7 I've not as yet had to factory reset due to a error or bug.
    Whilst Samsung continues to excel with actual great hardware and software, (compared to the extremely low quality of Apple 💩 products). They have also increased reliability to very attractive levels.
    Is it a inconvenience to do a factory reset for any reason, but I would hazard a guess that this issue is affecting a small minority of devices.
    If you use the Samsung backup services correctly then a reset is a mild inconvenience at worse.

    The S10 is a truly excellent device, Samsung One UI alongside Android is a breeze to use.

    I recently had to revert back to my (still fantastic) Galaxy Tab S2 which is running the older version of Samsung Experience, you notice immediately the little settings and features that Samsung have improved with One UI, battery life/display, settings, features and integration with other devices are all considerably better.

    Yes a batch of devices may develop or inherent a bug/fault and yes it is a inconvenience, but it is in no way a indication of the mighty range of devices and software, which continue to outperform and progress in a positive direction.
    Apple 💩 users can only hope and dream of having a device that 'very rarely develops a issue'.

    Peace 🖖

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    Deactivated Account Jul 17, 2019 Link to comment

    There are a lot of details and dynamics which needs to be considered when looking for a smartphone that suits you best. But know what, the most appropriate criteria in this regard is "User Experience". Ask yourself when buying a new smartphone - "how's the user experience with this?". Compare all the choices and go for the best one. Really there aren't a dozen of them, just a few of them. Look for quality and frequency of software updates, software experience, hardware and the overall combined experience including those categories which are important to you like camera, audio, call quality, performance etc. Preferably go for a balanced smartphone.
    In my opinion, overall Oneplus is best among the lot. Xiaomi is very good value for money and leaves little to complain about considering the quality and value it provides for your money. They both have nailed it. For a more general, trend oriented audience - OPPO and VIVO are good. Huawei is good too. So is Honor. Redmi/Xiaomi are same. Samsun is still the boss due to its brand image and worldwide recognition, but I don't quite like Samsung and so does many. Because at the end, you will feel like selling away the device - S7 software issues, Note 7 blasting, S8 software issues and horrific battery life, S9 bad battery life, S10 software issues and ghost touches due to very curved display - slow updates overall and duplicate apps, stupid software crammed with features and Samsung slows down with time, till today. Exynos is real bad - definitely inferior to Snapdragon. Seems Note line up has fared better than S lineup, and S pen is indespensible to some. At ultra premium end, if you plan to use your device for long, I recommend Huawei over Samsung. Or go for an iPhone

  • David Martrano 29
    David Martrano Jul 16, 2019 Link to comment

    I must be one of the lucky ones. I have the June & July updates with Verizon & no problems thus far!

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