Samsung will make life even harder for iPhone on February 20

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Samsung Galaxy S10 teaser
You won’t be blown away by Galaxy S10 performance.
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Weakening demand for the iPhone could get worse next month when Samsung delivers its next-generation smartphone lineup.

The South Korean company has confirmed a Galaxy Unpacked event on Wednesday, February 20. Its teaser video all but confirms the Galaxy S10 will be the star of the show.

Samsung’s first foldable phone is coming early this year

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This early prototype Samsung foldable phone suggests how the Galaxy X might look.
The so-called Galaxy Flex be Samsung’s first foldable phone.
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CES 2019 bugIf you’ve been waiting to splash your cash on a foldable smartphone, you’ll be pleased to know that the wait for Samsung’s first is almost over.

The so-called Galaxy Flex will go on sale during the first quarter of this year. It will feature the Infinity Flex display that Samsung showcased at a recent developers conference, and it could cost as much as $2,550 in the U.S.

Here are all the TV sets adding AirPlay 2 support

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AirPlay 2
Is your favorite TV manufacturer on the list?
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One of the nice surprises to come out of CES this week is that a bunch of TV manufacturers are finally adding AirPlay 2 support to their latest sets. To help you keep track of which ones, Apple has published a list of TVs that are compatible with its streaming platform.

These are the ones to look out for if you want to send content to your TV over AirPlay.

Samsung also suffers as smartphone sales slump in China

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Apple isn't the only one suffering in China.
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It turns out Apple isn’t the only smartphone maker that’s suffering from falling sales in China. Samsung, one of the iPhone’s biggest rivals, is also expected to follow Apple in confirming lower than anticipated revenue for the fourth quarter of 2018.

The South Korean company’s warning, which will reportedly come on Tuesday, will reveal a 12 percent fall in year-on-year operating profit for the three-month period. Revenue is also expected to drop 5 percent.

Apple’s TV service just scored a huge win at CES 2019

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TV makers like Vizio are suddenly BFFs with Apple.
TV makers are suddenly BFFs with Apple.
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CES 2019 bugThe biggest TV makers in the business are finally ready to play nice with Apple.

Apple’s long-rumored TV streaming service isn’t expected to launch until later this year, but in the meantime, Vizio and LG revealed that they’re adding AirPlay 2 and HomeKit support to their 2019 TVs. And it could be a crucial win for Apple’s growing ambition to take on Netflix.

iTunes video and AirPlay 2 coming to Samsung’s Smart TVs

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It will be available to both 2018 and 2019 Smart TV customers.
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CES 2019 bugIt would have sounded unthinkable just a couple years ago, but long-time Apple frenemy Samsung has announced that its Smart TVs will offer iTunes Movies and TV Shows and Apple AirPlay 2 support.

Support will be baked into the new 2019 models, and made available to 2018 models via a firmware update.

5 things Apple fans should watch for at CES 2019

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The biggest tech show of the year is nearly here.
The biggest tech show of the year is nearly here.
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Prepare your news feeds for an avalanche of gadget announcements.

CES 2019 — the biggest electronics trade show in the world — is set to kick off in Las Vegas next week where nearly every tech company on the planet (except Apple) will be showing off their latest wares. Even though Apple won’t officially be at the event, dozens of its employees will be roaming the show floor observing how the competition is trying to catch up.

While you won’t see any new Apple products at CES the company’s presence will certainly be felt from smart homes to self-driving car tech. Here’s what we’re looking forward to most at this year’s show.

Samsung’s Space Monitor is a star in super-simple setups

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Samsung Space Monitor
Isn’t she a stunner?
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Samsung has a number of new monitors lined up for CES 2019, including one that’s perfect for Mac mini owners with small desks. It’s called the Samsung Space Monitor — and it’s a beauty.

Not only does the Space Monitor sport a super-slim design, but it can be clamped to the edge of your desk, negating the need for a large foot that takes up precious space.