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Samsung wants to cut even more off of Apple’s $548 million award. Photo: Kārlis Dambrāns/Flickr CC

Samsung is asking the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit to cut more money off the $930 million Apple won in a patent lawsuit. The company is arguing that the appeals court’s earlier ruling is still unfair, even after successfully convincing the panel to chop off $382 million already.

Samsung says an update is on its way to make your Galaxy more secure. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

Samsung says an update is on its way to make your Galaxy more secure. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

Samsung has promised to deliver an over-the-air security update in the coming days to patch a serious flaw with the SwiftKey keyboard baked into its Android-powered Galaxy devices.

Its announcement comes just one day after a security researcher exposed the vulnerability, which affects around 600 million Samsung handsets — including its new Galaxy S6 and S6 edge.

Display modes on Samsung Galaxy Note 4

These aren’t the only display modes available on some Samsung Galaxy devices. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

Samsung is famous for its over-saturated Super AMOLED displays, but for those who prefer a more natural look, there’s a hidden display mode that’s super easy to activate. It’s available on more recent Galaxy devices like the Galaxy S6, S6 edge, and Note 4, and you don’t need root access to enable it.

Here’s how to find it.

Samsung already unveiled one Galaxy S6 Edge unboxing video on its YouTube channel. It was pretty boring, but trust us, even if you’re not a Samsung fan, you’re going to want to watch this one, in which a Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge unboxing soon blows up into a first-person action movie.

2014 was the year Apple took the lead against Samsung. Photo: HBO/Cult of Android

2014 was the year Apple took the lead against Samsung. Photo: HBO/Cult of Android

Of the smartphone stories which played out in 2014, two of the biggest were the triumph of Apple’s iPhone 6, which sold a massive 10 million+ units in its opening weekend alone, and the faltering of Samsung, which fell from the dominant position it had enjoyed since 2011.

Today, a new report from Gartner (paywall) breaks down both the 1.2 billion smartphone sales that took place worldwide last year, and also the sales from Q4 2014 — revealing how Apple leaped ahead in the smartphone category, while the South Korean tech giant Samsung started to lose its footing.

Make no mistake about it: this was the year everything changed.

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