By STF News
In March of 2020, I was fortunate to attend what many refer to as the last in-person conference just before COVID-19 was declared a pandemic. The conference was Podfest, held in Orlando, Florida. Podfest proved to be my crash-course introduction into the world of podcasting and helped me launch our podcast, POW! Samsung Developer Program.
Little did I know at that time, it would be a pandemic-filled crazy 17 months before I found myself at an in-person conference again. Surprisingly, it would be another podcasting conference, Podcast Movement in Nashville, Tennessee. For four days I immersed myself back into the world of podcasting, with a slightly different objective than my first podcasting conference. Not only was I attending to improve my knowledge and skill as a podcaster, but with the launch of the new Samsung Podcast Platform, I would also be networking with many industry professionals to promote Samsung’s new service.
During the conference, I attended over 20 sessions, multiple keynotes, countless meetings, and of course… networking parties!
Highlights from Podcast Movement 2021
Tom Webster of Edison Research
Day one highlight of the conference was a powerful keynote presentation on the current state of podcasting from Tom Webster, industry specialist on the usage of technology, new media and social networking. He not only talked about how the pandemic affected listening trends during the past year, but how research showed the importance of expanding your audience through social media and YouTube.
The Podcast Makeover 30 Second Challenge
One of the most insightful sessions was given by a panel of experts who collectively reviewed the first 30 seconds of podcasts. 30 seconds is all a podcaster has to entice their audience to continue listening. Conference attendees would submit their show for the panel to discuss, critique, and ultimately decide if they in fact would continue listening based on how effective the first 30 seconds were.
The panel included:
Seth Resler, Digital Dot Connector Bobby Bones, iHeart Media Elaina Smith, Cumulus Shannon Cason, Shannon Cason’s Homemade Stories Interviewing To Get The Most From Your Guest
With 11 years of experience and over 685 episodes as a producer and host, Christine Blackburn has interviewed some of the biggest names in show business, including Larry King, Sugar Ray Leonard, Bobcat Goldthwait, and Kevin Nealon. Christine has used her podcast show, Story Worthy, as a platform for guests to share stories with a positive message. Her top tip for conducting a great interview was that the host should really not talk too much. A little “dead air” is a good thing and often leads to the guest expanding on their response.
Vocal Rx: Practical Tips for a Healthy & Dynamic Voice
Clara Harris gave one of the most valuable sessions of the conference – how to take care of your voice. Now that I have hosted 20 episodes of the Pow! Samsung Developer Program podcast, I can definitely tell when my voice is sounding good or is just a little off. Clara’s session was a cross between a human biology class and yoga, explaining how our voice is produced and what we can do to prepare and maintain healthy vocal cords.
Networking and Fun!
In between sessions, I found plenty of time to network with fellow podcasters, meet reps from many of the top companies that serve the podcast community, and explore the Expo floor to look for the best free t-shirt and maybe learn a thing or two along the way.
High points were picking up a sweet new mic from the good people at Electro-Voice, a scrumptious breakfast hosted by my friends at SquadCast, and exciting conversations with Tom at Buzzsprout related to our new Samsung Podcast Platform service. Oh ya, and the best free t-shirt giveaway goes to Buzzsprout, who not only chose an ethically produced shirt, but delivered the absolutely best design and comfort!
These are just a few of the amazing highlights I experienced during Podcast Movement 2021. For those that missed out, you can still register to attend the virtual version of Podcast Movement and watch over 200 recorded sessions.
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By STF News
It’s the middle of 2021, so let’s summarize Seller Portal’s highlights and plans for the year.
Seller Portal Enhancement Highlights for 1H 2021
There were many improvements made to Seller Portal during the first half of the year. In case you missed them, here are the details.
Galaxy Store Developer API
The Galaxy Store Developer API provides programmatic access to key features of Seller Portal. Manage your apps and in-app items or check app performance without having to use the Seller Portal UI.
The Galaxy Store Developer API contains a set of server-to-server APIs which provides access to different areas of Seller Portal:
Content Publish API: View, modify, submit, and change the status of apps registered in Seller Portal IAP Publish API: View, register, modify, and remove Samsung In-App Purchase (IAP) items GSS (Galaxy Store Statistics) API: Check your app performance (downloads, revenue, and more) Get started with Galaxy Store Developer API today.
Apps that are registered or under review can be beta tested at any time.
Run up to five (5) closed beta tests and one (1) open beta test for the same app at the same time All beta test apps for the same app are grouped together in the app list for easy viewing Quickly import a beta test app to distribute your app Use the Content Publish API (Galaxy Store Developer API) to manage and distribute your beta test app Check out Enhancements for Beta Testing Apps in Seller Portal, May Updates to Galaxy Store Seller Portal are Here!, and What's New with Beta Testing for more details.
Deploy your app to Galaxy Store according to your release schedule. When you register your app, you can choose how your app is distributed:
Publish Automatically: After you submit your app and pass the first review, your app is available for sale in Galaxy Store immediately. However, if any issues are discovered during the second review, the sale of your app may be suspended. Publish on Date: After you submit your app and pass the first review, your app is distributed to Galaxy Store on a date you select. However, if any issues are discovered during the second review, the sale of your app may be suspended. Publish Manually: After you submit your app and pass all reviews, you can manually deploy your app to Galaxy Store. D-U-N-S authentication
D-U-N-S® (Data Universal Numbering System) is a unique 9-digit number provided and managed by Dun & Bradstreet. Request Commercial Seller status using a D-U-N-S number instead of submitting a business registration certificate for business verification.
Opt in to receive news, benefits, and tips about Seller Portal, such as the monthly newsletter the focuses on updates for game developers. Subscribe or unsubscribe in the Email Notifications section of your Seller Portal profile.
Watch face keywords
A new field for watch face keywords has been added for watch face apps (when "Watch faces" is selected as the category). The Watch Face Keywords field is used to identify all words (such as your brand name) that appear on your watch face design. This information helps us more quickly review your designs and identify any possible IP infringement. Text for commonplace terms, such as the names of days or months, do not need to be included.
Promotional opportunities for Galaxy Store
Uploaded screenshots may be used for a banner in Galaxy Store. If you upload one image with a 16:9 ratio, the Galaxy Store team can immediately consider it for their promotions. Note that this is for Android apps only. Themes and watch faces (U.S. and global) have their own opportunities for promotion.
Seller Portal Enhancement Plans for 2H 2021
We are excited to announce our upcoming plans for 2021 to make Seller Portal even better.
Even after beta testing an app, new issues might be discovered in your app. With staged rollout, you can distribute your app to small groups of users by country. If a new issue is found, you can immediately suspend distribution to correct the problem. This allows you to continue to provide the previous version of your app to users who were not part of the early distribution while you fix the issue.
Currently, there are many online guidelines for Seller Portal policies and it is not clear where to look for information. We’re creating a new policy page so that you can easily find information, such as app sales review, terms and conditions, and Galaxy Store promotions, in one place.
Selected sellers will be asked to participate in a closed beta test for item management. Features to be tested include being able to update the price and/or information about an item without having to resubmit the app, enabling or disabling an item in the app, and using a price template to manage items with the same price.
App registration and management
The app list and app registration pages are the most frequently used pages in Seller Portal. We’ll be improving the UI so that you can quickly check the reasons why an app was rejected after review. We’ll also be providing the ability to filter and view device-specific data.
Additional resources on the Samsung Developers site
This site has many resources for developers looking to build for and integrate with Samsung devices and services. Stay in touch with the latest news by creating a free account or by subscribing to our monthly newsletter. Visit the Marketing Resources page for information on promoting and distributing your apps. Finally, our developer forum is an excellent way to stay up-to-date on all things related to the Galaxy ecosystem.
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Samsung Electronics today launched the 2021 model of its boundary-pushing modular display The Wall (Model Name: IWA) globally. With the new AI processing technology, upgraded 120Hz frame rates, and versatile installation options, this year’s The Wall once again reimagines display technology to give businesses boundless flexibility to showcase content.
“Samsung is dedicated to creating the most innovative displays for those at the forefront of video creation and brand experiences,” said Hyesung Ha, Senior Vice President of Visual Display Business at Samsung Electronics. “The 2021 The Wall is our most immersive and versatile display yet, giving businesses complete control to create their dream environments.”
A new Micro AI Processor instantly analyzes and optimizes every frame of the video to deliver the best picture quality possible. By using up to 16 different neural network models, each trained in AI upscaling and deep learning technology, the Micro AI Processor can optimize picture quality up to 8K resolution, enhancing contrast and removing noise.
The Wall’s Black Seal Technology blankets the screen with perfect uniformity, creating a seamless canvas for purer black levels with enhanced depth delivering unparalleled contrast and immaculate detail. With 1,600 nits peak brightness, The Wall provides clear images that stand out even in bright room environments. Ultra Chroma technology produces narrower wavelengths that create RGB colors twice as pure1 and more accurate than conventional LEDs. Each LED is now up to 40% smaller,2 increasing the pure black space between pixels for enhanced color uniformity and higher picture contrast.
This year’s model is easier to install thanks to new wireless docking connections and a bezel-less design, resulting in a cabinet depth half as deep as before.3 With modular technology, The 2021 The Wall can be installed in a variety of positions, including concave, convex, ceiling, hanging, inclined and L-type. In addition, users only need to adjust once per cabinet with Factory Seam Adjustment, eliminating module-by-module adjustment and saving time.
The 2021 model offers its most detailed picture yet with the industry’s first 8K resolution with a 120Hz refresh rate and Simple 8K playback. The Wall can be configured horizontally for up to 16K resolution with a 15,360 x 2,160-pixel arrangement.4 Its massive screen measures in at over 1,000 inches, creating a completely expansive canvas for showcasing content.
The Wall comes built with Micro HDR and Micro Motion features, featuring 20-bit processing to deliver a consistent picture quality that is suitable across commercial environments for a smooth viewing experience regardless of location. The screen also includes four picture-by-picture screens (PBP), allowing for four different content sources, all of which can be displayed simultaneously in 4K resolution. The 4-PBP function can be used for business purposes where multi-screens are needed.
All of The Wall’s features are delivered with safety top of mind. TÜV Rheinland awarded its Eye Comfort Certification for minimized blue light emission, while its EMC Class B certification minimizes electromagnetic waves for safe installation in homes.
Samsung’s 2021 The Wall is available in select markets around the globe starting today. For more information, please visit: https://displaysolutions.samsung.com/the-wall.
1 Figure is based on internal testing standards against Samsung’s conventional LED Signage.
2 Compared to 2020 model.
3 Compared to 2020 model.
4 For a regular design, 16:9 ratio, 8K resolution (7,680 x 4,320) is supported.
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How do you get HBO Go on Samsung Tizen Smart TVs? HBO Go is supported on most Samsung Tizen Smart TVs.
To find out if HBO GO is available on your Samsung TV, go to Samsung TV: Compatible Devices with HBO GO and look for your Samsung TV model.
If HBO GO is not available on your Samsung TV, you can use a streaming player (such as Roku or Apple TV), a game console, or stream HBO GO to your TV using Chromecast.
Go to Smart Hub and search for HBO Go
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