There is no better example of a risk-versus-reward scenario than jailbreaking your iPhone or rooting your Android phone. While both jailbreaking and rooting undoubtedly has its advantages, this possibility of something going wrong and you ending up with a 500-dollar doorstop i ...more
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If you watched the presidential debate last night, then you might recall Mitt Romney's remark on the fake Apple Store in China "selling counterfeit goods". That store actually sells real Apple products, only it isn't licensed to sell them, so it was a little misleading. Not to ...more
By default, your Samsung Galaxy S III comes equipped with a few app shortcuts that are available from the lock screen. But what if you don't use those apps very much? Wouldn't you rather customize the lock screen icons on your S3 to your favorite and most used apps? Well, it' ...more
Many people drop their phone, resulting in the dreaded cracked screen. Luckily for you, a few of those people end up replacing the screen themselves, and sometimes they even leave behind detailed instructions on how to do it. How to Replace Your Samsung Galaxy S3's Cracked LC ...more
So, you finally got the Jelly Bean update on your Samsung Galaxy S III, but one little problem—you've got some red glow around the edges of your screen now. Is your phone messed up? No, it's just a tiny glitch that some users have been reporting after updating their Galaxy S3s ...more
There is something about being reminded about something you already know that is annoying beyond belief. It's like someone telling you that your shoes are untied while you are kneeling down to tie them. That same logic goes for our smartphones as well. While smartphones do a ...more
One of the main reasons why the Samsung Galaxy S III has dethroned Apple's iPhone 4S as the best-selling smartphone in the world is due to Android's open-source operating system. The vast spectrum of customization that comes with Android has become one of its focal points, all ...more
Sprint has announced that it will be the first U.S. carrier to release Jelly Bean 4.1 for the Samsung Galaxy S III. The over-the-air updates have already started, with users receiving a notification on how to update on their phone. The reason Jelly Bean has garnered so much at ...more
Google's newest Android system update should be arriving on Tuesday, November 13th, with the release of the Google Nexus 4 smartphone, and Nexus 7 and 10 tablets. All will come preloaded with the new Android 4.2 Jelly Bean OS, but what about the rest of you (especially those w ...more
With Sprint already rolling out their Jelly Bean updates to Samsung Galaxy S III owners here in the United States, international users have already had a chance to check out Android's newest OS on their S3, but all is not gravy. It seems that folks have been noticing an incre ...more
With the Samsung Galaxy S III being a hot commodity, it's no surprise that your friends might try unlocking your fancy password-protected phone. While some friends have good intentions when using your phone, there are those certain friends who get into the phone to do this... ...more
How To : Restore Your Samsung Galaxy S III to Factory Settings (If It's Bricked or You're Locked Out)
Erasing everything off of your phone and starting anew is a pretty drastic step to take for a little glitch. For most people, system restoring is a last resort option, but there are a few reasons to want or need to restore your device to factory settings. Many people have tri ...more
Rooting your device gives you all-powerful administrative access to your phone and its system settings. Of course, with such power comes great responsibility, and sometimes that responsibility becomes to burdensome or just plain unnecessary. There are many reasons for wanting ...more
How To : Not Getting the Jelly Bean Update Yet? Here's How to Flash Your Samsung Galaxy S III to Android 4.1.1
The newest firmware update for Android, Jelly Bean 4.1.1, has been out for a while now, but not every device has gotten it yet (some never will). One popular device that has recently gotten it is the Samsung Galaxy S III, only they'll be pushing the update out overseas during ...more
While the Samsung Galaxy S3 is the world's best selling smartphone, there a few people that find the device just a bit too large. With a 4.8 inch display and 136.6 x 70.6mm dimensions, the phone can be slightly large for kids—and adults with small fingers. It can even be a has ...more
Sharing screens is a great way to showcase projects, photos, or videos without having to download and upload those files on the other devices. This is made easy with AllSharePlus. You can download the AllSharePlay application for your Samsung Galaxy S III or Tab 2 right here. ...more
Playing advanced games on your phone can be pretty frustrating sometimes. Touchscreen devices are great for everyday apps and games designed solely for them, but when it comes to games that require multiple actions in conjunction with directional movement, it gets ugly. Just ...more
Getting the task done as quickly as possible is usually the goal for most things in life. Well, most things. That's why efficiency is the first and main component of the McDonaldization of our society. When working on your smartphone, having to deal with lag and slow applicat ...more
If you're like me, getting as much sleep as possible is priority number one. With more and more time spent on or around our cell phones, it's becoming harder and harder to block out all the noise. If you've got a Samsung Galaxy Note II or Galaxy S III, you probably love the g ...more
With all of the advancements in the smartphone world, we can virtually use them for anything. You can use your smartphone as a mobile hotspot, an Xbox controller, a car locator, and a security camera. Heck, you can even turn it into a Swiss Army knife. And now you can even use ...more
The Samsung Galaxy S III is undoubtedly a great phone, but still has some minor issues to work out. One involves buggy Wi-Fi roaming, where the Galaxy S3's Wi-Fi signal strength will increase when getting closer to a Wi-Fi access point, but then completely disappears when att ...more
How To : Solve Complex Equations Easier on Your Samsung Galaxy S3 with This Free Handwriting Calculator
Solving long and extensively complicated equations in grade school was tough to do by hand. Keeping track of which part of the equation to solve first took time, training, and lots of bad grades. As soon as middle school began, our dependance on calculators grew and difficult ...more
With voice commands becoming conventional on most new smartphones, it's only ideal that their abilities increase as well. Thanks to Apple's Siri, you can do things like update your Twitter account and look up who the president of Costa Rica is. Siri has strongly commandeered ...more
SNAP. That's the sound of your Samsung Galaxy S3's camera going off. Not that big of deal, unless you're trying to take some top secret pics or some candid shots of your friends. The shutter sound gives you away, and the next thing you know, you're deleting pictures. On most o ...more
How To : Add Inductive Charging Capabilities to a Samsung Galaxy Nexus, Note 2, and Other Android Devices
Inductive charging is already a reality on popular smartphones like the Samsung Galaxy S III and Google Nexus 4, and Apple has recently published a patent that would make inductive chargers a reality for the iPhone. There are also several phones that have the capability for wi ...more
Starting today, you can experience all the unique feature of Samsung's next flagship device, the Samsung Galaxy S5, right on your Galaxy S3 or other Android device. Grab the Galaxy S5 Experience app for free from Google Play, open it up, and let's dive right in. Of course, yo ...more
On Thursday, March 14th, Samsung unveiled their new Galaxy S4. With it came a slew of new features, but what does that mean for us S3 users? Unless we're willing to shell out big bucks for the full retail version, most of us S3 owners (at least in the states) will not be eligi ...more
There are many mods and tweaks you can do on your Samsung Galaxy S4 to make it feel more fresh, like using a more customizable keyboard and a better PIN unlock, but if you want to make your Galaxy S4 feel even fresher, add a little Galaxy S5 touch to it. We've already shown y ...more
You can read at 500 words per minutes. Don't believe me? Here, see for yourself. This amazing technology comes from the startup Spritz, and they're ready to unleash it onto the smart device world, starting with the Samsung Galaxy S5 and the Galaxy Gear line of smartwatches. S ...more
The iPad's got some stiff competition these days, especially from Android, who plans to invade the tablet market with their high-end mobile operating system. And they're off to a good start with the Samsung Galaxy Tab, available from AT&T, T-Mobile, Vodafone and Verizon Wirele ...more
If you have a Samsung Galaxy S, Vibrant, Captivate, or I9000 and want to unlock it, this video will show you how to do it. Also, this method will let you do it with one click. You'll need your USB cable to connect to your desktop or laptop to download the necessary script. Enjoy.
Everyone in the world uses tablets these days, so it's no wonder that the Samsung Galaxy Tab has different languages built right in. To change your language on the Android tablet, all you need to do is navigate to the Settings menu. Instructions for Older Tab Models This fir ...more
First comes navigation, then comes customization. That's how it always works. You need to familiarize yourself with the workings of the new Samsung Galaxy Tab first, then learn to customize the Samsung Galaxy Tab operating system to your liking. See how to customize your five ...more
New owner of a Samsung Galaxy Tab? Thinking of picking one up? In this Galaxy tablet owner's guide, you'll learn how to use the Tab's two cameras. For all of the details, including step-by-step instructions, watch this Samsung Galaxy Tab Google Android smart tablet owner's guide.
New owner of a Samsung Galaxy Tab? Thinking of picking one up? In this Galaxy tablet owner's guide, you'll learn how to use split-screen applications. For all of the details, including step-by-step instructions, watch this Samsung Galaxy Tab Google Android smart tablet owner's ...more
New owner of a Samsung Galaxy Tab? Thinking of picking one up? In this Galaxy tablet owner's guide, you'll learn how to use the Tab's various messaging features. For all of the details, including step-by-step instructions, watch this Samsung Galaxy Tab Google Android smart tab ...more
New owner of a Samsung Galaxy Tab? Thinking of picking one up? In this Galaxy tablet owner's guide, you'll learn how to use the Tab's built-in web browser. For all of the details, including step-by-step instructions, watch this Samsung Galaxy Tab Google Android smart tablet ow ...more
This video will show you how to send a text message with the Samsung Galaxy I7500. Just follow these simple steps to start sending text messages from your Samsung Galaxy I7500: From the home page, tap the messaging icon. Select "New Message" Tap the "To" field and enter either ...more
Learn how to load a custom ROM onto a rooted Samsung Galaxy Google Android smartphone! Custom ROMs help you to unlock your phone's hidden potential and allow you to, among other things, turn your mobile phone into a 3G wireless modem with free WiFi tethering. For all of the de ...more
If you have just bought a Samsung Galaxy S phone and noticed that it drops in signal reception just like the iPhone 4, watch this video to find out the best way to hold your Samsung Galaxy S cellphone. This video is done by a Polish tester, and they have noted that this Andro ...more
Rooter's remorse! It's a common affliction. So what do you do when you want to restore your Samsung Galaxy's factory firmware and put your mobile phone back as it was? This video's got the goods. Whether you'd like to unroot your Samsung Galaxy Google Android smartphone or ju ...more
Is the screen on your Samsung Galaxy Tab a little too dim? A little too bright? Adjust the screen brightness is an easy task on the Android tablet. All you have to do is go to MENU < SETTINGS < DISPLAY SETTINGS < BRIGHTNESS and turn of the AUTOMATIC BRIGHTNESS. Then adjust the ...more
You've got yourself a new Samsung Galaxy Tab and you want to start filling up your contact book, but you don't know how— This video will breakdown the easy steps to adding those new contacts in the Android OS. Simply hit APPLICATIONS, then CONTACTS and select the ADD NEW CONTA ...more
Adding a SIM card to your Samsung Galaxy Tab is easy! If you have this new Android tablet and are looking to see how to install the SIM card, this video will clearly show you how it's done. Simply remove the slot's cover, insert the SIM card, making sure it's secure and snug, ...more
New owner of a Samsung Galaxy? Thinking of picking one up? In this Galaxy owner's guide, you'll learn how to get around this Google Android phone's user interface (UI for short) to do things like send and read messages, make and receive calls and surf the web using the phone's ...more
The built-in 3MP camera on the Samsung Galaxy Tab is perfect for taking pictures or recording videos. To see how to start using the camera on this Android tablet, watch this video! Get the full scoop on the tablet's camera, including how to share photos and videos with friends.
One of the coolest features on the Samsung Galaxy Tab is the in-built Readers Hub. It's ideal for reading all of the newspaper, books and magazines within the Android tablet. All you need to do is go to the Reader Hub and start reading! Watch and see how easy it is!
If you don't like the background image on your Samsung Galaxy Tab homescreen, it's easy to switch it out with another picture. To change the background wallpaper on this Android device, simply go to MENU < WALLPAPER < WALLPAPER GALLERY and find the one you want. Click SET WALL ...more
With the awesome web browsing capabilities on the new Samsung Galaxy Tab, you're going to want to get on the web. This video will show you how to connect to the internet directly through your closest Wi-Fi. It's easy with the Android OS, so get ready to surf the web!
For all of you who've snagged the brand new Samsung Galaxy Tab, this video will help you get started enjoying the full benefits of the Android tablet. See how to get started with the Galaxy Tab by inserting your SIM card and get a feel for the new features it comes equipped with.
Interested in taking pictures and shooting video on your Samsung Galaxy Tab Google Android tablet device? This clip will teach you everything you'll need to know. Whether you're the proud owner of a Tab tablet or are merely considering picking one up, you're sure to be well se ...more
If you are interested in installing Gingerbread on your rooted Samsung Galaxy Tab, check out this video. You'll want to download Stock GB as well as Overcome and the ROM. You'll use Odin to install Gingerbread on the Android tablet.
If you want to expand your storage capacity in your new Samsung Galaxy Tab, it's easy thanks to the microSD slot on the side. Installing your microSD memory card is as easy as removing the slot's cover, inserting the microSD card in, pushing to make sure it locks, and recoveri ...more
Want to know how to get around a Samsung Galaxy Google Android tablet? This clip will teach you everything you'll need to know. Whether you're the proud owner of a Tab tablet device or are merely considering picking one up, you're sure to be well served by this video guide. Fo ...more
If you are interested in installing Ubuntu on your Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Android tablet. You can download Ubuntu and ADB here. Root Ubuntu Linux on top of your Android OS with Ubuntu running like a virtual machine.
Forget regular backgrounds. The new Samsung Galaxy Tab has live wallpapers, which are essentially backgrounds for your homescreen, but with a lively feel. It reacts to you. But if you want to change it, you can, and this is how you do on the Android OS. Press MENU < WALLPAPER ...more
If your alarm is too low or the music isn't loud enough on your Samsung Galaxy Tab, then you need to turn the volume up. Adjusting the volume is an easy task, thanks to the Android OS. All you need to do is hit MENU < SETTINGS < SOUND SETTINGS < VOLUME and make your adjustments.
If you want to know how to get all of your contacts from your Samsung Galaxy Tab to your SIM card, this video will show you just how easy it is. Just break out your Android tablet and go to APPLICATIONS < CONTACTS < MENU < IMPORT/EXPORT < EXPORT TO SIM CARD. Select the contact ...more
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Google Maps never looked better on the Android mobile OS than on the new Samsung Galaxy Tab. Watch this video to see how to use the Maps application, including how to use Google Street View. Also, check out how to use the Places app for finding your way to nearby points of int ...more