• October 15, 2016

    I’m Not Buying Twitter

  • 1. Heart Rate Monitor With wearable computing being a very popular trend Samsung is particularly proud that it’s the first to put a heart rate sensor into a smartphone. The sensor is located right under the back camera. 2. Water and dust resistant People are happy about this who by accident has not dropped their phone in water. 3. Fingerprint Sensor You can use the fingerprint sensor to authorize payments and sign in to apps and services. Let’s hope this doesn’t turn into a huge security disaster. Samsung promises that your fingerprint patterns will never be uploaded off the device 4. Kid Mode We’ve seen this on Windows Phone already, but Kid mode lets you decide which apps, games and features are appropriate for your children so they stay safe when they get their hands on your phone and your phone stays safe too. 5. Power-Saving Mode The screen goes black-and-white only, and all non-essential apps and services are killed, allowing the last 10 percent of your battery to power your phone through an incredible 24 hours. You can remain accessible via calls and text messages, which is what you need most in an emergency. 6. Combine Wi-Fi and LTE Data For Faster Downloads For those occasions when either one of those services can’t provide enough bandwidth you can use them both simultaneously. 7. The camera has a 0.3-second autofocus lag Samsung claims a 0.3-second focus lag will prevent focusing issues due to movement. 8. New UI Some developers are not pleased with the TouchWiz UI so a new one has been born. 9. Bonus Features It seems as though owners of a Galaxy S5 will receive a few bonus features and privileges from major app makers including LinkedIn, PayPal, Evernote, Box, and the Wall Street Journal. 10. Private Mode...
  • October 8, 2013

    Things about Note 3 that you might dislike

    We recently saw Samsung launch the latest iteration of their phablet series and they named it the Note 3. It is the most powerful mobile device we have seen yet and apart from raw power, it packs in a lot of innovation. As the Note 2 started to show its age, this new device came in to be the benchmark for others to follow. Samsung has gone crazy with the software on this device and they have packed in a lot of features that you won’t find in any other device. They have taken the multitasking to another level and the S pen packs in much more features now. It runs the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chipset and has got 3 GB of RAM to complement that. The display is an amazing full HD AMOLED unit measuring 5.7 inches. Not only have they worked on the hardware and software features but they have also tried to improve the aesthetics and build of the device by using slightly different material. While it is all good about this device and we absolutely love this device for its software features and the powerful hardware, there are few things that you might not exactly like about this device. Camera- We expect to see a superb camera in device which costs this much. The camera on this device is the same 13 megapixel unit you would find on the S4. While this isn’t a very bad camera, it isn’t very good either. Outdoor photos captured in proper lights come out to be decent but everywhere else it just ruins the photos. Low light photos don’t have much detail and the noise is noticeable. Plus the camera doesn’t bring any features that will dazzle you. It is just another 13 megapixel camera fitted to a high...
  • March 15, 2013

    Samsung Unveils the Galaxy S4

    Samsung has finally unveiled the next in their line of globally available smartphones, the Galaxy S4.   The Galaxy S4 comes with Android 4.2.2 on board, making it the most up to date Android phone that isn’t a Nexus, but still packed with the latest from Samsung.  Samsung is making the Galaxy S4 available in Black Mist and White Frost on all four of the major US carriers as well as most of the major international carriers. Samsung has created what is essentially two phones here. There’s the Exynos based Octo-Core processor clocked at 1.6 GHz and the Snapdragon based Quad Core 1.9GHz processor. These two chipsets are expected to behave differently, but performance is supposed to be similar for most tasks between two chipsets. Regardless of which processor your carrier wind up with, your Galaxy S4 will also be packing 2GB of RAM and either 16, 32, or 64GB of storage depending on which model you purchase. Both the 2600mAh battery and the microSD slot are accessible though the removable rear panel, and the microSD slot can support up to 64GB. On the other side of that removable panel you’ll find a 5-inch Super AMOLED display with 1080p resolution at 441ppi, coming out just under the HTC One’s 468ppi at 4.7-inches. The 13MP rear camera and 2MP front camera are certainly the high end of what is now considered pretty standard fare, but the software that drives this technology is brand new. Samsung is placing a premium on the ability to use both cameras at once.  Whether you are video chatting, taking a photo, or recording video, you’ll be able to use both cameras simultaneously. The front camera alone also gets some special treatment, being capable of 1080p video at 30FPS. Read Full Article
  • As we all already know, Samsung Electronics is going to launch its next flagship smartphone on March 14. Users can’t wait to see all its features in action and check if it’s worth their attention. The citizens of Europe and Azia are the first lucky ones to meet this new device, but other regions will have to wait till summer. Moreover, users will see different accessories for Samsung Galaxy S4 in April, such as an extra battery and a wireless charging device. Today rumors have its that Samsung Galaxy S4 won’t have the Exynos 5 Octa chipset as it had been announced before. It looks like this processor appeared to be too much for such a smartphone, and it will not be able to deal with that. But what will we have as an alternative then? Exynos 5 Octa could make Samsung Galaxy S4 a real beast of course, but developers decided to give this smartphone Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor with Adreno 320 graphic system. And though this information is not official at the moment, all users who really hoped to get a cool and strong flagship from Samsung Electronics feel themselves confused, and it’s not difficult to understand them actually. Though, even if these rumors appear to be true, Samsung fans have enough reasons to be proud of their new smartphone: Super AMOLED 5-inch touchscreen display, 13 MP camera, 2G RAM and Android OS, v4.2 (Jelly Bean) will make Samsung Galaxy S4 cool enough to beat all previous Galaxy versions, and it can be deservedly called a flagship by all means. It’s also not a secret already that Samsung Galaxy S4 won’t make its Home button disappear. A removable battery and a plastic back cover will be present too. So, to make a long story short, Samsung Galaxy S4...
  • February 25, 2013

    Samsung Galaxy S4 Will Launch March 14

    Samsung Electronics will unveil its next flagship smartphone the Galaxy S4 on March 14.  The next generation Samsung flagship smartphone Galaxy S4 is no longer a rumor. The tech giant confirmed that it would launch the new Galaxy S smartphone at a March 14 event in New York.  Samsung released the first Galaxy S smartphone during the CTIA mobile trade show in the U.S. in 2010.  Samsung has named the conference “Samsung Unpacked”. Samsung Galaxy S4 is expected to heat up the rivalry with Apple’s iPhone in the U.S. mobile phone market.  The Galaxy S3 took Samsung to a great Q4 of 2012 and clinched them the top spot in the mobile market. Apple would regain the lead but reports show that Samsung beats Apple in connected devices sales in 2012.  The new Galaxy S4 and the expected new Galaxy Note (expected to release this year) are slowly pulling Apples market share away.
  • December 5, 2012

    AT&T releases Jelly Bean for Galaxy S III

    Galaxy S III owners on AT&T who have been waiting for months on end to get their Samsung Galaxy S III upgraded can now rejoice.  Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean is now available for download to AT&T Galaxy S III owners through Kies, Samsung’s content sync and software update service. There is no OTA update so you’ll have to connect the device to your Mac or PC to get the update. There have been some install issues users might want to check their storage space on their phones before downloading; the upgrade will be a fairly hefty 738MB.  Another issue any custom APNs (Access Point Names) will be deleted during the update. You can easily reconfigure any custom APNs after the update by selecting the APN option under Mobile Networks. Jelly Bean on the Galaxy S III will also be getting the following features and improvements: Home screen mode Blocking mode Swype Music Hub Setting menu Quick panel UI Better Facebook support Sprint was first American carrier to offer Jelly Bean to the Galaxy S III this past October, while rival Verizon still hasn’t announced plans to bring Jelly Bean to Samsung’s flagship smartphone the rumors I have read are a possible December 14 release date but again it’s just a rumor.
  • November 9, 2012

    Galaxy S3 Number 1 In Smartphone Market

    Samsung’s Galaxy S3 is now the world’s best-selling smartphone pulling in front of Apple’s iPhone, which has dominated the smartphone market for more than two years consistently.  The Galaxy S3 powered by Android OS, v4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich), upgradeable to 4.1 (Jelly Bean) and 720 x 1280 pixels with 4.8 inch screen has become the favorite of smartphone users. Strategy Analytics estimated Samsung sold 18 million S3 models in the third quarter, compared with iPhone 4S sales of 16.2 million.  Samsung post a record $7.3 billion operating profit in the July-September quarter. “Samsung’s Galaxy S3 has proven wildly popular with consumers and operators across North America, Europe and Asia,” said analyst Neil Mawston, adding the new iPhone 5 would likely reclaim the top spot for Apple in the current quarter. As most has stated the iPhone has been playing catch up with Samsung’s Galaxy S3, next quarter it will be interesting to see the numbers and see if Apple recaptures its dominance.
  • This is a great instructional video on how to find a MAC address on an Samsung Galaxy Android.  A lot of people setup wireless security to filter by MAC address. This video helps you find what your wireless MAC address is for your phone.  A mac address is 12 character hexadecimal number.