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There used to be a time when the instruction manual was a decidedly necessary part of any item being sold to consumers. The whole “real men don’t need instructions” quote doesn’t apply much anymore. I mean sure, you could figure it out but chances are you are missing out on a ton of features that are quicker learned than discovered. The Samsung Galaxy S III is a very feature rich phone, and if you aren’t coming from the Galaxy S II–or an Android phone in general–it will be difficult to realize...

Samsung’s always had a penchant for beautiful software design and the Galaxy S III’s may be the most aesthetically in-tune update yet. One of the most notable features of TouchWiz’s brand new Nature UI is the dandelion live wallpaper and water droplet effect seen when unlocking the screen. Even if you don’t have a Galaxy S III, you can still get this neat effect on your smartphone! Unlike the Galaxy S II wind farm live wallpaper we showed you guys last year, you won’t have to sideload the .apk. Simply...

Although Samsung’s popularity has largely stemmed on its hardware development, Samsung’s software engineers are busy thinking of innovative new ways to make their top notch hardware more human friendly.   The latest bit of ingenuity comes in the form of Samsung’s SmartStay technology which cleverly prevents the display from timing out by detecting if the user is looking at the screen. Like face detection software in cameras, SmartStay uses the front-facing camera to check in on your mug to make sure its still looking...

Samsung is always striving to provide great integration with all their different electronics, whether it’s with smartphones, tablets, televisions or washing machines, chances are you will find an Android application that will help you use synergize them. Samsung’s Smart Camera is not your run-of-the-mill digicam–the “Smart” in its name refers to its WiFi connectivity which allows you to directly share your photos and upload them to your social networks and more interestingly, sync up with your Samsung Android...

Hey there Samsung Android enthusiasts, today we are bringing to you a review of our new favorite app–NewsAce Multimedia News Reader. As the tablet and smartphone platforms have both developed over the last few years, it has become apparent that these new mediums are excellent tools to deliver content to users. With their beautiful displays, intuitive controls and mobile hardware, it’s no surprise that we’ve seen the tablet and smartphone markets explode since their respective inceptions. Main View In order to become...

Sometimes I find myself wanting to add a bit more polish to the mobile-recorded videos I post on Facebook but who has time to transfer the movie to a computer, edit on PC and then re-upload it on Facebook? Not I. That’s where Samsung’s Video Maker steps in–it is a free, pre-loaded app that sets the gold standard for the type of software that should be (allowed to be) pre-installed on a device. The app boots up in landscape orientation and shows a list of your projects. In my case I don’t have any yet, but you can...

Smart Care is Samsung’s latest application dedicated to help users enjoy their smartphone experience. For someone who is switching from a feature (dumb) phone to a smartphone, it may appear there are many issues with their new devices. The intricacy of a smartphone can be interpreted as complexity which can lead to user frustration. Issues such as a relatively short battery life can be misconstrued as a problem with their new phones, when in reality it’s a matter of user usage and technical limitations. For example, when...

Samsung has finally released the long awaited Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich update for the Galaxy S II. Hometown fans who use SK Telecom’s services started seeing the update yesterday, but eager developers have already repackaged the latest firmware so that it can be flashed to any Galaxy S II GT-I9100. Although the update is currently being pushed specific regions (Poland, Hungary, Sweden, Korea), if you have a Galaxy S II, you can use Odin to flash yourself Samsung’s official ICS ROM. I won’t get into the details...

The folks over at Samsung are always working to improve their user’s experience, and their Dallas Technology Lab is at the forefront of this endeavor. You’ve probably seen the variety of live wallpapers that come default with your  Galaxy S II, but this wasn’t good enough for the folks over in Texas–they’ve created 5 more unique wallpapers for you to try out! Why don’t we take a quick look at some of these unqiue live wallpapers that are sure to add some character to your phone 1. Samsung Parallax...

Not too long ago we completed our review of our top 10 keyboards of 2011-2012, and crowned Swiftkey X as our champion. In celebration of this momentous occasion, we’ve teamed up with Swiftkey’s developers, TouchType, to give 10 lucky readers a free copy of our favorite Android input method. To be eligible to win, be one of the first 10 readers to leave a comment stating your favorite feature of SwiftKey X and your Email address on one of the following articles: CareAce’s 2011-2012 Top 10 Android Keyboard Power Ranking CareAce’s...