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Hey guys, it’s nearly that time of year where we get gifts for our cherished friends and loved ones and occasionally, ourselves. And what better a gift than the practical, entertaining, and beautiful gift of the smartphone! By our guesstimation, if you guys bought the Samsung Galaxy S Captivate, Fascinate, Vibrant or Epic 4G with a contract agreement when they came out (August of 2010), you are due for a device upgrade! If you’ve had your old phone for even longer, or just want to switch things up, why not sell it? Oh yeah,...

I remember the first time I saw the Samsung E715–it was absolutely marvelous. A flip phone with not only an LED flash + camera combo, but an OLED front facing display. There has been plenty of hardware progression, but engineers on the software side of things have done some marvelous things in their own domain. Most notably in the form of seamlessly merging multiple captures into one panoramic photo. You can harness this feature on the Galaxy S III to take stunning panoramic photos. Here’s how: 1. Navigate to your camera,...

It’s amazing how many new features each generation of smartphones receives. From GPS, to front-facing cameras, and now innovative new connectivity methods such as NFC and WiFi direct, it never ceases to amaze me how engineers keep cramming in all of this great stuff! Now that it’s in our phones, it’s up to us to use it! You may have seen the Galaxy S III demonstrating its S Beam capabilities in their commercials, but are you curious how to actually go about emulating the results? It looks pretty simple in the commercial–just...

One of the big selling points of Android devices was their Adobe Flash compatibility. Now that flash is being phased out of convention, you won’t be able to download flash from the Play Market. That however doesn’t mean that you can’t get it. Disclaimer: We at CareAce take no responsibility for the results of the actions you are about to take. Keep in mind that you are about to install software that is not officially supported and could result in security and stability issues, particularly on Android 4.1 or newer. Okay,...

One of the most interesting features I was able to find in my new Galaxy S III was the ability to create your own custom vibration notification. I’ve been used to making custom ringtones and notification sounds, but this is my first time creating a custom vibration–if it’s yours too, here’s a step-by-step guide: 1. Hit Menu > Settings > Scroll down and select Sound: 2. Select Device vibration > Create 3. Before you hit ‘Tap to create,’ thing of a memorable vibration pattern you can tap...

One of my favorite features of the Galaxy S III is the new and improved lock screen. With the latest version of TouchWiz, Samsung has not only included some key shortcut spots on the lock screen, they have also given you the ability to customize them and add your own selection of app shortcuts. First–if you haven’t already–disable your lockscreen security, otherwise the ‘Lock screen options” will be greyed out. Go to Menu > Settings > Security Then select Screen lock > enter your password >...

Bloatware has been filling the app drawers of our Galaxy devices ever since the venerable line landed stateside. Finally after 3 generations of devices, we have a default option to remove all this nonsense.  No rooting or hacking about to get this working now. Although you can’t technically uninstall them, you can hide any application from your app drawer by going to your app drawer and long pressing the app in question. Drag it into ‘app info’ in the lower part of your display: Once you are in the App Info menu,...

I always felt that Samsung’s original 3 button layout (first seen on the Galaxy S) has been the best for Android devices. The 3 button layout seen on the international Galaxy S and S II have now become the standard control layout for every Galaxy S III variant. If you are an American consumer, you may be used to the more typical 4x capacitive button layout seen on the U.S. versions of Samsung’s popular phones. You might be wondering, how do I access the search function now that the button is gone? The answer is quite simple,...

In addition to taking you to your homescreen, the Galaxy S III’s physical home button is used to activate Samsung’s S Voice feature By default, double clicking the home button will automatically bring up S Voice. However, in order to recognize a double click, the Galaxy S III must add a few milliseconds of delay in order to recognize the second click–this results in a bit of lag before it will bring you back to the home screen. In order to remove this lag, all you have to do is disable launching S Voice with the double...

Ever gotten a notification alert while playing a game or using a fullscreen app, but been to lazy to exit out of the game to go check what it was? Well now you can save yourself the curiosity and trouble with Samsung’s built in notification bar gesture command. To activate this notification bar while using a full screen app, all you have to do it drag down on the top of the screen–it helps if you start from the bezel and drag downwards: Once you do that, your notification bar will appear for a few seconds at which point you...