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Samsung has been the most software involved Android OEM and prides themselves in providing apps that can simplify their users’ lives. Samsung has recently been on the lookout for ways to help the latest iOS converts who have made their way to the Samsung/Android homeland. It can be a big deal to jump ship to a new device and operating system but Samsung has...

We’ve already gone over the Samsung Galaxy S4 user manual, and with its hundreds of features, its no wonder Samsung created a customer consultant guide in order to answer 123 commonly asked questions about the Galaxy S4. Topics include questions about the camera, Group Play, Watch ON, and numerous other settings and features—even seasoned veterans can find...

Think about what your biggest consumer purchase was in the last couple years. Unless you are a sartorially inclined, wealthy socialite who fancy’s fine leather goods, it was probably your smart phone. You might say “hey, my phone was only $199,” but then we would be forgetting the built in 2 year contract. If you were to lose or break your phone, you would have to replace it with a new device which if it were a flagship device such as the Galaxy S IV, would set you back another $600! So then the real question is, if...

Our sister site Movaluate has been our trusted resource for evaluating our device’s values. In addition to generating accurate price appraisals, Movaluate’s team has been hard at work to create a tool that will give users the ability to verify a target device’s functionality as well as its fair market value, all with one app. This app is Movaluate Device Tester. The goal was to create an easy to use and understand diagnostic application that would allow buyers and sellers to easily identify that a device is in good working...

Our mobile device displays are the windows into our mobile lives. We spend hours everyday peering through them without much thought, so it’s prudent to take a deeper look into these magnificent portals before deciding on which will provide the best experience for our eyeballs. As you may know, Samsung will be entering the 1080p display market with the Galaxy S IV’s 5-inch Super AMOLED panel. How does it compare to the other top of the line device’s displays? Let’s take a look: Brightness & Color Reproduction Super...

The Samsung Galaxy Note is a powerful device that elevates itself from the rest of the typical array of smartphones with its one of a kind S Pen. If you aren’t familiar with Samsung’s Galaxy Note series, it is an expansion of their Galaxy lineup that focuses on larger devices with their signature Wacom powered S Pen and display. What does this mean for the user? While typical devices must rely on inaccurate, silicone bulb tipped styli, the Galaxy Note’s integrated stylus gives the same writing resistance as a typical...

Last month we reviewed a unique photo application called CameraAce, that offered a comprehensive suite of photo editing tools as well as a new twist on photo management.  The latest update overhauls the user interface with a “Camera Workbench UI,” so that creating and using Photography Themes is easier and more intuitive. Now when you fire up the application, each preset Photography Theme you have created will have an information panel displaying gall of your settings: To make things crystal clear, the latest version...

2012 has really been the year of the 7~ inch tablet, with key releases by Google and Apple in the Nexus 7 and iPad Mini. It is clear that users are trending towards smaller, more portable devices that are significantly cheaper than their beefier 10~ inch siblings. Samsung released the first Android tablet in the form of the original Galaxy Tab which was 7 inches, but then focused in the 10 inch segment once Android’s dedicated tablet OS 3.2 Honeycomb came around. Debuting at a whopping $499, the Tab 10.1 was a beautiful piece of...

If you’re like me, you love the clean lines of a phone without a protective case. Upon realizing gravity exists, you are faced with the cold hard (pavement) reality of owning a phone–you are going to drop it sooner or later, and chances are if it isn’t onto carpet, there is going to be some moderate to severe damage. If you are worried about this happening to your Galaxy S III but have reservations about adding a bulky or ugly case, I think we may have found a way to put your mind at ease: What you see before you is...

So you watched Google unveil Android 4.1 Jelly Bean on the Galaxy Nexus. Pretty interesting, but you weren’t quite ready to part with your Galaxy S II running Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich. But then you saw this video: And you were like: Google’s dropped the Galaxy Nexus’ price down to $349.00. The bad news–you only have $100. The good news is that your Galaxy S II is still worth quite a bit of cash, enough to make that difference. But what is the best way to sell your phone? Well, I’m glad you asked,...