One of the complaints of the Android ecosystem is the fragmented updated environment which leaves many phones in the proverbial Android stone age. Whether that be Ice Cream Sandwich, Honeycomb, Gingerbread or heaven forbid—Froyo, it sucks to be a build or more behind. Lucky for us, Samsung’s doing their due diligence to makes sure we are staying caught up...

Google’s expansive software and app ecosystem has finally reached the “track-your-phone” domain with their Android Device Manager. While there have been 3rd party options floating around for quite some time, Google’s unified approach to the misplaced smartphone problem is unique in that it requires no app installation on the device side of...

I’ve cracked the display of more phones than I’m willing to admit, which is why when I found out that there were glass screen protectors, I was quite excited. I’m quite persnickety about the feel of my smartphone’s display, that is to say that a cheap plastic screen protector is not going to cut it, especially for my Galaxy Note II. The first...

Do you guys remember this past Google I/O when Google announced that they would sell a Galaxy S4 with a stock Android experience. Now this is all well and good, but what about the millions of Galaxy S4 owners who don’t want to pay another $649 for the Google AOSP experience? Well you guys are in luck because we have some handy tips you can use to supplant TouchWiz...

Developer options are settings that are meant for developers and power users to optimize and customize their devices. However, in order to avoid confusion and unnecessary fuss, this options are hidden from view. We will show you how you can unlock the developer options so you can have maximum control over your device. First of all, fire up your device settings: Settings...

Industry analysts have been saying for the better part of a year that the next step in “Mobile” will be the watch. There was buzz about Apple entering the smart watch market but Samsung beat them to the punch with their new wrist-mounted Galaxy Gear. Unveiled yesterday at IFA Berlin 2013, it was unclear pre-launc whether the Samsung Galaxy Gear would...

The Samsung Galaxy S4 was constructed with the goal of being fully integrated into our digital lives. A large part of most of our lives is media [read: video] consumption and Samsung’s WatchON application paired with the GS4’s built in IR blaster The combination of WatchON and the IR blaster is Samsung’s attempt at transforming the Galaxy S4 into...

1. Samsung Smart Switch from Blackberry or iPhone Samsung has realized that it has been gobbling up BlackBerry marketshare and encroaching on Apple’s user base, so it’s very nice of them to create an app that helps new users transfer their data from their old devices to their new Galaxy S4. Samsung’s Smart Switch PC application allows BlackBerry...

Water resistance phones usually look like rubber bricks and weight as much. Samsung decided to change that stereotype when they released the Galaxy S4 Active. The ruggedized version of the Galaxy S4 packs all the power of the Galaxy S4 (sans 13MP camera) into a frame that is just marginally larger but provides the ability to completely submerge the device without...

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...