Tired of getting excited to load a video only to see the dreaded blue box with a question mark? The cause of that blue box is due to Android dropping native support of flash—ironic since that was one of its original selling points. The simple answer to this problem is to get Adobe Flash for your Android phone, but seeing as how it’s no longer available in the Play Store, it’s a bit more trouble than one would think. Don’t fret though, we’ll hold your hand throughout the process! First, we have to make sure we...

IR blasters. That little LED that typically sits behind a dark plastic shield on your TV’s remote controllers. Well if you hadn’t noticed, they are starting to migrate toward mobile devices, specifically smartphones and tablets. Samsung first integrated this feature on the Galaxy Tab 7.7, which was used to interface with a user’s home theater setup via onboard app Peel. Now I know what you’re thinking, “more Samsung bloatware,” but I assure you that this feature will be well worth it considering reviewers...

The Galaxy S IV is Samsung’s latest flagship Android smartphone and it’s slated to lead their charge to 500 million device sales! With at least 50 million sales expected by itself, the Galaxy S IV leads the foray with a bundle of commercials celebrating the S IV’s suite of new features. Design, Display and Camera In classic fashion, Samsung boasts about their cutting edge design and technology to the tune of Vivaldi’s Summer (3rd movement if you must know), while also showing off an interesting albeit gimmicky...

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...

Samsung has been well known to advertise their skyrocketing sales numbers, and this year won’t be any different. What has caught our attention however is Samsung’s lofty sales goals, something to the tune of 500 million units. That’s right, even with the Galaxy S IV projected to sell about 50 million units–which would account for only 10% of total sales–Samsung is banking on their entire lineup of phones to pull their weight in 2013. In 2012, Samsung sold nearly 420 million devices, with the Galaxy S III...

Samsung’s Kies software has been sprouting enigmatic issues ever since its inception and we have yet to see a a unified solution from Samsung. One of the fundamental issues that our users have had with Kies is the across the board difficulty getting Kies to recognize and connect with our Samsung devices. Often times interfacing problems between your computer and a device can be caused by driver incompatibilities. One of our diligent readers–after “4 months of unsuccessfully trying everything on half a dozen forums,”...

Wireless charging has been rumored for Samsung since the Galaxy S III, and with the release of Samsung of the Galaxy S IV Samsung will be releasing their first official wireless charging kit: The wireless charging kit is composed of an replacement backplate and wireless charging pad. The new backplate will presumably add inductive coils to the rear of your Galaxy S IV which are connected to the Galaxy S IV via the gold contacts you see above. For all you desk jockeys out there, this will be an essential part of your kit–no plugging...

Samsung officially unveiled the Samsung Galaxy S IV on March 14th, and it looks like we already have two solid dates regarding the official carrier releases of this magnificent device. T-Mobile held its own major event, “UNcarrier,” at which they announced their move to remove the “bullsh*t” from wireless device pricing. T-Mobile also announced that they would be carrying Samsung’ latest flagship starting May 1st. The Galaxy S IV will be compatible with T-Mobile’s LTE network upon launch, which is...

Samsung fragmented its Galaxy S II’s hardware with multiple different carrier variants, each with their own SoCs (system on a chip). With the advent of the S III, Samsung has unified the design of all variants of the Galaxy S flagship–S IV included it seems–however it appears there will still be two different chipsets being used based on your regional location. The Exynos 5 is an octa-core processor clocking in at 1.6GHz whereas the Snapdragon 600 is a quad-core clocked at 1.9GHz. There is no telling which SoC will have...

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...