Samsung has been the most software involved Android OEM and prides themselves in providing apps that can simplify their users’ lives. Samsung has...

One really nifty feature of the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update for the Galaxy S II is the integrated data monitoring feature. Rather than having to download a separate widget or application to monitor your data use, you can use the built in settings to track data usage as well as set alerts for overuse. To access your data monitoring settings, hit Menu > System...

Hey guys, you’ve probably seen me put up little pixelated squares like this  before–wait–you don’t know what these are? Well how rude of me to shove these in your face without telling you what they mean. No no, they aren’t pretty little pieces of digital art, they are QR codes! QR code on the back of a book The popularity of QR codes as...

For those of us who aren’t fortunate enough to have an unlimited or 4GB data plan, we must carefully monitor our data usage and avoid running data in an always on configuration. This setup requires frequent access of the network setting menu in order to to receive email and social updates. Those of you who read our article “Will WiFI turn off 3G” are...

As I wandered my way through the first layer of Android’s swath of menus and settings, I felt the urge to go deeper… and there I discovered a menu within a menu—a place where you can change your phone’s Wi-Fi sleep policy… Tier 5 of the Menu World… we must go deeper The WiFi sleep policy settings allows you to toggle when your WiFi radio...

It seems like it was only a few years ago when the ability to have the full web experience was a far-fetched dream. The phone hardware back then was a far cry from what we have in Q4 of 2011, and the network speeds didn’t exactly make 56k modems green with envy. With the advent of 3G, 4G and WiFi capable smartphones, all of this has changed. Yet with all these stellar...

Upon trying to transfer some of the new screenshots I had taken in our How to take screenshots on the Galaxy Tab 10.1 article, I wasn’t able to get my laptop to recognize the Tab 10.1. There was no prompt on the tablet side asking if I wanted to “activate USB storage” as well. After some tinkering, I found that deactivating USB debugging allowed my laptop...

Those of you born after the 80’s probably didn’t get to experience the joy of Web 1.0. Compared to the high-bandwith, streamlined, mega network of today’s Web 2.0 ecosystem, Web 1.0 was a mishmash of un-optomized, disorganized personal and unprofessional websites. Further aggravating the experience was the proliferation of malicious software that ranged...

We’ve been asked frequently how to turn off 3G network connection and use only Wi-Fi on Samsung Galaxy S. We have a long thread post, Samsung Galaxy S: Will Wifi turn off 3G?, but we’d like to reorganize the information regarding the tip in the post. 1. Turn on Wifi When you turn on WiFi, you notice that the 3G icon in the notification bar disappears and...

It seems the last of the four major carriers will be possibly releasing the Galaxy Tab on November 21st.  While we haven’t seen any mention of contract pricing for the AT&T Tab, it looks like they are going to follow in Verizon’s footsteps and offer a no-commitment price of $650 ($50 more than Verizon’s device) and then offer pay as you go data plans at $15...