One of the complaints of the Android ecosystem is the fragmented updated environment which leaves many phones in the proverbial Android stone age. Whether...

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,...

In their everlasting quest to root and dissect every single Android device, the XDA community has uncovered a serious exploit on one of Samsung’s most popular devices. While playing around with his Samsung Galaxy S III, XDA member alephzain discovered that he could obtain root without flashing with ODIN. Alephzain apparently discovered a serious exploit in...

In our comprehensive price analysis of last year’s top Android phone, the Galaxy S II, we found that T-Mobile’s version retained the highest value over time out of all the U.S. variants: We attributed this behavior to a combination of the SGH-T989’s ease of transfer (GSM/SIM card) and lack of internal competition (T-Mobile customers don’t have...

Android Smartphones and DSLRs, too pieces of modern consumer technology that have made breakthroughs in each of their respective industries. Now the two can be united with the right cable and a little bit of software: The typical DSLR has a pretty small LCD display, which had users and developers wondering if there was some way to leverage the ample display of your...

Samsung and Apple have both been making numerous appearances in headlines for their innovative hardware and intense legal battle. What began as a feud between two rivals and partners turned into the great patent war of 2012, which has had OEMs and software giants up in arms about who has the right to what intellectual property. We were curious what our readers thought...

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...

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...

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...

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,...