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...

Ever gotten a notification alert while playing a game or using a fullscreen app, but been to lazy to exit out of the game to go check what it was? Well now you can save yourself the curiosity and trouble with Samsung’s built in notification bar gesture command. To activate this notification bar while using a full screen app, all you have to do it drag down on the...

Yesterday we took a look at the Samsung Galaxy S III user’s digest and today we are going to go over our 5 favorite new features that can be found on our new favorite phone! 1. Notification LED Ever since I moved on from my HTC G1, I have missed its dear little notification LED. Samsung chose to go without the LED for the past 2 years but now they’ve finally...

There used to be a time when the instruction manual was a decidedly necessary part of any item being sold to consumers. The whole “real men don’t need instructions” quote doesn’t apply much anymore. I mean sure, you could figure it out but chances are you are missing out on a ton of features that are quicker learned than discovered. The Samsung...

One thing that always bugged the heck out of me was how every time I would queue up a lot of notifications on my Samsung Galaxy S II running Gingerbread, I would have to either Select every single notification and manually take care of them or Clear all of them at once with no chance to look at them Ladies and gentlemen, I present you the single most compelling reason...

Thanks to Graham Kellighan who commented on our Galaxy Note Tip Collection for this article idea. For many first time users, it is not clear how you can add your own custom ringtones to your shiny new note, but for us hardened Samsung Galaxy veterans, we just simply have to think back to how we did this on the Galaxy S devices. 1. The first step to adding custom notifications...

One of my favorite features of my original Google HTC G1 was it’s notification LED. One thing I wish my Samsung Galaxy S had was a notification LED. See my problem–oh, you have this problem as well? Well here is an application I think you should take a look at. Although the Galaxy S doesn’t come with a native notification LED, developer neldar has designed...

If the Galaxy S II is your first smart/Android phone, it might be a bit overwhelming the amount of information that is presented to you at once. Although some of the status bar notifications are explained when you drag down the notification bar, many of the icons are not accompanied with an explanation–but not anymore: If there are any other notification icons...

Isn’t it really annoying when you are mid-phone conversation and you hear a beep-beep notification for a text? Is it really annoying when it doesn’t notify you? Well whichever boat you are in, we’ve got a solution for you! Bad grammar, good point You can find the mid-call, text notification toggle option in Menu > Settings > Call: Call alert >...

Want to know who is calling before you look at your phone? Easiest way to do that is to assign custom ringtones to your contacts. It’s really easy to do and can make it easier to filter unwanted calls! To assign a custom ringtone to your contact, hit Contacts > *name of contact* Afterwards scroll down > Default ringtone > Custom ringtone The default ringtone...