There was once a time when a cellphone was a dedicated, stand alone device for mobile communications. Just as the camera, MP3 player and GPS were all their own mutually exclusive entities. Samsung has been at the forefront of Android device development which has combined all of these different devices into the unified smartphone platform. Snapping photos used to be somewhat...

The Samsung vs. Apple case has been filling headlines for the better part of a year, constantly reminding us of the industry’s patent and IP issues. Two and a half days of jury deliberations resulted in what was deemed a “sweeping, definitive victory for Apple.” Apple was awarded $1.049 billion for Samsung’s copying of Apple’s intellectual...

How useful is a stylus for your smartphone? Well that depends, which type of smart phone do you have? In our latest survey, we polled our readers regarding the usefulness of the stylus–essentially a pen for your digital device display. Before capacitive touchscreen displays became common place (think back to the early days of Palm devices), you may recall the...

My relationship with device protection has been a love/hate affair for many years. It all started with my 3rd gen iPod’s silicone case. It fully encased the device in a 1.5mm thick layer of jelly silicone (at a time when silicone was new, novel and predominant), that protected my iPod like no other, but also caught dust like a glue stick and made it impossibly difficult...

At CareAce, we strive to gain a better understanding of not only smartphones and tablets, but also are users and their behaviors. This week we were curious as to how often our readers upgraded or switched to a new phone. By locking customers into a 2-year contract, carriers have created a de jure, 2 year life cycle for phones, but in reality people often switch phones...

When the Samsung Galaxy Note made its first appearance at IFA Berlin, we were excited and surprised to see it’s new 5.3 inch display form factor appearing alongside its siblings the 7.7 and 10.1 inch tablets. The Galaxy Note isn’t a run of the mill phone that has just had an increase in display size: the Note’s 5.3-inch display is the first of its...

Like us on Facebook Follow on Twitter Forward to a Friend CareAce Exclusive App Review: RSS Times Reader for WP7 Mango If you are excited for the latest build of Windows Phone 7, Mango, we have a sneak peek at one of the new pre-installed apps for Samsung WP7 devices—RSS Times: RSS Times main menu: Menu button...

I can say that I’ve been more than satisfied with my Samsung smartphone experiences and it seems like North American Android user’s seem to agree. A recent ChangeWave Research report surveyed smartphone users across North America in an effort to measure customer satisfaction among various smartphone manufacturers. Now before you start becoming alarmed...

I remember when Android 1.5, Cupcake brought the soft keyboard to my G1 and from that day on I stopped using hardware keyboards for I knew that eventually, there would be one soft-keyboard to rule them all. According to our users, that one keyboard is none other than Swype. This month we polled our readers on which of the top 4 keyboards on the Android Market and the...

Want this in the mail? Subscribe to our Helpful Tips & How-To Newsletter CareAce Newsletter: Monday October 19th, 2011, Issue 4 Like us on Facebook Follow on Twitter Forward to a Friend CareAce Featured Application: ChatON Messenger for Android Samsung ChatON is a multi-faceted messaging...