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The Galaxy S III like its predecessor the Galaxy S II, has been a blockbuster hit around the globe. Our Galaxy S II Tip Collection was such a hit, we decided that now would be a good time to do a follow up for Samsung’s latest superphone. Like the Galaxy S II, Galaxy S III runs Samsung’s TouchWiz UI, a custom skin which adds many useful features on top of the stock Android experience. The latest version of TouchWiz has many new tweaks, so even if you are familiar with the old TouchWiz, we think this guide will prove quite useful!...

Like a guest who overstays his welcome, TouchWiz’s Nature UX sound effects get old pretty fast, especially when you start to hear the water droplet sound mid-game. Samsung claims that the Galaxy S III was “designed for humans,” but humans are prone to being annoyed by unnecessary feedback. To turn off the water touch effect, hit the Menu key and select Settings. jQuery(document).ready(function($) { window.setTimeout('loadTwitter_26720()',1000);window.setTimeout('loadFBLike_26720()',1000);window.setTimeout('loadPinterest_26720()',1000);...

So you watched Google unveil Android 4.1 Jelly Bean on the Galaxy Nexus. Pretty interesting, but you weren’t quite ready to part with your Galaxy S II running Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich. But then you saw this video: And you were like: Google’s dropped the Galaxy Nexus’ price down to $349.00. The bad news–you only have $100. The good news is that your Galaxy S II is still worth quite a bit of cash, enough to make that difference. But what is the best way to sell your phone? Well, I’m glad you asked,...

Notice when you charge your Samsung Galaxy phone via USB connection to your computer it takes forever to charge? That’s because its operating at less than half of full charging capacity. A USB charging connection is typically limited to around 350mA (milliamps),where as AC (wall socket) charging is done at 800mA. What’s that? You say that even when you are plugged into the wall you are getting a sluggish 350mA charging speed? Are you using a 3rd party or cheapo charger you found online? If so, your charger is missing a small...

Here’s the scenario: you’re over at a friends’s place and you’re Galaxy Nexus is almost out of juice. You’re in luck–they’ve got a micro USB charger–or so you think… The other day I left my phone to charge overnight on my LG charger (like the one above) and when I woke up, I was surprised to find that my Galaxy Nexus was fully… dead. Imagine my disbelief! How dare this fully functional (charged my Galaxy S II just fine) micro USB refuse to charge my Galaxy Nexus. Or more appropriately,...

If you were like me and lost the little removal tool included with your Spigen Glas screen protector, you might be asking yourself, “how do I remove this extremely thin layer of glass glued to my display?” Well since you are here now, you want some answers right? The solution is actually quite simple–all you need is a very thin, relatively stiff piece of plastic: Not the easiest thing to procure I suppose, but if you don’t have a plastic business card, try folding over a few layers of packing tape and use the...

We recently previewed some of our favorite features in the Android 4.0 ICS update for the Samsung Galaxy Note, and now you can finally get the official release now! Simply follow the steps below and you too will have the latest software for the Galaxy Note. The ICS update is a bit hefty on the data size, so you unfortunately will not be able to receive the update over the air (OTA). Rather, you will have to fire up Samsung’s proprietary Kies phone-PC interfacing software. If you don’t have it yet, step 1 is to: Step 2: Next,...

8 months isn’t a short period of time (heck, a baby takes just a little longer than that to be “updated”), but it certainly seems fast in comparison to the T-Mobile Vibrant’s Gingerbread update, which took well over a year to come out. Now T-Mobile Galaxy S II users can bask in the glory of Android’s most significant update, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. This particular update will not be pushed over the air (OTA), but will instead require users to use Samsung’s Kies desktop software to download and...

Sometimes you find your self needing to open a link from your computer on your phone, but it’s so much work copying a URL word-for-word, letter-for-letter and symbol-for-symbol. Lucky for you and thanks to technology, you can quickly and easily transfer that link without leaving a paper trail. You just need your computer, you trusty Galaxy S II and a QR code reading app [Check out our guide on How To Read QR Codes]. 1. Find the link that you want to view on your desktop and copy it to the clipboard: 2. Now convert that link into...

Last year Samsung and HTC faced off in the summer-smartphone-showdown with their respective dual-core combatants, the Galaxy S II and Sensation. We all know what became of that battle. Samsung’s sleek, Exynos powered, 4.3-inch Super AMOLED device took the world by storm, while HTC’s profits sank 70%. The latest round in this epic bout continues summer of 2012 as we eagerly await the launch of the Galaxy S III. Based on the Sensation’s beatdown in the last battle, one might be quick to side with Samsung come this summer...