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,...

Long pressing is one of the cardinal navigation features that extends functionality of multiple areas of your Galaxy S II including the browser, home screen and gallery. Long pressing is an excellent feature until it becomes a too long press. When you are moving multiple icons on a home screen, or frequently saving images from the web, the time involved in each long...

Android’s 3×3 lock screen grid is a great way to password your lockscreen while still making it relatively quick to unlock. There is however one fatal flaw–in an attempt to help the user visually the path he or she has traced, the locks screen shows a trail of the connect points. This visual aid allows bystanders to easily see what pattern you have...

So you just got that sweet new launcher that we wrote about, but oops, you accidentally set TouchWiz as your default launcher? Well, if you are trying to reach the above pictured screen, here’s how: 1. Hit Menu > Settings > Applications: 2. Now select Manage Applications > Tab over to “All” > and scroll down to TwLauncher and select it: 3....

This is a simple tip that often gets overlooked because of its placement in the Android settings menu. I actually knew about this feature but didn’t think that it would make that much of a difference. To my surprise, I tried out the Helvetica S font an it has really stuck to me. Getting a refreshing new look for your UI is quite simple. Changing the default font...

Do you remember the early days of text-to-speech? I remember in middle school we would take the good ‘ol Macintosh Classics and make them robo-talk gibberish to the tune of Beethoven’s 5th. Good times. For those of you trying to relive the nostalgia, or just fool around with your Galaxy S II, check out the directions below. 1. First, hit Menu > Settings...

Don’t you hate when you leave your phone in vibrate and put it on a hard tabletop only to have it vibrate and make that obnoxious BUZZZZZZZZ? Don’t you hate it even more when the vibration is so intense it knocks the phone off the table, possibly cracking the screen? Whether you keep your phone in your pocket at a loud concert and need an intense vibration...

So you want to take your Android device to the next level of customization huh?  Well you’ve come to the right place.  In this How To guide we’ll look at how to take a 3rd party .apk file, change the icons (and if you really want to get your hands dirty, the text color/font/size as well), and then install it back to your device to have even more of a unique...

Unfortunately for Galaxy S users, the above option isn’t available and there is no way to edit/delete/add words to your user dictionary (UD) without a little 3rd party help.  The best and easiest way to accomplishing this feat is through the User Dictionary Manager (or UDM for short) app developed by Adrian Vintu. The app, as you can see from the screenshot above,...

With all of the new phones recently announced and un-announced, it can make your current Galaxy S device feel a little outdated.  This is especially the case when you may have just purchased one and are locked in for the next 2 years.  Fret not though as we’ve come up with 10 different ways for you to see your Galaxy S device in a new light.  They range from...