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,...

Copy and paste has been a hallmark of the digital technology age, forever freeing us from the chains of retyping oppression. The functionality of copy and paste is different in all of its various manifestations and its upgrade on the Galaxy S II is no different. At first I was slightly confused as the copy paste interface was altered but rest assured, it’s better...

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...

The Samsung Galaxy Note gives you Photoshop-esque abilities, right in the palm of your hand. This means you can do things like select portions of 1 photograph and move them to another–quite remarkable. Here’s how: 1. Navigate to the image you would like to work with, and select edit 2.  Select the selection tool from the menu on the left, and choose 1 of...

One of my favorite and highly advertised features of the Samsung Galaxy Note is its ability to edit images on the fly–this means you can snap a picture or a screenshot, then use the Note’s image editing application to add notes, add highlights, crop, etc. 1. Snap a picture using the camera:   2. Go to your phone’s Gallery, and navigate to the photo 3....

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 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,...

Samsung has, after a series of tests, felt necessary to set keyboard deployment as an automatic feature. While the majority of the public might have preference in that decision, you and I might not. Once again, let’s give credit to the customizable Samsung Omnia for the option to edit this. Objective Disable Auto Keyboard Deployment at locations in the device Applicable...