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...

After hearing a rumor that the Galaxy Note had unparalleled GPS capabilities, I decided to put it head to head against my tried and true Galaxy S II. I used the popular GPS testing app GPS Test to compare the two devices and right off the bat I was amazed by the Galaxy Note. I was stunned not only by the speed of the GPS lock but also by the number of satellites it was...

One really nifty feature of the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update for the Galaxy S II is the integrated data monitoring feature. Rather than having to download a separate widget or application to monitor your data use, you can use the built in settings to track data usage as well as set alerts for overuse. To access your data monitoring settings, hit Menu > System...

Sometimes I find myself wanting to add a bit more polish to the mobile-recorded videos I post on Facebook but who has time to transfer the movie to a computer, edit on PC and then re-upload it on Facebook? Not I. That’s where Samsung’s Video Maker steps in–it is a free, pre-loaded app that sets the gold standard for the type of software that should be...

Like us on Facebook Follow on Twitter Forward to a Friend Fix your Phone with Samsung’s Smart Care Problem Diagnosis Application Smart Care is Samsung’s latest application dedicated to helping users enjoy their smartphone experience. For someone who is switching from a feature phoneto a smartphone,...

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...

Howdy readers, it’s come to my attention that all the cool kids are dumping there TPU and polymer cases for the much more modern look of the aluminum bumper. Taking a tip off the iPhone 4’s metal bumper design, various companies have begun popping out their own take on the Cupertino design and putting it in CNC aluminum form. Now you too can have the stylish...

We’ve reported numerous times on the success of Samsung’s Galaxy S and S II lines, and now we are proud to be able to do the same for the Galaxy Note! Initially, the large 5.3 inch phablet was met with some concern regarding its very large form factor, however we, like many of its users were pleasantly surprised to find that not only was it easy to use as...

After upgrading my Galaxy S II to Android 4.0.3, I’ve found a fair amount of changes to the look of Android as well as the structure of the UI. For the most part its pretty intuitive, but we thought we’d give you a heads up. 1. Menu Button The old menu button used to being up a 6 button grid with icons on the home screen, and 3-2 button grids on others. In...

You may recall that Samsung has kept their promise for a Q1 ICS release with the Android 4.0 update for the GT-I9100 Galaxy S II, posted last week. To accompany the continued release across the globe, Samsung has published a nice guide explaining what updates users can expect to see. The guide features a full list of changes for each iteration of the software, which ends...