With its 1080p screen, 13-megapixel camera, and quad-core processor, the Samsung Galaxy S4 is packed with impressive hardware. On this episode of Cracking Open, I explore the phone's redesigned interior and show you why it is easier to disassemble and repair than its predecessors.… Read more
Currently, customers can purchase the 16GB version of Samsung's flagship handset for $199.99.
In addition to this bump in capacity, users will still get the same excellent features seen in the 16GB model.
This includes a vibrant 5-inch HD Super AMOLED 1080p touch screen, a 13-megapixel camera, and Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.
Samsung is launching a new Android smartphone this month with lower-end features but with a dual-SIM option that lets users access two different SIM cards.
The new Galaxy Core will be available in two versions -- a single-SIM model that won't be available until July and the dual-SIM model that will debut this month in certain markets.
Powered by a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, the Core includes 1GB of memory, 8GB of internal storage, and a microSD slot that can handle up to a 64GB card. Outfitted with a 4.3-inch WVGA (480x800 pixel) screen, the phone comes … Read more
"Did you hear that? I'm cool."
These are the words by which all parents will be greeted, the minute they exchange their iPhones for a Samsung Galaxy S4.
This is the conceit, at least, of one of the latest ads for Samsung's new Phone, which will launch from Monday.
Parents live for grains of approval from their upstart, self-righteously technological children.
Last Thursday, Samsung offered some chilling brutality in a graduation pool party ad that suggested all iPhone-owning parents were gormless social Neanderthals.
With these new ads, it wants them to know all hope of cool … Read more
You thought it might be all over?
You thought that Samsung had tired of suggesting Apple was a fading brand for geriatrics?
You may also have thought that the world runs on Cabernet and common sense.
Yes, the Galaxy S4 was launched on a rocket of the beige and the tasteless. But those were just the corporate folks doing their thing.
Now, the American arm of Samsung has returned to its own style. This involves squishing Apple till it's cider.
Here we are at a high school graduation pool party presented by the latest Samsung ad.
The cooler people … Read more
Sometimes only so much explaining can be done with text on the screen. Adding a handwritten drawing or diagram can help pull together and solidify an idea. This is especially true when you're following along on a document that was given to you, like a business plan or notes for a class.
Polaris Office works with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Adobe PDF files. When using this app on a Galaxy Note series device, you can use the included S Pen to draw directly in your documents. Here's how:
First, open a document or presentation in Polaris … Read more
The Jelly Bean update for the first-generation phablet will be installed through Windows and Mac computers via the Samsung Kies software application. Once complete, the Samsung Galaxy Note will register as Baseband version I717UCMD3.
Included in the Android 4.1.2 update are the standard Jelly Bean goodies: Google Now, richer notifications, and an enhanced keyboard. The handset also benefits from a premium suite of features and behaviors, like notes, videos, and browser windows that pop up … Read more
Verizon subscribers who own the Galaxy Note 2 may find a major update waiting for them the next time they power up their phone.
Rolling out on Friday, the latest update from Verizon graces the large-screen phone with Android 4.1.2 along with several security patches from Google. The update also brings improvements to such apps and features as VZ Navigator, SMS text messaging, Verizon's Backup Assistant Plus, ISIS Mobile Wallet, Exchange Active Sync, and Wi-Fi connectivity.
Galaxy Note 2 users will now be able to use the Multi Window View to juggle more apps, such as YouTube, … Read more
Samsung is now clear to start pitching its new flagship phone to the government.
The handset maker announced Friday that its Knox-enabled mobile devices have been approved by the Pentagon for government use. Samsung's Knox software offers high-level encryption, a VPN feature, and a way to separate personal data from work data. The software also enables IT administrators to manage a mobile device through specific policies.
For now, the Galaxy S4 is the only Samsung device equipped with Knox. But the company promises that other smartphones as well as tablets will receive the security software.
The thumb's up … Read more