Showing posts with label Samsung. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Samsung. Show all posts

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Xiaomi Arch the first duel-edged SmartPhone

Xiaomi Arch - Duel-edged SmartPhone

Samsung released their Galaxy Note Edge which has a single-side curved edge display. One of the common compliant from users about the device is that if you hold your phone in your right hand, the edge works well. If you hold it in your left, it actually degrades the experience of using the device. Xiaomi not to be outdone have announced a duel-edged device. The Xiaomi Arch will have two curved edges and will effectively take care of the problem being faced by the Galaxy note Edge. The edges according to the company will be used to display notifications, live updates and other important data. The device is still in concept and should be made available later this year.

Samsung Galaxy Note Edge with single curved edge

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Use Air gestures to answer calls on any Android phone

Samsung Galaxy S4 users have something called Air Gestures  -- they can use it to answer calls by a simple wave of the hand in the air. Users of other Android phones who'd like to get have this feature can do so now through an Android App called Air-CallAccept. There are two versions of the App. The free version allows users to accept calls using an air gesture like a wave of the hand in the air. Or putting the handset to their face. The paid version of the app lets users use gestures to even reject calls and send canned SMS when they reject a call.

How to use Air gestures to answer calls on your Android phone
All you need to do is download the app and install it and it's ready to go.

Use Air Gestures on any Android phoneAir gestures are the new thing for SmartPhones and a lot of phone makers are starting to offer air gestures to answer and reject calls. So if you want this new feature on your Android phone. Please find the links below.

Air-CallAccept free version
Air-CallAccept Paid version ($2.99) via XDA

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Samsung Galaxy S4 How to use Air Gestures

The Samsung Galaxy S4 has something called Air Gesture. When this function is turned on you can use your phone, without actually touching it. So if you want to change the music or look at pictures. You can do all this with just a wave in the air. Without having to physically touch your phone. With a swipe of you hand you can control your phone. So the next time when your phone rings - wave your hand over your phone to answer calls. Pretty cool feature - you would need to turn on Air Gesture to actually begin using it.

With Air Gesture comes
1. Air Jump - Scroll through webpages or email by moving your hand up or down over the censor
2. Air browse - move to next item by moving your hand left or right.
3. Air move - move icons from one screen to the other by holding down the icon with one hand and with the other move your hand left or right, to move icons between screens.
4. Air call-accept - start answering calls by moving your hand over the censor. When using this gesture the speaker-phone is activate. You can turn it off if you want.

samsung galaxy s4 air gesturesHow to turn on, enable or activate Air Gesture on the Samsung Galaxy S4.
1. Menu > Settings > My device > Motion and gestures
2. you can also pull down the notifications shade with two fingers and tap the Air gestures icon.

Turn on Air Gestures - video

Using Air gestures - video

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

How to take a screenshot on the Samsung Galaxy S4 using Palm Motion

The new SmartPhone from Samsung the SGS4 is out and comes with some amazing features. The ability to tkae a screenshot or screen capture just got a whole lot easier with the S4. With a simple swip of your pal over the screen will take a screenshot of your home-screen and save it in the clipboard. To find all your screen-grabs, screen captures or screenshot all of which get saved to your clipbaord and can be accessed through the notifications bar. All of this available with just a motion of your palm.

Samsung Galaxy S4 how to take a screenshotHow to take a Screenshot or screen capture on the SamSung Galaxy S4.
1. You need to setup, turn on or enable Palm Motion
2. Go to settings
3. Motions and Gestures
4. activate Palm Motion
5. Now activate screen capture

Now all you need to do is with your palm fully open, swipe over the screen of your phone. And a screenshot is recorded. You can access all these screenshot through the clipboard.

Please check the video below if you want the visuals.

Friday, May 10, 2013

Samsung Galaxy S4 specs and new features

The new Samsung Galaxy S4 is out and comes with a lot of improved features and new tech, that needs to be appreciated. The size is the same as its predecessor the S3 or should we say the same height as the S3. It's a 5 inch handset and considerable thinner that the S3, weighing in at 130g. The S4 is still using a poly-carbonate chassis and comes in two colors for now - you get either 'Black Mist' or 'White Frost'. Samsung has promised more colors soon.

SGS4 Display
The SGS4 now get 1080p of display and on the 5" screen this is really impressive. The display also makes use of some amazing tech known as Adapt Display in full HD Super Amoled. What this does is that it intelligently adjusts the screens resolution to the media you're viewing. So if you're playing a game the screen resolution will be different, to when you're viewing photographs. The screen is also topped with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 - should help with it not getting scratched.

Samsung Galaxy S4 - Black Mist

S4 processor
Comes with the octo-core 1.6GHz Exynos 5 processor - yes, it has an 8 core processor. Should be good for when your playing games and watching movies. The SmartPhone also has 2GB of Ram and so you can expect quiet a snappy and zippy phone.

Samsung Galaxy S4 Cameras.
The S4 has two cameras which is kind-of-standard with most SmartPhones these days. The rear camera is a 13 megapixel, and the front camera has 2 megapixels - with the promise of better video recording and broadcasting. For all your video chatting needs. Dual-recording is also possible so when you're shooting a video you can also take a picture. It also has Eraser Shot to wipe out noise from pictures.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Samsung Galaxy Note 2: How to use multi-window

The  Samsung Galaxy Note 2 comes with a really cool feature called multi-window. With multi-window you can do full screen multitasking on the Note 2. A feature that was not available on many previous devices from Samsung. Once you enable multi-window on the Note 2, you have a small ticker at the bottom of your screen which you can scroll through to find the apps you want to open in full-screen mode. Not all apps are supported but works on most anyway - you can try this and see how it works on your device. It is a really cool feature since you have a list of all your apps at the bottom and you can open any one you want to view in full screen by just tapping on the app. This way you can work on many apps at once - you could be writing mail while watching a movie or playing a game. Quite a cool feature on the Galaxy Note 2.

Samsung Galaxy Note 2 - how to use multi-windowHow to activate, turn on or enable multi-window on the Samsumg Galaxy Note 2.

1.On your device long press the back button and it should slip into multi-window mode.

2. Now all you got to do is to browse through your list of apps on the bottom and tap on the one you want to view in full screen mode.

3. Click on edit to drag and drop apps you don't want to appear at the bottom.

4. You can also tap on an app to view it or drag and drop and choose where your app should appear on the screen.

5. You can also split the screen in two.

6. You can also flip apps around by pressing the button that appears between screens.

A fun product from Samsung and makes the Samsung Note 2 that much better to use.

Check the video below for more information.


How to download apps on the Samsung Galaxy S2

If you've got a new device then this post will help you get started downloading apps on the Samsung Galaxy S2. To download apps you will have to access the Android Market now known as the Google Play Store. There are a lot of apps available and a lot of them are free. If there is a free app you find all you need to do is to hit the download button and you can get the app on your device. So here's how to get started on your new SmartPhone.
Samsung Galaxy S2 - how to download appsHow to download and install apps on the Samsung Galaxy S2.

1. On your home-screen tap on the 'Market' icon.

2. If this is your first time at the Google Play store you will need to accept the terms and conditions.

3. Search for a specific app by using the search bar or browse through the selections on the front page

4. Once you find an app you like, you have the option to tap install if it's a free app. If the app is a paid app you would need to tap on the buy icon. enter details and purchase the app.

clicking on a free app will download the app onto your device and you can choose from games, films, music etc.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Samsung Ad 'The Next Big Thing' [Video]

iPhone 5

It seems Samsung is relentlessly pursuing Apple Fanboys -- going after the iPhone 5. just a few days ago Samsung ran a print ad called ' It doesn't take a genius'. The ad does a comparison between the iPhone 5 and the Samsung Galaxy s III. Well the latest is a video called 'The next big thing is already here' - this time poking fun at the people waiting in line outside the Apple stores wiating to be the first to get their hands on the all new iPhone 5. The video cleverly shows how the Galaxy S 3 already has features that the iPhone 5 will be coming with and some features that have not yet come to the iPhone. For instance the large screen that the iPhone 5 is getting is already there on the S3, 4G LTE connectivity already available. Samsung also references the phone as 'GS3' bringing about the hip quotient. The biggest dog seems to be the guy who is waiting in line reserving a spot for his parents. This jibe at the iPhone 5 to show that the next big thing is already here and the iPhone 5 is already old before it comes out. So will the ad have an impact, let us know in the comments section below. 

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Monday, September 17, 2012

iPhone 5 vs Samsung Galaxy S 3

Samsung the Korean company released a print ad over the weekend taking a shot at the iPhone 5. The ad is called 'It doesn't take a genius' -- and listed below are features of the iPhone 5 compared to the Samsung Galaxy S III. The S 3 is now considered the main competitor of the iPhone 5 and there is also a rumor that Samsung will have the Samsung Galaxy S 4 available by March 2013. The S 3 to its credit has sold more than 20 million copies worldwide. The iPhone 5 however has already surpassed 2 million in pre-orders, with the phone being available on Friday. The Galaxy 3 III last month became the top selling SmartPhone in the US. Apple fanboys however were not amused with the ad and retaliated with their own versions of the Ad.

It doesn't take a genius ad
It doesn't take a genius ad Samsung s 3 vs iPhone 5

Don't settle for cheap plastic
Don't settle for cheap plastic ad iPhone 5 vs galaxy s3

In high school it doesn't take a genius
In high school it doesn't take a genius - Samsung vs iPhone 5

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Sunday, September 9, 2012

Samsung Galaxy S3 Social tag

The Samsung Galaxy S III comes with a feature called Social tag. Once this is synced with all your contacts, tapping on a contact will allow you to find out their SNS Status. SNS status stands for or means Social Networking Status. So using the Social tag feature of your Galaxy S3 you can check out a friends' Facebook profile with a simply tap on that contact. according to Samsung this is how it works - using its Face recognition feature the Samsung Galaxy S3 has the capability to instantly recognize identify and properly tag people in your photos, as long as you have added them as contacts. These contacts have to have a profile picture attached or you could add one. With Social Share you can instantly share the pictures with your S3 contacts recognized in your photos.

Social tag on the Samsung Galaxy S3

Adding Social tag to contacts as Facebook connections.
If you have synced your contacts with Facebook - you can check by opening the Contacts App and see if your contacts have a Facebook symbol next to their entry. if you see someone who does not have the Facebook contact added you can then tap on contact and go to 'Connections' and from there link them to a Social network contact.

Using Social tag on the S3
So once you have linked your friends as Social contacts, you can go to your photos and start using Social tag. Go to your photos and click on your friends face and match them to your contacts. The S3's Face recognition software will then be able to automatically recognize friends faces in your photos. After which all you need to do is click on the relevant button below your friends photo and you can mail them the photo, call them, tag them or check out their Facebook profile instantly. be sure you have Social tag switched on in your settings menu for this to work.

Check out the video below from the Vodafone teach team about Social tag on the S3.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Video: Samsung "Next Big Thing" Galaxy S II Commercial

Samsung Galaxy S II

Samsung has a Galaxy S2 commercial out and with it they have gone straight after the competition - Apple. The Korean mobile phone maker has started an ad campaign by taking on the iPhone. If you watch the commercial you will notice that they try to keep the conversation real-world and stick to what debates are actually happening  with SmartPhone lovers. One line in the ad goes 'I can never get a Samsung'. Good job with the ad and for sure it has spurred on the SmartPhone debate. Taking on the Apple Fanboy culture with the commercial seems like quiet a long shot, for starters the Apple Queue was not long enough and apparently the look and brightness of the phone has been tweaked. The ad points out 4G and a better battery life. Highlighting the current battery problem with the iPhone 4S. There is however no mention of Siri. Take a look at the Ad and do leave a comment. 

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Sunday, October 23, 2011

Android Ice Cream Sandwich Features

Android as you are already familiar with is a mobile operating system developed by Google and the open handset alliance. Since it was first released it has seen a number of updates and each update has a code name. The latest being Ice Cream Sandwich. All these code names are based on dessert items. Cupcake, Donut, Eclair, Froyo, Gingerbread, Honeycomb, Ice Cream Sandwich.

With the latest Andriod ICS - Ice Cream Sandwich debuting first on the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. It has been built by Samsung for Google and developed jointly by engineers from both companies.

The new OS has some stunning features and worth checking out. 

Hardware buttons have been done away with to make room for software buttons

Features a new font optimized for HD display

Voice typing

Gmail comes with offline search

Access Apps from the lock screen

Facial recognition for face unlock

New tabbed web-browser, you can open up to 16 tabs

Set a cap on your data usage

Camera App with zero shutter lag and zoom while recording

Photo editor

People App  which combines high-resolution photos and updates from Google+, Facebook etc.

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