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Which smartphone?

Which smartphone will serve my needs best: the Samsung Galaxy S4, or the Nexus 4/5? [more inside]
posted by altopower on Nov 4, 2014 - 14 answers

Tooth and Nail

My new phone's Bluetooth insists on automatically turning itself on without any authorization or configuration. Should I be concerned about vulnerability? [more inside]
posted by Christ, what an asshole on Oct 11, 2014 - 5 answers

Teach me to use my phone.

I have a Samsung Galaxy Note 3. Are there structured courses that will teach me about all of my phone's features? [more inside]
posted by cmoj on Aug 7, 2014 - 1 answer

Help me root my Galaxy S4 without ruining it

I have a Samsung Galaxy S4 on the Bell network in Canada. It is bloated with bloatware, and most apps can't actually be transferred to the SD card i've mounted. So i have a phone without much stuff i actually want on it, and tons of stuff that i don't, and i want to fix that situation - but i'm nervous. I've seen various solutions on message boards and stuff online, but i'm very wary of downloading zip files from random message boards, for a solution that may or may not work for my phone. [more inside]
posted by Kololo on Jul 22, 2014 - 8 answers

Note 3 owners - do you use the stylus?

I am looking at getting a new phone with a big-ass screen, primarily for browsing. I've narrowed it down to an LG Pro 2, Sony T2 Ultra, or Galaxy Note 3 - but I need to know if anyone actually uses the space-age stylus. [more inside]
posted by smoke on Jul 19, 2014 - 15 answers

Samsung Galaxy S5...a goner?

So I didn't really want to use a question on this, but earlier today I was out taking the camera on my new S5 for a spin. The results are beautiful. The problem is that at some point during the day, I managed to drop my phone about four feet onto the metal footplate of my electric wheelchair. I'm wondering if this may have killed the maniacally fast autofocus I thought I had going for me earlier in the day. [more inside]
posted by marsbar77 on Apr 27, 2014 - 3 answers

Recent photos hidden on Samsung Galaxy S4 during file search

I have a Galaxy S4 and I generally transfer pics from it to a Windows 8.1 PC via USB, connecting up the Samsung as an external hard drive, navigating down to the DCIM folder on the camera's external SD card, then dragging & dropping. Recently, all my photos more recent than Feb 2014 are not visible via Windows Explorer even though the camera itself shows that those photos are indeed stored in the same folder on the external SD card that has all the pre-Feb photos. What gives? Are they hidden form view somehow?
posted by mono blanco on Apr 14, 2014 - 2 answers

Disabling certain lockscreen widgets on a Samsung Galaxy S3

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 running Android 4.3 (mmm jelly beans). I frequently use my phone to listen to podcasts via Doggcatcher or audiobooks via Audible. Since the update to 4.3, when audio is playing, the lockscreen defaults to showing a Doggcatcher or Audible widget, meaning I have to swipe in order to get to the lockscreen proper to see e.g. the clock, which is most frequently what I'd like to see. I would like it to stop doing this. [more inside]
posted by davidjmcgee on Mar 3, 2014 - 4 answers

is there a hardware solution for improving the signal quality of my S3?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 on 3. I get extremely little reception at home and a signal booster doesn't help. Is there a hardware solution, like a special case, wire, foil, etc I could use at home to boost my signal? homemade ideas and commercial ones welcome.
posted by Mistress on Feb 20, 2014 - 6 answers

Moving to the UK from the US: How do we avoid buying new phones?

We are moving to London and we'd like to bring our American mobile phones to use with whatever British network provider we decide to sign up with. We will no longer have a contract with our US carrier once we move. What do we have to do in order to use UK (and other European) SIM cards in our phones and have them work as well as they did in the US? Complication: Verizon [more inside]
posted by theory on Jan 24, 2014 - 4 answers

wireless charging or other fix for galaxy s3 with bad usb connection?

my galaxy s3's usb charging port is loose with every cord I have, and only works in certain positions, (and charges slowly even then) so I'm looking into alternatives, including Qi charging or repairing the port. Advice needed. [more inside]
posted by gryftir on Dec 4, 2013 - 4 answers

Which phone should I get? Galaxy S4 (Active?) or Lumia 1020?

Please help me choose between the phones based on my list of pros and cons between each. [more inside]
posted by never.was.and.never.will.be. on Dec 2, 2013 - 7 answers

Help me switch my phone from one provider to another

Can someone help me with the technical aspects of switching my cell phone from one provider to another? [more inside]
posted by triggerfinger on Sep 17, 2013 - 5 answers

Verizon iPhone to T-mobile Samsung Galaxy S4 -- how?

Verizon to T-mobile, iPhone to Android... how does this work? [more inside]
posted by rabbitrabbit on Sep 12, 2013 - 15 answers

How do iPhone trade-in programs work?

I have a relatively-new iPhone 5 that I'm thinking of selling or trading in. It all seems a bit confusing, though, so please explain to me how this works. [more inside]
posted by zooropa on Sep 10, 2013 - 13 answers

Flaming fox doesn't appreciate interruptions...

Help me make Firefox less cranky when losing/restoring tethered network via android phone? [more inside]
posted by de void on Aug 26, 2013 - 4 answers

Can I get a new Bell Samsung Galaxy S4 and root/unlock it? (& should I?)

Can I get a new Bell Samsung Galaxy S4 and root/unlock it? (& should I?) [more inside]
posted by ManInSuit on Jul 1, 2013 - 1 answer

Help me pick a Ting phone

Based on an answer to an AskMe question on Tuesday, I'm very interested in switching to Ting for wireless service. I don't have a phone that can be brought over to Ting, so a new one is in order. Help me decide! [more inside]
posted by OHSnap on Jun 20, 2013 - 16 answers

Should my tablet match my phone or my laptop ecosystem?

I am getting a Tablet for work, either a Nexus 10 or an iPad. I'm pretty well versed on the features and drawbacks for both, and I feel like if my other devices were either all Apple or all Google/Windows I'd make the choice based on matching my current device operating system ecosystem. BUT right now, each device I use has a different OS, so is there a better device to match my tablet operating system with? [more inside]
posted by midmarch snowman on Apr 10, 2013 - 5 answers

Where to next, Voyager 1?

Voyager 1 just left the solar system. I know we're unable to control trajectory at this point, but I'm curious what the next body it will encounter will be, and when, on its present course.
posted by radiosilents on Mar 20, 2013 - 11 answers

Replacing the glass on Samsung Galaxy S3

Hello MeFites. I managed to shatter the front glass on my Samsung Galaxy S3. It still works, the glass just needs replacing. What's my best course of action to get it fixed? [more inside]
posted by aeighty on Mar 11, 2013 - 2 answers

ID Essentials - Virgin Mobile

What is on the ID pack Essentials that my Virgin Mobile phone, a Galaxy S2, is bugging me to install? [more inside]
posted by lewedswiver on Jan 24, 2013 - 1 answer

How to get the Galaxy Nte 2's Screen to stay on.

Samsung Galaxy Note II - How can I get the screen to always stay on while charging? [more inside]
posted by sandra_s on Jan 20, 2013 - 15 answers

Put Jellybean back onto a seemingly useless Android phone?

Took a seemingly bricked Samsung Galaxy Nexus to one of those repair shops. They "unbricked" it, but the thing seems useless. No Play Store on it, you can't set up a Google account... details inside. The shop says they don't know how to undo what they did. A way to salvage? [more inside]
posted by dobbs on Dec 21, 2012 - 9 answers

In which I reveal my ignorance about the cell phone landscape...

My husband has a phone I'd like to replace as a gift for him, and I want to be sure I understand what I'm getting into. [more inside]
posted by ersatzkat on Nov 9, 2012 - 6 answers

Falling Down the Custom ROM Rabbit Hole

I have a rooted Samsung Galaxy S 4g (model t959v) running Gingerbread. I need assistance with learning about custom ROMs, could you point me in the right direction please? [more inside]
posted by miaou on Oct 8, 2012 - 4 answers

synch diaries in two samsungs

I have a samsung galaxy s3 and he has a samsung galaxy note. What we want is sowhen one of us opens his or her diary, we see a combined diary showing his and my items in the same view. We don't need to edit each other's diaries necessarily, we just want to know when a shared workspace has been booked by the other so wedont double book it. How should we do this, s calendar doesnt seem to do it, is there a google calendar way of doing it perhaps?
posted by By The Grace of God on Sep 30, 2012 - 3 answers

Need Help on Navigating Smart Phone Plans

I am looking for advice on finding the best smart phone deals. I have an old clamshell phone. I need very little for myself...not even texting though want the occasional use of apps. I am currently moving to Denver and may switch from AT&T though my wireless and phones are bundled and very cheap ($90/mo for our two cheap phones and wireless for home though that would change *a lot* with upgrades?). I am really confused on what the hell is a decent deal. I don't make many calls whatsoever but my wife will be calling family or perhaps using Face Time/Messaging via an iPhone if we can afford. We don't need the newest and best phones but am not sure where to start for packaging costs, especially as we may do wireless separate once we get to Denver. Any thoughts on how you would go about this, where you would buy a phone (new or refurb), deals that have worked for you (assuming you don't use the phone for a lot but still want the options of some of the apps). iPhone? Samsung? Razr? Carriers recommendations? I want to go as low $ as possible but not make a stupid decision out of pinching the hell out of the pennies.
posted by snap_dragon on Sep 19, 2012 - 14 answers

To Buy or Not to Buy; That is the question

What is a good mini tablet to gift an 8-yr old? External Storage is critical as this will be used primarily as a wi-fi device and on long drives. [more inside]
posted by theobserver on Aug 14, 2012 - 16 answers

Help me Flash Recovery and / or root my Nexus...

Help rooting and/or flashing Recovery on a Galaxy Nexus (Jelly Bean) on a Mac? I'm stuck. So I followed these instructions / video and all seemed to be going well until I got to Step 7. [more inside]
posted by You Should See the Other Guy on Aug 10, 2012 - 9 answers

Blu Kuban Begone

I recently bought a used Galaxy sII which works fine. However, it has something on it, a ROM updater (?)called "Blu Kuban", that I can't seem to remove. What is this and how can I get it off my phone?
posted by josher71 on Aug 7, 2012 - 5 answers

Making Youtube Videos to promote your site on a shoestring budget

Is there a way to make high quality youtube videos using a smartphone (Iphone 4 or Samsung Galaxy S2)? [more inside]
posted by sunnychef88 on Jul 13, 2012 - 1 answer

Bricked my Samsung Galaxy S3

I think I may have "bricked" my new Samsung Galaxy S3. Please help! [more inside]
posted by AMWKE1984 on Jun 30, 2012 - 4 answers

Phablet Green

How should I buy a Galaxy Note? Any opinions about its form factor? [more inside]
posted by jeffburdges on May 11, 2012 - 16 answers

Can you help me debug the unreliable internet connectivity on my Android Samsung Galaxy S1?

Can you help me debug the unreliable internet connectivity on my Android Samsung Galaxy S1? [more inside]
posted by ajp on Apr 9, 2012 - 8 answers

What can I do with the barometer in my phone?

Aside from a barometer app, what are some cool things I can do with my Samsung/Google Galaxy Nexus and it's built in barometer? Any app recommendations, something more than just logging the changes in pressure? Has anyone figured out any interesting new uses for this sensor?
posted by Keith Talent on Apr 6, 2012 - 6 answers

A Tried and Tested Tripod

Where can I find a tripod for my smart phone (Samsung Galaxy S2)? [more inside]
posted by sunnychef88 on Apr 1, 2012 - 3 answers

The Easiest Calendar App to use (aka a Calendar for a Calendar-hater)

What's the most user-friendly Android calendar app? The prettiest layout wins. [more inside]
posted by sunnychef88 on Jan 28, 2012 - 8 answers

How to create a galaxy?

How do I create the dark gas of a galaxy within Maya? [more inside]
posted by supyo on Oct 3, 2011 - 1 answer

New Android phone in Toronto - Bell? Rogers? Someone else?

New Android phone in Toronto - Bell? Rogers? Someone else? [more inside]
posted by ManInSuit on Sep 22, 2011 - 23 answers

How do I segue music tracks on a Samsung Galaxy S2 phone?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S2 phone. I use it to listen to music. But the music player is set up to include a brief gap between each track. This is particularly a nuisance when I'm listening to albums with segued tracks (such as live albums). How can I set it up so there are no gaps between tracks?
posted by paleyellowwithorange on Jul 17, 2011 - 7 answers

How do I get my Mac to acknowledge my Android tablet?

How do I get my Mac to acknowledge my Android tablet? [more inside]
posted by The corpse in the library on May 13, 2011 - 15 answers

Help me understand colliding galaxies!

Expanding Universe Filter: Why will our galaxy collide with Andromeda in +/- 4 billion years? [more inside]
posted by jjonajason on Jan 21, 2011 - 8 answers

Android Apps Suggestions

I recently received a Samsung Galaxy S for Christmas. What are some useful/cool apps for Android? [more inside]
posted by Tenacious.Me.Tokyo on Jan 2, 2011 - 11 answers

Purchasing a Galaxy Tab in SIN

Is the Galaxy Tab being sold at retail stores in Singapore without a contract? [more inside]
posted by armage on Nov 17, 2010 - 5 answers

You're an Idiot, Dent.

I'm trying to find this passage from The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy, where there's this person who's so fed up with everything in the universe, that he travels the entire cosmos, telling each and every one of its inhabitants that he, or she, or it - is an idiot. The passage describes how he met Arthur Dent. Thank you.
posted by lipsum on Jan 26, 2010 - 9 answers

Was the entire universe created by the Big Bang, or is the space/time generated by the Big Bang part of a larger universe?

Was the entire universe created by the Big Bang, or is the space/time generated by the Big Bang part of a larger universe? [more inside]
posted by Lownotes on Jun 23, 2009 - 23 answers

Motion Sickness

How many directions am I moving in while I'm just sitting here? Any idea of how fast? [more inside]
posted by zylocomotion on Mar 16, 2009 - 10 answers

MovieFilter: Alien ship abducts kid, gives him galaxy map?

1980s-90s movie: An alien spacecraft had to upload the galaxy's map into the 90% of a kid's brain that was unused. [more inside]
posted by theiconoclast31 on Oct 29, 2007 - 6 answers

Factoring 'Time' into Astronomic Observations

AskMeFi Physics folk: How do astronomers account for the temporal distinctiveness of their galactic subjects in their calculations? I understand that observations of the red shift of quasars delinates a speed increase in the expansion of the universe - yet my brain explodes when I try to understand how the enormous expanse of time is factored into these models. [more inside]
posted by 0bvious on Apr 9, 2006 - 12 answers

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