Allshare Error Message filter: We have recently purchased a Samsung Smart Blu-Ray Player. The big attraction for us was that it would enable us to play shows downloaded from the Internet via the Allshare program. However, after I downloaded Allshare and tried to run it, I received the following error: "The Allshare shared server has shut down. It will restart." I would close the message, and it would come back again and again. [more inside]
Upgrading smart phones with Verizon, January 2012 edition: moving from an original Motorola Droid and a Droid Eris, and unsure how critical 4G LTE and Super AMOLED are for phones we'll have for another 2+ years. More thoughts inside. [more inside]
Have I ruined my TV? [more inside]
Please recommend a bluetooth headset for my samsung android. [more inside]
I just got a Samsung Stratosphere LTE, my first smartphone and first Android device. I'm not looking to use it as a mini computer (i have an iPad for that) but I am interested in how to best use it as a phone and what capabilities or apps are available that don't have an iOS equivalent or work better than their counterparts. What super-neat abilities does a Stratosphere have that might not be immediately apparent?
Concerned about "backlight bleed" on Samsung 40" I just bought, can you help me out? [more inside]
I need a new TV. Which one has the best Internet Apps. My research shows that Samsung and Vizio are the best priced TVs with Apps but which one has the best experience are there other brands I should be considering? Details below..... [more inside]
How can I get better reception with my new Samsung Precedent cell phone in my home? [more inside]
Hi Everyone I have a Macbook Air with Thunderbolt (mid 2011) and a Mac Mini 3.1. Can anyone help me with the correct display settings for a Samsung TA550? I have searched - to no avail. Also trying out SwitchResX. What bugs me is that XP of all things seems to work properly with the display. What gives? Thanks! BB
How can I fix a lag between the HDTV image and the audio coming through the speakers? [more inside]
What patents does Microsoft own related to Android and where did those patents originate? [more inside]
I dropped my Samsung Focus into water two days ago. It works fine (yay), except the screen keeps lighting up unbidden. Can I fix it? [more inside]
New Android phone in Toronto - Bell? Rogers? Someone else? [more inside]
How to reset CMOS on a Samsung N150 netbook? [more inside]
My cell phone display has gone black, for no reason I can see, and now I'm receiving a mysterious new spate of text messages-- which I can't read or identify the sender of. Help? [more inside]
I have been completely outsmarted by my monitor (or perhaps Windows XP?). Please help! [more inside]
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?
I just need to calibrate one thing to be happy with my HDTV. If I only knew what that thing is called.... [more inside]
My new Samsung Galaxy Ace memory is already full, but I'm probably doing something wrong with the social hub app. I'd really appreciate some help... [more inside]
How do I retrieve photos from a Samsung Cleo? [more inside]
How do I get my Mac to acknowledge my Android tablet? [more inside]
Confused about my new Samsung cell phone.. [more inside]
I just bought a Samsung Vibrant (ver 2.1) from T-Mobile. What should I do to it to get the most out of it? What is the best Android mod available for it and what's the process? [more inside]
A.V. nerds! Help me find the perfect LCD TV, or tell me the one I have can be sufficiently tweaked. Details inside... [more inside]
I have a USA-standard Samsung LCD flatscreen TV (specifically this one). I'm moving to the UK in a couple of months and would rather not have to replace it. What do I need to do to make it work in the UK? [more inside]
Why is my LCD TV dimming every time there's a dark scene in a movie? [more inside]
LED LCD HDTV? I'm looking to finally replace my 1998-vintage CRT with a Samsung 40" LED LCD @120 Hz (model #UN40C6300SF). It's on sale at Best Buy and the reviews have been very positive with a few complaints of bad panels and visible corner "flashlighting" in a dark room. Anyone have experience with LED TVs? I like their sexy slimness, but are they built to last? Should I wait another year for a comparably-priced 3D version?
I want to bypass bell's VPN restriction/filters on the VPN service, I was planning on piping the VPN connection (pptp) through an SSH tunnel. Is there a way to set this up on an android phone with connectbot installed so that it looks something like this. All android data > VPN > SSH Tunnel > Home SSH Server > VPN Exit point. [more inside]
Samsung Epic and Outlook Exchange account problem! mismatched body/headers, how do I fix this? [more inside]
Will there be an upgrade of "Samsung Galaxy S" from Android 2.1 to Android 2.2? If yes, the most important question WHEN? Will it depends on the carriers or universal?
Posting video from a smart phone to WordPress. What are the best ways to do this? [more inside]
I have a 4 year old Samsung ML-2510 printer that will no longer print. It takes in a sheet of paper about halfway, then stops for ~20 seconds then spits the page out a blank page. It will keep doing this until it runs out of paper. The red error light is slowly flashing. The problem appeared a couple of years ago, but I've always been able to get it to go away before. It worked fine the first time I used it this semester but stopped working the second time I used it. Since then I've only been able to get it to spit out one non-blank page, and that was involved in a paperjam. Does anyone have any ideas on how I can get it working? I've tried Google and the Samsung site, but I get the same 4 questions answered over and over again. [more inside]
Why does my external DVD/CD drive read some CD's and not others? Can I fix it? [more inside]
HDMI CEC in the real world: I've got a new Samsung LED TV, which has got a number of DVD-like control buttons on the remote (play, pause, rewind etc). I'd like to use these to control a Blu-ray player when I buy one, but can I buy any (recent) player and be confident that the TV and player will work together (via HDMI Consumer Electronics Control) as advertised? Do they all play nice together in practice?
Has anyone repaired a Samsung 46 inch flatscreen successfully? Mine is only 2 years old and has 3 thin white lines going through it creating 4 horizontal sections in the screen. In addition the right half of the screen is blurry. That blurriness is a problem that we've had for a while but after the tv was on for about 15 minutes it would go away. Now within the past week the white lines have appeared and the blurriness doesn't go away. [more inside]
I'm thinking of buying a Samsung I5700 Galaxy Spica as my first Android phone. I'm a Nokia user whose e71 is feeling a bit tight and so I'd like a cheap way to get my Android toes wet. I have a couple of questions though ... [more inside]
Why doesn't 911 work on my imported cell phone? [more inside]
Is this the right laptop for my friend to buy? [more inside]
Is it okay to place a washer and dry opposite of where the connections are (The dryer is electric)? [more inside]
Can anyone help me to connect my Asus laptop to my Samsung television for use as an external display? [more inside]
Is the web browser in the Samsung Gravity2 capable of accessing Google Docs? [more inside]
My new Samsung HDTV plays lots of content off a USB Hard Drive. Works great. What's the best way for me to setup a hard drive that stays connected to the TV but allows my computer to write files to it? Seems like all the drives I have or look up only allow 1 device to connect to it at a time.
What OS for my Samsung NC20? [more inside]
The other day, I picked up a first generation Samsung Q1 UMPC (900mhz / 512mb RAM) for very cheap. The plan was to use it as a touchscreen media device and for basic web browsing in the kitchen. This got me thinking that the Q1 might be a bit more responsive if I put a different OS on it. [more inside]
Why does music on my MP3 player sound better with small earphones than with big headphones? [more inside]
The Samsung netbook NC 10 and N120 are now the same price. Which one should I buy? [more inside]
I have a Samsung TL320 digicam, but no battery charger. Where can I obtain a charger for it, ASAP, near Berkeley, CA?
Wireless provider says my phone has water damage--it never touched water/liquid. What to do next? [more inside]
I am trying to use AOL instant messenger's IM to Mobile service. My girlfriend has always sent text messages to my phone while on her aim using +1(insert my area code)(insert my phone number). It stopped working out of nowhere. It's only with her screen name. I've tried quite a few solutions. Help? [more inside]
How do I locate the contacts I've just sync'ed from my smartphone (Windows Mobile 6.1) on my PC? [more inside]