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Mobile: Android Samsung LG…  // Mobile phones, cells – Android, Samsung, LG, Apple, iPhone, Blackberry, Windows Phone 7 (and 8) BES, and BIS news and how tos

SOLVED: How to Un-root Your Samsung Galaxy S6 and Restore Factory Android OS

If Samsung Galaxy S6 has been rooted and a non-factory operating system has been loaded you likely already know that there are problems: You voided your warranty You can not longer receive updates over-the-air from your provider The Samsung Galaxy might be unstable Your Galaxy might have a virus or other malware If you are trying […]

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SOLVED: How To Stop Samsung Android From Trying to Split Screen Apps

A few years ago, Samsung introduced a new feature called MultiWindow which allows you to run two applications at the same time.  In my case, I had an Samsung Galaxy S6 that had it’s screen ‘bouncing’ around and displaying errors relating to running recent apps in split screen mode.  Even after rebooting and wiping the cache the […]

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SOLVED: How To Use Google Maps To Avoid Toll Roads

This short video explains how to use Google Maps on your mobile device to avoid toll roads.  If you use your Android cell or Apple iPhone or even your tablet / Apple iPad for navigation and you want to avoid tolls, then this short video titled, “How To Use Google Maps To Avoid Toll Roads” is for you: […]

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SOLVED: The Ultimate Guide To Fixing Samsung Android Email Not Syncing

If you have an Android cell or tablet that has stopped automatically receiving email, there are several places to investigate.  The very first thing you should do is power down the cell / tablet, then power it back up and see if all is working.  If that does not clear the issue, the steps below should start […]

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SOLVED: What is the N Icon block at the Top of My Samsung Android Phone

If you have an ‘N’ block at the top of your Samsung Android cell phone, then you have NEAR FIELD COMMUNICATION (alternately known as NFC) turned on. NFC does exactly what it says; it communicates to other devices nearby.  Specifically, NFC is most commonly associated with ‘Tap’ payment systems.  For instance, the much over-hyped Apple Pay […]

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Samsung Crushes Apple iPhone In the US. Has Apple Lost It’s Mojo?

Samsung has again outsold Apple in it’s strongest market, the US, but this time the margin is even larger at about 20%: …The Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge accounted for 16 percent of all smartphones sold in the US in the three months ending May 2016 as opposed to 14.6 percent for the latest […]

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SOLVED: Is There A Way To Disable The Password Requirement After a Reboot on Android 6 Marshmallow Samsung S6 or S7

The answer is a blunt no.  I asked Samsung Business Support in Toronto about this.  Below is the conversation: Is there a ready way to disable the Marshmallow setting on S6’s that requires a password or PIN after reboot:  “Enter password instead of using fingerprint recognition after restarting to protect fingerprints”?   See below.  Our policy […]

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SOVLED: Offline Mode Unavailable Error in Voice Command on Android Samsung S6 and S7

If your voice commands (aka voice typing and voice keyboard) on your Android cell when you are: creating a text creating an email asking Google a question … and you see OFFLINE MODE UNAVAILABLE, it may be that you do not live in the United States and that is apparently a problem for Google. In […]

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The Best Cell Phone Ever?

“Best” is a relative word so let me be clear that I think the Lumia 650 will be the best cell phone buy of 2016.  In January Microsoft announced Lumia 650 which has amazing spec’s… for the price.   At just $200 this cell has everything a standard user would want, except wireless charging.  Having a native […]

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SOLVED: How to Uninstall InTune From an Android Device When Uninstall Is Greyed Out

If you have any management software on your Android device and try to remove it, you have likely found that both FORCE STOP and UNINSTALL are greyed out.  The solution is to set that program to not be an “administrator”, then uninstall.  Below are the detailed instructions and screenshots from an Android S6: Launch SETTINGS then […]

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SOLVED: How to Access BIOS UEFI on Microsoft SurfaceBook or Surface4

How can I get into the BIOS (now UEFI) on a Microsoft SurfaceBook or Surface 4 device is a question every owner or and every tech should know the answer too.  Fortunately it is quite easy: Power off the Surfacebook Press AND HOLD the VOLUME UP button Press the POWER BUTTON as you would normally […]

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SOLVED: What is Voice over LTE (VoLTE), LTE, LTE-A and Voice Over IP (VoIP)

Voice over LTE (or VoLTE), much like Voice Over IP (or VoIP) is a new standard for mobile devices (like your cell phone) that will drive the cost of voice calls down to near zero.  To understand the technology, you need to understand that LTE is a data only network.  From 1980’s until 2015, if […]

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