SOLVED: 5G vs 4G Simplified

On our sister site PartisanIssues.com we recently wrote The Rational Case Against Huawei .  We provided a simplified explanation of the different generations of networks: While 5G (meaning 5th Generation) is technically nothing more than the next iteration on 4G (4th Generation) cellular networks, it is in fact quite transformative.  As you can see in the chart to the right: 1G is basic cellular connectivity for voice calls 2G added texting 3G added basic internet data 4G…

How To Stop The Samsung S9/S10 Bixby Button From Activating

Samsung Bixby is a personal assistant that I would get to like if it did not jump in my face so frequently.  Bixby starts most often when I accidentally click the Bixby button on the left of my S9 near the volume buttons.  There was no easy way to block this in the past without getting an app which usually adds junk to your phone. Android 9, released a few months ago, has a new…

SOLVED: How To Disable Gestures – Android Samsung S9/S10 From Dialing Automatically

Gestures can be really useful, especially for those that embrace them and learn to get around the qwerks.  They can be particularly useful to someone with a disability, but for others gestures can be exceptionally annoying. Android 9 wants to dial when you swing my phone, if there is a number on the screen.  Specifically if you have a text message or contact open and you swing your phone (to your pocket, or head, to…

SOLVED: Samsung S9 S10 Stops Recording Video at 5 or 10 Minutes

If you have an Samsung S9 or S10 and you have found that is stops recording video after 10 minutes, it is because you are recording at a rate above 1920 x 1080 30 frames per second. Here are the limitations: 5 Minute max – UHD 60 FPS 3840 x 2160 10 Minute max – UHD 30 FPS 3840 x 2160 10 Minute max – FHD 60 FPS 1920 x 1080 Limited only be storage…

SOLVED: VIDEO: A 2019 Review of the Huawei P10 Lite With Android 8

The Huawei P10 Lite was released on March 27, 2017 but is still a good device today in 2019.  We recently tested a Google / LG Nexus 5X and have very little good to say about that units build quality. We just bought a P10 used and want to show you how to get through a few configuration issues, like hiding unwanted apps and bloatware from the home screen and setting the wallpaper to not…

SOVLED: VIDEO: How to Hide or Remove Apps from A Huawei Home Screen

If you have a Huawei cell, like P10 or P20 Mate / Lite you will find that having all of the app shortcuts on on the “home screen” like an Apple iPhone, makes it difficult to use. Fortunately, there is an easy way to hide / remove the apps / bloatware you do not want to see by enabling what Huawei calls their App Drawer. We show you how to hide / remove less used…

VIDEO: How To Easily Protect Your Android Cell From Lock Screen PIN Code Hacks

If you are worried about security on your Android cell, you need to make sure that a thief or hacker cannot easily get around your PIN code to unlock it. We show you how to protect yourself on our Samsung Galaxy S9 demo unit. The idea is to EASILY encrypt the phone and have it decrypted on boot.  Without your PIN code being entered before the unit boots up, it will not display calls, alerts…

VIDEO: How To Disable WiFi Notifications on your Android / Samsung S9

Are you annoyed by WiFi alerts popping up every time you go through a McDonald’s drive through or walk past any store in the mall. There is an easy way to turn off those messages and we show you here. Swipe down from the top Click SETTINGS cog Click CONNECTIONS Press and hold WIFI Click the ellipse (3 dots) at the top right and select ADVANCED  Turn off NETWORK NOTIFICATION

SOLVED: What is IAM & EMM on Samsung Cell and How Can I Remove It

The short version is Samsung SDS IAM & EMM is management software your company likely put on your cell to keep its data safe.  Let’s go through a few definitions first and then we will show you how to remove it: SDS = Samsung Data Systems – the software wing of Samsung IAM = Identity and Access Management EMM = Enterprise Mobility Management and SDS IAM & EMM are combined into management tool Samsung has branded…

Whats New In Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook for 2019

I recently attended Microsoft Ignite 2018 in Florida which presented many new useful features and function for Office products. What’s New In Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook Desktop LIST TO GRAPHICS Microsoft want out of its way to show of the Artificial Intelligence that is built into desktop Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.  The coolest new Office feature demonstrated at Ignite 2018 was a simple but powerful suggestion to move text lists into dynamic graphics using…

SOLVED: Complete Guide To Cell Phone Acronyms

Below is a list of the common cell phone acronyms, their meaning and a brief description in plain english.  Note that each line is hyperlinked to a webpage to provide more detail, if you want it 🙂 CODE MEANING SIMPLE DESCRIPTION 1G First Generation cellular network analog on FM band just for phone calls 2G Second Generation cellular network some digital transmission with basic data using CDMA or GSM 3G Third Generation cellular network data…

SOLVED: What is an IMEI Code & Where Can I Find It?

IMEI is short for “International Mobile Equipment Identity” and is effectively the GLOBAL serial number of the cell phone / tablet / laptop.  We say ‘global’ because a serial number is specific to the manufacturer but the IMEI is a number that is guaranteed to be unique across all manufacturers.  This why your cell phone has both a Serial Number and an IMEI. To be more exact, there is one IMEI for every SIM the cell…