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…

SOLVED: Disable or Enable a Vibrate Email Alert on Android Samsung S8 S9

If you want to your Android Samsung S8 or S9 to vibrate when an email is received you need to increase the notifications CATEGORY that it is in from NORMAL to HIGH.  This is not a difficult process but it is hard to find: Open your email Click the menu icon (3 bars in the top left corner) Click the settings cog (top right corner) Click NOTIFICATIONS Click NEW EMAILS (IMPORTANT: Do not click on…

SOLVED: Email Not Syncing and OFF Notification Popup

If you have an Android device you might notice that the email has stopped syncing and that the word OFF appears in a grey overlay in your email program. The fix for this is to turn syncing back on and we show you how using a Samsung Galaxy S9. Open your email Click the menu bars (3 horizontal bars) at the top right Click settings COG (top right) Click on the email account in question…

SOLVED: VIDEO: 10 Things You Need To Know About the Samsung DeX Pad

These are the top 10 things you need to know about the Samsung DeX Pad Samsung DeX Pad is NOT the Samsung DeX Station Microsoft Office works quite well on the DeX Pad Take your cover / case off before attaching The DeX Pad has HDMI and NOT DisplayPort Clear ALL items in the middle of the screen after you connect or nothing will work The DeX Pad is a Fast Charger The DeX Pad…

SOLVED: Samsung S9 – What’s New For People Upgrading From Older Android Cells?

We have produced four videos exploring the changes the Samsung S9 brings to people that are upgrading from older Android cell’s, like the Galaxy S7, LG G5, Sony Expedia,…  The idea is that we are not covering every microscopic detail of the device just because it was changed from the S8; we are explaining and demonstrating the features that most people will or should care about that already have some understanding of Android. In my…

SOLVED: Samsung S9 Hardware Layout Including Buttons, Camera, Headphone Jack, Heart Sensor and More

This short video explains every button, pin hole, camera, jack, sensor and antenna on the Samsung Galaxy S9. It also explains that the Samsung S9 uses Corning Gorilla Glass 5 front AND back which means if you want to change the battery or any other part inside, you had better know how to use a heat gun. Check out this S9 scratch and bend test to see how amazing Gorilla Glass 5 really is: Share…

SOLVED: How To Remote Control Your Android Cell From Your Desktop PC For Free

Most remote control discussions talk about configuring your Android cell or tablet to remote control your desktop PC, but I needed the other way around. How To Remote Control Your Android Cell From Your Desktop PC at no cost. The basic idea is to use TeamViewer Free Edition on your PC and TeamViewer QuickSupport on your Android cell or tablet: Share This With Your Friends Now:

SOLVED: Does the Samsung DeX Pad Really Turn Your Cell into Desktop PC That Can Use Word Excel PowerPoint & Outlook?

This video demonstrates the Samsung DeX Pad with a Samsung S9 running Office 365 Mobile Word Excel PowerPoint Outlook as if it were a full ChromeBook.  If you want to work from your cell phone all the time, it is now an option.  When you are in office or at home, you can plug your Samsung S8 or S9 into the Samsung DeX Pad and edit your documents on a large screen with a full…

SOLVED: VIDEO: How To Use Full Screen Remote Desktop With A Samsung Dex Pad

This video shows that using RD DESKTOP by default will not resize to full screen when connected to a Samsung Dex Pad. This is quite annoying. The easy solution is to use DEX MAX to build a modified RD DESKTOP that does use all of the screen size that you have. This video is part of a series we have including: VIDEO: Does the Samsung DeX Pad Really Turn Your Cell into Desktop PC That…

SOLVED: VIDEO: Unboxing, Setup and Troubleshooting Samsung Dex Pad Dock

The video below shows the Samsung Dex Pad (part EE-M5100) unboxing setup and troubleshooting.  The Samsung Dex Pad is a dock for a Samsung S8 or S9 that effectively turns the cell phone into a full Chromebook by adding a monitor keyboard and mouse. There are four issues to be aware of: The Dex Station is the older (and less capable) dock built for the S8.  It is NOT the same as the Dex Pad.…

SOLVED: VIDEO: Samsung S9 Convertible Folding Wireless Fast Charge Charger Unboxing & Setup

This video unboxes the Samsung Wireless Fast Charger (part number EP-PG950) that was originally built for the S8.  We think the S8 wireless fast charger is better than the new S9 wireless fast charger because it folds up and down and the new S9 unit does not.  Apparently inside the old S8 wireless fast charger has 3 rings and the new S9 wireless fast charger has two but they are both “QI” fast chargers. In…

SOLVED: VIDEO: Samsung S9 Unboxing, Initial Configuration and Data Migration From Old Phone

Below is a short video unboxing a brand new Samsung Gallaxy S9, then running through the initial configuration and then migrating data from an older Samsung S6 (but the instructions will be roughly the same for LG’s, iPhones and other cells). This video is part of a series we have including: VIDEO: Does the Samsung DeX Pad Really Turn Your Cell into Desktop PC That Can Use Word Excel PowerPoint & Outlook? VIDEO: How To…

NEWS: Microsoft Dives Into Mixed Reality October 17th

Today Microsoft announced that it is partnered with major PC hardware manufacturers to produce 5 new Mixed Reality headsets.  Mixed Reality?  Mixed Reality is the term used to describe the merging of Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) . Acer, Lenovo, Dell, Samsung and HP showed off their new products to be released on October 17 but you can pre-order them right now.  Prices will range from USD $399 to $499 and all include…

SOLVED: VIDEO: How To Copy Pictures From My Samsung Android Cell Phone To My PC

This post is for my dad.  He keeps forgetting to unlock his phone before he tries to copy the pictures.  Below is are the simple instructions how to copy your pictures from your Android phone to your computer: Power on your cell phone (if it is off) Connect your cell phone to your PC using a USB cable Unlock your cell phone. That just means you should swipe the lock screen or enter your password /…