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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 […]


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 […]


SOLVED: How To Stop Android From Motion Dialing Gestures

If you have an Android phone and you keep pocket dialing people soon after you are texting, you might actually be motion dialing or what Android calls Direct Dialing or Gestures.  Direct Dialing causes the phone to dial the number of the person you are texting if you move the phone to your ear.  Unfortunately […]


SOLVED: VIDEO: Number Keys Missing From Samsung Keyboard

If you have a Samsung device, like a Galaxy S7 or 8, you might find that the keyboard is missing the row of numbers.  Having no number keys gives your screen more real estate but does can be very frustrating when trying to type numbers .  Fortunately there is an easy way to turn the number row on […]


SOLVED: VIDEO: How to Enable and Disable Developer Options On Android 7 Samsung Galaxy

There are several reasons you may want to see the DEVELOPER OPTIONS on your Android device but under Android 7, the Developer Mode menu has been removed.  You know it still exists so the question is how to enable the Developer Options menu and then how can you disable the Developer Options menu. How To […]


SOLVED: Where Does Android Outsell Apple iOS?

In a word, everywhere.  Android sells 6 times as many devices as Apple’s iOS globally and 1.75 times as many in the US.  Below are some fantastic 2017 data from two very reliable sources. Get the whole report on 2017 Internet Trends directly from Kleiner Perkins Check out this amazing interactive map showing current and historical sales […]


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 […]


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 […]


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: […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]