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…

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…