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:

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 /…

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 Direct Dialing / Motion Dialing / Gestures occurs when you put the phone face down or in your pocket.  This…

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 and off: HOW TO ENABLE THE NUMBER KEYS ON A SAMSUNG KEYBOARD: Swipe down from the top Select the settings COG…

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 Enable Developer Options Menu on Android Swipe down from the top Select the SETTINGS cog icon Select ABOUT DEVICE Select…

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 figures of cell phones by operating system (like Android and Apple iOS).   Below are cell phone sales numbers that let…

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 to sell it, people often will not take it without a factory version of Android … The question then becomes,…