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The Samsung Galaxy S7 Reviewed
The Samsung Galaxy S7 is Samsung’s latest flagship Android phone to hit the market. We’ve been so busy selling them that we have barely had time to share our thoughts on the phone. One of our trusted reps was finally able to catch his breath and offered to give us some insight on his thoughts on the new Samsung Galaxy S7 android smartphone. Phone Form The phone physically feels and looks pretty similar to the Galaxy S6. In Apple-speak, you could…more >
The GizmoPal and The GizmoGadget
When should you get your children phones and what sort of phone should you get them? These days parents have several options available to them. Old phones that they no longer use, low-priced smartphones like the Galaxy Core Prime, and basic flip and texting phones are still an option as too. But what if you’re not quite ready for your child to have a fully capable cell phone of their own? LG and Verizon have come up with a…more >
Download These Apps That Will Pay YOU Money
Most apps are free to download, or you have to pay for the app or game. But a few apps have emerged that give you money back. They are part of the “gig economy,” things like Uber and Lyft, where you do tasks for a small payment amount. However, unlike something like Uber, these apps don’t lock you into any long-term employment. I’ve tried a few of these, and here are our impressions.…more >
What’s Using All My Data?
Over the last few weeks, I’ve had a few customers who were experiencing unexpected data charges that were above and beyond their normal usage. What is tricky in these situations is that is difficult to track down exactly what you were using that data for. When we billed by the minute, for instance, it was relatively easy for us to say “you called this number and talked for this many minutes.” Privacy laws and policies prohibit us from…more >
Which Phone is Right For Me? The Galaxy? S6, Edge+ or Note 5?
Samsung has a knack for releasing a wide array of phones at the same time. While some phones are obvious choices for certain people (the Core Prime, for instance, is certainly an entry-level smartphone, designed for either children or those who would give the phone minimal use), some phones are so similar that choosing between them is a bit daunting. The good news is that the S6, Note 5, and S6 Edge+ are all…more >
Get the Best Sound From Your Earbuds by Putting Them in Right
Headphone manufacturers are always bragging about the high quality of the sound they put out. And for over-the-ear cups, that makes a difference since the headphone cups isolate most outside noise and direct the sound to your ear. But earbuds are a different story altogether. An inadequate or improper fit will pull the earbud away from your ear. Allowing other ambient sounds in and, more importantly, moves the small bud away from your ear causing a dramatic…more >
Six Tips to Trick out Your S6
Now that the S6 is out, there are plenty of Easter Eggs in it. Some of them are baked into the new build of Android Lollipop and some are part of Samsung’s UI that they like to skin over it. Likewise, some are easy to discover and some take a little tweaking to uncover and get just right. In the spirit of the S6, here are my favorite 6 tips. 1. Master the Shade. I always called this the drop-down…more >
Transferring Data with the OTG Cable
Your Verizon/Cellular Plus rep will be happy to handle the transfer of your data to your new Samsung phone. But, in case you’re more comfortable DIY, here’s what you need to know. Samsung has a way of transferring data to the S6 (and presumably other new Galaxy devices) called an OTG cable. Instructions are included, but I had the chance to play around with a live transfer, and here is a walkthrough with my impressions. Before you begin, the Samsung…more >