Tag Archive: Galaxy S

Jul 26 2013

Samsung Galaxy Express Unboxing

As you may know, I won a new smartphone at work when Samsung recently visited which of course was a great surprise! The smartphone I won was the Samsung Galaxy Express which is likened as being a mini Samsung Galaxy S III albeit with more modest specifications (smaller screen, dual core CPU and 8GB memory). …

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May 16 2013

Getting the Stock Android Experience on Top Notch Hardware

Most people would tend to agree that the Android smartphones released by Samsung lead the rest of the pack in terms of specifications which can be a big attraction for the geeks. Whilst the physical design may leave something to be desired with the plastic casing enduring since the original Galaxy S there’s little doubt …

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Jun 08 2012

The Perils of SMS Boarding Passes

This had slipped my mind but remembered this after receiving an advisory notice to a change for a future flight. Jetstar offers the ability to receive your boarding pass on your phone which is then read by a scanner at the boarding gate. This is pretty handy as it reduces the amount of paper used …

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Jun 02 2012

Samsung Galaxy S III Unboxing

Following on from yesterday’s heads up on my acquisition of a Samsung Galaxy S III smartphone I have also managed to record an unboxing and sneak peak video whilst up in Cairns on holiday. Over the last couple of days I have had more of an opportunity to use the phone ahead of doing a preview …

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Jun 01 2012

Incoming Gadget – Samsung Galaxy S III

Yesterday, I picked myself up a new Samsung Galaxy S III upon its launch given that I had found myself in a bit of a dire smartphone situation. My Samsung Omnia 7 has had a repeated history of corrupting its memory after a couple of months and the only solution to get it working properly …

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May 23 2012

Spotify Arrives Down Under

This is already old news but I thought I’d write briefly about the arrival of Spotify in Australia yesterday. I did use this service myself a while ago by getting around the regional lockout but after some time it didn’t work properly. Now that the service is now available I am now turning off the …

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Nov 21 2011

Update – Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) Port for Samsung Galaxy S

Storage Utilisation

Hi folks, just wanted to give you an update on where I am at with testing the early alpha port of Ice Cream Sandwich (or ICS as it is now being abbreviated) to the Samsung Galaxy S. Initially, I was testing Galnet MIUI as I believed that was a proper implementation of ICS but it …

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Oct 01 2011

Windows Phone 7.5 (Mango) and Internet Sharing

I guess one of the big features that Windows Phone users have been hanging out for is a friendlier solution for internet sharing. Since the initial release, you could make it work by dialling a string of numbers into the phone and manually assigning the APN but it was hardly an elegant and easily invoked …

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Aug 31 2011

The Perils of Pulling Out Your Smartphone Battery

Just a quick one tonight. If you have a smartphone with a removable battery (like an Android phone or a Windows Phone) you should take particular care to avoid accidentally or intentionally removing the battery while the device is powered up. Smartphones are essentially small computers with file systems contained within their internal storage. Pulling …

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Jul 04 2011

Boydo Test Drives Windows Phone 7

Just a quick update for tonight. From here on in I will be using the new Samsung Omnia 7 I picked up on the weekend as my primary phone. For me, there’s no better approach in becoming more familiar with a device than to jump in with both feet and work it out as you …

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