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Samsung Unpacks The New Galaxy S5 At Mobile World Congress 2014

February 24, 2014 | by Scott Lewis

The highly anticipated Samsung Galaxy S5 was just unveiled at another one of Samsung's famous Unpacking Events in Barcelona Spain at Mobile World Congress 2014. Some of the things we learned about this new flagship smartphone from Samsung are that it has some new hardware and will be running some new software, but we also learned that most of the new GS5 has come from its predecessor the Galaxy S4.

Some of the new hardware inside the GS5 is the addition of a fingerprint scanner under the physical home button. The fingerprint scanner can be utilized to unlock your phone and to help secure mobile payments. This was a logical addition to the Samsung Galaxy S5 since we have already seen... read more

Samsung Unveils New Smartwatch With Fitness Features

February 24, 2014 | by Michele Farlow

With fitness bands being all the rage this holiday season, Samsung decided to jump on the bandwagon and plans to release two new versions of the Samsung Galaxy Gear watch, but this time with fitness features. This past Sunday, Samsung unveiled two more computerized wristwatches, but this time including health sensors and fitness features. These watches are said to mirror similar functions to the popular Fitbit or... read more

Best Free Apps To Have On Your Smartphone

February 20, 2014 | by Tracy Lewis

I am asked all of the time in the office, over social media, and at family events about the best free apps for Android, Windows, or Apple smartphones. When trying to answer this question for everyone over the last year, I came up with lots of free apps that I would recommend that new smartphone users put on their phones. Some of these apps take a subscription to utilize like Netflix or HBO Go, but if you have the subscriptions already, you should absolutely download the free app. To make it easier to navigate, I broke the list up in to different categories or activities.

Games:

This is a go to... read more

HTC Advantage- Designed With The Customer In Mind

February 18, 2014 | by Tracy Lewis

HTC has announced their new HTC Advantage Program with the goals of promoting the HTC brand while setting it apart from others by showing the importance of the customer experience. The four main points include Screen Break Coverage, Priority Access, Future Proof Guarantee, and Customer Loyalty.

Screen Break Coverage- Broken screens happen more often than we would like, even if you are careful accidents still happen. HTC feels that no one should have to carry a phone with a broken screen, so they have introduced a program that will allow for one free screen replacement in the first 6 months of ownership. This is a huge benefit that many people will be able to take advantage of.... read more

Verizon Updates Plans To Bring You The More Everything Plan

February 13, 2014 | by Scott Lewis

This morning Verizon Wireless announced some updates and a name change to their Share Everything plans. The newly branded MORE Everything plans are truly a step in the right direction for the second generation of data sharing plans from Verizon Wireless.

Ken Dixon, chief marketing officer at Verizon Wireless feels that "MORE Everything changes the game by adding even more of what customers want from their wireless provider in a single, simple monthly plan" and that "Verizon Wireless led the way with the introduction of shared data plans, and MORE... read more

Dot, Circle, And Box: The Galaxy Note 3, S-Pen, and Smart Watch

February 12, 2014 | by Tracy Lewis

To make the most of your Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Gear, you need to master the gestures of dot, circle, and box. The good news is that they are as simple as they sound. The chart below will guide you through the basic motions while using images to help you understand.

Removing the S Pen will automatically activate the Air Command menu allowing you to take onscreen notes, draw pictures and charts, and so much more. The menu includes the options Scrapbooker, Screen Write, S Finder, Pen Window, and Action Memo. The Scrapbooker is one of my favorite options. Being able to use the S Pen to draw a box around something on the... read more

Wirefly Shows You The Savings Of Using Google Wallet For Valentine's Day

February 10, 2014 | by Scott Lewis

Who doesn't love to save money? Wirefly wants to help you save some money by using your Google Wallet to make your Valentine's Day purchases. You can save $15 on your order from 1-800 Flowers when you use your smartphone to access their mobile site and choose the "Buy with Google" option.

If you're not into giving flowers for Valentine's Day, you can select from the other great services that are offering you a discount for paying with your Google Wallet. Eat24 is offering a $5 discount when you pay with your Google... read more

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