Posts Tagged ‘Samsung’

Samsung Gear S3 Smartwatch

June 27th, 2017 Comments off

I recently received some wearable technology as a gift and spent time testing different platforms and implementations.

Samsung Gear S3

I settled on the Samsung Gear S3 Frontier as my smartwatch of choice.

One feature’s details with which I was unfamiliar when I purchased the watch is the Magnetic Secure Transmission (MST).

For Apple and Android mobile device users who setup and use Apple Pay or Google Wallet, Samsung’s MST uses Samsung Pay but with a twist.

Where Apple Pay and Google Wallet depend on NFC, the Samsung Gear S3 opens a new opportunity for paying.


Video Editing on Android Using Samsung Note 2 – Summer 2014

July 18th, 2014 Comments off
I’m going to point out some FAILs but reach a satisfactory conclusion.  If you can’t read an evaluation where something that fails to meet an objective without labeling the evaluative process as “negative” then this probably won’t be worth your time.


I shoot a lot of photos.  I often use my phone, my underwater Pentax or one of my Canon DSLRs.  I use a mix of Adobe Lightroom and Paint.NET for my image workflow and individual pixel editing (when necessary).

For videos I long ago purchased a Lifetime license to the AVS suite of software and that’s paid off incredibly.


Google Music Storage

February 14th, 2014 Comments off

I’ve wished for a long time that I could store music from the Google Music player on my Samsung Note II from the internal memory to my micro SD card.

The Note II only came with 16 gb internally from Verizon Wireless. Holding 3+ gb in local music is great for no delays or interruptions when in a building or traveling where hills/mountains might otherwise affect the signal. 3+ gb out of 16 makes this a pain particularly when the phone’s OS uses ~ 5.7 gb of that 16.

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Android ver 4.3

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December 3rd, 2012 Comments off

I’m trying out the blogging client for Android on my new Samsung Note 2.  I upgraded to the Samsung S3 about two months ago and enjoyed it but I decided to give this beast a try and pass the great S3 to my wife. 

I find that I like this device; between it and my Tab 10.1 (yes, I do seem to like Samsung lately) I’m leaning more and more away from keyboards to touch interfaces. 

If it wasn’t for my career in technology and gaming from my PC I think I could make a switch to mobile platforms like this.  Both the S3 & the Note 2 have quad core CPUs with 2gb of RAM.