Android, Galaxy Tab

Android 6 Where's the Favorites list in phone dialer is gone?

I just got my Galaxy Note 7 running Android 6 from Verizon and after a day I noticed I the favoritescontacts are missing from the phone dialer.  Now the only two choices are Recent and Contacts.

BUT When I selecta contacts guess what is showing at the top of the contacts list? Before the letter A it says Favorites and there are all my favorites. :-)


Samsung Galaxy Tips for New Users

Notification Screen Galaxy S3

Here are some of my favorite settings for the Samsung Galaxy SIII,

I have upgraded to a Galaxy s4,

Oct 25, 2014 I got my Galaxy Note 4 I pre-ordered from Verizon.

Accessing Settings

1. Swipe down from the top of the phone to open the notification screen.  Across the top of this screen are on/off icons for many of the features, for example to toggle Bluetooth, GPS, Sound, Screen rotation, Power saving, Airplane mode, Driving mode, Sync (you can scroll right to see the rest) you just hit the button.  One button that I feel is missing here is the WiFi button (thanks to Verizion) that is on my other devices.


Android Ice Cream Sandwich’s Feature List

Ice Cream Sandwich

Here are some highlights of the new Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich Version

  • Roboto: Goodbye Droid Sans, a new typeface called Roboto is here to rule the roost.
  • Landscape Controls: We knew that the Galaxy Nexus opted to move the classic Android buttons onto the screen, but they smartly disappear when viewing video or in widescreen mode.
  • Flexible Widgets: Ice Cream Sandwich’s stock widgets are resizable and more robust than previous versions. They also now occupy their own separate space in the app drawer.


Galaxy Tab 10.1 Tips and Tricks

Most of my tips and tricks apply to all android devices and are listed on this page:

Galaxy Tab (and Android) Tips and Tricks.

Items I have found specific to the 10.1 are listed below.

Galaxy Tab 10.1 comparison to Galaxy Tab 7

Now that I have owned my new Galaxy Tab 10.1 for two weeks it is time to compare it to the original Galaxy Tab I have owned since the day they went on sale last November. 

The screen and really pretty and the case is really thin and slick.  The screen is really to big to hold in one hand, it is like the Ipad in that you need two hands or one hand plus your lap or something to hold it.


Galaxy Tab Pros and Cons

After using a prototype Galaxy Tab I wanted one.  Now that I have owned one for two weeks (actually it is all I had while on vacation for a week), I thought it would be good to review what I like and don't like about the Galaxy Tab.  What I have been looking for is a replacement for my laptop which I still need to use because of a list of things the Iphone is not up to doing.


Galaxy Tips for New Owners

News: Samsung Galaxy S III phone is on sale now for all 5 US carriers, I have pre-ordered mine and will soon have tips for it as well.

Galaxy 10.1 Tips

I bought my wife a Galaxy 10.1 WiFi for home use, but for out on the town my 7 inch with 3G service is the way to go.  I find I use about 300 MB per month over the 3G the rest is WiFi at home or work.  Check out the Galaxy 10.1 Tips page.

Galaxy 7 and General Tips

I bought a Verizon Samsung Galaxy Tab on the first day they went on sale, and the next morning I left on a one week vacation with only the Tab, no laptop.  Here are some tips and tricks and other things I have learned:



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