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  1. cordogg

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    so if you disable an app or "bloatware" that was added by your provider will it stop running in the background? my current S1 has apps that never stop running and if i kill them they start back up. would be nice to stop apps that i never use from running all the time on my S3....when i get it!
     

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    Thanks for the link to the post about polishing out scratches in GG. I figured you could and I actually use that exact product for polishing fiberglass and boats. There are other products out there that work well and you can find the 3M product in smaller sizes for less money. For me, this negates the need for a screen protector all together. I can repair minor scratches which is all you're going to get on GG. The touch, the feel of cotton... err...I mean GG, the product of our lives! LOL! Sorry, every time I say 'the touch, the feel' I always get that stupid jingle in my head.

    Screen protectors are too grippy for me, need replacement often, change the look of the screen and phone and simply take away from that nice feel of the silky smooth screen. Especially when it's on a phone like the S3 with the curves.
     
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    In the security there is that face/voice unlock but I cant get it to work :(
     
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    Neither did I (only got the SGIII yesterday) but only just installed the APEX launcher and the Alarm widget does not seem to play nice with APEX. Is there another version of this Briefing feature that will work on APEX. Like I say only just got the Phone yesterday so i'm catching up on threads like these.

    Cheers,
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    OK, scratch that, the second page explained how to set 'briefing'...sorted. Thanks!
     
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    when it takes it to homescreen keep dragging it to the bottom next to the delete option there is an app info option. This is only a shortcut to the application page that you can get to by going to settings -> Application Manager then selecting the app. They both take you to the same place, just the other option is quicker.


    Yes most do stay disabled. Although I can't get Play Books and Play Movies to stay disabled.
     
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    Instructions please!!! I tried to figure it out last night but couldn't get it to work. I have a Samsung plasma from last year. Tried every setting in the phone possible but it won't pick up the TV. Anyone else try this?
     
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    This thread is great. I had seen demos with many of these cool features already, but I did manage to read up on a few gems that I didn't previously know about. Thanks to everyone that has contributed. :D

    Gorilla Glass is nice, but not impervious to scratches or cracks. My wifes Samsung Infuse (also Gorilla Glass) has a few small scratches, and my Father's GSII got a nice spider web across the screen from leaning over his couch with it on a hip holster.

    Go with SGP Ultra Crystal Screen protectors if you are looking for something that looks and feels like glass. No rubber feeling to it like some skins, and as the product name states, they are crystal clear so there is absolutely no screen distortion.
    I have used Zagg, BodyGaurdz, Skinomi, etc, but I always go back to SGP Ultra series protectors because of how they feel, and protect the screen. Not to mention, it is a dry install, no water or spray to mess with and no bubbles. Once installed you forget it is there, and still have added protection for the screen.

    I ordered mine from Amazon for $13, and installed it as soon as it came out of the box at the Store. Works great.
     
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    What feature does a tv have to have to be able to do this? Just any tv with wireless or does it have to have a special AllPlay feature?
     
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    How are we to know that's a legit app? its not in Samsung Apps... or S suggest. has no other Samsung apps related to it and the link to the website is broken.. Doesnt have many installs at all.. and wants SMS permissions.

    Point is, I want to install it :D but I don't trust the market at all.
     
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    Good point. When I try to go to their site, I get a redirect and then a blank screen on my browser. I also went to Samsung's corporate site and did a search for Samsung Electronics CameraLab or just CameraLab, no results were found.

    The only thing that leads me to believe it is in fact from Samsung, is when you go to email the developer it shows: PhotoEditor@samsung.com. They do have 1 other app to called "Video Maker."
     
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    I found it in the Samsung Apps app the came preinstalled on the phone. So I am assuming it is by Samsung. I still don't know why the Play store won't let me download it but the Samsung app will.
     
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    Oh good to know...thanks Speed.

    Not sure why you are having problems with the Play store download. It worked well for me. Could be something your carrier is blocking for some unknown reason. I'm on VZW btw.
     
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    my ATT S3 doesnt have Samsung Apps (my Note does though). Not sure what the point of S Suggest is though.... but I have that instead.
     
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    are you guys talking about in the gallery???? Because i saw my computer name as an album. it was driving me nuts. I don't want the thousands of pics on my computer on my phone. But you CAN shut it off (if that is what you were talking about).

    gallery menu> View by> Content on device (rather than "All content")


    Sorry guys, I'm an idiot!!!!!!!!!!! Tthat doesn't stick. It's only temporary. I wish there was a way to shut that off....
     
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    it can sync with any tv, it does not have to be a samsung. although i do have a samsung led with the allshare feature and its awesome, i did sync it up with my buddies LG tv the other day and sent some pics to his tv. it will work with any tv that has storage capabilities no matter the brand, it does not need allshare...

    I typed this so fast I forgot to mention you do need an allshare cast dongle though (the most important part, haha).....sorry i had a brain freeze. I lucked out with a buddy who had one, but they will be more widely available in the upcoming weeks here. This site has them

    http://www.expansys-usa.com/samsung...=google&utm_medium=shopping&utm_campaign=base
     
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    So, I just did that for the first time and and told it to "Remove all." Did that just remove them from the list of recent apps, or did it shut them down altogether? I'm trying to find a function like the widget I have on my E4GT, called Program Monitor - it's kinda simple and just lists the ones you've recently accessed, no list of everything that needs to be running in the background like a task killer does. Is this the same type of function?
     
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    This phone is the first with GG2 which is an improvement in durability using 20% less material. Corning website has a cool demo video. That said I did just slap on an Armorsuit Military Shield protector. It's just slightly grippy, but not bad. In fact I've convinced myself that it actually is better for precise navigation since your fingers don't slip around quite so easily. Since the smallest piece of pocket sand can make micro scratches, I'm glad I did it.
     
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    Remove all just clears the list. I would let the OS manage memory.use the task manager if you really feel the need to kill an app. Most don't use CPU while not actively open and in use.
     
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    nice find
     
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    If you tap and hold the App in App Drawer, you have the option to drag it to the very top of the screen where it says App Info, basically, you drag and drop the app over the APP INFO icon
     
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    Yes, disabled apps are frozen apps, and will not run in the background.
     
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    Just got mine yesterday and been glued to it - this thread is great!

    One thing i figured out that maybe frustrating to some is the voice activated apps - here is the problem when my device was set up it was set up as google voice recognition -

    The voice camera "cheese" function will not work if its setup for google voice instead you need to change it to Samsung Voice recognizer Vlingo - i believe its under the settings, language and input where you would enable the voice app feature -

    Other than that - this thin is awesome - it just literally picked up my Samsung LED TV and i was able to transfer over the song i was listening to to the TV and it even acts as a remote control - so far the battery is pretty good as well 82% since 630am and its 1130am - I am using it alot though!
     
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    Do you have the Samsung Apps app? If so it should be there. I can't download it from the Play store and I am in the US, but I got it off of the Samsung Apps App.


    That's nice.
     
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