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Smart Remote on the Samsung Galaxy S5

The Samsung Galaxy S5 features an infrared emitter at the top of the phone which can control your TV and other home electronics. The app, Smart Remote, requires a little bit of setup but is ultimately very useful in reducing the number of controllers you need to keep around in your living room,...
Cruzerlite Bugdroid Circuit Case for Samsung Galaxy S5

Cruzerlite Bugdroid Circuit case for Galaxy S5

How can you not love the Cruzerlite Bugdroid Circuit Case for the Samsung Galaxy S5? Take one part simple TPU case — great for taking the brunt of the occasional bump and fall, as well as standing between your phone and anything that's trying to scratch it — and one part awesome Bugdroid...
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A word of caution on using the Google Now Launcher on the Samsung Galaxy S5

Largely all is well, until you enter ultra power saving mode Here's a quick word of caution to anyone sideloading the Google Now Launcher onto their new Samsung Galaxy S5. Largely Google's own KitKat launcher works faultlessly on Samsung's latest Android handset. It's smooth, it's snappy, and it...
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Samsung Galaxy S5 going for $99.99 on Amazon

Looking to save some cash on the new Samsung Galaxy S5? Then you're in luck if you've been wanting it on Verizon. Head to Amazon where you'll be able to save over $100 off the on-contract price. Verizon offers the Galaxy S5 for $199 with a contract, while Amazon is has the same device for just $...
Samsung Galaxy S5 Review

Samsung Galaxy S5 Review

Samsung's 2014 flagship smartphone is bigger, faster and more polished, with water-resistant credentials and a more modern user interface. It'll sell millions and millions. But the question remains: Is it the right phone for you? For most of the phone-buying public, Samsung's Galaxy line of...
Samsung Galaxy S5 hits MetroPCS today

Samsung Galaxy S5 hitting MetroPCS today

MetroPCS has today announced the arrival of the Samsung Galaxy S5 at retail stores across the US, as well as on the website. If you’re waiting for Samsung’s latest flagship Android smartphone, you’ll be able to pick one up on plans from $40. Alternatively, you can purchase the device outright...
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Quick tip: "OK Google" works just fine on the Samsung Galaxy S5

A little tip worth pointing out for new Samsung Galaxy S5 owners, that the "OK Google" hotword works out of the box in the new Touchwiz launcher. It may seem obvious to some, but having spoken to a few people in the past couple of days that didn't know about it, it's worth highlighting. It's...
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The Samsung Galaxy S5 S-View Flip Case

It's expensive, but highly functional — so long as you can keep the window clean The Samsung Galaxy S5 S-View Flip Case is an expensive way to protect your phone. But, damn, does it ever look nice. We first got a glimpse of this guy at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, and it's now available...
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Galaxy S5 and HTC One M8 pitted against iPhone 5s in extensive camera shootout

We put the latest and greatest camera phones head-to-head to see which one shoots the best It's a great time of year to be interested in smartphone cameras, as all of the major manufacturers have put their latest and greatest photographic technology into the flagship devices. The iPhone 5S is...
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Verizon and AT&T Samsung Galaxy S5 to be available from Staples starting Sunday

If you're in the market for a Samsung Galaxy S5 and just couldn't decide where to get it, or you happen to need to pick up some toner at the same time, might we suggest Staples? Starting next week, you'll be able to purchase the latest and greatest from Samsung from the office supplies and more...
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Top 5 Galaxy S5 new user questions answered

Your top questions for the Galaxy S5, explained! One by one, feature by feature, we've been taking a tour through new Samsung Galaxy S5 like no other. From the most basic of basics ("How to take a Galaxy S5 screenshot") to more in-depth topics (say, moving from the iPhone to the Galaxy S5), our...
Samsung Galaxy S5 help: Blocking mode

Blocking Mode on the Galaxy S5

Samsung's do-not-disturb option is oddly named but easy to use Sometimes Galaxy S5 features need quite a bit of explanation. This isn't one of those times. Blocking Mode is a poorly named but extremely useful function that serves as the phone's do-not-disturb mode. You'll find it in Settings>...
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The Galaxy S5 Finger Scanner 'hack' reminds us of the value of strong passwords

The value of a strong password to protect your stuff is as high as ever There's been a bit of a hubbub around the web about the "hack" of the Samsung Galaxy S5 Finger Scanner, and how "easy" it was. First things first, it wasn't easy. If you're stealing a phone with the necessary equipment to...
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Samsung Galaxy S5 launch day sales double the Galaxy S4 at one British retailer

The Samsung Galaxy S5 is the hot ticket right now, and British retailer, Phones 4U, sends word of just how hot the launch has been. It's in no way a surprise that a ton of people wanted the Galaxy S5, but Phones 4U has said that launch day sales were double that of its predecessor, the Galaxy S4...
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Galaxy S5 now available from Ting for $597

The Samsung Galaxy S5 is available practically everywhere now, and from the major carriers in the U.S., but is also now making its way to prepaid carrier Ting. You'll be getting the same phone that's available everywhere else — this model's obviously similar to the Sprint one as Ting runs on that...
Top tips for saving battery life on the Samsung Galaxy S5

Top tips for saving battery life on the Samsung Galaxy S5

One of the top questions we'll get this year regards Samsung Galaxy S5 battery life. Simply put, you just can't get enough. We hear you. In fact, there are those who will do anything and everything to eke out every last ounce of battery life from their Galaxy S5. Every last mAh. Every last minute...
Picture Stabilizer on the Galaxy S5

Samsung Galaxy S5 camera tip: Turn off picture stabilization unless you really need it

If your camera is slow to take pictures this might be the reason why Here's a quick pro tip for making the best of your new Samsung Galaxy S5 camera. We've seen a few threads appear in the Android Central Galaxy S5 forums claiming frustration that the camera is really, really slow to focus and...
Paypal on the Galaxy S5

How to link your fingerprint to PayPal on the Samsung Galaxy S5

Access your funds with a single swipe of a finger The Finger Scanner – don't call it a fingerprint scanner! – on the Samsung Galaxy S5 is more than just a gimmicky piece of hardware used to unlock your phone. OK, so it does unlock your phone, but one of the other neat things it can do is let you...
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Samsung Galaxy S5 reportedly enjoys strong launch-day sales

As the Samsung Galaxy S5 went on sale in over 125 countries on April 11, reports from ZDNet Korea suggest that the phone has enjoyed strong sales on launch day. Samsung reportedly shifted on average 1.3 times as many GS5s on April 11 as it did GS4s on its launch day, with some European countries...
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The Samsung Galaxy S5 still has a menu button, it's just hidden

You just have to know where to look for it With the Galaxy S5, Samsung has at long last done away with the capacitive menu key and replaced it with the fast app switcher. The stock Touchwiz apps in their new form all sport a proper, on screen menu button now, and all is right with the world. But...

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