Some Help Fixing a Slow Samsung Galaxy Phone

Recently switching from an Apple iPhone 6s Plus to a Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge bought about some good and bad surprises.  Good stuff included the availability of wireless charging, NFC integration and a much broader and useful assortment of apps.  The bad surprises?  Well there were two.  The beveled edge is a pain.  I’m always mistakenly opened apps and pulling the edge apps open.  The second, and most surprising bad aspect is occasional performance lag.  We’re going to discuss a few ways to fix a slow Samsung Galaxy smartphone. Turns out that my Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge isn’t the only … Read more

Hiya vs Should I Answer: Scam Call Blocker Comparison

I recently decided it was time to get more serious about blocking robocalls and scams.  I was getting several daily.  Free cruises to the Bahamas, credit card consolidation, selling a timeshare.  The final straw was when I got one of those fake Microsoft calls.  I mean who on earth calls for any of this?  This led me to compare a few scam call blockers including Hiya and Should I Answer. First an introduction to these two apps.  Should I Answer is a top rated app that only runs on Android.  Hiya is a more popular app that will run on … Read more

How to Avoid Scam Calls on Android and iOS

It’s out of control.  We all get a few scam calls daily.  How do these guys get away with it? No.  I don’t want a free cruise to the Bahamas.  No.  I don’t need to consolidate my credit cards.  No.  I don’t own a timeshare.  No.  My family member doesn’t need monetary assistance. I can’t imagine what it must be like to work in one of these call centers where these calls originate.  I’m picturing a dimly lit room with flies buzzing around a slow-moving ceiling fan.  These guys are hung up on, cursed at and degraded hundreds of times … Read more

How to Play an iPhone Through a Car Radio

A recent inquiry from a friend prompted some investigation worthy of sharing.  A new Apple iPhone 7 coupled with an old Subaru lacking current connectivity ports posed quite a dilemma for his 17 year old daughter.  She wants to play her iPhone through a car radio.  Not so simple in an older car. Wanting to make it right for his daughter, my friend was about to replace the head unit in his Subaru for hundreds of dollars.  The new head unit would provide her with a traditional interface to play audio from the iPhone and perhaps a little more in … Read more

Problem Fixed: Bluetooth Switches Off on Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge

This is a public service announcement.  A little off topic for the MountGuys site.  I spend a few weeks dealing with this.  Why should you.  My Bluetooth switches off on my Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge running Android 6.1.  All without my prompting and quite unexpected.  Here’s how to troubleshoot and fix it.  You won’t believe what finally did it. Spoiler alert:  skip to the end of this article if you have a Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge and try that first. So here’s my problem.  The Bluetooth would turn off for no apparent reason.  I could be in the middle of a … Read more

How to Transfer Contacts from an Apple iPhone to Android

After using almost every model of Apple iPhone, I took the plunge.  Jumped to the dark side.  I migrated to Android.  One of my tasks was to transfer the contacts from my Apple iPhone 6s Plus to a Samsung galaxy S7 Edge.  It was a little painful for me so here’s an article on how to transfer contacts from an Apple iPhone to an Android phone. Now you might say to yourself – why didn’t he ask the guy to do it?  The guy should be able to transfer contacts. Fair question.  I didn’t buy my Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge … Read more