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

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

Otterbox Defender for Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge is Surprisingly Good

I recently made the leap from iOS to Android and went with a Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge.  I chose the Otterbox Defender for Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge to protect the phone. You just spent a truckload of money on this phone.  Get a good case.  Now. Keeping your phone safe is what the Otterbox Defender is all about.  Don’t be lulled into thinking that your cell phone insurance is going to protect you from a large financial outlay to fix a broken phone as the deductibles are more than the Otterbox case.  I was speaking to the salesman who sold me … 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

BuckStruck Game and Trail Camera Viewer for Android Smartphones

Happy hunting season.  Time to check your trail cameras attached to trees all over the woods.  That’s where the BuckStruck Game and Trail Camera Viewer for Android Smartphones comes in. There are several of these on the market.  The Buckstruck model is a well priced cable card reader.  The allure around these devices is convenience.  You can pop the micro SD or full sized SD card out of your game camera in the middle of the woods and use the Buckstruck Game and Trail Camera Viewer to see what is on the card and even download the images to your phone. … Read more

How does Qi Wireless Charging Work and Why Do You Need It?

Qi wireless charging is just plain great.  What a terrific invention.  I hate having to plug my phone in every night.  You have to match up the plug with the little hole on the phone and plug it in.  It’s even worse with a thick case because the plug is somewhat recessed and you need to pull a flap out of the way. This is where Qi wireless charging comes into play.  What’s Qi wireless charging in a few sentences?  It’s a powered pad or disk.  You just lay your phone down on the Qi charging pad and that’s it. … Read more