Customise Your Galaxy S3 App Drawer

October 5th, 2012 Comments off

You can set the App Drawer to organise applications in alphabetical-list or alphabetical-grid form. Or you can customise the Drawer yourself and rearrange apps any way you want. To organize or customize your App Drawer, open it up and then tap the Menu button. Next, choose the View Type option and select the setting you want.

You can also hide apps, view all downloaded apps, quickly uninstall multiple apps at one time and share applications by choosing the appropriate options from the App Drawer’s Menu.

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Samsung Galaxy S3 IMEI Number

October 1st, 2012 Comments off

You can display your IMEI number by typing *#06# into your phone.

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September 30th, 2012 Comments off

Should I Change My Password dot com is a simple webapp that can tell you if you may be at risk. With so many sites being compromised and user data released publicly on the web, you may have fallen victim. See if you show up in their database.

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Online Audio Cutter

September 26th, 2012 Comments off

Ever need to edit MP3s? My son sings old Elvis music and I find myself needing to modify songs sometimes by chopping off the long pause at the beginning or shortening them to fit in a certain time frame during a play or something. I’ve used Audacity in the past and it works great but I didn’t have it loaded on my machine recently and found this website that did the trick in record time! No software needed… Check out if you ever need to shorten Suspicious Minds like I did!

MP3 Cut

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Galaxy S3 Lock Screen Customization

September 20th, 2012 Comments off

After you set up a screen lock, you’ll also be able to control what info appears on it. Go into Settings, tap on Security, then tap on Lock screen options. From here, you’ll be able to set up Shortcuts, turn on the Information ticker, get quick access to the camera, set up a Clock or Dual clocks, turn on weather widget and you can even toggle the Ripple effect.

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Galaxy S3 Screen Lock Choices

September 18th, 2012 Comments off

Secure your Galaxy S3 with a choice of screen locks. This can be done by going into the Settings and then tapping on Security. Tap Screen Lock and you will have the choices of Swipe, Motion, Face unlock, Face and voice, Pattern, PIN or Pinword.

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Galaxy S3 Encryption

September 17th, 2012 Comments off

If you need/want to encrypt your Samsung Galaxy S3, go into Settings, tap on Security and then tap on either Encrypt device or Encrypt SD card. Once initiated, you’ll go through on-screen instructions for securing your device with encryption.

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Outside Light Pole Sensor

September 15th, 2012 Comments off

Well, I finally got tired of not having a light and it going out after not long at all because it was on all the time. The sensor that makes it only light up from dusk til dawn was about 10 years old now I guess and the lens was all cloudy which kinda defeats the purpose. I’m not much of an electrician but this was a quick easy fix. I finally found the sensor at Lowe’s for only about $14. Lowe’s link here.


Can’t say I had ever even noticed the sensor at the bottom of the pole and I’m pretty sure the cover hadn’t been removed since the house was built in 2003. Took the plate off, pulled the sensor out, replaced with new one, and put my hand back up inside and hoped there wasn’t a black widow in there waiting! Works now though. Here is what my pole looked like.

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Display Battery Percentage

September 15th, 2012 Comments off

The Samsung Galaxy S3 lets you easily see how much juice is really left on your device. Go to Setttings, then Display and then check the “Display battery percentage” box.

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IT Security Unemployment Rate

September 11th, 2012 Comments off

Like it or not, you have to continually keep up to date on security to maintain your CISSP certification. I may have complained about CPEs in the past but now that I’ve looked into it more, it can be done for free if you put in a little effort.

Hord Tipton, executive director of professional certification body (ISC)2 says, “That is why certification is important, he said, because it not only certifies core information security skills, but also ensures skills remain up to date and relevant.”

Interesting article and about unemployment and information security. article here.

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