Make sure all of the data on your Android phone is backed up in a few simple steps. As a bonus tip, we’ll take a look at a Samsung phone to see how you can double down on your backups.
The included adapter that comes with your Galaxy Note 7 makes it easy to connect to devices such as Action Cameras. If you wanted to transfer images or large videos from your GoPro to your Galaxy Note 7, you can do that fast.
Use your USB-C to USB-A adapter that came with your Note 7 and connect it to a USB cable that is compatible with your Action Camera. Most GoPros and Action Cameras use a USB-A to Micro USB cable.
Power up your Action Camera and your phone will recognize it as a media device. You can now access all of the photos and videos stored on your GoPro or Action Camera directly from your Note 7.
Most Action Cameras these days have wireless connectivity, but viewing and transferring larger videos is slow and time-consuming. You can easily watch large video files and transfer them to your Galaxy Note 7 in no time when it is connected by cable.
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You can file this one under being silly, but you can charge an iPhone with a Samsung Galaxy Note 7. You can charge many things with your Note 7, but there was one cool thing that happened when I tried it.
To charge your iPhone with a Galaxy Note 7, all you need to do is use the included USB-C to USB-A adapter with a lightening cable. This connects your iPhone to your Note 7. Your Note 7 will start charging your iPhone right away.
Once your iPhone is plugged in, it will recognize your iPhone as a media device and give you the option to view the photos and video stored on your iPhone. This was a cool surprise because it allowed me to move a few images over to my Note 7 that I had not yet moved.
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I may be slightly addicted to connecting things to my Galaxy Note 7. To my surprise, I plugged in my Logitech MX Anywhere Mouse and a cursor appeared on my screen. I immediately got nerd goosebumps.
Getting a mouse to work on your Galaxy Note 7 is easy. All you need is a mouse. This works with wireless or corded mice. You simply plug in the mouse using the cord or the wireless adapter into the adapter that came with your Galaxy Note 7. The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 comes with a USB-C to USB-A adapter that is provided to make it easy for you to move data over from your old device. This adapter allows multiple devices to connect to your Note 7 as well.
Once you plug in the mouse, you will see a cursor appear on your screen. You can use the scroll wheel on your mouse to scroll web pages. If your mouse has forward and back buttons, those work too. My mouse has a home button that allowed me to return to the home screen easily. I could even double tap the home button to launch the camera. It was a fun walk down nostalgia way for me.
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Transferring images and video from a camera to your Android device is nothing new, but with the Samsung Galaxy Note 7, you can transfer from SD Card directly to your phone.
The Samsung Note 7 came with a USB-C to USB-A adapter. This was to allow their SmartSync application to work with other phones. This adapter also allows your SD Card Reader to connect to the phone as well. The phone powers the device and it allows for copying of photos and video directly from the SD card.
If your SD Card Reader is a USB-C reader, you can simply plug it into your Note 7 as I do in the video below. If you have an older card reader that has a USB-A connector, use the included adapter that came with your Note 7.
Once you connect the device, it will recognize your SD Card and give you the option to open it to view the files. You will notice that your Note 7 put a few files on the card when it initially connected. So far, I have had no problem with the card once I put it back into my camera. This may vary though so proceed with caution. I suggest backing your card up to your computer first. Always be safe!
Once you have selected the right folder on your SD Card, you can view images and video. You can also download those images and videos directly to your Note 7 or the SD Card inside of your Note 7. This makes it super easy for you to get high-quality files directly from your camera that you can edit or share from your phone.
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You can certainly put a 256GB SD Card into your Samsung Galaxy Note 7, but what if you want a Terabyte of storage? Your Galaxy Note 7 can connect to a hard drive and provide you with that extra storage. Watch the video below to see it work.
Samsung included an adapter with the Galaxy Note 7 that allows the phone to connect to other phones over a cable to sync data. This is called Samsung SmartSync. This adapter also allows a multitude of other devices to work on the phone. Today, I was able to get a 1TB SSD to work with my Samsung Note 7. Here is how you do it.
You will need to format the drive properly. If you plug in a drive that is not formatted correctly, it will not recognize it. Do not format the drive using your Note 7. It does not format it in a way that will allow your computer to connect to it. You will need to use your Mac or PC to format the drive. In the video, I walk you through this.
Format your drive using XFat and Master Boot Record as the Partition Map type. Doing this will allow your computer to access the drive when you have it plugged in and your Note 7 to access it as well. You want the drive to work both ways because you will most likely be using your computer to load the drive up with content you want to access on your phone.
Plug your hard drive into the adapter that came with your phone then plug the adapter into your phone. You will immediately get a notification that your phone is supplying power to the drive. After a moment, your drive will appear as a notification and you will be able to open that drive to browse its contents. It will have a few Android related files there. Leave them in place as your Note 7 will just put them back every time you connect it.
You can now transfer files from your hard drive to your Note 7 or just access the files directly from the drive.
The only downfall to this is that you can not charge your phone over a cable while plugged into the hard drive. I tried using a splitter and that did not work. My next test will include trying to use a wireless charger to charge the phone while the phone is connected to a hard drive. Hopefully, that will work.
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Choosing the best gaming platform can be a tough decision. These days, it seems that every massively popular game is available on iOS, Android, and desktop computers. Each device has unique benefits for its users. If you own an iPhone, you’ve probably played Flappy Bird or Crossy Road. If you’re an Android gamer, you’re probably familiar with the Cut the Rope series. And traditional Mac/PC gamers are able to try countless titles on the internet without downloading any apps. One of the latest and greatest games is Slither.io, and it’s available on every aforementioned platform. But, which one is best?
For mobile gamers, the convenience of playing on a phone is practically unbeatable. No longer do kids, teens, or nostalgic adults have to carry a Nintendo 3DS or PlayStation Vita for on-the-go entertainment. The latest versions of the Apple iPhone and Samsung Galaxy contain powerful processors that offer high-definition graphics and pro-quality sound. Combining cutting-edge chipsets with responsive touchscreens, modern smartphones are seemingly built for gaming.
Truth be told, Slither.io plays remarkably well on the last few generations of Android phones and tablets, iPhones, and iPads. Slither.io is a simple, straightforward multiplayer game. As a snake, you must slither across the flat, basic world and eat all of the orbs. As you grow, you become a bigger threat—and target—to others in the arena. The goal is to become the longest snake, and the game never gets more complex than that. For controls, you guide the snake towards any direction, and you can press one button for a speed boost. The barebones control scheme and well-designed graphics result in a pleasant experience on all relatively modern mobile devices. Play the web version of Slither.io, though, and you’ll realize why the computer experience reigns supreme.
The best mobile phone or tablet screen simply doesn’t compare to a full-size computer monitor. 4K resolution aside, desktop and laptop computer screens are larger. And in the world of Slither.io, larger is better. When playing the web version of Slither.io, the viewable size of the game field is customizable. Thus, if you have a 34-inch gaming monitor or dual-screen setup, Slither.io can stretch to accommodate. This virtually puts you in the game, giving you a better perspective and a more immersive experience. Perhaps the mobile game could eventually be modified to accommodate VR headsets. But until that happens, the experience of playing Slither.io on a website like Poki.com is unparalleled.
The web edition also has other benefits, including the ability to minimize the game field. This is beneficial when looking for a quick distraction from computer work. Instead of taking up an entire monitor or two, you can shrink Slither.io to a small corner of your screen, allowing for brief gaming sessions that won’t be noticed by nearby coworkers (hopefully). Another benefit of the web edition is shared among many computer games: the use of a mouse. In Slither.io, you can gently move your mouse anywhere on the screen to guide your snake. This provides more control and less work than holding a finger on the screen, as is required on mobile editions. When using a mouse, the cursor takes up much less screen space than a finger on a phone screen, giving you more visibility and a big advantage over mobile players.
Slither.io is a very amusing and addictive multiplayer game. Within a few seconds, you can enter the arena and compete against hundreds of others in real-time. Although it is available on mobile platforms, we highly recommend the web version on a desktop or laptop computer. The experience is bigger, more immersive, and you’ll develop a keen edge against gamers on mobile devices.