I had a bit of a panic moment this morning when I whipped out my Galaxy S3 (to take a photo of may Academy Award as you do), and found stripes & lines like the ones in the picture to the left flickering across my screen in the camera app and appearing in the photos. I feared a trip back to the shop was necessary. Thankfully that was not the case, as in a moment of inspiration, I remembered having played around with the ISO settings, and that is how I fixed the problem. The ISO setting had simply been too high. Setting it back to auto or just to a lower setting got rid of the stripes in the app and in the photos for me. Hope that works for you too!
So you just got your hands on your precious Samsung Galaxy S3 and you're toying with the idea of rooting it. I was personally a bit unsure about whether or not to do it, considering how new my S3 is. However, the process is so simple and pretty safe. PLUS I knew you lot would want to know how, so I went and did it. You can hit up the read more link below for the full step by step rooting instructions. Of course, I couldn't have done it without the work Chainfire over on XDA-Developers has done, so thank you! Also, remember you root at your own risk.
You may have noticed that the real deal Swype did not come pre-installed on your Galaxy S3. Many S3 users have encountered a parsing error that reads, "Parse error" "There is a problem parsing the package.". This is a bit of a pain in the arse and I have no doubt it'll be rectified shortly. However, in the meantime you have two options...
During their press event, Samsung specifically drew attention to the new camera capabilities on the Galaxy S3, in particular the almost imperceptible shutter lag. I would say they delivered. On tapping the camera button on the S3 the photo is really taken instantly. Result! There are a few other clever additions, like Burst shot which allows you to take up to 20 photos in the space of just a few seconds. Best Photo mode is also included and the Galaxy S3 chooses the best out of 8 photos taken.
I though it would be worth showing you some of these features, as well as the screenshot taking options and video pop out mode. SO, click on the read more link below to view these features on video.
Voice commands (like voice dialing) have been around for years but I've always viewed them as a complete novelty that has zero real world value.
The Galaxy S3 is changing my mind about the use of voice commands. It may not be the improved technology but the way you can use commands on the Galaxy S3 that's done it. Samsung has included the option to control a few apps in this way. So far I've been especially pleased with the results of voice commands on the Galaxy's camera and alarm clock.