The Awesome Android Advice Megathread

Discussion in 'Tech' started by Lord Kain, May 12, 2013.

  1. JZL

    JZL Ministry of Whack

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    I'm looking for Android launcher and/or contacts widgets. Anyone have any they like? The GO ones seem to be popular.
  2. mistawiskas

    mistawiskas kik n a and takin names

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    I cleaned out a lot of unwanted apps and now get 2-2 1/2 days per charge. Damn factory installed bloat was running all the time.
  3. Lord Kain

    Lord Kain Keeper of the Timeline Staff Member

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    What did you clean?
  4. mistawiskas

    mistawiskas kik n a and takin names

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    all social networking apps, maps and any app that uses GPS other than the ones I installed myself, news apps and some others that I replaced with apps of my choosing.
  5. 86mcss

    86mcss Devouring your Soul

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    whats funny is that i have all that turned "off" but whenever i click on a map link it shows my location on the map...
  6. mistawiskas

    mistawiskas kik n a and takin names

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    I suspected as much about GPS. There's no really turning it off if any app that's enabled uses positioning at all. I turned the ones off that I did, mainly to keep them from
    sucking resources.
  7. 86mcss

    86mcss Devouring your Soul

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    s4 cases...what are you rocking??
  8. mistawiskas

    mistawiskas kik n a and takin names

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    Black phone in a Ballistic case in black & white. I'll be getting a sturdier case later.
  9. Mr. Ali

    Mr. Ali Junior Member

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    No case on my S4. Why would I want to disturb its good looks, sleek body and thin profile with an ugly ass case.
  10. Commissar Smersh

    Commissar Smersh 2020 Staff Member

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    God that cheap plastic is so sexy.

    The s4 is many impressive things. But it's not the best looking or most well constructed thing. :(
  11. mistawiskas

    mistawiskas kik n a and takin names

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    Some of us want the thing to survive at least one drop from more than 6 inches. As Commie said: it's not the best constructed thing"
    My case is guaranteed for a drop of up to 5'. The case I want is military-grade-butt-ugly but it's tough as nails and 12' drop protection.
    seeing as how I work on ladders and above ground level a lot, not at a desk, that's kinda important
  12. Lord Kain

    Lord Kain Keeper of the Timeline Staff Member

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    I'm with Commie on that one.

    The day I unboxed mine, I dropped it 1', before putting it in a case. Screen completely shattered.

    Yay for new electronics.
  13. 86mcss

    86mcss Devouring your Soul

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    anybody else receive spam text messages? i have never received any spam text messages until i got this s4 :(
  14. bigwill51534

    bigwill51534 Saint, Church of Ryanism

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    I started receiving spam texts, and realized that it was due to some app I had downloaded. I removed the app, and the spam stopped!

    Speaking of Spam, I had a weird one this afternoon... I listed my huge Army dump truck (1971 AM General M817 5 ton dump truck) on Craigslist for a pretty insane price. Basically, everyone was showing interest in the truck and I figured I'd sell it if I could get enough money for it. Anyway, I got a phone call today from a telemarketer asking if I wanted her company to market the truck for me. She wanted to charge me $250 per month, with guaranteed sale of the truck by the one year point. She got really upset when I told her I was on the Do Not Call registry for a reason, and asked her how she got my number. She told me it was from my Craigslist ad, to which I replied that it states in the ad "It is NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests." She hung up on me and I promptly reported it to the FTC. No clue if it will do any good, but I figured it couldn't hurt.

    ~Will Courtier~
  15. 86mcss

    86mcss Devouring your Soul

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    the last part of your reply is white on my screen lol

    ...and i have not downloaded any new apps out of the ordinary. i actually have less apps on this phone than my other phone. i have only downloaded 4 apps haha
  16. mistawiskas

    mistawiskas kik n a and takin names

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    They're aps that your carrier installed.
    I don't get spam texts, but I get a butt load of app ads (spam) in my notification bar. probably from google play or samsung store etc.
  17. Commissar Smersh

    Commissar Smersh 2020 Staff Member

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    mistawiskas kik n a and takin names

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    I'd better spend some time on my wife's S3. This could shed light on why her battery keeps going dead way too fast.
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    86mcss Devouring your Soul

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    86mcss Devouring your Soul

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    mistawiskas kik n a and takin names

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  22. bigwill51534

    bigwill51534 Saint, Church of Ryanism

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    Otter Boxes are expensive, but they give a great product that they stand behind. I have their case for my Google Nexus 7 tablet and love it. That case helped my tablet to survive this past deployment, without so much as a mark to the tablet. The screen protector had several nicks and rub marks, and there were marks on the hard plastic but the tablet was perfect. I actually e-mailed the company asking them how I could get a replacement screen protector for my case (due to the marks on it). They sent me an entirely new case, completely free of charge (and shipped it for free).

    I have no problem paying a little more for a product that the company backs up 100%.

    ~Will Courtier~
  23. mistawiskas

    mistawiskas kik n a and takin names

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    The Ballistic case I have now is alright sans the 8' drop protection guaranty that I'd prefer. My case is warranted for 4'. I think I gave 30 bux for it, if I remember right. My brother has the Otterbox and loves it. He spends most of his time fishing rivers all over the PNW and is rough on his stuff, so that's a pretty practical review right there.
  24. 86mcss

    86mcss Devouring your Soul

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    what wifi tether app are you all using? i dont know why i can not get one to work on my rooted phone.

    edit: FoxFi (that does not need root access just worked) wow! lol


    side note: ad block plus for rooted phones.

    https://adblockplus.org/en/android
  25. 86mcss

    86mcss Devouring your Soul

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