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  1. crazy pyro

    crazy pyro New Member

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    Post your android discussions and app reccomendations here.
    First question being: What's a decent client for windows live messenger on android?
    I've just got an android based phone so I'll try and give people a hand with it although I'm still figuring the OS out for myself.
    Member list has not been modified in the last year or so due to school work etc getting in the way, I won't add more people as I don't check the forums any more often than once a fortnight now so I'm inevitably going to miss people asking me to add them to the club, if I'm on anyway and you've sent me a PM I'll add you.

    Member list:
    Crazy Pyro- T-Mobile Pulse started use 15/11/09
    King Wookie- HTC Dream started use around 1/10/09 met floor, was replaced with HTC Desire
    Naelex- HTC Hero Started use 22/10/09
    T77Snapshot- HTC Dream (T-Mobile G1) started use 10/10/09
    1Freedude- T-mobile Vibrant
    Dannibusx-HTC Dream
    DrPepper- HTC Hero
    Mlee49- HTC Dream
    Erocker- HTC Incredible
    Vulkan Bros- HTC Desire
    Bo$$-Nexus One
    Kovoet- Galaxy S
    Techtu- Samsung Galaxy Apollo
    Arciks- HTC Desire

    Apps reccomendations:
    Pyro:
    Quick uninstaller
    Scientific calculator
    Manga Droid
    Advanced Task Killer free
    Dolphin browser
    Facebook
    Google Listen
    Solitaire
    Calvin and Hobbes
    TV Guide (This may only be useful in the UK but it certainly works great over here)
    Naelex:
    eBuddy (Even following the link on their website on my phone gives me a 404 error so details of getting hold of thise would be great.

    Taskpanel
    Wheres My Droid
    AK Notepad
    Quick Uninstaller
    ASTRO (File Manager)
    Power Manager (bloody awesome but not free)
    Randy Marsh soundboard

    T77Snapshot:
    Weather bug
    Ring droid
    Barcode Scanner

    King Wookie:
    Flashlight (what it says)
    Astrid (really well featured task/project manager.)
    Bubble (turns your phone into a spirit level)
    Keeper (for passwords)
    SMS Backup (I get shift notifications from work via sms)
    Spare parts (unlocks more settings on the phone)
    Toggle settings (gives you most of your needed controls in 1 widget)

    Useful links:
    http://www.androidguys.com/ - Good blog with lots of information on Android.
    http://forums.androidandme.com/
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  2. King Wookie

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    You can sign me up.:D
    Using a HTC Dream for about 6 weeks.
    I'll post some links when I get home, but browsing the marketplace is a good place to start.
    Sorry, I skype, and don't really use live messenger, so don't know any apps off hand.
    But considering there are over 5000 apps available, I'm sure there is something.
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    It's more the sheer volume of apps that's the issue here, that and only having had half an hour to look so far.
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    I got an HTC Hero a few weeks ago (22/10) and am absolutely loving it so far,
    as for WLM i use eBuddy, lets you chat on facebook, yahoo and others as well.

    Some apps i'd recommend:

    Taskpanel
    Wheres My Droid
    AK Notepad
    Quick Uninstaller
    ASTRO (File Manager)
    Power Manager (bloody awesome but not free)
    Randy Marsh soundboard :D
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    Cheers for that Naelex, I'll give it a go tonight as I have a feeling none of my contacts will be online during the day (little thing called school...)
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    Add me please:) I've been an HTC Dream (T-Mobile G1) user since Oct. 10th of this year. This is my first smart phone and I love every minute of it. I haven't had the phone that long so I don't have a lot of apps yet. A couple I can recommend is the "WeatherBug": uses you gps to find your location and give you weather updates plus the 5 day forecast and more...Or Ringdroid: switch allows you to edit your mp3 songs to create a custom ringtone. Another cool app is the Barcode Scanner: this one can be handy when shopping at a retail store and finding the best price online for that particular product. I will be back with more to feed the fire of this hot new club!;)
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    I've made a few changes to the main post, added a picture provided by T77snapshot, added reccomendations and useful links.
    T77, I wasn't aware that a "Pentuim4" series of processors existed!
    I'm going to be fairly busy over the next few days with work but if there are any suggestions that come up for the first post add them here and I'll get round to them in due course.
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    Another awesome app i forgot about: Gmote

    http://www.gmote.org/

    lets you use your phone as a remote for your computer! and it's free :)

    edit: download ebuddy through the android Market, if it doesn't work you can scan a barcode off your monitor to install it also :D
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    Some of my favourite apps:

    Flashlight (what it says)
    Astrid (really well featured task/project manager.)
    Bubble (turns your phone into a spirit level)
    Keeper (for passwords)
    SMS Backup (I get shift notifications from work via sms)
    Spare parts (unlocks more settings on the phone)
    Toggle settings (gives you most of your needed controls in 1 widget)
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    Warning!

    Starbucks is evil!

    Do not use their free AT&T wifi connection, you will receive spam through your 3G network. While getting some coffee I connected to the wireless router and then opened my favorite website TPU.:D Later that night while my wifi was turned off I went to browse TPU and I was redirected to the Starbucks webpage.:wtf: This never happened on any other website, just the first one I visited while I was using their network. When using their wireless connection they were able to re-route my ip to their advertising website every time.:mad: It's like getting spyware on your phone! This went on for 3 days before I figured out how too get rid of it. Just delete all your history/cache data and that fixed the problem. :)
    Crunching for Team TPU
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    Cheers for that, I'll say if National Express East Coast trains do the same thing once I'm on one (not for another month but it might help someone)
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    Just came across a MUST have android app, it's 15 euros a year usually but free for life if you get it by 31st january!

    Wavesecure is offering free lifetime membership to Andriod users who download it from the marketplace before January 31st. This is a great program that helps you secure and track down a lost or stolen phone.
    From the WaveSecure website:

    WaveSecure is an award-winning mobile security service that lets users protect their phones, data and privacy in the event of theft. With WaveSecure, you’ll never have to worry about losing phones again.

    * Track down your phone’s location and who is using it
    * Lock down your phone remotely, make it worthless to the thief
    * Backup all your data, automatically and securely
    * Wipe out your data remotely, protect your privacy


    Code:
    www.wavesecure.com
    
    http://www.thisandroidlife.com/2009/10/review-wavesecure-updated.html
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    Use a Barcode scanner or search in the android Market :toast:
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    ooo sign me up!

    im on a nexus one and lovin' it (using since ~13th Jan thanks to google not shipping UK orders made before 10pm gmt on the 5th jan properly :shadedshu)

    My fav apps are:
    -shopsavvy (scan barcode and it finds product's cheapest price online and in any stores near your gps location too - amazing app but doesnt work on things like food, works great on dvds and games though)
    -gameboid (game boy advanced emulator - works really nicely and have some gameboy game roms on my sd card)
    -google goggles (take a photo of something, google tries to figure out what it is - works best on scanning business cards in - reads the data into contact savable information).
    -shazam (listens to part of a music track and tells you what the song is, then provides youtube and amazon links to the song)
    -carr matey (free pirate themed car locator - brilliant)
    -zombie, run! (gps based maps game where you set a point to get to and it spawns zombies on your route - you have to make it to your destination without being killed)
    -flight director (good little flight control tower game)
    -layar (using camera, compass and gps shows you where certain shops/services are near you - good for finding pubs/food places on the go as you can see distance and direction of the place through the screen - give it a go)
    -my tracks (tracks routes you take with gps and tells you the distance, average speed etc - i use it when walking my dogs so i know how much exercise i get).
    -twitdroid (decent twitter app)
    -advanced task manager (good for quickly ending all applications running other than those you exclude)
    -movies (gives info on movies out at the cinema - can see reviews, trailers and find local cinemas showing it (giving times for showing as well) - must have for any movie lover).
    -weather widgets (very good for non sense ui phones - flip clock and animated weather forecast)

    the only ones i had to pay for above are gameboid, flight director, weather widgets and twitdroid - most have a free option with less features but to be honest they are so cheap i bought them. All the apps also work great in the UK (and so i assume work internationally as none are uk specific). Yeah i have a lot of favourite apps, but i have 3x that many installed atm :roll:

    i also have the hacked google maps (not requiring root - my phone's unrooted) which allows you to run google turn-by-turn navigation outside the US - works very well here in the UK, just gotta tune the voice synthesis and it's perfect :) there's a good little guide on how to get it working http://jkkmobile.blogspot.com/2009/12/how-to-google-navigation-turn-by-turn.html and i use the nav launcher app to launch the hacked navigation (much easier than doing it manually).
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    Does anyone know of an app that allows you to text someone without minimizing or closing your web browers? Like having the messenger option in the top drop down bar, so it doesn't interfear with your webpages.
    Crunching for Team TPU
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    T-mobile vibrant. More details to come.
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    o_O I had no idea there was an Android Clubhouse. I use an HTC Dream/G1. The best phone I have ever owned and I am definitely getting another Android phone when I upgrade.
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    Well, update time. My Dream had a high speed collision with the floor on the weekend, and so today it was replaced with the new HTC Desire. 1Ghz snapdragon processor, and Android 2.1.

    I no longer have any form of iPhone envy or desire. Awesome phone! :respect:
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    Stiill using my Hero running 2.1 (VillainROM 12) and absolutely loving it, thinking of updating to Froyo (2.2) but think i'll wait till it's a tad more bug free. Android ftw!
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    Dell Streak ;) (4th June 2010)

    Love this badboy, 5inch screen, unlimited data. It's my mobile internet device.

    For anyone thinking of getting a Streak, REPLACE the inbuilt keyboard, it sucks. I replaced it with Swype which is far far better.
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    HTC Incredible since release date here! I probably browse TPU more often on this than I do on computers. Been a long time fan of WinMo but am SO glad I switched to Android!
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    DrPepper The Doctor is in the house

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    Add me in I have an HTC Hero. Love Android quite alot.
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    G1 here since Aug 2009.

    Best apps:
    Weather Bug(24/7)
    Pandora
    Google Maps(must have)
    Calculus Tools(must have for college math students; its basically a TI83)
    Documents to go(reads .doc docx, ect)
    Movies
    Astro
    Alarm Clock
    Ringdroid
    PdaNet(teathering)

    For more on teathering your G1/Andriod to your laptop for 3G coverage/signal:

    http://www.junefabrics.com/android/

    :D
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    I have my eyes on this phone. It's big, but hell, it's sexy too.

    Might have to call myself Captain Compensator if I get one.
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    Throw me in the mix also. Motorola Droid.

    Is it bad when you can't even remember all of the apps you have installed? :eek:

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