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I don't see the point of Juice Defender.
[QUOTE=GunskiMod;34569905]I don't see the point of Juice Defender.[/QUOTE] It's kinda like tasker where it turns stuff off under specific params.
[QUOTE=garychencool;34573160]It's kinda like tasker where it turns stuff off under specific params.[/QUOTE] Yes but if you're not new to android, you would save more battery if you know what you're doing. You can turn down your brightness and turn off data by yourself with one press of a button and without an extra app running in your background.
[QUOTE=GunskiMod;34574162]Yes but if you're not new to android, you would save more battery if you know what you're doing. You can turn down your brightness and turn off data by yourself with one press of a button and without an extra app running in your background.[/QUOTE] Tips for all: Turn stuff off that you don't use Turn down stuff that you don't need
[QUOTE=garychencool;34574199]Tips for all: Turn down stuff that you don't need[/QUOTE] What? I'd suggest doing three things: 1) Only turn on things when needed (GPS, WiFi, 3G) 2) No reception? Turn airplane mode on. 3) Try to minimize the number of apps/services running in the background.
[QUOTE=Samuka97;34579083]2) No reception? Turn airplane mode on.[/QUOTE] I do this too. My GS2 eats battery like a fat kid in a candy shop in little or no reception areas. I don't bother turning anything else off, screen at max brightness while I'm out, and everything updates/syncs at the shortest refresh rates, happy with the 16 hours of battery it gives me.
[QUOTE=Jarnz;34580320]I do this too. My GS2 eats battery like a fat kid in a candy shop in little or no reception areas. I don't bother turning anything else off, screen at max brightness while I'm out, and everything updates/syncs at the shortest refresh rates, happy with the 16 hours of battery it gives me.[/QUOTE] My G2x does the same. Spent about 4 hours or so playing GTA 3 while listening to music in the background, battery dropped from 100% to 6%. Noticed I had bad reception so I turned airplane mode on and it just froze on 5% for a good hour or so, it's very surprising how much battery the cell radio sucks up.
[QUOTE=Samuka97;34580506]My G2x does the same. Spent about 4 hours or so playing GTA 3 while listening to music in the background, battery dropped from 100% to 6%. Noticed I had bad reception so I turned airplane mode on and it just froze on 5% for a good hour or so, it's very surprising how much battery the cell radio sucks up.[/QUOTE] No body calls me, probably because I haven't really given my number out. I always turn on airplane mode, saves so much battery, it's ridiculous. Before I get 5 hours playing games Now I get like 8 hours, and I thought my battery sucked in the first place (it does)
What app can save my messages
Save messages for what reason? If you just want another copy of them and have gmail, SMS Backup+ is good, can save call logs to gmail and calendar too.
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Guys, check out this app called "[url=https://market.android.com/details?id=com.dangwu.flickhopper]FlickHopper[/url]". [url]http://www.reddit.com/r/Android/comments/pl5fj/just_created_my_first_android_app_flickhopper_an/[/url] It's for "hopping" movies so you only have to pay for one and you can see as many as you like. I'm going to test this out tomorrow. Gonna see 3 movies :3
[QUOTE=GunskiMod;34659810]Guys, check out this app called "[url=https://market.android.com/details?id=com.dangwu.flickhopper]FlickHopper[/url]". [url]http://www.reddit.com/r/Android/comments/pl5fj/just_created_my_first_android_app_flickhopper_an/[/url] It's for "hopping" movies so you only have to pay for one and you can see as many as you like. I'm going to test this out tomorrow. Gonna see 3 movies :3[/QUOTE] You would get kicked out for doing this, of course only if they ask for your ticket and you don't have it. This whole concept isn't that difficult to actually do. Just look at the schedule and plan it out.
[QUOTE=garychencool;34673212]You would get kicked out for doing this, of course only if they ask for your ticket and you don't have it. This whole concept isn't that difficult to actually do. Just look at the schedule and plan it out.[/QUOTE] No one will ever ask you for your ticket after you get in. Just look like you own the place and walk right in.
Unless you've been inside for multiple movies and somebody notices you've been around for a while.
[QUOTE=GunskiMod;34673948]No one will ever ask you for your ticket after you get in. Just look like you own the place and walk right in.[/QUOTE] been there, done that. Seen a bunch of people leave and they do ask for your ticket, sometimes
[QUOTE=GunskiMod;34673948]No one will ever ask you for your ticket after you get in. Just look like you own the place and walk right in.[/QUOTE] I've been thrown out of the cinema once for doing this.
[QUOTE=Killuah;34709009]I've been thrown out of the cinema once for doing this.[/QUOTE] What stops you from doing it again? They can't do much except tell you to leave.
[QUOTE=GunskiMod;34712103]What stops you from doing it again? They can't do much except tell you to leave.[/QUOTE] I don't know if they still do this, but they could ban you from entering the place.
AutoShh is quite useful if you're in class or something like that. You can schedule when the phone can turn on and off sound, for example 08:30 to 14:30.
[QUOTE=BlueYoshi;34717519]AutoShh is quite useful if you're in class or something like that. You can schedule when the phone can turn on and off sound, for example 08:30 to 14:30.[/QUOTE] eh i'd rather use something like tasker for that [editline]16th February 2012[/editline] [QUOTE=garychencool;34679264]been there, done that. Seen a bunch of people leave and they do ask for your ticket, sometimes[/QUOTE] walk into the theatre whilst holding a pair of glasses in the air. say "good news, i found my glasses" as you walk past the dude sometimes they don't check
[url=https://market.android.com/details?id=com.onavo.android.onavoid&hl=en]Onavo[/url] is a 3g Watchdog alternative. I like it more, it gives more detailed usage statistics and it actually warns you when you forget that you're on 3G and you start a large download.
[QUOTE=SGTNAPALM;34793840][url=https://market.android.com/details?id=com.onavo.android.onavoid&hl=en]Onavo[/url] is a 3g Watchdog alternative. I like it more, it gives more detailed usage statistics and it actually warns you when you forget that you're on 3G and you start a large download.[/QUOTE] I don't like how detailed it is. I use one made by a large ISP here in the netherlands, clear and easy to understand.
[QUOTE=SGTNAPALM;34059468][url=https://market.android.com/details?id=org.adaway]AdAway[/url] is an open-sourced alternative to Adfree Android. [url=https://market.android.com/details?id=com.wetpalm.ProfileScheduler]Profile Scheduler[/url] is like a lot like tasker, but is free. [url=https://market.android.com/details?id=com.androidlost]Android Lost[/url] is an app that runs in the background that allows you to effectively remote control your phone. Have it sound an alarm, even when you're on silent mode. Have it automatically lock your phone with a pin, send a picture of its current location, send GPS coordinates, erase your phone, and more.[/QUOTE] I'm late, but Android Lost just helped me find my phone, and I didn't even have it installed before I lost it! I love being able to install apps from my computer.
[QUOTE=GunskiMod;34712103]What stops you from doing it again? They can't do much except tell you to leave.[/QUOTE] They can call the cops, it's their property, it's not public. Just a future note.
Anyone know some useful apps? Not talking music apps or something like that.
no none at all
I've started to catalogue the apps in this thread. Feel free to improve upon it, etc. [B]Launchers/Lockers:[/B] GO Launcher EX (free) GO Locker (free) ADW Launcher (free, EX version has a few extra features, paid) Launcher Pro (free, paid version also available) Zeam Launcher (free) Espier Launcher - Mimics the iPhone. WidgetLocker (paid) - Lockscreen replacement, very versatile, many, many themes available. LauncherPro+ Widget Locker Lockscreen MI locker [B]Widgets:[/B] Beautiful Widgets (paid) mClock (free) - Many prebuilt themes. Minimalist Text (free) - Many prebuilt themes. Widgetsoid Widget Locker Fancy Widgets [B]Web Browsers:[/B] Opera Mobile (free) - Gives you a full web experience and is recommended for use when you're on wifi. Opera Mini (free)- Uses some Opera magic to greatly compress webpages and usually directs you to a sites mobile version and is therefore recommended for browsing when you're using mobile internet. Dolphin Browser HD [B]Cameras:[/B] FxCamera (free) - The Android equivalent of Hipstamatic Camera Zoom FX (paid) - CZFX is the best camera app on android. Pano (paid) - Takes great panoramic shots. QuickPic [B]Calendars/Schedulers:[/B] Smooth Calendar Calendar Pad (free) - ugly but extremely functional calendar. Jorte (free) - another full featured calendar that's slightly prettier than Calendar Pad but less intuitive. Profiler Scheduler [url]https://market.android.com/details?id=com.wetpalm.ProfileScheduler[/url] Tasker [B]File Managers[/B] Estrongs File Explorer ES File Explorer Astro File Manager AndroZip Bluetooth File Manager [B]General Tools (the tools still need better categories imo):[/B] Google Translate (free) - Nifty as fuck. HandyCalc (free) - The best scientific calculator app on android in . Andie Graph - Graphing calculator. Tick! (free) - really simple rotary timer. Barcode Scanner (free) - great QR code reading app, handy if you download things from XDA regularly. Dropbox (free) - cloud syncing and storage. Epistle (free) - extremely simple plaintext note taking app that can sync to Dropbox. NetCounter 3G Watchdog Fasterfix GPS Status Quick Settings (It's an app where i hold the search button, and it brings up a quick setting menu that has things like brightness, volume, etc). Juice Defender JuiceDefender Ultimate App 2 SD Exchange Rates Where's My Droid Qr Barcode Scanner Gallery Lock ConvertPad - Measurement conversions. ElectroDroid - Useful stuff. Google Chrome To Phone (free) - Send links from your desktop browser to your phone over wifi or data, super handy. Works with Chrome and Firefox. WikiEncyclopedia Dictionary.com (free) - Neat little dictionary app. [B]Gimmick Tools[/B] SpeedView - Speedometer Flashlight Alerts Boycott SOPA [url]https://market.android.com/details?id=com.boycottsopa.android[/url] [B]System/Backup Tools[/B] APN Backup & Restore Titanium Backup Titanium Backup Pro Rom Manager Root Explorer Lookout Home Manager AmonRA recovery [B]ROMs (should we get rid of this section, or do we want to put more ROMs here?):[/B] CyanogenMod 7 [B]Video/Music Players:[/B] MoboPlayer TuneIn Radio Google Music QQPlayer Spotify PlayerPro Slacker Radio Soundhound Shazam DI Radio Last.fm 8tracks Samalyse TapeMachine - Audio editor and recorder. PowerAMP Mixzing redbox RingDroid - Create ringtones from your music library. doubletwist [B]KeyBoards:[/B] SwiftKey X (paid) - Keyboard replacement. I prefer Swype over it, but loads of users swear by Swiftkey's uncanny predictive text. Swype Hacker's Keyboard Touchpal [B]Browsers:[/B] Opera Mobile Opera Mini Dolphin Browser xScopePro AdFree Android AdAway [url]https://market.android.com/details?id=org.adaway[/url] [B]Games:[/B] Tetris NFL'11 Wow Armory Battle.net Authenticator GBA Emulator n64oid, Gameboid: [url]https://slideme.org/user/yongzh[/url] Stardunk [B]News/Interest/Social Apps:[/B] Facepunch Motortrend Automobile Weather Channel Hurricane Hound Steam StumbleUpon Pulse News G4 YLE Areena Google+ Facebook [B]Voice/Video/Text Chat:[/B] Google Voice IMO Chat Meebo IM Skype eBuddy Facebook Messenger [B]Other/Not yet categorized:[/B] Google Voice Google Books IMDb Zedge Screen off and lock AirDroid [url]http://www.airdroid.com/[/url] Handy Scanner [url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=BqAUM93CA_U[/url] EverNote RemoteDroid FlickHopper AutoShh Onavo [url]https://market.android.com/details?id=com.onavo.android.onavoid&hl=en[/url] ElectricSleep Xtralogic Remote Desktop Client Pocket Casts Astrid Ledgerist Sampo Pankki (Banking Tool) [B]I don't know what theses apps do:[/B] Connectbot Authenticator G-Mon (free) - great Wardriving(?) app.
I was thinking of maybe doing some App vs. App videos, detailing every app for a certain thing (browsers, lockers, etc) and showing them off so the user can pick what's the best for them y/n?
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