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    Default Re: top 5 or 10 android apps

    Duuno about credit, I have my credit card registered to my google account so charges go straight to that.

    Apps I like;
    Pocket - for storing passwords and logins
    K9 - if the default E-mail client isn't good enough I like this as an alternative
    trademe - the app is more usable than the website on a phone size screen
    Onkyo remote - if you have an onkyo receiver this is cool
    Kindle - I have an e-reader but sometimes I find myself with just the phone and time to kill and it syncs between the app and the e-reader
    Toms hardware
    westpac cash tank
    vodafone app

    for WoW players
    battlenet authenticator - extra security to prevent account hacking
    armory - for remote guild chat and auctions etc
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    Default Re: top 5 or 10 android apps

    Evernote
    Soundhound (I bought the Pro version)
    MX Player (I liked it, so I bought the Pro version)
    Convertor Pro (conversion utility)
    Camscanner (photograph receipts and create a PDF)
    Kindle
    Accuweather
    IMDB

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick G View Post
    Also advanced task manager or whatever its called - not as a task manager, but very useful to kill apps that crash.

    EDIT - see its called advanced task killer.
    Noooooo! Don't do it!!

    Task killers are bad and only end up sucking juice making life worse. Just don't even bother. Use the built-in methods if you *really* must kill a task....
    http://geekfor.me/faq/you-shouldnt-b...-with-android/
    http://lifehacker.com/5650894/androi...uldnt-use-them

    A few things if you're getting started:
    1) Sign in to G+ and use Instant Upload, it backs up all your images / videos, so if your phone is ever lost they're all safe (And private -- It won't share them via Instant Upload, just have them "ready" on Googles servers)
    2) Sign in to Talk, this is the Google Talk app and it's used by Android users, Gmail users, Google+ users, and openly communicates with thousands and thousands of other XMPP / Jabber servers. I have quite the list of people now on it. It'll be small at first, but just ask people for their Gmail when you meet them and slowly add them to your list. It's well worth it!
    3) Try Hangouts in G+ from your Mobile, and the voice / video calling from Talk too.
    4) If your phone has NFC, grab NFC Task Launcher and spend $5 and order some NFC tags: https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...actionlauncher (Example cool stuff of why you want to use NFC: https://plus.google.com/113385956777...ts/K6tcPo31Adh )
    5) SMS messages won't get backed up, occasionally you may want to use this then email yourself the resulting XML file: https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...SBackupRestore
    6) If you're running ICS or newer, install Chrome, the tab-sync stuff is REALLY useful, as is the "Send to Mobile" from your desktop browser
    7) Get a feel for installing Apps from the browser on your PC, see how you can hit the button and it'll send it to your phone
    8) Check out using Google Music, upload all your music to Googles servers (You have to sign up using HotSpotShield initially but once you've done the signup you can remove HotSpotShield from your desktop and never need to worry again). It's well worth doing!
    9) See if your home theatre system / TV / Media players / whatever, have a remote control you can use from your phone. My TiVo, WDTV & Onkyo receiver all do, and it's HANDY!
    10) Add a credit-card to your account. It's worth it, a lot of apps are only a dollar or two which won't break the bank. Use a prepaid / debit card if you have to, but you REALLY want to. On the occasion that Google does their massive "10 apps a day, for 10 days, for 10c each" sales and things, you'll WANT to be ready to roll too!

    Apps I use (Just checking / listing SOME of what's currently on my tablet and phone that I'd probably fire up at least once a week):
    aTimer
    Amazing Alex / Angry Birds / Bad Piggies
    Astro File Manager
    Battleheart
    Chrome
    Cut the Rope
    Google Earth
    Google+
    Impossible Game
    Jelly defense
    LogMeIn
    Muffin Knight
    MX Player Pro
    SleepTime
    TeamSpeak3
    TradeMe

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chilling_Silence View Post
    Noooooo! Don't do it!!

    Task killers are bad and only end up sucking juice making life worse. Just don't even bother. Use the built-in methods if you *really* must kill a task....
    http://geekfor.me/faq/you-shouldnt-b...-with-android/
    http://lifehacker.com/5650894/androi...uldnt-use-them
    I know task managers aren't great, which is why I said I don't use them as a task manager, just to kill apps that just won't respond. Why I use that app to do it - the option it adds to the notification bar means I can kill an app even if it *won't* let me return to my home screen.

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    Default Re: top 5 or 10 android apps

    Replace Stock Apps
    PowerAmp (Best music player IMO, the equalizer is amazing)
    SwiftKey (Learns as your type)
    QuickPic
    Dolphin Browser or Chrome
    MX Player

    Tools and Utilities

    TeslaLED
    Titanium Backup
    Android Speedometer (Speedo app)
    SygicGPS (Costs about $30 for the NZ/Aus map, and is all stored offline so it doesn't use data)
    School Scheduler (Lets me put in all my lectures and labs for the term, then syncs with google calendar)
    Root Explorer

    ASB Mobile
    Stuff
    Facebook

    Games
    Flick Rugby/Soccer/Golf
    Cut the Rope
    Temple Run!!
    Doodle Grub
    Wheres my Perry?

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    Default Re: top 5 or 10 android apps

    Quote Originally Posted by Nick G View Post
    just to kill apps that just won't respond. Why I use that app to do it - the option it adds to the notification bar means I can kill an app even if it *won't* let me return to my home screen.
    Yeah even then it's still bad, the task killer app itself is then running all the time. Still not worth going there, you can always kill the app by pushing the home button and then either pushing & holding Home, or pushing the recent apps list button.
    On some phones if you push and hold the Back button it'll force-close the currently live app too.
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    the way that you can kill apps in JellyBean is really great and intutive
    Speed has never killed anyone, suddenly becoming stationary... That's what gets you.


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    Quote Originally Posted by GameJunkie View Post
    the way that you can kill apps in JellyBean is really great and intutive
    Yeh exactly! It's the same in ICS as well
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chilling_Silence View Post
    Yeah even then it's still bad, the task killer app itself is then running all the time. Still not worth going there, you can always kill the app by pushing the home button and then either pushing & holding Home, or pushing the recent apps list button.
    On some phones if you push and hold the Back button it'll force-close the currently live app too.
    Ah ok. Makes sense.

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    Default Re: top 5 or 10 android apps

    A widget called 'Data Enabler'. Basically it enables you to turn on and off 3g data from your home screen, which is something Android can't do natively. Saves you from using 3g data when you don't want too.

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