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    Default Galaxy Note 3 - App suggestions

    Can anyone recommend a good trusted music download app. I've installed a few and lookout keeps sending security warnings. Please and thanks
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    Power amp is my music app of choice

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    Quote Originally Posted by LosingMyMind View Post
    Can anyone recommend a good trusted music download app. I've installed a few and lookout keeps sending security warnings. Please and thanks
    get rid of lookout
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    Quote Originally Posted by geekymcfly View Post
    get rid of lookout
    Why?
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    Quote Originally Posted by LosingMyMind View Post
    Why?
    you don't need it, its really unnecessary
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    Quote Originally Posted by geekymcfly View Post
    you don't need it, its really unnecessary
    I got rid of it as well. ..bloatware.

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    Quote Originally Posted by geekymcfly View Post
    you don't need it, its really unnecessary
    Really? Please explain more if you could. I'm fairly new to Android and I thought some sort of app like Lookout was necessary. Does it not work well? How is it bloatware?

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    Quote Originally Posted by IceCold803 View Post
    Really? Please explain more if you could. I'm fairly new to Android and I thought some sort of app like Lookout was necessary. Does it not work well? How is it bloatware?

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    It doesn't hurt to have it installed and running. It uses minimal battery at best it "can" be useful if you get malware or a virus but the chances are slim to none....unless you side load apps.

    No, it's not necessary and yes, it works as advertised. To some it's bloatware as they don't use it nor do they want it. To others, it's no big deal. I have it installed and running as it makes no difference to me. It doesn't hurt nor hinder performance in any way so I use it.
    Note 3 / Note 2 / S4 / Moto X / hTc ONE / LG G2
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gator352 View Post
    It doesn't hurt to have it installed and running. It uses minimal battery at best it "can" be useful if you get malware or a virus but the chances are slim to none....unless you side load apps.

    No, it's not necessary and yes, it works as advertised. To some it's bloatware as they don't use it nor do they want it. To others, it's no big deal. I have it installed and running as it makes no difference to me. It doesn't hurt nor hinder performance in any way so I use it.
    Okay thanks for the explanation. I love by lookout because I thought something like that was necessary on an Android device.

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    Thanks, that clears it up for me as well. I do have a question, is it necessary to have a task killer or is that just hype?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LosingMyMind View Post
    Thanks, that clears it up for me as well. I do have a question, is it necessary to have a task killer or is that just hype?

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    No. Never have a task killer. Android does a good job of handling tasks. Task killers will just make your phone slower. They do more harm than good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by neonworm View Post
    No. Never have a task killer. Android does a good job of handling tasks. Task killers will just make your phone slower. They do more harm than good.
    Hm then maybe I can get rid of my task killer then.

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    I have Clean Master, do you guys think it's necessary?

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    Quote Originally Posted by IceCold803 View Post
    Okay thanks for the explanation. I love by lookout because I thought something like that was necessary on an Android device.

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    Not necessary. Welcome!
    Quote Originally Posted by LosingMyMind View Post
    Thanks, that clears it up for me as well. I do have a question, is it necessary to have a task killer or is that just hype?

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    No Task killers. Period. Your phone has one by default.
    Quote Originally Posted by neonworm View Post
    No. Never have a task killer. Android does a good job of handling tasks. Task killers will just make your phone slower. They do more harm than good.
    ^This!
    Quote Originally Posted by JellyBeanGurl View Post
    Hm then maybe I can get rid of my task killer then.

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    Yes!
    Quote Originally Posted by JellyBeanGurl View Post
    I have Clean Master, do you guys think it's necessary?

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    Not necessary. Let the Phone handle handle it by default.
    Note 3 / Note 2 / S4 / Moto X / hTc ONE / LG G2
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gator352 View Post
    Not necessary. Welcome!

    No Task killers. Period. Your phone has one by default.

    ^This!

    Yes!

    Not necessary. Let the Phone handle handle it by default.
    Good to know because the stupid thing keeps running in the background for no reason!


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    Like neonworm explained, these task killers, cache cleaners, app cleaners and etc., are not necessary. Some actually do more harm than good. Now there might be a few that swear by them and will say..."ZOMG! U gotsa haz em'! Day da bombz n make yur phonez perfectz!"....but to each his own.

    Let me explain:

    Task killers fight for the resources that your phone already does by default. Killing off an app that's still in memory can cause adverse effects because your phone still thinks it's there...but it's not and can cause apps to not run properly, run constantly, or down right crash.

    Same with cache/memory cleaners. Wiping out cache/memory that your phone is using can cause the same as above.

    Your phone handles all this by default at idle. There is no need to run apps that use resources to do tasks that your phone already does. If you have an app that's broke, reboot. If that doesn't help try "clearing cache and data" in settings. If that still doesn't help, uninstall and reinstall. Those 3 things are the proper way of dealing with errant apps. Want to clear cache and memory? Reboot. Period. Rebooting once a week or more is the best way of keeping your phone running optimal....not running cleaners and task killers.
    Note 3 / Note 2 / S4 / Moto X / hTc ONE / LG G2
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    Quote Originally Posted by JellyBeanGurl View Post
    Good to know because the stupid thing keeps running in the background for no reason!


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    Like I said, it's using resources that your phone already handles. It keeps running keeping everything there waiting for a "clear this crap" command
    Note 3 / Note 2 / S4 / Moto X / hTc ONE / LG G2
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gator352 View Post
    Like neonworm explained, these task killers, cache cleaners, app cleaners and etc., are not necessary. Some actually do more harm than good. Now there might be a few that swear by them and will say..."ZOMG! U gotsa haz em'! Day da bombz n make yur phonez perfectz!"....but to each his own.

    Let me explain:

    Task killers fight for the resources that your phone already does by default. Killing off an app that's still in memory can cause adverse effects because your phone still thinks it's there...but it's not and can cause apps to not run properly, run constantly, or down right crash.

    Same with cache/memory cleaners. Wiping out cache/memory that your phone is using can cause the same as above.

    Your phone handles all this by default at idle. There is no need to run apps that use resources to do tasks that your phone already does. If you have an app that's broke, reboot. If that doesn't help try "clearing cache and data" in settings. If that still doesn't help, uninstall and reinstall. Those 3 things are the proper way of dealing with errant apps. Want to clear cache and memory? Reboot. Period. Rebooting once a week or more is the best way of keeping your phone running optimal....not running cleaners and task killers.
    Great! I was using all of these things as if it was a PC. Made me miss my iPhone where I didn't have to do all of this "cleaning" stuff. Thanks for reassuring me. I deleted those apps.
    And yes when I read the reviews on these apps, they sound just like that. Oh em gee it'z da bomb! Lol!!!! Made me laugh out loud!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JellyBeanGurl View Post
    Great! I was using all of these things as if it was a PC. Made me miss my iPhone where I didn't have to do all of this "cleaning" stuff. Thanks for reassuring me. I deleted those apps.
    And yes when I read the reviews on these apps, they sound just like that. Oh em gee it'z da bomb! Lol!!!! Made me laugh out loud!!

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    LOL! That made my day!

    Yeah, that cleaning stuff is for the birds. Just reboot every now and then and you'll be just fine! I promise!

    Just watch, your phone might just run a little better!
    Note 3 / Note 2 / S4 / Moto X / hTc ONE / LG G2
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    Quote Originally Posted by JellyBeanGurl View Post
    Great! I was using all of these things as if it was a PC. Made me miss my iPhone where I didn't have to do all of this "cleaning" stuff. Thanks for reassuring me. I deleted those apps.
    And yes when I read the reviews on these apps, they sound just like that. Oh em gee it'z da bomb! Lol!!!! Made me laugh out loud!!

    Sent From My Samsung Note 3 using Tapatalk
    I was thinking the same thing, I've never had to do all this "cleaning" with the iPhone. I've been treating this thing like a pc as well. Lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gator352 View Post
    LOL! That made my day!

    Yeah, that cleaning stuff is for the birds. Just reboot every now and then and you'll be just fine! I promise!

    Just watch, your phone might just run a little better!
    Thanks for clearing all this up. Sorry for all the questions, I'm still a noob with this android os.

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    Quote Originally Posted by neonworm View Post
    No. Never have a task killer. Android does a good job of handling tasks. Task killers will just make your phone slower. They do more harm than good.
    Deleted. Thanks, I'm still new to android and overwhelmed with everything I can do with this phone.

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    Try downloading tubemate or ytd for video/music downloads from youtube.
    You wont find them on the play store youll have to check online
    Be sure to enable download from unknown sources

    While youre there swiftkey 4.5 beta has released and it features emoji support and more.

    Hope this helps

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    I personally use tubemate and it works like a gem.
    If you want a more safe app you could check out 4shared pro

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    I use Music Download Paradise Pro and I find it pretty good. No complaints so far.

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