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    Question Samsung Galaxy S4: What Apps Should I Get?

    I won the S4, unfortunately it's the crappy american quad-core version, because Samsung treats Canada as part of america, so we are left out when it came to the octa-core version -- Samsung did the same thing last year with the S3, the rest of the world got the quad-core version, while Canada got the crappy american dual-core version -- so my question is this:

    What apps should I get for the S4...?
    Michael
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    Default Re: Samsung Galaxy S4: What Apps Should I Get?

    All of them.


    Also, cores aren't everything...at least the *North* American version of the S3 had 2GB of RAM...
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    Quote Originally Posted by paintdrinkingpete View Post
    All of them.
    That is so not helpful!
    Michael
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    Quote Originally Posted by mlauzon View Post
    That is so not helpful!
    I'm sorry, but the question is so subjective...you could ask that question to 100 people here and get 100 different answers...it really depends on what you want to be able to do!

    However...if you want a good idea for stuff specific for S4, you could look at some of the apps in the Play Store that specifically take advantage of the IR Blaster. Most of the good remote apps seem to be paid, and while I don't mind shelling out a few bucks for a decent app, I'm still not sure which way I want to go with this one...but I really would like to get a nice universal remote working on my S4! I'm trying "Smart Remote" now...
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    Quote Originally Posted by paintdrinkingpete View Post
    However...if you want a good idea for stuff specific for S4, you could look at some of the apps in the Play Store that specifically take advantage of the IR Blaster. Most of the good remote apps seem to be paid, and while I don't mind shelling out a few bucks for a decent app, I'm still not sure which way I want to go with this one...but I really would like to get a nice universal remote working on my S4! I'm trying "Smart Remote" now...
    Well, those would be extremely useless, I don't own a TV!
    Michael
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    Default Re: Samsung Galaxy S4: What Apps Should I Get?

    Really depends on your needs but ill give it go with what works for me;
    Security - Avast
    Battery usage - Snapdragon battery guru
    Inter-platform transfers/sync - OneNote, Evernote, Skydrive (I use Windows PC at work and Macs at home)
    System enhancements - HD widgets, Zedge, PicSpeed wallpapers
    Gaming - Angry Birds, Bunny Shooter, Pitfall, etc ( I'm easy to entertain)
    Entertainment - Netflix, Kindle
    Video playback - MX Player (plays pretty much anything)
    Of course the Android Central app
    And the usual compliment of news and sports apps
    Other than that the S4 pretty much already has it covered for me...
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    Quote Originally Posted by mhunter6378 View Post
    Really depends on your needs but ill give it go with what works for me;
    Security - Avast
    Battery usage - Snapdragon battery guru
    Inter-platform transfers/sync - OneNote, Evernote, Skydrive (I use Windows PC at work and Macs at home)
    System enhancements - HD widgets, Zedge, PicSpeed wallpapers
    Gaming - Angry Birds, Bunny Shooter, Pitfall, etc ( I'm easy to entertain)
    Entertainment - Netflix, Kindle
    Video playback - MX Player (plays pretty much anything)
    Of course the Android Central app
    And the usual compliment of news and sports apps
    Other than that the S4 pretty much already has it covered for me...
    Security - currently testing TrustGo.
    Battery usage - Snapdragon battery guru; will check it out.
    Inter-platform transfers/sync - currently have Dropbox, but not really using it at all.
    System enhancements - HD widgets, Zedge, PicSpeed wallpapers; will check those out.
    Gaming - I'm not easily entertained.
    Video playback - I've got a desktop & laptop for that.
    "Of course the Android Central app"; what does it look like?
    And the usual compliment of news and sports apps; I hate sports, so nothing like that will be touching my S4. What news apps do you use?
    Michael
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    Quote Originally Posted by mlauzon View Post
    Security - currently testing TrustGo.
    Battery usage - Snapdragon battery guru; will check it out.
    Inter-platform transfers/sync - currently have Dropbox, but not really using it at all.
    System enhancements - HD widgets, Zedge, PicSpeed wallpapers; will check those out.
    Gaming - I'm not easily entertained.
    Video playback - I've got a desktop & laptop for that.
    "Of course the Android Central app"; what does it look like?
    And the usual compliment of news and sports apps; I hate sports, so nothing like that will be touching my S4. What news apps do you use?
    I'm in the U.S. so I get the national news apps ABC, CBS, NBC and CNN, FOX. Flipboard comes on the S4 and can be tailored to your interest. It works well for me and I use it regularly.
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    Found a cool app, haven't really done anything with it yet, but it's for people who have a data plan, it's called "Onavo Extend", and can be found here:

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...droid.onavoics
    Michael
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    Default Re: Samsung Galaxy S4: What Apps Should I Get?

    install
    apex launcher for really cool effects
    du battery saver for battery saving
    avast for antivirus
    hide it for privacy
    angry birds star wars,subway surfers,fruit ninja,temple run for games
    opera browser for internet
    screen adjuster for purple smearing issues...
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    Quote Originally Posted by mlauzon View Post
    I won the S4, unfortunately it's the crappy american quad-core version, because Samsung treats Canada as part of america, so we are left out when it came to the octa-core version -- Samsung did the same thing last year with the S3, the rest of the world got the quad-core version, while Canada got the crappy american dual-core version -- so my question is this:

    What apps should I get for the S4...?
    Um, Canada is a part of North America.
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    You just do NOT get it, Samsung is treating Canada as america the country, not the continent, so we get stuck with the stupid american S4 (quad-core) and not the international version (octa-core)!
    Michael
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    Stupid America? You sound like a kid so I won't reach through this phone and... well, we won't go there. But, you have been pretty much negative this whole post. I'll tell you what. Find your own apps. I'm not going to help you.
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    Well, you've just proved you can't read, because it clearly says 'stupid american S4 (quad-core)', nowhere I am calling america stupid, so don't put words in my mouth, I really hate people who do that! Canada is NOT america, so we should've gotten the international version (octa-core)!

    Also, to address your assertion, I am not a kid, I'll be 40 in just over 3 years!
    Michael
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    Quote Originally Posted by mlauzon View Post
    Well, you've just proved you can't read, because it clearly says 'stupid american S4 (quad-core)', nowhere I am calling america stupid, so don't put words in my mouth, I really hate people who do that! Canada is NOT america, so we should've gotten the international version (octa-core)!

    Also, to address your assertion, I am not a kid, I'll be 40 in just over 3 years!
    America means every single country on this side of the world. Whether it's Mexico, USA, Canada or the Caribbean it's all North America. Then you have South America.

    Sent from my SPH-L720 using Android Central Forums
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    Quote Originally Posted by mlauzon View Post
    That is so not helpful!
    Quote Originally Posted by mlauzon View Post
    Well, those would be extremely useless, I don't own a TV!
    Quote Originally Posted by mlauzon View Post
    You just do NOT get it, Samsung is treating Canada as america the country, not the continent, so we get stuck with the stupid american S4 (quad-core) and not the international version (octa-core)!
    Quote Originally Posted by mlauzon View Post
    Well, you've just proved you can't read, because it clearly says 'stupid american S4 (quad-core)', nowhere I am calling america stupid, so don't put words in my mouth, I really hate people who do that! Canada is NOT america, so we should've gotten the international version (octa-core)!

    Also, to address your assertion, I am not a kid, I'll be 40 in just over 3 years!
    Quote Originally Posted by mlauzon;
    [Placeholder for Michael's response to this post]
    Way to bash and/or berate most responders to your wide open question that is the equivalent to asking "Now that I have this crappy top of the line blu ray player what DVDs should I get?" without giving the audience any clue as to where your interests lie (comedies, drama, action, horror?). People are less inclined to answer such a subjective and broad question in the first place. Abrasive, negative responses like those above reduce your chances even further. Bottom line, try to be more specific AND more graciously receptive to the feedback you are getting.

    BTW - My top apps are:

    Lookout Security
    Evernote
    Waze (Navigation)
    Various online shopping apps (Amazon, Newegg, REI)
    My bank's app
    News, weather, sports by USA Today, Weatherbug, and Sports News Center apps for quick headlines and scores
    Android Central Forums (of course)
    Pocket (capture app for offline reading and archiving)
    Google Play Music Unlimited



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    Last edited by vferrari; 06-07-2013 at 08:50 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mlauzon View Post
    You just do NOT get it, Samsung is treating Canada as america the country, not the continent, so we get stuck with the stupid american S4 (quad-core) and not the international version (octa-core)!
    I recommend this on manners and etiquitte application.
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...HNtYW5uZXJzIl0.

    Here is a well rated on Geography.
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...1hci5mbGFncyJd

    And this one will help you improve your mental capacity.
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...y5lc3Bhbm9sIl0.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FarishK View Post
    I recommend this on manners and etiquitte application.
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...HNtYW5uZXJzIl0.

    Here is a well rated on Geography.
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...1hci5mbGFncyJd

    And this one will help you improve your mental capacity.
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...y5lc3Bhbm9sIl0.
    ROFL. Best laugh of the day. Thanks, I needed that!



    Sent from my VZW GS4 via the Android Central Forums App
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    Brain games haha good one.

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    I have a lot of apps--most of which I don't use!

    Key apps besides built-in Google stuff like Maps and Gmail:

    --You need two eReaders. I chose Kindle, both to read Kindle and some other stuff. It's nice to have another for versatility and sometimes I have two things in progress. I pick Cool Reader.

    --I like a customized music player. It is good for local files. PowerAmp.

    --Security is essential. I use Lookout.

    --I need to see my Docs and sync them. Docs to Go

    --Evernote

    --I use Firefox, not the stock

    --My fave word game is Drop Words
    --File management! the stock is simple, but I do like Astro. I used to prefer Andro Explorer, but on Jelly Bean it is less intuitive. Astro, however, doesn't let you perform searches AND multiple operations like "delete" from the results of the search. So I keep all 3.

    --Some online storage apps if you use Google drive or competitors

    ---Tuned in Radio

    --Mr. Number, nice help for blocking the increasingly obnoxious spammers who ignore the do not call registry list

    --Skype, Google Voice
    --RSS type of things like NY Times, Time, Cnn, Zinio

    --I like Trip Advisor's city guides. If you travel a lot, it is a free guidebook in your pocket

    --Amtrak's app is great
    --Pocket is a great app for clipping from the web and reading off line
    --Most printers with wi-fi have apps to allow printing from the phone
    -History Eraser Pro--not because you watch porn, but because it erases caches of all apps at once, which used to be possible and no longer seems to be on Jelly Bean. It is good for space saving in a crunch.

    "Watch apps"--if you have Comcast, they have a couple. Netflix. MX Player pro for videos, Crackle. IMDB for advice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FarishK View Post
    I recommend this on manners and etiquitte application.
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...HNtYW5uZXJzIl0.

    Here is a well rated on Geography.
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...1hci5mbGFncyJd

    And this one will help you improve your mental capacity.
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...y5lc3Bhbm9sIl0.
    Can't. Stop. Laughing.
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    My top apps are:

    Tapatalk
    DropBox
    My Bank apps
    Myfitnesspal and Fitness buddy
    Songza (I love this app) Amazing app

    -S4 black
    -iPad 4
    -MBP Retina 13"
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    I think he was referring to the S4 (North American Edition) as stupid .. Ether way i don't know why he's complaining we have LTE on our S4's
    I prefer that then the Octa-core...

    Quote Originally Posted by Wilbur View Post
    Stupid America?? And you won the S4 from here?? Good grief ...

    -S4 black
    -iPad 4
    -MBP Retina 13"
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    What a wasted thread...bait, hook, and run!
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    Quote Originally Posted by thornesone View Post
    What a wasted thread...bait, hook, and run!
    Not wasted, I would say some of my most helpful work ever was done in this thread.
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