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  1. anon8380037's Avatar
    @Sarwen28, and @Belodion,
    I said I would stick some solid apps here. These are pretty basic and minimal though.
    There is a good thread in the Note 3 forum for apps. Look here again for a link. Sarwen28 I see you posted in the HTC desire but it's not busy.
    Belodion I can't help you with the camera stuff but there are good camera app threads and a great how to guide for camera buffs from LunatiqueRob I will try to find and put here.
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    My own recommended basic apps:
    SwiftKey keyboard
    Android Device Manager
    GSam or Battery Monitor
    Lookout Security
    GPS Status (improves gps)
    Color Note (I love it)
    MS Office Mobile (free) + One Note, Outlook. com etc

    Dropbox cloud storage (simple)
    Earth
    Tapatalk or AC Forums app
    Evernote
    Antutu benchmark (don't take it too seriously)
    Speedtest (heavy on battery)

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    UK only:

    GPS Nav and Maps
    TV24.co.uk (for non Sky)
    TV Catch up (live channels)
    All BBC apps (iPlayer, iradio, news)
    Booking.com
    (Amazon +
    Ebay)
    Banking: Santander and Halifax apps are good for me.

    Sent from my SM-N9005 using Tapatalk Pro
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    07-08-2014 04:45 PM
  2. anon8380037's Avatar
    + See here and filter out the Samsung ones, if any.
    http://forums.androidcentral.com/sho...d.php?t=374265


    ADDED (camera guide): http://www.ethereality.info/ethereal...dpress/?p=2151

    Some recommended camera apps: FV-5, Snapspeed, Google Camera, Camera Awesome, Aviary.
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    07-08-2014 04:50 PM
  3. belodion's Avatar
    Madd54: Thank you for going to so much trouble. I have captured all as screenshots...it took three...so that I have them for permanent reference, otherwise they'll disappear downwards with this thread. One or two of those you mention I already have, but the techie ones look particularly interesting to me. A great deal of enjoyment lies ahead of me.
    I believe I mentioned somewhere, it may have been to Sarwen or even you, that one app I found useful, and obviously safe to use, was the BBC Weather. Almost unbelievably, the next day it started eating battery quite alarmingly, something it had not done before. Neither soft resetting nor a cache clear fixed it, and I've temporarily uninstalled it, also reported the problem via app feedback. Perhaps it's all the weather we've been having.

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    07-09-2014 04:26 PM
  4. anon8380037's Avatar
    Madd54: Thank you for going to so much trouble. I have captured all as screenshots...it took three...so that I have them for permanent reference, otherwise they'll disappear downwards with this thread. One or two of those you mention I already have, but the techie ones look particularly interesting to me. A great deal of enjoyment lies ahead of me.
    I believe I mentioned somewhere, it may have been to Sarwen or even you, that one app I found useful, and obviously safe to use, was the BBC Weather. Almost unbelievably, the next day it started eating battery quite alarmingly, something it had not done before. Neither soft resetting nor a cache clear fixed it, and I've temporarily uninstalled it, also reported the problem via app feedback. Perhaps it's all the weather we've been having.

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    LOL. I had forgotten BBC did a weather one. I had been using AccuWeather but I think it was causing problems with the GPS. Long story but GPS said I was in Paris quite a few times, same spot, North Wales and even Karachi, Pakistan. I currently use Yahoo weather, but maybe BBC may work OK for me. I see you settled in to the Nexus 5 forums. I hope the regular people there are as nice as on my Samsung Note 3 forum. Come and have a look there, always useful info, especially the older threads. That Q&A forum gets hectic huh. I need to jump off regularly as there's a lot I don't know, but it's a challenge.

    (Don't miss those 2 links! )
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    07-09-2014 04:41 PM
  5. Sarwen28's Avatar
    Thank you so so much Madd54 I have tried a few already do you use any games I love solitaire and hidden object but please if u have any others I love exploring new apps!!
    07-15-2014 05:17 AM
  6. belodion's Avatar
    LOL. I had forgotten BBC did a weather one. I had been using AccuWeather but I think it was causing problems with the GPS. Long story but GPS said I was in Paris quite a few times, same spot, North Wales and even Karachi, Pakistan. I currently use Yahoo weather, but maybe BBC may work OK for me. I see you settled in to the Nexus 5 forums. I hope the regular people there are as nice as on my Samsung Note 3 forum. Come and have a look there, always useful info, especially the older threads. That Q&A forum gets hectic huh. I need to jump off regularly as there's a lot I don't know, but it's a challenge.

    (Don't miss those 2 links! )
    Oops, I've only just noticed this post...I think the thread went right down into the bowels of the earth for a while. Samsung Galaxy Note 3, eh? I believe it was one of those I was looking at in a store yesterday, and posted a brief comparative comment about in my thread over in LG G3 forum....was very impressed. The only thing that makes me avoid Galaxies is that the button layout at the bottom is in exactly the reverse order to what I'm accustomed to, and AFAIK cannot be customised. But yes, I'll look in.

    Sarwen: How are you getting in with your new phone?

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    07-15-2014 05:49 AM
  7. belodion's Avatar
    Madd54: Re the links...yes, a vast ocean of apps lies before me waiting for me to explore if I will. At the moment, I'm still paddling about on the shoreline.

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    07-15-2014 05:55 AM
  8. Sarwen28's Avatar
    Ok which android tablet is best I love the samsung s3 phone but which tablet that is my next question.
    07-21-2014 05:52 AM
  9. belodion's Avatar
    It depends on the screen size you prefer. Assuming you're not rich, and that you'd be happy with a 7" display, the Asus Google Nexus 7 has always seemed attractive to me....the later version, that is. I stress, the later version. I haven't got a tablet myself because I don't have strong wifi, otherwise I might go for that.

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    07-21-2014 01:03 PM
  10. Sarwen28's Avatar
    Hi guys qnd girls I have a question, what another you ask sorry but yes, I am having trouble watching my downloaded movies/tv programs from google play on my htc desire 300 I can hear thd sound but the screen is black? Please please any ideas??

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    08-08-2014 04:29 AM
  11. Sarwen28's Avatar
    Hi guys qnd girls I have a question, what another you ask sorry but yes, I am having trouble watching my downloaded movies/tv programs from google play on my htc desire 300 I can hear thd sound but the screen is black? Please please any ideas??

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    08-08-2014 07:49 AM
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