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    Smartphone Apps

    New smartphone user here (I'm not what you would call an early adopter). Hoping some of you in the know can help out an old-timer. What are the must have apps, what security risks are involved, are there "safe" sites to download from, etc. Interests would be news, sports, games to take up time on flights/subway, kids games, etc.

    In case it's pertinent, I have a droid phone made by Samsung and use Verizon.

    Thanks in advance.



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    Re: Smartphone Apps

    Just go to the market which should be on your phone already. I use Scoremobile for sports. AngryBirds is a game a lot of people play. I play Words with Friends a lot. That's basically a social version of Scrabble.


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    Re: Smartphone Apps

    cyclone fanatic has a free app



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    Re: Smartphone Apps

    Second the 'just use the market' in your phone.

    Apps i use regularly\would recommend

    ESPN scorecenter
    Facebook
    IMDB
    Angry Birds
    Words With Friends
    Google's apps- Voice, Voice actions, search, goggles, maps, youtube
    Amazon
    CF has an app, but i find it still needs work.



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    Re: Smartphone Apps

    I use W&Y Pages a lot when travelling.
    Slacker and Google Music for music.
    I've tried a lot of sport scores apps and I've (surprisingly) settled on Yahoo!s Sportacular. Scores update better than any other I've tried and the alerts actually work.

    Also, get the Amazon App store. They have a free app every day and you can get some good add-free apps that way.



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    Re:Smartphone Apps

    Lose it

    Great weight loss ap



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    Re: Smartphone Apps

    Quote Originally Posted by 1100011CS View Post
    I use W&Y Pages a lot when travelling.
    Slacker and Google Music for music.
    I've tried a lot of sport scores apps and I've (surprisingly) settled on Yahoo!s Sportacular. Scores update better than any other I've tried and the alerts actually work.

    Also, get the Amazon App store. They have a free app every day and you can get some good add-free apps that way.
    I recommend that too. I've gotten some good free apps.



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    Re: Smartphone Apps

    Quote Originally Posted by CyLoboClone View Post
    Lose it

    Great weight loss ap
    My Fitness Pal has a great app if your trying to lose weight. It has a scanner built in to enter in food.



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    Re: Smartphone Apps

    If you like music, get Shazam. It's a free app that basically listens to audio and tells you the artist, song name, and album. Good a lot of times, especially if you are asking "who is this?" or "what song is this!?"

    For sports, get the ESPN Scorecenter. If you do fantasy football, especially with ESPN they have fantasy football apps.

    Google Goggles is cool too. Like you could take a picture of a restaurant and it might google it for you type of thing.

    You live in San Diego, so maybe something like Yelp or Zagat. Zagat I think will tell you which restaurants are around you which is nice. I think it's Zagat. If not then it was Open Table's app. If you take the bus, then I'm sure San Diego has apps for its bus system too.

    For games, Angry Birds is really popular, as is Words with Friends (Scrabble basically). If you like Sodoku then get mPuzzle. Has Sodoku as well as games like Kakuro and thousands of puzzles. Word Mix is like an anagram game. I don't know what games you like though, but there's games for everything

    I also have Netflix in case I want to watch Netflix on my phone..


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    Re: Smartphone Apps

    Thanks for the suggestions!



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    Re: Smartphone Apps

    TuneIn radio app. is a must.



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    Re: Smartphone Apps

    AVG Antivirus
    Apps organizer-Helps a lot with screen organization
    Audiomanager pro
    beautiful Widgets
    CamScanner
    Chrome to Phone
    Circle Battery Widget
    Circle Launcher-Really like this
    Cyclone Fanatic
    DropBox
    Evernote
    Extended Contorls
    Finance-By google
    foursquare
    Google voice
    Iheart radio
    My Phone number-I have a hard time remembering my number
    On the fly
    Opera Mobile
    Package Buddy
    POalmary Weather Pro
    Pandora
    Pdanet
    Picasa tool
    Pintley
    Real HDMI
    ScoreMobil
    Shopper
    Shopsavvy
    Slacker
    Slingplayer
    SportsTap
    Swiss Army KNife
    Swype
    Taptu-One I just discovered and like
    Tasker
    Tikl
    Translate
    Tripadvisor
    Tripit
    Tweetdeck-I've stop using this now because I like Taptu better
    Where's my droid



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    Re: Smartphone Apps

    A few others:
    Urbanspoon - great to for dinning
    Flixter - if you want to go to a movie on a whim
    OpenTable - reserve some dinning locations without calling
    ihearRadio - know others have mentioned radio apps but I like this one



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    Re: Smartphone Apps

    Weatherbug
    Skype
    TV Listings
    GasBuddy
    Scanner Radio
    Live ATC
    Flightaware
    juice defender
    Google Sky Map
    GPS Status
    Foursquare
    My Tracks
    Hey Tell
    Movies
    Barcode Scanner



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    Re: Smartphone Apps

    Battery Solo Widget... shows % battery life left and batter temperature when you tap it.

    HeyTell... Works great, like walkie-talkie's. If you have an unlimited data plan, this is very nice.

    Angry Birds, Words With Friends, X Construction (building truss bridges) are fun games.

    SoundHound... listens to songs/hums/lyrics and identifies the song/artist/album and provides real-time lyrics for many songs.

    Mixology... lots and lots of drink recipes.

    Lighter Free... a novelty, great if you go to a bunch of slow rock concerts.

    Opera Mobile... good browser.

    PYKL3 Radar... for radar/weather nerds.

    Pandora

    Netflix

    Yahoo! Sportacular... pretty good sports app.

    Cyclone Fanatic... nice, but needs some work.


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