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Portable Smartphone advice

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by 3lusive, 16 May 2012.

  1. Shirty

    Shirty W*nker! Super Moderator

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    Hi 3lusive, I'm subbed to this now so I'll chime in with any help I can offer... :)
     
  2. 3lusive

    3lusive New Member

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    Any apps you recommend?

    I'v currently downloaded Juicedefender, Chrome, Whatsapp (awesome), Tapatalk (can't find bittech), BetterBaterry, UK Jobs, Swiftkey X (good but screen too sensitive still) and Facebook.

    I'm an Android noob still as I'v only just bought it this week, loving them though.
     
  3. Shirty

    Shirty W*nker! Super Moderator

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    Bit-tech app. Not that I particularly recommend it.

    I also gave up on Juicedefender in the end, I'm sure it made next to no difference and I leave the phone charging whilst at work anyway...

    I am not a big mobile gamer, so I only have a few installed. Here are my favourite apps though:

    Adfree Android
    AdjBrightness
    aDosBox
    Airborne Mouse Free
    Android Assistant(18 features)
    android-vnc-viewer
    AndroZip File Manager
    Auto-Rotate Switch
    Barcode Scanner
    BatStat Battery Widget
    BBC iPlayer
    BBC News
    Bloat Freezer - Root
    Compass
    DroidCam Wireless Webcam
    Dropbox
    Gmail
    LauncherPro
    MicDroid
    Mr. Number Text, Call & Block
    Now And Then - Date Calculator
    Official eBay Android App
    PayPal
    PocketCloud Remote RDP / VNC
    Robo Defense
    Root Explorer (File Manager)
    SMS Popup
    Speedtest.net
    Stopwatch & Timer
    Superuser
    TouchRetouch
    tTorrent
    TuneIn Radio
    Yahoo Mail

    I also use Swype keyboard. It take a little getting used to but once you are it makes typing on a touch screen child's-play.

    Hopefully that list will give you some ideas. :thumb:
     
  4. Puzzu

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    TeamViewer,
     
  5. 3lusive

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    Thanks shirty I'l check some of those out.

    I'v tried swipe method but didn't like it for the first few mins. May give it another go now, although I'll have to disable swiftkey I think.

    I'm still looking for one which will allow me to reduce the display's sensitivity to touch input?
     
  6. N17 dizzi

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    I just got a xperia s from a blackberry bold.. texting now is a major pita but that is my only complaint. Incredible what I can do on it compared to what I've been used to.

    Will look at swift key, tho it may just be a familiarization thing
     
  7. sandys

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    xperia phones also have swype style entry, give that a bash, just trace out the word over the keyboard in one stroke, you might find that good, my missus loves that on her Arc S.

    If not enabled by default click on the spanner on the keyboard and enable gesture input also let it put the space in, then you can just scribble words all day long, no accuracy required.
     
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    Trying swipe again now, it's actually pretty good. My thumbs are just too fat (and the display too sensitive) to type accurately on the One S with normal input (and in portrait mode). With swipe though, you can only use one hand to type with it seems
     
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    + rep

    Thank you!
     
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    Gave swiping method a proper go tonight (called 'trace keyboard' on HTC phones). And I'm loving it now.

    So far it's much better (for me with the one S) than having to touch type normally. Probably not as fast as on a button keyboard but then again I used to type in shorthand, whereas now I type the fullword because it predicts it.

    Only issue I'v come across is the fact I sometimes have to input a new word into the dictionary, but as it builds I should have to do this less.
     

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