HELP ME: Smart Phone.

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  1. Jack Stevonovich

    Jack Stevonovich Black Belt

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    So, I have a recently made Smart phone using the android platform but I need to know what Apps should I be using that everyone else knows about that I don't because I am new to smartphones.

    What apps are perhaps more obscure but super useful and in what way?

    thanks.

    EDIT: so far I've loaded:
    Shazam
    Uber
    Duolingo
     
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  2. Fraz

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    Does it have something like Apple News where you "like" topics you searched then it feeds you articles related to what you are interested in for free? Apple keeps giving me articles about boobs and pussy for some reason.
     
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    youtube, your banking/credit card app, ubereats, facebook, whatsapp, weather, maps, notes, gmail, google or chrome, calculator, timer/clock, calendar
     
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    You need limewire, Napster and AOL.
     
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    Netflix (you can download shows on the app and watch them any time)

    Vlc media player for videos
    Gmail
    Banking
    Internet app
    Bbm
    Pi music player
    Amazon
    Chrome
     
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    John Mabrey The artist formerly known as murillaninjascrilla

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    I used a Motorola razr in 2010
     
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    John Mabrey The artist formerly known as murillaninjascrilla

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  11. Madmick

    Madmick Zugzwang Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    Google News predated Apple News, and is still much better, or at least I thought until I read this today, because I'm not getting any of these boobs and pussy articles fed to me. I feel like Google doesn't even know me, now.

    A great reader on both platforms:
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=flipboard.app&hl=en_US
    Essential companion app (also great for many others including your browser):
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ideashower.readitlater.pro&hl=en_US

    @Jack Stevonovich:
     
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    Glad you got this done. You're going to use it for working and not get sucked into spending all your time in apps right? :)

    A few things I find useful:

    - ProtonVPN: the free version only has three countries (US, Japan and another I forget), but it's free and it's by the same guys who do ProtonMail so you can have some level of confidence that they care about privacy and security. In addition to fooling geolocation, this is also important when you use public wifi. Note that some public wifi hotspots won't let you connect to a VPN; to me this makes me believe they want to spy on you to gather more customer info in the best case scenario.

    - A good searchable, cross-platform note-taking app: I mostly use Evernote, but have been transitioning to Microsoft's OneNote and also keep some trivial, unstructured stuff in Google Keep. "Notes" is not just text but can also include photos, scribbling and voice recording.

    - A two-factor authentication app: I use Microsoft's Authenticator just to avoid having all my app eggs in Google's basket, but they are pretty much equivalent. Much more secure than SMS second factor.

    - A password generator and storage app: I personally use a Keepass implementation with my own cloud storage, but there are some good options out there like Lastpass, 1password and Bitwarden (the last one would probably be my choice since it is open source)

    - A good encrypted messenger: this depends somewhat on your circle of contacts since you all need to agree on the same one, but I like Signal. Depending on your exact needs, you might want to consider one that has self-destructing selfie capability ;)

    - An ad-blocking web browser: I use regular Firefox. Firefox Focus is also supposedly good.


    Finally, not obscure, but you should probably install:

    - Instagram: If you install this, you are basically selling every scrap of information about yourself to Facebook (in addition to having already given up everything to Google) but in return you will get to follow a plethora of fitness and bikini models. Essential if you want to be competitive in the GearMetalSolid challenges. I don't have this installed myself, so I don't know if recent versions are user-friendly or not.

    - Personal information management: Depending on which exact phone you got, you might want to install Google's Calendar, Contacts, Clock, Gmail, Photos and Messages. I usually like them better than the apps manufacturers make themselves.

    - Spotify: for obvious reasons if you listen to music

    - Paypal: I kind of feel like PayPal is becoming less relevant over time as a way to transfer money, but it's probably still the most widely used and convenient method.
     
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    Thechive is useless if you're not sitting on a toilet but great if you are.
    Get an app for podcasts.
    Whatsapp
    Tinder, get after it.
    Bank
    Google maps or waze
    Flipboard can be handy for a news aggregator
    Angry birds aint bad for a phone game
    Netflix
    Youtube


    Just reading that list makes me realise what a time vampire this thing is
     
  15. HughPhug

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    That Razr was a sweet looking phone

    Get Instagram, Wickr and Coinbase for buying weed/hash without leaving the house
    Planefinder to track exactly when your Mrs gets back in the country
    Picsart if you into phone shooping
    Hi-Q for recording private conversations and blackmailing people later
     
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    And Wahtsapp for free dick pics to family obviously
     
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    Madmick Zugzwang Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    Meh, they've gone downhill hard since Lenovo purchased them. Just another Chinese phone company I would avoid at this point. If taking that risk I would go Oneplus or Huawei.

    Google/HTC, Samsung, and LG are the lonely killers, now.
     
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    I had to force my dad to finally get a smart phone. The Motherfucker absolutely refused to get a new phone. Still had this tiny ass no screen 2012 phone.

    I refused to take him to his like, old person brunch at the casino until he got a new one at Verizon. Damn 76 year olds.
     
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    yea that new motorola has horrible specs although the design is cool.
     

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