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Re: Android versus iPhone....
« Reply #15 on: February 20, 2013, 07:14:00 PM »
I was just making fun of my former anti-Google stance where now it rules my life.

Well, even so...people stand resolute by their beliefs. It really bothers me. I mean, I don't care which way you go, really. But the whole one is better than the other thing is something that I see/read/hear once a day in one form or another. And - no! - one is not better than the other. Of course not.

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Re: Android versus iPhone....
« Reply #16 on: February 20, 2013, 07:53:49 PM »
What surprised me with setting up my Android phone is how I actually had a foot on both sides: all of my google stuff popping up automatically and without set up on my Android showed me that my iPhone just kept a dampener on my Google insertion.
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Re: Android versus iPhone....
« Reply #17 on: February 20, 2013, 08:33:43 PM »
RC had a Google insertion once.

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Re: Android versus iPhone....
« Reply #18 on: February 20, 2013, 08:44:19 PM »
*shudder*

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Re: Android versus iPhone....
« Reply #19 on: February 21, 2013, 12:27:25 AM »
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Re: Android versus iPhone....
« Reply #20 on: February 21, 2013, 07:20:58 AM »
Was I on the left side?
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Re: Android versus iPhone....
« Reply #21 on: February 21, 2013, 07:22:14 AM »
Nacho: any non-obvious apps/widgets you'd recommend?

P.S. I'm having a hard time finding a non-gay weather widget.
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Re: Android versus iPhone....
« Reply #22 on: February 21, 2013, 08:09:14 AM »
Nacho: any non-obvious apps/widgets you'd recommend?

P.S. I'm having a hard time finding a non-gay weather widget.


I use Weatherbug. Aldiko's a nice book reader, avast for anti-virus (or AVG). Google Sky Map for drunken nights in the south of France. Out of Milk for shopping. Gentle Alarm replaces my normal alarm. Quick Office, of course. I use tape-a-talk to record my death screams on the Metro when zombies attack.

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Re: Android versus iPhone....
« Reply #23 on: February 21, 2013, 11:31:12 PM »
Weatherbug was a great recommendation, thanks! I also picked up Gentle Alarm.

I have the usual Facebook/Twitter bla bla bla... Flipboard, Google Maps, Youtube etc. as well as TED, Kobo - Google's reader - and Kindle, Sky Maps is sorted and I also have RetroArch (recommended by a nerd friend) which is a pretty cool emulator for every kind of game up to PS1 standard. Games must be found elsewhere though.

And Dolphin browser is much better than Chrome: smoother, with better HTML5 support. I downloaded Nova 2.0 launcher with a couple of themes with which to play around.

Anything I'm missing?

What about good music players...?
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Re: Android versus iPhone....
« Reply #24 on: February 22, 2013, 12:16:10 AM »
Another annoying Android newbie question - why am I having bother with merging apps into folders?

For example, I have a folder entitled, "Utilities" for things like Google Drive, Navigation etc... won't let me add things into it, and when I took one out wouldn't let me put it back in.

This a launcher settings problems or some gay shit to do with google?
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Re: Android versus iPhone....
« Reply #25 on: February 22, 2013, 09:01:09 AM »
I just use "My Music" -- which should be standard -- for music. But I'm not a big music on the phone guy because I'm convinced DC is full of killers. Also, I tend to just fall down the Pandora hole when I use it in my car.

"My Files" -- also standard? -- helps with moving files around. Though I know there are other programs out there, and used to use them on the Droid 3. I'll have a look around.

For the most part, I just jack the phone into the PC and treat it like a jump drive.

Though I do know that some things can't be toyed with and moved around. File management will be the first negative experience outside of the iGarden! In PC land, the Files of Nod move about freely and only answer to the rule of law when it suits them.

I haven't tried Dolphin...but will now, because fuck the standard browser (and stupid Firefox).


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Re: Android versus iPhone....
« Reply #26 on: February 22, 2013, 05:29:02 PM »
Monkey, I'm interested to see your thoughts on Google Navigation across the pond there.

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Re: Android versus iPhone....
« Reply #27 on: February 22, 2013, 05:39:03 PM »
Man, I live by it...

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Re: Android versus iPhone....
« Reply #28 on: February 23, 2013, 11:21:54 AM »
'Navigation' as in car sat-nav?

I won't need it.
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Re: Android versus iPhone....
« Reply #29 on: February 23, 2013, 11:30:39 AM »
Mmm... Samsung's proprietary backup/connection/sync software is posing some problems.
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