Author Topic: Android Phones - Apps and stuff  (Read 177402 times)

Offline buzzing

  • Fart bottling, Men and Motors watching, meat washing scaffold erector.
  • Believer
  • ******
  • Posts: 18,226
  • R.I.P
Re: Android Phones - Apps and stuff
« Reply #360 on: February 15, 2011, 11:01:24 AM »
Me too please
"You have to admire animals. Hamster spun round in a wheel three times bigger than him and abruptly lands on his back. Then just gets up and carries on as if nothing happened! If that was a human he'd be helicoptered to hospital, off work for 6 months have back issues for 20 years and then start legal proceedings against the wheels owner"

Offline simonchamp

  • Believer
  • ******
  • Posts: 1,103
Re: Android Phones - Apps and stuff
« Reply #361 on: February 15, 2011, 11:57:17 AM »
And me please!

Muchos gracias.
Justice - 22 years overdue.

Offline kev_goss

  • Lost: Remote control puppy. Please help reunite a tearful child with his pride and joy
  • RAWK Supporter
  • Believer
  • ******
  • Posts: 1,150
  • My new pup Betty
Re: Android Phones - Apps and stuff
« Reply #362 on: February 15, 2011, 03:35:18 PM »
Anyone else want the link?

Me please...




Anyone know any dunce proof guieds to rooting your phone???
It is very important to generate a good attitude, a good heart, as much as possible. From this, happiness in both the short term and the long term for both yourself and others will come.
Dalai Lama

Offline wz4jc3

  • Believer
  • ******
  • Posts: 2,827
  • 'You'll Never Walk Alone.'
    • Teach Maths
Re: Android Phones - Apps and stuff
« Reply #363 on: February 15, 2011, 06:26:15 PM »
Anyone else want the link?
Yes please,  thanks very much!

Offline Solomon Grundy

  • RAWK Supporter
  • Believer
  • ******
  • Posts: 41,978
  • LFC - Living rent-free in the heads of our rivals
Re: Android Phones - Apps and stuff
« Reply #364 on: February 15, 2011, 08:20:39 PM »
Anyone else want the link?

Me too please.

Offline Neoto

  • Anny Roader
  • ****
  • Posts: 472
  • $_$
Re: Android Phones - Apps and stuff
« Reply #365 on: February 16, 2011, 04:33:29 AM »
AirTwist for DoubleTwist is good. I have only recently discovered this.

https://market.android.com/details?id=com.doubleTwist.androidPlayer
https://market.android.com/details?id=com.doubleTwist.androidPlayerProKey

Wirelessly sync your music, photos and videos to your Android phone with a user interface similar to that of iTunes. Even lets you import your playlists from iTunes which is useful. You need AirTwist to do the wireless syncing. If you just get DoubleTwist you have to do it via your USB I believe.

Offline Caffeine

  • RAWK Supporter
  • Believer
  • ******
  • Posts: 6,381
Re: Android Phones - Apps and stuff
« Reply #366 on: February 16, 2011, 11:30:57 AM »
Anyone else want the link?

Thanks Neoto :)

Offline Caffeine

  • RAWK Supporter
  • Believer
  • ******
  • Posts: 6,381
Re: Android Phones - Apps and stuff
« Reply #367 on: February 16, 2011, 11:32:00 AM »
Anyone have a good golf app?

Let's Golf 2 is quite good but pretty slow loading times, you can only get it off the Gameloft website.

Offline freedom

  • Believer
  • ******
  • Posts: 10,516
  • ♥ You'll never walk alone ♥
Re: Android Phones - Apps and stuff
« Reply #368 on: February 16, 2011, 11:32:15 AM »
Bill Shankly: " A lot of football success is in the mind. You must believe you are the best and then make sure that you are. "

¤*¨¨*¤.¸¸...¸.¤*¨¨*¤.
\¸.¤ LIVERPOOL¤*¨*¤.
.\¸.¤*¨¨*¤.¸¸.¸.¤*¨¨*¤.
..\
☻/
.▌
/ \

Offline Something Else

  • that car's fine lookin' man (clearly insured with confused.com)
  • RAWK Supporter
  • Believer
  • ******
  • Posts: 33,205
  • Bazinga
  • Super Title: something else required
Re: Android Phones - Apps and stuff
« Reply #369 on: February 16, 2011, 11:45:09 AM »
Is there a free way to add music from my mac to my desire?

Offline phil_1010

  • Anny Roader
  • ****
  • Posts: 417
  • The Reds Are Coming Up The Hill Boys...
Re: Android Phones - Apps and stuff
« Reply #370 on: February 16, 2011, 11:56:45 AM »
Anyone else want the link?

Me please!

Offline Neoto

  • Anny Roader
  • ****
  • Posts: 472
  • $_$
Re: Android Phones - Apps and stuff
« Reply #371 on: February 16, 2011, 03:34:12 PM »
Is there a free way to add music from my mac to my desire?

Try that DoubleTwist app I talked about. There's a Mac client for it as well I think.

https://market.android.com/details?id=com.doubleTwist.androidPlayer

Offline Something Else

  • that car's fine lookin' man (clearly insured with confused.com)
  • RAWK Supporter
  • Believer
  • ******
  • Posts: 33,205
  • Bazinga
  • Super Title: something else required
Re: Android Phones - Apps and stuff
« Reply #372 on: February 16, 2011, 03:36:30 PM »
cheers mate will give it a pop

Offline Gigantic Lamb

  • Seeks huge jar of mint sauce for quiet nights in. I need to think of a really really long Custom title. As long as possible... Any ideas PM me....I dont even like mint sauce....Whats your sauce? I am Saucy ........are you?
  • RAWK Supporter
  • Believer
  • ******
  • Posts: 4,249
Re: Android Phones - Apps and stuff
« Reply #373 on: February 16, 2011, 06:07:29 PM »
Try that DoubleTwist app I talked about. There's a Mac client for it as well I think.

https://market.android.com/details?id=com.doubleTwist.androidPlayer
Thats what I use for my Mac,But I play all my music with this,check it out pal

 http://www.androidguys.com/2010/03/23/app-review-3-cubed/

Hope your getting on good with it SE
European Cups are like houses - Ultimately it's better to own than to rent.



http://twitter.com/giganticlamb

☆☆☆☆☆

Offline kev_goss

  • Lost: Remote control puppy. Please help reunite a tearful child with his pride and joy
  • RAWK Supporter
  • Believer
  • ******
  • Posts: 1,150
  • My new pup Betty
Re: Android Phones - Apps and stuff
« Reply #374 on: February 17, 2011, 12:51:13 AM »
Anyone know any dunce proof guieds to rooting your phone? Wanna do mine and not sure how.

Never mind done it.... Any good roms??
« Last Edit: February 17, 2011, 02:36:11 PM by kev_goss »
It is very important to generate a good attitude, a good heart, as much as possible. From this, happiness in both the short term and the long term for both yourself and others will come.
Dalai Lama

Offline Something Else

  • that car's fine lookin' man (clearly insured with confused.com)
  • RAWK Supporter
  • Believer
  • ******
  • Posts: 33,205
  • Bazinga
  • Super Title: something else required
Re: Android Phones - Apps and stuff
« Reply #375 on: February 17, 2011, 09:02:13 PM »
Thats what I use for my Mac,But I play all my music with this,check it out pal

 http://www.androidguys.com/2010/03/23/app-review-3-cubed/

Hope your getting on good with it SE
I like it

However a few improvements I would like
1 its not as good at editing text as iPhone as its hard to select specific position
2 seeing who a text is from when screen locked like on iPhone
3 will take time to find best set up and best app for music as there are options. Eventually this will be a plus but in short term its not as idiot proof as iPhone.

Offline wz4jc3

  • Believer
  • ******
  • Posts: 2,827
  • 'You'll Never Walk Alone.'
    • Teach Maths
Re: Android Phones - Apps and stuff
« Reply #376 on: February 17, 2011, 09:28:52 PM »
I like it

However a few improvements I would like
1 its not as good at editing text as iPhone as its hard to select specific position
2 seeing who a text is from when screen locked like on iPhone
3 will take time to find best set up and best app for music as there are options. Eventually this will be a plus but in short term its not as idiot proof as iPhone.
Have you tried the Handcent app for texts as that shows you text whilst phone is locked. Great app!

Offline Something Else

  • that car's fine lookin' man (clearly insured with confused.com)
  • RAWK Supporter
  • Believer
  • ******
  • Posts: 33,205
  • Bazinga
  • Super Title: something else required
Re: Android Phones - Apps and stuff
« Reply #377 on: February 17, 2011, 10:38:42 PM »
That text thing is great

Offline RedSeattleite

  • Main Stander
  • ***
  • Posts: 156
  • YNWA
Re: Android Phones - Apps and stuff
« Reply #378 on: February 18, 2011, 01:52:20 AM »
Anyone else want the link?

Yes pwease!!!
1492. We were taught to memorize this year with pride and joy as the year people began living full and imaginative lives on the continent of North America. Actually, people had been living full and imaginative lives on the continent  for hundreds of years before that. It was simply the year sea pirates began to rob, cheat , and kill them.

Offline Gigantic Lamb

  • Seeks huge jar of mint sauce for quiet nights in. I need to think of a really really long Custom title. As long as possible... Any ideas PM me....I dont even like mint sauce....Whats your sauce? I am Saucy ........are you?
  • RAWK Supporter
  • Believer
  • ******
  • Posts: 4,249
Re: Android Phones - Apps and stuff
« Reply #379 on: February 18, 2011, 11:51:35 AM »
Handcent app for texts

Very good app I use it all the time now....
European Cups are like houses - Ultimately it's better to own than to rent.



http://twitter.com/giganticlamb

☆☆☆☆☆

Offline ChaChaMooMoo

  • If a cow could dance and be a member of a football forum, this would be it. If he had no lips he'd be ChaChaOooOoo!
  • RAWK Supporter
  • Believer
  • ******
  • Posts: 5,433
  • Justice shall prevail. JFT96.
Re: Android Phones - Apps and stuff
« Reply #380 on: February 18, 2011, 12:44:24 PM »
[Offtopic - not related to Apps]

I am buying an android phone this month end. And I require the help of the gadget wizards to help me out on this. I have about 22 phones on the list (Only HTC and Motorola).

I liked these.

Motorola Milestone 2
Motorola DEFY
HTC Desire Z
HTC Desire HD
HTC Incredible S.

My requirements are a slider QWERTY/QWERTZ, googletalk and skype compatibility, FB/twitter connectivity, Google maps and above average talk time (say about 8 hours).

Suggestions?  Or any phone that I have missed out? :wave

Edit: I am not a gadget freak so I dunno if all android phone support the options in bold. Nevertheless, my requirements.
« Last Edit: February 18, 2011, 12:47:48 PM by ChaChaMooMoo »

Offline Something Else

  • that car's fine lookin' man (clearly insured with confused.com)
  • RAWK Supporter
  • Believer
  • ******
  • Posts: 33,205
  • Bazinga
  • Super Title: something else required
Re: Android Phones - Apps and stuff
« Reply #381 on: February 18, 2011, 01:07:43 PM »
[Offtopic - not related to Apps]

I am buying an android phone this month end. And I require the help of the gadget wizards to help me out on this. I have about 22 phones on the list (Only HTC and Motorola).

I liked these.

Motorola Milestone 2
Motorola DEFY
HTC Desire Z
HTC Desire HD
HTC Incredible S.

My requirements are a slider QWERTY/QWERTZ, googletalk and skype compatibility, FB/twitter connectivity, Google maps and above average talk time (say about 8 hours).

Suggestions?  Or any phone that I have missed out? :wave

Edit: I am not a gadget freak so I dunno if all android phone support the options in bold. Nevertheless, my requirements.

the only limitation there i can see is the slider qwerty keyboard

I am very impressed with my desire

Offline ChaChaMooMoo

  • If a cow could dance and be a member of a football forum, this would be it. If he had no lips he'd be ChaChaOooOoo!
  • RAWK Supporter
  • Believer
  • ******
  • Posts: 5,433
  • Justice shall prevail. JFT96.
Re: Android Phones - Apps and stuff
« Reply #382 on: February 18, 2011, 01:31:14 PM »
the only limitation there i can see is the slider qwerty keyboard

I am very impressed with my desire

Mate, My hatred of touchscreen phones began with the Nokia 5800 and continued to the HTC cruise touch. Mainly because they are prone to typos when typing quickly.

I dont mind sacrificing the QWERTY for a touchscreen if its reliable and less prone to such errors. But QWERTY is preferred.

Offline Something Else

  • that car's fine lookin' man (clearly insured with confused.com)
  • RAWK Supporter
  • Believer
  • ******
  • Posts: 33,205
  • Bazinga
  • Super Title: something else required
Re: Android Phones - Apps and stuff
« Reply #383 on: February 18, 2011, 01:34:23 PM »
Mate, My hatred of touchscreen phones began with the Nokia 5800 and continued to the HTC cruise touch. Mainly because they are prone to typos when typing quickly.

I dont mind sacrificing the QWERTY for a touchscreen if its reliable and less prone to such errors. But QWERTY is preferred.

I have the desire, having had the iphones including iphone 4. I have got used to it and now find it quite easy. There is always the odd typo but the way the desire works, and im sure all android, is that they give you a selection so if your wrong it will auto change it or you can pick it yourself. Only thing i miss from iphone is the magnifying glass for chosing a specific region

The rest of what you are asking seems possible for all of the phones, but best to check with someone who has got one of those you listed to explain more.

If you fancy a cheaper option though, the desire is top draw

Offline LOKKO

  • Believer
  • ******
  • Posts: 1,647
  • what chu talkin' bout willis?
Re: Android Phones - Apps and stuff
« Reply #384 on: February 18, 2011, 01:56:35 PM »
Mate, My hatred of touchscreen phones began with the Nokia 5800 and continued to the HTC cruise touch. Mainly because they are prone to typos when typing quickly.

I dont mind sacrificing the QWERTY for a touchscreen if its reliable and less prone to such errors. But QWERTY is preferred.




which ever phone you end up getting use swype its the best keyboard going for me

Offline Spanish Al

  • RAWK Scribe
  • Believer
  • ******
  • Posts: 7,438
Re: Android Phones - Apps and stuff
« Reply #385 on: February 18, 2011, 02:04:10 PM »



which ever phone you end up getting use swype its the best keyboard going for me

Is this still on the Android market? When you type in swype it doesnt appear in the list of apps.
Rafa Benitez: "I’ll always keep in my heart the good times I’ve had here, the strong and loyal support of the fans in the tough times and the love from Liverpool. I have no words to thank you enough for all these years and I am very proud to say that I was your manager."

Offline ChaChaMooMoo

  • If a cow could dance and be a member of a football forum, this would be it. If he had no lips he'd be ChaChaOooOoo!
  • RAWK Supporter
  • Believer
  • ******
  • Posts: 5,433
  • Justice shall prevail. JFT96.
Re: Android Phones - Apps and stuff
« Reply #386 on: February 18, 2011, 02:04:22 PM »
I have the desire, having had the iphones including iphone 4. I have got used to it and now find it quite easy. There is always the odd typo but the way the desire works, and im sure all android, is that they give you a selection so if your wrong it will auto change it or you can pick it yourself. Only thing i miss from iphone is the magnifying glass for chosing a specific region

The rest of what you are asking seems possible for all of the phones, but best to check with someone who has got one of those you listed to explain more.

If you fancy a cheaper option though, the desire is top draw
Fair points there.
I will wander around a little and , if nothing seems to work out, go with Desire. Ta.  :wave

which ever phone you end up getting use swype its the best keyboard going for me
Getting the right phone is the first step mate.  :P
And if it happens to be a touchscreen, then SWYPE. No doubts.

Offline LOKKO

  • Believer
  • ******
  • Posts: 1,647
  • what chu talkin' bout willis?
Re: Android Phones - Apps and stuff
« Reply #387 on: February 18, 2011, 02:07:15 PM »
Is this still on the Android market? When you type in swype it doesnt appear in the list of apps.

http://beta.swype.com/

Offline PaulV

  • RAWK Pope
  • RAWK Supporter
  • Kopite
  • ******
  • Posts: 636
Re: Android Phones - Apps and stuff
« Reply #388 on: February 18, 2011, 03:32:16 PM »
I have the desire, having had the iphones including iphone 4. I have got used to it and now find it quite easy. There is always the odd typo but the way the desire works, and im sure all android, is that they give you a selection so if your wrong it will auto change it or you can pick it yourself.
Another vote for Swype. Swype is the best keyboard I have used. It occasionally gets turned off, but simple to reenable it.
Quote
Only thing i miss from iphone is the magnifying glass for chosing a specific region
If you are selecting from a web page or email, hold down on the touch screen until the start and end markers appear. Dragging one or the other marker should pop up a magnifier window. When editing some text you are writing, it took me a while to realise that you can move the cursor point using the optical trackball on the Desire.

For SMS, I am now using GoSMS as it is smaller than Handcent. For twitter, I am using Twicca. Other apps I use regularly are ColorNote, CardioTrainer, Sky+ and Our Groceries

Another fantastic app is Tasker (paid - £3.50) which allows you to script actions. I have a couple set which help me to find my phone if I mislay it - the first script on receipt of an SMS message containing a certain code, turns on GPS, finds the current position of the phone and sends it back in an SMS. The second script I use; on receipt of a different code in an SMS, turns the ringer on full volume then rings it.

Get it from their site (http://tasker.dinglisch.net/) and you can get a 7 day free trial to play around with it and see if it will do what you want. It is also cheaper to buy direct than from the market. Example scripts at http://tasker.wikidot.com/profile-index
To many people have discovered "Football Manager" and now they all think they are Kenny but alas so many end up as Roy

Offline PaulV

  • RAWK Pope
  • RAWK Supporter
  • Kopite
  • ******
  • Posts: 636
Re: Android Phones - Apps and stuff
« Reply #389 on: February 18, 2011, 04:00:16 PM »
http://beta.swype.com/
Just upgraded to the latest version. There is now a voice to text button (which seems to work), and also if you swipe from the Swype button to the SYM button (next to it), you get a keyboard which allows you to move the cursor around and cut and paste easily.
To many people have discovered "Football Manager" and now they all think they are Kenny but alas so many end up as Roy

Offline kev_goss

  • Lost: Remote control puppy. Please help reunite a tearful child with his pride and joy
  • RAWK Supporter
  • Believer
  • ******
  • Posts: 1,150
  • My new pup Betty
Re: Android Phones - Apps and stuff
« Reply #390 on: February 19, 2011, 01:08:36 AM »
I use the slide it keyboard and think its very good. Used swipe and couldn't get the hang of it. Just rooted my phone anyone know any good aps got root?
It is very important to generate a good attitude, a good heart, as much as possible. From this, happiness in both the short term and the long term for both yourself and others will come.
Dalai Lama

Offline Surprise me.

  • Is 2" bigger than fordy87.....
  • Believer
  • ******
  • Posts: 11,703
  • Formerly El Torres.
Re: Android Phones - Apps and stuff
« Reply #391 on: February 19, 2011, 03:20:17 AM »
Does anyone use the Wifi hotspot feature on their phone? Is there an app out there to calculate data usage like 3G watchdog does when using the mobile network via the phone?
Android developer.

Offline Something Else

  • that car's fine lookin' man (clearly insured with confused.com)
  • RAWK Supporter
  • Believer
  • ******
  • Posts: 33,205
  • Bazinga
  • Super Title: something else required
Re: Android Phones - Apps and stuff
« Reply #392 on: February 20, 2011, 12:33:14 PM »
Alchemy is a must, may be late to it, but its bloody brill

Offline INABITSKI

  • An own-nut-fondling manly man's wool. Possibly.
  • RAWK Supporter
  • Believer
  • ******
  • Posts: 19,153
Re: Android Phones - Apps and stuff
« Reply #393 on: February 20, 2011, 12:45:18 PM »
Alchemy is a must, may be late to it, but its bloody brill

What is it?

Offline Something Else

  • that car's fine lookin' man (clearly insured with confused.com)
  • RAWK Supporter
  • Believer
  • ******
  • Posts: 33,205
  • Bazinga
  • Super Title: something else required
Re: Android Phones - Apps and stuff
« Reply #394 on: February 20, 2011, 12:50:48 PM »
What is it?

Its a game, very simple, you start off with four elements, and you have to make 360 elements from combining them (although they are not all elements in the scientific term)

You start off with water, fire, earth and wind, from there you start to make the remaining elements by combining any two you wish.


Offline INABITSKI

  • An own-nut-fondling manly man's wool. Possibly.
  • RAWK Supporter
  • Believer
  • ******
  • Posts: 19,153
Re: Android Phones - Apps and stuff
« Reply #395 on: February 20, 2011, 12:56:10 PM »
Its a game, very simple, you start off with four elements, and you have to make 360 elements from combining them (although they are not all elements in the scientific term)

You start off with water, fire, earth and wind, from there you start to make the remaining elements by combining any two you wish.



Might have a nosey later. Although Bubble Burst is a simple straight forward and to my liking.  :)

Offline Something Else

  • that car's fine lookin' man (clearly insured with confused.com)
  • RAWK Supporter
  • Believer
  • ******
  • Posts: 33,205
  • Bazinga
  • Super Title: something else required
Re: Android Phones - Apps and stuff
« Reply #396 on: February 20, 2011, 01:17:58 PM »
alchemy will ruin any social life you had, its very addictive.

Offline INABITSKI

  • An own-nut-fondling manly man's wool. Possibly.
  • RAWK Supporter
  • Believer
  • ******
  • Posts: 19,153
Re: Android Phones - Apps and stuff
« Reply #397 on: February 20, 2011, 01:39:14 PM »
I got addicted enough to Angry Birds until I completed it.

Offline Something Else

  • that car's fine lookin' man (clearly insured with confused.com)
  • RAWK Supporter
  • Believer
  • ******
  • Posts: 33,205
  • Bazinga
  • Super Title: something else required
Re: Android Phones - Apps and stuff
« Reply #398 on: February 20, 2011, 02:20:31 PM »
I got addicted enough to Angry Birds until I completed it.

yeah i beasted that and cover orange on my iphone

and cricket game, cant remember the name of it though but like spinner  cricket

Offline INABITSKI

  • An own-nut-fondling manly man's wool. Possibly.
  • RAWK Supporter
  • Believer
  • ******
  • Posts: 19,153
Re: Android Phones - Apps and stuff
« Reply #399 on: February 20, 2011, 02:57:28 PM »
I got addicted enough to Angry Birds until I completed it.

Said that and now just found an update with a new level.