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    If you use Winamp or MediaMonkey for you home music and want to sync the play counts / ratings download PlayerPro. DoubleTwist also syncs but you have to use their desktop software. With PlayerPro you do have to copy the database into Winamp and then back to your phone.

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    Going Android myself in a week (i.e. as soon as the HTC Sensation is released) - will definitely look at these apps...

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    Dropbox, astro, wifinder, scrambled net (game), angry birds, iLbert and bbc news

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    I see AVG do an AV Android app. Do you reckon it's worth getting this, or an AV alternative?

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    Can't find Swype - could someone post a link to it please?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rawns View Post
    I see AVG do an AV Android app. Do you reckon it's worth getting this, or an AV alternative?
    Android is hung off Linux, so there is not such a need for AV software....

    However, I use the FREE www.mylookout.com

    I find that this does backups of contacts, pics and calls.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aerospacemango View Post
    Android is hung off Linux, so there is not such a need for AV software....

    However, I use the FREE www.mylookout.com

    I find that this does backups of contacts, pics and calls.
    That's such a bad attitude to have I'm afraid. It being Linux based does not automatically mean it doesn't have any malware. There are and always will be rogue applications available for Android. Sure, they may not be 'viruses' as such, but they are still damaging and dangerous. Something like AVG will be able to spot them and report them to you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    That's such a bad attitude to have I'm afraid. It being Linux based does not automatically mean it doesn't have any malware. There are and always will be rogue applications available for Android. Sure, they may not be 'viruses' as such, but they are still damaging and dangerous. Something like AVG will be able to spot them and report them to you.
    I think you'll find that I said "not SUCH a need", much in the same way that Mac users say it about Apple products.

    I put mylookout up because that it what I use, and in the last 9 months I've not had any problems. I can only speak from MY experience.

    As Android becomes more/the most popular OS for handheld devices, then I would expect to see an explosion of virus/spyware for them. But in the same way that people write viruses for Windows rather than Linux or iOS, they want to try to get onto the most popular format.

    The App market WILL have more and more fake programs come onto it....as can be seen from recent reports, but I would not advise anyone to try something that I haven't tried.
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    i use Juice defender to keep data streams down . free download from the app store. acccleaner is good for clearing the cache and avg for anti virus just in case

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    I have a galaxy S, has anyone discovered a Facebook app for it that actually works? Mine crashes all the time, doesn't support push notifications, and just generally sucks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rydra View Post
    I have a galaxy S, has anyone discovered a Facebook app for it that actually works? Mine crashes all the time, doesn't support push notifications, and just generally sucks.
    I don't use FB much but Seesmic seems to do most things.

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    Push notifications for Facebook have probably worked ... twice since I got my LG optimus. I get the email notification from facebook more often than push notifications!

    If your phone has GPS then Google Navigation and Google Maps are great fun to play with - using street view on an unknown destination is very handy.

    Other than that I have tonnes of free apps that seemed great at the time but I never use. Apps that I do use are

    Pulse - quite possibly the most fantastic RSS reader out there
    Opera Mini due to my lack of wiFi and decent mobile signal at home
    IMDB
    FBReader for the one ebook I own
    Go SMS
    WeightWatchers points calculator
    DuckDuckGo
    Official ebay and Paypal app
    9S Weather for it's pretty clock widget

    I had angry birds but my phone is too underpowered to cope with it.

    Be aware however that without a wifi connection or decent signal most apps are next to useless!

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    * BBC News is the best news reader I've found so far

    * Google Reader is handy too

    * eBay (get the latest one, 1.5.0.16, as it has a nicer interface and can list items from phone via bar code scan)

    * Google Maps/Navigator reasonable for a free satnav - the voice is a little annoying, but I like the use of road names, sometimes directions get repeated after I've made the turn but they are also given in plenty of time beforehand too.

    * Seesmic, integrates Facebook and Twitter into one (also allows multiple Twitter accounts) so a comment can be set as FB status and tweet in one. It shows everything in your news feed though, even things you've hidden on FB, so my feed is unreadable because of FarmVille updates. On the plus, you can "like" comments, wheres the FB official one will only allow you to "like" a status, not someone else's comment on it.

    * ChromeMarks to synchronise my bookmarks between laptop and phone (might need a Google account, not sure on that one...)



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