Home Mail MemberMap Chat (0) Wallpapers
Go Back   ChiefsPlanet > The Ed & Dave Lounge > Media Center

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-01-2010, 07:59 PM  
DaFace DaFace is offline
Version 3.0
 
DaFace's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Donkey Land
Casino cash: $5291
Killer apps for Android?

Since there's an iPhone version, I figured I'd start a Droid version. After being handcuffed by Sprint's SERO plan for the past two years, I finally ordered my LG Optimus S last night. It'll be here in about 24 hours. So, what toys should I play with when it arrives?
Posts: 27,949
DaFace is obviously part of the inner Circle.DaFace is obviously part of the inner Circle.DaFace is obviously part of the inner Circle.DaFace is obviously part of the inner Circle.DaFace is obviously part of the inner Circle.DaFace is obviously part of the inner Circle.DaFace is obviously part of the inner Circle.DaFace is obviously part of the inner Circle.DaFace is obviously part of the inner Circle.DaFace is obviously part of the inner Circle.DaFace is obviously part of the inner Circle.
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2011, 08:39 AM   #346
loochy loochy is online now
That's what she said.
 
loochy's Avatar
 

Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: TECKSIS
Casino cash: $6300
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dave View Post
Tapatalk is free on Getjar
Thanks! I'm picking it up as we speak.

Edit: I mean I'm picking it up right now...since we aren't actually speaking. It's a message board!
__________________
Please note that any racist, sexist, or otherwise outrageous opinions expressed in this post have been made for comedic or trolling purposes only and are not the actual opinions of loochy or any affiliated entities. Reader discretion is advised.

Quote:
Originally Posted by big nasty kcnut View Post
yeah i may be a retard but I'll be the one banging your girlfriend when you're out with your friends.
Posts: 18,290
loochy is obviously part of the inner Circle.loochy is obviously part of the inner Circle.loochy is obviously part of the inner Circle.loochy is obviously part of the inner Circle.loochy is obviously part of the inner Circle.loochy is obviously part of the inner Circle.loochy is obviously part of the inner Circle.loochy is obviously part of the inner Circle.loochy is obviously part of the inner Circle.loochy is obviously part of the inner Circle.loochy is obviously part of the inner Circle.
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2011, 10:50 PM   #347
Guru Guru is offline
Win a playoff game will ya!!!!
 
Guru's Avatar
 

Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Middle of the USA
Casino cash: $5640
VARSITY
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dave View Post
Tapatalk is free on Getjar
Not getting it.

Posted from my wireless keyboard at work.
__________________
Same as it ever was.
Posts: 53,131
Guru is obviously part of the inner Circle.Guru is obviously part of the inner Circle.Guru is obviously part of the inner Circle.Guru is obviously part of the inner Circle.Guru is obviously part of the inner Circle.Guru is obviously part of the inner Circle.Guru is obviously part of the inner Circle.Guru is obviously part of the inner Circle.Guru is obviously part of the inner Circle.Guru is obviously part of the inner Circle.Guru is obviously part of the inner Circle.
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-20-2011, 08:38 AM   #348
Huffmeister Huffmeister is offline
Veteran
 

Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Kansas City, MO
Casino cash: $5075
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dave View Post
Tapatalk is free on Getjar
So how does Getjar work? Do you just download the apps from their site, upload them to your phone, and then install them? Do you have to root your phone in order to use it?

Anything to worry about, security wise? It just seems "too good to be true" that apps that go for $2-$4 on the Android Market are free on Getjar.
Posts: 1,157
Huffmeister would the whole thing.Huffmeister would the whole thing.Huffmeister would the whole thing.Huffmeister would the whole thing.Huffmeister would the whole thing.Huffmeister would the whole thing.Huffmeister would the whole thing.Huffmeister would the whole thing.Huffmeister would the whole thing.Huffmeister would the whole thing.Huffmeister would the whole thing.
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-20-2011, 09:33 AM   #349
loochy loochy is online now
That's what she said.
 
loochy's Avatar
 

Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: TECKSIS
Casino cash: $6300
Quote:
Originally Posted by Huffmeister View Post
So how does Getjar work? Do you just download the apps from their site, upload them to your phone, and then install them? Do you have to root your phone in order to use it?

Anything to worry about, security wise? It just seems "too good to be true" that apps that go for $2-$4 on the Android Market are free on Getjar.
Just install the Getjar app, then you get your free apps from that. They are listed under the Gold Star section.
__________________
Please note that any racist, sexist, or otherwise outrageous opinions expressed in this post have been made for comedic or trolling purposes only and are not the actual opinions of loochy or any affiliated entities. Reader discretion is advised.

Quote:
Originally Posted by big nasty kcnut View Post
yeah i may be a retard but I'll be the one banging your girlfriend when you're out with your friends.
Posts: 18,290
loochy is obviously part of the inner Circle.loochy is obviously part of the inner Circle.loochy is obviously part of the inner Circle.loochy is obviously part of the inner Circle.loochy is obviously part of the inner Circle.loochy is obviously part of the inner Circle.loochy is obviously part of the inner Circle.loochy is obviously part of the inner Circle.loochy is obviously part of the inner Circle.loochy is obviously part of the inner Circle.loochy is obviously part of the inner Circle.
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-20-2011, 11:42 AM   #350
KevB KevB is offline
Agree to Disagree
 
KevB's Avatar
 

Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: The State of Euphoria
Casino cash: $5524
Quote:
Originally Posted by Guru View Post
Not getting it.

Posted from my wireless keyboard at work.
LOL
__________________
Q: Did you know something was wrong right away?

HUARD: “Yeah, it was just kind of a funny feeling in my groin.”
Posts: 9,884
KevB would the whole thing.KevB would the whole thing.KevB would the whole thing.KevB would the whole thing.KevB would the whole thing.KevB would the whole thing.KevB would the whole thing.KevB would the whole thing.KevB would the whole thing.KevB would the whole thing.KevB would the whole thing.
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-20-2011, 01:03 PM   #351
WoodDraw WoodDraw is offline
Veteran
 
WoodDraw's Avatar
 

Join Date: Mar 2004
Casino cash: $5000
Quote:
Originally Posted by CoMoChief View Post
So I have the Google Nexus S....not really smart with these new smart phones....just getting used to typing texting with the touchscreen keypad and still annoying considering I've been using the slide out qwerty (sp?) keypad.

So anyone root w/ this phone, as previously posted, the sprint guy says not to root your google phone etc. I dont know how so I wouldn't do it myself, but will it allow me to access more wifi etc?
I know this is old, but I just read through the last few posts in this thread.

I've said it before, but the Android development community is incredibly overrated. Most of their work is absolute shit, and completely unsupported. And you have to remember, many of these "custom ROMS" don't involve any real coding or knowledge of the real workings of Android by their authors. It's like downloading one of those old register tweaks for Windows. Mostly they're just skins and edits to settings, along with some bug fixes/modifications, almost always taken from one of the few real Android developers that knows what they are doing.

So when people always talk about root and Android, I always say be cautious. Even more cautious when you start thinking about flashing a custom ROM. I rooted my phone, flashed several of the popular ROMS, and I was disappointed by all. Once Samsung released official FROYO for my phone, I flashed back to stock and haven't regretted it since. And even more, I haven't even felt the need to root it again.

There are some exceptions, especially with the AOSP projects and with developers that support legacy devices. And mainly, rooting to get rid of bloatware and stupid limitations dictated by carriers. But mostly, it doesn't bring much to the average person.
Posts: 3,784
WoodDraw has just been standing around suckin' on a big ol' chili dog.WoodDraw has just been standing around suckin' on a big ol' chili dog.WoodDraw has just been standing around suckin' on a big ol' chili dog.WoodDraw has just been standing around suckin' on a big ol' chili dog.WoodDraw has just been standing around suckin' on a big ol' chili dog.WoodDraw has just been standing around suckin' on a big ol' chili dog.WoodDraw has just been standing around suckin' on a big ol' chili dog.WoodDraw has just been standing around suckin' on a big ol' chili dog.WoodDraw has just been standing around suckin' on a big ol' chili dog.WoodDraw has just been standing around suckin' on a big ol' chili dog.WoodDraw has just been standing around suckin' on a big ol' chili dog.
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-20-2011, 01:16 PM   #352
DaFace DaFace is offline
Version 3.0
 
DaFace's Avatar
 

Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Donkey Land
Casino cash: $5291
Quote:
Originally Posted by WoodDraw View Post
I know this is old, but I just read through the last few posts in this thread.

I've said it before, but the Android development community is incredibly overrated. Most of their work is absolute shit, and completely unsupported. And you have to remember, many of these "custom ROMS" don't involve any real coding or knowledge of the real workings of Android by their authors. It's like downloading one of those old register tweaks for Windows. Mostly they're just skins and edits to settings, along with some bug fixes/modifications, almost always taken from one of the few real Android developers that knows what they are doing.

So when people always talk about root and Android, I always say be cautious. Even more cautious when you start thinking about flashing a custom ROM. I rooted my phone, flashed several of the popular ROMS, and I was disappointed by all. Once Samsung released official FROYO for my phone, I flashed back to stock and haven't regretted it since. And even more, I haven't even felt the need to root it again.

There are some exceptions, especially with the AOSP projects and with developers that support legacy devices. And mainly, rooting to get rid of bloatware and stupid limitations dictated by carriers. But mostly, it doesn't bring much to the average person.
You acknowledge it a little in your post, but just to be clear, I think there's a huge difference in "rooting" and running a "custom ROM" in terms of value. The former unlocks a ton of useful apps (Wireless Tether perhaps being the biggest one) and is really pretty safe as long as you use a method that a lot of others have used.

Custom ROMs, on the other hand, vary widely. If you've got a phone that the CM7 team is working on, that's worth it. Most of the rest are crap. However, I will say that I've loved the one I'm running right now, which is just the Sprint stock ROM with all of the bloat removed.
Posts: 27,949
DaFace is obviously part of the inner Circle.DaFace is obviously part of the inner Circle.DaFace is obviously part of the inner Circle.DaFace is obviously part of the inner Circle.DaFace is obviously part of the inner Circle.DaFace is obviously part of the inner Circle.DaFace is obviously part of the inner Circle.DaFace is obviously part of the inner Circle.DaFace is obviously part of the inner Circle.DaFace is obviously part of the inner Circle.DaFace is obviously part of the inner Circle.
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-20-2011, 01:19 PM   #353
BigMeatballDave BigMeatballDave is online now
That's a spicy meatball!
 
BigMeatballDave's Avatar
 

Join Date: Aug 2000
Casino cash: $5912
Quote:
Originally Posted by WoodDraw View Post
I know this is old, but I just read through the last few posts in this thread.

I've said it before, but the Android development community is incredibly overrated. Most of their work is absolute shit, and completely unsupported. And you have to remember, many of these "custom ROMS" don't involve any real coding or knowledge of the real workings of Android by their authors. It's like downloading one of those old register tweaks for Windows. Mostly they're just skins and edits to settings, along with some bug fixes/modifications, almost always taken from one of the few real Android developers that knows what they are doing.

So when people always talk about root and Android, I always say be cautious. Even more cautious when you start thinking about flashing a custom ROM. I rooted my phone, flashed several of the popular ROMS, and I was disappointed by all. Once Samsung released official FROYO for my phone, I flashed back to stock and haven't regretted it since. And even more, I haven't even felt the need to root it again.

There are some exceptions, especially with the AOSP projects and with developers that support legacy devices. And mainly, rooting to get rid of bloatware and stupid limitations dictated by carriers. But mostly, it doesn't bring much to the average person.
Kill Yourself
Posts: 50,728
BigMeatballDave has enough rep power to blowy ou to bits.BigMeatballDave has enough rep power to blowy ou to bits.BigMeatballDave has enough rep power to blowy ou to bits.BigMeatballDave has enough rep power to blowy ou to bits.BigMeatballDave has enough rep power to blowy ou to bits.BigMeatballDave has enough rep power to blowy ou to bits.BigMeatballDave has enough rep power to blowy ou to bits.BigMeatballDave has enough rep power to blowy ou to bits.BigMeatballDave has enough rep power to blowy ou to bits.BigMeatballDave has enough rep power to blowy ou to bits.BigMeatballDave has enough rep power to blowy ou to bits.
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-20-2011, 01:29 PM   #354
vailpass vailpass is offline
Yah Mules!
 
vailpass's Avatar
 

Join Date: Sep 2001
Casino cash: $5465
Quote:
Originally Posted by WoodDraw View Post
I know this is old, but I just read through the last few posts in this thread.

I've said it before, but the Android development community is incredibly overrated. Most of their work is absolute shit, and completely unsupported. And you have to remember, many of these "custom ROMS" don't involve any real coding or knowledge of the real workings of Android by their authors. It's like downloading one of those old register tweaks for Windows. Mostly they're just skins and edits to settings, along with some bug fixes/modifications, almost always taken from one of the few real Android developers that knows what they are doing.

So when people always talk about root and Android, I always say be cautious. Even more cautious when you start thinking about flashing a custom ROM. I rooted my phone, flashed several of the popular ROMS, and I was disappointed by all. Once Samsung released official FROYO for my phone, I flashed back to stock and haven't regretted it since. And even more, I haven't even felt the need to root it again.

There are some exceptions, especially with the AOSP projects and with developers that support legacy devices. And mainly, rooting to get rid of bloatware and stupid limitations dictated by carriers. But mostly, it doesn't bring much to the average person.

Thanks for this useles and completely inaccurate tip. Best wishes for full recovery from whatever it was that cut off the oxygen to your brain.
__________________
It don't matter what line we hand you
When we come a crawlin' in.
We ain't wrong, we ain't sorry,
An' it's probably gonna happen again.

T. Byrd
Posts: 36,626
vailpass is obviously part of the inner Circle.vailpass is obviously part of the inner Circle.vailpass is obviously part of the inner Circle.vailpass is obviously part of the inner Circle.vailpass is obviously part of the inner Circle.vailpass is obviously part of the inner Circle.vailpass is obviously part of the inner Circle.vailpass is obviously part of the inner Circle.vailpass is obviously part of the inner Circle.vailpass is obviously part of the inner Circle.vailpass is obviously part of the inner Circle.
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-20-2011, 01:39 PM   #355
mikeyis4dcats. mikeyis4dcats. is offline
Scarlett Johansson's boytoy
 
mikeyis4dcats.'s Avatar
 

Join Date: Nov 2006
Casino cash: $5347
Quote:
Originally Posted by DaFace View Post
You acknowledge it a little in your post, but just to be clear, I think there's a huge difference in "rooting" and running a "custom ROM" in terms of value. The former unlocks a ton of useful apps (Wireless Tether perhaps being the biggest one) and is really pretty safe as long as you use a method that a lot of others have used.

Custom ROMs, on the other hand, vary widely. If you've got a phone that the CM7 team is working on, that's worth it. Most of the rest are crap. However, I will say that I've loved the one I'm running right now, which is just the Sprint stock ROM with all of the bloat removed.
I hated the mikmik ROM, but am liking Swagged Out Stock pretty well.
__________________
Originally Posted by KC_Connection
I am a pillowbiter.

Posts: 9,592
mikeyis4dcats. Forgot to Remove His Claytex and Got Toxic Shock Syndrome.mikeyis4dcats. Forgot to Remove His Claytex and Got Toxic Shock Syndrome.mikeyis4dcats. Forgot to Remove His Claytex and Got Toxic Shock Syndrome.mikeyis4dcats. Forgot to Remove His Claytex and Got Toxic Shock Syndrome.mikeyis4dcats. Forgot to Remove His Claytex and Got Toxic Shock Syndrome.mikeyis4dcats. Forgot to Remove His Claytex and Got Toxic Shock Syndrome.mikeyis4dcats. Forgot to Remove His Claytex and Got Toxic Shock Syndrome.mikeyis4dcats. Forgot to Remove His Claytex and Got Toxic Shock Syndrome.mikeyis4dcats. Forgot to Remove His Claytex and Got Toxic Shock Syndrome.mikeyis4dcats. Forgot to Remove His Claytex and Got Toxic Shock Syndrome.mikeyis4dcats. Forgot to Remove His Claytex and Got Toxic Shock Syndrome.
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-20-2011, 01:42 PM   #356
KevB KevB is offline
Agree to Disagree
 
KevB's Avatar
 

Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: The State of Euphoria
Casino cash: $5524
Quote:
Originally Posted by mikeyis4dcats. View Post
I hated the mikmik ROM, but am liking Swagged Out Stock pretty well.
I'm still using Myn's Warmtwopointtwo (RLS5) on my EVO and I've loved it.
__________________
Q: Did you know something was wrong right away?

HUARD: “Yeah, it was just kind of a funny feeling in my groin.”
Posts: 9,884
KevB would the whole thing.KevB would the whole thing.KevB would the whole thing.KevB would the whole thing.KevB would the whole thing.KevB would the whole thing.KevB would the whole thing.KevB would the whole thing.KevB would the whole thing.KevB would the whole thing.KevB would the whole thing.
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-20-2011, 02:01 PM   #357
WoodDraw WoodDraw is offline
Veteran
 
WoodDraw's Avatar
 

Join Date: Mar 2004
Casino cash: $5000
Quote:
Originally Posted by DaFace View Post
You acknowledge it a little in your post, but just to be clear, I think there's a huge difference in "rooting" and running a "custom ROM" in terms of value. The former unlocks a ton of useful apps (Wireless Tether perhaps being the biggest one) and is really pretty safe as long as you use a method that a lot of others have used.

Custom ROMs, on the other hand, vary widely. If you've got a phone that the CM7 team is working on, that's worth it. Most of the rest are crap. However, I will say that I've loved the one I'm running right now, which is just the Sprint stock ROM with all of the bloat removed.
Eeek. A lot of strong responses here. I'll respond to yours because it's the only one that really stated a point. But I did say I support AOSP builds, and CM7 is the best example of that. They are one of the few independent Android developers that actually support their product, and they do amazing stuff for Android.

I think too often Android defenders use the "it's open" defense as a reason to adopt the software, where in reality, the development isn't very strong outside of the app space and AOSP community. If you want to root to get a program, more power to you. If you want to root because you think you can improve your phone with a new ROM released on XDA, I think you should at least educate yourself.
Posts: 3,784
WoodDraw has just been standing around suckin' on a big ol' chili dog.WoodDraw has just been standing around suckin' on a big ol' chili dog.WoodDraw has just been standing around suckin' on a big ol' chili dog.WoodDraw has just been standing around suckin' on a big ol' chili dog.WoodDraw has just been standing around suckin' on a big ol' chili dog.WoodDraw has just been standing around suckin' on a big ol' chili dog.WoodDraw has just been standing around suckin' on a big ol' chili dog.WoodDraw has just been standing around suckin' on a big ol' chili dog.WoodDraw has just been standing around suckin' on a big ol' chili dog.WoodDraw has just been standing around suckin' on a big ol' chili dog.WoodDraw has just been standing around suckin' on a big ol' chili dog.
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-20-2011, 02:17 PM   #358
3rd&48ers 3rd&48ers is offline
Molôn Labé
 
3rd&48ers's Avatar
 

Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: North Carolina
Casino cash: $5587
get anything you want from 4shared too
Posts: 18,942
3rd&48ers has an IQ even higher than Frankie's.3rd&48ers has an IQ even higher than Frankie's.3rd&48ers has an IQ even higher than Frankie's.3rd&48ers has an IQ even higher than Frankie's.3rd&48ers has an IQ even higher than Frankie's.3rd&48ers has an IQ even higher than Frankie's.3rd&48ers has an IQ even higher than Frankie's.3rd&48ers has an IQ even higher than Frankie's.3rd&48ers has an IQ even higher than Frankie's.3rd&48ers has an IQ even higher than Frankie's.3rd&48ers has an IQ even higher than Frankie's.
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-20-2011, 03:21 PM   #359
vailpass vailpass is offline
Yah Mules!
 
vailpass's Avatar
 

Join Date: Sep 2001
Casino cash: $5465
Quote:
Originally Posted by mikeyis4dcats. View Post
I hated the mikmik ROM, but am liking Swagged Out Stock pretty well.
I like the MikG 2.56. I 'm curious to know what you hated about it?
__________________
It don't matter what line we hand you
When we come a crawlin' in.
We ain't wrong, we ain't sorry,
An' it's probably gonna happen again.

T. Byrd
Posts: 36,626
vailpass is obviously part of the inner Circle.vailpass is obviously part of the inner Circle.vailpass is obviously part of the inner Circle.vailpass is obviously part of the inner Circle.vailpass is obviously part of the inner Circle.vailpass is obviously part of the inner Circle.vailpass is obviously part of the inner Circle.vailpass is obviously part of the inner Circle.vailpass is obviously part of the inner Circle.vailpass is obviously part of the inner Circle.vailpass is obviously part of the inner Circle.
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2011, 07:13 PM   #360
jspchief jspchief is offline
BAMF
 
jspchief's Avatar
 

Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Your Face
Casino cash: $5312
Ok my wife is complaining about her battery life. I'm reluctant to use a task killer. Ideas?
__________________
Courage is not the absence of fear but rather the judgment that something is more important than fear.
The brave may not live forever but the cautious do not live at all.
Posts: 24,015
jspchief wants to die in a aids tree fire.jspchief wants to die in a aids tree fire.jspchief wants to die in a aids tree fire.jspchief wants to die in a aids tree fire.jspchief wants to die in a aids tree fire.jspchief wants to die in a aids tree fire.jspchief wants to die in a aids tree fire.jspchief wants to die in a aids tree fire.jspchief wants to die in a aids tree fire.jspchief wants to die in a aids tree fire.jspchief wants to die in a aids tree fire.
  Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump




All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:58 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.