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MUST HAVE PHONE APPs

*There is no benefit in having an iPhone so we don’t bother reviewing their apps. Most of these are available on both platforms though.

 

Where’s My Droid – Text a phrase or call from a special number in case your phone is lost. It gives you a text reply with location and sounds an alarm.

File Manager – Why this is not included on most current android phones I will never understand.

Opera / Chrome Browser – Fixes most websites you are struggling to visit on your phone.

Note Everything – Access your biz files and write on your phone then upload.

Speak it – Telling your phone what you need is easy with the iPhone and this Android app is catching up to the Serie technology. Combine it with the SVoice function which is standard on most 2015 android phones to do voice commands.

Get Human – This app puts you in touch with the fast route around automated systems so you can actually talk to a human!

Fire Chat – This allows you to use your phone as a 2 way radio when you are out of signal in a deadzone.

TeslaLED – flashlight, strobe light, dance lights

Adobe Reader – book reading

WinAmp/iheartRadio/SoundCloud/TuneIn Radio – Stream your favorite music and radio stations or playback podcasts.

 

 


 

UNLOCK Modification Apps

APN Backup Restore

Active Root

Super SU

Root Checker

Triangle Away

Titanium Backup

S Manager

Greenify

Root Explorer

 

COMMUNICATION

Heytell and TalkBox – voice or video texting/chatting is more personal for your vips. Not to mention quicker. There are delayed deliveries some times due to connection strength of both parties but it is reliable for the most part. Some newer phones have an issue with the talk button releasing which gets annoying but still gets the job done eventually. A good substitute for apple Facetime.

Skype – For keeping in touch with your international friends and family.

Music Winamp – Get all your favorite radio programs in the morning all in one location. I go with Hart Attack (Hart Fisher), Howard, Alex Jones, BBC world, NPR, Hawaiian, Native American and finish with Comedy.

Shazam – Gives you the info of any song you have playing by identifying the music or lyrics.

Ringtone Maker – very easy to use

Pictures PhotoShop – Allows you to jazz up any photo by customizing the look and doing art overlays.

Video Cam Illusion- Great for customizing videos.

TEXTING

Go Sms Pro – Mimics the iPhone texting emoticons. Fully customizable backgrounds and fonts etc.

GoogleVoice – Place calls and texts via free wifi instead of using minutes. Tons of customizing for voicemail options. It is too complicated to use and I will not have much to say about it unless I turn off my data/sms plan and need a new solution.

 

BUSINESS

AndroZip – Secure multiple files for sharing.

Lock – Lock your password files in case your phone is ever lost.

QR Coder – Make a quick Q code to share with people who have a smart phone. I do this instead of handing out cards to help save the trees.

Metals Spot tracker – Watch your silver and gold values so you know when to buy and sell.

Google Docs – Access work files with Note everything by storing them on G docs for access.

Shop Savvy Bar Code Scanner – Use this to find lowest prices near you or just basic info about anything with a bar code.

Exchange rates – Know your world market for travel.

Convert Units – Quickly figure oz. to liters etc.

Gas Buddy – Locate your closest deals for fuel.

YElp – Helps you locate places and compare reviews.

Maps and Nav – Don’t get lost!

Paper Karma – Remove junk mail with a simple photo snap.

VoxDox – eBook conversion to audio book

Kinomi Remote / Samsung Kies – Remote access between your laptop and phone.

S Translator – Learn new languages when you are bored.

 

 

GAMES

Popular – Words w/ Friends, Checkers, Chinese & Standard Chess, Pente, Tic Tac Toe, BattleShip, Soccer RS13

 

OTHER

Meetup – Stay connected with local parties and make new friends.  Translate – being multi lingual has many benefits in life.

 

FUN

Personal Jokes – Study often to improve your ice breaking communications.

WordPress

eBay

Craigslist

Pinterest

Instagram

BitTorrent – Audio/Video file finder

Fbook

Google Earth

Twitter

Dictionary

WebCams

 

OUTDOOR

gps

Best Knots (by Galaxy Point)

Fire Chat

Find Fresh Fruit – iPhone only app but the website works on android. Find free public land fruit near you.

 

What are some more of your favorite apps we should add to this list?

Software is constantly changing. Problematic virus’ and bugs are always circling your daily computer actions through social networks. To prevent problems from attacking your computer you must have the right defensive tools in place and if you do encounter problems, you must have the right tools to treat them.

Here is my most current list with PC links provided. You will have to change the search if you want the MAC files. IF you find my work helpful, please donate a couple dollars to our Helping Hands Causes by PayPal paid to user id: tfrentz@hotmail.com

1.) Use google chrome for your browser with the free “adblocker” plugin

https://www.google.com/intl/en/chrome/browser/

This will remove 99% of the ads the common internet browser encounters

 

2.) Peer Blocker

http://download.cnet.com/PeerBlock/3640-10435_4-75328692-2.html

This program protects your privacy from internet service provider employees snooping at your browsing activity. It runs algorithms that bounce your IP addresses around to make them harder to track. There are some bugs so you may need to install the previous program by the same PhoenixLabs.org group called Peer Guardian. The Net Neutrality Movement is fighting for your right to share digital content that is either public property or you have rights to. A large portion of people involved in the digital content industry would prefer to find a way to control these transfers but until the answer is implemented, most of them are trying to crush everyone fighting for the rights of the people. Follow:

#NetNeutrality on Twitter

SaveTheInternet.com

OpenInternet.gov

PhoenixLabs.org (PeerBlocker creators)

Robb Topolski (Case study vs. Comcast found in http://barbershoppunk.com/ documentary)
office: topolski@newamerica.net
Chief Technologist,
Open Technology Initiative @ New America Foundation
202-596-3426 (desk)   202-986-3696 (fax)
1899 L. St NW #400, Washington DC  20036
personal messages to: robb@funchords.com
Southeastern Mass 508-258-9284

 

3.) BitTorrent

http://download.cnet.com/BitTorrent/3000-2196_4-10211384.html?tag=mncol;1

A lot of the tools you need can be found with the help of fellow computer geeks sharing them through networks as torrent files for quicker user to user (peer to peer) transferring.

BitTorrent is my favorite program to use for this. Once you install the program you then put what ever you are looking for into a search engine like startpage.com and add the word “torrent” at the end. I recommend looking for sources within thePirateBay.com portal.

 

4.) SpyBot Search & Destroy

http://download.cnet.com/Spybot-Search-Destroy/3000-8022_4-10122137.html?tag=mncol;1

IF you are experiencing any activity out of the usual or error alerts, chances are that you somehow clicked on something bad. Use this program to help find the problems and remove them.

 

5.) Windows Washer

http://thepiratebay.sx/torrent/4114138/Windows_Washer_2008[CRACKED][DemonoidFan]

You may encounter error messages mentioning “cache” or memory problems. A lot of us forget to clear browser cache or don’t have settings set to limit how much data remains in our temp files and such. It is also important to consider what passwords and auto-fill data you allow to remain on website forms. Even if you never let someone else use your computer and it is locked up in a safe when you are not around, it is still a good idea to not store delicate passwords. This program will make sure all of these problems are taken care of.

 

6.) AVG FREE Anti-Virus

http://download.cnet.com/AVG-AntiVirus-Free-2014/3000-2239_4-10320142.html?tag=mncol;1

I have never read of any complaints nor have I ever had any problems with this anti virus program. Don’t spend money on one that tries to charge you renewal fees every few months.

 

7.) WinZip

http://thepiratebay.sx/torrent/8786565/WinZip_Pro_17.5_Build_10562_(32_-_64_bit)_[ChingLiu]

Use this program to secure any private files by locking them with a password.

 

8.) VLC Media Player

http://download.cnet.com/VLC-Media-Player/3000-13632_4-10267151.html?tag=mncol;2

Sometimes you will find files that do not play in Windows Media player or their audio is set very low. This program usually fixes these files.

 

9.) File Shredder

http://download.cnet.com/File-Shredder/3000-2144_4-10662831.html

Use this program when you want to make sure a private file is completely gone before handing over a hard drive or entire computer to some one you don’t trust etc.

 

10.) Drive Defragmentor

Search under Admin Tools options

Schedule this System task to run every week to keep your drive in peek condition

 

11.) Tweet Deck

http://download.cnet.com/TweetDeck/3000-12941_4-10914083.html?tag=mncol;1

This program allows you to keep tabs on the latest news events using twitter just like you would use a stock ticker to follow our bogus economy stock market and fake federal reserve financial system.

 

12.)PDA Net

http://pdanet.co/

In case you do not use TMobile which allows free tethering and hot spot hosting, this program allows you to use your phone to push data through your computer with only a yearly $15 renewal donation. Hope you did not foolishly let your old unlimited data plan slip away with your last phone upgrade and contract renewal?

 

WHAT OTHER PROGRAMS WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE ON OUR LIST?

email me today!  tfrentz@hotmail

 

 

TECH NOTES

(as I deal with problems from my readers I will post helpful notes here)

PROBLEM: Wireless Config Not working due to Microsoft Zero

SOLUTION:

This behavior occurs for several reasons. Some computer and hardware manufacturers provide their own configuration software that replaces the Wireless Zero Configuration service that is provided in Windows. In that case, you must use the software that is provided by the manufacturer to configure your wireless network. If you want to use the Wireless Network Setup Wizard or the View Available Wireless Networks feature to configure your wireless device, see the documentation that came with your computer or with your wireless network card. Use this documentation to determine whether you can use the Wireless Zero Configuration service to configure your wireless network. Sometimes, you cannot use the Windows functionality.

If your computer or your wireless network adapter did not come with its own wireless network software, follow these steps:
Click Start, click Run, type ncpa.cpl, and then click OK.
Click Network Connections.
In Network Connections, click to select your wireless connection, and then click Change settings of this connection.
On the Wireless Networks tab, click to select the Use Windows to configure my wireless network settings check box.

To start the Wireless Zero Configuration service, follow these steps:
Click Start, click Run, type %SystemRoot%\system32\services.msc /s, and then click OK.
Double-click Wireless Zero Configuration.
In the Startup type list, click Automatic, and then click Apply.
In the Service status area, click Start, and then click OK.