New Android User – Questions..

Posted Jan 02, 2013 at 3:46 pm in Threads > Smartphones & Tablets

Hello everyone!

I have finally placed my 3.5 year old Blackberry to rest as my Nexus 4 arrived Dec 14! I love my new phone but, to this day, I am still getting used to it.

I am wondering what some good apps are and of any tips or tricks as there are only so many Youtube videos you can try to watch before they begin to repeat themselves.

Besides a couple of games I have downloaded “File Manager, eSound and Google translate”. Are there any other productivity apps, functional or even just cool apps that I should be looking into?

Is there anything like BBM or a cross chat app between phones for Android? I just liked the more social aspect of it but I am loving the Android Swype for texting!

I am wondering if there is a free app available so that you can lock apps of your choosing? Like locking Facebook, Twitter and even photos so that if I hand my phone over to someone that can’t snoop or update things?

Also, what is the best video watching app for movies of various coding?

**UPDATE 2**
Trying to watch embedded video’s that are not youtube really sucks in Chrome, do I need to download a new browser (if so what it the next best option) or do I have to download a codec pack or something?

The video starts and takes up the middle section of my screen, like 25% worth and you have to zoom in…etc…..pain in the butt!