First time android user questions etc

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  1. SrivashRaul999

    SrivashRaul999 New Member

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    Hi,

    I'm new here and was looking for a battery saver app for my old Xperia Arc S. I am not rooted and this Arc S is my first android phone (can't really afford the newer ones) so I am just learning the ropes of using it. I am on Android ver2.3.4 and Kernel 2.6.32.9-perf. I just observed that I have to charge it often daily to get it up and running. Is there a battery saver app that I can use for the Arc S..?

    Along this line might I ask also for better apps other than:

    Astro File Manager

    ClearMaster

    Media player app aside from the stock player..?

    Or better yet what maybe the "needed" apps for a newbie like me..?

    Second is that I seem to see that there aren't any firewall for droids that aren't rooted...I am concerned about sensitive info being passed on to sites from the permissions that I give. How do you keep safe from that..? I have AVG Pro from a promotion and it's still for a year.

    Thanks :)
     
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    zomnomnombie Active Member

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    -"Battery saver" apps consume more battery than they save.

    -Antivirus software also needlessly consumes battery life.

    -To protect from permissions giving access to sensitive info apply these principles in order:

    1) Don't install anything you're unsure of.

    2) Be wary of anything that gives access to your internet connection. They need this access to send your information.

    3) Use common sense. Ex: "No, this calculator app probably doesn't need access to my contacts and my internet connection..."
     
  3. SrivashRaul999

    SrivashRaul999 New Member

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    Thanks for the reply.

    Is there anything that you can advice about getting the most out of my battery..? Mine is a BA750 Lithium Ion which came with the Arc S.

    I am not always online with this phone so I turn on GPS, Wifi, Bluetooth. Data traffic disabled also. I usually download the apk files at the office and then install them when I get home.

    About permissions can I block those permissions that are not needed by the app whose asking it?
     
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    Hello everyone!
    I have several questions:
    The model of my phone is HTC, i like it totally, but when i download the app for android from the site People search - White pages - Background check - Find people for using it, there is always a mistake: fault, why can it be?
    The second question, do you know what way can I print screen on my mobile?

    Thanks in advance
     
  5. SrivashRaul999

    SrivashRaul999 New Member

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    Try this one,

    AndroidSPIN | How to take screenshots on your HTC AMAZE 4G -- No root Necessary!

    Regards :)