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  1. imnobba

    imnobba New Member

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    My first "smartphone", having had EnV2 and 3...work from home and travel with laptop but decided to take the leap. Having a bit of buyer's remorse after being away this weekend and having to STILL use laptop because email didn't work through Razr. This aside, when my husband and I wanted to take pictures of the two of us (as was easily done with EnV2 and 3), I found it almost impossible to do with Razr due to the size of the set and location of "button". Any suggestions?? I guess my other "issue" is that I have no clue what security apps are best and I think I've installed about four so far (clearly, overdoing it). Suggestions?:happy3:
     
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    It can all be a little frustrating at first. My advice is to take your time and enjoy it. You'll get a lot more out of Android than an iphone, or blackberry. As for security apps id say the app "Lookout" is good. You don't really need to worry about scanning apps for virus' because a virus infected app won't be making its way to the app store. If you happen to lose your phone though you can gps track it. It also has some more features I can't name at the moment

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    Thanks

    Actually I did download Lookout...as well as a couple others. I'm guessing that, just like with the computer, one is enough and too many is just that. I think I understood that there shouldn't be viruses as it's proprietary, in a way...is that correct? So, if that's the case, what is it I've heard from friends about being spammed, etc. on their smartphones (everything from BB's to iPhones)?

    ANY insight into the camera situation (we travel a lot and there's not always someone with us to get the shot OF us FOR us and I'd gotten used to taking them of us)...almost impossible with the size of Razr and it being touchscreen, hard to actually locate button when trying to hold it away from us.
     
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    The email issue should be easily figured out either via research, videos or just bringing the phone to your local verizon store and having them help you figure it out. As far as the camera goes, are you using the front facing camera? I can see trying to use the back facing camera as quite a challenge but find it quite simple to take photos with the front view.
     
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    The problem with the front facing camera is very poor picture quality and no flash (unless I'm just dumb and can't access it). I have tried quite a few times to utilize the flash when using front facing and can't. I could VERY well be doing something wrong.
     
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    No, you're right. There is no flash on the front facing camera. I tried the back facing camera on myself and succeeded although I half blinded myself with the flash. My best advice would be to find the spot opposite the camera button whether on a case or back of the phone and use that point to help guide your finger on the other side where to press shoot. Annoying yes, but practice is our only option for this instance i suppose. Best of luck.