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Favorite Apps for the HTC EVO 4G LTEGeneral

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  1. Oddball

    Oddball Well-Known Member

    You could just use the HBO Go app :) Before I go through describing the easy process of making it work I want to get the nod from the mods here.

    It's a bit tricky because even though the app isn't available for us it's only usable if you have a valid subscription to a cable/sat provider so I see nothing inherently illegal about using it. The workaround is rather easy though.

    On edit:

    Here's a screen cap of the app on my handset.


    and yes, it does in fact swing to landscape format when viewing.

  2. J03

    J03 Well-Known Member

    Anyone else use this yet? I am usually hesitant to use something that's only been downloaded a total of 100 times and has 6 total reviews...
  3. ZepTepi

    ZepTepi Well-Known Member

    Have you used the Dolphin Browser and, if so, what do you like better about XScope?

    Dolphin is the best I've found so far but always keeping my eyes opened for something better.
  4. nullspace

    nullspace Well-Known Member

    So it's not truly unlimited data after all?
  5. nullspace

    nullspace Well-Known Member

    I haven't been able to get the cursor (arrow) keys to appear under the keyboard on Handcent except one time when I got a warning I was on roaming coverage. Am I missing something in the settings?:confused:
  6. pwrmedia

    pwrmedia Well-Known Member

    Must haves (categorized in top 3's):

    Browsers: - Dolphin Mini, Chrome Beta, Ninesky

    Storage: Drive, Dropbox, Box

    Finance: anMoney, Pocket Budget, Pageonce

    Utility: SystemTuner, DX(aka Optimize)Toolbox, 360 Power Saver (find the translated version on XDA)

    These last 6 apps are essential to me and have been since I've been using any Android phone:

    ES File Explorer
    GrooveIP (allows for calling from a secondary Google Voice # over wifi or 3g without compromising your primary Sprint #)
    Google Voice (allows for incoming texts from your secondary Google Voice #)
    FlashImage GUI (best app for flashing kernels and recoveries w/o needing S-OFF. no need to fastboot, adb, etc....just install the app and flash)
    Kingsoft Office (one of the best free fully-functional document editor/viewers I've found)
  7. CriticalCritic

    CriticalCritic Well-Known Member

    The app itself is free. But it requires a subscription to access the particular paid data. That data is inaccessible without a valid login. And finally, the login credentials are not bypassed from this XDA workaround (from what I have gathered). So taking these into consideration, the workaround from XDA should not be considered warez , and there should be no issue with you posting the process.

    And second,
    What I'm saying is that I cannot use the HBO Go app. The app requires authentication provided by your cable subscriber, which means that the cable subscriber must support the app itself. Time Warner Cable does not and will not and can not provide login information for such apps. As a result, even though I have a valid HBO subscription, I cannot use the HBO Go app because Time Warner Cable does not support it (hell, they only intermittently support my 30mb internet speeds, and NEVER when I actually need it).

    So, although the app looks like it would be great, and a workaround should certainly be permitted, TWC subscribers are SOL from accessing the exclusive HBO content.
  8. Oddball

    Oddball Well-Known Member

    Ok, wasn't aware TWC had no agreement in place.

    I didn't get the workaround from XDA. It was from another source but I don't doubt the XDA folks made this function as well. My debate on posting this was not so much circumventing the login credentials but using an app that isn't developed for this particular platform.

    I'm using it just fine via my slow 7.1 mb DSL. But I feel your pain, more so maybe, as I had to live with Hughesnet for 5 years.

    For those that can utilize HBO Go follow these simple steps:

    Download the HBO Go apk at the following site:

    1: HBO GO-9.apk from Sendspace.com Do not install it at this time.

    2: You *must* have an Amazon appstore acct WITH a CC on file and one click access enabled. The app is free but they have to validate your 'purchase' in order to allow the app to function.

    3: I found searching for the app via the appstore a minor challenge as the store verifies what apps you should be able to run on your handset.

    4: Once you find the app select the FREE icon and it changes to install after it validates your $0 purchase.

    5: Close out of the appstore and install the apk you downloaded.

    6: Launch the app and authenticate with your provider and login information for that provider. The app launches in portrait format but switches to landscape upon launching a show.

    *note* I've noticed a slight problem selecting something to watch on the right side of the screen but it's a minor annoyance given this is an app we should have had a long time ago. So far i've been watching The American for 45 minutes and other than 1 or 2 dropouts and a warning it was dropping out it has been fine. Be sure to go into the menu -> preferences -> video playback and be sure the is set to your liking (3G only or 3G +WiFi).

    Give it a shot.
  9. WifiMaxed

    WifiMaxed Well-Known Member

    Sprint everything plan is truly "unlimited" :) Hotspot is not part of the "truly unlimited"
    plan :p ($30 per mo subscription) Sprint has had "hotspot feature" data capped @ 5gb since OG EVO. :( Sprint has been good custumer service wise. I called to have hotspot turned on for a weekend road trip. Phone call to sprint to using hotspot on my phone was less than 5min :) I kept it on for a week and Sprint pro rated the cost. Sprint only charged me $8 :D Calling Sprint to turn it off was just as easy.

    Data used under "Everything Plan" Yes, "Unlimited" :D Data using "Hotspot" No, 'Capped @ 5gb". :( Hotspot data cap has been in effect over year now.

    There are numerious OG EVO threads with respect to hotspot/tethering/etc. "Mountain" of good info in them. ;)

    Hope, I answered your question :rolleyes:
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  10. 3vodroid

    3vodroid Well-Known Member

    I use alarm clock extreme.... No complaints so far... Make it to work on time lol
  11. CriticalCritic

    CriticalCritic Well-Known Member

    I have not tried it within the past couple years, but after reading your comment I went ahead and downloaded dolphin to try it out. I've now been using it for a couple days and are a few key differences:

    - Data collection - Dolphin runs in the background, always, collecting data. XScope does not (but it is a paid browser).
    - Zooming - XScope has "Pin Zoom" which is an absolute necessity when browsing one-handed. I can't stand using dolphin because I am always needing both hands to operate my device (I tend to read things zoomed out and need to zoom in to accurately click hyperlinks, so XScope is infinitely more convenient).
    - Rendering Text Field - Dolphin seems to do a little bit better job with fitting the text. Dolphin condenses the text much more than it needs to be, but at least everything is within the margins. XScope either adjusts the text to be exactly on the margins or occasionally misses it slightly, requiring some left-right scrolling to read.
    - Entering web addresses - I LOVE dolphin's voice entering ability. I won't use it much since I use bookmarks, but I still REALLY like it!
    - Speed - I gotta give it to XScope. It seems to load new pages faster, and without a doubt blows away Dolphin when going back through pages (XScope caches a limited customized number of pages so that going back is instant).

    Those gestures in dolphin look like they would be cool too. But again, I just hit a new tab and use my bookmarks. I also am not a fan of whatever dolphin is doing with hiding the tab bar. Sometimes it's down, sometimes it's hidden, and 'sometimes I get a return to the top' arrow (which I like, but I don't always have that option). Whereas XScope's is hidden when you hit the menu button, and returns with the menu button.

    In the end, I have to go back to XScope. The cached browsing, and especially pin-zooming, really are deal makers/breakers IMO. Hopefully the dev gets the 'swipe for notification bar' option working when he releases his next update. I really like using the full screen, and the option to hide the notification bar doesn't seem to be working on ICS.
  12. PattiCakeUS

    PattiCakeUS Well-Known Member

    I think alarm clock extreme is my all time favorite app! I'm SOOO not a morning person and I have it set to make me solve 3 math problems before I can snooze or shut off my alarm (even easy ones are hard when I'm sleepy ;)) - I never oversleep now! :D
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  13. PattiCakeUS

    PattiCakeUS Well-Known Member

    nullspace - remind me what these cursor/arrow keys are supposed to do in Handcent? Because since getting this phone I've been missing the Next/Previous options but I don't still have Handcent on my old Shift. Drives me a little nuts but I try not to complain :D

    Edit: Oops, I'm thinking of mail, not text messaging. I think I was out in the sun too long today :rolleyes:

    But OK, now I'll ask that question: what happened to the Next/Previous options in mail that used to be there?
  14. nullspace

    nullspace Well-Known Member

    The cursor keys would allow you to move the cursor up, down, right, left in the text box. Also, they would let you choose one of the predicted words as you typed.
  15. fcukhtc

    fcukhtc Well-Known Member

    Twicca (default twitter app sucks)
    Tapatalk (forum app)
    ESPN Scorecenter
    Pulse (news feeds)
    Catch (note app)
    Barcode Scanner
    Yelp (restaurant app)
    TubeMate (youtube downloader)
    Avast (mobile security)
    Shazam (music app)

    FriendStream could be nice but doesn't update, would be a great app otherwise
  16. PattiCakeUS

    PattiCakeUS Well-Known Member

    I don't usually use the stock keyboard but I just switched to it to look, and those cursor keys you're referring to are there for me (in Handcent). The Swype keyboard doesn't seem to have them and neither did the keyboard I used to use. I don't think I've ever turned that on anywhere since I don't use those cursor keys, so I'm not sure if it's a setting?

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  17. unrealone

    unrealone Member

    is there a Divx app available? or another app that will allow streaming tv shows/movies etc. in divx? ... flash is okay to have, but the quality isnt even close
  18. marctronixx

    marctronixx Moderator Moderator

  19. PattiCakeUS

    PattiCakeUS Well-Known Member

    So... what happened to the Next/Previous options in the stock mail app (not gmail, regular mail) that used to be there when you're reading a message and want to go to the next one? I don't have a screenshot from my old Shift but I know those buttons used to be there....

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  20. burgertime

    burgertime Well-Known Member

    For those discussing browser apps, I'm preferring Chrome over Dolphin. It doesn't have the customization that Dolphin does but it's faster IMHO...also it's awesome that you can move over your bookmarks easily...or if your logged in say at work and we're viewing a page you can then check it out over the phone if still logged in on your work computer. Now of course there is the privacy issues there but it's not a big deal to me.
  21. toddpedersen

    toddpedersen Well-Known Member

    I also really miss the previous and next arrows within the native email app. I wish they would add them back.

  22. PattiCakeUS

    PattiCakeUS Well-Known Member

    I guess it must be an ICS thing since it's the same on my Xoom. I was hoping not...
  23. IOWA

    IOWA Mr. Logic Pants Moderator

    I'm really loving chrome, and and the prefetch feature is nice.
  24. hsh.shawn

    hsh.shawn Well-Known Member

    I also really enjoy chrome. Having all my bookmarks is wonderful. I am wondering though is there an add on or a menu from the desktop chrome that will let me open a tab I have open on my phone? I thought I read that they recently added that function but I can't seem to find it?
  25. Cactus73

    Cactus73 Well-Known Member

    How did Sprint find out he was using Foxfi?

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