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I finally decided to buy my first smart phone since my old dumb phone died on me. So I was wondering if anyone has any important pointers they can throw out to help me out? I'm concerned about security (bluetooth, wifi, theft), back ups, scams, and anything else I should watch out for.

First apps downloaded:
AVG Free
firefox
Lastpass
netflix
ebay
brightest flashlight


Thanks ahead guys!
     
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What phone are getting and there is a nice article on lifehacker about the http://lifehacker.com/lifehacker-pack-for-android-2013-our-list-of-the-best-819094535
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Oops, I guess it would have been helpful to at least tell you apple, windos or android hu? lol

It is android, I picked up the HTC One using Sprint service. I know many people do not like Sprint, but after 13 years of service, I have not had any problems. thumb.gif
     
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Just grab every Google app
Grennify and follow the lifejacket list
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For the security aspect you are best with using your head. Google has their own "app checker" built into android now for when apps are installed.

But the best security you can have with your phone is common sense, make sure you dont install the "free fart generator apps" , if it sounds too good to be true, dont install it, etc.


as for the best apps, here is my personal install list:

-Google apps
-Alarm Clock Xtreme (IMO the best alarm clock)
-APex Launcher Pro
-BBC news
-Chrome
-DeskSMS (invaluable to me for texting from the PC)
-Dolphin Browser
-Dropbox
-ES File Explorer
-GPS Status
-LastPass
-Phandroid



edit: To add, it seems to be android, the "AVG Free" is what makes me think that

Hope it helps you OP.
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