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Offline AndyBSG

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Nexus 7 Newbie - How To Make The Most Of My New Tablet?
« on: May 28, 2013, 03:12:55 AM »
Morning guys,

I picked up a Nexus 7 at the weekend and having played with it for a few hours i've come to the conclusion that I really don't know how to get the most out of my shiny new toy so am looking for any tips on must have apps and WHAT people actually use their tablets for.

Heres some details on what i've got already.

- 32GB 3G Nexus 7... I've not got a 3G sim yet though so am restricted to wi-fi until I make a decision on if I really do need a 3G connection.

- MX Player, Nexus Media Importer, OTG cable. Planning on using this to play and store movies on USB sticks.

- Netflix(seems a bit redundant without 3G. Is there any way I can DL Netflix stuff to my tablet?)

- Facebook, Twitter, Evernote, Youtube

Here's a few things i'd like to be able to do or seem to be missing... My main problem at the moment seems to be that without a wifi connection it's just a pretty paperweight

- A decent Music player

- Some sort of MS Word/Exel app

- A decent battery power app... My battery seems to drain very quickly!

- Some sort of app to pair it with my HTC One Android phone if they exist?

- Some decent apps to fill my time when I don't have access to wifi.

- Recommendations for a decent case that has room for headphones and a stylus(I've got a cheap leather case at the moment and not sure if to replace it with a silicon case/zagg screen protector combo or if I should get a better leather style case with some storage pockets for a stylus and headphones)

- Any other ideas for making it a bit more than a movie and MP3 player!

Cheers guys.
« Last Edit: May 28, 2013, 03:14:58 AM by AndyBSG »



Offline strollin

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Re: Nexus 7 Newbie - How To Make The Most Of My New Tablet?
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2013, 10:35:13 AM »
Music player - I use and like Poweramp

MS Word/Excel - I use the free Kingsoft Office suite

Pairing app for HTC - I'm not 100% sure what you mean with this.  Are you wanting to use the phone to tether to the N7 for a data connection?  I have a Droid Razr and use PDANet for tethering and FoxFi to enable my phone's wifi hotspot.
                               Can't say what works for your HTC.

Time killers - Games, there are plenty of games out there, bound to be some you like.

I don't have a case, I just have a screen protector.

Don't use a battery app on my N7.

An app that is very useful that you didn't ask about is some sort of file manager.  I use ES File Explorer for that.

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Re: Nexus 7 Newbie - How To Make The Most Of My New Tablet?
« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2013, 04:24:30 AM »
Thanks for the reply.

I've DL'd Kingsoft and that seems pretty good.

I really seem to be struggling on the battery front at the moment though. I've adjusted the brightness and keep wifi off unless i'm actually using it but i'm finding that even fully charging it overnight the battery doesn't last a full day :(

 


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