Please. Stop. With. The. Buttons.
Japan laughs at everyone that thinks the U.S. gets the cool stuff first
On my upcoming deployment (and the plenty more to come), a tablet would make it extremely simple to do Hangouts with my daughters.
Dibs once again
TMobile confirmed the Nexus 4 to be HSPA+ 42mbps compatible.
Who needs LTE when you can get a phone like this unlocked and no contract for only $350?
LTE is not standardized across the globe. It doesn't make financial sense for them to put out a model for each and every LTE market worldwide.
You're really caught up on how buying sex toys is going to ruin your life. Maybe you should just avoid doing that? I know I'm being kind of a smartass to you, but honestly, you're not helping me understand anything. I know that it could just be me not getting it, I can admit to that. I have never once seen anything remotely close to this situation you're stuck on. I use Google for just about everything I do and not once have I been presented a scenario where I felt invaded and/or compromised.
If you can hypothesize it, then it will happen...even if it's not how you hypothesize it? I don't think that makes any sense at all. You really think that every situation that you can dream up will happen? But then you say that those events will happen, only different. So the bottom line is...you're saying that every overblown sensationalized situation that you can dream up will happen, therefore Google's policies are bad? But...the situation you imagine will happen, only different...therefore Google's policies are bad? I'm 100% certain I'm more confused now than when I posted about not understanding the concern over Google's privacy policies.
Agreed. I understand the concerns, but what I'm failing to see is what Google has done to scare these people. I could be completely ignorant of something that these other people are seeing. I just want to see where they're coming from.
That's my understanding of incognito mode. That's another opt out option also. I never use incognito windows myself as I don't mind Google aggregating my browsing history and tailoring the experience for me. I could understand why someone would do that, I just choose not to.
Here again, I feel there are simple solutions. First of all, you leaving out info is perfect. If they don't need it, don't provide it. Simple enough. Second, Google offers you the chance to review what info has been collected from you. Also, they allow you to delete whatever you feel like they shouldn't have.
I had no idea. I can dig it though.
2 years ago in reply to Meet CyanogenMod’s New Mascot
I don't really understand the need for hypotheticals. Any situation can be made into a scary situation if we do hypotheticals.
My whole point is that I just don't see (or perhaps I just haven't yet seen) the harmful effects of allowing Google to scrape my information. Everything I own works a lot better together because of allowing Google to have certain sets of information. It's not like there is an individual snooping through my stuff in order to take out loans against my name. That would be a cause for concern definitely. However, that's 180 degrees from what Google does (or claims to do). Targeted ads? Why is that such a bad thing? I hate ads in general, but if they can be tailored to suit me better, why would I get up in arms about it? I've never once heard of anyone's credit score being effected by allowing Google some info.
Like I said in the original post, I understand I'm probably in the minority on this, I just don't understand the other side of the argument. It makes very little sense to me. However, I do think it's important to safeguard certain things about your personal life (bank account obviously, among others). That's why I said that the things you wouldn't want to be public knowledge, don't share them. That would seem to solve the majority of fears. Again, I'm not trying to judge, just trying to have a conversation. Please don't take my responses as attacks. It's happened before and it's not my intent.
2 years ago
Some people might not have wanted the market that was available before the 'Play Store.' Nothing is going to please 100% of the population.
This is absolutely golden. Let me get this straight...changing the name to 'Play Store' means that Google is trying to 'control and monitor' what you do online? Wow. Since Google changed the name, completely legal apps 'no longer work properly?' Wow. You do realize that file sharing is not illegal right? Lastly, a name change to the app store could be the downfall of Android? Wow. People like this are unreal to me. Honestly though, if you feel it's that invasive to use a FREE service, why wouldn't you just not use it?
This is no different than when the Android Market was updated. You had to agree to terms of service to use it then also. How did their behavior change?