- Dragon Slayer
03-25-13, 11:54 PM #6
- 10,629 Posts
Honestly that was the aspect that bugged me. Sharing all sorts of stuff with the rest of the world, some of which you might not have control over. You need to have a lot of faith in the vendor that they are not going to do something distrustful (ie snooping around info they have no business snooping around), or stupid. (ie poor coding allows other people to see things, like your current location, that you don't want them to see, because they didn't design adequate security into the product.)
In general, if you don't pay for something, you're not the customer. You're the product.
In this case, that would mean, your location and other info are used to make the app attractive to other people.
I guess I'll wait to see other people's comments and reviews before I try something like that.Data expands to fill all available space. Traffic increases to use all available bandwidth.
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- CrackBerry Genius
03-26-13, 09:30 AM #9
- 1,746 Posts
If the app saves or loads .GPX track files, then it needs access to your shared folder and will ask for your permission. It would be really nice if the dev could specify why access is needed when the permissions dialog pops up but there is no way to do this. Instead, you see only an intimidating warning about all the things that the app might do if you grant the permission. The operative word here is "might". The bottom line is that if you don't trust the app, don't grant the permission, but, by the same token, don't be surprised if the app does not work properly.
- CrackBerry Abuser
03-26-13, 11:12 AM #10
- 230 Posts
Is anyone having problems with Waze? I know it's an Android port, so some incompatibility had to be expected; but the app freezes my phone.
I'm currently running a to-be released 10.0.10.648 on a beta 3G model.
The app will work great for about 2 minutes, then the screen will freeze. I think the rest of the OS is working on the background, as I've gotten emails notification sounds and the red LED starts blinking.
Has anyone else gotten this problem? Anyone have a good recommendation (besides getting a new device )
- 03-27-13, 08:30 PM #13
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