- 12-26-12, 01:27 PM #203
- 12-26-12, 01:29 PM #204
Didn't someone object to going off topic?????? A few posts back????? So now it's OK to go off topic to go on the Google is the Devil and they're out to steal our firstborn children rampage????
OK.....got it......going off topic is only acceptable when rampaging against Google or Apple.....
- 12-26-12, 01:29 PM #205
- 12-26-12, 01:30 PM #206
- 12-26-12, 01:31 PM #207
ETA: For clarification, the Sidekicks didn't save wifi data, but the did save other information that was transfered automatically from device to device once I activated a new one.
- 12-26-12, 01:36 PM #208
Hmmm, who should we trust?
EDIT, say if you want to delete your google account, would you trust Google to delete your saved wifi points? They failed to delete the ones they stole and they were ordered by courts to delete them.
- 12-26-12, 01:37 PM #209
For the convenience and entertainment value of using Google services, they can collect my browser and location data and do whatever they want with it. Sell it to advertisers, give it away at church raffles, donate it to Goodwill, report me to the Chinese government, it's all fine. They'll mostly see that I use a proxy in Denver or Atlanta to mostly watch Youtube, Hulu, and Netflix with the occasional Google search for naked pictures of Hillary Rodham Clinton.*
*That's a joke.
- 12-26-12, 01:41 PM #211
They may get my ip when I'm on YouTube but I don't have to be signed in to watch things. I'm not sure how not using anything Google makes for a subpar Web experience. If I want to post videos there are other places same goes for anything else Google provides. I just choose to opt out of their we want everything you know and do. Really nothing wrong with Google, I just don't like their practices and they aren't the only ones.
- 12-26-12, 01:44 PM #212
Addendum: I should also add..... Google stuff works better through a proxy in China. Google stuff just doesn't work very well here. When I do a search and click on a link, more than half the time it doesn't work, the connection gets cut off. Half the time I can't access Gmail. Contentious relationship with Beijing and all that.
- 12-26-12, 01:46 PM #213
- 12-26-12, 01:52 PM #215
I've been using a Note for almost a year and I love it. But before I bought it, I went to the store on more than one occasion and messed around with it, got a feel for the size, the S Pen when they had it available, etc... When I finally did buy it, I made sure of the return window and any fees.
The phone/tablet does take getting used to. It's certainly not for everyone. For me it's almost perfect. I can type on it fine with one hand, when I am walking, at work, shopping, etc.. But then again, I am bigger(height wise, lol) than the average person. But I doubt most people could. I have seen some try at work and they certainly couldn't. In that case, if you are looking to type with one hand, the phone is probably not for you. You really won't know until you try one out.. I use to love using Swype, but now I LOVE and pretty much only use SwiftKey. Best virtual keyboard I have ever used. The one thing I love about Android is, you have options, free and paid, for almost everything.
I take calls on my Note with no problem. I never really cared what others thought about the phone I use to make calls on. I text just fine. Email, once properly set up, works fine. No complaints. Of course email is better overall on a BB. But its still good, for me, on the Note. And in some cases, I like email on the Note better.
Videos, browsing the web, games and Google maps and NAV all look great on the bigger screen. Easy to read. Clear videos for when I watch YouTube, Crackle, or Netflix. No real complaints there. The camera is pretty good too. Takes great pictures(it's mostly all in the settings/setup) that I have printed out 4" x 6" that looked fine. Battery life is pretty good, IMO, considering the size of the phone/screen. I was not really expecting 24+ hours of battery life on a phone/tablet this size with this size screen and 4G anyway. I myself have options for long sessions when I may be away from an outlet.
If you are considering a Note 2, I suggest you play around with one in a store if possible, more than once, and read up on it online and on YouTube. Do your research, and figure out what you need. Ask about the return policy and any fees associated with it, if any. But I suggest this with almost anything that you are buying, if possible. Helps to avoid buyers remorse.
We don't really know what all BB10 will offer right now. We will find out at the end of January. I would say, at this point, you should just wait till then and compare the two, unless you really need a phone asap. You may love what they announce or you may be unimpressed. We all won't know until they reveal it all to us. I rarely go by rumors and leaks. They are exciting and helpful sometimes, but I prefer concrete info form the source over speculation.
And finally, you may want to also go to an Android forums to get opinions ans info. Expect some users to give you the same biased, misinformed, and flat out false replies there about BB just as you will get here about Android.
Last edited by Moonbaseone; 12-26-12 at 02:13 PM.
- 12-26-12, 01:55 PM #216
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- 12-26-12, 02:13 PM #221
"The data included user names, passwords, telephone numbers, records of internet chats, bank details, medical information and information from dating sites."
- 12-26-12, 02:17 PM #222
- 12-26-12, 02:19 PM #224
ETA: Here, read this open wifi disclaimer I just pulled: http://www.wilsonnc.org/wifidisclaimer/
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