On 15/01/2018 21:17, The Natural Philosopher wrote:
I'm not sure, but I don't think you can install even the free apps
without a Google account. Maybe you can, and they just want you to have
an account. They keep wanting you to put in your (credit) card details,
but you can skip that.
You are wasting your time, TNP only knows windows up to XP and android
version 1 and he bases all his "facts" on these.
He has no idea what modern smart phones or windows actually does as he
refuses to try them.
Yes, but you're trying to "fight" the ways that smartphones work.
That's fine, we know the reason you bought it was to give you wifi
calling in poor signal areas, if someone made a dumbphone that did wifi
calling it would fit your usage.
But if would let it "do its thing" it could, e.g. sync your contacts
from a CSV or phonebook file, via the google account, rather than you
having to type them them all into the phone, which was one of your first
You might start using the camera, then use a USB lead or bluetooth to
transfer the photos to a laptop like you might have done with a
dumbphone ... or you can let it automatically upload the photos by wifi
to google, so you can just suck them down by wifi to the laptop, or any
other device, wherever you are.
Or have a to-do list that syncs between various devices, or a dozen
other ways that smartphones can help, which you're free to void using
and think you're "defending" your privacy, you're not really using a
smartphone as intended, but it's no skin off my nose ...
So Google knows who you interact with every day and stores every text
message. Once voice recognition improves a little they will know
everything you say and do all day and night. What's the evidence that
modern phones (apart from the display) ever turn off - you can't remove
the battery? This must seem a little creepy even to those with
"nothing to hide". It also soaks up bandwidth for those of us with poor
A very fair question. I think to supply even a very low power version
of a mobile phone transceiver the battery would have to be of quite
significant size, and someone who repairs phones would have noticed by
now. Unless the battery is disguised, and marked as, say, an
electrolytic capacitor ...
Oh derar. Another one who has drunk the koolaid and wants to use a phone
'like google ntended' to simply part you from your money at every
possible po8nt and give nothing of valiue in return except a moments
Be that as it may, the original comment was that 'all your apps would
get configured once you had looged into android'
We have established that what wa smean was logging into google, and you
have estbalished that merely means getting your data back NOT your app
And why is it that contacts are NOT avialable by USB, only via google?
I am not interetsed in payinga shitload of money for a frint end to
google and amazon, and a device thet records my everyt movment with them
I want a phone.
Labour - a bunch of rich people convincing poor people to vote for rich
On Tue, 16 Jan 2018 12:53:50 +0000, The Natural Philosopher
App configs too, if the app is well written.
Don't buy a smartphone then. Even an address book is probably a step too
far, why not just type in the numbers each time?
Or perhaps saddle up the horse and go over to visit?
Your typing is also regressing to the 1780s, perhaps you should slow
down a touch.
Cheers - Jaimie
They say the mind is the second thing to go. I can't remember the first.
On 16/01/2018 12:53, The Natural Philosopher wrote:
Google has had zero money from me, but it has paid me some money to use it.
That's not true, properly written apps get their settings back too.
I can put my contacts on an internal SD card or a USB stick from my
phone or transfer them by bluetooth/wifi/mobile data to other accounts
than google on my android devices.
You may have a 2018 android phone but you still think its version 1.0.
So buy a £10 phone then.
BTW they track *all* mobiles and save *all* text messages on *all*
mobile phones in the UK. You don't need a smart phone for them to do so.
I should know I worked on some of the stuff they use to do it.
On Tuesday, 16 January 2018 16:30:57 UTC, dennis@home wrote:
I heard on a TV program regarding smartphones) that if you use yuor andriod phone to buy something then google records what you brought when and where and sells that info to other advertisers and supplies.
If you use Apple pay they don't keep any such records and a fee is applied that the buyer doesn't pay the advertisor pays the CC company.
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