12-28-2012, 10:54 AM #28
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- 12-28-2012, 11:16 AM #29
So GPS is turned off and Microsoft doesn't collect any data at all from your Windows Phone where you are logged into your Microsoft account at all times? That would also mean you probably don't use any apps or email on your phone correct?
12-28-2012, 11:19 AM #30
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But if I am wrong, good for all of us. I'd welcome Google on WP8, as well as I like seeing Microsoft also investing in iOS and Android, even tough I would never use an iPhone.
- 12-28-2012, 11:28 AM #31
- 12-28-2012, 11:38 AM #32
- 12-28-2012, 05:00 PM #33
- 12-28-2012, 06:01 PM #34
I do not think Google pulled EAS because it wanted to be "a jerk" and screw over anyone not using an Android. But, in my opinion, it was a financial decision. Everyone has to license EAS and it may be a large toll for them, based on the millions of users they have using Gmail. That is the #1 email service, so think of the fees they could be paying out per user"
Exchange ActiveSync Protocol
- 12-28-2012, 06:02 PM #35
12-28-2012, 11:54 PM #36
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- 12-29-2012, 01:05 AM #37
I spent 3 hours deleting the 2,000 emails i had in my inbox and also the ones in my sent folder. A few seconds deleting every contact i had stored in Gmail. And 3 mins going through all my docs on Google Drive. I closed as many accounts as i could that were linked to my gmail account.
I'm proud to say that apart from Youtube, and the few things that use my gmail address, i'm Google-free. And it's a good thing too since they're getting rid of EAS.
Sorry for the trollish-rant but i've washed my hands, and i encourage all of you to do the very same.
EDIT: Forgot about chrome... I'm slowly moving back to IE, i got tired of seeing so many tailored Ad Choices after a simple search about an insurance company. -_-
12-29-2012, 01:49 AM #38
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Would you people just sign the bloody petition and hope it gets taken seriously?! I hate shortsightedness, and that's all I'm seeing here. How does signing the petition automatically put google on your phone, if you don't want it on your phone? It doesn't, it only providess the option of having Google. You don't have to install any of their apps if you don't want to.
I swear some of you people here, with your elitist attitudes, want WP to fail. Despite what some of you do, or think, there are millions of people using Google's services, and not having these services plays a factor in them buying a new phone. So, even if not having google on your phone may not bother you, it will bother others. And a phone's success depends on its marketshare and adoption rate, so why wouldn't you want to give WP8 the best chance it has at being successful? Because, rest assured, if a lot of people don't migrate, kiss your WP good bye, and THAT will affect you. WP8 needs all the help it can get, and Microsoft so far is doing a lousy job to push this wonderful device; indeed, WP8 needs all the help it can get. So please, just sign the bloody petition.
- 12-29-2012, 02:10 AM #39
Firstly, net neutrality. Zing. That was easy.
Second, MSFT had a target on it's back in those days from the smaller companies that wanted to throw stones at the giant. They didn't use their market share as you describe, they used it to squeeze cash out of their supply channels all the way down to the retail level. And it also stemmed both from others feeling like they weren't given enough info my MSFT about upcoming versions of Windows to be prepared for release and that the release of versions of windows were deliberately delayed to cause market share loss. (long multiple stories made short) No one complains about OSX ONLY having Safari installed and not asking you if you want to choose a different web browser. Nor does anyone complain about Chrome and it's browser UI (which arguably is cloud based anyway).
Why would you "spread your life" over different companies on the internet? (I'm assuming you mean online services offered and not ISP stuff) Instead of having one company with books to parse through your info you're handing it out to more than one. If you're smart about it, it's quite easy to just pick up your stuff and move from one service to another. You'd have to keep your digital life quite organised and manageable.
Heck you could even disconnect altogether and be done with it. That's not impossible, it's just what you chose not to do. Offline: how's it going? | The Verge
^if that doesn't make sense i'm sorry... it's 3am and i didn't sleep a wink the previous night
- 12-29-2012, 09:26 AM #40
- 12-29-2012, 04:17 PM #44
- 12-30-2012, 10:16 AM #46
- 12-30-2012, 10:21 AM #47
On another note, I met a coworker that I've seen around before but she works in a different part of the company. She was using a Lumia 822.
When I asked her what her previous phone was, she said she always used to stick with Samsung's android powered phones. She was an avid fan of android, but she said she's not amused by the ways of Google. An android user dumping an app-saturated OS because of Google. Imagine that! We don't need Google's apps, they're already supporting us by their own practices.
- 12-30-2012, 11:24 AM #49
It's a damn shame how most of you WP users feel towards Google.
Just because you think you are better than them does not mean people don't want it. Without major apps, people will not come over to WP. In essence, if people do not switch over it's because there are not enough services to fully convince them of WP.
Our app eco system is decent at best. Even for a new marketplace there should not be this much lack of quality apps.
Im a heavy instagram user but I deal with it because I know it will come soon. Plenty of people though, will simply not switch because Instagram isnt available. Now if a single appl like Instagram can keep people from switching imagine services like Google's. These services are EXTREMELY important for the survival and growth of this platform and without them it cannot continue to grow as it should.
Look at Google maps, it was the best rated app in the iOS app store the day it came out. Millions of people use them and they will not switch to Bing maps because they are just so accustomed to what they already have.
<end rant about elitist think they know better WP users >
12-30-2012, 12:38 PM #50
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I don't understand why everyone is freaking out about websites tracking u... Does it really matter??? Ur one of millions if not billions being tracked, ur litterally just a number with absolutley no importantce personally to a company! No I don't particuluarly care for being tracked on the internet, but its not like there's a person hired by google or some other company sitting behind a computer all day looking at your personal searches and photos.... To large companies, we're just a number that can be used for advertising, nothing personal, purley financial...
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