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How to prevent data-mining


Saturday 18th of February 2012 / androidforums.com
Harrooo! Here's on for the tin-foil hat crowd and the Android experts.With the new Google privacy policy coming up: what steps can we, the users, take to avoid as much data mining as possible? I have already made some changes to my settings and switched some apps. But I would be interested to know if I have missed anything or if it is usefull at all. :-) And perhaps this is useful to other users who feel the same. -Stopped syncing to the Google servers. -Use Boat Browser instead of stock, private browsing enabled-Use Duckduckgo instead of Google search. -Opted out of everything I could opt out of in my Google account. -Jorte Calender instead of stock calender (it is prettier too!)-I have also got rid of the Facebook and Twitter apps as they were way too greedy for permissions for my taste and use the mobile websites instead. They offer the same and sometimes more functionality and I can live without directly uploading a picture to Facebook from my galery. Does anyone have more tips on how to make using your Android more private? Cheers!
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How Much Data Does The Captivate Use


Thursday 30th of December 2010 / androidforums.com
So I just switched from a Blackberry to this phone. I barely used up any data on my blackberry out of the 500 mb plan I have. Now I shot up to like 200-300 since I got my samsung captivate which was like a few days ago, could I have really been using that much data ( this and the previous blackberry) ? Does captivate use alot of data and for what? ( I like to leave msn talk running) Please tell me how much data the Android uses and for what, this is really concerning me because if it uses too much since I only have 500 mb I may have to switch back to blackberry. Thanks
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Straighttalk has throttled me and I didnt know it


Tuesday 16th of April 2013 / androidforums.com
Hello, newbie here. I posted a question the other day on why my android ST Galaxy Showcase is only getting .26 mbps. I then emailed ST and I got a call just not from them. He said that they have slowed down my data because I am using too much! I told him I dont download anything, play any games, download music. I do listen to Pandora but not every day and Im on Facebook. When I said Facebook he asked if I log off when im done. I said no. (why would you ?) He said if I dont then Facebook is always running, hence that is why I was throttled. My question is this. I can get on Facebook and then when done I just hit the back button to go back to my main page. However, I also go to Applications, then Task Manager , then running apps and Facebook is not there because Im not on it. Isnt this good enough ? I told the ST rep that but he said no, I still have to log off of Facebook. That doesnt sound right. I now have to wait an entire month for a new service card to be installed. Then he said it would take an additional 24 hours to have my data sped back up....
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Android App Review: Theme Chooser Themes


Tuesday 11th of October 2011 / androidcentral.com
I'm a bit of a themaholic. It's not the same as a flashaholic (although Iam one of those, too), but it's in the same vein. Up until now, I had to really search for good CM7 themes, but with the discovery of this app, I'm sure my problem is only going to get much, much worse.Theme Chooser Themes is a CM7 theme collector/list that displays not only themes that are in the Market, but also themes that are on XDA. They're color coordinated by price, with green being free, blue meaning there's freeand paid versions, and red being paid.You can also filter the themes by free, free/paid, paid, by a developer, and screen size support. You can also search for themes using the theme's name, a description of the theme, or the developer's name.If I had any complaints, it'd be screenshot previews of the theme before you get redirected to the Android Market or XDA, but I'm not sure how time consuming and/or data intensive that would be. Still, it's something I'd like to see in the future.Theme Chooser Themes comes is ad-supported normally, but if you
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Hampton Roads data speeds


Saturday 01st of December 2012 / forums.androidcentral.com
Has anyone seen much faster speeds lately? I'm getting 8-10 down and 2-3 up, where I'd been lucky to hit 3 down on HSPA. Maybe LTE is not too far off? Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Android Central Forums
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Verizon's New Data Plans & Unlimited Grandfathered Reaffirmed in Training Doc Leak - Page 3


Thursday 23rd of June 2011 / droidforums.net
We have a family rate plan--my Droid is using the unlimited data plan, but the POS Samsung Rogue (should have known better) is just a featurephone and on a very small plan (which is almost so small as to be nearly unusable). Wondering if I should bite the bullet and bump up the data plan, since we plan on upgrading that to some variety of Android phone later this year. I'm sure they would let us bump up our data plan no matter which phone we have. It really would not be too much extra, considering what they are reaming us for the tiny data plan on the Rogue.Those new tiers suck BTW...they claim 34MB/hour for streaming music. So if I take a trip out to the east coast for a week, streaming Pandora radio the whole time, I'd eat up quite a bit of data (at the 10GB level). Granted I can (and do) use WiFi when I'm near a signal but otherwise, it just looks like more typical Verizon nickel-and-diming customers. I'm going to be shopping the competition when my contract is up, but to be honest, the others out there are not much better. Sprint has their free mobile-to-mobile (any carrier, not
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Data traffic enabled only when using 3G or WiFi, possible?


Wednesday 03rd of August 2011 / androidforums.com
Hello guysI have recently bought an HTC Wildfire S that ships with Android 2.3 installed on it. I have a question about disabling internet traffic for specific networks.Is it possible to enable internet traffic for 3G and WiFi but keep it disabled when the device tries to use EDGE? I have some widgets about the weather in my area, Facebook notification notifier, etc... which require an internet connection. Because my 3G range is not really optimal in some area's and WiFi is not always an option, my phone changes to EDGE to keep the apps that require an internet connection updated... but EDGE costs money (too much for just keeping the apps up-to-date imo). So thats why I want to know if it is possible to disable EDGE (and anything else that costs money).
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Galaxy S4 Android OS using too much data. HELP


Tuesday 25th of June 2013 / forums.androidcentral.com
Hey over the past two months I have had my phone almost exclusively connected to my WiFi network but lately I have noticed that it is chewing data. From June 1st to the 26th it used literally 21.91 GIGABYTES of data. That is way too much and I am horribly unhappy with that. I wouldnt mind like 1-4 gigs but that much means that it uses nearly a quarter of my homes WiFi data. Please help me understand how to fix this!
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What does Sync do?


Tuesday 10th of December 2013 / forums.androidcentral.com
Coming from iOS/BlackBerry, I don't really understand how to get a control of my Nexus 5. I'm trying to make the battery last longer, and to stop it using as much data. I've figured that Sync uses up a LOT of both, and am trying to understand how it works. So on iOS, Apple just push you notifications in the background, even if the App is closed. On Android, if the App is closed and I want to be notified of a Mention on Twitter, for example. I HAVE to have Sync turned on? Okay, that's fine. But then when I go into Twitter's Settings it says 'Sync data' and 'Sync interval'. So if I leave it to Sync, does it download Tweets from my timeline in the background too or what? Also, if the interval is an hour, does that mean I'll only be notified once an hour if I receive a notification? Can it not be pushed instantly? Now, I also have 'Falcon Pro'. I believe this ignores the system Sync setting and has it's own, as it's a lot more complex. It has under the Sync section 'Max Tweets per Refresh' the minimum is 200 Tweets. So does this mean, if I have it set to Sync every half an hour, it will
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Android OS data usage.


Tuesday 14th of January 2014 / forums.androidcentral.com
How much data(mobile/wifi) dose your Android OS using? on my Moto X (kitkat) Android OS:mobile 234mb (Dec24-Jan14)wi-fi 396mb (Dec24-Jan14) Isn't this too much? I do have BackUp my data On, but so does my friend on same phone with similar settings but his OS data usage is much much less (under 50mb total mobile + wifi...)
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