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After my first month with an Android phone

Discussion in 'Tech Forum' started by KansasSooner, Apr 19, 2017.

  1. WizardHawk

    WizardHawk Outside Obstructor

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    I have my own web hosting site and use my email through that. I wouldn't ever use a 'free' one (nothing is really truly free). I think I have a gmail account only for the required google account to access some of their crap and I can't say I've ever gone to see if there are any messages in it.

    I do have a Samsung droid phone and for sure users should be aware of the privacy concerns. I look things up on it for work, but I really don't do social media or anything personal on it. I really don't even check my company email on it. I can run up the data, but mostly that's if I'm using the GPS navigation a lot. Still can't come close to what our plan calls for.
     



  2. Old Lion

    Old Lion Trump Lion in the white house, Old Lion is back.

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    I do the same for phone calls as well. I wont buy a phone that does not have Wifi calling on it. Even if my wireless provider is not in an area I can just go to the nearest restaurant and use their Wifi to make a call or a friends if at their house.
     
  3. 4down20

    4down20 Quit checking me out.

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    I personally don't care, to be honest.

    They are just looking for ways to make more money off you. *GASP*

    Yet, what that actually means is the data that is collected from you is used to try and serve the most relevant ads and products to you. So that you are getting things that pertain to say College Football, rather than ads for Vagisil.

    Because in order to get more money from me, it means they have to find ways to serve me better. And the better they "know you", the better they can do that.

    If they start giving away my information to spammers and shit, then I'll change my mind.
     
  4. redseat

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    Hey, I don't even say a dam* thing and my google on my phone pops up, "how can I help you?"
     
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    I agree with @HaroldSeattle, not sure how the phone could do this. I plug both androids and iphones in on the linux side with no issues. Perhaps you had a recent Windows update that borked Samba on the linux side, that would be more likely/believable.

    I just accessed my droid did some file operations, then fired up samba-4.4.13 with no issues accessing either side (with fully up-to-date Win10). If it's still not working for you, care to share your global settings in smb.conf?

    I usually have this in my smb.conf global to help resolve the usual Windows/Samba flakeyness:

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       name resolve order = bcast host
    Or you could play around with the following by moving some things around:

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       name resolve order = wins bcast lmhosts host