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Old 09-01-2010, 12:56 PM
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Ahow, how is the GPS on the Epic? I'm praying Samsung fixed it. They're supposedly fixing the Captivate/Vibrant sometime in September.
Haven't tried it out yet since I was playing with it indoors. I'll try to check it out tonight if I have time.
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1.) It may alert you if your software is doing something that you think it should do without your permission. Like a SMS program that is sending unauthorized SMS's. The notification system won't alert you of a potential problem here.

2.) It may identify sites that are fraudulent when browsing.

3.) Assuming that just because a virus is known on computers doesn't mean that it won't be ported to smart phones, especially if people assume that it won't be.
You sound really paranoid. Does your app actually claim to do all of this or are you just assuming thats what it does? I have never heard of the SMS functionality.

To each his own, agree to disagree.
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1.) It may alert you if your software is doing something that you think it should do without your permission. Like a SMS program that is sending unauthorized SMS's. The notification system won't alert you of a potential problem here.
But that is the point of granting permissions. It simply can't send SMSs if you don't grant permissions. If you've granted permissions to send SMS then it will do it till you get your next bill and see texts to premium numbers. If you don't grant the permissions to send the SMS then that program doesn't get installled. None of this has to do with AV.
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2.) It may identify sites that are fraudulent when browsing.
Once again, this isn't AV. This would be some sort of certificate checking software. Or I only go to sites that I trust. Or more likely, I leave the internet banking to a trusted app or do it on my desktop where I have phishing alerts built into my browser.
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3.) Assuming that just because a virus is known on computers doesn't mean that it won't be ported to smart phones, especially if people assume that it won't be.
You are talking about Windows-based PCs which have an architecture that inherently leads to viruses because it was never designed with networking in mind. Android is based off of Linux which has a compartmentalized architecture meaning that a virus might get installed but only has access to what you allow it access to (back to permissions).
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Linux has malware attacks against it. As popularity of Android (and iPhone) increases and people use them to do things that used to be done on their computers - it going to be an attractive venue for malicious code.
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What Windows program do you guys use to put music files on your Droids? Linux program?
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What Windows program do you guys use to put music files on your Droids? Linux program?
I've heard good things about double twist. Personally, I just copy stuff straight over like a flash drive.
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yeah, thats what i do now. i was looking for a itunesian experience whereby i can preview new stuff (which itunes finds automatically) before putting it on. And i don't have to alt-tabinate all over the place or know where anything is stored.

I'll try double twist. Thanks.
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Also heard good things about Double Twist, but not tried it myself.
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I use rhythm box in linux to organize. I think it comes in as default in Ubuntu.
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Today Verizon announced a contract-free unlimited data option for all smartphones (including all Droids). It costs $30 (same as contract rate).

I guess this would benefit folks that already have a phone contract-free and want data access temporarily? I can't think of any advantage here for most people.
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