CNET editors Lynn La and Eric Franklin join us to dish on tablets, ICS updates, and apps on one of our roughest shows to date!
Android Atlas Ep. 91: Segues? We don't need no stinkin' segues!
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APP of the WEEK:
I have finally taken the plunge and switched from
my ageing iPhone 3G to a new Samsung Galaxy Note. The Note is
My question pertains to location services and privacy settings.
With my iPhone, I can customise which applications can have access to my
GPS location. I cannot find this option with my Android 2.3
Gingerbread OS. Is this option available? Upon downloading
applications in the Play Shop, the app will tell me it wants to monitor my location;
however, I see nowhere post download that I can deactivate this without
deleting the app.
From Kevin, Melbourne, Australia.
Not without first rooting the phone, no. There are apps that you can use
to deny certain apps access to GPS location (Permissions Denied http://bit.ly/GWnKz5 springs to mind), but these apps usually require root access since you’re messing with locked permissions.
His non-rooted options are
a) turn off GPS access on a global level via the “Location & security” menu in the Settings or
b) pay attention to the permissions asked for by the apps before installation and simply not install apps that he doesn’t want to know where he is.
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