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  1. fdisk

    fdisk Member This Topic's Starter

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    i bought a milestone a few hours ago and spent the last 8 hours playing with it and researching
    but I still have a few doubts... any help is appreciated

    1) I don't really like the idea of giving out my data (contacts, calendar) to google... I'd rather sync them locally with my PC (as I did with WM6 + activesync + outlook)
    is there a solution for android?


    2) yet in the privacy issue, I'm looking for an IM "aggregator" that doesn't store my passwords on its server, but rather on my own cellphone
    (I just tried IMBuddy, and it stores it on the server)


    3) my data plan is expensive
    I'd like to be able to choose which apps can connect to internet, or at least get a "allow data connection?" dialog

    is it possible?


    4) I'm looking for a MagicCall-like program for android
    that's a program which allowed me to, for instance:
    - ignore SMS from number 1234
    - silence phonecalls from all numbers except my whitelist between 00am and 08am


    thanks
     

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  2. Szadzik

    Szadzik Well-Known Member

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    You made a mistake buying an Android phone.

    1. Not syncing with Google is paranoid and what would they do with your numbers even if they wanted to use them?

    2. Paranoia again.

    3. No point in having an Android phone and not using data, htese phones are made to be on-line.

    4. Call Filter - search the Market and you will find a ton of them.
     
  3. wayrad

    wayrad Well-Known Member

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    Perfectly reasonable, especially if you use the phone for work. I don't know about non-HTC phones, but you can download an HTC utility that allows syncing of contacts and calendar with Outlook via cable. I wouldn't call it good, exactly, but it does work. Not sure if there is anything for Milestone - that's Motorola, right?
     
  4. fdisk

    fdisk Member This Topic's Starter

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    Szadzik, I respect your opinion
    in fact, I'm used to be called paranoid (but in 15 years, I never lost data due lack of backups, never got hacked nor had information stolen in anyway... not everybody can say the same)

    my main concern is not exactly what they will do, but no company is 100% safe from hackers or bad employes
    I just don't wanna risk my data if it's possible not to
     
  5. Szadzik

    Szadzik Well-Known Member

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    I agree with you, but you chose the wrong phone to be used for what you want.
     

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