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Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by Jerry786, Jul 28, 2010.

  1. Jerry786

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    Hi all, Is it safe to use 3rd party Keyboards, (such as Big Buttons etc)? I only ask as i installed a keyboard app, went to enable it but it came up with information saying it collects credit card data and password data.. Wasn't comfortable with this so cancelled enabling it and uninstalled..

    I need a keyboard as the one on my phone is pretty good but a bit too small. Can anyone shed a little light on this and recommend me a Big keyboard for the Pulse mini

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    It's just a standard disclaimer saying that it could theoretically collect that information or anything else you type into it. Any replacement keyboard will have it.

    As long as you stick with the popular keyboards (lot of downloads, high ratings) you will be fine.
     
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    Any keyboards I download, I just make sure that one of the permissions isn't internet. Which eliminates some very interesting keyboards out there but I rather be 'safe' than sorry.
     
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    But you'd be selling yourself short. I've used several keyboards that use the internet to provide the opportunity to update the language module of the app (or to download an entirely new language dictionary) and also to allow the user to check for updates.
     

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