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RKSTRAT
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Dec 4th, 2017 11:26 AM   Edit   Profile  


I don't have a lot of Apps on my iPhone, as I feel it is endless.

App for this, App for that...yikes!

If you are offered Apps as part of a payment system, let's say a mortgage, does that mean you can monitor/pay through your phone?
Or is the App useful on your Mac computer also?

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Dec 4th, 2017 11:34 AM   Edit   Profile  

The app runs on the device it's loaded into.

I am not a fan of apps because they track your actions on the Web and/or your location if you have location services activated.

But many people love them: "Give me convenience, or give me death!"

Anytime something is made more convenient to use, security takes a hit.

pokeraz

Phoenix, AZ

Dec 4th, 2017 12:11 PM   Edit   Profile  

If the software product is free, then you are the product.

(This message was last edited by pokeraz at 02:12 PM, Dec 4th, 2017)

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Dec 4th, 2017 01:07 PM   Edit   Profile  

"If you are offered Apps as part of a payment system, let's say a mortgage, does that mean you can monitor/pay through your phone?"

Yes

You typically don't need an App for a regular computer because you can use their website with that. Most of the good companies have their websites designed to recognize cell phones and present a cell phone friendly interface.

So in most cases you don't need an app at all. If you are happy with how their website looks on your phone I would just use that and avoid the Apps.

myshka

Canada

pronounced mish-ka
Dec 4th, 2017 01:23 PM   Edit   Profile  

What ECS-3 said ...

"If the software product is free, then you are the product."

That also.

External link: reminds me of this classic meme

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Dec 4th, 2017 02:43 PM   Edit   Profile  

Often, a bookmark to the appropriate web page will work just as well as an app. Other times, the app is far superior. I figure out which one it is and then base whether I keep the app on that.

I spend literally zero time worrying about whether I am being tracked so I can't speak as to that part.

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Dec 4th, 2017 02:49 PM   Edit   Profile  

Most of my apps are functions like GPS, StroboSoft tuner, conversions, compass, photo editing, junk like that, Internet Radio, weather radar, emergency weather reports.

Jake
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Wait, what?
Dec 6th, 2017 08:18 AM   Edit   Profile  

"If the software product is free, then you are the product."


This is actually more often "free with advertising". But true sometimes.

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