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Do you turn off "location access" in all the apps that don't need it?



 
 
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Old September 24th 16, 11:31 PM posted to comp.mobile.android,alt.cellular,alt.internet.wireless
Horace Algiers
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Default Do you turn off "location access" in all the apps that don't need it?

On Sat, 24 Sep 2016 10:58:49 -0700, AL wrote:

I have been using GPS since we put the DeLorme "buttons" on our dashboards


A Chrysler I had years ago kept the maps on an optical drive under the
drivers seat. It was a proprietary disk of course. Chrysler wanted $125
for an updated disk. I declined.


Yeah, I think I paid something like 300 bucks for "mapsource" (or something
like that) maps for my streetpilot III "RAM sticks" from garmin and about
$1000 for a Garmin nuvi 770 that had Europe maps.

Geezus. Who would have known a *free* map would be better than a $1000 pay
map!
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Old September 25th 16, 12:26 AM posted to comp.mobile.android,alt.cellular,alt.internet.wireless
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On Fri, 23 Sep 2016 22:42:47 -0700, Jeff Liebermann wrote:

There are roads on the maps that don't exist which the mapping
programs never fail to use as the preferred route.


??? How would any mapping program every use "maps that don't exist"?

Cheers, -- tlvp
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Old September 25th 16, 12:28 AM posted to comp.mobile.android,alt.cellular,alt.internet.wireless
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On Fri, 23 Sep 2016 23:49:56 -0700, AL wrote:

... telling me which lane to get
in for an upcoming freeway change is helpful ...


.... except, of course, for when it tells you wrong :-{ !

Cheers, -- tlvp
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Old September 25th 16, 01:53 AM posted to comp.mobile.android,alt.cellular,alt.internet.wireless
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On 09/24/2016 03:28 PM, tlvp wrote:
On Fri, 23 Sep 2016 23:49:56 -0700, AL wrote:

... telling me which lane to get
in for an upcoming freeway change is helpful ...


... except, of course, for when it tells you wrong :-{ !


A not uncommon occurrence :-(

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Old September 25th 16, 02:45 AM posted to comp.mobile.android,alt.cellular,alt.internet.wireless
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On 2016-09-25 00:26, tlvp wrote:
On Fri, 23 Sep 2016 22:42:47 -0700, Jeff Liebermann wrote:

There are roads on the maps that don't exist which the mapping
programs never fail to use as the preferred route.


??? How would any mapping program every use "maps that don't exist"?


No, roads that do not exist, painted on the maps.

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Old September 25th 16, 07:15 AM posted to comp.mobile.android,alt.cellular,alt.internet.wireless
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On Sat, 24 Sep 2016 16:53:45 -0700, The Real Bev wrote:

On 09/24/2016 03:28 PM, tlvp wrote:
On Fri, 23 Sep 2016 23:49:56 -0700, AL wrote:

... telling me which lane to get
in for an upcoming freeway change is helpful ...


... except, of course, for when it tells you wrong :-{ !


A not uncommon occurrence :-(


Made even more unpalatable by the occasions on which it urges you, several
times over, to keep left, say, then tells you to take the next exit, on the
right. Only thing more annoying is the CT Interstate road-repair warnings,
typically "Caution! Left two lanes closed ahead," followed by lane closures
of the right lane or two instead. Cheers, -- tlvp (sorry, gone way OT)
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Old September 25th 16, 07:20 AM posted to comp.mobile.android,alt.cellular,alt.internet.wireless
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On Sun, 25 Sep 2016 02:45:33 +0200, Carlos E.R. wrote:

On 2016-09-25 00:26, tlvp wrote:
On Fri, 23 Sep 2016 22:42:47 -0700, Jeff Liebermann wrote:

There are roads on the maps that don't exist which the mapping
programs never fail to use as the preferred route.


??? How would any mapping program every use "maps that don't exist"?


No, roads that do not exist, painted on the maps.


Oh, sorry. Dangling modifiers like that always confuse the heck out of me.
Thanks for reinterpreting for me. Cheers, -- tlvp
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Old September 25th 16, 11:52 AM posted to comp.mobile.android,alt.cellular,alt.internet.wireless
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On Sat, 24 Sep 2016 16:24:47 +0200, "Carlos E.R."
wrote:

On 2016-09-24 08:49, AL wrote:
On 9/23/2016 10:42 PM, Jeff Liebermann wrote:



There are roads on the maps that don't exist which the mapping
programs never fail to use as the preferred route.


Yep. More than one tourist here has tried to take his big car cross
country on a tiny dirt road because she said to. Then they get stuck in
the mountains with no cell service. Occasionally in our brutal summers
that turns out to be a fatal mistake.


That's very unfortunate. These apps do not take into account the quality
of the roads and the size/weight of the vehicle. You can learn of the
accidents they cause in the TV some times.

This summer a big lorry got stuck like a cork in a narrow street in a
village. Had to be extracted by a rescue truck pulling at 90 the rear
part. The lorry had been looking for a gas station that in fact was out
of service for years, near the highway but not that near. Chap lost a
day and expenses.


The driver should have been professional enough to know that the
vehicle he was driving was unsuitable to be driven on that road.

Some people always want to blame other people for their mistakes.
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Old September 25th 16, 12:13 PM posted to comp.mobile.android,alt.cellular,alt.internet.wireless
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On 2016-09-25 11:52, Chris in Makati wrote:
On Sat, 24 Sep 2016 16:24:47 +0200, "Carlos E.R."



That's very unfortunate. These apps do not take into account the quality
of the roads and the size/weight of the vehicle. You can learn of the
accidents they cause in the TV some times.

This summer a big lorry got stuck like a cork in a narrow street in a
village. Had to be extracted by a rescue truck pulling at 90 the rear
part. The lorry had been looking for a gas station that in fact was out
of service for years, near the highway but not that near. Chap lost a
day and expenses.


The driver should have been professional enough to know that the
vehicle he was driving was unsuitable to be driven on that road.


How would he know? He came from another country with the truck and load.
And here not every road is signalled for length or tonnage.
By the time he knew he couldn't reverse. You can not reverse one of
those things more than a few metres anyway.

Some people always want to blame other people for their mistakes.


Exactly! The map navigator gadget did a mistake. It guided to a gas
station that no longer existed, for starters. They had wrong information
and bad updates.

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Old September 25th 16, 04:46 PM posted to comp.mobile.android,alt.cellular,alt.internet.wireless
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On Sun, 25 Sep 2016 12:13:38 +0200, "Carlos E.R."
wrote:

On 2016-09-25 11:52, Chris in Makati wrote:
On Sat, 24 Sep 2016 16:24:47 +0200, "Carlos E.R."



That's very unfortunate. These apps do not take into account the quality
of the roads and the size/weight of the vehicle. You can learn of the
accidents they cause in the TV some times.

This summer a big lorry got stuck like a cork in a narrow street in a
village. Had to be extracted by a rescue truck pulling at 90 the rear
part. The lorry had been looking for a gas station that in fact was out
of service for years, near the highway but not that near. Chap lost a
day and expenses.


The driver should have been professional enough to know that the
vehicle he was driving was unsuitable to be driven on that road.


How would he know? He came from another country with the truck and load.
And here not every road is signalled for length or tonnage.
By the time he knew he couldn't reverse. You can not reverse one of
those things more than a few metres anyway.


People have been driving large trucks around for decades. How did they
manage before the days of sat-nav devices?

These things are aids to drivers, not something to blindly depend on
without giving any thought to what you are actually doing and applying
a bit of common sense.
 




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