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In Less Than Two Years, a Smartphone Could Be Your Only Computer

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  1. ekim68

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  2. hewee

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    Not for me.
     
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    Smart phones use apps. Still need computers to make them.
     
  4. valis

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    Either of you read the article?


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  5. hewee

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    Yes I did read it. I thinks on my desktop I would not trust on anything I lose control of. With WiFi etc and made apps you just can not lock things down like you can with a desktop or laptop.
    I never like chat or sharing programs and that is what a Smartphone is made to do.
     
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    Thing is, hewee, they are evolving, and rapidly. I spend about 95% of my non-work comp time on a tablet. This may be the best tech purchase Ive made; books, movies all play fine, Im obviously online, it cost me $40 and it fits in my back pocket.
     
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    $40 total or a month? What is it you got?
     
  8. valis

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    no, $40 total. BestBuy had a huge sale around the first of December, got a Lenovo 5500f tablet. It doesn't come with 3g, but does with wifi, and I already had a mobile hotspot for work. Works great for me.
     
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    Wow that is a great deal.

    I got the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 for over 3 times that cost and it's a 7" screen. Going to take it back to Costco. I would keep it for music and video but the sound just does not sound good.
    Plus don't like that it's hooked up to my Gmail account.

    Like to get something I can make safer like my computer and be able to use same programs so not means a laptop unless a tablet is the same. I like to get a Convertible Laptop type that has Windows OS. Then I can install things on it just like on this computer.
    I like my hosts file and my control on not seeing ads and knowing what goes out and what comes into the computer and I don't have that with the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 and I just don't that. Do not have a cell phone either. If I can get a free one that really is just a phone or more just basic with camera that is all I need. I would get more use by having the camera then the phone.

    But I did find out I did not have the WiFi right here at home. Got the newer Comcast modem that has the WiFi but you also have the share WiFi and I still need to find out how to turn it off. But I was using the share WiFi but now got account on the Galaxy to use my Comcast account so get a whole lot faster speed. I just got 48 Mbps download on WiFi so that is great. But speeds jump around a lot because I just got 29 Mpbs.
    I used http://speedspot.org/ for the test. It finds hot spot too
     
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    If you use costco a bunch, may have to switch to cash. Pretty sure they are killing off the AMEX ability there.

    Yeah, I got lucky and got a smoking deal on it. Outside of my phone, this is easily the most used tech purchase I've made in the past 5 years. Watch movies, read books, access the web......
     
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    Hi Valis . All you seem to do with your tablet is social media. Tell me the real computing you can do with your tablet. That would interest me.
     
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    Nearly forgot, you are aware that ALL smart devices can and should be classed as spyware.Think about it smart devices are 2 way carriers of information. Computers are reasonably secure for now.
     
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    I use it as a tablet. For computing I use my laptop.

    What else would I use it for? :confused:
     
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    Dont really agree with that one. Any internet device can be compromised; classing hardware as spyware to me just seems silly.

    That said, I do work IT, and know enough not to access my bank account from my cell. Thats just common sense IMHO.
     
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    Hi Again I,m not talking about the obvious bank accounts etc. Samsung admits to spying via their smart devices. Read their small print it is all there. Gmail scans e-mails and searches and targets accordingly. Google, every time you switch on wants to update all its apps.What it is doing is collating information on you. They already know where you live. Believe me the two years you are talking about Big Brother will truly have arrived if not here now. It will all be done in the name of national security. Look at what your government wants regarding the internet. Still silly?
     
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