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    Google getting a little heavy handed?

    Google made me turn on location before I could use it.
    What's that all about?

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    Clarify what you mean by “google”. Mobile? Desktop? Maps app?

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    Chrome on Android 5
    Would not allow me access to the net unless I turned on location.

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    Will Chrome allow you to choose a different search engine?

    I recommend Duck Duck Go.

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    I'll try it and see.

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    Chrome and Android are Google, best to avoid any google product.

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    Well that puts a lot of people on the fast track to lose all personal privacy.
    My son switched to an Iphone in recent years and still struggles to merge that with his entire business that's windows based.
    If I'm not assuming too much, a lot of those insiders who know are fearful of China's involvement in 5G.

    Having said all that, I went on a road trip yesterday, taking me 200 miles or so away.
    Perhaps they are just covering my back by having me turn on location to verify that my phone was not stolen. It just did it once when I logged on after returning home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Jobe View Post
    My son switched to an Iphone in recent years and still struggles to merge that with his entire business that's windows based.
    That kinda makes no sense. While it's true that there is more seamless integration between MacOS and iOS (which I fully leverage these days), I've never had any issues or challenges with iOS devices and Windows based computers and applications nor did thousands of my co-workers who carried iOS mobile devices and used Windows on the desktop. Even Office is pretty transparent between them. Theoretically, there should be the same benefits/challenges between a Windows based business and both Android and iOS on mobile applications since neither are Windows and Microsoft bagged "mobile Windows" for good awhile ago.
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    I’m in full agreement with Jim. Have never had a problem.

    That kinda makes no sense. While it's true that there is more seamless integration between MacOS and iOS (which I fully leverage these days), I've never had any issues or challenges with iOS devices and Windows based computers and applications nor did thousands of my co-workers who carried iOS mobile devices and used Windows on the desktop. Even Office is pretty transparent between them. Theoretically, there should be the same benefits/challenges between a Windows based business and both Android and iOS on mobile applications since neither are Windows and Microsoft bagged "mobile Windows" for good awhile ago.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Zellers View Post
    Will Chrome allow you to choose a different search engine?

    I recommend Duck Duck Go.
    I also use Duckduckgo and like it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Izzy Camire View Post
    I also use Duckduckgo and like it.
    Do I get there from google?
    I tried Samsung's Internet but it uses google.
    I'm a bit weak in technology, and I've
    never (knowingly) used anything but Google.
    Last edited by Bill Jobe; 05-27-2019 at 2:35 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rollie Meyers View Post
    Chrome and Android are Google, best to avoid any google product.
    Why?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt Day View Post
    Why?

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    Because just like everyone else on the internet they build a data base of users to sell to anyone who wants to pinpoint targets for their advertising and other uses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Jobe View Post
    Do I get there from google?
    I tried Samsung's Internet but it uses google.
    I'm a bit weak in technology, and I've
    never (knowingly) used anything but Google.
    Type www.duckduckgo.com into your browser's eddress line, hit return. As an alternative, you should be able to click on it in the previous sentence.

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    in firefox at least- Tools/Options, then 'search' on the left-- a little ways to the right and down is a dropdown which is likely defaulted to Google- drop it down and select DDgo or any other, and it will be your default. For temp use, if you have a 'search' window with a magnifying glass, click on the glass and it'll drop down to reveal other search engines to use temporarily..

    That said, I like Duck Duck Go for it's privacy features. But as a search engine, it's (a) lame (duck) ...
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