Aug, 23 2013

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Are we living in an age where our smartphones know a little too much about us? Is 48 hours of battery life more than enough? These are just some of the questions being mulled this week over at Android Forums. Check out what’s got everyone talking in this week’s edition of From the Forums.

Paranoid Android — One forum member has had enough with smartphones. They know our every move. Our significant others might be installing secret spyware to receive duplicates of every text message we send (no, seriously, that’s what this dude is saying). He just wants a phone from 1995. Do you?

While on the subject of paranoid smartphone users, member matt190191 is lamenting the loss of a recently stolen HTC One. He’s probably wishing he opted into Android Device Manager.

Custom Moto X handsets, oh my! — The Moto X launched today, did you hear? That means it’s time to start building your dream device. Even if you don’t plan on picking one up, the Moto Maker site will let you tailor a handset to your tastes using its set of virtual tools. Why not share the results?

Counterfeit MicroSD cards a real problem? — This ancient discussion on counterfeit MicroSD cards was recently bumped, and for good reason. While the decline of the SD card reader means many smartphone no longer use the technology, buyer definitely beware, especially when shopping MicroSD cards on eBay. They aren’t always what they seem.

Is 48 hours of up time overkill for a battery? — Yes, in an era when users are craving as much battery as they can possibly get, one is actually asking if the 48 hours of use claimed by the new Motorola DROID Maxx is actually too much. We’ll cede your point that a phone in most situations only needs to last a few days, but what’s the harm in more?

And that, my friends, is just a small smattering of what you will find over at Android Forums. If you haven’t already, why not head over and sign up for an account today?


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