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Old 12-06-2020, 09:39 AM   #11
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Yeah, my banking app automatically signs me out if no activity; only mentioned banking as an example.

I’ve only recently become aware or signing in to Google and purely due tracking, privacy etc, I would rather I choose what and when I sign in.

Even when I sign back into Google Maps, there’s still no voice navigation ?
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Old 12-06-2020, 09:43 AM   #12
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I also believe Google’s dominance, constant monitoring, tracking and advertising is ruining the internet.
I wouldn’t worry about it. It’s not just Google that are monitoring/tracking you/us etc.

Ditch the smartphone and go back to the good old Nokia
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Old 12-06-2020, 09:49 AM   #13
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My personal opinion is that you are being overcautious but that's for you to decide. Good luck with continued signing in and signing out.
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I’d rather be over cautious; being so has served me well.
Hence why I still use a passcode to access my phone rather than Face ID or a fingerprint.
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Old 12-06-2020, 10:12 AM   #14
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I wouldn’t worry about it. It’s not just Google that are monitoring/tracking you/us etc.

Ditch the smartphone and go back to the good old Nokia
I don’t worry about it; just don’t agree with it.
It’s on par with listening in to our phone calls.

Can you imagine, when mobile phones first hit the market, if network providers were listening to and recording our personal & private telephone calls.

With the likes of Google, every aspect of our lives is being monitored for the sake advertising (so they say); if the Government was to track us in such a manner, they’ll be a public out cry, stating it’s against our Civil Liberties.

We shouldn’t have to resort to outdated technology.
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With the likes of Google, every aspect of our lives is being monitored for the sake advertising (so they say); if the Government was to track us in such a manner, they’ll be a public out cry, stating it’s against our Civil Liberties.

We shouldn’t have to resort to outdated technology.
Classic example. Depending on what phone network you’re on, TomTom know exactly where you are, what speed you’re travelling at, & which direction etc.
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Classic example. Depending on what phone network you’re on, TomTom know exactly where you are, what speed you’re travelling at, & which direction etc.
Yeah, totally unacceptable.
When we buy a device, whether it be a stand alone Sat Nav, Baby Monitor Camera or Virtual Assistants; manufactures of such devices shouldn’t be constantly gathering information and spying on their users.

In recent years, it transpired that emails are not private, secure or encrypted and are scanned for keywords for marketing purposes.

Would Royal Mail have ever took off or been so popular for so long, if our letters where being read by staff prior to delivery.

Imagine a smart Tv with a built in camera, watching our every move, constantly watching, listening and recording everything we do in our living room, bedrooms in front of the TV ..... I guess a device like Facebooks Portal.

In regard to TOMTOM.... Apples Maps on the iPhone is powered by TOMTOM.


However, could a glitch with Googles signing in process cause my Google Maps to lose its voice navigation; I’m wondering whether I need to be signed in to hear navigation ?

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Old 12-06-2020, 08:22 PM   #17
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If its Barclays you can extend the time out in the settings

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Check app is on newest version and go into phone settings and then open google maps thinks maybe further settings you can turn on and off there along with volume for voice commands.
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Prefer Apple maps, seems to be much more precise.
Google maps does the same thing on my iPhone 8 Plus, only give audible directions is I use Apple play in the car.
Apple maps works always.
Don’t get tomtom for your iPhone, it’s dreadfully slow and annoying.

About tracking, nothing beats Facebook, my wife has Facebook and whenever something is mentioned near her phone, minutes later an advertisement pops up with the subject, pain in the back, some advert, looking for a holiday, so,e advert never stops.

It actually works for me the other way, any company who send me an advert, or spams me, I will never buy of, I rather do without.
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Old 30-07-2020, 04:20 PM   #20
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When I signed back into Google originally, it must have either been a glitch or takes a couple of days to reinstate Google Maps spoken directions, as it’s all working as expected now but it does appear to only give spoken direction when signed into Google.

I must admit, Apple maps does look better, kind of less cluttered, although I do prefer the look of the satellite view of Google maps during directions, which doesn’t appears to be available in Apple Maps.

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