Android or iPhone-- which do you prefer?

Android or iPhone?

  • Android

    Votes: 15 93.8%
  • iPhone

    Votes: 1 6.3%

  • Total voters
    16

Maes17

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It's probably because of how much I've become to reliant on it. In school, a couple years ago, (I'm a freshmeat adult here) it was important to use technology. Now more than ever, students are reliant on technology to do work and learn. Also, its that fact all my friends and family are connected through world wide web. Family overseas, family who are about 1 an hour drive away, etc. The need to gain and pass information no matter how relevant or irrelevant it is. That's just my take on it, anyone else willing to add or disagree, welcome to.
Tech is ingrained in today’s culture now. For some tech is scary and for reasons I don’t blame. For others like you who have made it a standard, integrated part of living then carry on. Tech isn’t that scary to use tbh.

However my phone is an iphone xr. So in apple standards - outdated
 






Maes17

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You either find alternatives that are not as invasive, use a front-end to access Google when necessary, or simply learn to become less dependent on technology and more dependent on conventional means of doing things. However, it's not just Google you have to be wary of; it's every company with a shoddy privacy policy and a proven track record of mining and marketing user data (think Microsoft and Facebook).

It is possible to use Android without Google Services. I have a de-Googled custom Android ROM installed and generally have no problems though I occasionally get a notification telling me a certain app won't run properly without it. Most apps I use are FOSS and downloaded via F-Droid, but if I need to download the occasional app from the Google Play Store I use Aurora Store as a front-end and never download apps containing ads. There are decent alternatives for all Google products, I suggest visiting PrivacyTools and PRISM-Break and seeing what software alternatives they recommend in each category.
That’s my hesitation on becoming to reliant on tech. I find convenience in it but the shady privacy issues is something I keep an eye on
 






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