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Re: Any Google Android Users Here?

Postby zer0nz » Wed Apr 20, 2011 8:54 pm

PenquistaDeCorazon wrote:
charlescellist wrote:Not sure about google, but i believe there's no iTunes store also? Even Mexico has iTunes...
Well - at least we're the first place in the world to have net neutrality!

http://www.engadget.com/2010/07/15/chil ... y-we-star/

It's been a while since I bought anything on iTunes but here in Canada there were apps that were not available on itunes canadian store. A workaround for me was to buy US iTune store cards (either on eBay or physically) and create a US account that way.....
Another workaround I tried last year is this one:
http://www.mythoughtsonthings.com/archi ... redit-card


Yes, i saw those work around, but after reading it involves changined the sim carrier for the moments of the download, putting my NZ sim was just as fast,

but i fail to see how the app will work when you go to pay with your chilean card, because you have to choose the counrtry of the credit card, and then provide an address, i have tried it before with my USA Miami Mailbox with my Chilean credit card, google denied me and marked the payment as fraudulant....

so nz card with nz sim was a sure thing....

I also found the pirated version of all the apps i wanted in chile, but hey, i like things to work easy, paying a little amount of money for a problem free install is not a problem
guess this is a reason chilean pirate!
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Re: Any Google Android Users Here?

Postby zer0nz » Wed Apr 20, 2011 8:59 pm

otravers wrote:I have the same phone and was similarly aggravated by Google's screwed up marketplace. Search the web and you'll see people are pissed off about this all over the world, not just in Chile. Just search the web for the name of your application +apk and you'll usually find officious copies. That's how I got Skype or Chrome to Phone. Yes even some free applications are not available everywhere! This is retarded beyond comprehension (yeah yeah I know all the bullshit official reasons like pandering to phone carriers - it's still diamond-grade stupid). Just like with the absence of any decent and affordable online music service in Chile, my answer to this nonsense is: "you know what, you won't sell it to me so I'll get it for free."



Thanks for the heads up on chrome and skype.... i see skype released VOIP over 3g today.,,,, have to try it out! didnt know there was free apps blocked also!
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Re: Any Google Android Users Here?

Postby zer0nz » Wed Apr 20, 2011 9:02 pm

Ripsigg wrote:Iphone=ugh :mrgreen:

If you haven't already, root your phone and use the link for that market enabler a few posts back up.

Another option? If you got a US amazon account, load up the Amazon Appstore. Google for it or just visit Amazon.com in your browser and look for a link to it. Amazon has their very own market of apps and they promise a different paid app for free everyday.

You can also use Amazon to buy Mp3s without DRM that you can store in the Amazon cloud(to stream on your Android phone whenever you want) as well as download to put on any device.

I frankly can't imagine why anyone would even bother buying an Iphone anymore?!?


apple = axis of evil, wheres bush when yo need him!
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Re: Any Google Android Users Here?

Postby PenquistaDeCorazon » Wed Apr 20, 2011 9:04 pm

I guess this is where PX says.
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Re: Any Google Android Users Here?

Postby Spang » Wed Apr 20, 2011 11:08 pm

otravers wrote: "you know what, you won't sell it to me so I'll get it for free."


Unrelated to Android phones, but my god I agree with this statement so much, being from the UK which is where of most of my online shopping accounts are, and when I try to buy something this pops up 'Sorry we can't sell you this product in your current region'.

That message drives me up the wall, I could understand if it came from a US website as it would be cheaper for me to buy but from a UK one where I'm paying a premium for the product, surely it would be in their interest to sell it to me but no they rather that I resort to other means to acquire what I want. Bastards!
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Re: Any Google Android Users Here?

Postby otravers » Thu Apr 21, 2011 8:40 am

patagoniax wrote:some still have not gotten the word


And we know where they are :twisted:
http://radar.oreilly.com/2011/04/apple- ... cking.html
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Re: Any Google Android Users Here?

Postby Ripsigg » Thu Apr 21, 2011 8:24 pm

PatX, yes most phones can be tracked, but this IPhone thing is worse. It stores a file of all locations where the phone has been on a file on the phone. This means that if someone has physically access to either the phone or the computer it is linked with, you can gain access to the file and know the whereabouts of the person. In other words, if you have an Iphone, give me 5 minutes and I can know everywhere you've been.
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Re: Any Google Android Users Here?

Postby PenquistaDeCorazon » Fri Apr 22, 2011 4:17 am

http://news.cnet.com/8301-31921_3-20056344-281.html

Law enforcement agencies have known since at least last year that an iPhone or iPad surreptitiously records its owner's location, and have used that geolocation data to aid criminal investigations.

Apple has never publicized the undocumented feature buried deep within the software that operates iPhones and iPads, which became the topic of criticism earlier this week after a researcher at a conference in Santa Clara, Calif. described in detail how it works. Apple had acknowledged to Congress last year only that "cell tower and Wi-Fi access point information" is "intermittently" collected and "transmitted to Apple" every 12 hours.

At least some Android phones also store location information, Magnus Eriksson, a Swedish programmer, told CNET today, albeit for a shorter time. And research by another security analyst suggests that "virtually all Android devices" send some of those coordinates back to Google.

Among computer forensics specialists, those location logs -- which record cell tower coordinates and time stamps and cannot easily be disabled by someone who wants to use location services -- are not merely an open secret. They've become a valuable sales pitch when targeting customers in police, military, and intelligence agencies.

The U.K-based company Forensic Telecommunications Services Ltd. advertises its iXAM product as able to "extract GPS location fixes" from an iPhone 3GS including "latitude, longitude, altitude and time." Its literature boasts: "These are confirmed fixes--they prove that the device was definitely in that location at that time." Another mobile forensics company, Cellebrite, brags that its products can pluck out geographical locations derived from both "Wi-Fi and cell tower" signals.............
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Re: Any Google Android Users Here?

Postby zer0nz » Tue Jul 05, 2011 12:04 pm

http://lifehacker.com/5818047/google-ma ... -countries

hacking your android phone to allow google maps navigation to work in unsupported countries... like chile.....

i havent tried it yet because i brought NDrive Chile that does the job (mas o menos)
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Re: Any Google Android Users Here?

Postby HybridAmbassador » Tue Apr 03, 2012 3:22 pm

I don't use Android phones but how about a few questions about Apple's iphones?
Intending to travel to Chile-Argentine, _Un futuro cercano_ I have an iphone.
Could I or find some one,some phone store clerks in Chile and pay them/him to have my
iphone unlocked and buy a Chilean "SIM" card and be able to use that chip there?
Or should I have some one here in the stateside, unlock my phone.? Any input will be greately appreciated!
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