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Old 10-09-2012, 04:06 PM   #76
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Nope you got to turn WiFi off yourself which is easy to do with the app. Great to know it works on the HD model! I would be lost without that app!
Another question for you Blossom.

What browser do you use and why do you like it? Do you use Flash for any websites? It seems like that is why people use other browsers? Or does Silk "spy" on users?

I noticed when browsing an item I bought at Amazon, it showed I purchased this on my account! It shocked me because I go to other wesbsites and worry and my personal info going to another website by malicious websites. Do you use a type of WOT (web of truth) that shows if green for safe, yellow for not, red for danger? This is what I use for Firefox, though not always accurate.

I don't like (yet I do for Prime movies) it automatically logs you into your Amazon account.
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Another question for you Blossom.

What browser do you use and why do you like it? Do you use Flash for any websites? It seems like that is why people use other browsers? Or does Silk "spy" on users?

I noticed when browsing an item I bought at Amazon, it showed I purchased this on my account! It shocked me because I go to other wesbsites and worry and my personal info going to another website by malicious websites. Do you use a type of WOT (web of truth) that shows if green for safe, yellow for not, red for danger? This is what I use for Firefox, though not always accurate.

I don't like (yet I do for Prime movies) it automatically logs you into your Amazon account.
I use Silk with accelerator turn off on my KF.

Amazon always logs what what you buy and shows the little yellow banner. I love it otherwise I would try to buy things I already own not to mention it comes in handy to remember when it was purchased or given away. I can easily tell the others in the Romance Deals thread. This is a repeat freebie from last month and so on.

No I don't use a WOT. I've been on the net since 91 and I'm pretty saavy on knowing what is fake and what is a real site. I do use Firefox with Ad Block Plus to block ads and other malicious popups and I don't have flash installed. I use Chrome for flash sites.
Those are really all I worry about on my PC.

It's not easy to steal someone's info unless you go to a phishing site and give it to them. As for Trojans and malware most are in ads and popups so a blocker is necessary not to mention a good firewall and Antivirus and the occasional malware\spyware checker.
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I use Silk with accelerator turn off on my KF.

Amazon always logs what what you buy and shows the little yellow banner. I love it otherwise I would try to buy things I already own not to mention it comes in handy to remember when it was purchased or given away. I can easily tell the others in the Romance Deals thread. This is a repeat freebie from last month and so on.

No I don't use a WOT. I've been on the net since 91 and I'm pretty saavy on knowing what is fake and what is a real site. I do use Firefox with Ad Block Plus to block ads and other malicious popups and I don't have flash installed. I use Chrome for flash sites.
Those are really all I worry about on my PC.

It's not easy to steal someone's info unless you go to a phishing site and give it to them. As for Trojans and malware most are in ads and popups so a blocker is necessary not to mention a good firewall and Antivirus and the occasional malware\spyware checker.
Thanks Blossom. What does turning accelerator off on Silk do for safety or otherwise?

Okay as for the "Fire" I clean cookies, history. But otherwise what can you do for safety particularly on the Fire? Sometimes just opening a website can (malicious) setoff a virus.

But I mean (not sure if your original Fire is this way) Amazon keeps you logged in to your account even though you never logged in on the Fire HD. So they want you to BUY, BUY, BUY. I thought that is why people used a different browser on the Fire.
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Thanks Blossom. What does turning accelerator off on Silk do for safety or otherwise?

Okay as for the "Fire" I clean cookies, history. But otherwise what can you do for safety particularly on the Fire? Sometimes just opening a website can (malicious) setoff a virus.

But I mean (not sure if your original Fire is this way) Amazon keeps you logged in to your account even though you never logged in on the Fire HD. So they want you to BUY, BUY, BUY. I thought that is why people used a different browser on the Fire.
No Silk sometimes doesn't render a website correctly. Like Dolphin will let me choose to fool the site into thinking I am on desktop so I don't get the mobile version. Turning of the accelerator keeps the pages from being cached on Amazon server. I find it causes pages not to load.

Android viruses are not wide spread on websites. The only thing to worry about is installing apps from the wrong source like Dark Net or unknown app with not too many reviews. Otherwise it's still pretty safe that I don't use even use a antivirus.
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No Silk sometimes doesn't render a website correctly. Like Dolphin will let me choose to fool the site into thinking I am on desktop so I don't get the mobile version. Turning of the accelerator keeps the pages from being cached on Amazon server. I find it causes pages not to load.

Android viruses are not wide spread on websites. The only thing to worry about is installing apps from the wrong source like Dark Net or unknown app with not too many reviews. Otherwise it's still pretty safe that I don't use even use a antivirus.
Which Dolphin do you have mini?. Could you provide a link like before? It really helped me before. It is hard to find all of the info here because it is sooo much info here to read. Is it from 1Mobile? Or a link to your favorite apps?

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Which Dolphin do you have mini?. Could you provide a link like before? It really helped me before. It is hard to find all of the info here because it is sooo much info here to read. Is it from 1Mobile? Or a link to your favorite apps?

Thanks Blossom.
Mini on phone, full on KF or did I no longer use it on my KF. I don't do enough surfing. Link is here for Tablet version.
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I finally have some time to play around to tinker with my 16GB KFHD. I have so many touch screen devices that I want to start configuring some for more specific purposes. The KFHD screen and sound are terrific so I'm going to eventually customize it to be a 7" media player.

It is completely stock and unrooted.

I've installed the following so far:

ADW Launcher EX - an alternative launcher.
MX Video - video playback (various formats)
Songza - streaming audio
Komik - cbz/cbr comic reader
Cool Reader - epub reader (looking for something better)
TuneSync - wirelessly sync iTunes playlists
WiFi File Explorer Pro - wireless file management
UberMusic w/Zune skin - Music player

Screenshots attached are of the ADW Launcher and UberMusic.

I've been a big fan of Microsoft's Zune media players and UberMusic does a fantastic job of replicating the Zune HD UI. UberMusic downloads artist pictures and displays them in the "now playing" screen.

I'm quite pleased with the progress so far and very happy that I upgraded my KFv1 to the HD.
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Doesn't work:
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You can get pretty much all the google apps except play working without root.
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I have maps and gmail up and running. However you have to turn off notifications for gmail or it has a weird interaction with the notification bar. If you want notifications, just setup the default email client to update the notification bar and open gmail to look at your mail.

Aside from the above mentioned gmail issue I've found very few issues with the 20-30 odd apps I've side loaded. I rooted and installed play as well though.
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You can get pretty much all the google apps except play working without root.
I have maps and gmail up and running. However you have to turn off notifications for gmail or it has a weird interaction with the notification bar. If you want notifications, just setup the default email client to update the notification bar and open gmail to look at your mail.

Aside from the above mentioned gmail issue I've found very few issues with the 20-30 odd apps I've side loaded. I rooted and installed play as well though.
The post you quoted is from 2011 and for the Original Kindle Fire in which Google apps will not work without the framework and rooting.
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The post you quoted is from 2011 and for the Original Kindle Fire in which Google apps will not work without the framework and rooting.
Not sure what thread you're looking at but the link points to a thread from Sept 2012 about the KFHD.

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1895040
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Not sure what thread you're looking at but the link points to a thread from Sept 2012 about the KFHD.

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1895040
Well I guess she's right about the original post, but still the info I posted is for the kfhd 7 and 8.9 The google apps are tricky to sideload correctly since you need the framework.
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Not sure what thread you're looking at but the link points to a thread from Sept 2012 about the KFHD.

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1895040
Jack's post he quoted from. It's was from 2011 when the KF first came out.
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Well I guess she's right about the original post, but still the info I posted is for the kfhd 7 and 8.9 The google apps are tricky to sideload correctly since you need the framework.
This is thread is pretty much for the original Kindle Fire up to 10/12. In the past month I have seem a few confused themselves with what apps work because they didn't look at the date, causing them to have to do a factory reset to fix their KFHD.
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I've successfully sideloaded the Dolphin Browser (and other apps) on my Fire 2, but for the life of me I can't figure out how to add the "Add to Pocket" add-on. A link wants to send me to the Amazon store and I know it's not there. There is not an APK file for it on my Android phone. Anyone know how I can add this to Dolphin?
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I've successfully sideloaded the Dolphin Browser (and other apps) on my Fire 2, but for the life of me I can't figure out how to add the "Add to Pocket" add-on. A link wants to send me to the Amazon store and I know it's not there. There is not an APK file for it on my Android phone. Anyone know how I can add this to Dolphin?

http://www.1mobile.com/search.php?ke...=dolphin%20add
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