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anyone know why the Find My Mobile feature from Samsung is so limited in the devices it supports? Apparently for Sprint users we're out of luck with this feature or am I missing something? anyone have any alternatives?
 
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anyone know why the Find My Mobile feature from Samsung is so limited in the devices it supports? Apparently for Sprint users we're out of luck with this feature or am I missing something? anyone have any alternatives?
Google device manager thingie? Works with any android device.

https://www.google.com/android/devicemanager
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Google device manager thingie? Works with any android device.

https://www.google.com/android/devicemanager
Whoa, this is exactly what I wanted! Thank you sir!
 
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Does anyone know of a program or app that works on phones that have the Location Services turned off? Probably not, I'd guess, but figured I'd ask. I leave Location Services turned off whenever I'm not using something that needs it, which is most of the time.
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Does anyone know of a program or app that works on phones that have the Location Services turned off? Probably not, I'd guess, but figured I'd ask. I leave Location Services turned off whenever I'm not using something that needs it, which is most of the time.
I don't think its possible. Without location services turned on how would an app find your phone. Just curious, why don't you have location services turned on? It isn't a big hit on battery so it doesn't make since. Unless you are one of those big brother is watching nuts.
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I don't think its possible. Without location services turned on how would an app find your phone. Just curious, why don't you have location services turned on? It isn't a big hit on battery so it doesn't make since. Unless you are one of those big brother is watching nuts.
Nuts? I don't think there's any reason to get personal here. And you don't have to be a "nut" to see all the privacy issues in the news almost daily. And with companies like Google, Face Book, etc that are avowed data thieves, er, collectors, I think it's wise to do what I can to try and keep my data more private.

I am a senior programmer for a large international company. We got into data mining way on the front end of the craze. But we never stooped to collecting the levels of personal identity level information most folks just accept these days. So I know how it works, and choose to limit what they can collect from me.
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I'm sure you've heard of App Ops? (Assuming you're either on 4.3 or a custom 4.4 ROM that has it). OEM's like to hide it away, but it is still there and still very much usable. You can set which permissions an app can use (to a certain extent) and if it tries to access something you've turned the permission off for, the device returns an empty set (essentially "null") for that data.

Here's the link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/d....appopsstarter
This app just calls the location where App Ops is in Android. Note that this app will *NOT* work in 4.4, since Google changed the way it's accessed.

edit: I've used this to disable a lot of what Facebook can access, among other apps.
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Thanks! Looks like a great app. Runs great on my 4.3 S4.
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