Brandall, not to hi-jack but I've followed this thread since you first posted it and seem to have a good understanding of how Tasker works.
If I'm not as much concerned with auto-syncing, is there a theoretical way to create a profile where my 3g/wifi is always off unless i physically open an app?
I first followed this because of my g/f's battery complaints and her sync wishes, but I'd rather be able to check things as I please rather than vice versa and was wondering if you had any insight. Thanks
Context - Application (select Browser for example)
#1 Kill App (browser)
#2 Turn on data/wifi connection (you can use such variables as %WIFIOC if you'd prefer to check WiFi had successfully connected prior to turning on mobile data)
#3 Wait (for however long it normally takes your device to get a data connection)
#4 Load App - (Load Browser)
Add Exit Task (If you want)
#1 Turn off data connections
Unfortunately the exit task triggers whenever the chosen application is no longer in the foreground (%LAPP). So the minute you press your home button, or flick to another app, however briefly, it'll kill the connection...
Hope that gives you a start to build from!