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If you have Jelly Bean, don't use Google Now it wastes battery anyway. Still, if you need to laugh at silly videos and whimsical trend, Youtube is a place to go. I don't trust MS one bit. I'm usually not logged into my account when I use GSearch. For as much slack that Bing receives, their map service is actually pretty good. Unfortunately my Church and I both use Google Drive a lot Phones are more difficult due to the small number of actual competitors.

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These last few years I feel like Gene Hackman living in a Faraday cage and constantly looking up. Both Google and FB are working out elaborate spy sattelite arrays and high altitude drones. The excuse is to be the benefactor to bring internet to every corner of the planet. By co-incidence they can now see and record every move a human can make.

NO and i have done whatever possible to never use any google service. I avoid FB as well. But how does one truly know what every possible method is out there to track you? How do you explain this to your senator when his whole campaign ran on a google service, FB or twitter? The only real power we have is to stop using the services so it hits these companies in the pocketbook. Personally I don't make a dent - there are too many sheep that like to have google direct them.

Perhaps eventually people will catch on? Just out of curiosity who really buys from an ad shown on a google search or in FB? I have to ask. I have neverbought any item from such an ad. I've had it for about 3 minutes. Only to find the exact format as gmail. Let's face it, google has their hooks in ALL of the net. I think the best way to quit google would be to try my surfboard out on the ocean.

You forgot one of the biggest ones: These are pretty easy to get used to minus YouTube , but giving up Android is harder than any of these. That may take some time. Very interesting but the big questions is should I switch? In the end it boils down to do I trust or think any other company will be any more trustworthy with my personal info.

A very good point. It's all about trust. And as far as I'm concerned, even though Google is a MASSIVE company that has its tendrils creeping into every corner of the Internet and they've made a few blunders in the past, I still trust them more than I would some other company. I do need to add the point that Microsoft's services track users as much as Google's do. Ultimately, though, I'm responsible for guarding my own privacy where any web site is concerned. Should that choice come down to ditching Google I will.

I'm not, at this time, convinced that it does. And yes, Joel, they've made a few blunders and, like any other company they will do so again. In the past they've fixed the blunders as fast as a huge company like them are able to there really hasn't been any malicious actions on their part that I'm aware of.

And they aren't anywhere near as much of a privacy threat that Facebook is by design. Of course the ultimate in Internet security is not to use the Internet at all. And I don't see that happening any time soon! I'm usually not logged into my account when I use GSearch. Even when I do, I never allow it to track my history. It's petty, I know, since my data is still being collected anyway, but much better than nothing.

Vimeo is certainly a very good place, but it emanates more serious feel and since it's a place for creators, serve more original contents than Youtube. Still, if you need to laugh at silly videos and whimsical trend, Youtube is a place to go. So Gsearch, Gmail, and Youtube. The rest I can live without. The question is could we stop using google services when it has one of the best services as well as has the most of the mobile phone market which uses its services to make most of the phones services.

I'm already in progress, using a mix of both chrome and firefox, using none of microsoft products but windows 7, and i currently have ubuntu desktop The switch from Google is less about competency or product quality, but more about trust and privacy.

I'm actually impressed by the quality of Google's products over the years and the privacy issue doesn't affect me much yet? Quitting MS and Fruitco is a cinch unless you are addicted to gaming. Switch to Linux or BSD. Google unfortunately more insidious and pervasive. Google is like your friendly corner drug dealer. Keeps offering new addictive convenience features. Before you know it, you are entangled too deep to extricate yourself.

I'm currently doing the opposite, trying to replace all my non-Google apps and services with the Google alternatives for a more streamlined experience.

When I take the time to read the new privacy policy and other Google problems I might switch but like the saying goes, 'what you can't see or know doesn't hurt you'. Even though I am not going to leave Google as I don't feel their policies affect me personally in such a detrimental way, I think is a good article for those who do and just in general showing that there are infact alternatives to Google which is not the be all and end all of internet services.

Unfortunately my Church and I both use Google Drive a lot Are there alternatives to Google Drive? I like that you can make the files right there on the site. MUO is the source. What do I do with my Android phone and apps. You have the right to unsubscribe from all Google services. Android is the fast growing Smartphone OS and the largest globally.

I am all for taking on Goliath If that is what is required but post a complete strategy. Phones are more difficult due to the small number of actual competitors. If you don't like Android and don't want to go iPhone, your only real choices are Blackberry or Windows Phone imo. I totally wish I was paid a piece of that multimillion dollar pie for writing this article. Alas, as I mentioned in the article intro: But isn't the issue privacy and data abuse?

There is no viable option for Youtube. For rest of services it can be managed, but I will miss Gmail spam filter. I'm not particularly picky with my information on online. The information I "gave" is used for other services to generate profit, I wouldn't mind too.

The information is free, my safety is not compromised, and as long as I and my information remain anonymous, I don't mind them taking free information to make their service better. Moving from Google to services provided by Microsoft to get more security and privacy?

And then the you recommend hotmail, a service being replaced by outlook. As far as I know, Outlook. And in case you overlooked it, I also recommended GMX for privacy freaks. You've to forward them. And because Gmail put emails like a thread, that's why it's hard. You "can't" forward whole threads. You have to do it one by one. Why should Google make it easy to leave their womb?! Google is like a roach motel - e-mails go in but they can't come out. Google is like an alligator - it's easy to keep the 'gators jaws from opening but it is next to impossible to open them when they clamped shut around you.

Wow people want to quit google?? It's an issue of trust, really. If you trust Google, then their integration of various services is quite a boon. Your article a bit made my mind to quit Google. I many times have thought to quit it as my account is filled with some annoyances.

There are many services which I've never used or just touched it and they ended up in listing in my dashboard like Adsense, Analytics, Friend Connect, iGoogle, Latitude, Orkut, Product Search and Webmaster tools. I have no business with any of these services. There are many others which Google say not available in dashboard.

I think if I delete my account entirely with every single service I will feel some comfortable. I can then make a fresh account or whatever decision I'll make. But I'm kinda proud of that I'm Google user from half of I still have that first default email of Google. This can be used to show others. When people see that 'on blogger since xyz' or 'joined YouTube in xyz year' It's a small happy feeling and can be increased after few more years. So I actually want to delete my Google account and I don't care about thousands of comments I've made on Youtube or whatever history I've in my account but just the fact I'm an old Google user or will become always stop me from deleting my account.

Well, if you're locked in by a contract then there isn't much you can do, is there? You can pay the early termination fee if you're really serious. Otherwise, you can just ride it out. What platform would you use if it were NOT Android?

Get a custom ROM, root your phone, and ride it out. If you have Jelly Bean, don't use Google Now it wastes battery anyway. Even FX is better than Chrome now. Also I never ever had problems with Firefox before. Now the latest 25 release does not sync anymore, etc. Don't know where you got that idea from. Also, reasons to use google: Best of their kind. I don't use these 2, but I've heard they're good: Google is a very convenient thing.

However, it is very easy to live without their maps, search and GMail - coz there are good alternatives for that bing maps, bing search or there are many many search engines, and there are many mail servers. Youtube on the other hand is something not as easily replaceable. It is an open standard that is maintained by a nonprofit organization. Anyone who wants to can participate. This way the users can chose freely between different ID4me providers and can also change the provider anytime.

Further information can be found here: The Internet has been abuzz for hours with frustrated users on Twitter, Reddit and Google's support forums claiming that "OK Google" and "Hey Google" voice detection has stopped working on their phones. The issue was affecting users all over the world, and across different manufacturers such as Samsung, OnePlus, Xiaomi and others.

This error was so infuriating because the one common solution, to simply retrain Voice Match to fix OK Google detection, wasn't working because the options to do so in the settings were grayed out. However it looks like Google, without any fanfare, has rolled out a fix for this, and it is now possible to retrain Voice Match once more and activate Assistant with your voice again.

My own "Ok Google" detection was broken and I managed to fix it using this method! If Google Assistant isn't responding to you, maybe it is because you're speaking the wrong language. There you will see dozens of language options, each one with a checkbox, so you can set primary and secondary languages if desired. Google will automatically detect which language you're speaking and switch between them automagically.

If you're multilingual, be warned that voice recognition for languages other than English can sometimes be subpar. Updating your language pack may also solve your problem. From the same Voice menu, go to Offline speech recognition and download or update your English US language pack.

As a voice-based system, Google Assistant relies on uninterrupted access to your smartphone's microphone. If it has a dotted line, you may have a problem with your microphone. If that doesn't work, check the microphone settings within the Google app.

Occasionally, apps running in the background are making noises which may interfere with the microphone picking up your voice, so check these too — and close any that you think may be making noise.

If you have a Samsung with Bixby or S Voice installed and would prefer to use Google's voice assistant instead, your best bet might be to disable Bixby or S Voice on your device entirely. To do this, just locate the app icon for S Voice or Bixby and then long long press it and select Disable. Also, and this is probably the oldest advice in the book, it never hurts to do a quick reboot — sometimes magic really does happen. From there, toggle the feature on. If all else fails, it might be time to retrain your digital companion.

Have you had problems with Google Assistant? Have we missed any useful fixes? Let us know below. Now setup Google voice. Once successful, you can update Google app back to the latest version. This fixed the issue for me Sony Performance Android 8. I just spent a while troubleshooting this issue and realized the phone was in battery saver mode. Please note that OK Google voice detection does not work when battery saver is enabled!

I've been looking for about an hour and this is my issue. I was going crazy in my car over this. I use battery saver a lot. When you charge the phone battery saver turns off. But I believe it is new in Android v9 that when you unplug again it goes back into battery saver mode. So my phone is basically always in battery saver mode when unplugged. This problem was always there but I never noticed it until the android update.

The same is true for this article and any other forum I found. After trying other fixes that didn't fix anything, I tried your method. It took less than a minute and everything is back to normal. It worked like a charm but when I say "ok google" when phone is locked it says "cant reach Google at the moment".

Is there a fix for that? I have a Samsung s8 with EE. I have been using Google assistant with my Motorola Bluetooth headset. All I have to do is press the button on the headset and say 'call home and it will call my home but now it will only work if the phone screen is unlocked. Unless I enter my unlock code manually all I get is 'sorry I am unable to help with that but I'm learning all the time'.

Have disabled s voice son will see how I get on. Anyone else with this issue?? It works when I turn off "Battery Saver"! I did what you said and disabled the battery saver function and now ok google works.

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