I started with one of his builds, then as I became more familiar and comfortable, I started building them myself on Hyper-V. Now I have a couple on AWS LightSail. I don't use Nextcloud for too much, it's mostly for my pics, notes, and bookmarks.
I'm not convinced it's necessary. Both iOS and Android have sandboxing features that prevent malicious code from running. Android, of course, lets the user run it anyway if they give that app permission. I think iOS has something similar but they have a pretty decent app store that prevents that type of thing, unlike Google.
I am an Android guy by the way.
I'm not convinced it's necessary either, but I believe I was infected and now I'm all paranoid.
One security research firm (I don't remember the name I'll have to look) went through the Google App store and downloaded as much malicious stuff as possible. They found that unless the application is given permission, which means a user has to allow it, then it really can't do anything on the system. If the user allows it then, obviously, the malicious code was able to execute and do it's thing.
That's exactly what creeps me out about Android - why does everything need permissions to stuff you wouldn't expect it to use. I fear the answer is "to slurp your data". Which is garbage. However the app won't run without it.
Example: "Samsung Briefing" which is a news aggregator - asks for permission to save to disk, phone, etc etc
The newest version of Android took a cue from iOS and now lets you be more judicial with app permissions. Haven't been able to play with it yet.
in what way? I don't see a way to prevent, for example, Skype from using my camera but allowing it access to the network and microphone.
Do you have Nougat? I could have sworn that was one of the selling points. Where you give permissions like that on an as needed basis. So you could very well prevent skype from accessing the camera but allow it to access the microphone. It may not work as expected but...
I want Windows 10 Mobile to be stable, supported, and have a thriving app ecosystem with all the major apps. And a pony.
Now that that is out of the way, I like the consistency of iOS, but I don't like iOS. iOS X is light years better from a UX perspective imo than iOS 9 was, but there are still niggling little things that annoy me. And Apple irritates me on so many levels, and that irritation is only exacerbated by managing a network that is 95% Mac.
I don't know Android well enough to know what I want there, but I dislike what Samsung has done with their bloat ware. I was looking at Nexus for my WP replacement, but Alphabet chose to kill that in favor of a flagship that is more aimed at a consumer, than creating a clean experience (I'm guessing, not having used a Pixel).
OnePlus 3 looks promising. If I had to choose today it would probably be one of these.
I've never used Verizon as my own service, mainly because their price is significantly higher than the rest. But I had to give up my cheaper Sprint plan for something that actually worked! Moving to AT&T was cheaper than Verizon, because of GSM compatible with most European carriers and therefore roam-able, and worked well in my home (Verizon, like Sprint does not work in my house).
Thats why I like TMobile. Uses any GSM towers that it can, included AT&T and whatever is local in the country that you are in. And at home it always works because they have full WiFi calling. So I never have to worry about it at my home, any family member's homes or other places that I go regularly.