- 07-15-2012, 01:14 AM #2
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- 07-15-2012, 03:46 AM #4
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I use it when I check my banking information as well as secondary email accounts I don't want to stay logged into (Google loves when you stay logged in). It's also nice to use when shopping for a gift for a loved one you live with online.
Get your head out of the gutter boys! Only a savage would look at porn on their phone while sitting on the toilet instead of waiting for an empty house and getting on the desktop or tossing a DVD into the big screen
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- 07-15-2012, 06:52 AM #5
- 07-15-2012, 07:59 AM #6
Well, besides the obvious (porn), there's checking bank account info or gift shopping from a shared computer. Or really, logging into anything from a computer, phone or tablet that's not yours.
There's also the concern about synchronized tabs across devices, since you can view webpages that are open in Chrome on your PC or other phones or tablets from your other devices.
Just turn on incognito and you don't have to worry about cookies or temp files or logging out when you're done. Most browsers have this now. Perfectly legitimate reasons to have it.
Good answers! I am glad there is a real reason for it. To be honest I don't do a lot of banking from the Web mostly from the direct apps for my bank so that is probably why I didn't think of that. Gift shopping is for sure a good one. I will definitely have to remember that for the end of the month! (anniversary coming up and all)
And to the person asking about my sleeping habits! I'm on Pacific time ha ha so it always looks like I am up at really weird hours.
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- 03-09-2013, 10:02 PM #14
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Re: Incognito mode?
I've read your old post on 'incognito browsing', and I thought I'd tell you something interesting.
I'm using that mode on my Samsung 3 from time to time.
Today I handed my phone to someone to look at a baby photo and they accidentally held down the menu button on the bottom left (next to the 'home' key) - up pops a generic search screen with ALL my incognito previous searches in plain view.
I was able to go in later and manually delete them.
I tested both incognito and regular search to see what happened.
ONLY incognito searches showed on this generic search page!
So incognito is not as incognito as they say!
Please feel free to check this for yourself and pass on to others.
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- 06-14-2013, 10:55 PM #20
Re: Incognito mode?
I'm sure there must be some way but it may not be directly through chrome. You may have to use some other Web tracking program as from a brief search on the interweb it appears that chrome or other browsers do not allow you to search for private mode or incognito mode information and it is not stored at all.
Hope this helps some. I would look into some kind of Web traffic monitor that parents could use to track where their kids are going on line that may offer you the info you are seeking.
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