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    Default Windows 8 launchers?

    I maybe I'm one of the last to get on board, but I'm really enjoying having THIS Windows 8 launcher.
    Anyone else using an 8 launcher?
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    Default Re: Windows 8 launchers?

    I stopped using his launcher a year ago because I found the permissions too invasive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by xchange View Post
    I stopped using his launcher a year ago because I found the permissions too invasive.
    Interesting... Like what?
    I don't always read all of them, but they alllllll seem too invasive to me.

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    I will say it seems to use up a Battery pretty quick.
    Any other 8 launcher easier on battery life?

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    I used that app for about 4 months and LOVED IT. It was nice to have the tiles look with the android apps behind it. I didn't feel like it drained my battery any more than usual. Have fun with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by droidntn View Post
    Interesting... Like what?
    I don't always read all of them, but they alllllll seem too invasive to me.

    Sincerely,
    An amazing S4
    I can't remember now it's been many months, but there is one single thing about it that annoyed me to no end: it kept inserting a little android avatar into my contacts. You'd see it when the People tile was flipping. Nothing would get rid of it, and after uninstalled Launcher 8 it would stay, forcing me to do some advanced synced image wiping on my Google account using the PC.

    Second red flag is the fact that this is one of those devs who pad their app rating using sleazy tactics. You know how to spot them? Their reviews look like this:

    Good
    Nice
    Good
    Good
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    Compare that to launchers like Nova where you see mostly real people giving reviews. When devs use sleaze tactics I feel their app security is questionable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by codeda View Post
    I used that app for about 4 months and LOVED IT. It was nice to have the tiles look with the android apps behind it. I didn't feel like it drained my battery any more than usual. Have fun with it.

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    Yea, I think it was my using it and playing with it. AFter using it for a few days now, it doesn't seem to use anymore battery than before. I like it a LOT. Few tweaks I wished were possible, for instance a shortcut to THIS forum, lol. But other than that, it's really cool. Oddly, I find it much easier to navigate scrolling UP rather than flipping pages side to side.
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