Why does Battery Health want to access my contact?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by matrix07, Aug 24, 2012.

  1. matrix07 macrumors 68040

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  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    I certainly wouldn't let it. It may want to spam advertisements to your contact list. Use iStat Pro (free) or iStat Menus ($16) to get accurate readings of your battery, temps, fan speeds and much more.
     
  3. matrix07 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    You may be right. Good thing ML reported to me so I just won't let it. Guess this is the bright side of sandboxing.
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    It appears many are concerned about this issue, and I can see why:
    ScreenCap 2012-08-24 at Fri, Aug 24,2.09.03 PM .PNG
     
  5. PreetinderBajwa macrumors regular

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    Google Chrome Does that too

    I was surprised when I launched chrome browser and I got a warning that it wanted to access my address book.....

    All these years of these programmes sucking up information without users knowing !!

    Good deed apple good deed. incidentally, latest version of Skype on iOS won't let you log in unless you allow it to access your address book and load it to its secure servers WTF !
     
  6. matrix07 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Guess this one and Chrome will never be on my Mac again.
     
  7. BigMcGuire macrumors demi-god

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    Good thing I hit cancel on that. I was a bit offended by the fact that it was trying to access my contacts. Why?! ...So I could send pictures of my battery % to them?
     
  8. BigMcGuire macrumors demi-god

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    Just got iStat Menu - thank you, was exactly what I've been looking for since owning my Macbook Air. :) Thanks for making my OCD worse! <cough>
     
  9. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Take two aspirin and call me in the morning. :D
     

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