Apps keep running in background

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    I am using the free Advanced Task killer app to stop apps and I come back to it and the apps are listed again with checkmarks next to them for me to end the tasks again. Anyone know why? It seems as if they keep coming back on? Some of these apps are ones that I am not even using and some I do not even know what they are:

    BBC News
    Google Search
    Google Search (Enhanced) - what is this?
    Last.FM
    Rosie Utility - what is this?
    Touch Input - what is this?

    Thanks.
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    Task killers are ok as long as you're not killing the wrong things.
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    FAQ: Why You Shouldn’t Be Using a Task Killer with Android Geek For Me – Android CDMA Sprint Hero
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    Task killers are OK but just don't set them up to auto kill. If you need to kill an app now and then it's fine but your Incredible will know when to actually close those apps.

    Besides they are not really running in the background they are sitting there open but inactive. They are not using battery, I assume that the Incredible has a battery use check on it correct? You can check that for confirmation.
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    What do you mean by that?

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    Thanks I will read it.

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    Reason that I wanted to do this was I was gone yesterday until 10pm and I was trying to save as much battery as possible. Apps like the BBC are constantly looking for news stories, I could change the update frequency, I just figured I would end the task along with others in one swoop.


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    if that is your mission to save battery instead of killing the app go into the app and change its update interval to something longer or for you manually update when you want
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    Killing apps is unnecessary. If you compare tasks that are "running" and what is using your battery (you can see from settings->about phone) apps that aren't being used doesn't use your battery. Think of it as MAC OS. Programs not currently in use don't use up memory, which in turn saves battery.

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    "Think of it as MAC OS."

    I just threw up a little in my mouth.
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    Best post ever?... Maybe. :/
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    Mac is the best, you know...But thats another forum
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    Mac blows, nothing like paying more for reduced functionality overall simply because something's pretty or well marketed.

    Anyway, I like killing tasks. I like opening "Internet" and not having it at my last page I had open. Programs should close. Menu -> Exit, is it really that hard to offer?

    Not because of memory management or anything like that - just because it's how things should be. Neat and organized and not a cluster of apps in various states all still running.
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    Which is why one is included as a standard part of the Android OS.:rolleyes:

    Seriously, the only reason to have a task killer is to compensate for using ill-behaved apps. Better to just nuke the bad app in the first place.
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    I can't imagine you have used much of the mac OS to make a comment like that.

    Oh and +1 to mikes post
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    agreed. there is a ruuning apps in the manage apps menu. no need for anything else.
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    Yea, people should just "nuke" Google Maps.
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    Yep, that is so much more convenient, than the one touch my task killer allows me to do it in.
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    How do you use the ruuning apps in the manage apps menu? What do you do with this info?


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