Just bought myself a new phone with Android 6, on my first day I went through all the preinstalled software and tried to delete the stuff that I will never use. Finding that I was not PERMITTED to uninstall any of the bloatware, just disable it. So I disabled a number of apps including Evernote.
A couple of days days latter I get a notification that I have a message from Evernote, I open the message and it is Evernote prompting me to create an account, that is when I discovered that the software had reactivated itself – WTF. Once again I disabled the piece of crap that I WILL NEVER USE because I do not want EVERY FUCKING EVERNOTE EMPLOYEE reading my notes. A couple of days later I get another notification and guess what – THE PIECE OF SHIT SOFTWARE HAS REACTIVATED ITSELF AGAIN. Did Ever(fucking)note buy my phone? – NO. Do Ever(fucking)note pay my phone bills? – NO. So why the fuck should they have the right to install their fucking software on my phone and then keep bugging me to create an account and use their fucking product?
I have done some research and it appears that this is a common problem with a lot of Android phones over a number of manufacturers so this seems to be an issue with Android not the phone manufacturer. So Google, yet another reason to get pissed with you. I do not like Apple nor the iPhone but I am VERY tempted to dump Android and go iPhone. I have already gotten rid of my Android tablet for similar reasons (I now use a product with Windows, up side is I also get better integration with my PC’s), if I knew this was going to happen I would never have thrown my money away on your shitty product.
As the title asks: Evernote – Bloatware, PUP or Virus? In my opinion it is all three.The software is NOT required for the normal operation of the phone so WHY is it treated as system software? Why can’t I at least deactivate it? Why can’t I UNINSTALL THE USELESS CRAP?
The Douche of the Week award goes to Google and Evernote.
Today I was using Channel 10’s catch up service – tenplay. My complaint is not about the quality of the shows nor what shows are available, my complaint is about what happens when you stop watching a show part way through and come back to it at a later date.
Today my computer crashed and I had to reboot, I started up my browser and it opened the tenplay page I was on and started playing the program – all good so far. The problem is that the program restarted from the beginning and when I tried to fast forward to where I was up to I had to sit through ALL the ads again – in this case 13 of them, do you know how long it actually takes to get through 13 ads – TOO FUCKING LONG. why do I have to sit through all those ads again? Why can’t they do what every other TV catch up service does, have a bloody resume option, where you can carry on from where you left off with out going through all the ads again?
Once again channel 10 has shown exactly what they think of their customers – not a fucking lot. Their one and only concern is their advertisers. Well Ten how long will you keep your advertisers if you keep pissing off your clients (ie YOUR VIEWERS)?
BTW I closed the page and did not watch the end of the program. I only kept going through the ads to see how many Ten wanted to foist on me. I have taken note of the advertisers and will boycott them (I hardly use any their services anyway) and I will only ever use Ten’s service again when I cannot get to see a program any other way. Using VPN’s I can watch almost any other program on an overseas catch up service.
Another thing that really pisses me off is the fact that there are no contact details for complaints/suggestions about their web services or indeed about any of their services. They give you details if you want to make a complaint about them breaching the broadcasting standards, I suspect that is only because they have to. They do not want to hear anything from their customers, well then Ten fuck you to.
I used to like this show but now it is just ridiculous. Just watched the episode Plight At The Museum.
- Can someone please explain how by altering the halter of a falcon would allow someone to set its destination? If this was even remotely possible there would have been homing falcons for centuries, why have a homing pigeon when you can have a homing falcon that can fly to anywhere you want?
- Trying to get the element to HS at the front door – WHY? They are in a bloody huge building, there must be at least a MILLION places they could have hidden it. All they had to do was hide it and then go to a different part of the museum, it would have taken the bad guys decades to search the place and I think by then they would have been out of time and caught.
It appears that the writers have finally lost the plot. To make this story work you would have to be the dumbest bastard on the planet (so you do not have to think).
I am in a bit of a bad mood today, for reasons I will not get into, and I need to vent.
Just got an email from a book club I belong to telling me that I have a free book available on Google Play (AKA Play Store). When I try to DL the book I get prompted for payment details and it will not continue until something valid is entered eg Credit Card, PayPal.
Why do I have to give them payment details if what I am downloading is FREE? Do they have admin fees that they charge for free stuff? Do they want to charge me a fee for opening an account? I think I will do without the free book thanks very much. I will only enter payment details WHEN I HAVE SOMETHING TO PAY.
And Google —- FUCK YOU.
I was not going to make any posts regarding this years Australian Election but the inaccurate reporting by ALL media has got me really pissed off.
This evening the news on TV stated that the latest results supplied by the AEC were Coalition : 75 seats, Labor : 67 seats, Others: 5 seats, Undecided: 8 seats Total 155 seats BUT THERE ARE ONLY 150 SEATS AVAILABLE. It just so happened that I was on the AEC web site when these were stated so I refreshed the page and checked the figures. According to the AEC OFFICIAL WEB SITE the results at the time were: Coalition : 71 seats, Labor : 71 seats, Others: 5 seats, Undecided: 3 seats. Which AEC site do the media get their information from?
The figures released by the TV station were reflected on every other media web site I checked, the numbers varied a little (Coal. seats varying from 71 to 76, Labor from 64 to 67). Who do we believe? The media or the Australian Electoral Commission?
On the TV news last night they had an article about the price of electricity going up. The increase is 10% on average. Just got notified by my supplier that they will be increasing their prices by 15%. WTF!!! My supplier is the largest in the state and I would have thought that that would have gotten them a better wholesale price, obviously not.
I am looking at changing suppliers but absolutely none of them have their rates online, they will only give any information if I supply all my contact details – name, address, phone number (mobile & landline), email address etc.. With these details you also have to agree to receive offers and promotional material from them and their “strategic” partners. Why can’t I just enter the post code and they give me an estimate for this area? All I want is to compare prices I do not want to start a fucking relationship, if I do not choose their product I do NOT want to hear from them again but knowing companies in this country I would get emails and phone calls from them and their “strategic” partners on at least a weekly basis.
P.S. they all reserve the right to on-sell my details to any 3rd party they want, which would mean even more unwanted emails and phone calls.
It appears that to do any business in this country you need to sell your soul and privacy for nothing. There should be a way that if I supply any details to a company and they make profit from that information then I should get a cut, after all it is my information not theirs.
Was just watching the movie Race to Witch Mountain on Channel 7 Sydney, I was bored and it is not a great movie but even so I know a couple of kids that love it. So imagine their reaction when Channel 7 cut off the last 5 minutes of the movie. Nice going 7, showing as much contempt of your viewers as 10. Now thanks to 7, someone has to rent the DVD so the kids can finish watching. I wonder if the 7 editor goes through the kids shelves in libraries and rips out the last few pages of all the books? Seems like type of thing that would get their rocks off – ruining things for kids, letting the parents/guardians handle the fall out. Channel 7 gets my vote as douche of the week.
I also cannot find anyway at all of contacting them or leaving feed back on their web sites, just goes to show what they think of their viewers – nothing.
Channel 10 – your Catch Up service tenplay leaves a lot to be desired and has a number annoying features. The most annoying feature is playing the final set of ads and then returning for the last 10 seconds of program, it has become so predictable that I now stop watching the moment the first ad starts. There is no point watching 1 minute of ads to get 10 seconds of program.
Malfunctions in playing ads.
I have had ads fail to start requiring a refresh of the browser tab and having the ads start from the beginning again - a one time I had to refresh 3 times because there was a problem with the 4th ad, so instead of watching 4 ads I ended up watching 10, not happy.
I have had 2 ads play at the same time - not really an issue for me but your advertisers might get a bit annoyed.
Channel 10 (and other free-to-air channels) have always denied that they increase the volume on their ads over that which they use for the program, I challenge anyone to watch a program on tenplay and try and tell me that the volume on the ads is not at least twice that of the program. It is so bad that I have gotten use to hitting the mute button the second an ads starts.
Timing of ads. When the ads start playing the program carries on in the back ground so we lose a few seconds of the program when it returns. If ALL the other channels can get this right - why can't you?
Your live streaming is also garbage compared to every other service out there – do something about it. My landlord refuses to install an external aerial so my TV reception is crap, most days I am lucky if I can receive more than a couple of channels. I do nearly all my viewing via my PC so catch up and live streaming are really the only way I can watch TV. Your services are so bad that I can get far better quality viewing using a VPN and watching foreign services. I quite often now watch live streaming from the US and UK so I am usually a head of Australia in most programs – yet another way free-to-air broadcasters show their contempt of the Australian viewer.
Come to think of it there is another way free-to-air show their contempt – they lie to their customers. A while back I was watching a match between the Wallabies and the All Blacks, the game was advertised as “LIVE”. At half time I called a friend in NZ and was surprised to find out that the game was in its last 10 to 15 minutes. Since when had a delay of 30 minutes been classed as a “LIVE” broadcast? Fortunately I am not a gambling person or I could have taken quite a bit money from betting on the game (at half time Aus had a handy lead but NZ basically scored at will in the second half and ended winning by a large margin).
Channel Ten and other Australian free-to-air broadcasters, you keep complaining that viewing numbers are down – well stop treating your viewers as if they are morons and just there for YOUR convenience. You are providing a service, WE are you customers so treat us as such.
Just quick note about Gumtree.
They must use the worlds worst search engine. I searched for a NVidia Shield 8 Tablet and got 2 results for NSW.
Can someone please explain how these are related to my search ? They may be computer related but they are definitely NOT search related.
0 out of 10 for effort Gumtree. I have tried them a number of times over the years and get very similar results, so will NOT be going back to them any time soon.
1. The white lines are not there for display only, keep within the lines for your lane, that includes going around corners, there are other people on the roads as well you morons.
2. Merging lanes – learn about the different types of merging lanes, the rules are not all the same, just because you may be slightly ahead of the person in the other lane does NOT necessarily mean you have the right of way.
3. Indicating – one flash of your turn signal does not constitute a valid signal. NSW law states that you have to indicate for a minimum of 3 seconds BEFORE starting your maneuver and to continue signalling until the maneuver is completed. Signalling AFTER you have started or just 1 flash are ILLEGAL and VERY dangerous.
4. Changing lanes – match the speed of the lane you are moving to a soon as possible, doing 60kph in a lane where everyone else WERE doing 80kph is both dangerous and very inconsiderate.
5. In NSW there is a rule “Keep Left Unless Passing” . This means that if you are being legally passed on the left (and you are not going to make a right turn) you are breaking the law (even if you are doing close to the speed limit).