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Comment: Re:Preloaded Crapware? (Score 3, Funny) 148 148

Did all those people asking also say "And once you take your crap off, don't put anyone else's crap in it's place?"

If not, it's really their fault for not being specific...

You can always root and uninstall or freeze apps you don't want.

Comment: Re:Worst idea ever. (Well, one of them). (Score 3, Insightful) 168 168

Back in 2000 I started taking an OTC weight loss pill that contained Ephedrine. It completely killed my appetite. Often times at work I would only notice it was lunch time because it had gone quiet as everyone had left for lunch. Without intentionally changing my diet, with the exception of ditching soda for iced tea, I lost 85 pounds in 10 months. I still continued to eat the same foods, but didn't snack or eat other than meal time because I had no desire for food. I did not exercise at all, unless you count the walk back and forth to my car in the parking lot... Once I stopped taking those pills, I slowly put the weight back on and by the time it became an issue the FDA had banned the sale of Ephedrine based diet pills. I tried the new non-Ephedrine version of the pill and it simply didn't work - I was still hungry and wanted to snack. If they could implant something in me that gives me the same lack of appetite, I would sign up for it in a heartbeat.

Comment: Re:Fine, as long as I can delete them (Score 1) 427 427

When I got my Samsung Note 3 there were several shortcut icons that looked like pre-installed apps, but were really just shortcuts to where you could download the free app(s). That way the part that comes pre-installed is tiny (probably only a few kilobytes), just enough room for a URL and an icon. If they went that route, so that it looked like the apps were there, but didn't eat up storage space, then most people wouldn't have an issue.

Comment: Re:As someone who... (Score 1) 154 154

I buy stuff from Hong Kong on ebay all the time - you can get items shipped from there for $0.00 - $0.99 shipping and handling - sure it takes 7-10 days to show up, but if they can ship that package 1/2 way around the world for $0.99, why does it cost $7.99 - $10.99 to get the same package shipped from 2-3 states away?

Comment: Re:Obviously.. (Score 3, Funny) 184 184

It will only be available in one color, that no one really wants, to begin with, and then ~6 months later, it will become available in the color you really do want, forcing you to buy a second roll of stamps... That's what the USPS is counting on - selling twice as many stamps!

Comment: Re: Where's the outrage?! (Score 4, Insightful) 255 255

And there are ample anti-malware/anti-virus apps available for Android in the Play Store. I'm on my 4th Android phone and have installed all kinds of software, legit and less so, and have yet to encounter any malware or viruses. Know how many are available in the Apple iTunes store? Zero. If they allowed one to be listed, it would be admitting that their precious iPhones are vulnerable.

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