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Comment Re:Options (Score 1) 502

Anti-spyware and anti-malware is not necessary if you follow a few simple guidelines: don't click on anything suspicious, don't use html e-mail, don't use internet explorer, install a whitelist plugin like NoScript into your browser.

I haven't run av software in ten years and never had a problem.

Comment grass "roots" effort to stop this (Score 1) 198

I think if consumers were aware they had more options, this wouldn't happen. I would like to see some consumer friendly web sites that let people know what options are available for each model phone and carrier in terms of controlling apps and bloat. I find it very frustrating Verizon has a bunch of stuff bundled on my phone that I can't un-install, but I'm not sure what my options are if I want to take matters into my own hands?

Comment I would, if.... (Score 1) 151

... if it was easy to un-brick a phone be resetting it to factory settings; I'd be much more eager to do so.

Ideally, in my mind, it'd work just like a PC --- where I could make a backup image of the Factory Disk Image (just in case); and then install whatever I want on it; knowing that it wouldn't be hard to boot from an external device and restore the factory image.

Anyone know of such a phone --- and that'll be the next one I'd buy.

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