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Since Katie Cooper asked.

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Huh. Not the first website to do so, and honestly comments sections much of anywhere are usually a cesspool, so can't say I really blame them.
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They also seem kind of counterintuitive to being profitable. You want people to share your links around, not just comment on only your website.
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Recon.
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Mmm. Anybody watching True Detective Season 2?

If so-is the musician who sings the opening credits jingle the same guy that did that for The Sopranos? Seems awfully similar.
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Nice to see some non-backwards thinking about what's coming.
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Huh. Techcrunch so it might be bullshit, but I'm impressed it ever even got that high. 
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Yeah, I am surprised too - if it did reach those levels.

I guess not too many people upgraded from Windows 7, so I imagine most of that 16 percent is from new purchases of consumer PCs.

(All of our new work machines came with Windows 7.)

Windows 10 may have a better shot, especially with the "free upgrade" thing in combination with the fairly similar UI.
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Siiigh. Apple, that whole "premium device" thing really kinda goes off the rails when your bootscreen is fucking sideways to the device orientation. Just FYI
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+Shannon Doak​​ yeah, actually. iOS 7 intro'd unlimited app folders.

And I'd say a widget up in the section of the notification center devoted to that>going all the way back out to the home screen, tbh. particularly if you're quickly referring to a calendar date in a conversation or something.
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Not too bad for slightly more than a Chromecast.
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Huh. Not the first time Android has been the subject of a user experience court battle (the ACLU took, iirc, Verizon to court for not updating phones, claiming it left users vulnerable) but this is a bit of a grey area.

-As +Terry Poulin​ will point out, technically speaking Google apps could be considered bloatware, as they're not part of AOSP.

-as the article points out, a lot of "bloat" could just be shortcuts to user preference sorts of things.

-the storage capacity complaint is a valid one I'd say; 32gb on my Moto is actually 23 or so, which seems about normal across Android things. Still all OS's are more or less like this; a 16-gb iPhone is around 12GB of usable space, 32gb Windows 8 things come in around 20, and so on. It's hardly exclusive to Android or even specific to Samsung and Oppo.
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Also, right before the line about shortcuts, the article says "...the agency doesn't explain how it reached those figures or how it defines an unwanted app."

So of course it all depends on who is defining "bloat".

One person's bloat is another person's useful app, perhaps.
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Not an Adobe person myself, but jeez. I hope this guy's exaggerating or something.
Cancelling Creative Cloud.
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Yeesh... That might turn off potential customers.
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I dislike that it's a slider. Adding bulk to what's already a large phone if the 5.4 inch screen is to be believed.

Still, I suppose there has to be something "Blackberry" about it, and that's design features from 8 years ago, evidently :p
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Dell has been, for good or ill. Not too sure about HP. Moto took their time, but given how problem-free my Turbo is compared to people's bitches/gripes/complaints about Android 5.0 that I've seen, that was a smart choice.

Although Dell & HP's partnership with Intel makes things odd; from what I understand Intel actually at least partly responsible for keeping the devices updated.
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So, fairly certain Apple Music's server crashed from impatient Mac owners waiting on iTunes 12.2, but I did score about 13 albums and also here's screenshots of all of it.

Nifty thing found: You can download to desktop. Unless I'm missing something that's unique amongst subscription music services (please, correct me if I'm wrong.)

I'm really looking forward to the Android client in a few months. Hell, this might even get me to buy a Surface, just cause I know I'll have a terrific streaming service available there.
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Indeedy. Some days I wish Cook was a little more Jobs-ish in the sense that heads would be rolling about this, but TBH it's Jobs' attitude about the cloud that continues to devil Apple about this. Ditto with gaming, but that's another story.
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