Linked by David Adams on Thu 30th Jul 2009 23:14 UTC
Editorial I think I'd like to start an internet movement. Due to Apple's recent actions regarding the Google Voice app, I intend to criticize Apple every day at OSNews for 1984 days, or until they perform a very subtle and simple act of contrition. I'd like to enlist the help of every tech journalist, blogger, twitterer, Facebook denizen, and person who ever talks to another person. I'm that girl in the running shorts with the hammer, people! I'm throwing the hammer at the big creepy guy on the screen! We don't have to be slaves anymore! Read on for the full manifesto.
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RE: **YAWN**
by robojerk on Thu 30th Jul 2009 23:04 UTC in reply to "**YAWN**"
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Last time I checked, the iPhone doesn't belong to anyone but Apple. They can do with it what they want. You can either purchase the iPhone, or NOT purchase the iPhone, but you can't get MAD at Apple for not including some feature that you want.

Last time I checked, when I buy a device I own it. I own my blackberry and am able to install any application I want on it.

AT&T's service offers access to the internet. So now AT&T is an ISP to handset devices but they are deciding to lock down access to sites like Skype, GV, etc. Imagine how people would react if AT&T DSL and fiber optic ISP blocked those sites?

Also, MacOS X is the operating system on the phone (according to Apple), will Apple also lock down a desktop PC from allowing me to install Google Voice?

Okay, the previous paragraph is a little tin foil hat'ish, but if Apple is left to do this then I can see them or someone else attempting to do this in the future if not with a handset maybe with a Netbook, Tablet or something else.

You whiners need to STFU. You don't have ANY control over what Apple does with Apple's products. That's the way it has ALWAYS been with Apple, and if you don't like it, then DON'T BUY THEIR PRODUCTS.


Edited 2009-07-30 23:05 UTC

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