Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 10th Nov 2012 01:41 UTC
Windows "Despite the fact that I've been using Windows 8 for the past three weeks, I somehow managed to overlook a rather stark feature in the OS: ads. No, we're not talking about ads cluttering up the desktop or login screen (thankfully), but rather ads that can be found inside of some Modern UI apps that Windows ships with. That includes Finance, Weather, Travel, News and so forth. Is it a problem? Let's tackle this from a couple of different angles." Hadn't seen them either - I don't use those applications - but this is pretty despicable.
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RE: Adds
by some1 on Sat 10th Nov 2012 03:53 UTC in reply to "Adds"
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To be fair, both Google search and maps show you ads when you search. Gmail app not showing ads is quite nice, considering that the standard web interface does.

If apps are not write protected one can imagine a lot nastier things than replacing ad URL.

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