Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 4th Sep 2015 15:13 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless

For the past few years, we've been in a relatively healthy balance when it comes to our smartphones. Both Apple and Google provided us with relatively decent platforms that were pretty straightforward to use, provided us with interesting and useful functionality, and at mostly decent price points. In return, we accepted a certain amount of lock-in, a certain lack of control over our devices and the software platforms running on them. I felt comfortable with this trade-off, whether I was using an iPhone or an Android phone at the time.

Recently, however, I've been feeling like this balance in iOS and Android is tipping - and not in the right direction. The users' interests have taken a decided backseat to corporate interests, and the user experiences of the two platforms in question have, consequently, suffered, and I see little in the future to counteract this development

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wow honestly?
by kristoph on Fri 4th Sep 2015 21:54 UTC
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There's another sad example of Apple placing its own interests above that of its users, and it's one where you don't expect it: the content blocking feature coming in iOS 9.

Apple is NOT adding content blocking features to anything. It's allowing extensions in Safari so that, you know, apps can interact more seamlessly with Safari.

It is beyond my understanding how you think that Apple allowing YOU to extend the browser on YOUR phone with whatever code you want is 'Apple placing its own interests above that of its users'.

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