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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RE[2]: It's really not that bad
by leos on Fri 4th Sep 2015 17:02 UTC in reply to "RE: It's really not that bad"
leos
Member since:
2005-09-21

Never mind that Apple is not proving the content blocker, they are only providing the framework just like Mozilla and Google. Third parties will be able to write the actual content blockers.

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darknexus Member since:
2008-07-15

Never mind that Apple is not proving the content blocker, they are only providing the framework just like Mozilla and Google. Third parties will be able to write the actual content blockers.

Yes, but how long do you think it'll be before Apple starts deciding that certain content blockers violate their guidelines? Then again, why am I trying to reason with someone like you?

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