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Karlston posted a topic in Software NewsNaughty Microsoft: Edge gets caught installing Office web apps without asking Reportedly happening to testers using preview builds of Windows 10 (Image credit: Microsoft) Microsoft’s Edge browser is reportedly stealthily installing the firm’s Office web apps on Windows 10 PCs, or at least those being used by Windows Insiders who test preview builds of the OS. Normally, the Office web apps (which are free PWAs or Progressive Web Apps) are available to install in your browser (like Edge, or rivals such as Chrome), and user
Karlston posted a topic in Guides & TutorialsHow to Rid Your Phone of Those Default Apps You Never Use Even the best phones come with bloatware, preinstalled apps that take up precious storage space. Here's how to remove them and speed up your device. Photograph: Apple Bloatware doesn't sound pleasant, but it's a fairly mild condition: It's those apps that come preinstalled on your smartphone that you definitely didn't ask for and probably don't want. They're often used by manufacturer
Karlston posted a topic in Mobile NewsOpen letter from 50+ organizations want Google to do something about Android bloatware Over 50 organizations including the Privacy International, Digital Rights Foundation, DuckDuckGo, and Electronic Frontier Foundation have written an open letter to Alphabet and Google's CEO Sundar Pichai about exploitive pre-installed bloatware on Android devices and how they pose a privacy risk to consumers. The open letter says that all Android OEMs pre-install their devices with apps that cannot be deleted and that due to their privileged custom permissions,
steven36 posted a topic in Software NewsSo you’ve just bought the best Windows laptop, you’ve gritted your teeth through Cortana’s obnoxiously cheery setup narration, and the above screenshot is the Start menu you’re presented with. Exactly how special do you feel as you watch the tiles animating and blinking at you like a slots machine? I’ll tell you how I felt as I was getting to grips with the Huawei MateBook X Pro for the first time: perplexed. Perplexed that this level of bloatware infestation is still a thing in 2018, especially on a computer costing $1,499 and running an OS called Windows 10 “Pro.” Why are we still tolerating