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iPad Horror

By Patrick   2012 Dec 19, 9:55am   1,415 views   9 comments   watch (0)   quote      

So I tried using Pandora on our iPad. At first it was OK, nice to listen to different kinds of music free, etc.

Then a car commerical came on.

I tried to turn down the volume. The volume control did not work during the commerial!

I tried to turn it off. You cannot turn the fucking thing off during the commercial!

What a horror story. Apple/Pandora seemed to be saying "no, we are going to hold your eyelids open and shit on your eyes for profit, ha ha ha!" It is Twilight Zone capitalism.

Now that we know Apple has given in to the ultimate evil and given absolute control over devices that you paid for and own to sleazy enterprises like Pandora, it is time to short Apple. They are going straight to hell from here.

Utterly unforgivable.

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1   EBGuy     2012 Dec 19, 10:02am  ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

Patrick, I just bought a Nexus tablet. I must say, Mobile internet (as in Web 1.0 begat Web 2.0 begat Mobile) is certainly a shock to the system -- as in, there's an app for that, and we'll do what we please once we're on your system. I still can't bring myself to get a Google account to download apps from the Google play store. The screen size is sufficient on the Nexus 7 (though I'll probably go blind) and sufficient for web 2.0 browsing...

Edit: Go blind reading Pat net as I'm at the age where I have to look underneath my glasses to look at smaller print. Edit in response to patrick below :-)

2   Patrick   1739/1739 = 100% civil   2012 Dec 19, 10:15am  ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

EBGuy says

though I'll probably go blind

Porn?

EBGuy says

we'll do what we please once we're on your system. I still can't bring myself to get a Google account to download apps from the Google play store.

Yes, the original burst of freedom given by the internet is rapidly evaporating as the powers that be learn how to take that freedom away.

Every time someone downloads a proprietary app from Google or Apple instead of just using a web page, we regress back into the dark times.

3   Patrick   1739/1739 = 100% civil   2012 Dec 19, 10:15am  ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

SFace says

Pandora is free so a little commercial is expected. If you can't handle that, maybe subsribe.

Yes, a commercial is expected.

What was not expected is the disabling of the volume and power buttons.

A very bad sign.

4   RealEstateIsBetterThanStocks   174/174 = 100% civil   2012 Dec 19, 10:34am  ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

that's why you use di.fm

5   bmwman91     2012 Dec 19, 10:38am  ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

grooveshark.com dude, free and no commercial BS. I know that you have to pay for it on phones, but it is free if you access from a PC. Not sure about the iPad, but it works fine on my Surface. Check it out!

6   Patrick   1739/1739 = 100% civil   2012 Dec 19, 10:40am  ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

Mark D says

that's why you use di.fm

How is it any better?

They don't grab the control of your volume and power buttons away from you like the Pandora on the iPad does?

7   RealEstateIsBetterThanStocks   174/174 = 100% civil   2012 Dec 19, 10:56am  ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike   quote    


Mark D says

that's why you use di.fm

How is it any better?

They don't grab the control of your volume and power buttons away from you like the Pandora on the iPad does?

they have like 10 seconds of audio ads every 30m or so. nothing pops up on your screen. and you control your volume at all time.

8   Tenpoundbass   963/964 = 99% civil   2012 Dec 19, 9:58pm  ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote    

Apple is an over priced heap of junk, that no one has never owned.
That's why I've never embraced them.
The whole being tethered to the iTunes thing, was a turn off to me since iPad 1.0. Sure there's hoakey work arounds, but that shouldn't have to be.

9   Tenpoundbass   963/964 = 99% civil   2012 Dec 19, 10:03pm  ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote    

EBGuy says

I still can't bring myself to get a Google account to download apps from the Google play store.

That part was a turn off for me as well, though I managed.
I now have a Google Mail account that I've nonly logged into once after I set my Droid up. That was enough what I saw was horrifying, and I haven't logged in since.
The thing that bothers me most is how Google hijacked my contacts, on and put them in my Google mail profile in the Cloud. I certainly didn't want that to happen, and didn't have the option to not allow it.
I'm so over the Cloud, I wish a digital cold front would move in make them all go away.

My next phone will be Jitter Bug plane Jane phone. And I'll be sure to delete everything in my Google account profile.

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