Thurrott Daily: June 7

Posted on June 7, 2016 by Paul Thurrott in Android, iOS, Mobile, Windows 10, Windows Phones with 0 Comments

Thurrott Daily: June 7

Tech tidbits from around the web.

6/7/2016 5:36:55 PM

Humor: Steve Ballmer unveils the new Clippers logo

Here’s a cute video starring former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer.

There’s a hilarious petition to have Microsoft investigated for Windows 10 … by the EFF

I’ve been wondering why no federal agency has investigated Microsoft’s deceptive practices in forcing customers to upgrade to Windows 10. But it looks like one consumer is taking his case to a higher power, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF). Yes. Seriously, lol.

Microsoft’s practices with their newest operating system, named Windows 10, has been ignorantly unethical at best and malicious at worst.

The problems begin with the upgrades. Reports everywhere state that people are being tricked or forced into upgrading to Windows 10 from their current, preferred version of Windows.

OK, so far so good. He has a point.

Besides this, Microsoft has put various unremovable, unblockable tracking mechanisms into their most recent version of Windows.

Oops. Um, no. That is all pretend nonsense. But thanks for playing. You are the weakest link. Goodbye.

Amazon app is officially pulled from Windows Phone Store

Well, it looks like the rumors are true: Amazon’s terrible self-named app has been pulled from the Windows Phone Store. Cause of death: Neverupgradeditis. From Neowin:

Why can Windows Phone users not download the Amazon Shopping App?

It is our first priority to offer our customers the best possible shopping experience, so our shopping app is no longer available for Windows Phone. We recommend customers visit via their mobile browser, where they have access to all the shopping features.

Is a new Amazon App for Windows 10 in development?

Sorry, we have no information about our product planning.

Smart phone chart of the day

Sometimes a picture really is worth 1000 words. But why isn’t Microsoft farther below 0 percent?


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