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Saturday, October 18, 2008

Apple Hate-On #234

So I'm cleaning up my system a bit, when I come across this:

MobileMe is, I discover upon further investigation, a piece of software installed with iTunes without any consultation on my part whatsoever, nor any kind of notification that it had been done. What is this, Real Media? This on top of the Outlook add-on they decided I needed (which stopped my Outlook shutting down properly) is the last straw. The last straw!
Now I appreciate you Mac people live in a happy wonderland where your benevolent dictator makes everything work without having to worry about it. And yes, I concede the attractiveness of the hardware. But I tell you what, they don't play well with others.


  1. Bazzer1:38 pm

    Couldn't agree more. Everytime quicktime or I-Tunes release an upgrade something else on your system will start to either function poorly or not at all. And you have to check all the bloody literature and monitor the whole process or you end up with changes to your set-up you never wanted.....

    User friendly is one thing but data collection without permission is a bloody cheek and probably unlawful, if not it should be.

  2. My systems are asking me about Mobile Me. I haven't installed it as I don't know what it is yet. I also haven't installed Genius as I'm not sure I want the world at large knowing about my tastes, especially the music industry re: DRM.