The little things that irk us so

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Faerie (October 03, 2017, 08:57:43 AM):
Treat it like a PC. Switch off everything to do with sharing. It means you have to likely go into every bloody option and app on the damn thing to go look for it but thats the only way...
Faerie (October 03, 2017, 08:59:31 AM):
And switch off your background data downloads, if you are on an open contract you are in for the shock of your life come month end.
st0nes (October 03, 2017, 09:26:36 AM):
And switch off your background data downloads, if you are on an open contract you are in for the shock of your life come month end.
Thanks for this advice. I'm actually on prepaid, and I don't use data at all (switched off--I have wi-fi at work and at home, so what do I need it for?) and very little airtime (R100 lasts me about 6 months); almost all my calls are made over wi-fi whatsapp voice calls. How the hell do the vodacoms and MTNs make money? Beats me.

Anyway, this f***ing ad played again at 0330 on Monday morning. I was fast asleep, so didn't get the product again, but I went through the phone uninstalling everything I hadn't installed myself, deleting files I didn't know were required, and removing all possible permissions from apps. (By the way, why does my bank insist that it needs access to my camera?)

There was one app called Cleanmaster which has so far resisted all my efforts to get rid of it. I suspect it's a hideously malignant piece of malware, but it will have to wait till the weekend when I'll have time to Google ways and means of defeating it...
Faerie (October 03, 2017, 17:32:03 PM):
Go check your data usage on the wifi, these adds suck up data and for some reason its set on auto download. Your data usage will give you an indication which app is using how much. Set everything on manual download as well.
brianvds (October 04, 2017, 01:56:50 AM):
I'm getting ever more grateful that I don't have a smartphone, and ever more determined never to get one. I don't like the idea of my fucking phone outsmarting me. Just about the only thing you can say for them is that very often, their camera is better than an actual camera. But I'm not sure they[re worth it just for that.

Problem is, the infernal bloody things have become so ubiquitous that before long they will be like the Mark of the Beast: without them, you won't be able to do anything anymore.

How things have changed: when I was a kid we didn't even have a landline, and I was perfectly happy.

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