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  # 2128995 18-Nov-2018 19:50
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Freeview, that's all




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  # 2129056 18-Nov-2018 21:34
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Yes, I have a Shield. I mainly use it with Kodi for FTA streams including NZ, Oz and others. I also use different add-ons. Apart from this, I often see apps for sites that interest me but they almost never work properly on either the Shield or my other generic box. Usually I cannot navigate all of the site because the app is 'made for phones' and I can't scroll since I don't have a touch screen or I can't access some functions. That is my complaint. There are a half-dozen variants that all go by the name of Android but they all seem to be incompatible with each other. It would just be nice if something that has Android in the name actually worked with other things called Android. At the moment more things don't work together than do. That gets annoying.

 

 





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  # 2129297 19-Nov-2018 11:02
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The obsession with "friends" in software.

 

 

 

For example, both Apple Music and Spotify have parts where you can "Find out what your friends are listening to". The purpose of this eludes me. If I want to know what my friends are listening to, since I speak to friends and spend time with them, I will presumably know what they listen to already. In actuality, I really don't care what they are listening to...

 

Worst of all, you can't make these programs stop pestering you to use those parts of them, either directly by pop up or by passive-aggressive parts of the window that just stare at you silently demanding input.






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  # 2129307 19-Nov-2018 11:07
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Geektastic:

 

The obsession with "friends" in software.

 

 

 

For example, both Apple Music and Spotify have parts where you can "Find out what your friends are listening to". The purpose of this eludes me. If I want to know what my friends are listening to, since I speak to friends and spend time with them, I will presumably know what they listen to already. In actuality, I really don't care what they are listening to...

 

Worst of all, you can't make these programs stop pestering you to use those parts of them, either directly by pop up or by passive-aggressive parts of the window that just stare at you silently demanding input.

 

 

To be fair, you probably aren't the target audience for these features :)

 

But I agree, turning them off would be useful.

 

 


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  # 2129366 19-Nov-2018 12:03
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Geektastic:

 

The obsession with "friends" in software.

 

 

 

For example, both Apple Music and Spotify have parts where you can "Find out what your friends are listening to". The purpose of this eludes me. If I want to know what my friends are listening to, since I speak to friends and spend time with them, I will presumably know what they listen to already. In actuality, I really don't care what they are listening to...

 

Worst of all, you can't make these programs stop pestering you to use those parts of them, either directly by pop up or by passive-aggressive parts of the window that just stare at you silently demanding input.

 

 

People who have real friends don't need this nonsense.

 

 





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  # 2129382 19-Nov-2018 12:21
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Rikkitic:

 

Geektastic:

 

The obsession with "friends" in software.

 

 

 

For example, both Apple Music and Spotify have parts where you can "Find out what your friends are listening to". The purpose of this eludes me. If I want to know what my friends are listening to, since I speak to friends and spend time with them, I will presumably know what they listen to already. In actuality, I really don't care what they are listening to...

 

Worst of all, you can't make these programs stop pestering you to use those parts of them, either directly by pop up or by passive-aggressive parts of the window that just stare at you silently demanding input.

 

 

People who have real friends don't need this nonsense.

 

 

 

 

That's a terrible generalization to make. These features are used by plenty of people with 'real' friends.

 

What is your definition of a "real" friend that would preclude the requirement for these features?

 

These features are targeted primarily at a different age group who don't interact the same way. 

 

 

 

 


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  # 2129388 19-Nov-2018 12:38
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It seems reasonable to make it a check box in the Settings though...

Imagine the reverse - a permanent section of the window in huge type asking if you need the font increased due to age-related vision issues that young people could not turn off....!





 
 
 
 


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  # 2129389 19-Nov-2018 12:38
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Thank you for biting. Made my day.

 

 





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Geektastic: It seems reasonable to make it a check box in the Settings though...

Imagine the reverse - a permanent section of the window in huge type asking if you need the font increased due to age-related vision issues that young people could not turn off....!

 

Which one increases the chance of more sales?





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  # 2130828 21-Nov-2018 09:30
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Every time I post without quoting, someone else manages to slip one in-between.

 

 





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  # 2130868 21-Nov-2018 10:25
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Geektastic: It seems reasonable to make it a check box in the Settings though...

Imagine the reverse - a permanent section of the window in huge type asking if you need the font increased due to age-related vision issues that young people could not turn off....!

 

Which one increases the chance of more sales?

 

 

 

 

No idea. Neither really since both are subscription services and in order to see the friends bit you would already have subscribed therefore the sale has already occurred and no further additional subscriptions will result from finding out that your friend secretly listens to Barclay James Harvest when you thought they were hard core thrash metal fans...






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  # 2130870 21-Nov-2018 10:26
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Rikkitic:

 

Every time I post without quoting, someone else manages to slip one in-between.

 

 

 

 

 

 

I'd like a double entendre, please.

 

 

 

OK. I will give you one.






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  # 2130896 21-Nov-2018 11:01
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Samsung's music player.

 

I *had* my phone set up to start playing music automatically when I'm in the car, via the car's BT. That was all working beautifully, until Samsung "upgraded" their (Who really own the damn music player, if it's on *my* phone?) music player. Now, every time I open my? music player, it asks if I want to "Start" something with Spotify. I really don't care... I don't use Spotify, and have no intention of using it. I assume that this Spotify thing is somehow interefering with my auto-play via Easer thing. 

 

Anyone got recommendations for an Android music player? Simple & straightforward is good... no play lists, favourites, graphic equalisers, web lookups needed. I just want it to play music from my phone (preferably stored on both the phone and SD card... haven't found anything that does this yet) in shuffle mode.

 

 


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  # 2130898 21-Nov-2018 11:03
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Try Musicolet, or Blackpepper


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Samsung's music player.


I *had* my phone set up to start playing music automatically when I'm in the car, via the car's BT. That was all working beautifully, until Samsung "upgraded" their (Who really own the damn music player, if it's on *my* phone?) music player. Now, every time I open my? music player, it asks if I want to "Start" something with Spotify. I really don't care... I don't use Spotify, and have no intention of using it. I assume that this Spotify thing is somehow interefering with my auto-play via Easer thing. 


Anyone got recommendations for an Android music player? Simple & straightforward is good... no play lists, favourites, graphic equalisers, web lookups needed. I just want it to play music from my phone (preferably stored on both the phone and SD card... haven't found anything that does this yet) in shuffle mode.


 



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