How should we judge a government?

In Malaysia, if you don't watch television or read newspapers, you are uninformed; but if you do, you are misinformed!

"If you're not careful, the newspapers will have you hating the people who are being oppressed, and loving the people who are doing the oppressing." - Malcolm X

Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience - Mark Twain

Why we should be against censorship in a court of law: Publicity is the very soul of justice … it keeps the judge himself, while trying, under trial. - Jeremy Bentham

"Our government is like a baby's alimentary canal, with a happy appetite at one end and no
responsibility at the other. " - Ronald Reagan

Government fed by the people

Government fed by the people

Career options

Career options
I suggest government... because nobody has ever been caught.

Corruption so prevalent it affects English language?

Corruption so prevalent it affects English language?
Corruption is so prevalent it affects English language?

When there's too much dirt...

When there's too much dirt...
We need better tools... to cover up mega corruptions.

Prevent bullying now!

Prevent bullying now!
If you're not going to speak up, how is the world supposed to know you exist? “Orang boleh pandai setinggi langit, tapi selama ia tidak menulis, ia akan hilang di dalam masyarakat dan dari sejarah.” - Ananta Prameodya Toer (Your intellect may soar to the sky but if you do not write, you will be lost from society and to history.)

Tuesday, July 07, 2015

When more apps become bloatware

We have been inundated with ever increasing new models of mobile phones which offer more and better features at more and more attractive prices. It is common for sons or daughters changing their phones to latest models and offering their older models to their parents. Often, the old folks cannot keep pace with modern technology and had to decline their offers.

Most common reasons: cannot handle touch phone because liable to mistakes; unfamiliar with new features and unwilling to learn them; most features are unused because of ignorance; because of the extra apps, battery draining too fast and has to be recharged almost daily; and so on. There are some kiasu seniors who force themselves to take up newer touch phones, mainly for show and had to admit their ignorance when asked to use it for certain functions, even as simple as SMS, take photo or send a telephone number from their contacts to another phone.

Well, there comes a time when enough is enough. Manufacturers must have got carried away with providing more and more apps without realising its effects on consumers, especially when they are left with no choice but to put up with mostly unwanted apps.

Samsung, Oppo Sued Over Phone Bloatware in China

Officials want Samsung and Oppo to inform customers about pre-loaded apps and provide a way to delete them.

Chinese officials are going after Samsung and Oppo for pre-loading their devices with bloatware.

According to, the Shanghai Consumer Rights Protection Commission received customer complaints about apps that came pre-installed on their devices and could not be removed.

The report mentioned the Samsung SM-N9008S, which is an international version of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, as well as the Oppo X9007. The Samsung phone had an e-dictionary and shopping app pre-installed, while the Oppo had games and other apps, according to the commission.

Officials want the companies to inform customers about pre-loaded apps and provide a way to delete them.


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