David Murphy
thedavidmurphy
Senior Technology Editor of Lifehacker. www.murphy.wtf
10/16/19
1:21 PM
1

Confession: I never played Loom. I did think about including it, for what it’s worth, but I just didn’t have a great deal to say about it. :)

...maybe I’ll play it later today!

10/16/19
10:25 AM
1

Yes. It is an advertisement for adware... apps.

But seriously. Your remove them like you would any app -- just uninstall them. The point is that they are a bit trickier to find, due to obfuscation. 

10/15/19
1:25 PM
1

The event did have kind of an odd feel to it. Not sure if I would describe it as “low-energy” per se, but the pacing / product introductions felt off.

10/11/19
1:55 PM
21

I thought about addressing this, but I’m going to assume this was just an innocent case of “hey what’s that,” versus “I am snooping through your stuff.”

10/1/19
9:56 AM
2

You’re completely right. I... have no idea why I typed those things. I think I had a brain fart yesterday when looking at the spreadsheet.

It’s been a long day. :)

9/18/19
1:00 PM
1

Yes! that is true -- that is why I linked to betaprofiles, which is where you can get the profile you need to jump into the beta

9/11/19
3:04 PM
2

Yes! I do think we’re at a point where today’s modern phones are powerful enough to cover the basics for quite some time, and unless you’re really on the bleeding edge (aka playing crappy games with lush graphics), you probably don’t need to join the annual upgrade cycle.

I mean, I’d love an iPhone 11 Pro if it wasn’t Read more

9/11/19
2:05 PM
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A fair point -- I thought that bit was obvious, but if it’s not, I can call it out.

9/10/19
11:29 AM
1

I’m not the biggest Tool fan, unfortunately; not that I don’t like them, just never got much into them. I’m enjoying Fear Inoculum, for what it’s worth!

9/9/19
2:18 PM
34

I mean if you aren’t drawn to “Collate Face Scanner” from the name alone, then I just don’t know what to say

9/9/19
11:33 AM
39

Mainly so they can confirm that the app on their device is indeed the one they should get rid of. Obviously, do not sideload the apps from those links.

9/7/19
4:47 PM
1

I’d use a mesh system with a dedicated backhaul (like the Orbi) vs. a router/extender combo, if that’s what you’re asking.  :)

9/6/19
6:41 PM
5

I thought I was just an idiot, but I confirmed this with a few unnamed staffers around the company — wasn’t just me who didn’t realize / had forgotten this.

9/4/19
1:51 AM
1

Ugh. That’s annoying. Got it almost immediately on my Pixel 3a