Monday, July 28, 2014

Apps: OK For Some, Not For Me!

Whenever possible I avoid cloud computing. I avoid updating apps and programs that are working just fine for me. There are a lot of new "intuitive" apps on the scene that try to gauge or otherwise figure out what the user wants to see or hear or do.  I prefer to hang on to some semblance of freedom and make my own listening choices!
My Fly Ying dual-sim hIphone has FM and TV - REAL tuners, no screwy apps 
Lemmings take note! Rather than just providing a live stream from a local affiliate, or highlighting random shows, the app learns from users' location and listening history (so individual broadcasts are never repeated) to offer curated suggestions on what to listen to at any given moment.

My favorite NPR station, over-the-air, no cellular data, no wi-fi needed! 
No thanks, no "curated suggestions" for moi! I'm not keen on any app that tried to "read me" or otherwise guess at what I want to listen to. That's why I would NEVER download anything like Pandora. My Chinese smartphone has a built-in FM radio tuner. The only way you will take radio away from me is if you pry it from my cold dead hands. It's a personal preference, and just my opinion. That's all!

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