Gamers who have been playing consoles long enough might recall the unfortunate incident with the Xbox 360’s red ring of death from many years ago. Basically this resulted in the console “dying” and sending it back to Microsoft to get it fixed was pretty much the only thing gamers could do.
Unsurprisingly this cost Microsoft a lot of money and according to a recent interview on IGN (transcribed by Eurogamer) during their podcast, EA exec Peter Moore (who used to lead the Xbox team) recounted how had Microsoft’s then-CEO Steve Ballmer simply looked at the numbers as to how much it would cost Microsoft to fix the issue, the Xbox brand might not be what it is today. Read full post →EA Exec Peter Moore Credits Steve Ballmer For Saving The Xbox
One of the ways smartphone OEMs such as Samsung and Oppo set themselves apart from other Android OEMs, besides the design of their phones, is with differentiating software features. Maybe these companies had the best intentions when creating these apps for consumers, although in reality most customers regard these apps as bloatware.
However it seems that over in China, customers have gotten so fed up with these preinstalled apps that they have taken Samsung and Oppo to court. According to the lawsuit, two smartphones in particular are being targeted – the Oppo Find 7 and the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, both of which consumers claim comes with apps that cannot be uninstalled. Read full post →Samsung & Oppo Sued In China Over Bloatware