Bloatware articles

Apple will let you remove stock apps in iOS 10

Apple showcased the next version of its mobile operating system, iOS 10, during the keynote at its annual Worldwide Developer Conference this past Monday. Executives highlighted nearly a dozen key features and changes but failed to mention one that’ll be…

AT&T is adding a ton of bloatware to its Nexus 6

If you’re in the market for a Nexus 6 and its pure Android experience, you may be sorely disappointed in the event you order through AT&T. Customers that buy a phone from the nation’s second largest wireless carrier will indeed…

Sprint begins offering debranded Android phones to prepaid partners

Sprint is hoping to give their prepaid partners a boost with the introduction of their Custom Branded Device Program. The initiative, which in summary will allow MVNO (Mobile Virtual Network Operator) partners like Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile to gain…

Editorial: Adobe's Flash Updater is Bloated and Shady

Being one of the most prolific sources of security vulnerabilities in Windows and other platforms, Adobe Flash Player needs no introduction. In spite of that reputation, and the fact that the rest of the industry is moving away from Flash, Microsoft surprised many of us by bundling the software with its operating system for the first time with Windows 8. This is after previously announcing that they wouldn't allow Flash in the Metro version of Internet Explorer 10 -- a decision the company later reversed.

I was glad when the Adobe Flash Player Updater was released in March. Finally the day had come when our machines would be silently updated with the latest Flash version... or so I thought. It'd just seem Adobe is making all possible efforts to make its software more bloated and less attractive to all consumers, here's why.