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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

notageek wrote:
Google being Nazi about Google News, again.

The mobile app used to be called "Google News & Weather", which had a reasonable compact layout where you could read a lots of news summary at once. The widget also was re-sizable to cover the space you wanted in the screen. Unfortunately they re-did the app and called it "Google News" and has a lot of white space and big and bloated etc. What bugs me the most is that the widget isn't re-sizable to your size of choosing and even if you did try to live with it, shows only one news per widget.

They disabled "Google News & Weather" today with a message saying they're not supporting the app anymore.

Yeah... I uninstalled both versions of Google News.


99.999% of apps are crap. Find trustworthy websites and put in the 2 seconds worth of effort.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yup, that's exactly what I did.

I installed BBC News app and immediately set up its widget on a screen.

It was a mistake to look for news from Google, when the most trustworthy source is available right here!
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2018 10:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Old School wrote:
wswartzendruber wrote:
Google still has one thing going for them: They've never billed me for anything I didn't subscribe to. Microsoft on the other hand...
of course they haven't. That is because you are not the customer, you are the commodity.

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Commodity, as in livestock.

Google is also shooting itself in the foot by tainting all it's taint with this npc taint.
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