Just the Other Day (Score: 1) by firstname.lastname@example.org on 2016-01-22 18:24 (#11HHK) I hate forced updates but, up until now, have only had to deal with that on my Playstations. This happened to me just the other day. I had long resisted giving out my personal information in order to use the Google Play app, for as long as I've had the Android phone, but I wanted a particular app, and could find no other way to get it on my phone. The minute I plugged my email address into Google Play, I got hit with a number of updates, and could do nothing about it. To top it off, I couldn't get the stupid app to work. By now, Google has undoubtedly scooped up all my contacts, and god knows what else. I swear, it's becoming very difficult to keep Google's tentacles out of all your shit. Do we really have to jailbreak Android now, too? Re: Just the Other Day (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on 2016-01-28 23:48 (#126FV) My friend's kids got a PS4 and an Xbox for Christmas. They were so happy. Well. They were happy at the start of it. Neither of the machines worked when they pulled them out of the box and plugged them in. The xbox would not work. It required to be plugged into the internet just to start. At this point the excitement had died down a little. Half an hour later there were still issues trying to get the xbox connected to the internet. Then it connected but didn't do anything. Waiting. Waiting. Waiting. Eventually it was given up as a no go and they moved onto the PS4. From what I could tell, they eventually realised that the PS4 needed to connect to the internet. Right. Connected. Hooked up. Downloading started. Stopped. The machine died. The xbox never worked. Both were taken back to the shop for new ones. I am just really glad I wasn't there to experience seven kids finding out that their new games machines did not work. The new machines were taken out of the box at the shop by the techy who patched fixed or whatever was needed to get them working. Heck of a way to spend christmas day. Now the parents are leery of buying new games which require updates as they just do not want to deal with it again.