Crapware in macOS
See my Mac wish list.
I just thought that screen shot below captures the hubris run amok at Apple: the disregard for users that manifests itself at every level of the software and hardware product stack.
Crapware that I cannot remove is a dissatisfier (applies to iOS also), whether it is Chess.app or Garbage Band (oops, did I mis-spell it?) or the other Apple apps I never use and never will use.
On a related note, I have turned Siri OFF. The arrogance of Apple running the Siri process anyway is part and parcel of the attitudinal problem.
When Siri is off, it’s still running. Any attempt to disable it in the plist is rejected by special security privileges that cannot be bypassed.
I thought that use launchctl might work, but it doesn’t work to unload it.
sudo launchctl unload /System/Library/LaunchAgents/com.apple.Siri.plist /System/Library/LaunchAgents/com.apple.Siri.plist: Could not find specified service
- Saving up to 8.5GB of Space After Every Apple Xcode Update
- macOS Sierra 10.12.1: Data Loss + Breaking Backup Protocols is Now a Feature?
- Saving 5GB or so from iTunes
- Removing Apple Crapware
Greg M writes:
I enjoy your comments about how bad the software Apple produces.
I opened up Contacts this morning and got this dialog box. All I did was open up Contacts, did no operations within.
MPG: sheer genius.