Since past few months Google has a serious problems in aligning their services with notifications they're sending to their users. For example, I am constantly getting a warning emails that I am sharing my location 24 hour per day with some persons. And when, in response to that email, I am checking this feature in my mobile Google Maps, it turns out that my location sharing is turned off.
Which is an obvious truth (at least for me) in my case because I have never ever enabled constant location sharing to anyone and I am only sharing:
on even basis -- until I reach given place when navigating in Google Maps,
on time basis -- for up to 1 hour ahead
So I am constantly sharing my location only to Google, NSA and USA gov! :>
Today, however, Google has surprised me again, with its inability to do a simple math. My 30% storage left magically turned out into 70%.
Only a complete moron could design a shopping app in the way like Glovo is. You're warned that your shop supports pickup only at the latest stage of order. When you are trying to set a delivery address. And after you wasted half an hour on completing your order.
Right before, through entire half an hour of actually doing shopping, there was no warning and the shop it self was picked up from the list of groceries from which Glove does deliver.
But, there are way more fuckups in this pathetic app.
Steve Jobs' philosophy was that you should feel like a king or queen from the very first moment when you start opening a package that holds your newest Apple equipment. That is why he was a mad perfectionist about boxes, wrappings, sealings and overall design. And... the magic worked for all those past years. Opening each new Apple box was like a small, private Thanksgiving.
Now, Steve Jobs is long dead. And so is the magic that he brought to life. Now, Apple thinks you are a mindless pieces of shit and a complete moron.
...in Google Chrome. Finally ships with the newest feature...
Finally it can save passwords as a serie of stars! Fuck, yes! :>
I had some issues with my latest Booking.com's booking. There were certain things missing in reality against offer, but I managed to settle it out with the property owner itself. She agreed to refund me a 10% of the price that I paid. She decided to process this refund through Booking.com. That's where the horror started.
In short, sharp words -- while only about thirty seconds was needed to pay for this booking, thirty days was not enough to process a refund! I am more than certain that (after years of uninterrupted cooperation) I will never use booking.com again.
Recent changes in Google Navigation design, look and feel can actually kill you (yes... literally!). You will be staring to the map more than to the road to try to see info that was shown clearly and undoubtedly before these pathetic updates. Or you will be forced to make last second (again, literally!) decisions.
Both road behaviours can lead you into a serious troubles and even kill you in WCS.
Unfortunately, Google employs too many morons and have users' opinions too deeply in the ass to understand it.
Because there aren't too many applications that can literally lead to your death then this particular example is surely worth awarding "Golden Fuckup of the Year 2019", if not "Golden Fuckup of the Decade".
Wizzair.com has a nasty bug in "Booking Overview" section.
If it happens that you have two or more bookings existing in the same time, you will learn that two of these tabs contains incorrect (probably: cached) data, if you open both itineraries in the same time (i.e. in two separate browser tabs).
It isn't an easy to spot fuckup, because not many passenegers has two or more active bookings in the same time. And thus it is even more sweet that I managed to catch up that nasty fucker! :>
Wizzair.com webpage has a very weird bug. When you're booking a plane in exactly the same time as your actual future flight will take over, it will prevent you from completing of such booking claiming that... your plane is about to depart!
Here you have a booking for end of January, so plane is actually departing in less than two months. But, because -- due to that weird bug -- Wizzair booking system is ignoring date, it has blocked booking completion claiming that plane is departing in less than three hours. Brilliant!
Qustodio markets itself as "Best Parental Control Software". Really? I don't believe in any kind of advertisement, but after spending a year with "Kaspersky Safe Kids" I was more than sure that it couldn't be worse than that.
Turns out, I was wrong. It seems that Qustodio lacks even most fundamental functionalities when it comes to remote child security. And in addition, it fails in many other areas with nasty and stupid bugs.
Because most functionalities are not available in free version (and you must pay in order to get them) then think twice and read this article through, before you decide to give them your money. Even with 30-days money back guarantee program, this could be a wrong decision.
Undo functionality in Gmail is a cool feature that can allow you to take back your decision of sending given message even up to 90 seconds after clicking "Sent".
However, be aware that at some very rare occasions it may fail:
This is because when you click "Send" the message is actually sent to Gmail servers and put to send-out queue. And when you click "Undo", it is taken back from that queue. But, because everything happens on-line, when for that very tiny moment when you click "Undo" Gmail cannot communicate with its servers (a half-second moment of lack of access to Internet?) then... puf, there it go!
So, please, don't send a divorce letter or a declaration of war this way.
Aside of regular games, Steam offers also a Steam Apps -- apps, programs and utilities that are deeply based on Steam's core -- like for example live wallpapers.
These are utilities that simply cannot exist, work or run without Steam. The problem is that when you uninstall Steam, the uninstaller (or Steam itself) doesn't give a fuck about Steam Apps. Neither uninstall them nor warn users about them.
Next time you restart your computer after Steam uninstallation you're punched into face with a lame messages like this:
And the best part of this is that uninstallers of this side-utilities... are also based on Steam. And since it is gone from your computer you actually have to... install Steam again only to clean mess it left in your system (only to uninstall these utilities).
"Contacts" tab includes everything mixed up. In a one place, on a single list there's everything -- your starred / favourite contacts, your recent calls and all contacts from your address book. Finding anything in this mess is a nightmare, especially if you have to focus on driving your car in the same time. Each and every address book (including default, system one in Android) has such list split into three sections -- favourite, recent and all. Android Auto -- where driving safety and using touch screen in a minimal manner is key -- is the only weird exception.
Android Auto fails completely on screen locks. As long as you don't unlock your phone, Android Auto will always start on the phone only. If you want to see and use in in your car's multimedia system, you are forced to unlock your phone's screen each time you connect your phone to your car with an USB cable.
The additional problem is a communication between car and a phone. Regular multimedia systems are using Bluetooth for this purpose. In case of Android Auto you must use USB cable instead. Bluetooth is used also, for some weird reason. And Android Auto blocks it!
If you fail upon third above (i.e. not unlock your phone's screen and having Android Auto on your phone only) you won't be able to communicate with your phone, using your car's multimedia system, in any way. Android Auto will be unavailable due to not unlocked phone's screen. And car's application won't be available due Bluetooth blocked by Android Auto and no communication with your phone.
I wanted to report above problem, as I did with three earlied, but I was blocked from doing so, because Google Help said that for some weird reasons my post violates Google policy.