Uber’s been under fire lately for their shady practices, and rightly so. (Well, they’ve actually been under fire for a while, but this week was the tipping point for many people.) There’s a new movement afoot by Uber users — like John Hodgman — to delete the app from their phones. I say, while you’re doing that, here’s some other apps to get rid of:
Facebook. Forget the fact that they’re selling out user privacy like it’s their business (actually, that IS their business), they just offer a crappy app. It uses way more data and battery power than it should, making you wonder what else is going on under the hood. They also intend to update the app, in full, every two weeks. Sorry, but mobile operating systems don’t change that quickly, necessitating such constant adjustments. Something’s fishy here. Get rid of it. If you must use Facebook, check it from the web.
LinkedIn. Is the app as buggy and battery draining as Facebook? No. In fact, it seems pretty well designed. I just say delete because it’s LinkedIn and I’m still mad about that time they spammed everyone in my address book. Stupid, Linkedin.
Crazy Eye. Yes, this was one of the very first apps you bought in 2008, to impress your nephew so that he’d think you’re the cool uncle. But it hasn’t been updated since, looks terrible on new phones, and your nephew is now in college. Also, it didn’t work. Steve is still the cool uncle. Sorry!
Kill A Random Person. Not sure how this even got approved by Apple. You push a button and a random person someone across the globe dies. I’d delete it.
The Phone Dialpad. I’ve had an iPhone since they came out in 2007 and I still have no idea what this app should be used for.