Apple, we just don't work together anymore. It's not me, it's you.
Remember when Apple were the plucky alternative? Remember when they were cool and did things nice? Remember when they bitched about Microsoft abusing it’s monopoly? Well I’m getting more than sick of Apple behaving in putrid turgid ways, and I’m calling them out on it. iTunes at this point is simply a trojan-horse.
In addition to my previous rants about Apple, today there was another Apple wind up waiting for me on my system. I opened my Vista Control Panel, and what is staring me in the face but a “MobileMe” icon!? MobileMe? I do not have mobile me, I’ve no interest in it, and I’ve heard the horror stories that caused Apple not once, but twice, to issue freebies to placate users of the service. So what the bloody hell fire is that icon doing in my control panel? In the sanctity of my Control Panel, a place for installed applications and operating system services only. I decided to click on it. My rage went white hot.
The entire bloody thing is nothing more than an advert to get me to sign up to Apples MobileMe subscription service. It has nothing to do on my system apart from fire up a dialogue that prompts me to log into an account I don’t have, or to go buy a MobileMe account. Apple, get you bloody house in order, this is disgusting behaviour - get your crap, your ADVERTISEMENT, the hell out of my control panel, the hell OFF MY SYSTEM. I didn’t ask for it, I don’t want it, you’re littering my computer, and you are behaving in a worse manner than Microsoft ever did. Respect me by respecting my computer. Right now, you have none of my respect, and that has lost you a sale; I will not be buying a Mac in the future, because I flat out don’t trust you to do the right thing. You’ve abused me by abusing my computer one too many times. So you can f*** off, Steve and co - you ain’t cool no more.
PS, take iTunes with you on the way out, it’s as rubbish as you are.
PPPS - for those of you wanting to ditch MobilMe from your Control Panel, you apparently need to un-install the cryptically named “Apple Mobile Device Support” program.