Ahh yes... those annoying updates. They're allegedly there to improve things. Sometimes not so much. My IE problem started with an update that automatically rebooted my machine.
My relative new Motorola Maxx phone had an update recently which seems to have put demons in my phone. Smilies no longer work in the text messages, the phone will sometimes refuse to re-orient the screen when I put it landscape side up, and sometimes the screen saver app will give me all of 2 seconds to act before the screen goes dark. I'll be heading to my Verizon store to see what can be done about it. A perfectly wonderful phone got mucked up by the Android operating system "improvements."
In this case, Google is the culprit. They now own both Motorola and the OS.
Interesting article in the WSJ today. I didn't know this, but... Apparently Google has been a *BIG* contributor to both Obama and the Democratic party, and their CEO was campaigning for Obama. And now that it looks like there may be "regime change" both in 2014 and 2016, Google has suddenly adopted a very public "big tent" campaign. They're now seeking to make nice with Republicans. All this in light of actions by Apple, Microsoft, Internet providers, web neutrality changes, etc. Talk about crony capitalism... Pretty disgusting.
I was going to be putting all my chips in the Google arena. Now that I'm aware of this, I think I'm going to stay as a mixed household. The boys will keep their MacBooks and iPhones. I will continue to run my Dell on Windows.
Ain't competition great?