No Reporting Apps To Apple

Apple in their infinite wisdom, has given no method of reporting/flagging an app in the App Store. I have never tried to do this for a free app, so I had not realized this.

Once an app is downloaded, the “Report a Problem” link appears on the screen, but will only take you to the developers website. This is useless if the site is defunct or takes you to a one page site with no contact info or links of any kind. This has happened to me several times, but I never took the time to try and report an app, until now.

After 2 hours of searching, I keep getting directed back to “Report a Problem”. The issue with this is that you can only report PAID Apps to get a refund. Even though the app you wish to report is listed, if it was free, you cannot select it.

The concern is how we supposed to report a free app that is deceptive, no longer functioning or even in business, developers link is no longer active, contains inappropriate or offensive material, or tries to sell you “weed & pills” as just happened to me.

In the past, confidence in the App Store content was moderately high. However, the overall app quality is not as great as it once was. Don’t get me wrong, there are a lot of superb apps, but I’ve downloaded a good amount of crap alsoy. On one of my searches during this quest, I came across a response that stated the App Store now had over 500,000 entries. The response was worded in a way that left the reader to infer that was the reason there was no way to flag an app. In my mind, logic would rationalize that the more content, the greater the need to give the community a way to help police it?

Since I’m venting, let’s take a quick trip down memory lane to a time where I could put an app on a wish list if I wasn’t ready to purchase…. they lose a lot of money from not having one.

Don’t Be A Karen – Marley K. – Medium

Karen hates authority… and men, people of color, Blacks, kindness, sanity, solitude, and ultimately herself. She’s the ultimate peace stealer and a joy killer, the ruiner of pleasurable days, and the…
— Read on medium.com/@marleyk/dont-be-a-karen-a2ca3390c1e3

Wearing Masks Works

Astonished by the number of ignorant people stating they refuse to wear masks because they ”don’t do anything”, I compiled a few resources here so I can share one link, instead of four.

Please forgive my referencing such ”fake news” organizations like Johns Hopkins and the Mayo Clinic.

Mayo Clinic
So why weren’t face masks recommended at the start of the pandemic? At that time, experts didn’t yet know the extent to which people with COVID-19 could spread the virus before symptoms appeared. Nor was it known that some people have COVID-19 but don’t have any symptoms. Both groups can unknowingly spread the virus to others.

https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/coronavirus/in-depth/coronavirus-mask/art-20485449

CDC
COVID-19 can be spread by people who do not have symptoms and do not know that they are infected.   That’s why it’s important for everyone to practice social distancing (staying at least 6 feet away from other people) and wear cloth face coverings in public settings. Cloth face coverings provide an extra layer to help prevent the respiratory droplets from traveling in the air and onto other people.

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/about-face-coverings.html

Science Daily (study by A&M)
A study by a team of researchers led by a Texas A&M University professor has found that not wearing a face mask dramatically increases a person’s chances of being infected by the COVID-19 virus.

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/06/200612172200.htmJohns Hopkins
Face masks help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Because it’s possible to have coronavirus without showing symptoms, it is best to wear a face covering even if you think you are healthy. A mask helps contain small droplets that come out of your mouth and/or nose when you talk, sneeze or cough. If you have COVID-19 and are not showing symptoms, a face mask reduces your chance of spreading the infection to others. If you are healthy, a mask may protect you from larger droplets from people around you.

https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/health/conditions-and-diseases/coronavirus/coronavirus-face-masks-what-you-need-to-know

Why I Wear a Mask

I want you to know that I am educated enough to know that I could be asymptomatic and still give you the virus.

No, I don’t “live in fear” of the virus; I just want to be part of the solution, not the problem.

I don’t feel like the “government is controlling me;” I feel like I’m being a contributing adult to society and I want to teach others the same.

The world doesn’t revolve around me. It’s not all about me and my comfort.

If we all could live with other people’s consideration in mind, this whole world would be a much better place.

Wearing a mask doesn’t make me weak, scared, stupid, or even “controlled.” It makes me considerate.

When you think about how you look, how uncomfortable it is, or what others think of you, just imagine someone close to you – a child, a father, a mother, grandparent, aunt, or uncle – choking on a respirator , alone without you or any family member allowed at bedside. Ask yourself if you could have sucked it up a little for them.

Why you need to wear the damn mask – By Catherine Pearlman

A face mask requirement does not violate your constitutional rights

Great Plague (Black Death Documentary) on YouTube

I have been watching a lot of YouTube during quarantine. I watch one thing and follow the you may also like” suggestions down the rabbit hole until I get bored and start again.

Today I stumbled upon “Great Plague (Black Death Documentary by Timeline. It’s a very well done documentary that focuses on families in a single alley and uses their writings and ledgers to portray the escalation from their point of view.

If you have any interest in epidemiology, history of disease, pan/epidemics or just to see how similar it was to our current situation, I highly recommend checking this out.

  • Self-quarantine could be a lot worse. They flattened the curve by boarding up and padlocking the home of any sick person, along with all residents, for over a month. If you survived, great!

  • They also had social distancing. They closed the pubs and other gathering places (of the poor of course).

  • One nobleman built a glass room with a small slit through which to conduct business. Looks very much like the checkout lanes now do.

  • They stopped directly handling cash and steamed mail to “disinfect” before handling.