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    That moment when you’re stuck with safari because Apple said sideloading is dangerous 🙄

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      And because you chose to buy an Apple device, when Android or Linux devices are available, for cheaper even…

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        I bought apple devices because their software support is solid and the user interface is pretty.

        But the limitations were not worth the trade off. As there are now decent alternatives and I’m no longer stuck with just android on the phone side of things anymore. There have been quite a few advancements made in the linux phone area.

        I now have pixel 3a with ubuntu touch, old thinkpad with linux mint, a steam deck and gaming rig with linux nobara. I got the whole 9-yards. I will using more of linux as time goes on.

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            I bought it used. The phone lasts me through alight, I would say it has the capacity for 4 hours of screen on time.

            Though Ubuntu Touch drains more on standby so often when I’m in the mood to try it I have to replug it in.

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        Apple just has better integration for a lot of things, and the UI is just so much better

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            uYouEnhanced + YouTube Premium

            I don’t have this problem. The android and iOS YT apps are similar, I was talking about the OS in general

            Not sure what’s wrong with paying for listening to music. Used regional pricing so for me YT premium is like 4€/month. I consider that a pretty good deal.

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              I remember downloading some app in highschool off the playstore to make my old ass galaxy note4 UI look like an IPhone X, had identical features and everything. It looked legit to my friends who used them their whole lives. Didn’t really like it but its out there.

              Oh and there’s free apps like Innertune which is basically YT music+

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      Don’t mind people blaming you for choosing a brand. Their ire is misplaced, it’s the company’s fault as much as it’s the consumers fault and the consumers should focus their energy in convincing companies to change their ways or loose their loyalty. This petty meaningless victim blaming helps no one.

      It would help if you voted with your wallet from now on though.

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        Yeah I will be buying Linux devices after I run my apple stuff into the ground.

        Apple limits choice/repairability and make my favourite little devs jump through hoops through draconian rules. I learned my lesson.

        I just bought apple devices because their software support is pretty solid.

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          Honestly the reason I own and use an old iPad, it was practically the only tablet that could do what I wanted. I used a Mac mini for the better part of five years before I switched to Windows and finally Linux! (It’s ok if Linux isn’t for you)

          I get the appeal, their hardware is very nice and I still wish other manufacturers matched the tolerances Apple sets for their hardware. I just can’t buy from a company behaving like that. Also good man using your hardware for as long as reasonably possible! 😁 We only have one earth after all.

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      To their credit, Safari’s extension support on iOS is reasonably good. Not like Firefox good, but compared to chrome it’s excellent!

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    Ublock origin is the best

    I do wish Mozilla would remove the proprietary parts of Firefox though

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    That’s cool but I only use a few on the mobile. Adblock origin and Bitwarden. Guess I should check out what else is out there.

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      Consent-O-Matic

      If you enable all of the u block filters I think it’ll hide all the consent banners.

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        For me the uBlock Origin cookie notice filters broke many sites (e.g. it feels like it is frozen, blank screen), while consent o matic just fills them out

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    Good news, I have been using them on Mull since a while, quite useful

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      Was using Mull and now with Iceraven. Add-on support for both has been awesome.

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    Flaming hot take that’s probably gonna get me downvoted to hell: releasing a new version of Firefox on mobile before there was a high level of extension compatibility killed a lot of the momentum it had going for it.

    I know that maintaining two separate codebases is a huge challenge, but having the power of all desktop extensions on mobile was a pretty big draw and being told that only a small fraction of them work probably turned off a lot of people. I kinda wish they just put the old codebase in maintenance mode with bug fixes since it was pretty feature complete while rolling out Fenix as a beta.

    Sandboxing also still sucks even after the rewrite, (still no Fission!) which is unacceptable in today’s day and age. I say all this as a Firefox diehard on all platforms, but I’m tired of people acting like it’s a magic bullet to kill Chrome. It still has a lot of problems, including its resource usage. I’m hoping Servo takes off soon, because that’s what made Firefox so fast on desktop even though only a fraction of it was implemented.

    /rejerk So glad my furry porn website userscripts work again!

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      I kinda wish they just put the old codebase in maintenance mode with bug fixes since it was pretty feature complete while rolling out Fenix as a beta.

      They kind of did that, fenix was under testing for a long time. Just the add-on wasn’t implemented

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    Hey Everyone, what are your favourite extensions (either already using or that you are excited to be able to use) and also whats a great example of a website that is most noticeably improved for each that extension?

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      On android I’m pretty basic:

      • uBlock Origin
      • JShelter
      • LibRedirect
      • Dark Reader

      On PC I’m using some more:

      • uGet integration
      • Video Download Manager (grabbing links for yt-dlp)
      • SideBerry
      • Bitwarden

      and probably some others I forgot right now. I also try to not use to many addons

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      Dark reader, ublock origin, sponsorblock, and background video play fix. This mostly improves YouTube.

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        Thanks for saying! I found an alt you tube app so i rarely use youtube in browser, because its so bad. Maybe i will have to see what its like with those

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          The main issue I’ve experienced is the video will go to like 15fps. Toggling to another resolution and back clears it up tho.

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      If you are self hosting front end alternatives like teddit or nitter, libredirect is a great tool. Now, even when I browse the internet on my tablet, the extension will redirect to my server instance instead

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        Not gonna lie… I’m becoming old and dont really know what people on lemmy say when they talk about self hosting. It seems like it’s a much different thing that does stuff in not aware of. Lol

        Now wheres the grandkids i dont have to show me how to do this… like i had to show my grandparents how to use their VCR

        Lol

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          Self hosting means having an application run on your own server. The easiest introduction is probably using raspberrypi to run something like Jellyfin

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    uBlock Origin is a must. Then Stylus with a global-dark userstyle. Very light on resource than Darkreader.