Ok – Sorry for what’s about to happen. Typically, I am not prone to directly calling out bad advice, but its not like I haven’t already asked my fellow bloggers to stop giving terrible advice.Today’s OMFG moment just came to me a few minutes ago while I was going through my Google Reader feeds and […]
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OMFG! CRAP Advice continues to flow from the blog-o-sphere

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Ok – Sorry for what’s about to happen. Typically, I am not prone to directly calling out bad advice, but its not like I haven’t already asked my fellow bloggers to stop giving terrible advice.Today’s OMFG moment just came to me a few minutes ago while I was going through my Google Reader feeds and came across this little gem.

On the host computer, in iTunes, navigate to Applications on left-hand bar.
Click on any application, select all (command-A),and delete them (command-click on any one). When the options window comes up, select move to trash. Empty the trash.

ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!

DO NOT DO THAT!!

Aside from the fact that in reality – yes – you can go back to iTunes and re-download everything one by one that you have already downloaded and likely paid for (much time wasted) you have to ask the question – Why would this make any difference? I can see maybe doing it with one or two applications that might be having issues – but asking the average first time iPhone owner who is having problems to straight up delete everything is just terrible advice. And then, my second question is this:

Are you – giver of terrible advice – going to be the one to replace those applications that the person just deleted that they can’t get on the Appstore anymore? For example… what if I had followed said horrible advice. Would this particular blog be willing to replace this?

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Didn’t think so.

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