Re: Netvibes - and it can also replace iGoogle
And I'll really think again next time before committing to use anything from Google.
I was thinking that last night, when I finally worked out why my Android tablet's battery life had suddenly gone from good to utter shit, with WiFi battery use having gone from an "also ran" to top of the battery chewage list by a country mile.
Answer; something called Google Currents, which appears to be a way of shoving the Huffington Post in your face (I can think of better places to shove that). This suddenly decided to default to background syncing on (I never touched it - honest!) and was busily sucking away like some fatbastard trying to drink a McDonalds' bucket 'o chilled semen. Killed that setting and battery life was restored, with "screen" comfortably at the top of the use list where it belongs.
Can't help thinking (again) that Android would be so much better if it were just taken away from Google and their useless cruft were forcibly excised from it.