Spoutly Is Not Spyware
Are you concerned that Spoutly may be spyware? We’d like to acknowledge your concerns and rest assured, Spoutly is not spyware. In fact, removing Spoutly is just as easy as installing it!
Before we get into the details, we want to tell you about all the great things that Spoutly can do for you.
Internet Live Stats estimates that 88.5% of the US population has access to the Internet with the same figure also applying in Canada. In 2014, Pew Research Center reported that 81% of US adults used a computer in their daily lives whether it was at work, home, or elsewhere, and it’s amazing to see how far technology has come. In 1990, only 41% of US adults used a computer. So, chances are if you’re reading this, you’ll be on your laptop or desktop.
And that’s where we begin.
Spoutly lives on your desktop, bringing to you daily news, trending articles, and a calling solution that lets you make free calls across the USA and Canada – from anywhere in the world.
Daily Headlines Right To Your Screen
Spoutly comes with video content updated daily to keep you connected to the most important headlines around the globe. You can go from celebrity deaths in Entertainment news, to new world records being set in Sports, then back to reality with the news from the US and the world.
There’s always something newsworthy, and you should always know what the biggest headlines are around the world. It could be a natural disaster taking place right now, the death of an iconic celebrity, or a shocking story about a famous athlete. There’s definitely something for everyone here!
Maybe a it’s a baseball player who just got punched in the face, or a high school team that got a $63 million football stadium (by the way, it was in Texas), you’ll get to listen to some of the more quirky stories from the realm of sports.
There’s pop stars, movie stars, singers, actors, leading ladies, you name it. If they’re famous, you’ll probably hear about them on Spoutly. Names like Emma Watson, Jennifer Lawrence, and Angelina Jolie will pop up every now and then so stay tuned and find out what’s happening with some of the world’s biggest stars!
Action, adventure, comedy, drama, horror, sci-fi, no matter the genre, if you love movies, you’ll love all the movie trailers we’ll provide right here on Spoutly. Movie trailers have been around forever and they’re the best way to generate interest for a highly anticipated film. Just remember to mark the dates in your calendar so you don’t forget to buy your tickets to the show!
Hungry? We’ll have some tips and recipes for you that you can incorporate into your own cooking.
Health & Wellness
When you take care of your mind, you can take care of your body. We offer tips and advice to help tackle issues such as obesity, fitness, and nutrition.
Make Free Calls From Your Desktop
Spoutly offers free calls to anyone in the USA and Canada – as along as it’s not an emergency or toll-free number. The best part is that you can be in your office, at home, or halfway across the globe and you can still call back to the USA and Canada, for FREE!
You’re already busy as it is, so we’re building convenience into Spoutly. You’ll be able to watch daily videos, get up-to-date news, and make phone calls directly from your desktop.
Use Spoutly To Take A Break
It’s also the best way to take a break at your desk. You could have a snack, or eat your lunch, and get caught up with the latest headlines. Studies have shown that taking a break is beneficial for your mind and for your health.
Even the government of Ontario, Canada, has rules to allow for people involved in intensive computer work to take a 5-minute break during every hour of operation. If not, workers are subject to an increase in health related issues including carpal tunnel syndrome, headaches, eye strain, and back pain. It’s also stated that frequent short breaks are preferred to longer, less frequent breaks.
This is follows the study by two researchers from the Hankamer School of Business at Baylor University. Cindy Wu, PhD, and Emily Hunter, PhD, and found that little research has been done in the area of workplace breaks, and where, when and how to take them to yield the best results.
With the help of 95 participants, the pair found that when employees took their break earlier in the day, and spent that time doing something they enjoyed, the employees returned to work in a better state of mind.
Take your next break with Spoutly
Here’s some tips that came out of the study.
- Take a break sometime during the morning
- During your break time, do something that you find enjoyable
- Take short, frequent breaks
- Don’t skip your breaks, they’re good for your health
Now, if you still think that Spoutly is spyware, let’s take a deeper look at this. Merriam-Webster’s definition of SPYWARE is computer software that secretly records information about the way you use your computer.
Like we mentioned earlier, Spoutly is just an application that you can have on your desktop to get daily videos about the news, business news, sports and entertainment, trending articles, or the ability to make free calls to cell phone and landlines in the USA and Canada for free – definitely not spyware.
Now in the event that you no longer wish to have Spoutly installed, we guarantee that you have the power to remove it at any time you want.
While the process is not hard, some users still have difficulty removing Spoutly. For some, they may see the message below and associate Spoutly with spyware.
You will actually receive this message any time you attempt to uninstall a program while it is still running. To stop Spoutly from running so that you can uninstall, follow these steps.
- The Spoutly icon will be visible in the notifications area (the System Tray). Move your mouse to where your volume icon is (beside your TIME and DD/MM/YYYY).
- If you can’t find it, you may have to click the little triangle or what looks like an up arrow to show more icons.
- When you see the Spoutly symbol, click your right-mouse button and choose “Shutdown”.
After this, you’ll be able to uninstall Spoutly like you would any other application.
If you’re still worried about spyware, here are some tips to help you avoid it.
- Only install programs from trustworthy sources.
- Read all the agreements before you accept to install anything.
- Get (legitimate) programs and tools to scan for and remove spyware.
- Avoid fake spyware programs which would actually infect your computer even more.