This week, I became the proud owner of a new iPhone 6 Plus. In many ways, this phone was what I wanted in a “phablet.” However, I noticed that my connectivity while on a wifi connection was slow to abysmal. It was taking me four minutes to download a 6 mb music file. I first tried to reset the network settings, but no luck. The connection actually got even slower! That was when I came across a forum article explaining what was happening. Apparently, Apple decided to hide a lot of their targetted marketing under the locator services. What it was doing was that every time a person does a web query or download, Apple was also using that same query to do additional queries in the background for local services and ads to match the search and download. As a result, it was bogging down a person’s network connection to the point that was worse than a modem.