or Connect
New Posts  All Forums:

Posts by bikertwin

I realize we posted at the same time, but please read my reply in case you missed it:http://forums.appleinsider.com/showp...5&postcount=90
The key point you're missing is that every human shares the same hardware (body) and software (brain) and so there is no lock-in. I can choose to shop at Wal-Mart or choose to shop at Big Tits Books--or I can shop at both. There are no extra or hidden costs to me, because my eyes and brain can read a magazine from any source.However, If I have an iPhone ($200) running iOS4 that runs only on Apple hardware on AT&T (2-year contract, minimum $70/mo = $1680) and dozens or...
How is "nobody can sell software for my device except through my store, and only if I approve it" a free market? It's the very definition of a closed market.
Why should I have to build a phone if I want to open a store? Does Best Buy have to make its own hardware so it can sell software for Macs & PCs?
Apple can and should vet apps for HIG compliance, not crashing, and taking proper advantage of the platform (i.e., not emulated). That makes for a quality user experience. Agreed. What Apple should *not* do is vet apps for content--whether it's farts, news, poetry, knitting, political, or porn. (unless, of course, it's illegal). Would Apple have rejected Jesus' or Mohammed's or Moses' or Martin Luther King's teachings in their time because they were unpopular? Would...
Ok, so the main point of the original article is that 90% of iFart developers are iOS only? Well, no kidding. They couldn't program themselves out of a paper bag, and supporting Objective C and Java/Android is over their head. They "program" by asking questions on StackOverflow.com and copying and pasting the answers. I used to be iOS only, but after Apple sat on one of my apps because it links to sites that are too risqué for Apple's reviewers, I'm now an...
Well, last week they weren't allowing porn. This week they're not allowing apps with desktop functionality. Then they ban a cartoonist, but accept him only after he wins a Pulitzer prize. Then they ban Ulysses (Joyce) and Oscar Wilde, but after a rukus on the web, accept them. It's a totally capricious acceptance system with random undisclosed rules that change weekly and have dozens of special exceptions (Playboy is OK?!). What sane developer would want to develop under...
Sure language evolves. And sometimes a mistake repeated often enough becomes the new word (such as 'peruse'). But the word or phrase has to be repeated to become the new norm. It doesn't become the new definition because one person says so--that's just a mistake. And if you Google or Wikipedia (yes, I verbified them, as millions before me have) for the phrase, you'll have a hard time finding it used in any other way. But I guess you do as you say, as you have redefined...
Google "feature parity". Jeez.Or even Wikipedia.It's annoying when AI writers try to sound all high-falutin' because they use a word or phrase they heard banged around on the internet without having any fucking clue what it means.
Nobody was questioning people who said "this is much better than xxx phone/iPhone".But when dodos started saying things like it's better than $249 dedicated cameras or as good as his friends' SLR photos, well, then it got into Ridiculousland.
New Posts  All Forums: