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Paid apps might have IAPs too though (EA's Need for Speed for example) and a single label doesn't seem adequate to let a buyer know what the IAPs are. A free app might simply have adverts with an IAP to remove the ads for $0.99. That's very different from an app that could have you spending hundreds of dollars on content.Reports already use a word freemium to describe these apps. That still lets people know that it's essentially free. This word could be a link on the App...
The FTC is coming down hard on in-app purchases too.I think there should be tighter controls over in-app purchasing. Some developers are clearly playing the system:http://www.todaysiphone.com/2014/03/worst-app-purchase-culprits-app-store/Having items in-game that cost $600 is ridiculous. In-app purchases are enabled by default, they should be disabled by default so an adult has to enable them. Kids can easily be installing free apps and then developers hide away expensive...
I removed the original comment. That's the one I was describing as snarky as you suggested AI needs a new editor. We know the proof-reading is not as good as it could be, the point has been raised many times but taking jabs at the authors every time it happens doesn't make the problem stop, it just adds off-topic comments to a thread. The authors can be contacted directly if there are important corrections to be made:http://appleinsider.com/contact/
It depends on what the returns are. According to Google, the average reading speed is 250 words per minute and the average book length is 64,000 words. This means the average book takes around 4 hours to read. Let's say that people spend an hour a day reading. There's a breakdown of average activities here suggesting older people read more and it's noted as around 1...
People complaining about grammar and spelling just add noise to the thread. Your complaint was about:"Fortune published an interview in which the Intuit chairman describes his time in Cupertino, relationship with cofounder Steve Jobs and "coach" to silicon valley elite"I gather you'd have been happy with:"Fortune published an interview in which the Intuit chairman describes his time in Cupertino, relationship with cofounder Steve Jobs and role as "coach" to silicon valley...
This sounds like bad news to me. This is someone who will act for investors regardless of the benefit to the company. This is exactly what the likes of Icahn and others will be after:http://www.theverge.com/2013/12/28/5250052/apple-urges-shareholders-vote-against-icahns-buyback-proposalhttp://www.cnet.com/news/icahn-disses-apple-board-for-not-boosting-stock-buyback/They've done this before. When they don't get their way, they push for changes to the board. They'll...
The iPhone was originally going to be web-apps only. They had no desire to block web content, it was the exact opposite. Developers and consumers both correctly spoke out against this in favor of native apps. People don't want apps running in browsers. Bringing WebGL to mobile means making it work with touch, which is another problem with Flash. It looks like WebGL is coming with iOS 8 too though:http://blog.ludei.com/webgl-ios-8-safari-webview/
I'd recommend CCC. It is very easy to configure and reliable. It even has a facility to clone the OS X recovery partition so your external bootable backup can boot into recovery mode.
WebGL is in Safari, you just have to enable it in the developer menu. There were security/stability concerns allowing a browser low-level access to the GPU. The upcoming Safari release indicates it might be enabled by default:http://appleinsider.com/articles/14/07/11/apple-introduces-new-webkit-features-in-latest-safari-beta-builds-for-os-x-mavericks-mountain-lion"WebGL. Safari support for WebGL allows developers to create 3D experiences that work natively without plug-ins."
That reminded me that font rendering used to be one of the important uses for Flash as well as multiple browser uploads. Font support varies between different browsers:http://webfonts.info/node/379There will always be a need for a vector animation app. I think it would be good if Adobe added animation features to Illustrator and brought the two together so there's no intermediates between Flash and Illustrator and it would help if they retired Actionscript in favor of...
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