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  The difference is that Apple didn't encourage thousands of people to learn a special manufacturing process to make compasses, digital recorders and digital cameras for its store, charge them a fee (admittedly negligible compared to the cost of development) to distribute those products in its store, provide marketing materials to help promote its store, and THEN replace those products with its own.   Overall I'm still fairly positive about developing for the App Store,...
I noticed that as I was reading the iOS 7 highlights ... lots of third-party apps getting stepped on.     That's true, but I imagine a lot of independent developers don't have the time or money to be filing patent applications on their work. You might say that's their problem, but in boasting about the number of apps available on this platform, Apple must realize how many are created by independent, part-time, self-funded developers.   Even apps that don't have patentable...
On first glance it reminds me of the G4 Cube. Oh wait, this is totally different -- it's a cylinder!
  I see two reasons: 1) Software I install on my computer is a product, and a network I connect my computer or phone to is a service. A subscription makes sense for a service. Adobe is trying to turn its products into services by adding features like file storage, but I don't need those features. 2) Any company that suddenly changes its prices or terms is going to anger people. My mobile phone plans have worked roughly the same way since they started (with costs...
Not that I need to prove anything to you, but...       I updated my Illustrator and Dreamweaver to CS6 on the same day, but these are shown on separate receipts because Adobe's online store wouldn't accept my order and I had to place the order by phone and the account representative didn't know how to put all three products on the same order. I had to dictate all my contact and payment information three separate times, and the whole process took about two hours,...
I'd be less annoyed by this if each recent version weren't buggier than the last one. I keep up to date with the three Adobe products I use (and yes, I do pay for them) to maintain compatibility with OS updates and with other freelancers I work with, and each upgrade comes with a period of learning the workarounds for the new bugs. The last version of Illustrator went a step further by actually removing features I've relied on for years with my web development...
Looks like the narrator in this video has been studying Jony Ive in old Apple product launch videos. But seriously, since I got my first hybrid car 10 years ago I've been saying that a big part of the fuel savings comes not from the fancy engine but from the real-time MPG info displayed on the dash -- which could be integrated into any car. It looks like this is an easy way to do that. I hope it works and lots of people use it!
I don't know any of the details, but it seems like frequent transitions between autopilot and manual control would be troublesome. Drivers have a hard enough time focusing as it is ... if they were able to take "breaks" while the car took over I think it would be hard for a lot of people to get back on task when they needed to. Also, the driver's seat isn't a very comfortable place to do much besides drive, so I'm not sure how valuable it would be for the car to take over...
  I have that book in hard-copy as well ... good stuff and it's too bad it wasn't more widely followed by developers of non-Apple software and web applications.   Anyway, Apple has published their iOS Human Interface Guidelines online:   http://developer.apple.com/library/ios/#documentation/UserExperience/Conceptual/MobileHIG/Introduction/Introduction.html
  Yes.     Yes.     And again yes!
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