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  • Apple has been working on rumored 'iPhone 8' facial recognition solution for at least 3 ye...

    I was thinking of upgrading my iPhone 7 Plus if the new phone is really exciting. However, if Touch ID is replaced with this facial recognition only, I won't. I don't want someone to be able to unlock my phone by holding it at my face.
    williamlondonScot1
  • Japan considers antitrust action against Apple over iPhone carrier deals

    Stupid Japanese government needs to investigate the carriers instead. My two year contract is up. SoftBank is selling me the iPhone 7 plus at 14,000 yen over retail, raising my data plan cost, and providing a "discount" for signing up for the next two year contract. No, see the phone looks cheap but I pay $70-100 USD a month depending on if I make a few phone calls. It's very expensive.
    ksec
  • Users upset by Evernote price hikes & two-device limit for free Basic customers

    Users are greedy if they use a free service forever and take offense to restrictions when the company can't afford to keep up. I guess if you really value something you should be ok to budget it in.

    The buy once model worked great for a single app that does something on your device. Sadly, people drove down acceptable app prices so low that it's hard to make a living by trying to make a great, focused app and keep it updated.

    Subscriptions should be acceptable to for services that rely on the cloud and syncing. Seems to me that advertising as a suitable revenue stream is dying? Advertisements turn people off anyway.

    This is why I as a developer, starting development of a new product/service, don't even want to bother offering a free tier. It's really hard to switch people from free to paid. And all the time trying you're draining down your bank accounts and then eventually the paying customers get the price hike and if they can't swallow the change you're screwed. Developing software isn't cheap and it isn't easy.
    cornchip