Apple ships a new product and there’s an uproar. The fans rejoice, seeing all that is good, while the haters, well… Here we are again and Cupertino’s latest opus, or at least the first movement thereof, has caused quite a still. Though the hand ringers are unlikely to go silent, there isn’t much left to complain about after today.
Category: Free Software
The line starts here. When it comes to security, everybody loves to kick Apple. Why? Because Cupertino doesn’t communicate their intentions and doesn’t patch an issue until they’re sure it’s licked. With an evolving threat like DigiNotar, don’t worry, everyone will have time to get a few well placed shots.
Aside from superficial legalities, what’s the difference between Apple’s download and play anywhere iCloud music service, and BitTorrent? How you answer the question largely depends on which side of the religious divide you fall. Now, Apple’s moving to obviate some of that destructive rancor, though the debate won’t be fully silenced.
For better and worse, there has never been a brick n’ mortar retail software trade in the Apple mobile space. From day one, iPhone, iPod touch and iPad has been digital only. Now, the mothership is preparing to all but empty the Apple Store of retail package software for the Mac.
Graphs and bullet points — what would we do without them? Honestly, meetings would be a lot longer and we’d get a lot less done and less accurately at that. Although it’s still very early in the game, what can soundbite-sized chunks of data tell us about Apple’s Mac App Store?