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News Apple responds to App Store critics

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 12 Aug 2009.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. wyx087

    wyx087 Homeworld 3 is happening!!

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    just go and jailbreak the thing. there is no reason not to!

    so many fantastic free tools that would never get pass Apple:
    -SBsettings for instant wifi/plane/bluetooth/autolock toggle within any app
    -backgrounder for multitasking
    -dTunes to play videos that doesn't have to go through itunes
    -Cycoder to record video on old devices
    -SpringJump to jump to springboard pages, instead of swiping 8 times
    -CallClear for deleting that single call from call history
    -Flashlight for real flashlight that automatically makes the LCD to maximum brightness and disable ambient sensor
    -Notifier for taskbar notifications
    -also featured disabled by Apple such as native MMS on 2G, numeric battery reading

    and best of all, all above are free from Cydia!

    so, stop caring what Apple does with its AppStore, Cydia is the solution :)
     
  3. oasked

    oasked Stuck in (better) mud

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  4. DarkLord7854

    DarkLord7854 What's a Dremel?

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    In Short: Apple are hypocritical idiots. Nothing we didn't already know. :p
     
  5. sub routine

    sub routine Archie Gemel

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    it bugs me that you can`t use any of the apps through Itunes and my ipod has to re-download any aps instead of transferring them from my iphone
     
  6. harveypooka

    harveypooka Fond of rumpots and crackpots

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    Slightly off point, is the 1984 superbowl advert even relevant anymore? It was an advert, something provocative, that may or may not have represented something real about the company's attitude back in the Dark Ages.

    Just that! :)
     
  7. AshT

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    jezmck Minimodder

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    This really ought to be a standard feature of the iPhone, or do they think it would be confusing for most users?

    The lack of it makes Google Latitude completely useless for example.
     
  9. Combatus

    Combatus Bit-tech Modding + hardware reviews Staff Super Moderator

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    It is an issue with things like Latitude but most other apps like Sat Nav apps auto resume after a call with a minimum of fuss. Most apps I've used aren't as cut and dried as latitude. The App store has a few quirks but iTunes is a joke. Not being able to sync with two PCs drives me nuts as I often want to grab a new app or video at work and end up totally wiping the thing. I feel a jailbreak coming on.
     
  10. lewchenko

    lewchenko Minimodder

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    Everyone should know the score with Apple by now...

    If you want their stylized products and services, be prepared to pay over the odds for it and also you have to accept its their way of doing things.. or none at all.

    They apply the above rule to everything they do... which is fine, if you are prepared to sign up to such arrangements. I have signed up in the past.. in the form of many mac laptops bought over the years, and a few desktops / ipods ! For some, the restrictions are too much to bear however, and the lack of freedom to choose is not acceptable. Doesnt bother me that much to be honest.
     
  11. Lepermessiah

    Lepermessiah What's a Dremel?

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    Apple, most overrated, over hyped tech company ever.
     
  12. DarkLord7854

    DarkLord7854 What's a Dremel?

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    That's quite sad that you don't really care that a company tries to dictate certain things to you just because you bought a piece of hardware/software from them.


    So that car you bought, you'd be fine with it if the manufacturer told you that you may only drive it on weekdays from 6am till 10pm, and you're limited to 200miles a week, you may also only use the A/C if the outside temperature is above 95F? :lol:
     
  13. yakyb

    yakyb i hate the person above me

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    hang on they wont allow a rude dictionary but they allow a gay version of facebook on so they can tell where people are for a hook up( with very pornographic pictures on)

    seems like double standards
     
  14. yakyb

    yakyb i hate the person above me

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    not quite the correct analogy i dont feel

    its more like buying a car then being told you can install this spoiler but not this other one or this radio but not that one

    whilst to maintain QC some audit process is needed.( just look at all the **** you can get for other mobiles /PDAs) it should allow any product through regardless of developer. could you imagine if microsoft said to opera /google/mozilla sorry no internet browsers allowed they copy already existing functionality


    in fact Msoft should write an ie app then submit it if it fails due to existing functionality it should pull safari from windows
     
  15. wyx087

    wyx087 Homeworld 3 is happening!!

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    If Microsoft can be accused and fined millions of euros by the EU for being anti-competitive in the OS market. Then why can't Apple who are the dominant force in the smartphone market and acting in a far more restrictive and infair way be treated the same as Microsoft?

    Or does the EU just have anti Microsoft and anti intel love ins?
     
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    Swapping between apps isn't so bad, forgetting to close x app would leave you with 3/4 hours battery time too.
     
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    Ooh, i liked that a lot.

    Sums up a lot of my feelings on the matter

    It confuses me a lot too.

    If Microsoft did what Apple are doing, the resulting lawsuits would make the whole EU internet explorer monopoly thing look like pocket change, but everyone seems to turn a blind eye to it just because it's Apple :(

    Interesting point the article missed:
    Microsoft actually did the exact same thing for the first windows mobiles (Orange SPV and so on) But eventually relented due to the massive consumer backlash (and because it was bypassable, in an admittedly tricky to perform way, rendering it pointless.)
     
  19. Whi7eRa66iT

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    Its funny and sad that for many a year now, the Apple Fan boys have laughed saying Microsoft "will assimilated you" and yet here we are looking back and seeing that the Fan Boys were in fact "assimilated" without even realizing it.
    I have always distrusted Apple for that very reason. Basically "Our OS OUR way or the highway" & "Our HARDWARE our way or the highway".
    I personally love to tinker with MY purchased toys/computers and having someone tell me that even though I paid good money for it, that I "cannot" do that is just beyond :wallbash: Its mine now and I will do WHAT I want with it. EOS.
     
  20. Ape

    Ape Suck my barrel

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    Yawn.

    Everyone who buys Apple knows what they are getting.
     
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