With OS X Lion, Apple is looking at moving the scrolling method from iOS over to the Mac. The real question: Is the Mac ready for iOS scrolling?
It was only a month ago that I posted my story on BeamItDown Software closing up shop because of Apple's in-app subscription requirements. Turns out Apple has decided to update the policy to be more developer friendly. But why?
BeamItDown Software, the creators of the iFlowReader eBook reader app for iOS, is closing up shop. Citing Apple's in-app purchase requirement for developers, they state that after Apple takes a 30% cut, they would end up running in the red...
Nothing is worse than dealing with customer service. Regardless of the reason it almost always feels like an interrogation. Sure, the product is under warranty, but for reasons unknown you feel the need to justify why your issue should be covered. Amazingly, this was not the case when I dealt with Apple.
A day doesn't go by where I don't read someone proclaim that Apple will fail if they aren't more open. That the Macintosh is doomed if Apple doesn't allow third-party manufacturers the right to create licensed Mac clones. That the App Store should not be the only place where iOS device users can download software without first needing to jailbreak their devices. You needn't look any further than the success of the iPod, iPhone and iPad to see how closed actually works well in Apple's favor.