Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 8th Sep 2009 15:01 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Over the past few days, we've seen yet another rollercoaster ride in Apple's App Store. The fully licensed Commodore 64 emulator, which was rejected earlier this year, was admitted into the App Store yesterday, only to be removed this morning. This tug of war between Apple and its 3rd party developers is getting a bit old, so let's take a look at a company that treats its 3rd party developers right: Palm.
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RE: Okay
by jasutton on Tue 8th Sep 2009 15:37 UTC in reply to "Okay"
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This opinion isn't so much anti-Apple as it is just being plain truthful. The big-media outlets fall all over themselves to praise Apple, even when Apple does something incredibly dumb. In the last 5 years of the iPod/iPhone's popularity , Apple has shown consistently that they will sacrifice usability and user/developer freedom in order to artificially increase their bottom line. If any other major player in the industry pulled this crap, the story would be on the front-page of every tech site, but because it's Apple, they get a pass...every time.

In general, the big-media likes Apple. Why? First, I think it's because they're seen as the Anti-Microsoft: the David who has slain the great Goliath of the software world (even though they haven't really done any such of a thing). Second, Apple is popular amongst the younger population, and positive reviews of Apple products and services may increase readership from that segment of the news-reading population (thereby increasing ad revenue). People like reading good reviews of the companies they already buy from; it's a confirmation of a consumer's great prowess at the cash register.

In short, OSNews can only be viewed as anti-Apple if viewed relative to other news outlet's pro-Apple coverage of events. This is similar to how Fox News looks incredibly conservative relative to the big-media's liberal slant...I'm not saying Fox's coverage is completely fair, but it's no more slanted than other news organizations; It just slanted the other direction. ;)

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