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57% of Android apps are free -- iPhone apps: only 27% (Download Squad)

Jul 7th 2010 11:13AM The iOS SDK is free. Membership to certain sections with provisioning is $100, but not for the SDK or the simulator.

2008 Best iPhone App Ever winners announced (TUAW.com)

Jan 10th 2009 7:28PM It was made by Shazam. In the UK at least. You dialed 2580 and Shazam would give you all the info. I'm glad they're finally getting some well deserved attention.

Dude, where's my UK 'Get a Mac' ads? (TUAW.com)

Jan 30th 2008 4:34PM Well, it's nice to see some people with a bit of sense replying to
this guy.
Yes indeedy, I'm British.
I'd love to the the source for that "54% want to leave" figure. Even
if it were accurate, which I highly doubt, it's just another moot
point, as only 27% of Americans even possess a passport, how would
they even know what other countries were like?
I certainly don't know anyone that wants to leave, in fact one of the
major issues
over here is the sheer number of people that are immigrating into the
country because of its reputation as a tolerant, ethnically diverse
country with a high quality of living.
The problem of the huge rich/poor gap in America and the sheer number
of homeless people are problems that simply don't exist in the UK.
The 'underclass' that you speak of aren't that that worse off than
the middle class, so any reports of class separation are totally
incomparable to anything in the USA. As I say, the rich/poor gap is
minute compared to that of the US.

You come across as someone whose entire judgement of the UK lies on
mainstream media and racial stereotyping. The fact we have a Queen is
something of insignificance considering the US has George "bring them
on" Bush, who was ELECTED into power (the "bring them on" quote was
Bush's reply to what to do to deal with Iraqi insurgents). THAT is
treating people like animals.
The reason our taxes are higher is because we look after our citizens
(especially the poor and elderly)
more, so the "because you're filthy rich" option couldn't be farther
from the truth.

As for "Only criminals are allowed to bear arms in the UK," this is pretty much pointing out that you don't have a clue what you're on about. Have you even been to the UK? Well, if you haven't I think you'll find the only people allowed to bear arms are people with a permit and viable reason to do so. I've never seen a box on the FAC sheet saying "reason for rifle ownership: a)hunting b)pest control c)criminal activities." We haven't suffered any problems from our gun control, and we don't have regular school shootings like in the US (how's that for child welfare?). As for freedom, it's the US that's been losing its civil rights under the Bush administration, not the UK.

Much as I'd love to carry on pointing out the glaring errors in your argument, there's only so much you can say to a person whose argument cornerstone is "you must be a landlord," so you can ramble on some more at thin air from here onwards. A good friend of mine emigrated a fair few years ago from California, and has never regretted the decision. Your argument smacks of someone who has a deep inner fear that the big scary world might actually offer a better alternative than staying put and being the big fish in a tiny pond. It's clear that you're judging the country on nothing more than cultural stereotypes that your government feeds you. Remember not to trust all the propaganda, and learn things by experience rather than word of mouth.

I'm off to enjoy my free healthcare now...

Dude, where's my UK 'Get a Mac' ads? (TUAW.com)

Jan 30th 2008 3:08PM Well, it's nice to see some people with a bit of sense replying to
this guy.
Yes indeedy, I'm British.
I'd love to the the source for that "54% want to leave" figure. Even if it were accurate, which I highly doubt, it's just another moot point, as only 27% of Americans even possess a passport, how would they even know what other countries were like?
I certainly don't know anyone that wants to leave, in fact one of the major issues
over here is the sheer number of people that are immigrating into the
country because of its reputation as a tolerant, ethnically diverse
country with a high quality of living.
The problem of the huge rich/poor gap in America and the sheer number
of homeless people are problems that simply don't exist in the UK.
The 'underclass' that you speak of aren't that that worse off than
the middle class, so any reports of class separation are totally
incomparable to anything in the USA. As I say, the rich/poor gap is
minute compared to that of the US.

You come across as someone whose entire judgement of the UK lies on
mainstream media and racial stereotyping. The fact we have a Queen is
something of insignificance considering the US has George "bring them
on" Bush, who was ELECTED into power (the "bring them on" quote was
Bush's reply to what to do to deal with Iraqi insurgents). THAT is
treating people like animals.
The reason our taxes are higher is because we look after our citizens (especially the poor and elderly)
more, so the "because you're filthy rich" option couldn't be farther
from the truth.
I'm off to enjoy my free healthcare now...

Dude, where's my UK 'Get a Mac' ads? (TUAW.com)

Jan 29th 2008 11:00AM Well, as far as snobbishness is concerned, I'm pretty sure that making a sweeping statement such as "they have always managed to treat them like CB radios or something" would fit into most people's definition of the word.

I'd love to believe that your comment on average income was true, rather than some bizarre figment of your imagination, but unfortunately it's impossible while maintaining a sense of connection with the real world (after all, look at the economy, the sterling is worth 2 USD).

Please don't fire off comments about UK businesses not caring about people as people, employee satisfaction is far higher in the UK than in the US, and the thousands of criticisms and even novels (Bonfire of the Vanities, American Psycho) regarding the shallow nature of big city business in America are credence to the idea that America's businesses aren't the rays of sunshine you put them across as. Both countries have their business problems, stop bashing the UK as if you actually know anything about it.