I have no problem paying for quality news reporting, and I sympathize with the industry that's struggling to find a business model that works in the digital age.
But when they try to charge twice as much for something that costs them half as much, my sympathy rapidly fades away.
My thoughts exactly! I was excited to see some of my favorite magazines come to the iPad, but when it costs so much more than the physical copy, they can keep it. Of course they have to give a percentage to Apple, but it couldn't be more than it costs to print and distribe the magazines.
And I agree with you here. I absolutely hate paying to download something then being disappointed. It infuriates me.
If I enjoy the app I "test" then I buy it through the app store. If I don't, I delete it permanently.
I don't support piracy, but I do support being able to test applications, which I why I believe EVERY application should have a free trial version. But unfortunately, most do not. Which is why alternate (and unspeakable on this website) solutions are acceptable in some circumstances.
totally agree. i just spent $9.99 on Zagat to Go and I hate the app.