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Subject: Re: Adobe Stock Images pays photo $0.18 for using his photo
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From: "Mayayana" <mayayana@invalid.nospam>
Subject: Re: Adobe Stock Images pays photo $0.18 for using his photo
Date: Thu, 21 Dec 2017 23:13:23 -0500
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"PeterN" <"peter,newdelete"> wrote

| >> and their services make little
| >> sense on computers. (Even Apple is having to accept
| >> that. People don't shop and diddle so much on computers.
| >> They mostly work. So Apple is now coming out with a
| >> system to make their phone/tablet "apps" compatible
| >> with MacOS so that they can at least pretend to have
| >> a viable app market on computers.)
| >
| > that part is not.
| >
| > rest of your idiocy snipped.
| >
| Then explain why apps purchased through the Apple store, disappear from
| my iPhone with a quick message that they are not longer sold by Apple. I
| should have a choice, not to upgrade, if it's an app I want to use.

   It is true, but I'm not sure it has anything to do with
Apple dropping apps:

  Apple does remove apps that they deem to be more
sleazy than they are, or otherwise unsuitable. It could
be the app you used was stealing personal info or
some such. Though it does seem that Apple shouldn't
have any right to remove an app you paid for without
your permission.

  The story I was refering to is about the desperate
attempt to make services work on desktops and
laptops. Microsoft made a big push to create a single
UI with a single type of app. They marketed that widely
with Win10. Your whole life would be Metro. But with
nothing left aside from Windows computers and XBox,
Metro makes little sense. It's an app system for phones,
not a software system for computers.

    Now Apple (as described at the link) is facing the
same problem. In their case they're successful with apps
for iPhone and iPad, but those apps don't sell on Macs.
So they're trying to succeed where MS failed: Make it
so that an app for iPhone *is* an app for Mac. Write it
once, sell it anywhere. Thus they won't have to convince
iPhone developers to make 2 versions. All iPhone apps will
automatically be Mac apps. And presumably Mac will
head toward being a sandboxed trinket app host, just
as MS is doing with Win10. Now they just have to
convince Mac desktop users to buy flashlight and
restaurant rating apps. It might be a little awkward
trying to look in the fusebox with a flashlight app
shining from an iMac screen and dragging a cord behind. :)