Hi! My name is Cédric Bozzi, I make websites and iOS apps, and this is my blog about technology (mostly a Twitter archive, really).

3 December 2006

@apple@

Those MacAppADay guys must have really thought this through: are they really just finding out two days after launch (and three months after beginning the hype campaign) that some people would mirror the special, unlimited builds, and that they might need to manage registration codes if they really want to limit the number of users as intended?

On the bright side, TuneX, the iTunes remote that was offered on day 1, was a good surprise. Today’s MailSteward Lite, however, reaches the limit of the system: I’m not going to trust my email to an application for which I’ll never be entitled to upgrades. In the case of a Mail.app companion, a few months away from Leopard’s release, that’s not much more than a free expiring demo.

And even more so if they start requiring codes.

 

P.S. Oh, and today the website is unavailable. I’m sure they didn’t figure they’d get heavy traffic, either.

 

@apple@

Drive-in [via] rips and manages your DVDs:

Drive-in preserves the DVD’s original content protection. Drive-in allows you to play your [DVD] images on any computer that you own but does not allow you to share your images with others.

Don’t you just love it when a software developer thinks that crippling their software with iTunes-like usage restrictions will exempt them from a DMCA lawsuit? Here’s what’s going to happen: they are going to get sued, and nobody will buy their product — why the hell would you want to register a $50 app that will disappear from the face of the Earth as soon as the MPAA hears about it, when you could use an open-source program (which my interpretation of French law doesn’t allow me to name) to rip your DVDs into iTunes and do whatever you want with them?

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