Subscriptions and status quo thinking

Just by writing this post, I’m going to make some people mad and other people roll their eyes and stick their fingers in their ears, I already know it. As far as a lot of people in the Apple community are concerned, the discussion about the subscription model for apps is done, it’s been decided, Read More …

Some Thoughts About Pixelmator Pro

Photoshop may rule the photo and image editing world, but Mac owners have long wanted other options. Pixelmator has been a candidate for PS replacement for many people for some time now. It is a native Mac app with many of the features found in Photoshop. However, anyone who has used both apps for any Read More …

Subscription rage

We all choose stupid hills to die on, and I’m no exception. Last week I was really perturbed at the Apple community for always endorsing the public opinion de jour, this time with respect to app subscriptions. Ulysses, you see, announced they were moving their well-regarded writing app for Mac and iOS from one-time pay Read More …

Music

I’ve long been ambivalent about streaming music services. I’ve tried to like Rdio and Spotify, and they just didn’t let me. They certainly didn’t do anything to make me feel like adding to my list of recurring expenses. Intellectually, I could understand the appeal of having access to all the music, all the time, but Read More …