A $5 app isn't expensive

You don’t buy a Kindle just to enjoy the dictionary and manual that come pre-installed on the device. You shouldn’t buy an iPhone to enjoy only free apps, either. You’re cheating yourself, all because we’ve become conditioned to feeling that $5 is a lot to spend on an app. It’s okay to pay for good products.Macworld

The only time I ever hesitate in paying for an app is to decide "do I need this"? Cheapskates are really starting to bug me. To me it feels disrespectful; suggesting that developers aren't worth much.

2012-03-05 07.22.45

The Macalope Weekly: Punchlines by The Macalope

The Macalope is developing a theory about Apple rumors. Wanna hear it? OK, it goes like this: When trying to sell a rumor that you just pulled out of your butt, always reach in and pull out a slightly saner one, because it makes you look more serious. And you could probably use some more gravitas considering you just put your own hand up your butt twice. ROTFL!

The iCloudBook

Andy Ihnatko [writing in MacWorld](http://www.macworld.com/article/160933/2011/07/ihnatko_icloud_macbook_air.html) suggest that iCloud is more than just a replacement for MobileMe.

> It’s so very clear to me now that just as Superman is the living ideal of Truth, Justice, and the American Way, the 11” [MacBook] Air is the tangible ideal of iCloud. You grab it when you leave the office and that’s it. No syncing, no updating, no need to trust that you’ll find WiFi when you get to where you’re going: iCloud kept your iCloudBook’s files up-to-date as you were updating them on your iMac so you’re already good.