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Facetime for Mac was free when they released it, but now they’ve got their app store for mac up and running, they’ve decided to charge for it. I mean, what gives?

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7 Comments:

  1. Rofobhoy32 said...
    C'mon Foley, don't be so tight fisted I know there a recession on, but what are you cringing about it €0.79! For Jaysus sake, you wonthave to call in the IMF over €0.79, will you? I'm mean the king of the afternoon and trying to pimp out those horses on Telly must pay!
    DigiCol Media said...
    What he said ;)
    Ray said...
    I actually already have it. I downloaded it when it was free. BOOM.
    Paul said...
    The beta was free, version 1 release paid for. Fairly standard behaviour. We are just spoiled by free software. Good of Apple to make it easier for other developers to charge for their work.
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    Ray said...
    Ah I see Paul. My mistake. I must still be using the beta.

    Nuts to be charging for it though when Skype etc is free.
    Ray said...
    I see there's something of a knicker-twist on twitter over this.

    My point is that Apple are charging for something that's provided as a free part of their iOS for those of us who've bought their MacBooks and iMacs.

    Surely if we've bought the hardware, shouldn't we get the software built-in? As you'll see above, I was mistakenly of the impression that when they originally released it, it was free and now they're charging for it. Thus, the opinion they were chancers.

    And I really don't understand how my job as a "national broadcaster" should affect my position on this. Whether it's 79 cent or €79 - it's still charging for something. I've no issues whatsoever (national broadcaster or not) paying for software and I have the credit card bills to prove it. Maybe as a local DJ I would be allowed an opinion?

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