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All of your negative points remind me of Finland. Perhaps all of us Nordic folk suffer from some von Trier-ish ailment, where we focus on what's wrong instead of how good we have it here.

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Oddly, from what I can tell, von Trier's native Denmark doesn't seem to suffer from it: it seems to always top lists of people happy with their country's situation, and talking in person to Danes, it is nearly impossible to get anyone to admit that there's anything non-great about Denmark...

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It is very common for people to complain in Denmark. I left the country, but if you want I can still complain about it ;)

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Hmm, maybe I get a different view because I'm a foreigner living in Denmark, but the Danes I know seem strangely patriotic! Not necessarily in a nationalist way, but in a way that's sort of civic-minded and non-cynical: proud to be Danish and think that the way things are done in Denmark is generally a good way to do them. Very different than most people I knew in U.S. universities, who were very cynical about the U.S. society/government.

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Imposing a nation-wide "fat tax" is definitely something Denmark does wrong. Folks who regularly consume foods high in saturated fats will be penalized -- presumably based off fat-phobic, bunk science.

http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,2096185,00.htm...

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You write "civic-minded" and "non-cynical", I read "nationalist" and "naive" ;) But perhaps I am cynical. Are the Danes you know students?

Among the minority in Denmark that works full time in the private sector, there is discontent with how the system works.

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Hi, I'm Klaus from Denmark. We have obviously not met. ;)

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I think it's in the TrueType hinting:

http://blog.typekit.com/2011/03/16/skolar-web-hinted-for-bet...

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Paul Allen has published some of his recent estimates here:

https://plus.google.com/117388252776312694644/posts/EwpnUpTk...

I can't comment on his methodology, but at least he clearly explains how he came to his conclusion.

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The app comes with 10 free translations. Then there's a charge of $.99 for an additional 10 and $8.99 for an additional 100.

That has got to be the most inconvenient pricing model out there.

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Where do you have to click to display a submenu? At least for me it all works on hover, while clicking will open another page.

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Apologies, I posted before drinking my coffee. You're absolutely right.

What I meant to comment on was the fact that the menu displays when you hover, and then you have to be extremely careful to move your mouse vertically first, lest you accidentally hover over another top-level menu.

It's a question of ease of content-browing v ease of navigability. Having to click on a top level menu item would make the former slower, but would speed up the latter, personally I find the hovver-bother quite annoying.

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Why would they need a warrant if they are given permission to enter and search the premises?

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Apparently the actual police involved were well aware of what little legal right they had to be in the building. The "permission" they got would not hold up in court and they knew it.

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I'm having trouble figuring out what the "Create one now, free"-button does. What am I creating? Also, "plan the same trip" doesn't make it immediately obvious that you're planning a trip together with other people and not just planning to have the same kind of trip some of your friends might have taken earlier, for example.

After browsing for a little while everything seems clear enough, but I would suggest having a professional copywriter go through the landing page.

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Point taken. We're too poor for professional copywriter, but def will change our wording.

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Can you still review an app you "purchased" with a promo code?

Seems like a flaw to allow people who didn't pay for the app to rate it. This would also allow giving away codes in exchange for a certain amount of stars.

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It wouldn't be surprising if these reviews were fully paid. The developers get most of those payments back, so the expense of buying your own app a couple hundred times is insignificant in comparison with the income generated by being highly rated.

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As far as I know, no, you can not longer write reviews from apps downloaded with promo codes. It seems that the change was recent (couple of months ago). A google search showed lots of articles about but I couldn't find an official Apple statement about it.

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You still can. I've had friends review my apps even though I gave them all promo codes. And for the record, I don't think it's unethical to ask a few friends for a favor.

It'd actually recommend as a marketing strategy to hand out as many promo codes as possible. To bloggers, friends, anybody who asks or complains about your app on twitter. The goodwill you gain is worth far more than the potential lost sales. Even at $20, I think giving out promo codes has made me much more in good business than the thousand bucks in "lost sales."

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Wasn't the volume key snapshot feature in Camera+ done as an undocumented easter egg? Apple's developer guidelines at the time clearly stated that you have to list all hidden features upon submitting the app for review. I believe you had to visit an URL in Mobile Safari to activate the feature. It was also well understood that you couldn't alter the functionality of the hardware controls.

I'm inclined to think that a physical camera button is not something Apple couldn't come up on its own. Just like wi-fi sync, it was listed as a missing feature on quite a few review. That said, the matter naturally becomes quite different if they still disallow 3rd party developers access to the volume rocker.

It's disappointing to see that Wired is repeating the wi-fi sync story.

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It replaces SMS when the recipient has a device that supports it. Otherwise it'll just send an SMS. The send button is green for SMS and blue for iMessages. But the point is indeed that the user doesn't have to think twice about it.

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