iTunes just charged me $6 because I presumably elected to subscribe to The New Yorker magazine. (I didn’t.) iTunes says all charges are final, and provides no obvious way to dispute charges or request refunds. So I’ll dispute the credit card charge as soon as it appears on my statement. Let’s see how iTunes wriggles its way out of that one. What does iTunes do if you abuse credit card disputes and just dispute everything you buy?
Why do movies and TV shows use custom graphical user interfaces instead of Windows or Mac OS X? To make it look cool? To avoid paying a fee to Microsoft or Apple? You would think it would be easier to convey what’s happening if they used something with which people are likely to be familiar. Tip to the people designing these things: Computers don’t make sounds when they do stuff. There isn’t a little beep every time the cursor moves, and text isn’t typed out like a typewriter.