When reading this post on MocoNews recently I felt yet again reassured of the benefits of open mobile platforms where the user is in charge of what he wants to do with a device and which apps he either loads from one of several app stores or can install even directly onto the device if he wants to. According to the report, US lobbyists and lawmakers have pushed Apple to revise once again their app store rules, banning certain apps. Not that I don't like not seeing apps of this nature in an app store but once more, freedom and openness is further curtailed and I really have to wonder who will come next with what kind of demands. But fortunately there's choice and alternatives are available. Happy side-loading and app store choosing!