Apple is ruffling the feathers of many developers with the Mac App Store. According to the leaked rules on submitting applications to the store for approval, Apple mentions that any apps using deprecated technologies will be rejected. Unfortunately, as Apple released the Java for Mac OS X 10.6 Update 3 last night, they made the statement that Java is now deprecated on Mac OS X. This means Java developers will be unable to distribute their applications via the Mac App Store.
Okay, okay, it's a beta and we all know betas tend to have glitches big and small. Users poke, prod, and discover issues and the results of our testing trickles back to the software developers who squash bugs for a living. That's the drill, but this seems a biggie to let slip out the door.
It seems inevitable that after a major product announcement like the twin MacBook Air models released by Apple on Wednesday, early adopters always find some bugaboo to complain about. This time it’s a most curious one, since the new diskless models are shipping without Adobe Flash installed.
Apple was firing with all chambers on Wednesday, with the majority of the focus on its “Back to the Mac” media event. But the company also found time to unleash a few software updates and even quietly offer a speed bump on its MacBook Pro.
We walked out of Apple's "Back to the Mac" event today with a shiny new MacBook Air on loan from the mad scientists at Cupertino. In fact, I'm writing this on the new 11.6-inch, 1.4GHz Core 2 Duo MacBook Air right now. And it's rad.
Follow the jump to learn more about the new Air, and watch a video comparing its super-speedy application launching against a brand-new 15-inch Core i7 MacBook Pro with 4GB of RAM. You'll be pleasantly surprised...
After the Apple Back to the Mac event, we were able to check out the new products in a super-secret room at the Apple campus. Well it's not that super secret. We didn't have to go through a bookshelf that doubles as a door to get these.
In case you’ve been unplugged from the Internet today or simply didn’t set your alarm clock to wake you up in time, Apple held a media event at their Cupertino campus. “Back to the Mac” brought a tantalizing peek at the next Mac OS X Lion 10.7 which brings some iOS-style functionality to the Mac, a new iLife ’11 suite, FaceTime for the Mac and yes, a pair of new MacBook Air models.