We at Mac|Life are happy to tell you that the Mac App Store is not the only game in town. Not for consumers, and not for developers. To get you started, we’ve put together a short list of some of the best Mac software destination out there. Because no matter how great the Mac App Store may turn out to be, having options is great too.
It was early on in the game when Apple recognized the need for a dedicated display for its home computers. Where the Apple I and the first Apple II models relied on third-party RF modulators for hooking up to television sets, Apple changed course in 1980 when it released the 12-inch, monochromatic Apple Monitor III to accompany its Apple III business computer.
While many of us have been busy struggling through our first day back to work, Apple as a whole has been grooving through Monday with a song in their hearts and a spring in their step. Why so chipper? Well, it could be nothing more than the zest that comes after being able to recharge one's batteries with a few well deserved days off with friends and loved ones. It could also have something to do the fact that the company's stock market cap breached $300 billion this morning.
As Apple users, we enjoy a lot of perks. Our equipment, when called upon, just works. Our software is often a joy to work with, and when we party, our devices allow us to party hard. Traditionally, Macs computers and iOS mobile devices have been far more secure than those of Windows and Android users. Sadly, if the security experts at McAfee are correct, the days of our being able to chortle in the face of viruses and malware may soon be coming to an end.
There are three things in life that you can count on: Death, taxes and lawsuits leveled against Apple. For now, let's focus on the latter: According to a number of sources, it appears that Apple and a number of iOS application developers may have stepped in something awkward, and of course, are being swiftly taken to task for it.
If you've been wondering about how long it might be until Apple has enough money before they can afford to buy and sell us all, you might want to circle January 18th on your calendar, as Apple has announced that they'll be holding their Q1 2011 Financials conference call. Broadcast in real time across the interwebz to all interested parties, Apple's quarterly financial updates are the best way to find out how our favorite company's is making out. Our prediction: They're still stinking rich.
It looks as though Christmas has come a bit early to Steve Jobs this year. Having already been declared CEO of the Decade by MarketWatch earlier this month, Apple's well-known CEO has had further accolades heaped upon him, this time by Britain's Financial Times, who have declared Jobs their 2010 Person of the Year.
Here at MaclLife, we like to have you covered when it comes to your holiday shopping, and gift giving in general. Etsy.com, one of the biggest site devoted to DIY crafters and vintage resellers alike, has some pretty rad Apple stuff to meet your gift giving and collecting needs. We sought out some of the best gift ideas to help you find what you're looking for that special techie in your life.
If you've left your Christmas shopping to the last minute Apple, as always, has your back. As is the case every year, the good folks from Cupertino are offering up a number of great gift ideas that, if ordered in a timely manner, are guaranteed to wind up under the tree or on the doorstep of one of your loved ones by Christmas eve.
Apple’s new online Mac App Store worries me. Scheduled to open as 2010 becomes 2011, the Mac App Store will supply the same one-stop shopping, convenience, and software reliability that the current iOS App Store provides to users of the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. It’ll also give developers a simple, no-overhead way to market and distribute their apps and pocket 70 percent of the take, with Apple keeping the remainder.
That’s the good news—but as is customarily the case, when Steve Jobs giveth, Steve Jobs also taketh away. The Mac App Store will shackle developers with the same high level of restrictions that the current iOS store does and will flip the concept of a free software market on its head.