OS X Mountain Lion finally came down off the -- well, mountain! -- this week and leapt onto the Mac App Store, where it can now be purchased for a mere $19.99. But did you know that any Mac purchased since June 11, 2012 qualifies for a free update? Here's how to claim yours.
There are likely to be a tidal wave of Mac updates coming soon now that OS X Mountain Lion is about to arrive, but some have already made the necessary arrangements, which includes menu bar calendar app Fantastical.
It may have been quietly slipped into a quote from CEO Tim Cook, but Apple has confirmed what we all assumed anyway: OS X Mountain Lion will be making its way onto the Mac App Store on Wednesday, July 25, 2012.
It's now the last full week of July, and that can only mean one thing: OS X Mountain Lion should be coming down the hill soon! For lucky AppleCare employees, it already is, in the form of a redemption code used to redeem in the Mac App Store.
Wow, it's a really good day to be a Mac and iOS developer if your name is either Sparrow or Acrylic Software -- but not so much if you're a user of their products. Both companies have been snapped up by social giants (Google and Facebook, respectively), leaving their App Store wares essentially abandoned as they trot off to make their mark on bigger companies. As we play fire up some taps to commemorate our fallen apps, feel free to dig into the rest of the day's news for this Friday, July 20, 2012.
We're now halfway through July, so it should be just a matter of time before Apple unleashes OS X Mountain Lion. We have no idea exactly when it will arrive in the next 16 days, but at least one website is placing bets on Wednesday, July 25.
Right on the heels of pushing out the presumably final gold master of OS X Mountain Lion prior to its release this month, Apple has begun notifying Mac developers that it's time to start submitting apps ready for the next big cat.
Our long, national nightmare is over: Apple has squashed a server bug that was preventing iOS and Mac apps from applying updates correctly, and is pushing out updates from the last couple days all over again.
Holidays such as the 4th of July are boom times for developers -- folks have a day off and are more likely to tap "Buy Now" than on a regular work day. But imagine how frustrated you might be if that new purchase crashed immediately upon launch -- and it's even worse for the developers who can't do anything about it.