Independent software companies are reaping rewards from the salad days of the Mac App Store, but when will we see big software publishers enter the fray? At least in the case of Office publisher Microsoft, maybe sooner than later.
Here at Mac|Life headquarters, we believe that sharing is caring. That's right: every bit of news that we could possibly want our colleagues to be privy to, we shout it out loud from the industrial-sized soapboxes stashed away under our desks. And when we can't physically make proclamations here at the office, we do so with our Macs and iOS devices on the go. In this edition of Free App Friday, we're featuring three apps that'll help you get the word out about whatever it is you've got going on, and keep you in the know about your neighbor's agenda, too.
It is my belief that the best time to go on a winter trip is when everybody has about had it with winter trips. I'm talking about two weeks after the holidays, when all the hustle and bustle of the airports and highway traffic has been tamed by the fact that no one has any energy--or any money--to go anywhere.
So I'm out of here with my iPad, iPod touch and trusty MacBook Pro. Here are a few free apps I fired up for this occasion. I'll see you guys when I get back. Hopefully I have a tan.
There was so much news this week we don't even know where to start. Okay, that's not entirely true, but it was a super busy week. We had CES hitting on all cylinders all week and we covered that extensively, then there was the launching of the Mac App Store (and its nearly immediate hacking) which was rather exciting, and before the weekend was over we had pretty solid support for the iPhone at long last arriving at Verizon.
Wow. That's a tall order, but if anyone can bring it down to nice bite size morsels of weekly goodness, it's the dedicated Mac|Lifers who saw it all, just In Case You Missed It.
Well, that was fast. While it was only launched a little over 24 hours ago, the Mac App Store has already been managed to find homes for one million applications. We suspect that this will break down to approximately 500,000 downloads of Angry Birds and 500,000 of the new Twitter desktop application.
Have you noticed how a lot of the games in the Mac App Store are also available in the iOS App Store? Wondering if you should re-buy them for your Mac, or if you should steer toward the games that were built for a desktop experience in the first place?
Apple’s new Mac App Store is barely a day old, and already there are concerns that its walled garden isn’t as secure as developers might hope. At least one popular app already has a cracked version available, with one hacker claiming to have already defeated Apple’s Mac App Store security.
With the Mac App Store launch today, a new version of the Tweetie Twitter client was released. Just like the iOS version of Tweetie, it was rebranded under the Twitter name, and boasted a few new features. Let’s dive in and take a close look at the new features included in Twitter 2.0 for Mac.
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.