Well, that was fast -- mere hours after announcing that OS X Lion would launch on Wednesday, Apple has pulled the trigger right at 8:30am EST as rumored. That’s right, get your wallet ready, because the big cat is ready and waiting for you!
One of the few advantages of Amazon’s recent Mac download store was the availability of titles such as Adobe Photoshop Elements, which was unavailable in the Mac App Store. That all ended this week as Adobe dipped its considerably large toe into Apple’s digital storefront at long last.
“Let’s see what you’re working on,” says your pointy-haired boss, popping up from nowhere and heading toward your desk. A dense scattering of miscellaneous icons litters your Desktop, some with less-than-savory filenames, others that are clearly not work-related. The Olivia Wilde wallpaper doesn’t scream “highly qualified professional” either. However, with the calmness of a professional poker player, you simply hit a key combination to clear all of this junk and get on with showing off your current project. That’s the kind of magic Clean Slate provides.
There was no Lion release party this week, like so many had predicted; and there were no hardware refreshes announced. But just you wait! shouts the rumor machine. Next week things are gonna go big big big. Well, we did get Spotify this week, which was a definite plus, so what the heck else happened in the land of Apple? Check out the top ten hottest news stories and get an eyeful yourself.
Apple has a way of making bold leaps forward in the name of progress that seem risky and crazy at the time. However, once the dust settles and it's clear what they're actually up to, these moves tend to make complete sense. We're hoping that this is the case with Apple's latest change: They've altered the Downloads page on their site to reflect a shift toward their Mac App Store.
Apple’s new Final Cut Pro X is certainly testing the patience and loyalty of one small but extremely vocal group of fans: professional video editors, who are up in arms over this completely reimagined post-production application. But will other users also break out torches and pitchforks to storm One Infinite Loop?
If you’re the forgetful type, you may have already discovered NotifyMe, the slick iOS app already available for the iPhone/iPod touch and iPad. Now, the developer is bringing the same style and utility to your computer with a new piece of the puzzle called NotifyMe Desktop.
You may have noticed that both the Mac and iOS App Stores were having some issues beginning early Tuesday evening, with spotty connectivity that seemed to come and go. The issue has continued overnight, and now Apple has emailed developers to notify them of downtime with iTunes Connect.
Hey you, Mac developer! Have you been toiling away in the dark, working on The Next Great Mac App Store App for the forthcoming OS X Lion? If so, it’s time to wrap up your work and submit it to Apple before it ships this month.
We all know that OS X Lion is due in July, and with more than a quarter of the month already behind us, speculation continues to swirl as to exactly when Apple will pull the trigger on the big cat -- which is looking like next week, according to a variety of leaked retail plans.