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.
The distant roar of the Lion is getting louder, that’s for sure -- but no one outside of Apple really knows for sure when the beast will finally be uncaged, only sometime in July. While everyone plays the guessing game, at least one rumor suggests it could be less than a week away.
Apple may be slow to respond to controversy, but when they do, it usually does a good job of quelling the storm. After a solid week of uproar over the new Final Cut Pro X from video professionals, Cupertino has finally come forward with a new question and answer page on their website they hope to address user concerns.
June is coming to a close, and that can mean only one thing: Lion is about to be uncaged! We all know that OS X Lion will be available in July exclusively from the Mac App Store for a mere $29.99 -- but did you also know Apple will have OS X Lion Server available at the same time as a paid add-on?
Progress makes today’s labor-saver tomorrow’s drudgery, so maybe it’s a matter of time before even dropping files from one window into another feels like work. That seems to be the logic behind Drops, a barely there FTP client that’s so streamlined it hardly exists on your Desktop at all. We’re big fans of simplicity, and while this app does its job, that job is pretty limited.
Apple is no stranger to controversy, and one can only assume that they were bracing for plenty of it by introducing Final Cut Pro X on Tuesday. The completely rewritten application has received both praise and outright hostility from users, with the older version -- along with Express and Server versions -- no longer available.
What do you get when you merge pirates, voodoo, clowns, and a hot dog? Why, it’s Jolly Rover, a point-and-click adventure! Gaius James Rover sails the seas, transporting a shipment until he’s captured by pirates. And so begins James’s jaunty adventure through voodoo, pirates, and romance as he seeks his secret goal…to become a clown like his father.
Writer’s block is terrible -- and it inevitably happens at the worst possible times. As you can imagine, the Mac|Life crew has our own struggles with this affliction from time to time, so we have lots of different strategies for working it out.