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.
Right on cue, Apple released a Mac OS X 10.6.6 update which includes the Mac App Store first previewed back in October. Launching with over 1,000 apps stocking its virtual shelves, and potentially just as many questions which we’re all too happy to answer for you.
So much for those widely-spread rumors of a noon EST launch for the Mac App Store -- Apple pulled the trigger at 8:30am EST with a Mac OS X 10.6.6 update which includes the Mac App Store, complete with more than 1,000 apps ready to purchase.
When mention of the Mac App Store first came about, you might have had some feelings of uncertainty. How will this new venture translate over to our Macs? But worry no more. A familiar face in Mariner Software is ready to embrace the new Mac App Store tomorrow with open arms, by having six (count 'em six) apps ready to rock and roll at your disposal!