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.
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.
The Mac App Store is almost here, and that can mean only one thing: The end of the Mac OS X Downloads page on Apple’s website. Rest in peace, little Downloads page, and enjoy your trip to that big website in the sky.
If your Mac has multiple users, you've no doubt been at a frustrating moment when you've need to log out in order to let another user log onto your computer. Usually this happens when you're running a ton of applications and the last thing you want to do is interupt your process and have to save all of your work. There is a better way, however, that will let you switch users without completely logging out of your account.
Perhaps in an effort to begin to focus efforts on the forthcoming Mac App Store, Apple began emailing developers this evening, saying that they would be shutting down the Mac OS X Downloads page in favor of listings in the Mac App Store. A little consolidation never hurt, right?
The AirPlay technology that Apple rolled out with iOS 4.2 is definitely the future, even though it’s quite lacking in its current incarnation. Thanks to an enterprising developer, you can now add iOS to Mac streaming capabilities, without ever having to hack your device.
Have you ever been somewhere and wondered if you could share your Internet connection from your Mac with your iPad, iPod touch, or data-less iPhone? It's easier than you think, thanks to a feature of Mac OS X. In this how-to, we'll show you just how it's done by creating a wireless ad-hoc network right from your AirPort-equipped Mac.
Have you ever used the right-click "Open With" feature in Finder when opening a specific type of file? While this feature is usually pretty handy, if you install and remove applications on a regular basis there may still be traces of those applications that have been long-gone from your Mac. In this how-to, we'll show how you can rebuild this list so it remains up-to-date and only shows what you currently have on your hard drive.
While it may not be quite as exciting as when the App Store first launched on the iPhone, Apple is bringing the Mac App Store to their computers -- and a new report claims it could arrive as early as December 13.
Apple released a new version of Mac OS X 10.6.6 to developers on Thursday night which could be a potential gold master, while notifying Mac App Store developers that they’ll have to host their own demos, trials and betas.