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  • Mac OS X 10.6.6 with New Mac App Store Now Available

    Apple's new Mac App Store is now open for business.

    Despite reports Wednesday evening that Apple would not open the doors to its new Mac App Store until noon Thursday, the sun was not yet shining on the West Coast before Apple dropped Mac OS X 10.6.6 with the long-awaited, much-hyped Mac App Store. Right there with the new digital download destination is a host of nice bug fixes and other tweaks related to stability, compatibility, and security. Recommended for all users running Mac OS X Snow Leopard, the Mac OS X 10.6.6 update is 114.8MB.

    "With more than 1,000 apps, the Mac App Store is off to a great start," Apple Chief Executive Steve Jobs says. "We think users are going to love this innovative new way to discover and buy their favorite apps."

    Formally announced at Apple's October "Back to Mac" event, developers have been encouraged since late 2010 to design and submit their applications for inclusion to the forthcoming Mac App Store, which appears to place a great deal of emphasis on discovery. In addition to the promised one-click download and install functionality, it's easy to tell within the first minute of entertaining the new digital domain that Apple has made it simple and efficient to browse apps and find desirable content pertinent to one's interests. As anticipated, you can check out new and noteworthy apps, look at what’s hot, review staff favorites, peruse categories and, of course, read customer ratings and reviews. The Mac App Store logs all your downloaded apps and notifies you of free updates when available.

    If you haven't gotten it already, the Mac OS X 10.6.6 update is available now from Apple. You can see the company's dedicated Mac App Store page by clicking here.

    This article was originally published in forum thread: Mac OS X 10.6.6 with New Mac App Store Now Available started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 65 Comments
    1. steve-z17's Avatar
      steve-z17 -
      Another store to spend money...cool.
    1. Simon's Avatar
      Simon -
      Check this tweet for help with error 100: Twitter
    1. feidhlim1986's Avatar
      feidhlim1986 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Poseidon79 View Post
      No... OSX is not "jailed" like iOS is. You are free to install anything from anywhere.
      I think what he means is, will more pirated versions of apps become available (like there is in the iOS App Store), ie getting Angry Brids for free. The answer to that, is unfortunately yes.
    1. sutradhaar's Avatar
      sutradhaar -
      For all those, like me, who are unable to receive the software update for apps store, here is the link (though it's around 1gb of data to download Mac OS X v10.6.6 Update Combo
    1. Cowboy's Avatar
      Cowboy -
      Downloading it myslef now
    1. Poseidon79's Avatar
      Poseidon79 -
      Quote Originally Posted by mortopher View Post
      There will be Cydia for Mac.
      iPhone jailbreaker set to bring Cydia to Mac OS X

      I stand corrected Thanks for the heads up. Looks like it's going to be more for system tweaks and themes and stuff. I wish I had seen the demo he did at 360 Dev.
    1. Dranon's Avatar
      Dranon -
      THere is no "jailbreak" for the OSX since it is open and allows you to install Mac compatible software from any source. I think the question you are asking is if the software available from the Mac APP store will be "hacked" so that it can be installed without paying for it. It may be but what you need to understand is that there is lots of software that IS "hacked" and available on torrents, including Mac OSX itself, as well as windows 7. This is outright stealing! I understand the aruments for "trying out" software before buying as well as apps but really MOST people out there that get jailbroken/ stolen apps do NOT pay for them. I myself have downloaded many jailbroken apps. IF I like it and use I DO buy it. Example I have bought BOTH TomTOm and Navigon after trying them out. I just tried the new Garmin streetpilot. I will NOT buy it. I feel it is VERY inferior to the other 2 although I did like the weather part of it! I will delete it. I also tried Documents to Go and Quickoffice to see which one I liked better and then paid for the one I kept. I also did this with several RDP apps and games. IF you like it and use PAY FOR IT!
    1. moon#pie's Avatar
      moon#pie -
      Quote Originally Posted by mortopher View Post
      It requires entirely different coding. How is this so hard for some of you to understand?
      NO!! the world needs to be free!!!

      Quote Originally Posted by Bunion View Post
      Because not all of us are coders? Obvious really hence the question. Regardless of coding from a customers point of view they have purchased the app previously and shouldnt have to do the same on mac.

      It cant be hard to re-compile or convert the app surely? I'm not a coder but i assume its not going to requre a total re-code.

      Case in point - when you purchase a steam game on windows you get the mac version free and it works the other way around.
      since you're not a coder, then don't try to assume (*** u me).
      Translation can take a long time.

      Valve software (creaters of steam) provided free porting software to developers to make it much easier.
    1. Bunion's Avatar
      Bunion -
      Quote Originally Posted by moon#pie View Post

      Valve software (creaters of steam) provided free porting software to developers to make it much easier.

      As apple have multiple platforms now with iOS and the macstore couldnt they do the same
    1. delusion950's Avatar
      delusion950 -
      now we need cydia nd inst..... on that bad boy!
    1. ylerT's Avatar
      ylerT -
      For anyone getting errors when trying to download apps, completely quit the app store and re-open. If that doesn't work you have to reboot and re-open to app store.

      The problems coming from a license agreement that isn't automatically popping up like it should. Happened to me and a restart took care of it.
    1. zoso10's Avatar
      zoso10 -
      I can see the Mac App Store helping smaller, but still very useful, programs gain a lot of popularity and downloads. I just got a few cheap apps that I normally never would have come across that are useful and very productive.
    1. CX3NT3_713's Avatar
      CX3NT3_713 -
      cydia on iMac
    1. s4mb4's Avatar
      s4mb4 -
      Is Iris on there? I loved that software and now i can't find it anywhere...
    1. moon#pie's Avatar
      moon#pie -
      Quote Originally Posted by Bunion View Post
      As apple have multiple platforms now with iOS and the macstore couldnt they do the same
      They have done something similar i believe, but you still have to up the resolution significantly to look right on 27in screens. That can be a lot of work to change all that stuff.

      Devs work their *butts* off, thank them with your $5.
    1. JoeSchmoe's Avatar
      JoeSchmoe -
      I can't imagine any of you being dumb enough to think an iOS version and a Mac store version are similar enough to not justify rebuying an app you like on your idevice and want on your Mac. But I guess some of you are and legitimately think that you should get it for free. Do you work your *** off and not expect a paycheck at the end of the week? I thought so.
    1. iLaw-One's Avatar
      iLaw-One -
      I think Apple may be working towards a uniform iOS for ALL their idevices...we may possibly get to a point where you just download an app and it'll work irrespective of the idevice you use.

      Imagine how that would play out against competitors if Apple achieves it...
    1. converym's Avatar
      converym -
      I haven't dl'd it yet or read into it, but can you use iTunes gift cards for these app purchases? I apologize if this has been covered. I haven't really been following this much. Thanks!