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01-06-2011, 08:15 AM #1
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.
Last edited by Michael Essany; 01-06-2011 at 08:44 AM.
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01-06-2011, 08:19 AM #2
I just ran my software update and wasn't paying attention to what was being updated. Kind of tripped me out when i noticed an app store icon in my dock..in a good way that is
01-06-2011, 08:26 AM #3purchases
Does this mean that apps that i have purchased on iOS i get the mac version for free same as iPad and iPhone purchases or do you have to buy them again?
01-06-2011, 08:32 AM #4
01-06-2011, 08:41 AM #5
Well, I REALLY LIKE IT!!! Its fun, cheap, and very well laid out.
01-06-2011, 08:44 AM #6
I haz Angry Birdz! HAHAHA! yes, it is a quite good app for the mac.
01-06-2011, 08:51 AM #7
"Once is an accident, Twice is a trend, Three times is evidence."
01-06-2011, 08:52 AM #8
01-06-2011, 08:54 AM #9
I really don't like Apple now offering the components of iLife for sale individually. I never use garageband and don't use iMovie near as much as I used to. Add to that, the fact that iPhoto '11 is absolutely terrible and I regret updating, I would have been much more dismissing of it if it only cost me $14.99.
01-06-2011, 08:56 AM #10
Is this update region based ? I can't get any update except for the remote desktop application which I downloaded 20 minutes back. I run that software update manually too, but in vain
I'm in India.
01-06-2011, 09:01 AM #11
I dont understand why apple wouldnt offer apps that have been purchased on iOS devices free on mac. Why buy them more than once? Unless they are trying to say that iPad isnt a viable platform and not on par with other platforms which seems contradictory based on their normal stance.
Last edited by Bunion; 01-06-2011 at 09:03 AM.
01-06-2011, 09:04 AM #12
Just finished installing this and rebooting my mac...it's beautifully thought through...has any Jailbreakers tried syncing their idevices yet?
I kinda should've done a backup first...but was too eager to see how this works. Any issues yet with JB idevices?
01-06-2011, 09:07 AM #13
Isn't there going to be 'jailbroken' equivalent apps somewhat like cydia is now for iPhone/iPad?
01-06-2011, 09:13 AM #14
Working in Australia, also the iPhone 4 - 4.1 jailbroken no issues either.Internet killed the video star.
01-06-2011, 09:13 AM #15
01-06-2011, 09:18 AM #16
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.
Last edited by Bunion; 01-06-2011 at 09:22 AM.
01-06-2011, 09:19 AM #17
No issue with my jb 3gs on 4.1
01-06-2011, 09:20 AM #18
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01-06-2011, 09:29 AM #20
I'm actually really enjoying this... Nicely done, Apple!21.5" iMac 3.06 GHz Intel Core i3 l 15" MacBook Pro 2.2 GHz Intel Core i7 l 17" PowerBook 1.67 GHz
iPhone 4 32 GB l TV 160 GB l 32 GB iPad