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  • Over A Year Since Launch, The Mac App Store Passes 10,000 App Milestone

    Over A Year Since Launch, The Mac App Store Passes 10,000 App Milestone

    Apple’s iOS App Store always seems to outshine its computer-based counterpart, but it seems the company’s Mac App Store has just hit a big milestone of its own. With the help of some timely database queries, French blog MacGeneration reported earlier today that Apple’s Mac App Store now plays host to over 10,000 applications. A quick check with iOS and Mac app directory… Read More

  • Apple: 100 Million Downloads From Mac App Store In Less Than One Year

    Apple: 100 Million Downloads From Mac App Store In Less Than One Year

    Apple this morning announced that there are now over half a million applications available in the mobile applications-specific App Store, and that over 100 million of apps have been downloaded from the desktop software marketplace Mac App Store in less than a year after its debut. When the Mac App Store opened for business on January 6, 2011, there were only 1,000 software applications… Read More

  • Witness App Turns iSight Into Security Camera

    Meet Witness. Witness is the little Mac app that turns iSight into a motion-activated security camera. If an intrusion is detected, Witness will send instant alerts to users along with videos and stills to their iPhone or iPad. Read More

  • The Post-Optical Disc Era Gets Off To A Rocky Start With The OS X Lion Beta

    If there was any doubt in peoples’ minds that Apple intends to kill off the optical disc, it was put to rest today. This morning’s unveiling of the OS X Lion Developer Preview came with the news that it would only be available one way: through the Mac App Store. And while Apple wouldn’t say if they intended to release the final version of Lion to consumers this summer in the… Read More

  • Sparrow, The Beautiful Mac Email Client Flies Into The Mac App Store — And Into Funding

    Back in October of last year, we wrote about Sparrow, a beautiful new mail client for the Mac. But whereas most mail clients are now web-based, Sparrow decided it was time to focus on making a great native email experience once again. And today that gamble appears to be paying off. Sparrow 1.0 has just launched in the Mac App Store and it has immediately shot to the number one paid app in… Read More

  • Four Lessons From Evernote's First Week On The Mac App Store

    Editor’s note: The following guest post is written by Phil Libin, CEO of Evernote, which is currently the No. 5 app in the Mac App Store. It also didn’t hurt that the app has been prominently featured by Apple. We just finished our first week on the Mac App Store and it might have been the most important week in Evernote’s history. Here’s how it went and what we learned:
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  • Call Of Duty Invades The Mac App Store; How It Does Should Be Telling

    It has now been a week since the launch of the Mac App Store. So far, the reviews have seemed fairly mixed. While nearly everyone praises the simplicity of the store, and Apple touted 1 million app downloads in the first 24 hours, most also seem to agree that there’s still a lack of killer content. And exactly that’s what it’s going to take for the store to be successful… Read More

  • Kindle Comes To The Mac App Store, Already No. 5 Free App

    Continuing its quest to be on every major computing platform, Kindle is now available as an app in the new Mac App Store. As the first ebook app in teh Mac App Store, it is already the fifth most downloaded free app. Amazon is pursuing a “buy Once, Read Anywhere” strategy with the Kindle, with the idea that once you download a Kindle book, you should be able to continue reading it… Read More

  • Apple Says Over 1M Apps Downloaded From Mac App Store In 24 Hours

    Apple this morning announced that over one million apps have been downloaded from the Mac App Store, which was launched just yesterday (with over 1,000 apps). Our own MG Siegler thinks the Mac App Store will be huge indeed, even if many of the apps available through the desire leave much to be desired. For (a lot) more coverage, check this Techmeme thread. Read More

  • Twitter For Mac Is Like Massively Multiplayer IM — Will It Alter Twitter Itself?

    Twitter For Mac Is Like Massively Multiplayer IM — Will It Alter Twitter Itself?

    Back in August, I first got to try out the Twitter Streaming API via the User Streams feature which was being beta tested on a new version on popular third-party client TweetDeck. “Twitter User Streams Is Crack For Realtime Web Junkies,” was the title I went with. For this post, I sort of wanted to use the title “If User Streams Is Crack, Twitter For Mac Is A Crack… Read More

  • The Mac App Store Offers A Taste Of OS X Lion And The Future Of The Platform

    The Mac App Store Offers A Taste Of OS X Lion And The Future Of The Platform

    The Mac App Store is going to be huge. Sure, you look at it now and see that it’s largely populated with a lot of apps you don’t want and will never want. But there are already quite a few gems (namely some key games) on day one. And the smooth execution of how it works makes it very clear that this is the future of software distribution for the Mac platform. And some of those… Read More

  • Apple’s Mac App Store Opens With More Than 1,000 Apps

    Apple this morning announced that the Mac App Store is now open for business, as previously announced, with more than 1,000 free and paid apps. The Mac App Store brings the iTunes App Store model straight to the Mac – it’s available for Snow Leopard users through Software Update as part of Mac OS X v10.6.6. Read More

  • Confirmed: Tweetie 2 (Twitter) for Mac Is Coming!

    Confirmed: Tweetie 2 (Twitter) for Mac Is Coming!

    About an hour ago, we wrote up the hot rumor that Tweetie 2 for Mac would be launching alongside the Mac App Store tomorrow morning. The source of that information was a site called Razorianfly which posted an image they received of the product, which is being renamed “Twitter for Mac”. We can now confirm that the screenshot is very real, we’ve heard from a reliable… Read More

  • Tweetie 2 Coming With The Mac App Store Tomorrow? Mum's The Word From Twitter

    This afternoon, a site called Razorianfly posted a very interesting tidbit of information along with a purported screenshot to back it up. According to the site, Tweetie 2.0 for Mac is launching tomorrow alongside the Mac App Store. If true, this is big news for Mac users who have long feared that the beloved app had been left for dead since Twitter acquired Tweetie and its developer… Read More

  • Mac App Store Awakens Tomorrow Morning, Phase 3 Of Operation: Compact Disc Dirt Nap

    Mac App Store Awakens Tomorrow Morning, Phase 3 Of Operation: Compact Disc Dirt Nap

    We’ve known for a few weeks that Apple would launch their new Mac App Store on January 6, hitting their goal of launching it within 90 days of its formal unveiling at an event in October. And now we appear to know what time it will hit tomorrow: 12 PM ET, 9 AM PT, according to The Loop, whose sources are usually spot-on on such things. In other words, tomorrow morning, Apple kicks off… Read More

  • Apple: Mac App Store Will Be Open For Business In 90 Countries On January 6

    Apple this morning announced that the Mac App Store will open on Thursday, January 6. At launch, it will be available in 90 countries and feature both paid and free apps in categories like Education, Games, Graphics & Design, Lifestyle, Productivity and Utilities. In a short statement, Apple CEO Steve Jobs said: “The App Store revolutionized mobile apps. We hope to do the same for… Read More

  • Apple: Mac App Store Will Be Open For Business In 90 Countries On January 6

    Apple this morning announced that the Mac App Store will open on Thursday, January 6. At launch, it will be available in 90 countries and feature both paid and free apps in categories like Education, Games, Graphics & Design, Lifestyle, Productivity and Utilities. In a short statement, Apple CEO Steve Jobs said: “The App Store revolutionized mobile apps. We hope to do the same for… Read More

  • Apple: Demo Software Won't Be Allowed On Mac App Store

    This is no secret, but developers will have to play by Apple’s rules if they want their Apps to live on the Mac App Store in the future. Apple notes that developers should only submit finished products to the store, and that demos or trials of any kind should instead be made available on developers’ Web sites. This may also apply to “lite” editions of Apps. Read More

  • Might The Mac App Store Lead To A New Class Of Micro-Apps?

    Might The Mac App Store Lead To A New Class Of Micro-Apps?

    This weekend, Ryan Block put up an interesting post on gdgt entitled: Will the Mac App Store have enough to sell? He raises a number of good points for why Apple may not be able to replicate their current App Store success with this new desktop store. But I’m left wondering if the store won’t lead to a new class of app: a sort of micro-app for the desktop. Block makes the… Read More

  • Tread Lightly When Embracing The Mac App Store

    Is there really any doubt the Mac App Store will be anything other than a huge hit when it debuts in 90 days? Seven billion downloads on the current App Store would suggest that Apple knows what it’s doing (and that people really love to slingshot cartoon birds into buildings). And the benefits of the App Store are clear: it’s an easy-to-use, one-stop source of safe, tested software. Read More