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Mac App Store Reportedly Set to Launch Today





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According to The Loop, Apple is planning to launch the Mac App Store at 12:00 pm (noon) ET on Thursday. That puts it at about 9:00 am PT where Apple is headquartered in Cupertino, California. The Mac App Store lets you browse new and noteworthy apps, find out what’s hot, view staff favorites, search categories and read customer ratings and reviews. You can purchase, download and install apps in just one click and start using them immediately like on the App Store. The Mac App Store will be available to Mac OS X Snow Leopard users as a free download through Software Update. Purchased apps can run on all of your personal Macs and updates are delivered directly through the Mac App Store.




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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Thursday, January 6th, 2011. 18:06

Apple Launches “New Year, New You” App Store Section



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Today after a holiday Apple launched a new App Store section called “New Year, New You” to showcase apps “for health and wealth”. The new section will include not only apps for fitness and health. Apple has broader views and decided to include also productivity and entertainment apps in the list. It’s a whole selection of great apps to start 2011 with a perfect app library on your iOS devices.




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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Thursday, December 30th, 2010. 11:05

Mac App Store first shots



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9to5Mac got some information about the upcoming Mac App Store. You can see the app's icon already, and the app will have a login screen very similar to what you already use in iTunes to install iOS apps.


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Sunday, December 26th, 2010. 16:40

Sony Has Launched iTunes Rival



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Yesterday Sony has launched a new service of streaming music subscription to compete with Apple's iTunes, but in opposition to the latter it will offer another approach in digital music sales.

New cloud-based music service is called "Music Unlimited powered by Qriocity" and offers users to stream music they want to listen to, but not purchase and download it.

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Camera+ iPhone app is back in the App Store



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After being pulled from AppStore application Camera+ is back with version 2.0. It has new filters and enhancments in addition to the usual bug fixes.

Camera+ is on sale right now and is available for $0.99 (link).

What's New in Version 2.0:


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Facebook App Has Been Updated to Version 3.3.3



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Today Facebook app has been updated to the version 3.3.3, though still no support for an iPad has been implemented. The update addresses some issues and has few new features listed below:

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Written by SimplyMax

Monday, December 20th, 2010. 2:11

WikiLeaks App Has Appeared in App Store



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New app in the App Store has appeared. It is called WikiLeaks App and gives an access to WikiLeaks archives and tweets related to the site's activity. The interface is pretty nice and clean and formatted for iPhone and iPad.

Features list includes automatic forwarding to actual mirror, full access to website's materials including CableGate and tweets with #wikileaks hashtag and those that mention @wikileaks.

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Written by SimplyMax

Monday, December 20th, 2010. 1:39

Most of the iOS, Android apps send private data to advertisers



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The Wall Street Journal has published another interesting survey of 101 different applications for iOS and Android devices, which were examined to find out what information they send to advertisers. Here are the results:

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Apple Prepping for iWork '11 Mac App Store Launch



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Apple may refresh an iWork pretty soon. Some Apple Store Employees report that “there is no iWork on the shelves, no iWork in stock and none on the way”.  A quick check to Amazon shows none in stock there. Family packs are only available. Meanwhile, Apple's online store auto-completes "iWork 11" as a possibility when searching for "iWork". Perhaps, Apple is planning on launching iWork '11 alongside the Mac App Store. Apple promised to launch the Mac App Store on January 6th, 2011.




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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Saturday, December 18th, 2010. 16:16

Apple Will Open Its Mac App Store On Jan. 6 In 90 Countries



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Yesterday Apple revealed that its Mac App Store will be opened on Jan. 6, 2011.

New App Store will offer both paid and free applications for Mac OS X Snow Leopard in such categories as Utilities, Productivity, Lifestyle, and Graphics & Design. Steve Jobs also told it will be available in ninety countries at launch.

"The App Store revolutionized mobile apps. We hope to do the same for PC apps with the Mac App Store by making finding and buying PC apps easy and fun. We can't wait to get started on January 6".


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Japanese Publishers Accuse Apple in Illegal Distribution of Their Content



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According to the Wall Street Journal, yesterday the Japan Book Publishers Association, the Electronic Book Publishers Association of Japan, the Japan Magazine Publishers Association and Digital Comic Association issued a joint press release, where Apple's content is called as infringing and "illegal". Particularly, the works well-known Japanese authors Keigo Higashimo and Haruki Murakami were mentioned as illegally scanned and distributed via the App Store.

“The associations we represent believe that Apple bears grave responsibility for this problem".


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Written by SimplyMax

Wednesday, December 15th, 2010. 16:17

Google Announced New Version of Android Market



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This week Google has released a new version of its client app for Android Market, which will work on any smartphone running Android OS 1.6 or higher.

The company aims to facilitate the process of discovering new software and its purchase. That's why new Android Market will have a Cover Flow-like style of app listings and include new categories like Widgets and Live Wallpapers, as currently the catalog is filled pretty much with these kinds of software. Besides that, app pages will now have more info and links to related content.

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Apple may show off its Mac App Store on Dec. 13



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Yesterday AppleTell revealed that Apple asked developers to prepare their applications for a launch as soon as possible. According to an unknown source, the upcoming Mac App Store will be revealed on Monday, December 13. But initially Steve Jobs planned to launch it even sooner than today, said the author of the note Kirk Hiner.

"That obviously didn't happen, but Apple appears to be way ahead of schedule on the Mac App Store nonetheless, and looks to take advantage of the Christmas rush".


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Publishers Are Still in a Stalemate with Apple



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Today Peter Kafka, who is a journalist writing for MediaMemo blog, reported that publishers and Apple cannot still come to an agreement on subscriptions for iPad content in the App Store.  The reason is still the same - publishers want to provide personal data about subscribers to advertisers, while Apple doesn't want to do this.

However, Apple proposes an alternative to the publishers, notably an opt-in form which will allows subscribers to choose whether publications can get an access to a "limited amount of information", which includes user's name, e-mail and physical mailing address, or not.

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Written by SimplyMax

Saturday, December 4th, 2010. 0:54

Apple Refused From Demos in Mac App Store



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After the release of the second build of Mac OS X 10.6.6 Apple has also updated its Developer News portal, and now it contains few new tips for developers they should read before considering to submit their Mac apps for approval. With one of it the company confirmed that it will not accept any kind of beta, trial or demo versions of the programs in its new Store.

But for those who still want to promote demo versions of their products Apple suggests developers to hosts such versions on their own websites.

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Written by SimplyMax

Friday, December 3rd, 2010. 16:10