The Mac App Store, and a handful of cloud-based services are what I use to keep all my data consistent across two machines running OS X.
Here are the best alternatives I’ve found that offer similar functionality to what is available in each of Adobe’s products.
Trying to find that perfect app for your Mac is challenging enough at times. Getting a great deal on that same software may seem next to impossible — that is if you don’t know where or when to look.
How much security is too much? Apple’s sandboxing rules for its Mac App Store are supposed to keep malware in check, but the developer of MPlayerX is charging that it prevents the video player from loading subtitles. MPlayerX isn’t the fist app to leave the store.
Here’s our daily pick of stories about Apple that you shouldn’t miss. Today’s installment: the problem of the Mac App Store’s stringent rules; Apple and Samsung brandish evidence that each has copied others’ designs; the case for shared iCloud accounts; and the Facebook-Mountain Lion integration mystery.
Apple continues to introduce features to its app stores meant to better surface quality apps. It recently introduced two more, including a new Editor’s Choice label and a free app of the week. But it’s clear more needs to be done.
What’s behind Apple’s decision to require sandboxing in OS X apps? It is not a far stretch to consider that this shift in approach might have a connection to Apple’s long-term plans to make iCloud the center of their strategy for the next decade.
Apple’s OS X Mountain Lion, which should arrive some time this summer, has finally brought true feature parity between iOS and OS X for Notes, Reminders and Notifications. We spent some time with the new features, and here is what we found.
Apple (s AAPL) on Thursday released a developer edition of Mountain Lion, the next upgrade of it’s operating system that will go…
Apple released a fairly big update for its Final Cut Pro X video editing app on Tuesday. It only tips the version number slightly up to 10.0.3, but it brings a couple of major additions pro users have been clamoring for, including multi-camera editing.
While the target audience for Macworld | iWorld is your typical consumer, there are a few vendors in attendance that are focused on reaching developers. If you’re a developer yourself, or work with developers, you might want to stop by the following vendors during the show.
Apple’s Roger Rosner, Apple VP of productivity software, showed off Apple’s new iBooks Author on Thursday at Apple’s special media event in NYC. iBooks author is a Mac app that provides tools to help anyone publish interactive digital books, complete with rich media features.
Snapseed, Apple’s iPad app of the year for 2011, is available on the Mac as of Thursday via the Mac App Store. It’s more expensive than the iOS version, but cheaper than a lot of the photo editing competition. So how does it stack up?
The Mac App Store is not quite a year old, and it just passed the 100 million download mark, according to Apple. Originally launched in January, the Mac App Store is now the “largest and fastest growing PC software store in the world,” Apple says.
Apple revealed iTunes Rewind 2011 on Thursday, its latest installment of the annual feature where it lauds the best content available on its network of iTunes media stores. The list highlights the best in music, apps, tv shows, movies books and podcasts for the past year.
I’ve always been a fan of side-scrolling shoot-em-up action games. Defender is one of my all-time favorite arcade games. Now I’m playing Chopper 2, and what a difference 3D makes to this type of game, especially with the litany of display options the game provides.
Apple wants to make it easier for customers in its fastest-growing market to get their hands on software, which is why it started accepting Chinese yuan for App Store downloads on Friday. The change is designed to curtail piracy and grow Apple’s software ecosystem.
An app that just arrived on the Mac App Store on Thursday could help improve your initial iTunes Match experience, thanks to a host of features it includes for cleaning up your iTunes library. It’s called TuneUp, and it’ll scrub your messy collection clean.
Along with major OS updates for both OS X Lion and iOS, Apple released a boatload of software today in the form of new apps and updates to old favorites. Here’s a quick look at what’s new, what’s changed, and what we think about that.
On Tuesday Apple introduced a major update to Final Cut Pro X that restores many features missing in the original release, and also comes alongside a free 30-day trial version for people still a little gun-shy after Apple’s latest overhaul to its professional video editing suite.
If you’re creating an app or promoting one for a friend or client, nothing quite makes the software pop like showing off screens on actual iOS devices. A new Mac App Store title lets you create pro-level iPhone and iPad mockups in a matter of seconds.
Sometimes, a game that doesn’t take itself too seriously is a breath of fresh air. The third instalment of the DeathSpank series of cartoonish RPGs from Hothead games, The Baconing, is a perfect example, and a solid follow-up to a franchise that hasn’t disappointed yet.
As a gaming platform, iOS has really made great strides in the past few years. But what about the Mac? Has the Mac reaped any benefits from App Store gaming, or, if it hasn’t yet, will it ever? And does it matter to most Mac users?
OS X Lion is set to arrive sometime this month, and new reports suggest that it could be here as soon as next Wednesday at 9 AM. Will you be buying when it does arrive, and if not, why are you unsure about upgrading?
Apple has released a special FAQ page to address commonly voiced concerns about its new Final Cut Pro X video editing software. Arguably, it’s a step Apple should’ve taken before the FCP X release, not now that opinion is starting to galvanize against it.
Reviewers and video professionals apparently aren’t as enthusiastic about Final Cut Pro X as I was on the day of its release. Of course, I’m not a video pro, but that doesn’t mean the rancor with which FCP X has been greeted is necessarily justified.
Apple introduced Final Cut Pro X on Tuesday, along with Motion 5 and Compressor 4. Together, the three apps cost less than half of the previous Final Cut Studio video editing suite, and all are available only on the Mac App Store.
OS X Lion will only be available in the Mac App Store, but a 4 GB download-only OS upgrade is going to be trying for some consumers, because of connection quality and bandwidth caps. Apple has one possible solution: come use our retail store Wi-Fi.
When you buy a new Mac for school this year, you get a $100 gift card for use in the iTunes Store, Mac or iOS App Stores or iBookstore. It used to be a free iPod touch: technically a better value. Still, Apple’s playing it right.
iA Writer for iPad has been popular as a distraction-free writing app, and I’ve been looking forward to the Mac version. Now that it’s finally here, I take it out for a test drive and let you know whether it’s worth the money or not.
Amazon unveiled its Mac Download Store today: a web-based competitor for the Mac App Store. The store provides direct downloads of Mac software directly from your browser, and ships with some marquee titles that aren’t yet available in Apple’s own marketplace.
Taking ideas in your head and making them in to working iPhone apps is a daunting process even for those with coding knowledge. A new Mac app called Prototypes is making it easier for non-developers to share their ideas quickly and easily in concrete form.
MacDefender is the latest, and arguably the most significant Mac malware threat we’ve seen in a long time. Apple support reportedly isn’t offering help over the phone to affected customers, but doing so could set a costly precedent, and there’s arguably a better solution available long-term.
Twitter for Mac got an update Thursday morning that brings some significant changes to the official client. Many of the changes actually represent changes back to an earlier time early on in the life of the official Twitter app, when it was known as Tweetie.
There are definitely some great tools for the iPad to help solidify your app concept from a more abstract point of view. Looking at the more tangible side of visual design, I’ve found the following tools available in the Mac App Store to be quite helpful.
Apple introduced Final Cut Pro X, the latest version of its professional video editing software, at the NAB conference Tuesday night. This new version replaces Final Cut Pro 7, and will be available for download via the Mac App Store for $299 beginning in June.
All sales of any of Panic software between 10:00 a.m., March 17 and 10:00 a.m., March 18 (PDT) will be split between the Japanese Red Cross Society and the Mercy Corps based in Portland, Ore. for use in relief efforts in Japan, the company announced today.
Alongside the launch of the Mac App Store, Apple cut the price of its professional photography application, Aperture, from $199 to just $79.99. But it wasn’t the only one to offer a price break. Here are some of the best deals in the store right now.
Much of the discussion surrounding the Mac App Store has been around the repercussions it will have on Mac application development, but I think it could finally signal a significant change in the role iTunes plays in media management on the Mac.
We’re not even a week in, and the Mac App Store seems to be a success. But as the excitement wears off, it’s time to take a long, hard look at what the Mac App Store means for users — not just now, but in the future.
I had a chance this week to talk with a few developers about the Mac App Store and what the launch yesterday means for their business. The general feeling is one of optimism, and even excitement, at the opportunities that the store presents.
The just-launched Mac App Store experienced more than 1 million downloads in its first active day, according to Apple. No word on how many of those were paid or how many were free, but Apple seems eager to attract new developers with the news.
A new version of popular Twitter client Tweetie is finally here, launching today alongside Apple’s new Mac App Store. The updated application comes with a new, more official, name: Twitter for Mac. So, are the various changes to this highly popular application worth getting excited about?
Want to see how the new Mac App Store works but you can’t because you’re at work, using an older version of OS X, or (gasp) a Windows user? Here’s a screencast with a complete rundown of how it looks and works on your Mac.
The Mac App Store officially launched today as promised, at around 5:30 a.m. PST. Users can gain access to the new OS X software distribution platform by downloading and installing the Mac OS X 10.6.6 update, available either through Software Update or direct from Apple’s website.
Now that the Mac App Store has a definite release date not too far off, I started browsing through my large collection of iOS applications with one question on my mind: Which of these would also make great Mac apps?
Apple today announced that the Mac App Store will officially launch on Thursday, Jan. 6, 2011. The Mac App Store, like its iOS equivalent, will be used to sell and distribute applications, only for Mac OS X instead of for Apple’s portables.
A new report suggests the Mac App Store could arrive as soon as next Monday, Dec. 13. Steve Jobs originally gave the Mac App Store a release window of within 90 days of the Back to Mac special event that took place Oct. 20.
If you want to provide potential customers with a function-limited version of your game so they can test it before purchase, Apple wants you to do it on your own time and in your own space. The Mac App Store will be trial- and demo-free.
The Mac App Store was only announced a little less than a day ago, but we’ve already had one developer announce it’s planning on developing software for it. Firemint, the studio behind Flight Control for iOS, has already started work on Flight Control for Mac.