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Apple Design Awards 2012 nominations open

Apple Design Awards 2012 nominations open

Apple has begun accepting nominations for the 2012 Apple Design Awards for well-designed, state of the art, and innovative apps. The awards have been based on different criteria every year since Apple began the tradition back in 1996. This year the nominees are limited to apps distributed through the App Store or the Mac App Store.

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Apple announces Developer ID system for app security beyond the Mac App Store

Apple announces Developer ID system for app security beyond the Mac App Store

Apple announced a new program today called Developer ID that will allow third-party developers to distribute apps outside of the Mac App Store, while keeping things safe for consumers. The move comes after Apple introduced a new Gatekeeper feature in OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, which only allows users to install apps from the Mac App Store in order to safeguard against malicious software.

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Developers cautiously convinced by Apple Gatekeeper

Developers cautiously convinced by Apple Gatekeeper

Apple began its Mountain Lion Gatekeeper charm-offensive with developers last week, it's been revealed, though there remain concerns around whether non-Mac App Store apps will get the same advantages as those released through the official download store. Developers Panic have documented Apple's outreach efforts, co-founder Cabel Sasser having been invited to a preview session with Mountain Lion earlier in February, where the Cupertino company was keen to reassure him that it has no plans to make the Mac App Store the only way to get apps in OS X.

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Apple Confirms OS X Lion To Launch On Mac App Store This Wednesday

Apple Confirms OS X Lion To Launch On Mac App Store This Wednesday

It's official, Apple's OS X Lion and revamped MacBook Airs will indeed be hitting stores this week---tomorrow, to be exact. During Apple's Q3 earnings call today, Apple Chief Operating officer Peter Oppenheimer confirmed that OS X Lion will be available on the Mac App Store starting this Wednesday and that revamped MacBook Airs will be arriving at the same time with OS X Lion pre-installed.

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Apple Issues Refunds After Final Cut Pro X Complaints

Apple Issues Refunds After Final Cut Pro X Complaints

When Apple first previewed the next-gen flagship film editing software, Final Cut Pro X, back in April, it was touted as a "jaw-dropping" completely revamped 64-bit masterpiece. And, all for an amazing never before seen low price. However, since its debut last week, loyal users that went for the upgrade have indeed jaw-dropped but not in a good way. Luckily, many that complained were able to get refunds, something not typical of Mac App Store sales.

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