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Mac App Store passes 100m downloads

Mac App Store passes 100m downloads

Apple's Mac App Store has hurtled past the 100m downloads point, less than a year after throwing open its doors to OS X users. Launching on January 6 2011 as Apple's method-of-choice for getting new software onto MacBook, iMac and Mac Pro machines, the Mac App Store follows in the wake of the App Store for iOS, which is already seeing 1bn downloads per month.

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OS X Lion Sold Over 1 Million Copies In First Day

OS X Lion Sold Over 1 Million Copies In First Day

Apple proudly announced that its OS X Lion, which was released yesterday, has already sold more than 1 million copies. The major OS revamp retails for $29.99 and is only available by download through the Mac App Store. This means the company raked in just under $30 million on the first day.

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Apple Killing Off More Boxed Software From Stores

Apple Killing Off More Boxed Software From Stores

Apple today released OS X Lion to the masses, but only allowed customers to download the major OS revamp via the Mac App Store---no boxed versions were offered in Apple retail stores. This will be the fate of many Mac applications starting today as the company aims to purge all boxed software from its retail stores.

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Mac OS X Lion available now!

Mac OS X Lion available now!

Apple has released OS X Lion, the latest update to the company's Mac platform. Boasting over 250 new features along with a performance boost, Lion borrows some of the gloss of the iOS platform and pulls it over to the desktop, as Apple reduces the gap between the two.

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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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Apple Final Cut Pro X To Get Updates Every Six Months

Apple Final Cut Pro X To Get Updates Every Six Months

Apple's flagship film editing software finally got its long awaited update with the release of Final Cut Pro X yesterday only to face heavy criticism. The new version was rebuilt from the ground up to be a 64-bit application boasting more power and features all with a lower price. But, it turns out a lot of features pros have come to expect were cut out during the process. In response, Apple reportedly claims to release updates for improvements and missing features every six months.

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Apple Final Cut Pro X released

Apple Final Cut Pro X released

Apple has released Final Cut Pro X, the latest version of the company's professional video editing app. Available for download immediately from the Mac App Store, where it's priced at $299.99, Final Cut Pro X introduces a new Magnetic Timeline which allows for easier placement and rearrangement of clips, rather than the strict timeline in previous versions of the app. There's also two new companion apps, Motion 5 for professional motion graphics and Compressor 4 for advanced media encoding, which are available as individual downloads priced at $49.99 each.

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Apple “Back to School” promo opens: $100 software gift card on offer

Apple “Back to School” promo opens: $100 software gift card on offer

As expected, Apple has kicked off its "Back to School" promotion for 2011, and rather than cheaper - or free - iPods as in previous years, the company is offering a software deal instead. Qualifying students, their parents or faculty members buying a new iMac, MacBook, MacBook Pro or MacBook Air between now and late September will get a $100 Back to School Card to use on the Mac App Store, the App Store, the iTunes Store, and the iBookstore.

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Apple’s Back To School Sale Starts Tomorrow

Apple’s Back To School Sale Starts Tomorrow

It's that summer sales season right now that gives students two months to pick up all the goodies they need to kick off the next school year. Rumors for Apple's back-to-school deal have been floating around since before WWDC 2011, and now new evidence seems to confirm that the promotion will kick off tomorrow.

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OSX Lion Features Continue With Mac App Store

OSX Lion Features Continue With Mac App Store

Apple’s WWDC 2011 keynote has just kicked off and the first topic of the day is Mac OS X Lion. Looks like they may be going in the same order as the icons are shown in their big event banner. The Mac OS X update has so far included new mult-touch gestures, full screen apps, and a new feature called Mission Control. However, there are also some major changes in OS X Lion for the Mac App Store.

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Amazon Launches Mac Download Store, Targeting Apple Mac App Store

Amazon Launches Mac Download Store, Targeting Apple Mac App Store

Amazon has just opened the doors for its new Mac Download Store, which is in direct competition with Apple's own Mac App Store. Amazon has been going after Apple on several fronts lately, including the iTunes assault with $0.69 chart toppers to the recent $0.99 Lady Gaga album. In similar fashion, the new Mac Download Store will attempt to do everything the Mac App Store does, but better.

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