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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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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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SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up, May 5th 2011

SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up, May 5th 2011

This morning, we are looking forward to the Samsung Event at 4pm EST. Will it be the Infuse? Will they announce a date for the Galaxy S II for the US? The hot new phone has been selling like crazy in South Korea, and our review unit knocked our socks off. We'll be sure to let you know what happens at the event. Meanwhile, Samsung has revealed a "hybrid tablet" with SENS-240 navigation. But how useful is it, really? The incomparable Chris Davies has a great column this morning analyzing Verizon's Bliss "phone for ladies". Really Verizon? Aren't we ladies smart enough to download our own apps? Also, Acer news, ARM chips, Microsoft denying updates and taking on Apple (again), the NOOKcolor 3G, Anonymous and other hackers, and much more after the cut.

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OS X Lion release via Mac App Store as Apple puts DVDs on notice?

OS X Lion release via Mac App Store as Apple puts DVDs on notice?

Apple is already delivering developer version of OS X Lion via the Mac App Store, but according to the latest leaks the company plans to distribute the full version through its download store too. AppleInsider's sources claim Apple intends to make the Mac App Store the "preferred method" for distributing OS X 10.7 Lion, the Mac OS update expected to arrive this summer, with a physical version only for those with connections too slow for the download or who, for whatever reason, prefer not to download.

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OS X Lion getting iOS-style uninstalls for Mac App Store

OS X Lion getting iOS-style uninstalls for Mac App Store

Apple has already made installing apps on OS X more like on iOS, thanks to the Mac App Store, and now the company is apparently looking to do the same for uninstalling software. The latest OS X Lion developer build - seeded on April 29 - has a new app uninstallation process, Apple iGuide spotted, similar to what you'd find on the iPad or iPhone: call up the Launchpad, long-click on the app's icon, a cross appears in the corner, and you click that to remove it.

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Seamless makes moving your music…seamless

Seamless makes moving your music…seamless

Say you were listening to music on your iPhone in the car, or when out for a run. You get home, and want to start the song up on your Mac. You may think you would have to start the song over, yes? Or spend time ffing to the place you left off? No. All you need to do is get a new app, called Seamless. Seamless works both ways, letting you easily move back and forth between iTunes on your phone or your Mac without missing a beat.

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Opera Mac App Store 17+ rating too low jibes browser VP

Opera Mac App Store 17+ rating too low jibes browser VP

Opera has become the first non-native web browser to arrive in the Mac App Store, and as per Apple's normal policies has been slapped with a 17+ age rating. That's not upsetting VP of desktop products Jan Standal, however, who sees the classification - deemed necessary by Apple since all the filthy internet is viewable through a browser - as the perfect opportunity for a joke. "I'm very concerned," Standal says, "seventeen is very young, and I am not sure if, at that age, people are ready to use such an application."

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