Apple has announced that downloads from the Mac App Store have already topped one million, despite the service only being available for a single day. Launched yesterday, with more than 1,000 free and paid apps on offer, the store brings Apple's easy download system from iOS devices over to the OS X platform.
Around 50,000 stolen iTunes accounts are currently up for sale on Chinese auction site TaoBao, which refuses to pull the listing until it receives "a valid takedown request" from Apple. The accounts are apparently linked to stolen credit cards, and temporary 12hr access is being offered for just 1 yuan ($0.15) at a time. According to China's Global Times, at least one seller has admitted that the accounts are stolen, saying that "of course these accounts are hacked, otherwise how could they be so cheap?"
Apple's Mac App Store may be the first step in the company's plan to treat desktop software just like iOS apps, but it's still encountering a few teething problems. After the installation issues widely reported yesterday, now it's the turn of poor software validation opening the door to easy piracy. It seems that some applications don't entirely follow Apple's guidelines for validating Mac App Store receipts, and so some paid apps - like Angry Birds - can be bootlegged with receipts from free downloads.
Apple's Mac App Store may have arrived earlier today, but it hasn't been happy downloading all around. Multiple complaints are hitting Twitter about failed installs with "error 100" messages, and there are several different fixes on offer to get it working properly. One suggestion is that the iTunes Terms and Conditions aren't automatically showing up as they should, and that by quitting the store and restarting it you can prompt its proper display.
Apple has launched the Mac App Store, making its debut on OS X based MacBook and Mac machines with around 1,000 apps. Announced back in October 2010, the Mac App Store is an attempt to bring the massively successful App Store model from iOS to the desktop, including one-click downloads, free and paid apps, and automatic updates.
Twitter for Mac, which is one of the most popular Twitter applications for Apple=branded computers, is rumored to be getting an upgrade in just a matter of hours. With Apple announcing that the Mac App Store would launch on January 6th, people are already getting excited to see what's coming down the pipe from the digital storefront. While we already know there will be plenty of productivity applications available, we've yet to see what could come from the "other side" of the development process. If you're a fan of Twitter, or Tweetie/Twitter for Mac, then you'll be happy to know that Twitter for Mac is launching tomorrow with the Mac App Store.
If you are a Mac fan, you have probably been waiting with anticipation for the Mac App Store that ol' Steve promised a while back. Some new screen shots and details on the Mac App Store have now surfaced for you to peruse and get excited bout.
If you've ever traveled outside of your own country (or state or city for that matter), you know the importance of the most important tool you can have: the city guide. I personally have gone through a few cities overseas with nothing but a map, a backpack full of scraps of paper, and my wallet, but once I had the chance to grab a city guide booklet (this was back before smartphones), my whole experience changed. Flash forward to today when we've got these tiny screens we can keep in our pockets, and Lonely Planet has a collection of city guides you can grab and keep handy at the flick of the finger! And what's the big news today? Lonely Planet is giving away a batch of big cities away during this holiday season, totally freaking free of charge!
Whooo doggy these games look fun. Gameprom, the group of designers that created my all-time very favorite app SLAYER Pinball Rocks has released a couple of videos teasing at the release of a couple of massive mayhem games for the Apple App Store. First there's Crimsonworld, a fabulously fast-moving game where you're a robot in an alien environment where every monster you see wants to destroy you - murder them! Then there's Magnetar, a space scroller along the lines of all your favorite overhead airplane war adventures.
Apple has informed developers that, as of January 6 2011 and the launch of the new Mac App Store, the Mac OS X Download site will be closed down. According to the statement, shared by 9 to 5 Mac, Apple believes the new software store "will be the best destination for users to discover, purchase, and download your apps" and hopes developers will "take advantage of this new opportunity to showcase your apps to even more users"; however, it's not so easy as porting titles across from one to the other.