Mac App Store

For game maker Aspyr, Mac App Store presents unique challenges

When Steve Jobs introduced the Mac App Store in 2011, he said that Apple wasn't trying to compete with other app download services. While that may be true — Apple doesn't enforce any sort of exclusivity requirement — the Mac App Store has evolved to present some unique challenges to app publishers. Case in point: Long time Mac publisher Aspyr, which plans to mix things up a bit in 2014.

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The Mac App Store and the trouble with sandboxing

I've written before about some of the limitations that Apple imposes on game developers who want to sell their games through the Mac App Store. The problem isn't limited to games — Apple's rules for how Mac App Store apps work keep lots of different apps from being distributed.

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Safari updated to version 7.0.3 in the Mac App Store

A quick point release update for Safari on the Mac is now available for download from the Mac App Store. Version 7.0.3 brings a number of improvements, including fixes for the search and address fields prematurely hitting return, credit card autofill with numerous websites and websites with generic top-level domains.

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Why the Mac App Store is the best and worst thing ever to happen to Mac gaming

As I've written before, the Mac has long had a troubled history with game development. But the introduction of the Mac App Store in 2010 came just in time to save the business. It's the best thing that's happened to Mac gaming. It's also the worst. Let me explain.

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New Mac App Store section celebrates 30 years of the Mac with great apps and games

As part of celebrating 30 years of the Mac, Apple has created a special section on the Mac App Store. Divided into three parts, the sections highlights Apple's own apps, as well as other apps and games.

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OS X Mavericks available today for free

Craig Federighi has announced that OS X Mavericks will be made available for free starting today. It can be downloaded directly from the Mac App Store.

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Apple introduces volume purchase program for Mac App Store

Apple's volume purchasing program which currently lets developers offer discounts to businesses and educational institutions who buy large amounts of their apps, is being extended to the Mac. Apple sent out the following note to developers enrolled in the Mac program:

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Cause and effect: Apple's upheaval of the Mac app market

The Mac App Store has been a boon to many Mac developers since it opened for business in 2011 - more than ten thousand Mac apps are available for download, and any one of the millions of customers who have an Apple ID can buy apps. But it's come with some consequences that have fundamentally altered the way that many developers conduct business, and it's not all for the better.

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Omni Group offers Mac App Store customers upgrade pricing on their future releases

There is no out-and-out upgrade pricing model as such for the Mac App Store – it's something we've talked at length about before – but Omni Group has come up with a simple method to offer their customers the chance for cut-price software upgrades. OmniKeyMaster is a free app available from their website, that searches for Mac App Store licences of their products and creates an equivalent license for their own web store.

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OS X Mavericks Developer Preview 2 now available

Hot on the heels of iOS 7 beta 2, Apple has also just released OS X 10.9 Mavericks Developer Preview 2. If you're running a beta version of Mavericks, you can grab the update via the Mac App Store.

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