For years, quite literally, notifications on the iPhone were poorly implemented, disruptive and something of an embarrassment. That changed with the release of iOS 5 and now a clever lad has figured out how to bring some of that goodness back to the Mac.
Category: Mac App Store
Though the new versions of Photoshop Elements and Premier Elements aren’t yet on the Mac App Store, the previous version is the number seven top grossing app, which is pretty good for a year-plus-old chunk o’ code. Which brings to mind an interesting question: How many people, ordinary people, are still using the full version of Photoshop?
Most apps are Lion compatible. However, which ones also take advantage of the new features — Fullscreen, Resume, Versions, etc. — in Apple’s newest feline-flavored operating system release? Up until now, answering that question required a lot of clicks and not a little reading.
Apple has been on the receiving of geek grief and angst for suing competitors over use of its App Store trademark. Whereas the technorati argue the term should be viewed as generic and ubiquitous, they miss the obvious point that it was Apple who made it that way. And, yeah, they own it, too.
Are you a developer selling software on the Mac App Store? Then you need to hustle over to Apple’s developer site and check out changes coming to the company’s revolutionary digital-only desktop app store, because there are big things afoot and you can’t play until you OK.
Last year’s student-teacher-family educational promotion put up to a quarter pound (i.e. iPod touch precooked weight) of stuff in our hands and Apple’s 2011 come on is for a little plastic card redeemable for virtual goods — which would you rather have?
Last Fall Steve Jobs promised that the long overdue Final Cut update would blow people away and that users should be patient and hang in there. Now, Apple’s given a select group of post production professionals a pre-release peek at the new version and at least one them came away very much impressed.
For better and worse, there has never been a brick n’ mortar retail software trade in the Apple mobile space. From day one, iPhone, iPod touch and iPad has been digital only. Now, the mothership is preparing to all but empty the Apple Store of retail package software for the Mac.
Peruse the computer section of Craigslist in just about any city and you will find them — software pirates selling hand-lettered disks out of their parents’ basements or grubby walkups. With multiple online identities and invariably a “legitimate” low-cost PC repair business as a front, they’ve got apps you want at unbelievably low prices.