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Five Great Apps for Your Mac - February 2018

Tuesday February 27, 2018 1:17 pm PST by
Apps designed for the Mac often don't receive as much attention as apps for iOS apps, which is why we've launched a monthly series that highlights various useful, fun, and interesting Mac apps that are worth checking out. This month's app selection, outlined both in the video and post below, includes apps with niche and broad appeal for taking notes, using Gmail, learning shortcuts, and more. ...

Five Essential Apps for Your Mac

Monday January 29, 2018 12:21 pm PST by
Apps designed for the Mac often don't get as much attention as apps for iOS, even though there are dozens of super useful, must-have Mac apps out there. In our latest YouTube video, we took a look at five of the most useful Mac apps that may have gone under your radar. If you don't already own these apps for organizing and sharing files, they're well-worth checking out. Subscribe to the ...
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macOS High Sierra's App Store System Preferences Can Be Unlocked With Any Password [Updated]

Wednesday January 10, 2018 7:42 am PST by
A bug report submitted on Open Radar this week has revealed a security flaw in the current version of macOS High Sierra that allows the App Store menu in System Preferences to be unlocked with any password. MacRumors is able to reproduce the issue on macOS High Sierra version 10.13.2, the latest public release of the operating system, on an administrator-level account by following these...
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Apple Plans to Let Developers Release Universal Apps That Work Across iPhone, iPad, and Mac

Wednesday December 20, 2017 6:11 am PST by
Apple aims to allow developers to release universal apps that work across iPhone, iPad, and Mac as early as next year, according to Bloomberg News. Starting as early as next year, software developers will be able to design a single application that works with a touchscreen or mouse and trackpad depending on whether it's running on the iPhone and iPad operating system or on Mac hardware,...

Popular Game 'Prison Architect' Comes to Mac App Store

Thursday August 31, 2017 5:33 pm PDT by
Popular Steam game Prison Architect, which was originally released in October as part of Steam's Early Access program, is making its way to the Mac App Store today through a partnership between developer Introversion Software and MacPlay. Prison Architect is a top-down simulation game where the goal is to build and run a successful prison. Players are tasked with building cells, recruiting...

Survey Suggests Mac Developers Continue to Be Dissatisfied With Mac App Store

Thursday June 15, 2017 5:00 am PDT by
Setapp, a company that offers a Mac app subscription service, recently polled 742 developers to get their thoughts on the Mac App Store and the state of Mac app development. The survey is a follow-up to a survey that was conducted last year, which concluded many Mac developers are unhappy with Apple's platform. That same anti-Mac App Store sentiment can be seen in the results of this year's...
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Puzzle Game 'The Witness' Launches on Mac App Store, iOS Version Still Coming Soon

Friday March 10, 2017 6:05 am PST by
Jonathan Blow's console and PC puzzle game The Witness has launched on the Mac App Store a little over a year after first debuting on PS4 and Windows PCs. Like other platforms, the game costs $39.99 [Direct Link] and tasks players with deciphering hundreds of puzzles set on a mysterious island. Since its release early last year the game has received critical acclaim for its puzzle design,...
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Expiring Developer Certificates Causing Some Mac Apps to Refuse to Launch

Monday February 20, 2017 12:03 am PST by
A number of Mac apps failed to launch for users over the weekend because of a change to the way Apple certifies apps that have not been bought directly from the Mac App Store. Several users of apps including Soulver and PDFPen who had downloaded the apps from the developers' websites all reported immediate crashes on launch. Developers of the apps quickly apologized and said that the issue...
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Apple's Education Bundle With Final Cut Pro X and Logic Pro Now Available Around the World

Thursday February 9, 2017 9:39 am PST by
Apple's new Pro Apps Bundle for Education, which launched in the United States last week, is now available for purchase in several other countries, including but not limited to Australia, Belgium, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, New Zealand, Singapore, Spain, Taiwan, UAE, and the United Kingdom. Other countries where the bundle is now available include Austria, Brazil...

Apple Starts Approving First Touch Bar App Updates on Mac App Store

Thursday November 10, 2016 4:07 pm PST by
Apple over the past two days has started approving Mac App Store apps that have been updated with Touch Bar support on the new MacBook Pro. One of the first Touch Bar apps is OmniGraffle 7, a popular vector drawing tool for designing graphics and diagrams. After updating to version 7.2, users will have access to text controls when editing labels, for example, or manipulation controls when...
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New Survey Highlights Substantial Developer Dissatisfaction With Mac App Store

Friday June 10, 2016 6:10 am PDT by
A new DevMate survey recently polled around 700 Mac developers to get responses on how they feel working on OS X, and the lack of app visibility on Apple's Mac App Store. As The Next Web reports, the developers' responses highlight a stark difference in the iOS and OS X platforms, with a majority of DevMate's surveyed developers dissatisfied with Apple's 30/70 revenue split and poor distribution...
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Popular Design App 'Sketch' Leaves Mac App Store Due to Poor Customer Experience

Tuesday December 1, 2015 7:54 am PST by
Bohemian Coding has announced that its popular design app Sketch is no longer available in the Mac App Store because, after a lengthy decision making process, the developers felt that directly licensing the software outside of Apple's storefront will provide customers with a better experience. In a blog post on its website, the Sketch team highlighted some of the Mac App Store's limitations, ...

Leo's Fortune Now Available on Mac App Store for $6.99

Wednesday November 25, 2015 7:59 am PST by
Leo's Fortune, an Apple Design Award Winner at WWDC 2014, is now available on the Mac App Store for $6.99. Leo's Fortune HD, also available on Steam, delivers the same popular iPhone and iPad platform adventure gameplay on Mac. Leo’s Fortune is a platform adventure game where you hunt down the cunning and mysterious thief that stole your gold. Beautifully hand-crafted levels bring the story...

Apple Responds to Developers Regarding Expired Mac App Store Security Certificates

Tuesday November 17, 2015 4:19 pm PST by
Last week some users and developers experienced an issue that displayed a "damaged" error when attempting to open select apps from the Mac App Store, including popular apps like 1Password, Tweetbot and Byword. Today, Apple has sent an email to developers explaining what happened and how to fix their apps. In the email, which developer Donald Southard Jr. shared on Twitter, Apple explains...
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Some Mac App Store Apps 'Damaged' Due to Expired Security Certificate

Thursday November 12, 2015 4:54 am PST by
A growing number of MacRumors readers and Twitter users have been experiencing an issue with some Mac App Store apps displaying a "damaged" error when opened since late Wednesday. The issue has affected popular apps such as 1Password, Acorn, Byword, DaisyDisk and Tweetbot. Mac App Store apps with a "damaged" error (Image: Graham/Twitter) Mac users are prompted with this error message when...
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Discontinued Apple Software Returns to 'Purchased' Tab in Mac App Store

Monday September 28, 2015 9:30 pm PDT by
Earlier today, we noted Apple had recently removed older versions of OS X and other discontinued software from the Purchased tab of the Mac App Store for users who had previously purchased or downloaded them. The apps, which included Aperture, iPhoto, OS X Lion, OS X Mountain Lion and OS X Mavericks, have now returned to the Purchased tab. The disappearance of the ability to re-download older...

Apple Pulls Older Software From 'Purchased' Tab in Mac App Store

Monday September 28, 2015 12:15 pm PDT by
Apple recently removed older versions of OS X and other discontinued software from the Purchased tab of users who had previously purchased or downloaded them. With the change, it is no longer possible for users to download Aperture, iPhoto, OS X Lion, OS X Mountain Lion, and OS X Mavericks from the Mac App Store. The decision to disallow users from downloading the older software is not going...
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Tweetbot 2 for Mac Launches With OS X Yosemite Redesign and New Features

Thursday June 4, 2015 9:10 am PDT by
Following several months of development, Tapbots today released Tweetbot 2 for Mac with a major visual overhaul inspired by the flat design of OS X Yosemite and more consistent with the iPhone version of the Twitter client. Tweetbot 2 for Mac is available as a free update through the Mac App Store for existing Tweetbot users and has been discounted to $12.99 from its regular $19.99 price for the...
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'Redacted' Hits Number 8 Spot in Mac App Store With Just $302 in First-Day Profit

Thursday May 7, 2015 10:03 am PDT by
App developer Sam Soffes today published a blog post detailing the early monetary performance of his new app Redacted [Direct Link], which allows users to easily obscure sensitive information on personal photos. Screenshot of Redacted's image obscuring features After launching the app earlier this week, the $4.99 Redacted app quickly broke into the top paid app lists on the U.S. Mac App...