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  • Six ways to master the Mac App Store and the iTunes Store

    Posted April 10, 2013 - 12:42 pm

    Both the Mac App Store and the iTunes Store may appear to be applications, but they are actually websites. That means you can use powerful Web-based tools--like Google search--to find apps, music, movies, and more. Here are six tips for using a Web browser to access the stores more quickly and efficiently.
  • Venture beyond the Mac App Store

    Posted November 20, 2012 - 4:43 pm

    The Mac App Store is great for the majority of simple applications you might want to purchase. But there are plenty of other apps—ones from registered Apple developers but not in the Store—for you to explore and try. Here are some of the ways to find such apps, get them onto your computer, and keep them up-to-date.
  • Developers stymied by Mac App Store approval delays

    Posted October 9, 2012 - 6:38 pm

    Some developers say that Apple is slowly getting worse at approving apps for the Mac App Store. Apple, of course, reviews all apps submitted to the store, just as it does with the iOS App Store; developers are thus at the company's mercy when it comes to getting their apps--or updates to those apps--available to customers through the Mac App Store.
  • SketchBook Pro relaunches with new features

    Posted August 24, 2012 - 10:37 am

    A new version of SketchBook Pro, the “artistic toolkit” application for the Mac, has made its debut on the Mac App Store, offering an interface overhaul and cloud support among other features.
  • Why developers, customers should be wary of the Mac App Store

    Posted July 31, 2012 - 10:30 am

    Customers love the Mac App Store. At least, it seems like many of them do. But as Apple’s one-stop shop for Mac apps grows older, it becomes increasingly more restrictive to the developers who sell apps there.
  • TED Books brings popular lectures to iOS

    Posted July 14, 2012 - 7:03 am

    The TED series of brainy, idea-mongering lectures became a phenomenon among the YouTube cognoscenti in recent years, and now the people behind the lecture series have unveiled a new app to keep the conversation going.
  • Review

    Streambox integrates Pandora Radio with your Mac

    Posted July 7, 2012 - 7:45 am

    Editor’s note: The following review is part of Macworld’s GemFest 2012 series. Every weekday from mid June through mid August, the Macworld staff will use the Mac Gems blog to briefly cover a favorite free or low-cost program. Visit the Mac Gems homepage for a list of past Mac Gems.
  • Review

    Learn more about your typing habits with Typingstats

    Posted June 30, 2012 - 7:15 am

    Editor’s note: The following review is part of Macworld’s GemFest 2012 series. Every weekday from mid June through mid August, the Macworld staff will use the Mac Gems blog to briefly cover a favorite free or low-cost program. Visit the Mac Gems homepage for a list of past Mac Gems.
  • Review

    Customize your Mac's battery warnings with Low Battery Saver

    Posted June 23, 2012 - 7:39 am

    Editor’s note: The following review is part of Macworld’s GemFest 2012 series. Every weekday from mid June through mid August, the Macworld staff will use the Mac Gems blog to briefly cover a favorite free or low-cost program. Visit the Mac Gems homepage for a list of past Mac Gems.
  • Review

    Use Looky to turn on your Mac's camera in a hurry

    Posted June 23, 2012 - 7:25 am

    Editor’s note: The following review is part of Macworld’s GemFest 2012 series. Every weekday from mid June through mid August, the Macworld staff will use the Mac Gems blog to briefly cover a favorite free or low-cost program. Visit the Mac Gems homepage for a list of past Mac Gems.
  • Mountain Lion features you may have missed

    Posted June 16, 2012 - 7:51 am

    Apple first previewed Mountain Lion back in February, so developers and tech journalists have had plenty of time to get familiar with the OS update. However, at Monday's Worldwide Developers Conference keynote, Apple announced a few previously undisclosed features coming in Mountain Lion, such as dictation support, Power Nap, and Safari improvements.
  • Apple adds iPad to back-to-school promo

    Posted June 16, 2012 - 7:12 am

    Amid the hurly-burly of Apple's sweeping announcements Monday, the company also quietly launched its annual back-to-school promotion, offering $100 gift cards to customers who buy a qualifying Mac and $50 to those who purchase a third-generation iPad.
  • Sandboxing deadline arrives: What it means for Apple, developers, and you

    Posted June 4, 2012 - 10:38 am

    Depending upon whom you ask, Friday, June 1 is the best or worst thing to come to the Mac App Store since it opened its doors in 2011. As of now, new and significantly updated apps submitted to Apple's Mac App Store must implement sandboxing.
  • Review

    CleanMyDrive lets you monitor and clean removable drives

    Posted June 2, 2012 - 12:00 am

    I've reviewed a few apps for keeping an eye on your drives' free space and for making it easier to access and eject volumes; I've grown particularly fond of FreeSpace. I recently came across CleanMyDrive (Mac App Store link), and while it doesn't offer all of FreeSpace's functionality, it has a unique feature of its own.
  • Mac app developer sells 6,700 copies of app in a day

    Posted May 24, 2012 - 1:55 pm

    If you are looking for a way to make your Mac application stand out from the 10,000-plus apps on the Mac App Store, a well publicised price cut may well do the trick.
  • Growl shows that open source and the Mac App Store mix

    Posted October 3, 2011 - 4:59 pm

    Mac users have had their own notification platform for more than five years in the form of the open-source software Growl. Growl 1.3, released Monday, boasts a number of changes, including new features and new rules for development. But its most significant change may be the fact the utility is now available from the Mac App Store--and only the Mac App Store.
  • What the app store future means for developers and users

    Posted May 16, 2011 - 6:10 am

    Apple's iOS and Mac app stores have popularized the concept, but Microsoft, Google, and others are now adopting it
  • Video

    Developing for the Mac App Store

    Posted February 28, 2011 - 2:07 pm

    Leapfrog the learning curve with these how-to videos.
  • The Mac App Store: It's an honor thing

    Posted February 14, 2011 - 1:10 pm

    Apple believes that, given the choice, people will do the right thing. It also understands that anti-piracy techniques don't stop pirates, but they do get in the way of honest users.
  • The Mac App Store's hottest productivity apps

    Posted January 31, 2011 - 3:48 pm

    A rundown of the most popular free and paid productivity apps on the Mac App Store.
  • Developers hail Mac App Store successes

    Posted January 26, 2011 - 3:05 pm

    The launch of the Mac App Store on 6 January 2011 was met with a mixture of excitement and trepidation among software developers. How are they feeling now?
  • 'Installed' apps, the Mac App Store, and you

    Posted January 12, 2011 - 6:40 pm

    If you've spent some time browsing the aisles of the new Mac App Store, you've probably come across software marked as "Installed"--despite the fact that you didn't purchase it from the store. It's one of the most confusing aspects of the Mac App Store, and one on which Macworld has fielded a lot of questions already.
  • Developers weigh in on the Mac App Store

    Posted January 7, 2011 - 5:53 pm

    The Mac App Store is the biggest thing to happen to Mac software distribution since the Internet itself—some might say that the store is even bigger. Many users haven’t bothered with boxes and CDs of software for some time, instead juggling combinations of ZIP files, Mac disc images (DMGs), drag-and-drop operations, and installation wizards.
  • Apple: Mac App Store hit 1 million download mark in 24 hours

    Posted January 7, 2011 - 2:37 pm

    Apple Friday said that more than 1 million apps were downloaded from the Mac App Store on its first day.
  • Mac App Store gives gamers plenty of options

    Posted January 7, 2011 - 12:17 pm

    Thursday’s launch of the Mac App Store not only opens a new avenue for getting software onto your computer. It also marks a big step forward for Mac gaming.
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