Gatekeeper, Sandboxing and the Evolution of OS X Apps

Since personal computers became a thing, we've always been free to install any app we like as long as the code was compatible on a very basic level. No approval processes. No regulation. OS X has been no exception. But this week, two things happened in Appleland that could change that entirely. The introduction of OS X … » 2/17/12 5:50pm 2/17/12 5:50pm

Confirmed: OS X Lion Hits Mac App Store Shelves Tomorrow

According to Apple's Peter Oppenheimer, speaking on today's earnings call, Mac OS X Lion—as rumored—will go on sale tomorrow. You'll be able to pick it up in Apple Stores or download it at the Mac App store for $30. Unless, uh, you'd rather take a pass. » 7/19/11 5:16pm 7/19/11 5:16pm

Opera Now Available in Mac App Store, and Hilariously Responds to…

Oops, someone at Apple must've been a bit too quick to check the "17 and above" box when adding the Opera browser to the Mac App Store. Luckily Opera took it with good humor, saying "seventeen is very young, and I am not sure if, at that age, people are ready to use such an application. It's very fast, you know, and it… » 3/03/11 7:35am 3/03/11 7:35am

Rumor: Mac App Store Launching Tomorrow at Noon EST

The Loop is reporting that Apple's Mac App Store will launch at 12p EST (9a EST) tomorrow. The January 6 launch date has more or less been confirmed by multiple reports, but Jim Dalrymple has sources telling him that Apple will flip the switch when they begin their work day on the West Coast. The Mac App Store will… » 1/05/11 3:59pm 1/05/11 3:59pm

Counter Rumor: Mac App Store Actually Launching in January 2011

Rumors have been swirling that the Mac App Store would launch as early as next week. But The Loop's Jim Dalrymple has sources telling him it wont happen until January, which is still within Steve Jobs' promised launch window of 90 days. I Guess we'll find out in a few days time. [The Loop] » 12/09/10 12:36am 12/09/10 12:36am