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… » 2/17/12 5:50pm 2/17/12 5:50pm

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

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… » 3/03/11 7:35am 3/03/11 7:35am

Kindle for Mac Now Available On App Store

Stuck reading those books on paperback, iOS, Android, BlackBerry, Windows Phone 7, Windows PC or Kindle? Load up your newly-downloaded Mac App Store, and check out the Kindle app. It's more of the same, sure, but Amazon's now endorsing their "buy once, read anywhere" motto so at least you'll be able to finish reading… » 1/11/11 4:40am 1/11/11 4:40am

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