What To Do When Apple App Store, iTunes Store or Mac App Store Go Down

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Sometimes the Apple App Store, iTunes Store or the Mac App Store will go down for many users. This happened recently and Apple acknowledged the outage on their System Status site. So what should Apple users do if this happens? iPhone and iPad users will see the problem when they open the App Store on their iPhone […]

OS X Yosemite Download Problems

These temporary OS X Yosemite download errors should subside soon.

There is no official OS X Yosemite download time, but the free update is now available on the Mac App Store and users are running into OS X Yosemite download problems that prevent them from starting the installation or even the download. We expected long OS X Yosemite download times, but it’s surprising to see Apple start off […]

How to Fix OS X Mountain Lion Error 100 Download Errors

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OS X Mountian Lion is live in the Mac App Store for $20, but some users are having trouble downloading the OS X Mountain Lion installer to their Mac after purchase. The errors range from, “This item is temporarily unavailable. Please try again.”, to the annoying error 100 message which delivers a less than helpful, […]

Why Does Apple Need App Stores?

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Apple has changed the way we buy apps on our smartphones with the app store, a centralized location of apps that are easily searchable. Last year, Apple brought the app store experience to the Mac with the launch of the Mac App Store. This brings the number of app stores owned by Apple to two, which is […]

Apple’s iOS App Store Now Home to Over 500,000 Apps

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In a press release today, Apple announced that its iOS App Store has gone over the 500,000 app mark, a figure that Google’s Android Market hit back in October of this year. It also announced that its dedicated Mac App Store has seen over 100 million downloads since launch. Apple confirmed that the Mac App […]

Over One Million Downloads for OS X Lion on Day One

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Apple’s latest release of their Mac firmware, OS X Lion, was purchased and downloaded over a million times in the first day it was available (Wednesday). In a press release, Apple Marketing VP Phil Shiller said: Lion is off to a great start, user reviews and industry reaction have been fantastic. Lion is a huge […]

Optical Drive Becomes Latest Casualty in Quest for the Cloud

The new faster, MacBook Air. The ultimate everyday notebook. Now up to 2.5x faster, featuring highspeed Thunderbolt IO and OS X Lion

The ‘cloud’ is becoming a big feature of our digital lives today–anywhere from the most recently launched Spotify for cloud-based streaming music to cloud-streamed videos like those on Netflix and Hulu. All of this is driven by the increasing access and availability to the Internet and broadband, either through mobile like on 3G and 4G […]

Mac OS X Lion Available in July, Only on Mac App Store

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Apple has announced that its latest and greatest Mac software, Mac OS X Lion, will be available starting in July and will only be available to purchase on the  Mac App Store. In the past, Apple had charged $129 for the software but they are dropping their price considerably making the software available for a […]

Mac App Store Built Into OSX Lion, Gets In-App Purchases

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Apple announced that the Mac App Store will now be built into OSX Lion. That means every Mac sold will have a portal to the Mac App Store, just as every iPhone and iPad has built-in access to Apple’s mobile App Store and iTunes Store. According to Apple, the Mac App Store is now the number one […]

Review: Air Display For Mac Rocks!

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One of my favorite iPad apps is now available in Apple’s Mac App store. Air Display is a utility that turns a Mac into a wireless display, which means your secondary computer doesn’t have to go completely unused while you’re at your desk. I’ve used the iPad version of the app to turn my iPad […]

Apple Releases OSX 10.6.6 and Mac App Store


Apple has released an update to OSX now numbered 10.6.6 that includes access to the Mac App Store. This was due today so no great surprise. There are supposedly over 1000 Apps (or are these applications?) available for download. I don’t know yet, as I’m on the road and make a habit of not doing […]

Apple’s Mac App Store Ready to Launch

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Apple announced that its Mac App Store will open on Thursday January 6, 2011. That date’s also the first day of CES 2011, where every company except Apple will be launching announcing new products. This is hardly a coincidence as Apple has routinely introduced new products, including the iPhone, in the midst of previous years’ […]