Showing posts with label mac app store. Show all posts
Showing posts with label mac app store. Show all posts

Friday, December 23, 2011

Logic Pro 9 and MainStage landed on the Mac App Store

After Aperture and Final Cut Pro X is the turn of Logic Pro made its appearance on the Mac App Store. A finish that changes quite a bit in the range of CAM software from Apple.

On the Mac App Store, Logic Pro 9 is on sale at a price of € 149.99 or € 50 less than the Express version. His companion for live performance, MainStage, is also arriving on the Mac App Store. It is priced at € 23.99. As it has done before for its other software suites, Apple opted for a sale "to cut" and used it to cut prices.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

10.6.8 Leo will be available on the Mac App Store

The notes accompanying the latest beta of Mac OS X 10.6.8 are instructive. They tend to confirm what we imagined for some time before. We already know that Mac OS X Leo will most likely be distributed via the Mac App Store.

Indeed, according to Apple, this update improves the Mac App Store so that your Mac is ready to be updated for Mac OS X Lion. One can also think that 10.6.8 is the latest revision of Snow Leopard.

On the other hand, as we announce to you a few days ago, the third beta is able to detect Mac Defender and its variants. Finally, Mac OS X 10.6.8 improves support for IPv6 and VPNs.

Getting back to Mac OS X Leo, the ability to distribute via its platform download will allow Apple to compress time. For previous versions of Mac OS X, it took about two weeks between the time the system goes golden master and marketing: Time to burn DVDs and send them to its distribution network ...

If this indiscretion therefore predict that lets Mac OS X 10.7 will be available on the Mac App Store, Apple should continue to provide a physical version, not least for those who do not have a broadband connection. Still, the version "virtual" could be sold much cheaper than the box...

Friday, April 1, 2011

No rewards from Apple at WWDC 2011

On the occasion of every WWDC, Apple presents awards for the best applications running on its OS. To claim the Apple Design Awards this year, Mac applications will necessarily figured on the Mac App Store.

At the edge of Mac OS Leo, although Apple operates a "Back to the Mac", the name of the conference in October which had unveiled the new Mac Book Air and Mac OS X 10.7.

Back to Mac in effect as if they had been set aside at WWDC 2010, they reappeared this year. "The future of Mac OS" will be announced, but it's also the Apple Design Awards of trophies rewarding the best applications of the year, the Mac is again under the spotlight.

The Design Awards were for the first time, forgot the applications for Apple computers last year. The symbolic impact of this predation was strong enough, some blaming Apple to lose interest.

"The error" is corrected for the WWDC 2011 as the Design Awards reward software for iMac, MacBook and company. But a new sine qua non has emerged to claim the title of best Mac application: be on the Mac App Store.

This condition, however, force the developers to make their exclusive application to the Apple Store. They are always free to offer their product for download on their own site. But to win an Apple Design Award, it is necessary that the software is available on the App Store for Mac.

The decision is somewhat surprising fact; there is a way like another to push developers to cozy up to the Mac App Store. The Cupertino Company is pushing its paperless shop for a while; the disappearance of the boxes in the Apple Store seems on track, while Mac OS Leo could be downloaded from the online store of the company Steve Jobs.

A new version of Mac OS Lion Developer

Apple has posted the second developer preview of its subsequent release of operating system, Mac OS X 10.7. Bug fixes and new interface for iCal in this preview of Lion always distributed via the Mac App Store.

While Microsoft is now distributing pre-release of Windows 8, Apple continues to develop its side, the Leo. The Cupertino Company has rolled out it’s a new beta version of Mac OS 10.7 Mac OS named Lion Developer Preview 2 to developers.

Also distributed via the Mac App Store, this preview is accompanied by a preview of Xcode 4.1, the development environment of Mac OS. Apple warns Thunderbolt devices are not yet fully supported. The most striking novelties brought by this Developer Preview 2 include iCal that has an interface similar to the iPad version and two separate versions for the operating system.

Gold Master, Final version ready for distribution, approaching fast. It anticipates a launch of Mac OS X Lion around WWDC, which is expected this year targeting the software part.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Apple talks about the slow web apps

The controversy swells on Nitro, the JavaScript engine found in Safari Mobile from iOS 4.3. Earlier this week, we noticed that the web app were 2 to 2.5 times slower than the same site displayed in Safari.

Shortly after a study by Blaze Software said loud and clear that a Nexus S averaged 52% faster than a 4 iPhone to surf the web. However, this study was not conducted directly through Safari, but in a WebView.

These various data have not failed to create a little controversy, which once will not hurt, drove Apple to break the silence. One of his spokesmen, Trudy Miller, confirmed that the web views do not include all optimizations for Safari. Therefore, the study of Blaze Software is partly inaccurate. It is true that the iPhone's browser is slower than that of Android. By cons, running web app (thus bypassing the browser) is actually much faster on Android.

So why web apps are they deprived of Nitro and the lack of support for the HTML5 cache? For John Gruber, we must not see evil everywhere and think that the way the Californian Company focuses on native applications to web applications.

The real problem for Apple is safety. Unlike its predecessors, Nitro is a JavaScript engine that includes the time compilation (JIT). However, a JT needs to have the ability to mark pages in RAM memory as executable. However, unlike Mac OS X, Apple iOS prohibited on grounds of safety. Such a mechanism could lead to hijacked the execution of unsigned code.

In other words, if Safari 4.3 is under iOS much faster, there is a significant part-cons: if someone manages to exploit a vulnerability in its browser, then it can do much more damage than before. One can imagine that Apple has enough confidence in its browser to integrate such a possibility.

For Gruber, it is more likely that Apple will not stop there. He believes that to generalize Nitro web applications, there should be a web application to run JavaScript in a process separate and independent, a bit like Safari on Mac and PC that creates a separate process for Flash. In theory, this is what Apple is preparing for Webkit 2, whose project was announced last April: "WebKit2 is designed primarily to support the separate processes, where the Web content (JavaScript, HTML, etc.). made his living in a separate process [...] this model is comparable to Google Chrome, the chief dissimilarity that we have built straight into the structure, and it is easy to get to other browsers.