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The Mac App Store’s future of irrelevance – Marco.org

The Mac App Store’s future of irrelevance – Marco.org: Apple can never require an App-Store-only future and all of the simplicity and security benefits that it could bring, if that was ever their goal. And with reduced buyer confidence, fewer developers can afford to make their software App Store-only. This even may reduce the long-term […]

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What’s Next For The Mac?

The past two releases of Mac OS X, Lion and Mountain Lion, were both focused around the changes they made to make the desktop more like iOS. Their changes affected how apps can notify users to updates, included day-to-day applications like Notes and Reminders which are synced across all devices, and more. Two more big […]

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iCloud Storage: Many Shallow Ponds

In five years we’re going to look back at the way we’ve been managing our documents and feel silly. We may even feel silly for managing our documents in the first place. The Classic File System I realized after studying iCloud on Mountain Lion that the system we’ve been using to save personal documents is […]

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From Searches to Apps to Siri

When the App Store was launched on the iPhone, for the first time people could do things and and access many of their favourite services through native apps. These apps used navigation controls, fluid animations, and custom interfaces that were tailored for mobile use. This was different than the desktop where most tasks on the […]

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It Works Just Like Your Phone

iCloud is a big step in making the Mac work more like how people expect. Whenever people have bought a computer in the past, I doubt they’ve ever paid any attention to how they’ve opened and saved documents, and until a few months ago, nobody ever had to think about how data on one computer […]