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The Mac App Store is now online!

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Apple has just fired up the Mac App Store. With over 1,000 apps for the Mac, the App Store makes it easier for anyone with a Mac running Mac OS X Snow Leopard to just download and install apps.

However, the apps aren’t your usual ones for the iPhone and the iPad which are normally in the few megabytes. The apps there, like iMovie, can go for 563MB and can take some time to be fully downloaded.

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The Mac Apps aren’t cheap either — Aperture costs $79.99 although some of the games could be as low as $4.99 like Flight Control HD.

The Mac App Store hopes to increase awareness of softwares for Mac and probably help curb software piracy (a similar issue Apple somehow helped with music piracy by introducing the iTunes Music Store).

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Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech. You Can follow him on Twitter @abeolandres.

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masarap libre
masarap libre
11 years ago

masarap pa rin ang libre at walang bayad. GOGO GO MICROSOFT,…

lolipown
lolipown
11 years ago

@No Name
sure they do, take a look at iTunes. Oh wait, it’s a shitty port lol.

Fleeb
Fleeb
11 years ago

This is nothing revolutionary. The Mac App Store is just like Steam for apps. Also Linux have distribution repositories since year <2000 (in early 2009 we got this http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/archive/2/24/20090928183929!Ubuntu_Software_Center.png). Don't forget the existence of CNet's "download.com" prior (makes wannabe's point moot – you can always buy legit software regardless of platform be it Mac or Windows, people just opt not to and would rather download bootleg copies). As (14) would say, "finally".

someone
someone
11 years ago

Finally they got their own app store for the mac. I run linux (ubuntu) on my laptop and i find having an app manager important. (auto update installed apps, repository for popular apps, ratings/comments) no need to have offline installations of apps on your hard drive.

lolipown
lolipown
11 years ago

ha! Cracked in no time, at least for Angry Birds.

gg
gg
11 years ago

atleast kung windows gamit mo, maeenjoy mo ang buhay kahit wala kang pambili ng legit apps. pang mayaman lang ang apple products.. at mga gustong yumaman, nagmamayaman. ahaha

Adrian
11 years ago

@realjarley: hahaha uu nga po, daming store ng windows.

realjarley
11 years ago

Kung affordable lang sana ang apple gadgets nag MAc na sana ako. Pero solve na ako sa mga Windows bases gadgets, mostly affordable and a variety of choices you can select.

@no name… hahaha no comment..

No Name
No Name
11 years ago

The best talaga kasi you can use iTunes Gift Card to buy those Apps and you can install it up to 5 Mac’s. Sulit na sulit bayad mo. Legit pa.

No Name
No Name
11 years ago

@Teknisyan

Malabo yata kasi Mac Apps won’t run or even install in Windows environment.

@realjarley

hahahaha… TAMMMAAhhhhh…

realjarley
11 years ago

The best talaga ang apple when it comes to applications store.. sa Windows naman maraming store, punta nalang kayo sa mga muslim, mura na… pirated pa. heehhehe

Whatif
Whatif
11 years ago

tagal na meron nito sa linux ah…

apt-get / aptitude :D

flame on!

TekJunkie
TekJunkie
11 years ago

You might to do a little bit more research on the prices.

Aperture for example is so much cheaper now compared to the original price of US$199.00.

http://www.dpreview.com/news/1101/11010610appleapertureapp.asp

There are a few other gems there that are much cheaper than what’s listed on even the developers site.

Manix
Manix
11 years ago

just downloaded my first 2 apps last night. and with apple id, i only pay once and download the same app for all mac units i have.

as for Microsoft, i believe they also already have an online software marketplace for pc’s.

wannabee
wannabee
11 years ago

Another reason why Mac computers are good. Easy to get legit softwares. :)

NemOry
NemOry
11 years ago

Yup @Teknisyan you’re right it will be sure that it is virus free, because developers submitting apps should undergo tests their apps before release.hehe

Teknisyan
11 years ago

This is Apple’s way of saying “Disc installer are obsolete!” plus this will ensure that the software that you are downloading and installing are virus and malware free!!!

I sure hope they open this to Windows OS as well.. that’s just wishful thinking!!!

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