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Resourceful users have found a way get paid Mac App Store apps for free

Apple loves to brag about numbers, so it should come as no surprise that the boys from Cupertino are overjoyed by the news that the newly launched Mac App Store crossed the one million downloads mark in just 24 hours.

"We're amazed at the incredible response the Mac App Store is getting," said Steve Jobs, Apple's CEO. "Developers have done a great job bringing apps to the store and users are loving how easy and fun the Mac App Store is." 

The Mac App Store provides users a simplified way of searching for, purchasing, and installing OS X applications. Anyone that is familiar with the App Store for the iPhone/iPod touch/iPad would feel right at home using the complimentary service for his or her MacBook, MacBook Pro, or MacBook Air.

Interestingly enough, even though Apple's Mac App Store seems to be off to a good start, it still has it problems. Many users were getting an "error 100" message when trying to access the store early yesterday. The only way to clear the message for many users was to Log Out of their current session of OS X and log back in.

Even more troubling is that fact that some paid apps can be easily pirated by downloading the .dmg files from the internet and using a "purchase" receipt from a free app.



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RE: What a coincidence!
By Tony Swash on 1/7/2011 7:03:02 PM , Rating: 2
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Have no concept of using the best tool for the job? I don't understand how you can in one paragraph advocate the simplicity of Apple's UIs, and in another cite as a plus using a terribly limiting and restrictive device for recording, mixing, and editing. People use the iPod because it plays music effectively, easily, and reliably. People use the iPad for browsing the web because it does it effectively, easily, and reliably. Yeah you can use it to record music, and I can use a pogo stick to get to work. But they can't do these things effectively, nor easily, nor reliably. Its limitations make it a poor tool for that job, so you're not going to see iPads replacing recording/mixing equipment. It's as simple as that.


All I am doing is pointing out that if you think all most people mostly use the iPad for is web browsing you are far from reality. I think the market for the iPad is vast and Apple are rushing to exploit it. I think Apple will sell over 30 million in 2011 and maybe as many as 50 million. I think Apple will retain at least 80% of the tablet market in 2011. Care to offer your projected figures for iPads sales and market share and take a bet on this one?


RE: What a coincidence!
By vol7ron on 1/7/2011 8:07:35 PM , Rating: 2
I think Apple's key to credit is their screen quality.

They really don't have many products cutting-edge anymore, like the iPod was in its heyday.


RE: What a coincidence!
By bigboxes on 1/8/2011 12:49:27 AM , Rating: 2
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All I am doing is pointing out that if you think all most people mostly use the iPad for is web browsing you are far from reality.


Actually the iPad is also used as a paperweight until is brought out for guests to go "oooh" and "ahhh" as the owner has long been bored with its gimmicky lack of function. Oh, but it's got the form!


RE: What a coincidence!
By Tony Swash on 1/8/2011 6:46:22 AM , Rating: 2
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Actually the iPad is also used as a paperweight until is brought out for guests to go "oooh" and "ahhh" as the owner has long been bored with its gimmicky lack of function. Oh, but it's got the form!


I guess you are right, the iPad is just an iFad. It's all a gimmick. People really don't like them much and why would they? So in the coming year the iPad sales will falter or flat line and the new iPad competitors will come from behind to overtake Apple (just like happened with Windows and Macs). All will be well in your universe.

There is only one problem with that view. It's just not what is going to happen like that in reality. And when things don't happen as you expect what will you do? Change your mind?

quote:
When the facts change I change my ideas. What do you do?
John Maynard Keynes


"You can bet that Sony built a long-term business plan about being successful in Japan and that business plan is crumbling." -- Peter Moore, 24 hours before his Microsoft resignation

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