The great thing about Mac software downloaded from the Mac App Store is that it's very easy to check for updates. If you have automatic updates turned on, most apps will update automatically while you're asleep (or, at least at night, whether you're asleep or not). If, however, you know of an update launching at a specific time and your Mac hasn't automatically updated it yet, you can manually push out the update yourself. Here's how. How to check for app updates in the Mac App Store Launch the Mac App Store from your Dock or Finder. Click on Updates in the menu on the left side. Click on the Update button next to the app you want to update or click Update All to update all apps in the queue. How to see what apps you've purchased or downloaded on your Mac To see your app history, visit your profile account information. Launch the Mac App Store from your Dock or Finder. Click on your Profile picture in the lower-right corner of the Mac App Store window. Scroll down the list of apps to … [Read more...] about How to check for app updates in the Mac App Store
Although the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro with Touch Bar officially support Touch ID authorization of both App Store and iTunes purchases, setting it up can be a bit of a process. At first, I couldn't get Touch ID to work at all in either application; thankfully, through some troubleshooting, I managed to figure out a good process for enabling the feature for both stores. Here's how to get Touch ID working with each app. First: Check your software In order to use Touch ID for iTunes and Mac App Store purchases on your MacBook Air or MacBook Pro with Touch Bar, you need the latest software. As such, you need macOS Mojave 10.14, which comes bundled with the latest version of iTunes (currently 12.9). You can check this by doing the following: Go to the Apple menu in the upper left corner. Select About this Mac. You should see MacOS Mojave with the version number under it (version 10.14). If you are running an older version of macOS, update it now. Open the Mac App Store. Go to the … [Read more...] about Can’t get Touch ID working for iTunes and App Store purchases on Mac? Here’s the fix!
By Roger Fingas Friday, November 02, 2018, 10:11 am PT (01:11 pm ET) A previously unheard interview recording with former Apple CEO Steve Jobs was published, giving a glimpse into his perspective just a month after the launch of the iPhone App Store in 2008. "The total revenue has been $30 million in the first 30 days," Jobs told Wall Street Journal reporter Nick Wingfield, now with The Information. "Developers get $21 million. Nine of that $21 million is going to the top 10 developers. A lot of small developers are making a lot of money. This is just in the first month," he enthused. The executive sounded an optimistic note in much of the interview, suggesting the App Store was bound for success since there would be "a lot more iPhones out there in the future and a lot more iPod touches." The company has mostly neglected the Touch for several years, preferring to concentrate on iPhones and iPads — the latter only premiering in 2010. "Who knows? Maybe it'll be a billion-dollar … [Read more...] about 2008 Steve Jobs interview about early App Store success & future of Facebook emerges
Kartridge, the PC gaming app store platform from Kongregate, has launched its open beta. It hopes to become a beacon for quality indie games, and it already has hundreds of titles, gamer chat, badges, and player rewards. It will be a tall order in taking on Valve’s Steam, but the goal is to create an alternative way for game developers to get their games discovered and merchandised with more control over the whole process of selling a game. Kartridge is available on Kartridge.com and a Windows and macOS desktop app. It’s like bringing back the old town general store in an age of Walmart, but it’s also tapping into discontent with app stores voiced by industry leaders from InXile leader Brian Fargo to Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney. Now we’ll see if players feel the same way. San Francisco-based Kongregate wants to cultivate the best gaming experience by providing players with community features, substantive rewards, and a celebrated library of games. Visitors to the … [Read more...] about Kongregate’s Kartridge app store opens with hundreds of indie PC games
By Malcolm Owen Monday, October 29, 2018, 12:12 pm PT (03:12 pm ET) Following an earlier confirmation an update to Halide Camera is on the way that allows it to take Portrait mode-style shots on the iPhone XR for subjects other than people, developer Chroma Noir has confirmed it has submitted the update to the App Store for approval. Halide Camera update for iPhone XR Chroma Noir previously advised there would be a version 1.11 update for the Halide Camera app, one that would mimic the bokeh depth defocus effect offered by the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and other iPhones with a dual lens setup, but using the iPhone XR's single lens. The iPhone XR does offer the Portrait mode blur with the rear camera, but only for human subjects it can detect. Other items, like animals or objects, are not detected by the iPhone XR's system at the moment, with the blurring algorithms only applied if a person is visible in the shot. According to the developer, the version 1.11 update submitted to the … [Read more...] about Halide update granting iPhone XR full Portrait mode submitted to App Store