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Thursday, October 7, 2010

Bundle Sale, and a Site for Discounts

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 07:07 PM

http://www.macfriendly.org/

"Save over 85% off the list prices when you purchase the MacFriendly Bundle."

A good selection of software in this bundle, but hurry because the sale over at MacFriendly ends in about 8 days. If this isn't enough you can also check out Mac App Deals for some deals on software and/or on bundles. It's sort of a clearing house for deals on Mac software from the web.


Thursday, January 7, 2010

AppZapper 2.0.1

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 09:00 AM

"Everybody loves the drag and drop nature of OS X. Drag an app into your applications folder, and it's installed. You'd think it would be that easy to delete an app - just a matter of dragging it to the trash. But it's not."

Well now it got easier with the release of AppZapper 2.0.1, available now for $12.95 USD. Seems like a pretty handy program, just drag one or more apps onto AppZapper, it finds all the associated files and then you delete with one click. This does require OS X 10.6 or higher, but on their website you have the option of getting previous versions if you are still using older versions of OS X. There is also a write up about this release on the TUAW site


Monday, November 2, 2009

The Mac Sale is Back

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 10:00 AM

http://mac.appstorm.net/general/app...n-the-mac-sale/

"We thought that we should let you know about a new Mac software bundle that's gone on sale today. The Mac Sale is back for a second time, offering a range of different software for the bargain price of $49.99."

Ten apps for $49.99 USD, nice deal if you can find a couple of programs you can use. Nothing really excites me with this bundle however, but perhaps there is something there for you? Check it out and decide at TheMacSale.


Thursday, June 11, 2009

Apple Design Award Winners 2009

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple News" @ 08:00 AM

http://appadvice.com/appnn/2009/06/...s-2009-winners/

"The Apple Design Awards 2009 took place yesterday evening during the WWDC. The awards were designed to recognize some of the best iPhone and Mac software developers from all over the world. As can be expected, the competition was fierce, but someone has to win."

Apple had five categories for their Design Award: OS X Leopard Developer, iPhone Developer, iPhone Student App, OS X Student App and iPhone OS 3.0 Beta App. The iPhone Developer category, for example, had five winners: MLB At Bat 2009, Postage, Topple 2 and Tweetie. I have got to agree with the MLB win, that is a great program. I have only used one of the others, Tweetie, very little since I keep going back to Twitterfon for my main twitter client on the iPhone. The winners received a nice prize package including a 15-inch MacBook Pro, 30-inch Apple Cinema Display, iPhone 3G S and some other very nice items. You can get a list of the other award winners and a brief description of them at the WWDC Apple Design Awards site.


Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Curious What Apps Apple Bans? Here are a Few

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch)" @ 12:00 PM

http://www.pcworld.com/article/1598...apprejects.html

"A 'throw shoes at Bush' app, a breast-jiggler, a naughty entry from the South Park guys--these are some of the iPhone apps for which Apple unceremoniously denied shelf space."

Figure 1: Screenshot from Obama Trampoline, a recently denied application.

Don't forget about "Obama Trampoline", the app that shows President Obama bouncing on a trampoline as you attempt to break some balloons! At least they are bi-partisan by also banning the shoe throwing app with President Bush. Is Apple trying to avoid controversy in the App Store? I think its more of a bottom line concern, as evidenced by an email the developer of Freedom Time received from Steve Jobs regarding the denial. The app in question was a countdown clock, that counted down the days until the Bush Presidency was over. The developer was told it was denied because it "either defamed or demeaned a political figure" ie President Bush. When the developer emailed Steve Jobs about it, Jobs replied: "Even though my personal political leanings are Democratic, I think this app will be offensive to roughly half our customers. What's the point?"


Monday, February 9, 2009

Solve a Puzzle, Get an App!

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 08:00 AM

http://www.tuaw.com/2009/02/07/macheist-3-begins/

"Everyone's favorite app bundle/puzzle game, AKA MacHeist, is back! MacHeist, now in its third year, combines a pre-bundle game, where users solve puzzles to unlock free apps and bundle discounts, and an actual bundle of apps, which go on sale at the end of the heist."

Seems like a fun way to get in on some free applications. I signed up today, and when I checked out the loot link they already have a couple free programs to download. One is called Shovebox, a nifty application that sits on your menu bar allowing you to capture bits of information in a variety of ways. According to the site they will soon have an iPhone app to go along with the desktop application. It's a $25 program so not bad for just signing up for the heist.


Thursday, January 29, 2009

New iPhone Ads With a Twist

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch)" @ 10:00 AM

http://www.appletell.com/apple/comm...-numerous-apps/

"As if Apple hasn't already launched enough iPhone ads, they have introduced two more this week. These ads, entitled Fix and Read, are much like the typical ads in that they only contain the iPhone and that perfect hand. However, they are a little different in what they discuss."

The ads go at it from a different angle, focusing on tasks instead of single applications. I think I prefer these ads, so I can see what the iPhone is capable of doing. For instance in the Fix ad, they show an app called "MultiLevel", which functions much like a bubble level using your iPhone on its side or face up. Wild.


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