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According to a tweet from the well-connected MG Siegler , Twitter is discontinuing development of Twitter for Mac , though it will still remain available. Word is that Twitter made the call today: Twitter for Mac is done. They won’t kill it outright, but no further updates. Goodbye, old friend
Apple has quietly made some changes to iOS 6′s App Store app formatting tonight and introduced a new search results format that seem clearly inspired by Chomp . Chomp was a three-year old search and app discovery startup that was acquired by Apple earlier this year. The reason for the acquisition was reportedly to improve the App Store search and app discovery.
A New Jersey teenager was arrested this weekend for allegedly attempting to shoplift a pair of headphones from the Fifth Avenue Apple Store in Manhattan, reports Macworld . Eric Shine says he scanned the barcode of a pair of Bose headphones, and navigated the EasyPay purchase process to the final screen, but failed to complete his purchase.
Valve today announced that beginning September 5 it will expand its Steam store for digital distribution of gaming titles to include other types of applications. The expansion of Steam to other software categories could pose signification competition for other digital marketplaces such as Apple’s Mac App Store. The Software titles coming to Steam range from creativity to productivity. Many of the launch titles will take advantage of popular Steamworks features, such as easy installation, automatic updating, and the ability to save your work to your personal Steam Cloud space so your files may travel with you.
Last week, we highlighted the unique construction barrier art in place at Apple’s forthcoming Passeig de Gràcia retail store in Barcelona, Spain.
Earlier today, Russian security firm Kaspersky Lab reported that it had been alerted to an app available in both Apple’s App Store and the Google Play store for Android that was quietly harvesting users’ address book contacts and sending them to the developer’s servers. The developer’s systems were then sending text messages to those contacts advertising the application, with the “From” field being spoofed with the original user’s mobile phone number. The application, Find and Call , ended up primarily targeting Russian users due to its use of the Russian language in the app description, but the app was available in App Stores around the world. The report notes that while there have been previous incidents of personal information being transmitted inappropriately from App Store apps, this appears to be the first time that such information has been used in a malicious manner. Malware in the Google Play is nothing new but it’s the first case that we’ve seen malware in the Apple App Store
Instapaper developer Marco Arment notes that Apple’s App Store is apparently pushing out corrupted app binaries of a number of different applications to users. The issue, which renders the apps unusable, has apparently been triggered on app updates approved over the past few days. Characterizations of this issue: – The app crashes immediately on launch, every time, even after a delete and reinstall as long as the corrupt file is being served by the App Store. – It doesn’t even show the Default.png before crashing
Google announced today that it is releasing a version of its Google Chrome for the iPhone and iPad. The company says it will go live on the App Store later today.
Bloomberg reports that Apple is preparing a major overhaul of its iTunes software to more closely integrate its iCloud services and add new features for sharing music. With an increasing amount of content available on the store, the overhaul is intended to improve how people manage all their files, one person said. That includes changes to how users find new material and how they access what they already own on different Apple devices, said one person. One of the main ways Apple will attempt to improve discovery is by making it easier for people to share songs, a popular feature of Spotify Ltd.’s music-subscription service.
The outside of the box said "Windows base machine or better", so I bought a Mac.