Apple’s new Steve Jobs Theater had its debut, and Bryan and Jeff talk about some of the amazing things we saw. They also spew some vitriol all over Apple’s decision to pull the App Store from iTunes, and discuss their favorite aspects of Apple Watch Series 3 and iPhone X.
Mac App Store
Hey Apple, I Liked Browsing for iPhone Apps on My Mac
Taking away the ability to browse iOS apps on Macs and PCs is a step backward for users, and those backward steps are annoying as @&#%!
Apple Moves Some Safari Extensions to Mac App Store
Apple launched a new Safari Extensions section on the Mac App Store this week. Currently there are 27 Safari Extensions on the MAS, a mix of free and for-fee Extensions. The original Safari Extensions Gallery website is still available, too, though, where you can find every Extension available. There wasn’t a lot of information released with the Mac App Store addition, and we don’t yet know if Apple plans to move all of them. Safari Extensions add hooks into apps, services, and other features into Apple’s Safari browser. Many are free—especially app companions—while others come with a (small) price tag.
macOS: Putting the Old Software Update Icon in Your Dock
Apple’s old Software Update icon may be nostalgic, but it’s still pretty handy in your Mac’s Dock.
Apple Reminds Developers Of iOS 11's Impending 64-bit App Deadline
Even existing apps that have thus far been exempt from the 64-bit requirement will be forcibly killed off when iOS 11 launches this fall.
Apple Design Awards 2017 Winners Include Bear and AirMail
These are 12 apps and games that are the crème de la crème of the App Store when it comes to design.
Mac App Store will require 64-bit macOS Apps Starting in 2018
At WWDC Monday, Apple announced that this year’s macOS High Sierra will be the last macOS release to support 32-bit apps “without compromises.”
Direct Developer App Store Feedback Is Coming To iOS 10.3
Apple is bringing a more direct form of developer feedback to the iOS and Mac App Stores. Starting in iOS 10.3, which is currently in beta, developers will be able to respond to reviews in the App Store.
Brexit Drives Up UK App Store Prices 25%
Apple’s App Store is about to get more expensive for U.K. shoppers. App prices are going up by 25% because the pound has been dropping in the wake of the Brexit vote.
Firewatch Comes to Mac App Store
When Firewatch launched on Steam back in February the internet pretty much went crazy over the game, and now it’s available as a native Mac title. The game tasks you with solving a mystery while working as a firewatcher in Wyoming. The graphics are beautiful, the story is intriguing, and the only help you get comes from another firewatcher talking over your portable radio. Firewatch costs US$19.99 on Apple’s Mac App Store, and if you haven’t played it yet get ready to have a very unproductive weekend.