Install OS X 10.6.6 update to take advantage of Mac App Store

Apple has launched Mac App Store,today and comes bundled with OSX 10.6.6 update.

The Mac App Store features 1000’s of apps at the moment.To gain access to Mac App Store,you’ll need to update it to 10.6.6 first via Software Centre.

The new Build 10J537 features “developer support for fetching and renewing App Store receipts,” with a focus on Bonjour, Dock, OpenGL, Printing and Spotlight.

Once updated you’ll find the App Store in the Software Update option in your Apple menu.Also the Mac App Store will bring automatic installation and updating of applications,similar to iOS app store. OSX 10.6.6 is only available to those who have the latest Snow Leopard edition of the OS

In other Mac App Store news, 9to5Mac is reporting that Apple has informed developers that the forthcoming storefront will not accept demos, trial versions or betas, instead encouraging developers to post those versions on their own websites. (yeah,legacy of iOS store)

The Mac OS X 10.6.6 Update is recommended for all users running Mac OS X Snow Leopard and includes general operating system fixes that enhance the stability, compatibility, and security of your Mac. It also includes the Mac App Store, the best way to discover and buy new apps for your Mac. The Mac App Store, a new application you’ll find in the Dock, includes the following features:

  • Discover Mac apps: Browse featured apps, top charts, and categories, or search for something specific. Read detailed app descriptions and user reviews, and flip through screen shots.
  • Buy and install: Easily purchase apps with your iTunes account.  Apps install in one step and are quickly available from the Dock.
  • App updates: The Mac App Store keeps track of all your purchased apps and notifies you when free updates are available

So what are you waiting for ? Get downloading and tell us your experience about it

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Recipe to make an iTouch competitor

iPod touch is enjoying tremendous popularity,mainly because the market has very few competitors to actually compete with it.But it’ll surely lose the market share once an Android based multimedia device steps in this segment.And that’s what I am expecting from Galaxy Player.Here’s an recipe to make itouch lose the dominance which it has been enjoying for such a long time.

Take the most popular OS i.e. Android (2.2 or 2.3),spice it up with App Market,dual cameras,good body design,32/64 GB storage options,responsive capacitive touchscreen and a good display.(The last 2 points are damn important if the device wants to compete with iTouch.

I have high hopes from Galaxy Player. !

2010 Tech Disappointments

It’s a new year,happy new year everyone.Well there were many surprises,failures,recalls,flops,huge success,and disappointments last year.2010 was indeed an action packed year when it came to tech.So many new things launched.Exactly that’s what went wrong,so many new services launched and so many failed so closed.Everyone trying to replicate Facebook,Twitter … social network fatigue actually.Ping ,Google Buzz,Google Wave all were #fail,and the saddest part they weren’t worked on to fix.Actually they cannot also for various reasons.Soical network fatigue everywhere,you take a dog out for a walk,it’s on the web.Heck now even TV has social network integrated in it.I am not against social networks,but the thing is unless they are properly worked and optimized,have some solid plans,they are a big NO from my side.

Now coming to Apple since they  are the one’s who have made zillions of mistakes this year,I wish them luck for 2011.There was so much buzz for Back To Life event,but then there was nothing so OMG special.Mr.Jobs,now take Iphone5 seriously since you’ve *delayed* white iphone 4 till another century,so we don’t want another disappointed year from you.

Now shifting focus to M$,Kin was such a huge failure.They were ugly,small and they were cheap,with that M$ had canceled them due to poor sales.Also WP7  that isn’t a fail IMHO,but it needs to be improved,to actually compete with Android,iOs.

3D TV’s .. they are doomed to fail.3D viewing abruptly alters the social nature of TV watching.There are some anecdotal accounts of viewers getting headaches and difficulty putting 3D glasses over the top of their prescription lenses.You need so many glasses for family .My advice stick to HDTV’s for now until something better comes.

3G.Yes.So many delays and still not a good 3g service in India.Hope it gets better this year.

Some other flops worth mentioning are HP Slate,Nexus One,Samsung Fascinate,Antennagate and much more.

Ending this post on a positive note

“A winner is one who accepts his failures and mistakes, picks up the pieces, and continues striving to reach his goals. “

~ Dexter Yager

Cya !