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Apple Releases Mac OS X 10.6.6 with Mac App Store
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 10, 2011 11:18 pm    Post subject: App Store Reply with quote

I tried to update 10.6.5 to 10.6.6 in order to......well
update, and it hung on the last 5% for over an hour.
I ended up having to download the Update in zip file
form. That worked.

I haven't down loaded any App's yet or even had an
in depth look at the App Store. So, tell me, when
you download an App. does it magically install on your
mac or does a zip file show up on your desktop. If you
have several Mac's must you down load the App. several
times, purchasing it each time? I, like most of y'all
have several Mac's and that could get expensive.

BTW, I was fine with the old way of finding and
downloading App's from Apple. I guess the App Store
will (may) attract new customers who are familiar
with the iTunes store model of purchasing things
from Apple.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 11, 2011 9:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You may use the downloaded app on any mac you own. However you must update to 10.6.6 on each mac to use it. This isn't good news for those people who still use the 10.5 OS.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 11, 2011 10:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

adv2k169 wrote:
TonyMontana wrote:
IMHO This "App Store" is nothing more than a Spyware by definition. As soon as this is launched it is data mining and sending info back to Apple. Little Snitch and a few other apps confirm this.


you old farts care too much about 'privacy'. If you want privacy go live in a cave.



We "old farts" value our privacy, because we grew up with privacy. You generation Z's will never fully understand Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 11, 2011 4:16 pm    Post subject: Older and Bitchier Reply with quote

Ok, in the App Store on each App's page
you can click a link to visit the App's web
site. Sometimes you can download their
zip file for their App and sometimes
trying that just sends you back to the
App Store for a no zip file download
of their App.

That means sometimes you'll be able to
download the zip file and sometimes you
won't be able to. I guess I won't be getting
anything from the App Store unless I must
have
a particular App and can't get it any
other way. I don't like buying an App. and
not getting a zip file. It took me a long time
to get over buying App's and not get
them
on a CD or DVD.

I don't like buying an App. and not be able to
easily move it where I want. That feels kind of
Windowsey, if you know what I mean. It just
seems to add another layer of complexity
just to annoy you.

Am I being a jerk or just getting old? I'm not
to thrilled with the way Lion is looking either.
I guess I'm getting older and bitchier than
my dad........jeez!
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 12, 2011 3:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Talking about sending information out to Apple. How often does the app actually check for updates?
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 12, 2011 9:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Talking about sending information out to Apple. How often does the app actually check for updates?


From what I have seen tested, every single time the app store or the app is launched.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 12, 2011 1:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

TonyMontana wrote:
From what I have seen tested, every single time the app store or the app is launched.

How about if it just sits there open in the Dock?
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 12, 2011 7:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sitting open I wouldn't think so.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 13, 2011 3:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

TonyMontana wrote:
Sitting open I wouldn't think so.

But then how would it check for updates? I'm pretty sure it still updates.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 13, 2011 10:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I personally don't know anyone who has monitored data transmission of one app just sitting open for any length of time. But I can tell you for a fact it does check upon opening the app and or the app store itself. I have also seen test where people moved the apps out of the Application folder and the App store still found them, implicating that is is doing a fairly thorough search of your hard drive.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 13, 2011 11:56 am    Post subject: Re: Older and Bitchier Reply with quote

billb wrote:
Am I being a jerk or just getting old? I'm not
to thrilled with the way Lion is looking either.
I guess I'm getting older and bitchier than
my dad........jeez!

I totally agree. I'm not that impressed with the App Store (nor its contents) or the early previews of Lion at this point. The merging of iOS and Mac OS just isn't that exciting to me. I would rather see Mac OS X lead the way.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 26, 2011 11:59 pm    Post subject: iOS........ON/OFF Reply with quote

SJ isn't an idiot. I will assume that
he made it possible for us to turn
the iOS feature off. I can't imagine
he would force EVERYONE into such
a drastic change. The Mac OS tends
to evolve.
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