As all of us mac geeks know, the Mac App Store opened last night as part of the OS X 10.6.6 update. So far a majority of the feedback is pretty good and by the looks of it Apple will likely have another successful product on it’s hands.

One of the things that has stood out about the App Store, for me at least, is the number of iOS (iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad) apps that have been ported across to OS X. Apps like SketchBook Pro, Old Booth, Tilt Shift Focus, as well as games like Angry Birds, Flight Control HD, and The Incident. In my opinion it’s only a matter of time before we see a lot more iOS apps ported across to OS X, we’ve already seen Reeder come across to OS X after being very successful on iOS, and with the upcoming release of OS X 10.7 obviously Apple is thinking the same thing.

And one last thought, with these iOS games hitting OS X so quickly, I wonder how long it will be till Apple’s iOS Game Center comes to OS X?

PS. The Incident on OS X is awesome! Well done Bit Bucket Software!

The Incident

As all of us mac geeks know, the Mac App Store opened last night as part of the OS X 10.6.6 update. So far a majority of the feedback is pretty good and by the looks of it Apple will likely have another successful product on it’s hands.

One of the things that has stood out about the App Store, for me at least, is the number of iOS (iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad) apps that have been ported across to OS X. Apps like SketchBook Pro, Old Booth, Tilt Shift Focus, as well as games like Angry Birds, Flight Control HD, and The Incident. In my opinion it’s only a matter of time before we see a lot more iOS apps ported across to OS X, we’ve already seen Reeder come across to OS X after being very successful on iOS, and with the upcoming release of OS X 10.7 obviously Apple is thinking the same thing.

And one last thought, with these iOS games hitting OS X so quickly, I wonder how long it will be till Apple’s iOS Game Center comes to OS X?

PS. The Incident on OS X is awesome! Well done Bit Bucket Software!

The Incident

In roughly 12 hours Apple will be launching the new Mac App Store, as well as an OS update for OS X, so now is as good a time as any to make sure all your apps are up to date, your OS is up to date, and MOST IMPORTANTLY, your system is backed up. You do back up every day anyway, right…RIGHT.

In roughly 12 hours Apple will be launching the new Mac App Store, as well as an OS update for OS X, so now is as good a time as any to make sure all your apps are up to date, your OS is up to date, and MOST IMPORTANTLY, your system is backed up. You do back up every day anyway, right…RIGHT.

Now that it’s a new year, it’s as good a time as any to run through all your online accounts and change your passwords to something new.

I use 1Password and sync it through to my iPhone and iPad. I have a master password to open the application, but then I let 1Password auto-generate new passwords for me that are between 10 and 20 digits.

Highly recommend 1Password, and very highly recommend setting new passwords.

Now that it’s a new year, it’s as good a time as any to run through all your online accounts and change your passwords to something new.

I use 1Password and sync it through to my iPhone and iPad. I have a master password to open the application, but then I let 1Password auto-generate new passwords for me that are between 10 and 20 digits.

Highly recommend 1Password, and very highly recommend setting new passwords.