On July 25th 2012, Apple launched OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, its latest operating system for the Mac platform. Mountain Lion isn’t one of Apple’s biggest software updates for the Mac, but it does add several new features and enhancements that make using a Mac an even more fluid, immersive, and intuitive experience. Long awaited features like iCloud, Notification Center and Twitter/Facebook integration have been brought over to the Mac, while new features like GateKeeper, Share Sheets, and, for some Macs, Power Nap, make their debut. Even apps that have graced the iOS platform for the past few years like Messages, Notes, Reminders, and Game Center are given a chance to shine with apps that are specifically designed for the Mac. Mountain Lion has received 6,604 5-star reviews in the Mac App Store (as of writing) and, in just four[...]
Flurry’s president believes so: “We’ve been noticing changes in the Top Free rankings for at least three days now,” said Peter Farago, vice president of marketing at Flurry, which serves 80,000 applications with its analytics product. “From our point of view, Apple is absolutely considering more than just downloads, which we believe is the right direction go to measure true popularity of an app.” Other pay-per-install networks tell us they’ve been detecting these changes too.
The Loop’s Jim Dalrymple this week reports that the U.S. federal jury has begun probing both Apple and Google over smartphone apps. According to the report, both companies have been asked to surrender information pertaining to the applications currently available from both the App Store and Android Marketplace, as well as information regarding the developers behind them.
About a week ago, you may remember we gave you the chance to win a copy of WastedLife for iPhone, an easy solution to seeing how much time you spend in your life doing different activities. Courtesy of the guys at @WastedLifeApp we had a cool 4 copies of the app to giveaway to you lucky people. The contest ended last night and today we’re announcing the winners. Hit the jump to see if you won!
As noted by 9to5Mac, FaceTime For Mac 1.0 has just hit the Mac App Store, and hey – it supports HD 720p video chat. Of course, you’ll need an iSight camera and a 1-Mbps upstream and downstream internet connection to use it as intended.