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Mac App Store Downloads Reach 100 Million Mark

Today Apple announced in a press release that, over 100 million apps have been downloaded from the Mac App Store in less than one year. With thousands of free and paid apps, the Mac App Store brings the App Store experience to the Mac so you can find great new apps, buy them using your iTunes  account, and download and install them in just one step.

Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing Philip Schiller said,

“In just three years the App Store changed how people get mobile apps, and now the Mac App Store is changing the traditional PC software industry.With more than 100 million downloads in less than a year, the Mac App Store is the largest and fastest growing PC software store in the world.”

The Mac App Store offers thousands of apps in Education, Games, Graphics & Design, Lifestyle, Productivity, Utilities and other categories. Users can browse new and noteworthy apps, find out what’s hot, see staff favorites, search categories and look up top charts for paid and free apps, as well as user ratings and reviews. The Mac App Store is included with Mac OS  X Lion and is available as a software update for any Mac running Mac OS X Snow Leopard.

[How to] Run Windows Applications on Mac using WinOnX

Mac OS X has thousands of apps available but as we all know being the leader in worldwide PC market share, Windows has the largest application base as compared to Mac OS X and not all the apps which run on Windows platform run seamlessly on OSX.

So till now we either used Bootcamp for Windows or try other types of virtualization software like Parallels or VMWare to run Windows based application on Mac OS X.

Not anymore! Nirmal Balachandran a fellow MVP recently reported about a great software which allows us to run Windows applications on Mac OSX. WinOnX App allows us to use Windows based apps on our Mac OSX environment, it is based on the popular Wine open source project which is well known for running Windows apps on open source operating systems like Linux.

This is what you need to do for running a Windows  application using WinOnX:

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[How To] Install Mac OS X Lion 10.7 In A Virtual Machine On Top Of Mac OS 10.6 Snow Leopard

If you want both the versions of Mac OS (Lion as well as Snow Leopard) and don’t want to deal with dual booting, another option is to run Mac OS X Lion in a virtual machine atop an older 10.6 Snow Leopard installation. You will require VMWare and a Mac OS X installer app.

Installing OS X Lion in a Virtual Machine Over Snow Leopard

Proceed to install VMWare as usual, and make sure you have the OS X Lion installer .app somewhere that’s easy to access. Everything else is just as straight forward:

  • Launch VMWare and use the Virtual Machine assistant to create a new VM, configure it how you want
  • At the “Installation Media” section, drag and drop the OS X Lion Install.app into the window, so that “Use operating system disc or image” is checked and the ‘Install Mac OS X Lion.app’ is the media


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iClip Revived, Now Available On Mac App Store

Finally, someone has taken the initiative in bringing the iClip App back from the dead. A developer named Steven Audette of Irridated Software acquired iClip from its original developers and has released version 5.0 nearly five years from now, when the software had its last major upgrade, and it now officially supports Snow Leopard and Lion.

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