Posts Tagged ‘Mac’


The latest update to OS X Mountain Lion Developer Preview 3 seems to have partially enabled iOS-style automatic app downloads in the App Store. Like on the iPhone and iPad, when you buy and install an app on one of your Macs, all of your other Macs logged into the same App Store account will automatically install the app too.

Unfortunately, the feature does not seem to be working completely. While the App Store will still offer to enable automatic downloads (as seen above), it does not actually install anything when you purchase apps from another computer. However, it does apparently show the app as being installed when you view it in the App Store. There is a good chance we will see at least one more developer preview, or at least a GM, in the coming weeks that should fully enable the feature.

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I know you all love your Mac & there is nothing wrong that. But hey, do you really think you can deny the fact that there are lot more Windows applications out there than Mac? Don’t get me wrong. I am a huge fan of Mac as well but the problem is, for professional reason I still need to use Windows. Among all the Mac users, those of you who used Windows at some point of their life time should know what exactly I meant.

Finding a real alternative for many Windows applications is not an easy thing. Sometimes getting an OS X version of certain Windows application is nearly impossible as well. Don’t you guys think that to be able to run some of those Windows application on your Mac would be really cool?
WinOnX
Liked the idea? Here is a solution for your. WinOnX is a Mac application which will let you install certain Windows application on your Mac computer. How to do that?

Step 1: Go to this link & download this Mac app from iTunes.
Step 2: Download any Windows app that you want to run on your Mac.
Step 3: Located the Windows application from WinOnX & install it, that’s it.

Yes, you are done. All you have to do now is to launch that Windows application from WinOnX. Now, there certain issues that you should know from the very beginning.

  • You might not be able to run some Windows application.
  • Certain application(mostly games) might not run in Full Screen mode.
  • WinOnX is originally developed from open source Wine project which was intended to run Windows application on Linux platform.

Sounds good? go ahead & give it a shot. Let us know how was it?


Consider this a general tip: The Mac App Store won’t update third-party applications that you’ve bought elsewhere, despite recognizing that they are installed.

It will tell you if software you acquire through the store is updated, but existing installs from outside the store won’t be noted in this way.

“The Mac App Store may show software bought from us previously as ‘Installed’ even though they’re two different licenses,” said Pixelmator developer Cable Sasser as reported by Mac User. “You will not get Mac App Store auto-updates unless you purchase from the Mac App Store.”

The solution? Pixelmator will give the next version of its software out for free, in order to bring all customers in line with the Mac App Store system and future easy upgrades, as there isn’t a way to transition Mac Apps to the App Store for free yet.

BareBones Software had to remove features from BBEdit and TextWranger in order to comply with App Store rules — meaning apps sold via the store are different builds than those sold externally — this likely explains the update problem.

For the present the answer to the question: “If I bought your App already can I update it through the Mac App Store?” is encapsulated in the graphic above and also from this website.