12 December 2011
Posted in Apple
The iTunes Store may be the more popular of Apple's two App Stores, but that doesn't mean the Mac App Store wasn't subject to the same treatment when it was time for Apple to choose the very best Mac apps for 2011. The Best of Mac App Store 2011 (link opens the Mac App Store) shows off the best of what the App Store has to offer. Pixelmator has taken out app of the year, with runner up djay. Then we have a few best apps, which include old favourites such as Fantastical, 1Password, DaisyDisk, Things, Hype, and more.
AirPlay hasn't seen a fantastic uptake even though it has a solid feature set and excellent premise; in short, it's underrated for what it is, which is why Apple might be looking to expand AirPlay capabilities to work over Bluetooth connections, instead of currently requiring a Wi-Fi network (and associated wireless infrastructure).
TUAW are saying Thunderbolt devices are still thin on the ground, and I have to agree. Thunderbolt has been yet another one of those Apple technologies that hasn't seen massive uptake even though it has incredible promise, and that might be due to a few different factors. Price could certainly be one of those.
AppleInsider tell us all about a rare Apple machine called the MultiServer that has popped up on eBay, as well as older Apple II ROM prototypes. The devices on sale are pretty old — so old, in fact, that the images on the AppleInsider post seem to be broken at time of writing.