08 November 2011
Posted in Apple
There's a little controversy surrounding the upcoming sandboxing rule that will govern all Mac App Store apps in the near future. Sandboxing is a pretty big deal because it means that apps will have far less privileges on the system than they had before — being restricted even further, and in some cases, being denied access to peripherals altogether. Ars Technica has a breakdown on why Apple's Mac App Store sandboxing requirement isn't in the interests of developers and users alike — if only for the sole reason that apps won't be able to do as much.
Apple Design Awards aren't just handed out to any developer of any old app — fart app or otherwise. No, an app has to exhibit a certain quality, a certain something to be considered for an Apple Design Award, and that special something may just be a few special somethings, as revealed by UX Magazine.
TUAW dive deep into the Photo Stream feature and how it works on both Aperture and iPhoto. You'll need some sort of iOS device running iOS 5 to get started with Photo Stream, and also an Apple ID.
Also from TUAW is an app called Lion Designer, which allows you to customise a few Lion-specific backgrounds such as the background for the Dashboard, the background for Mission Control, and more.