This week has been an extremely busy one in terms of the going-ons in the Mac app newssphere (and I think we all know why…!) so without further ado, let’s get cracking.
Last Thursday was a sad day for Sparrow users ’round the world. The company announced, in quite a surprise turn, that it had been acquired by Google and that any new features for their Mac and iOS apps will no longer be developed – presumably because the team are now busy overhauling the default Gmail client with some of Sparrow’s fancy features.
Sparrow was one of the leading examples of the innovative apps on the App Store that helps make OS X a better platform for everyone. Plus, it was one of the few email apps that actually worked better than the alternatives. So what does all this mean for the future of email on OS X?
This week has been another really busy one in terms of app news so let’s get started and see what’s been happening!
As always every Wednesday, here are our weekly picks of the best (and free) deals on the App Store for this week.
We Mac users always seem to get some great deals, especially in the form of app bundles, and the iStack Mac Bundle from Cult of Mac is no exception. For $49.99, you can get 9 fantastic Mac applications and the first 5,00o buyers of the bundle get a bonus iOS app development course, worth $497, thrown in absolutely free.
The Gold Master (GM) version of Apple’s new upcoming version of OS X, Mountain Lion, was released yesterday to registered Apple developers, hinting at an imminent release. This version is often the “final” version of the operating system before being released to the public, unless any bugs are discovered by developers and the OS code is “frozen”, often meaning no further changes are going to be made.
Today is not only the 4th of July, but also a great day to pick up some App Store bargains! Let’s see what’s on offer.
It’s been a pretty quiet one this week for news but we’ve still managed to find a couple of pieces to keep you ticking over until next week.