I knew there was a reason I upgraded to Snow Leopard this week. Eclipsing CES, are we, Apple? Clever.
OSX 10.6.6 available – install now to get the Mac App Store
UPDATE: Apple has decided to jump the gun on the rumoured launch time and the Mac App Store isavailable immediately, with over 1000 apps available to download. We’re installing and will give you our first impressions as soon as possible.
With the Mac App Store due to launch today, Apple has just made an upgrade to OSX available that you’ll need to install first.
Once the new update is set up on your Mac, the App Store is due to become available from 9am PST / 12 noon EST / 5pm GMT / 6pm CET and you’ll find it in the Software Update option in your Apple menu. OSX 10.6.6 is only available to those who have the latest Snow Leopard edition of the OS, which launched in 2009. If you haven’t got that yet, we suggest you run off to the Apple Store quick march.
The Tour de France app is the only one of the lot that interests me, and I found it’s in the iTunes UK store only. Moreover, the reviews there are not complimentary. Still, the article contains a thorough enumeration and comparison of features, along with a wish list. Though I’m not a sports sociologist or even much of a fan of spectator sports, I think it’s interesting that technology is changing the character of the fan experience, and that some of my students will think so, too. Certainly sports are a way to engage students on their turf, and had I the technology (I own none of these platforms), I would use it to stay better informed. At the very least, it helps to understand why students might be coming to class sleepy in October (during baseball playoffs and the World Series) and January (football playoffs and the Superbowl).
By David Reinhardt Follow David Reinhardt on twitter on July 8th, 2010
Believe it or not, the World Cup is not the only major sports event happening this summer. There’s a host of summer regulars which have recently made their appearance in the App Store, enough to make us sit up and label it a trend.
The Tour de France, Wimbledon and The Open have all posted “official” apps for fans. Quick to pick up on a trend, I decided to have a look at these apps and determine what makes, or breaks, an app for your major sports event.