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Mac App Store hands-on!

As per one of the leading unlocked cell phone blog site, with the success of the mobile app market, it is no surprise that Apple would want to expand a similar structure to their desktop systems as well. The company offered hands on for their new Mac OS X 10.6.6 operating system which is featured in the App Store for Macs.

When you first open up the store, you will have to accept a new terms and agreements package that does limit your rights a little bit more than the previous offering - but not too much. You enter your Apple ID and password and then you are taken to the marketplace.

As far as layout goes, it is very much like that of the unlocked iphone 4 App Store. Similarly, there are buttons that allow you to see featured apps, the top apps across all charts, different categories, and then the apps that you have previously purchased as well as the updates that are available for them.

To make a purchase in the marketplace all you have to do is click the button that has the price of each of the apps. Overall, it has been very easy to use so far and has ran very smooth. This will allow users to install many of their favorite games from their Apple devices right on their desktop computer including popular titles like Angry Birds, and other utilities that would normally be reserved for your mobile device.

Although you will still have to purchase programs for the Mac outside of the app store, the ease of purchasing new apps for your desktop provided by this new update should be welcomed by most users. It is not currently clear if Apple wills tart to offer more advanced apps and programs for the desktop through their store, but either way this is a very good introduction to a system that is based on the success of their previous app stores.

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