Tag Archive: Downloads


View Status of App Store Downloads from Mac Launchpad & Dock

Ever wondered what the status is of a large app download coming from the Mac App Store, but you don’t want to check the progress through the Mac App Store itself? Just refer to Launchpad in the Dock of Mac OS X instead, you don’t even need to have the App Store open to see … Read More

Accessing the Downloads Folder on Mac & Finding Downloaded Files

Ever wondered where all the downloaded files go on your Mac? By default, most apps will transfer downloaded files into the user Downloads folder. This applies to all downloads to a Mac made from the web with Safari, Chrome, through AirDrop, or from the many file transfer apps out there. There are many different ways … Read More

The secret messaging app getting 1 million downloads a day

Harvard classmates Lei Guo and Oliver Hayen created what could have been just another messaging app. They knew they had something unique, as every app development team claims, so they put it in the hands of 2,000 people and hit launch. Within 30 days, their app SOMA Messenger had 10 million users and has been […]

(via Cult of Mac – Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

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Report: China downloads more iOS apps than anyone

China and Mexico surged ahead this first fiscal quarter of 2015, says a report by the mobile analysts at App Annie. China took the top spot for iOS downloads, while Mexico now ranks among the top five countries by quarterly…

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Allow Free App Downloads Without Password Entry in iOS

You have likely noticed that downloading a free app from the iOS App Store triggers the ‘Enter Password’ dialog screen on an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. While this is a valid precaution to prevent unauthorized users from installing apps onto an iOS device, it’s not always desired, particularly for shared iPads and iOS devices … Read More

China overtakes U.S. for iOS app downloads

  Tim Cook has been staunchly outspoken in his belief that it’s only a matter of time before China overtakes the U.S. as Apple’s biggest customer. According to a new report from app analytics company App Annie, that benchmark has…

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Google gets more app downloads, but Apple’s making the big bucks

Thanks to the plethora of low-cost devices in addition to some higher end smartphones, Android has long been beating Apple’s iOS when it comes to market share. But a new report from app analytics firm App Annie shows just how…

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Appy days: iPhone 6 sales drive App Store downloads to record highs

The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus are shattering all kinds of sales records, and that knock-on effect is starting to be felt elsewhere: The overwhelming interest in Apple’s next-generation handsets pushed iTunes App Store downloads to new heights last month.…

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Beats Music trails Pandora and Spotify in revenue and downloads

Beats Music may have Apple’s support behind it, but it’s still got a long way to go before it tops the crowded online marketplace. According to new figures from app analytics firm App Annie, Beats is currently trailing industry leaders…

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Appy days: Monument Valley passes 1 million paid downloads

In what has been a great year for iOS gaming, Monument Valley stands head and shoulders above most of its competition. Part M.C. Escher and part Fez, the game lets you journey through a surrealist world full of optical illusions…

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