Mac App Store Launches, Group Claims Hack For It Ready to Go

January 7, 2011 -

The Mac App Store launched this week. Users that install the Mac OS Snow Leopard 10.6.6 update allows a completely new way to purchase and install apps designed specifically for Apple's computers. The top titles on the iOS-style store include Angry Birds for $4.99, Chopper 2 for $1, and Flight Control HD for $4.99 - according to Shacknews. Around 100 games are available in the store, along with a handful of other products such as apps and utilities.

The new Mac App Store is a start but it has a long way to go before it can compete with the likes of Steam on Mac which has infinitely more products available for purchase - at least for now.

On a related note, Mac hack group Hackulous claimed within hours of the store's launch yesterday that it had managed to hack the store. The group plans to release a hack in February called "Kickback." Here is what the group said:

"We don’t want to release kickback as soon as the [Mac App] Store gets released. I have a few reasons for that. Most of the applications that go on the Mac App Store [in the first instance] will be decent, they’ll be pretty good. Apple is not going to put crap on the App Store as soon as it gets released. It’ll probably take months for the App Store to actually have a bunch of crappy applications and when we feel that it has a lot of crap in it, we’ll probably release Kickback. So we’re not going to release Kickback until well after the store’s been established, well after developers have gotten their applications up. We don’t want to devalue applications and frustrate developers."

More on that part of the story as it develops.

Source: Shacknews, 9 to 5 Mac


 
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Wonderkarpthanks again for proving my point, mecha. I'll be over here at the big kids table.11/24/2014 - 3:01pm
MechaCrashIt's hard for me to reach your face when it's that far up your own backside.11/24/2014 - 2:56pm
Wonderkarpits pretty good. reminds me of Firefly in Star Wars cause everybodys han solo. Except for Ezra. he's Padawan Aladdin11/24/2014 - 2:53pm
Andrew EisenI've seen a few extended clips. Nothing that sways me either way. Heard good things about it though.11/24/2014 - 2:52pm
WonderkarpHave you seen Rebels, Andrew? Show is fantastic. And I love how it peppers in bits of the prequals, but not enough. Like "It happened, but its all in the past now"11/24/2014 - 2:51pm
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Andrew EisenI saw the 2D Clone Wars (the ones that were 3 to 7 minutes) and didn't care for 'em (didn't hate 'em though). Saw the 3-part premier and a few early episodes of the 3D show and thought it was bloody awful. Heard it got a lot better though.11/24/2014 - 2:49pm
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MechaCrash"White knight" is the last refuge of people angry on being called on being terrible.11/24/2014 - 2:48pm
Andrew EisenI actually like a lot about Robocop 2! Anyway, I still love the original films (thank goodness I still have 'em on VHS), I just haven't been a fan of the franchise in a long, long time.11/24/2014 - 2:47pm
WonderkarpI always felt CloneWars redeemed the Prequals by adding much necessary context. Still there's a good list of crap I'd redo. The Midiclorians test was a bs joke to explain fantasy with science11/24/2014 - 2:46pm
E. Zachary KnightI am curious to see what a Disney owned and run Lucas Films can do with the brand. It could be great (ala Pirates of the Caribbean) or Terrible (ala Pirates 3 and 4).11/24/2014 - 2:45pm
WonderkarpI'm sorry, Mecha, you want a refund? I could always pay it back too you. you look like you need some turtlewax to shine up that white knight armor.11/24/2014 - 2:44pm
Papa MidnightAndrew: Try to think of it the same way I think of Robocop -- everything after Kurtwood Smith didn't happen. When you apply similar logic to Star Wars, you'll like it again :)11/24/2014 - 2:44pm
Andrew EisenSometimes I find myself thinking, "Gee, what if the new Star Wars film is actually good?" I miss liking Star Wars. I used to be such a huge fan.11/24/2014 - 2:42pm
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Wonderkarpits cool, Andrew. when Insults get thrown around, It shows me what I am dealing with. Its why I avoid insults. Its called Respect11/24/2014 - 2:39pm
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