“Yesterday we showed you how in OS X Mountain Lion, Software Update has shifted from its own app to the Mac App Store,” John Brownlee reports for Cult of Mac.

“The Mountain Lion App Store will automatically detect any app that has historically been updated through Software Update and ask to register it to your Apple ID, along with a unique hardware identifier,” Brownlee reports. “What this means is that the App Store will soon be able to update select Apple apps that were purchased outside of the App Store.”

Read more in the full article here.

blockquote>MacDailyNews Take: Very nice touch, indeed.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Arline M.” for the heads up.]