“Frankly, I’m surprised at how excited I am to see the Mac App Store coming Jan. 6. For me, first and foremost, it’s about easy application discovery and instant buying from a trusted source,” Chris Maxcer writes for MacNewsWorld.
“Sure, you can download many Mac apps from a variety of developer websites, but then you’re also sharing a lot of key details about your identity, home and billing information,” Maxcer writes. “In an age where cybercriminals are becoming increasingly sophisticated, I like to try to reduce my exposure. Some of these innovative developers are just dudes in a garage, and when push comes to shove — say, their brother gets in too deep with some gambling debts made in the shady areas of Vegas — what are they going to do? Hold an online fire sale to drum up some quick cash?”
Maxcer writes, “According to the latest rumors, iWork ’09 is slipping out of stock, paving the way for iWork ’11. And wouldn’t Apple like to deliver iWork ’11 with its brand new Mac App Store? I think so, and I’m due for an iWork upgrade. So how might this benefit me? Instant download gratification and no shipping charges. I’m in.”
Still, there’s a lot more to like about Apple’s deceptively awesome Mac App Store:
1. Easy App Discovery From a Trusted Source
2. New Easy Installation
3. New Licensing Terms
4. Easy Update Discovery
5. Big Crowd Reviews
Full article, which covers all five points above, here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Johnny Bravo” for the heads up.]