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Safari 5.1 Beta Gets Awesome, iOS-Like Download Manager [OS X Lion]

Safari 5.1 Beta Gets Awesome, iOS-Like Download Manager [OS X Lion]

Being a Chrome man, I generally don’t pay much attention to Safari, but I just noticed a really neat new feature in Safari 5.1 under the Lion Developer Preview 4: a new downloads manager.

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And The $10K iTunes Winner Is… Gail Davis of Orpington, Kent

And The $10K iTunes Winner Is… Gail Davis of Orpington, Kent

Apple has just announced the winner of the App Store’s 10 billionth download sweepstakes.

The 10 billionth app was downloaded by Gail Davis of Orpington, Kent, UK.

Gail downloaded the free Paper Glider app, netting her a $10,000 iTunes Gift Card.

Congrats Gail!

BTW: Looks like reader @Jack predicted the correct time frame in an earlier post trying to predict when the 10 billionth app would be downloaded.

Apple: Apple’s App Store Downloads Top 10 Billion

App Store Hits 10 Billion Downloads, Winner To Be Announced

App Store Hits 10 Billion Downloads, Winner To Be Announced

Apple’s countdown to the App Store’s 10 billionth download is now over, and the lucky downloader of that 10 billionth app will soon be receiving a $10,000 iTunes gift card.

It’s taken just over two and a half years for the App Store to reach this landmark since its launch in 2008, which is quite remarkable considering it took almost seven years for the iTunes Store to reach the same milestone for music downloads. App downloads have been growing exponentially in the last year. In just January 2010, Apple had sold 3 billion apps. There are more than 300,000 apps available in the App Store; and Apple has sold 160 million iOS devices.

Apple has promised that the lucky winner of that whopping iTunes gift card will soon be announced, and if you think it could be you, keep your eye on the promotional page of Apple’s website.