Mac app licensing is the headache you don’t want to DIY

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For Mac developers, handling app licensing can be a huge hassle.
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‘Netflix of Mac software’ lets you binge on apps

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For developers, there are plenty of reasons to avoid the Mac App Store.
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Apple’s Mac App Store has been a desolate wasteland of mediocrity for years, but a new service called Setapp wants to breathe new life into macOS apps.

Setapp app claims it’s an “Unstore” alternative to the Mac App Store. Instead of paying for apps individually, you’ll pay a monthly subscription fee for access to 300 popular apps.

DigiDNA devs make apps that rock by thinking like a band

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The indie developers at DigiDNA scored their first hit with iMazing for Mac.
The indie developers at DigiDNA scored their first hit with iMazing for Mac.
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The arms race to protect apps from cracking

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Protecting apps from crackers can be a daunting task for developers.
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If Macs don’t need cleaning, why does macOS Sierra come with cleaning tools?

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macOS Sierra offers new tools to clean your Mac.
macOS Sierra offers new tools to clean your Mac.
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This is a guest post by Vera Tkachenko, a software team lead at MacPaw.

For the first time, the Mac operating system comes with cleaning tools. The new Optimized Storage feature in macOS Sierra might not sound like much at first, but its very presence in the new Mac operating system undermines the long-held notion that OS X is self-cleaning and remains fast and glitch-free on its own.

Why did Apple add this functionality? Let’s check under the hood of the new macOS cleaning tools to find out what they do, why they do it — and how they might have done it better.

How much does in-house app development really cost?

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How much does in-house app development really cost?
Putting a price tag on in-house app development can be tricky.
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How to launch a Mac app and succeed

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You need a game plan if you want to successfully launch your Mac app.
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10 reasons to release your apps outside the Mac App Store

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The Mac App Store isn't the only way you should distribute your apps.
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CleanMyMac 2 Will Scrub All The Useless Files Off Your Harddrive [Macworld 2013]

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macworldbugSAN FRANCISCO, MACWORLD/iWORLD 2013 – Maintaining a Mac is a lot easier than a PC but it still requires some work. After a few years of use, your hard drive space starts to shrink and finding the right files to delete isn’t always obvious.

MacPaw is releasing a new app to help people free up more space on their Macs. It’s called CleanMyMac 2 and it will dive deep into your harddrive to clean out all the crap you don’t need.