Archive for July 11, 2012

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

CommentCast 1.1.5

CommentCast is a Mac app for displaying iTunes and App Store reviews (via Daniel Jalkut). This is better than viewing the reviews in iTunes or the Mac App Store because you can select/copy/paste the text, it shows reviews for all the international stores, it makes it easy to see when there are new reviews for your products, and it can translate foreign reviews.

Another option is to go to the Customer Reviews page in iTunes Connect. This offers an RSS feed for each product and store combination. However, feeds are only available for the stores from which you’ve already received reviews. I suppose that you could guess at what the feed URLs would be for the other stores, but you’d still have to keep them updated as new stores become available.

Mountain Lion Requirements

Chris Foresman:

And the GPUs in some of those early 64-bit Macs were deprecated before 64-bit KEXTs became common. Since those older drivers are 32-bit, Mountain Lion won’t load them. We believe Apple decided it was better to draw the line in the sand for some older machines rather than invest the resources into updating the drivers for these older GPUs.

Some Macs from as late as 2009 will not be able to run OS X 10.8. This is more of an issue than it might otherwise be because of the Mac App Store. Apple requires that new applications and updates be sandboxed, but many of the sandbox features are not implemented until 10.8. Thus, developers will be forced to drop support for 10.6 and 10.7. If you choose not to update to Mountain Lion, or have an older Mac that can’t run it, you won’t be able to get updates to your apps, nor will you be able to re-download the compatible version that you already purchased.