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Friday, January 14, 2011

Finally Got into the Mac App Store-not that simple

Discovering the Mac App Store

I finally got the Mac App Store to work after some frustration. I’ll tell you what I did to finally download Angry Birds and Sketchbook Express

First, you have to have the right log-in and password. I couldn’t use my iTunes store log-in and password. They didn’t meet Apple’s new security standards. The password must contain at least 1 upper-case letter, a punctuation symbol, and some numbers. It must be at least 8 characters in length.

Second, I still couldn’t enter my password into the box that the App store puts up after you choose an app to download. What in the World?!

So I Googled it. “Use the Google” to quote President Bush. The answer came back. Did I have Unsanity’s Fruitmenu installed? Yes, I did. Okay, turn it off, log out and then back in, and try again.

Now I enjoyed success and could enter my password to obtain applications.. I downloaded two applications, Autodesk’s Sketchbook Express (free) and Rovio’s Angry Birds (paid).

I still haven’t figured out Sketchbook Express. If you have and have created some artwork, upload it to me at my e-mail address. I’ll run it in the Voice. Hey, why don’t you do a presentation on this app for MacValley? Again, e-mail me.

As for Angry Birds, oh, yeah, I quickly figured that one out. It’s a Blast! Birds versus Pigs.

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