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Apple launches Mac App Store today

Free and paid for apps for Mac available now

Apple Mac App Store

Apple launches apps for your Mac

Today sees the launch of Apple’s application (app) store for Mac computers, which features free and paid-for apps in categories such as education, games and lifestyle. 

The Mac App Store works in the same way as the the iTunes App store for Apple’s iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. You can select and download apps, browsing by category or searching for something specific. 

According to Apple it allows applications to be installed on a Mac computers easily in just one step. 

Users can install the apps on every Mac computer they use, and once an app has been purchased it can be downloaded multiple times. Apple suggests this is particularly useful if you get a new Mac and want to download apps you already own. 

The Mac App Store is available from 6 January 2011 as a free download for Mac OS X Snow Leopard users.

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