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Old 01-07-2011, 03:00 PM
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Default App Store Applications Are Buy Once, Install Anywhere

<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://www.tuaw.com/2011/01/06/buy-once-install-everywhere-with-mac-app-store/' target='_blank'>http://www.tuaw.com/2011/01/06/buy-...-mac-app-store/</a><br /><br /></div><p><em>"One of my favorite parts about the new Mac App Store is that it is "buy one, run everywhere" just like iOS apps on the iPad or iPhone/iPod touch. It has always been the case that you can buy an app at the iOS App Store and use it on all of your iOS devices."</em></p><p><img src="http://images.thoughtsmedia.com/resizer/thumbs/size/600/at/auto/1294372310.usr105505.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #d2d2bb;" /></p><p>This is great, and makes me want to purchase my apps from the app store even more. &nbsp;I wonder, though, if this will be true of all apps. &nbsp;It is true in the iOS ecosystem, but that doesn't mean developers will be happy about this, especially if they already offer family packs. &nbsp;I wonder if developers can choose to shut this off or if it's all part of the agreement they have with Apple. &nbsp;As it stands, it's great for consumers. &nbsp;Obviously, all of those machines must be using the same App Store account for this to work. &nbsp;Will this encourage you to purchase applications for OS X from the App Store?</p>
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