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Mac App Store needs improvement for the purchase list?

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<h2>Compared to the rapid development of iOS App Store, Mac App Store should work harder.</h2>

Since the fresh start of Mac App Store in 2010, it has made a great progress, providing Mac users with better app download experience. But that seems not enough compared to the rapid development of iOS App Store.

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Due to the slow growth in the past few years, Mac App Store has lost the favor of some app developers. According to Macworld, the purchase list on Mac App Store needs to be more user-friendly. Although it’s easy to buy an app, it’s quite inconvenient to find your purchased apps especially on a new Mac computer.

We know that there is a “Purchased” tab on the Mac App Store, where all the purchased apps are listed in reverse chronological order. But if you try to search an app in the upper right, it displays the results from the whole store instead of the purchased.

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Another practical feature of Mac App Store is that you can hide the purchased items in case you don’t want to see them. Generally, when you’re checking a purchased app (removed), you won’t see the price but an “Install” button. Yet when you want to reinstall a hidden app and search for it, you will see its price, that way you may forget you have purchased it before.

Additionally, either Apple itself or developers can remove their apps from the Store anytime, and this will prevent users from reinstalling the app, even though they have bought it.

All the time there are complaints about Mac App Store. When shall we see the improvement?

macOS Sierra 10.12.2 removed battery’s estimated time remaining

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A few days ago macOS Sierra 10.12.2 was released, featuring several key bug fixes and addressing an issue that has plagued some customers who purchased a new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar – battery life. Apple believes the battery life indicator in macOS Sierra is inaccurate, and has led to some confusion about battery performance. That’s exactly why it has been removed.

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Apple’s words:

“The percentage is accurate, but because of the dynamic ways we use the computer, the time remaining indicator couldn’t accurately keep up with what users were doing. Everything we do on the MacBook affects battery life in different ways and not having an accurate indicator is confusing. Besides the apps we are working on all the time, there are a lot of things that are happening in the background that users may not be aware of that affects battery life.”

Some MacBook Pro (October 2016) have been complaining about getting less than 10 hours of battery life, reporting little as three hours of it in some cases, however, battery performance can vary significantly based on the apps and processes (such as Spotlight indexing and iCloud photo syncing) that are running, especially for the new devices.

According to the Loop (website), Apple has done extensively battery life testing on the BackBook Pro with Touch Bar, and continues to standy by its battery life estimates of up to 10 hours, but there have been some real word tests that don’t rely on the estimate and still show poor performance.

Apple updated Safari Technology Preview – TouchBar support

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This test browser was released in March 2016, and the features used on Safari’s technology preview may be actually added to the feature Safari.

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A few days ago, Apple pushed an update for Safari’s technology preview, and the browser itself was released in March this year. The features used on the technology preview may be actually added to the feature Safari.

This has been the 19th version, which include the update and bug fixing for HTML format validation, pointer lock API, item import, URL analysis program, web page checker, Shadow DOM, render, etc. Addionally, Webkit and TouchBar have been available now.

The purpose that Apple released the technology preview is to collect feedback from developers and users. Safari Technology Preview and the current Safari are compossible. Because it supports iCloud, all your latest favorites, bookmarks and reading lists on the current Safari will be synced to the Technology Preview. Common users are allowed to download it without developer accounts.

Apple pushed the Beta updates of iOS/macOS 10.12.2/watchOS 3.11

Apple has released the latest Beta updates of iOS, macOS and watchOS for registered developer group, so that they can download the update from relevant websites or get it via the regisered devices.

The Beta updates of iOS and macOS was pushed two weeks after Beta 3, while tvOS is not included. The specific versions of these three systems are:

1.macOS Sierra 10.12.2 beta 4 (16C53a)
2.iOS 10.2 beta 4 (14C82)
3.watchOS 3.1.1 beta 4 (14S879)

The most obvious change of iOS 10.2 is emoji – images have been redesigned to match the Unicode 9.0, and two new characters have been added. The new iOS and tvOS also include a fresh new “TV” app.

iPhone 7 users will get new wallpapers in the new system. And a celebrating animation has been put on iMessage.

Now both iOS 10.2 and tvOS 10.1 support VOD of streaming media TV, allowing users who have registered cable TV or online services to access specific channels without going through multiple verification.

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