Though Apple has abstained (as usual) from the weeklong Consumer Electronics Show (CES) extravaganza currently taking place in Las Vegas, the Cupertino giant is humming along to the sound of its own buzz.
Available now via the Mac OS X Snow Leopard update (v10.6.6), the Mac App store offers Apple desktop users a software catalogue reminiscent of the iOS store that has become wildly popular with mobile users.
According to a press release from Apple, visitors to the Mac App Store will be able to browse, buy, download and update apps across a range of categories, including education, games, graphics and design, lifestyle, productivity and utilities.
What's currently available? iPhoto, iMovie and GarageBand can be downloaded individually for $14.99 each. Pages, Keynote and Numbers apps are available for $19.99 each. Photo editing software like Aperture 3 can be purchased for $79.99. Visit the Mac App Store and see what other apps are available.