By John Gruber
Kolide ensures only secure devices can access your cloud apps.
It’s Zero Trust for Okta.
Cabel Sasser on what it’s like for existing Mac apps that are now in the App Store:
PS: If you’re a current customer, there’s no way to convert a previous purchase into a Mac App Store purchase — that requires a re-buy. But remember, what you have now will continue to work just fine.
UPDATE: The Mac App Store may show software bought from us previously as “Installed”, even though they’re two different licenses. You will not get Mac App Store auto-updates unless you purchase from the Mac App Store. To re-enable the “Purchase” button in the Mac App Store, just drag the app to the trash. Your preferences/sites will not be affected.
In other words, for apps that use the same bundle ID for both the Mac App Store and non-App Store versions, the Mac App Store will not install updates to already-installed non-App Store versions, but it will recognize them as being already installed. If you want to get updates via the Mac App Store, you’ll have to re-buy the app through the App Store.
Update: Daniel Jalkut (of Red Sweater Software) tweets:
Notes from support-land: the presence of some apps as “Installed” is making customers believe they are fully integrated into [Mac App Store].
Which kind of makes sense. If the Mac App Store “sees” the existing app, why not assume it’ll provide updates for it, too?
★ Thursday, 6 January 2011