App Store refresh, IBM AppleCare, widgets, iCloud Drive, Lego Movie Game

The Mac App store goes flat (visually) – it's still by far the best place to hunt for Mac software
The Mac App store goes flat (visually) – it’s still by far the best place to hunt for Mac software

Apple launches refreshed Mac App Store designed for OS X Yosemite — Apple is rolling out a redesign of its Mac App Store with new flat graphics, thinner font styles and a more open feel, in line with the latest OS X Yosemite release. The Mac App Store moves further toward a flat design aesthetic with the removal of shading and skeuomorphic assets like lighting effects left over from past Apple software.

New AppleCare for Enterprise website features IBM IT support, suggests imminent rollout — More than three months after Apple and IBM announced a partnership for business solutions, Apple has posted to its website a new AppleCare for Enterprise page touting onsite hardware repairs from IBM Global Technology Services, now a worldwide Apple Authorized Service Provider.

5 cool widgets for Yosemite’s Notification Centre — With Mac OS X Yosemite, Apple has largely left Dashboard behind. Instead, it’s replaced the tired apps that once lurked to the left of the home screen with polished and useful widgets in the updated Notification Center. To access these widgets, just click on Notification Center in the top-right of the Mac’s menu bar or, if you’re using a trackpad, swipe left with two fingers from the right edge and, in no time, you’ll be checking the weather, performing some quick math or zipping through your email.

iCloud Drive is backing up files you haven’t saved yet — The line between local and remote storage started blurring long ago…

Pixelmator 3.3 with support for 5K iMac, Handoff, Repair extension, more — Popular image editing software developer Pixelmator on Thursday released version 3.3 of its eponymous Mac app, bringing a host of new functions that take full advantage of Apple’s latest OS X Yosemite features.

LEGO Movie Game comes to the Mac — The LEGO Movie videogame is available through the Mac App Store. The game lets you travel through the LEGO worlds to help Emmet bring together Master Builders on his quest to stop Lord Business from gluing together all the LEGO bricks. Over 90 LEGO characters are available for game play such as Wyldstyle, Vitruvius, Princess Unikitty, Batman, Metalbeard, Benny, and Bad Cop. It’s NZ$38.99.