Mac fans will soon be toasting (as is their wont) the passing of Apple.com's Mac OS X Downloads
section. In last night's e-mail to developers, Apple announced
that the sluggish Web-based app repository will be shutting down on January 6th, 2011, and will be replaced by the brand new, dedicated Mac App Store
app. We're not too choked up. The replacement store will finally introduce a search function to the mix, which should make it much easier to hunt down that required QuickTime update.