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Android apps to run on Macs via Bluestacks program

  • Owners of Android smartphones can now run their favorite apps on an Apple Mac computer via a programe produced by start-up Bluestacks.

    Bluestacks has produced a software wrapper that enables the phone apps run on a desktop Apple machine.

    The release comes after an earlier software tool that helped Android apps make the jump from a phone to a Windows PC.

    So far, only 17 Android developers, including Handy Games, Creative Mobile and Pulse, have signed up to make their apps available to run on a Mac.

    A test version of the Mac software is now available for download on the company's website.