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Today, we are excited to announce Building a Career Around Photoshop, a live online workshop that will help you take your Photoshop knowledge and skill to the next level.

Attendees can join in each week, download video recordings of each session, take part in homework exercises, and interact with other attendees, live and from the comfort of your own home. During these workshops we will be covering photo editing and retouching, graphic and web design, user interface design, digital art, and much more.

Each weekly session lasts two hours, giving you the chance to receive live training from one of our post popular and talented authors — Martin Perhiniak. It is an amazing investment in your future career, and we think you are going to love everything we have planned!

Visit the Tuts+ Live Workshop Page to Find Out More

We’d like to say a special Thank you! to our weekly sponsors from the past month, for sponsoring our site and for the great apps they make. If you would like to feature your app on our site with an advertisement, be sure to check out our available slots on BuySellAds or register for a weekly sponsorship for your app.

If you haven’t already checked out our the great apps that sponsored our site last month, be sure to check them out now!

Logoist

A great icon can be the difference between success and failure for your app or company, so its worth it to take the time and make a great icon. Logoist can help you make a great icon even faster, with intuitive vector controls and touchpad support that make it easier than ever to design a vector icon. And if you’re stuck for ideas, Logoist includes textures and vector icons to help you make great icons on your own or with pre-made designs.

Get Dealy

Get Dealy is a great site for software discounts. They recently sponsored our site to feature their Summer Bundle, which offered great deals on popular Mac apps. The bundle’s now over, but you should be sure to check their site frequently for the latest Mac deals and bundles.

Mighty Deals

The Mighty Deals team keeps putting together great bundle deals filled with apps, icons, WordPress themes, eBooks, and more. Right now, they have a deal on a course to help you learn how to make your own professional icons, as well as a web design eBook bundle. If those don’t interest you, they’ve got more deals coming out all the time. It’s a great site that you should be sure to check out frequently for the latest deals!

Ondesoft AudioBook Converter

Ever wanted to take an audiobook you own along on a roadtrip, only to find that your in-car mp3 player can’t play the audio files? Ondesoft AudioBook Converter might be just what you need. It’s a great app for converting your DRM-protected audiobooks into almost any audio format you need, at 16x speeds. It’ll even make sure your metadata is intact so there’s nothing left for you to tweak. You’ll never need to burn and rip DRM-protected audio files again!

And a special thanks to you, our Mac.AppStorm.net readers, for reading and sharing our articles. We couldn’t do it without you!

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QR codes are kind of ubiquitous now, but they all sort of look the same. For the most part, you can expect a QR code to be black and squarish, boring and samey. If you want something that looks really special, you’re on your own.

Until now. iQR Codes helps you create interesting and attractive QR codes that you can stick just about anywhere. That’s not all, though; iQR Codes will help you make lots of different kinds of codes. From contact cards to URLs to maps and more, iQR Codes has you covered. (more…)

Your iTunes library can turn into an unsightly mess far quicker than most of us would like to admit. By the time you’ve ripped CD collections, purchased albums, and dragged in the random online mp3 download, odds are you’ve got a lot of music with missing cover art, artist info, and more.

Tunes Cleaner aims to make sorting and tidying your iTunes library easy and painless, along with helping you reorganize and repair your music using its ‘powerful online database’. Is it what you’ve been needing to keep your iTunes library tidy? Let’s dive in and see.

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Platformers are ubiquitous among video games, and many new games of this genre riding on the coattails of the classic games of yesteryear. For a modern platformer to stand out, there has to be a new angle to hook players that are bored with an oversaturated market of generic Mario lookalikes.

Gunman Clive, an iOS game that has recently made the move to Mac, combines tight, challenging gameplay with gorgeous, stylish graphics, elevating it above copycat platformers. But are cool graphics and smooth moves enough to make a good game or is Gunman Clive just shooting his mouth off? (more…)

Last week, yet another Humble Bundle was launched, and the special is still running through this week. The Humble Bundle has become one of the best known software bundles ever, and the team behind it continues to surprise with consistently high-quality bundles.

The Humble Bundle is unique in the world of bundles for the way it does business. You can pay whatever you want for a bundle, legitimately getting a ton of games for perhaps mere cents. Now, though, it offers extra games for those who beat the average price paid for the bundle, which is a great incentive to pay more for the bundle. Even still, most of the time, you can get over a dozen games for less than $6, including their soundtracks, Steam licenses, and the option to play them on OS X, Windows, or Linux. Not bad at all.

That’s why we’re wondering: have you ever bought a Humble Bundle? Do you look forward to new ones coming out so you can get more games for your library? We’d love to hear your thoughts about the most popular bundle in the comments!

Our giveaway is now closed, and congrats to our winners! Stay tuned for more great giveaways coming up soon!

Bundles are a great way to get a ton of new apps for a great price. I’ve gotten several of the apps I use all the time, including Billings and WriteRoom, from bundles, and recently picked up some great new games and soundtracks from the latest Humble Bundle. The Humble Bundle is especially neat since you can pay just what you want, and this week, there’s a great new bundle with apps to help you be productive on your Mac that works the same way.

Our friends at StackSocial are running their Name Your Own Price Mac Bundle this week, which is one of the best deals we’ve ever seen for Mac software. You can get 6 great apps for any price you want, and if you beat the average price others paid for the bundle, you get Forklift 2, Typinator, and MacFlux 4 as well! Best of all, 10% of your bundle price goes to charities such as the EFF and Charity:Water.

All the goods in the bundle!

The Name Your Own Price Bundle is a great deal already, but we’ve got an even better deal for you. StackSocial gave us 10 of the full, beat the average price bundles with all 9 apps for our readers! You just might get the whole bundle for free!

Tweet to Enter

If you’d love to win one of 10 Name Your Own Price Mac Bundles, it’s easy to get your entry submitted. All you have to do is click the link below and send out the resulting tweet (or just copy and paste), then leave a comment below with a link to your tweet and the app you’re most excited about from the bundle. That’s it!

 

We’ll announce the winners on Saturday, September 29th, so hurry and get your entry in!

Envato staff or people who have written more than two articles or tutorials for AppStorm are ineligible to enter.

Get it whilst it’s hot – Mac AppStorm’s weekly roundup of the best app deals out there.

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Our sponsor this week is Ondesoft AudioBook Converter, a great tool that can help you listen to your audiobooks wherever you want. It removes the DRM on standard audiobooks and converts them into the format you need for your player.

It’s frustrating to find audiobooks that can work just like you want, as most are locked down with DRM and won’t play on your car stereo or many portable devices directly. Often you could burn them to CDs, then rip them as mp3, but that’d be a slow, tedious process and you’d have to manually label each track.

That’s where Ondesoft AudioBook Converter comes in. It can convert your audiobooks into any of the most popular audio formats at 16x. It’s simple enough for anyone to use, but with advanced bitrate, sample rate, codec, and more controls to make it work just as you want. Best of all, it’ll automatically transfer all of the metadata, so your converted audiobooks will have everything the original DRMed files had.

Go Get It!

If Ondesoft AudioBook Converter sounds like just what you’ve been needing, then there’s no need to wait. You can download a free trial directly from Ondesoft and see if it’s what you need. Then, if you’re ready to buy a copy, you can purchase it directly for just $14.97, 50% off the normal price, by clicking this link or by entering the coupon code AppStorm at checkout. Hurry, though: the discount expires on November 30th!

Think you’ve got a great app? Sign up for a Weekly Sponsorship slot just like this one.

Ever since Chrome first came out for the Mac, I’ve been happy using it. Throughout all these years, I haven’t even had the curiosity to play around with other browsers, as Chrome has always been simple, pretty and functional enough to keep me satisfied.

However, when Mountain Lion arrived, Safari became a much more integrated part of the OS, with more integrated gestures, iCloud syncing, and the new sharing options. I finally just had to experience for myself. After a little more than a month using it, here are my impressions of the latest version of Apple’s browser.

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