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Weekly Poll: Have you ever purchased a Humble Bundle?

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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Thanks to Our Sponsor: Ondesoft AudioBook Converter

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!

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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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Try Out Apple’s New iCloud Web Apps

Apple’s best known for its beautiful hardware and native software that works together so great. Then, over the past year we’ve seen Apple push its iCloud services stronger, integrating them tightly into the latest versions of OS X and iOS. We’re used to that, now, but most likely think of iCloud as web services you use through native apps like Mail, Calendar, Reminders, and any of your other apps that sync data through iCloud.

Turns out, Apple’s been working hard at its own web apps for iCloud at the same time. Just head over to iCloud.com, sign in with your Apple ID, and you’ll get the same great experience with Calendar, Contacts, Mail, and now Notes and Reminders that you would have expected from your Mac or iPad. Only thing is, this time, they’re web apps that can run in any modern browser. Next time you’re stuck on an XP desktop at work, you could still use these apps from the web.

If you want to see more about the latest new iCloud.com features, head over to Web.AppStorm, where we recently dug into the latest and greatest parts of Apple’s web app suite.

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This week has been yet another busy one in the world of app news so without further ado, let’s get started!

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Fractal: a Visually Stunning Puzzler

Puzzle games are everywhere, and it can be hard to find something new that you love and can connect with. Fortunately Fractal: Make Blooms Not War burst onto the scene and gave us an engaging puzzler with a new spin on matching and board-clearing games. An attractive interface and inventive gameplay make this one not to be missed.

What sets Fractal apart from other matching games like Bejeweled, though? We’ll answer that, look at what makes Fractal such a special game, and go over a few tips for getting started. (more…)

It’s time to quit out of iWork, SublimeText, or Photoshop, and take a well-deserved break. Today we are going over some fun and simple quick-fix games that will allow you to reset your brain and get back to work with a fresh mindset. These games are meant to give you a few minutes of distraction while you take a break, wait for a movie to render, wait for an important business call, or if you just happen to want some brief gaming time.

With that said, if you happen to be a gamer who enjoys simple yet addictive games, you may want to take a look at this list. In it, you will find quite a few games that are worth your time. Some of them are free, too, so you won’t even have to spend a dime.

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Winners Announced

Thanks to everyone who took part in the giveaway this week, and special thanks to the kind people at Savings! I’m excited to let you know that the winners have now been chosen. Congratulations are in order to:

Gus A.
@crescenteyed
@odabashianr
@SyntheticTone
@fragilexheart

Well done to the lucky winners, and we’ll be in touch soon. Sorry to those who missed out, be sure to check back for more great competitions!

Old Competition Post

Are you looking for a good way to simplify managing your money? If so, Savings might just be the answer.

Read on to find out how you can win a free copy of Savings!

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