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Imagine being a kid in this generation. Some kids today are able to enjoy technology like we never had back when we were kids. From iPods and iPads, to iMacs, MacBooks, and gaming consoles, kids nowadays have so much technology around them that it is extremely hard to imagine how it would have been like for us.

The good thing is, electronics aren’t only for entertainment either, but they can be used as learning tools that develop your children’s motor skills, comprehension, creativeness, and so much more. With that in mind, we’ve gathered up some of the coolest children games in the Mac App Store. Some of them are just games, while others are meant to be learning games. So, quit Coda or iWork for a bit, and let your children enjoy some of these games.

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September 12th, 2012 was a day that had been anticipated by many for a long time. Ever since Apple released the invitations with the mysterious caption “It’s almost here”, along with a number 5 in the shadow, almost every tech blog has been speculating what will be announced. Maybe the long awaited iPhone 5? A refresh of the iMac line? A whiff of iTunes 11?

Today, those rumours have been debunked and at 10 AM local time, Tim Cook took to the stage of the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco. The world was watching and so were we. Here’s what Apple announced.

NOTE: All images in this article are used with permission from Wired and licensed under the Creative Commons agreement.

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Whether you got your Mac from the Apple store, customised it online, or found it on the street, for the most part your Mac is the same as pretty much everyone else’s Mac – at least as far as the eye can tell. For some people, that’s okay. But others strive to make each machine their own, to show the world that they are different. You could do something simple like changing the wallpaper on your Mac, perhaps using one of the many wallpapers we’ve rounded up. Or, you could get several monitors to turn your Mac into the perfect workstation. Customizing your wallpaper then, though, can be a rather difficult task if you want a continuous picture across your screens that looks perfect.

This is where Multi Monitor Wallpaper comes into play. No longer are you forced to open photoshop and manually split the wallpaper into parts and attempt to align it perfectly for your display setup, only to find you misses it by a few pixels. With Multi Monitor Wallpaper, you can now get a wallpaper to span across your displays perfectly every time. Read on for our in-depth review of the app. (more…)

Over the past few weeks here at Mac.AppStorm, we’ve been taking a look at the state of gaming on Mac OS X, taking a look at and rounding up some of our favourite games on the platform. We’ve looked at the how the Resonance Cascade not only had drastic consequences for the Half-Life universe but revolutionised first-person shooters and some of the top games available to be downloaded right now on Steam and the Mac App Store.

It’s time to take a look back at the past month of gaming content in case you’ve missed any of our coverage! (more…)

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

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When Steve Jobs unveiled the original iPhone 5 years ago, many downplayed the device’s significance to the industry but still assumed it’d sell good thanks to Apple’s Mac fanbase. The iPhone quickly proved it could hold its own in the world, and thanks to the App Store and iCloud, you could easily use an iPhone today even if you didn’t own any other computer at all. Many iPhone users have never owned a Mac, and despite most Mac users love of all things Apple, there’s still many Mac users that have never owned an iPhone.

I’m one of those. I’ve owned an iPod Touch, and loved it, but continued using my old phone for voice calls and txts since iPhones are only sold unlocked in Thailand and cost more than an iPad upfront. Even with Apple’s upcoming launch of the next iPhone, I’ll be paying more attention to details about the next iPod Touch unless they seriously cut the unlocked iPhone’s price.

Whether for cost or just because you don’t use the phone that much, there’s still many of us who don’t have an iPhone. Are you in that number, or are you more devoted to your iPhone today than your Mac? We’d love to hear your thoughts in this week’s poll on the eve of Apple’s next major iPhone launch.

We’ve collected the top four reviews, roundups and how-to articles from across the AppStorm network in August. Whether you’re interested in Mac, iPhone, Web, Android, Windows, or iPad apps, there’s bound to be something you didn’t spot over the course of the month. Now would be a good time to explore a part of the AppStorm Network you’ve never seen before!

Thanks for reading AppStorm, and I hope you enjoy looking over some of our favourite posts from last month!

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Our sponsor this week is Get Dealy’s Summer Bundle, one of the best deals on Mac apps you’ll find this summer. You’ll get $500 worth of great Mac apps for just $49, and can even get one app for free!

The Get Dealy Summer Bundle includes 10 apps, including award winning Mac and web apps that can help you be more productive and make it easier to work on your Mac. You’ll get Crossover XI to run Windows apps on your Mac, GaragePay to keep up with your PayPal payments easier, Snippets to help you quickly reuse code snippets, Espionage to encrypt folders and keep your data safe, Ronin to track time and make invoices, and more.

Best of all, the Get Dealy Summer Bundle is the exclusive way to preorder a license for Archy, the Mac app for getting the most out of Google Drive. We called it a Must-Have app in our recent review, and if you’re using Google Drive all the time, it’s sure to be a handy app to have around.

Then, if you’re ever looking for deals on software in the future, be sure to check Get Dealy, as they’re always running great discounts on apps you’ll love.

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If you’ve been looking for a great bundle of Mac apps this summer, your search is over. Head over to Get Dealy’s site to get your copy of the Summer Bundle before the deal’s over a week from today. Best of all, you can get a free copy of Speedy, an app to help you launch favorite apps, sites, and more quickly, just for entering your email. That’s a deal you really shouldn’t pass up!

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This week has, again, been a fairly quiet one in terms of app news but I’m sure we’ll have plenty to report on come next Wednesday (we may even see some Mac-related gear being announced) after Apple’s announcement! We will of course bring you a full roundup of all the new products just after the announcement but in the meantime, feel free to sink your teeth into this week’s news findings. (more…)

MacTuts+ is the superb new site dedicated to teaching people how to use their Mac, and OS X, more effectively. We’ve got you covered for apps, but combine that with an in-depth knowledge of OS X and you’ll be unstoppable, limitless!

This is a quick roundup of the best tutorials from MacTuts+ in August, from mastering Mountain Lion to taking control of your Mac’s clipboard!

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