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Controlling music on an iPod has always been easy. The buttons are right there — there’s nothing more to it than that. When you look at most computers these days, that’s not the case. Some have media control buttons, some prefer to go with a special extra row of touch buttons, and others just don’t implement the idea into the keyboard well. Apple did it right with volume, play, pause, and skip buttons on the function row of its keyboards. The thing is, you can’t use those for, say, Pandora radio or YouTube because they’re in the browser.

Or can you? Tube Controller gives you full media key support for Google’s video website. Now let’s see how well that works compared to clicking and dragging. (more…)

Microblogging has become very popular thanks to Tumblr. The social network/microblogging service was founded in early 2007 by David Karp, accompanied by Marco Arment of Instapaper as the company’s lead developer. Since its launch, more than 86.8 million blogs have been created on Tumblr (as of late December 2012). It’s been going strong, and many people are happy with the service, but there’s always been one thing missing for some Mac users: a native app.

Now that’s no longer a problem, thanks to Yunseok Kim’s TumbleKit. (more…)

Quick Look posts are paid submissions offering only a brief overview of an app. Vote in the polls below if you think this app is worth an in-depth AppStorm review!

In this Quick Look, we’re highlighting Quota for OSX. The developer describes Quota for OSX as an app that allows you to easily monitor your ISP, phone, weather, news (RSS), account balances (toll and bank), frequent flyer, loyalty cards, stocks, and currency.

Quota will alert you via push notifications when you are over your ideal spend, or when a certain condition is met. You can also receive regular notifications throughout the day showing your spend and remaining total.

Read on for more information and screenshots!

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Quick Look posts are paid submissions offering only a brief overview of an app. Vote in the polls below if you think this app is worth an in-depth AppStorm review!

In this Quick Look, we’re highlighting SpiderOak. The developer describes SpiderOak as providing an easy, secure and consolidated free cross-plaform online backup, sync, sharing, access & storage solution for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux (Ubuntu, Debian & Fedora). You can manage your shared files from anywhere securely with our iPhone application, and keep all your devices backed up, accessible and synchronised.

Read on for more information and screenshots!

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Quick Look posts are paid submissions offering only a brief overview of an app. Vote in the polls below if you think this app is worth an in-depth AppStorm review!

In this Quick Look, we’re highlighting Folx. The developer describes Folx as an internet download manager and a torrent client for Mac OS X with a friendly and stylish interface. Because it splits downloads into several threads and offers broken download resumption, downloading files or torrents with Folx is faster and easier than with a web browser.

Read on for more information and screenshots!

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