SpiderOak is an online backup, syncing and sharing service similar to Dropbox or SugarSync. It is powerful, versatile and free to use for up to two gigabytes of storage.

Today we’ll look at how to setup SpiderOak on your Mac, how to use its main features and how I think it stacks up to some of the other services out there.

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Today we’ll be looking at twenty applications that will enhance your classroom experience. The apps range in focus from elementary up through higher education and span multiple disciplines.

Each app has been separated into one of six categories: Lesson Planning, Grading, Testing Tools, Teachers as Students, Teaching Tools, and For the Classroom. Let’s get started!

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How many times have you wished you could easily backup your data on-site or onto a remote server? Parachute is a simplistic backup application that is designed to compliment Time Machine with features that allow you to back up locally and remotely. On top of this you can set the scheduling of the backups as well as ‘smart backups’ (similar system to Time Machine).

The most obvious reason for backing up to a remote location is if your computer/hard drive become damaged or stolen. However it’s always a good idea to have a ‘second backup’ – better to be safe than sorry right?

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Winners Announced

Without further ado, here are the five randomly selected winners. Congratulations to all of you – your licenses will be on the way soon!

  1. Kristof Schockaert
  2. Baptiste
  3. Terri Gilbert
  4. Barry W
  5. JJW

Today I’m pleased to let you know that we have five Pagico Professional licenses to give away. We took a quick look at the app a few weeks ago, and have a review in the works. Pagico is a personal database that combines resource management and task management into one streamlined platform. It’s pretty powerful!

Entering to win is remarkably easy – just leave a comment below letting us know what you would use Pagico for. We’ll be selecting the five winners at random in just under one week’s time, on Friday 28th May.

Best of luck!

Your MacBook trackpad (and the back of that fancy new Magic Mouse) is a blank slate. It’s simple, sleek, and elegant. The functionality of these pieces of gadgetry has gradually improved with every release, and recent “multi touch” capability has made your trackpad far more useful.

In fact, the ability to track multiple touches and swipes isn’t really used to its full potential by default. There are plenty of applications and utilities that can really boost the functionality of your trackpad and Magic Mouse – today we’ll be looking at a selection!

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Steam, the popular PC gaming network from Valve, recently released a Mac client. Is this the beginning of the gaming revolution that Mac users have waited years to see or yet another disappointment? Read on to find out!

Today we’ll poke around the application a little, discuss how Steam for Mac performs relative to its PC counterpart and end with a brief look at a few of the games currently available.

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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 Blast. The developer describes Blast as a productivity booster application any Mac user could use to save time by having their files at their fingertips. It was created to spare you the annoyance of searching around in Finder to locate the file that you were just using.

Blast keeps track of all the files you recently used on your Mac and provides you with a fast and easy access to them. Read on for more information and screenshots!

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Squeeze for Mac is a delightfully simple way to regain hard drive space on your computer. You don’t need to be a tech genius or even understand file compression to use it – everything is remarkably simple.

As long as you have the ability to click and drag, and like the idea of gaining a few gigabytes of storage, Squeeze may well for you. Let’s take a look at how it works.

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With the recent release of Steam for the Mac, the platform is receiving some great press for becoming a far more usable gaming platform. But what if your Mac isn’t quite powerful enough to run the latest releases? Or maybe you don’t have the money to splash out on the latest blockbuster titles?

Today we’re rounding up over fifty games in a variety of genres, ranging from shooters to strategy. Best of all, they are all completely free. Who said the Mac wasn’t for playing games?

If you liked this be sure to check out our more recent roundups – 35 Hardcore Games for Hardcore Mac Gamers, 100 Mac Apps To Rule Them All, 50+ Free Mac Apps for 2012, as well as our 2012 roundup of 30+ Great Free Games for Your Mac and our 2013 roundup of the best Indie Games for the Mac!

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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 WebSaver. The developer describes WebSaver quite simply as a screensaver that shows websites. You can create a screensaver with content of your own choice – any selection of websites that you regularly visit. It’s easy to customise, and really useful.

Read on for more information and screenshots!

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