Thanks to everyone who entered our Cram giveaway for the chance to win one of five copies of the great study assistant from Simple Leap.

We’ve randomly chosen five winners – you guys certainly do have a lot of different topics to learn. My favorite suggestion is undoubtedly “I’d like to learn to be a paramedic” from Ben Hustis. Cram is a great app, but I think paramedic training may be beyond even Cram’s capability!

Without further ado, here are the five lucky winners:

  • Peter Jones
  • Boudet Jérémie
  • FiZ
  • Zenn Canters
  • Marcel

Thanks for entering, and we’ll be sending through license codes to the winners shortly!

Your Mac can be the center of your life, with all of your pictures, music, movies, and more stored inside. What would happen if you Mac was stolen? Would it even be possible to get it back?

This is where Undercover from Orbicule steps in. This application hides deep inside your Mac and waits until your the computer gets listed as stolen. If the Mac goes back online, it will tell Orbicule’s headquarters it’s IP address, which can be used to find the computer’s location.

This review will take an in-depth look at Undercover, explain how tracking works, and also outline a few other solutions available.

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Whether you’re an expert cinematographer or passionate about Lost, most Mac users find themselves needing to convert video between formats from time-to-time. I used to swear by an app called VisualHub, but the developer has unfortunately now stopped work on the project.

In late 2008, an older DVD ripping application – HandBrake – was given a new lease of life. It is no longer limited to purely archiving DVDs, but can now open and convert between practically any type of video source.

This review will take a look at how HandBrake works, give an overview of what the application is capable of, and highlight how it can be used to better managing your video library.

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An intriguing but widely overlooked feature released with Mac OS X Leopard is the ability to share screens wirelessly with other computers in a super fast and easy way. This can be incredibly useful when you want to collaborate on a project together with someone else, or if you’re running several computers in different rooms around the home or office.

In this tutorial I will explain how to set up screen sharing, ensure security is fully considered, and outline how it can be done even if you don’t have a WiFi connection available.

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If you regularly work on website design or development, there’s a good change that you encounter MySQL from time-to-time. It’s a widely popular database system, often coupled with the infamous phpMyAdmin as a visual administration system. For many years, I longed for a better alternative to this clunky, visually dated front-end to MySQL.

Recently, my prayers have been answered in the form of Querious, a native Mac application for managing your MySQL database right from the desktop. This review will take an in-depth look at what Querious has to offer, and how it can make managing a database far more enjoyable.

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Cram is a great learning assistant for the Mac, with a flash-card interface and comprehensive testing functionality. If you’d like to know more, our review offers a good overview of what’s on offer. The great news is that we have five copies to give away, courtesy of SimpleLeap, the developers of Cram.

All you need to do to enter is leave a comment on this post, letting us know what you’d like to learn with Cram’s assistance. It could be anything from a new language, to the names of all your new office co-workers!

Five winners will be randomly selected in one week, on Wednesday 17th June. Best of luck, and as with all competitions, there’s just one legal point to make – you aren’t eligible to take part if you work for Envato.

To make sure you find out if you’re a winner, feel free to follow us on Twitter or via RSS!

One of the big events in the Mac community, beyond WWDC and MacWorld, is when an exciting bundle of software is released by a website like MacHeist or MacUpdate Promo. This week, MacUpdate Promo announced a brand new bundle that is currently on sale until Friday, June 12th.

What sets this bundle apart from previous software sales is the inclusion of commercial grade software. Bundles of years past have generally included independent Mac developers who are able to promote their software and gain an instantly larger customer base at the cost of discounting their products. Here we will take a look at what’s included and decide whether it’s really worth the $49.99 pricetag.

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Welcome to our coverage of the 2009 WWDC Keynote. We’ll be keeping you updated in real-time with news from across the web. You can see when things kick off in your time zone, and we shall also be giving away a copy of Espresso during the event!

To be completely truthful, anyone can use some extra help when it comes to learning a new subject. The study process can often involve late nights, sitting in front of a ridiculously heavy textbook, and a tall can of your favorite energy drink.

Cram is a simple and easy-to-use study and testing tool that can be your go-to study buddy when you room mate is out partying. By simply entering a set of questions and answers into the application once, Cram will help you review for the upcoming exam with flash-cards. Afterwards, take a practice test, apply the knowledge, and see how much you have remembered.

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