Best of AppStorm in August

We’ve collected the top five reviews, roundups and how-to articles from across the AppStorm network in August. Whether you’re interested in Mac, iPhone, or Web 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!

Best of iPhone.AppStorm

Apple Media Event: iPods, iTunes, Apple TV and More!

Earlier today Apple held its annual live media event covering all things new in the land of iPod, iTunes and even AppleTV.

They’ve released a ton of enhancements and upgrades across the board and we’ve got your one-stop coverage. Below you’ll find a brief overview of all the goodies you’ll be blowing your paychecks on in the coming weeks.

30 Helpful Apps to Bring on Vacation

Vacations can be quite complicated. Finding flights, booking hotels, procuring transportation, scouting tourist locations, and grabbing a quick bite to eat are just some of the daily tasks you’ll have to juggle. Fortunately, your iPhone makes the perfect travel companion and can make all of these tasks a lot easier.

Below we’ll take a look at 30 incredibly helpful apps that will help you spend more time enjoying your vacation and less time worrying about the particulars. Most of the apps are free so you can start downloading right away without dipping into your travel budget!

Flipboard for iPad: Does It Live Up to the Hype?

Today we’re going to look at an iPad application that has received quite a bit of hype over the past few weeks – Flipboard. Aiming to be your “personalised social magazine”, Flipboard comes with a gorgeous interface, and a wonderful concept.

Although there are plenty of RSS, Twitter, PDF and eBook readers available for the iPad, there hasn’t yet been anything along these specific lines. Flipboard sets a lofty target in terms of functionality – one that was never going to be easy to meet. Read on to find out how well I think they pulled it off!

Producteev: The Ultimate Free Productivity Solution

Today we’re going to take a look at Producteev, an awesome todo app that might just be enough to have you saying adios to Backpack and Remember the Milk.

Unlimited projects and tasks, labels, due dates, reminders, collaboration, automatic web/iOS syncing, email integration, this is the free task manager you’ve been waiting for.

100 Amazing AppStorm Recommended iPhone Games

Over the past few months, we’ve run a regularly weekly series entitled “Game Friday“. Each week, we take a look at five of the best new iPhone game releases, or five particularly great games in a certain category. With so many games available for the iPhone, it can be incredibly difficult to wade through all the sub-par apps. We’re here to help!

Today, we’re offering a one-stop shop for all your iPhone gaming needs. We’ll be looking back at the different games we’ve featured over the past few months, and selecting 100 of our favourites. That should be enough inspiration to keep you playing for weeks to come!

Best of Web.AppStorm

20 Killer Email Marketing and Promotion Apps

One problem with email marketing is that even a tiny mistake or a misplaced keyword could mean that your email will end up in the spam folder. There are a number of apps that help you to maintain the balance between being informative and less annoying. Today we’ve rounded up a list of prominent players in the marketing & promotion field, after the break.

30 Incredibly Useful & Fun HTML5 Mobile Apps

It might be in its infancy, but HTML5 is the next 500 pound Guerrilla and much more as far as Internet is concerned. With features like plugin-less video playback, offline storage, geo location etc., HTML5 is on the verge of giving walled gardens like Adobe Flash, Microsoft Silverlight, Cocoa a good run for their money. After the jump, we have compiled a list of HTML5 web apps developed for accessing from your smartphones.

15 Simple Ways to Integrate Facebook into Your Website

Since now that it is clear we can’t beat them it is time to join them. There are umpteen number of ways to plug websites of any shape & kind into Facebook thereby nurturing a community, encouraging conversations, improving user engagement and increasing page views.

The choicest options and tools to tap into the billion eyeballs audience are coming up after the jump.

20 Back to School Apps and Tools for Students

A lot of you may be dreading school, but it doesn’t have to be all bad, especially if you’re prepared. For all our student subscribers out there, we at Web.AppStorm have compiled a list of websites and tools that are guaranteed to help you get the most out of your education this semester. Go back to school with confidence!

Forrst: Share More Than Just Snaps

Forrst is a fantastic place for developers and designers only where you can share snapshots, links, and code snippets with colleagues or friends. Also, you will be able to ask questions publicly and receive answers from your counterparts, or perhaps from a Forrst Ranger.

The concept is pretty similar to Dribbble but you are able to share more than snaps, which gives you a brand new social experience in the web technologies environment.

Best of Mac.AppStorm

80 Of The Most Useful Mac Tools and Utilities

Macs are awesome straight out of the box, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t make them a lot better with a few quality downloads.

Today we’ve rounded up eighty of the most handy utilities to improve the basic functionality of your Mac in a number of ways. Below you’ll find almost every kind of utility you could need, from hardware controllers to maintenance software and file organization tools.

2001-2010: A Mac Odyssey

Apple have come an incredibly long way over the past decade. From the release of the very first version of OS X, right through to the iPhone 4 and iPad in recent weeks, the change we’ve seen both in technology and Apple as a company has been remarkable.

We’re paying homage to this fascinating journey today with our very own infographic, highlighting the rise of Apple over the past ten years!

5 Mac AntiVirus Tools for OS X (And Do We Need Them?)

Wait aren’t Macs supposed to be immune to viruses? Can Macs really be attacked by malware? Should you be protecting yourself?

Today we’re going to take a look at five popular Mac AntiVirus utilities and jump head first into the raging debate about whether or not they should even exist. No matter which side you’re on, you’ll definitely want to check out the information below.

Power Up Your Clipboard with ClipMenu

ClipMenu is an incredibly neat little app that we’ve mentioned in several recent articles here on AppStorm. However, we’ve never given it a proper review and wanted to take the time to show you just how cool it is.

If you’ve downloaded ClipMenu before and only given it a brief try, there is a lot of functionality that you might have missed. Below we’ll walk you through the full feature set so you can be sure to take full advantage of all that the application does.

50 Essential Mac Apps for OS X Beginners

So you just unboxed that shiny new Mac, fired it up and heard the glorious chime. Now what? It can be a little bit overwhelming to start from scratch and build a library of useful applications but we’re to help!

Today we’ll take a look at 50 awesome apps that are perfect for new OS X users switching over from a PC.

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