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Bad AppleScript: Subroutines and file paths

Jason Snell's Bad AppleScripts deal with helpful subroutines and parsing nasty file paths.

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Expo Notes: CrazyTalk7 brings photo animation to iOS devices

CrazyTalk impressed us last year with its Mac OS X software, and now you can interact with animations on your iPhone or iPad.

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Paper review: FiftyThree's sketching app gets iOS 7 update, dots, and brush sizes

Macworld associate editor Serenity Caldwell spent an afternoon sketching with FiftyThree's new Paper 1.6.1 update. Here's what she likes (and what still needs work).

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Bad AppleScript: Safari and curling URLs

AppleScripts don't have to be pretty, they just have to work. For example, here's how Jason Snell wrote a script to grab URLs, parse them, submit them via the curl Terminal command, and more.

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Podcast: AppCamp4Girls!

Jean MacDonald, formerly of Smile Software, joins Serenity Caldwell and Chris Breen to talk about her new, full-time avocation, App Camp For Girls.

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How to create beautiful B&W images with Adobe Photoshop Elements 12

Convert your so-so color images into stunning black and white photos with this tutorial from Macworld contributor Theano Nikitas.

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Apple scoops up Burstly, owner of TestFlight beta testing platform

Continuing a spate of purchases over recent months, Apple has acquired Burstly and its TestFlight platform, a beta testing service for iOS developers.

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Photoshop goes 3D with Creative Cloud upgrade

Adobe's upgrades to Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and Muse debut new 3D printing facility for its flagship app.

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Vellum review: App offers a sleeker way to build ebooks

Since the early days of the .epub and .mobi formats, writers and publishers have been trying to find a better way to make ebooks. 180g's new app, Vellum, offers the first glimpse of an easier approach, even if it's not all the way there yet.

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Strikingly review: Make mobile-friendly Web sites with your Facebook profile and a click

Strikingly makes it super-easy to create an attractive Web site, especially if you use its one-click feature that pulls in content from your Facebook page.

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Heyday review: Document the day's events at your convenience

This iOS app works with your device's photos and video to help you keep a journal of important events in your work or everyday life.

The Week in Mac Apps: Where no flare has gone before

In this week's Mac app roundup, you'll find software destined to explore new worlds, fix your photos, help you build some forms, and even find out everything you could possibly ever want to know about your Mac.

Calca review: A text editor that's also a math wiz

When you need to work in text and perform calculations, Calca is a powerful tool.

Sprite Kit, GLKit, and Scene Kit: How Apple is shaping game development

Despite a seemingly endless stream of great games hitting iOS and OS X, the folks from Cupertino keep pushing new technologies into their operating systems to make game development even easier.

Comic Life 3 review: New tools help make you a better storyteller

Comic Life has always been fun to use. With version 3, it's become a better tool for comic book storytelling.

OmniGraffle Pro 6 review: Diagramming tool gets a facelift

The Omni Group tweaked the user interface of its perennial diagram program. Longtime users will have to adjust, but it's all for the better.