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Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing 2011 Now in the Mac App Store

Typing GameMany kids got their introduction to typing proficiency through the computer game Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing, and so will many more now that the game is available for download through the new Mac App store that launched today. For those who have not played the game, Mavis Beacon is an educational game that can teach anyone to type better, and rewards users for typing with speed and proficiency.

Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing has evolved a great deal since its original release in 1987. The 2011 version of the game introduces a lot of new features. Users can practice typing a number of different texts, like the latest news stories or a pick from a ranch of classic novels. You can even practice typing to the lyrics of your favorite songs while listening to iTunes. Put your skills to the test with one of 17 high-resolution speed-typing games. You can even set you iCal to remind you to spend a little time working on your typing stills.

Get the 2011 Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing Mac app here.

iHomework Helps Students Keep Track of Assignments

Homework AppThe iPad version of iHomework is already on our list of the best iPad apps for college students, and we’re exited that’s it’s now available for download onto any Mac in the new Mac App Store. The new version allows you to sync with the app on your iPod Touch, iPhone or iPad, so that no matter where you are, you’ll have all the info you need to keep on top of your school work.

You can use iHomework to organize nearly every aspect of your academic life. You can track assignments, books and reading, and teacher information. IHomework also can be integrated with iCal to keep track of events, tests and assignment due dates. There’s space to mark the locations and times of classes, put you can set up reminders.

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