The loose-knit group of developers at Plasq produce simple 2D animation and graphics software, such as Doozla, the excellent kids' drawing tool that we reviewed in the last issue of the magazine and bestowed our MacFormat Choice award on.
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The massive growth in computer-based music has seen multi-track recording move from high-end professional studios to affordable software that will run on any Mac.
Apple's laptops and iMacs might all include an iSight camera, but what if you want to add a webcam to a Mac that doesn't have one in the bezel? The good news is Mac OS X 10.4.9 introduced support for the USB Video Class (UVC) standard for use with iChat, so as long as a webcam supports UVC it will work as an iChat camera without drivers.
Adding a webcam to your laptop is a great way to stay in touch with friends and family. Letting you take photos and add video to instant messaging software, the Genius Look 316 (£15 inc. VAT) is an accessible option