You've probably seen dudes on TV making Evel Knievel-style jumps in shopping carts, usually preceded (and followed) by disclaimers telling you not to try this yourself. That's good advice, especially since you can get a decent thrill without actually risking your one and only neck just by playing MonkeyWantBanana's Shopping Cart Hero 3 on your Android smartphone. While it sounds like a shopping game, it's actually a jumper, and the whole idea is to make the longest and most elaborate jump possible. The game involves a stick figure pushing a shopping cart downhill, jumping in, and … Read more
Moo0 Anti-Recovery is a free disk-cleaning utility that wipes the free space on your hard drive, making the data on it unrecoverable. It doesn't delete or overwrite your existing data; it merely ensures that anything you've meant to delete is actually deleted and can't be undeleted or recovered by someone who might come along later, so you can walk away from your PC with confidence in your security. Who needs it? Anyone who sells, loans, or shares a hard drive, USB drive, or similar device; or uses a company-supplied PC; or shares a PC with other users … Read more
Personal organizers are nothing new, but most of them are designed for businesspeople and are heavy with business-oriented features like client contact managers and meeting planners. Get Organized from JTK Solutions is different: it's optimized for students, especially secondary and college students. It helps busy students keep their assignments as well as keep track of their grades. Best of all, it's free, so impoverished scholars can download and use it and still be able to eat next week--maybe even food!
Get Organized opened with an optional Get Started dialog that walked us through the process of adding terms, … Read more
We've reviewed a lot of screensavers, but this might be the first one that we've encountered that kind of grossed us out. Fly on Desktop Screensaver does exactly what the name implies, adding crawling flies to your desktop in a surprisingly realistic way. It would make an excellent practical joke on an unsuspecting friend's computer, or just use it on your own computer to periodically creep out your co-workers throughout the day.
The screensaver appeared in our Display Properties menu along with the rest of our screensavers, and all we had to do was select how many … Read more
Full-featured photo-editing suites like Photoshop are all the rage, but they can be cumbersome to launch and use when you just need to make one quick correction. Fortunately, there are plenty of lightweight programs that devote themselves to one photo editing duty, making it easy to get your most common editing tasks taken care of quickly. Moo0 ImageSharpener is one such program; it does exactly what its name implies, and not much more.
Like most Moo0 programs, ImageSharpener has a basic, easy-to-navigate interface. There's a drop-down menu that lets users select whether they want to sharpen or blur their … Read more
Our computers do a lot of things in the background without our knowledge. Most of the time this works out just fine, but every now and then, problems arise. If you need to see what's going on behind the scenes, try Moo0 FileMonitor. This basic program lets users view all of the files that their system is accessing at any given moment. It doesn't boast a lot of features, but it's a good choice if you need a simple way to see what your computer is up to without your knowledge.
The program's interface is plain … Read more
Every now and then we run across a recent rendition of a classic video game, and the reproductions are often so faithful that we don't have much to say besides, "If you liked the original, you'll like this, too." This is the case with Highway Encounter, a game originally released in 1986 and lovingly recreated here. By modern standards it's not terribly exciting, but it remains fun and worth playing for the nostalgia factor, if nothing else.
The object of Highway Encounter is to push a Lasertron along a highway riddled with dangerous obstacles. A … Read more
It's easy to understand how to use this system optimizer and maintenance tool, but it's not so clear how it goes about getting the job done.
WinMultiFix launches a tabbed interface that isn't particularly well designed, but its plain appearance mirrors its all-business functionality. Despite its no-frills look, the program could use a decent Help file to inform users about its processes and how it works.
For instance, one tab offers a Temp File Cleaner. Operation is simple--enter the drive to clean and press a button. A progress bar provided the only clue that the application was … Read more