While giving the user a nifty Windows-esque Start menu, Taskbar - Windows 8 Style looks a little awkward on most small-screen smartphones. The design is well executed, but it just doesn't shrink down well to five-inch and smaller screens. It's worth exploring, though, and some users will definitely love what it does since it's a neat way to transition from desktop computers to mobile devices.The Taskbar - Windows 8 Style app plops a moveable "Start" button on your phone. When you tap it, you get a screen that looks and feels like the Start … Read more
Like similar freeware bundles, Puran Utilities can help you keep your PC safe, secure, and running smoothly, when used with care. Puran Utilities bundles more than 20 system maintenance, performance, and file tools in one convenient app, including Disk Check, Uninstaller, Startup and Service Managers, Registry Cleaner and Defrag, Permanent Delete, and much more. It has a one-click maintenance option, but we prefer its all-in-one access to those tools we need regularly as well as those we only run now and again. The latest version, Puran Utilities 2.0, is ready for Windows 8 and adds Puran File Recovery, a … Read more
Gretech's GOM Audio is a music player based on their GOM Media Player. GOM Audio is meant to handle all your audio: MP3s and other files, CDs in the tray, and Internet radio and streams. It supports most audio formats, including AAC files saved as M4As and high-quality and lossless formats like WAV and FLAC. In addition to skins, playlists, and plug-in support, GOM Audio offers an equalizer, A-B repeat, playback speed control, and effects like reverb and surround sound. The latest release, GOM Audio 2 plus, features better exporting of very large playlists and improved CD control and … Read more
Control Center gives your Android an iOS-style panel where you can access most of your phone's features, but the downside is that it never goes away. It's always hanging out in the bottom-third of your phone, waiting for you to accidentally tap it. It's a neat way to get to most of the features you'd need instant access to, but an option to hide it when not in use is sorely missing.
Once you've got the app installed, you can start it by turning the Start Service option on. Once this option is on, you'… Read more
The combination of challenging levels, great controls, and colorful graphics makes Parking Frenzy Tablet a great game for a mobile device. The player's main focus is on parking a vehicle into a difficult spot. While this may not seem like a lot of fun to those who are accustomed to high-speed racing games, the game still is very entertaining.
Since it's over 30MB, Parking Frenzy Tablet should be downloaded on a Wi-Fi network for those who are conscious of their data usage. Once the game starts, it's quite straightforward. The only task the player needs to complete … Read more
My Eyes Only Pro is one of the most robust, feature-rich password management apps on the App Store today. This free app allows you to store passwords in the cloud, access them on any of your iOS devices, and ensure they remain extra secure with various levels of encryption designed to block unauthorized access either through an outside connection or if someone gets hold of your phone. The result is a must-have for business users or anyone who wants to take their passwords on the go with them.
Because My Eyes Only uses cloud backup to ensure your passwords are … Read more
GifCam combines a screen capture tool with an animated GIF maker to make it super-easy to create animated GIFs with 1001 uses. You just open this portable freeware, place its transparent window over the screen area you wish to capture, and press a button. GifCam automatically records frames, inserts spaces, and saves the clip as a GIF that you can open and play in any program that handles animated GIFs (like your browser). But GifCam does more than simply take screenshots and string the frames together: It also goes to great lengths to pack the most animation into the smallest … Read more
Talking Ben the Dog is one in a long line of talking apps that manages to combine the benefits of the iPhone technology with an interactive experience that is exceptionally entertaining. The reason Talking Ben the Dog (and his Tom Cat sibling app) works so well is because it sticks to the basics. The dog responds to just about everything you do onscreen, from calling him and having a conversation to poking his feet, ribbing him in the stomach, or manipulating the environment around him.
The app amounts to something of a sandbox, allowing you to do any number of … Read more
Hao123 Current takes an average Internet browser and successfully improves it with colorful bookmarks and basic gesture controls. This app initially seems appealing because of the clean and modern design, but it ultimately doesn't deliver a more effective way of browsing the Web.
Hao123 Current installs easily but the setup can take some time. The app is fully customizable to the user's preferences. It consists of a home screen and a browser. The home screen includes slots that can be filled with various links and information such as latest news and Facebook and Twitter updates, daily horoscope, weather … Read more
FlipFilmer allows you to turn any video into a flipbook that you can then send to friends. While setup and execution can be time consuming and a bit complicated, they are worth it for the finished product.
When you first start FlipFilmer, you can view the sample book by flipping it to the side. It shows you exactly how to do it, and the effect is mesmerizing. It's only a few seconds before you want to try this on your own and the app makes that process relatively easy, providing much-needed guidance for getting started. You can either record … Read more