We've tested a lot of photo editors, many of which are free or fairly inexpensive compared with programs like Photoshop. Most have been disappointing, so we didn't have high hopes for Photo Framer. But we're pleased to say that it exceeded our expectations.
The program's user interface gave us a very good first impression. It's very clean, simple, and intuitive. Drop-down menus and shortcut commands line the top of the window; frequently used commands line the left side for quick access. We jumped right into the program and opened an image file. From there, we … Read more
The detective story is one of literature's most popular and versatile genres, with sleuths ranging from the mild-mannered Miss Marple to hard-boiled private eyes like Sam Spade. Jim Novak, the reluctant hero of the "Hollywood Murders" by Michael Zerbo, is the latter type, a 1950s style gumshoe straight out of Central Casting. The case involves a scandalous murder and the usual array of slinky dames, shady characters, and assorted thugs and snitches typical of film noir mysteries. It features photo-realistic graphics, sound effects, and an Infocom-style parser.
The software aspect of The Hollywood Murders is easy to … Read more
For years, many have regarded LimeWire with suspicion, and its peer-to-peer transactions as something one enters at their own risk. Indeed, though the software itself is malware-free, enough people have encountered illegitimate and pernicious files from other LimeWire users that the file-sharing program has developed a bad reputation.
LimeWire is aware of the perception, too, which is why it partnered with AVG to bring malware-scanning to the app. There is a catch, of course. AVG will only scan downloads for LimeWire Pro customers. A $35-per-year subscription gets you faster downloads and better technical support in addition to those AVG-enhanced security … Read more
The Galaxy Spica has officially joined a handful of other Google Android handsets on Rogers Wireless. For as low as 79 Canadian dollars ($77) and a three-year commitment, customers can grab the latest Android-powered smartphone from Samsung. Featuring an 800MHz processor, a 3.2-inch 320x480-pixel AMOLED display, a 3.2 megapixel camera, GPS, and Wi-Fi, the Galaxy Spica fits in nicely with other midrange smartphones.
Keeping in line with other Samsung smartphones, the Spica, aka the i5700, offers DivX support for video playback. On the downside, the Spica is light on internal memory, leaving users up to 82MB for loading … Read more
AntiVirus Defender scans computers for viruses and unwanted applications. You can choose a fast scan for a quick checkup or a full scan to thoroughly check your computer. AntiVirus Defender will also check your computer's memory for problems, and it can even detect broken executable files.
This program's colorful interface has big, easy-to-read icons. There's a Help button that leads you to the program's Web site where there are step-by-step instructions illustrated with screenshots that should help even the most novice of users. Being able to choose between fast scan and full scan is a common … Read more