FreeArc Portable is the fully portable version of FreeArc, which is possibly the fastest and most powerful compression tool available, free or not. FreeArc uses a variety of fast algorithms and automatic switching by file type to achieve impressive speeds, and it squeezes many file types smaller than other tools of its type. It's widely compatible with other compression software and file types. FreeArc Portable's performance is essentially identical to the installed version, but without having to be installed or uninstalled: Just delete the program file to remove FreeArc Portable from your Windows PC. It can run from … Read more
Action Bowling Free is a bowling game for iOS devices. Although it delivers fairly realistic graphics, it's not nearly as challenging as real bowling, and we found ourselves growing bored with it relatively quickly.
Action Bowling Free offers two ways to achieve the task of sending the ball down the lane: You can either swipe and release the ball, or actually swing your device in a bowling motion. The latter option is a little trickier, as you have to remove your thumb from the screen to release the ball as you swing, and this seems like a good way … Read more
Alarm Clock 4 Free is a highly customizable alarm program for your desktop that lets you set multiple alarms to keep track of tasks. You can add as many alarms as you want, select custom sounds for each alarm, and include a memo for each so that you know what it's for and what you need to do.
As soon as you install Alarm Clock 4 Free, you can go ahead and start adding alarms. Just click on the "Add" button and a screen will pop up listing your options for customization. You have a decent amount … Read more
H&R Block Free for your 2013 taxes stands out among online tax prep services because the site is streamlined and the service's step-by-step process makes preparing your taxes easy. Plus, you can file your income taxes online for free (state taxes, too, for a fee). H&R Block Free includes free advice from tax experts and free in-person support if you're audited, and it guarantees you the lowest tax bill or largest return, depending on what you've got coming to you.
We visited H&R Block's store-like Web portal and clicked the … Read more
WhatsGoLa Free is a photo editing program that lets you superimpose one photo on top of another, giving you more options for what you can create. Use your own photos, take one through the app, or use WhatsGoLa's camera to take photos from places all over the world. Then, combine that backdrop with another image to create a new fantasy photo. With WhatsGoLa Free, you can imagine yourself anywhere in the world and make a photo of it.
The interface of this app is a bit clunky and redundant, and the tutorials that show up are helpful but complicated. … Read more
Photo Editor Free provides multiple tools and filters so you can adjust your photos, add finishing touches, and then share them. With this app, you can choose an existing photo from your library or take one directly from the app, and access all the tools you need to turn your photo into a masterpiece through the streamlined interface.
There are no tutorials or Help files available for this app, but the controls are well-labeled and intuitive, so you really won't need any guidance. When you open the app for the first time, there's a sample photo already loaded … Read more
Photo Video Locker Vault Free creates hidden albums so you can store your private photos and videos securely on your phone. With this app, you can control who has access to certain photos, and no one even has to know your hidden photos are there because opening the app just brings up a basic weather program. If you know how to find the secret entrance, though, you can then enter your passcode to access your photos.
The first time you open Photo Video Locker Vault Free, a brief tutorial pops up to give you a basic walkthrough of the app'… Read more
Three French carriers -- Orange, Bouygues, and Iliad's Free Mobile -- have begun competing for customers by cutting the roaming fees that can spook travelers and tourists from using mobile phones when abroad.
The price war is good news for people in Europe, where a fragmented mobile-network market means it's common to worry about the extra costs for making calls and downloading data while traveling outside one's home country. But it's likely the carriers aren't just motivated by the urge to woo customers: they're also likely angling for a better bargaining position for talks … Read more
Free Flash Card Maker streamlines the process of making and printing out physical flashcards on any topic and in any format you want. With this app, you don't have to worry about writing everything out by hand in order to have flashcards on paper to take with you wherever you go. And Free Flash Card Maker even includes folding and cutting guidelines, so you'll wind up with a set of standardized cards when you're done.
The interface of this app is straightforward and streamlined. As soon as you open it up, you're ready to start adding … Read more
Free Virtual Keyboard creates a full keyboard with a numeric keypad on the screen of your computer or tablet. While this app is designed for use on a touchscreen device, it also works on a desktop and is clickable with the mouse. It has a nice, low-key design, and a few customizable items mean you can make this keyboard match the rest of your desktop.
As soon as you download and install this app, you're ready to start using your virtual keyboard. It will stay on top of all open windows, so you can use it for anything, and … Read more