Few dance trends have risen to the top of the online charts as fast or as inexplicably as the Harlem Shake. What makes it all the more unique is that the Harlem Shake is more than just a dance trend. It is a video trend. The song, itself, is a simple beat with almost no lyrics. The videos, however, are anything but. According to Harlem Shake - Create Your Own Shake! a video is described as a 15-second video of people going about their business while one person dances in a mask or helmet, followed by another 15-second clip of … Read more
When using photos taken from a digital camera, people sometimes find that the file size can make displaying and sending images problematic. Image Smith for Mac allows users to easily compress these photos for use on the Web or elsewhere.
Available as a free trial version, Image Smith for Mac has a 15-day usage limit. Unlocking the full version requires a payment of $15.95. The program's native installer worked well and the program was up and running quickly after we accepted a lengthy user agreement. Support is available and regular updates have come out to fix any bugs. … Read more
When you're working with internal and external displays, the brightness settings do not automatically match. BrightnessSync for Mac links these two settings together, but its operation is more complicated than necessary.
BrightnessSync for Mac is available as freeware, and there are no payments necessary to unlock full functioning. The program's download and installation occurred as quickly as expected. While there were no instructions in the program itself, a Readme file explained the program's operation and how to use it. Technical support was not present and it did not appear there were updates available. Upon starting, the program … Read more
More likely than not, at some point in your ownership of an Apple device, you've wanted to load a file directly to it, either for storage or to access it in some capacity - a PDF, a video or a folder of tools. While you can load images through iPhoto, and music, videos and documents in iTunes, the interface is limited and you can't create folders or other storage tools to keep your files organized. USB & Wi-Fi Flash Drive Free solves that problem by turning your iOS device into an on-the-go flash drive alternative that you can … Read more
Whatever Clock takes the idea of a simple, single-function app - in this case a clock - and makes it fun. Instead of reinventing the wheel, the developer has created a clock that is both fun and quirky. It starts up instantly, has no menus, and features only a simple pair of clockhands and two buttons. What more could you ask for from a snarky, tongue-in-cheek clock?
The clock itself features no face. There is a minute hand and an hour hand and they slowly slide into place as you open the app, but numbers and the face are missing. … Read more
Shair is the newest in a long line of iOS tools designed to streamline transfer of files among your iOS devices and computers or laptops. Unlike some others, however, Shair is attractive and works more or less on autopilot. There are clients available on multiple devices to make it as easy as possible to install and move files between versions of the app.
The first time you open Shair, you'll be greeted with a screen explaining exactly what the app does as it automatically starts searching for compatible devices. All you need to do is be on the same … Read more
No one likes to pay taxes, eh? Translated from the original Canadian, that reads, "No one likes to pay taxes." While totally lame, our joke hinges on a fact of life for millions of people: They're Canadian. Specifically, they live, work, and pay taxes in Canada, a place so like its noisier neighbor to the south that it's all too easy to forget that lots of things are done differently up there. Such as paying taxes. WinTax Calculator from HRIS Consulting is a free tool for calculating Canadian payroll taxes. It can determine your tax on … Read more
Matrix-style screensavers have been around almost as long as the "Matrix" movies, and in many variations of the original falling-code theme. It's an iconic look that says "computers" the way Greek columns say "buildings," and is just as easily renewed. Vastimil Burian's Infected Screen Saver is a good example. It's based on the original Matrix code look, but it "infects" your screen with code when it's activated. The effect is cool, of course, like the many "original" variations, but Infected Screen Saver is different. For starters, … Read more
Some games are filled with good ideas that are not properly executed. Others are glossy and shiny but have very little in the way of substance or ideas to back all that prettiness up. Argh! Shackles manages to be somewhere between both. A throwback to the stand-and-shoot games of the 1990s, Shackles is unfortunately missing important gameplay elements that would make it an effective, fun-to-play game.
The game starts easily enough. You have no options other than to change the volume and sound effects, and there are no level selections -- just Play. Once you start playing, you can throw … Read more
With numerous compilation CD imports and mislabeled YouTube converts, your music library can quickly become a mess, and once in a while, it's good to get your hands dirty and bring some order back to your chaotic audio files. With many useful features and only some minor quirks, Yate for Mac can help you tag and organize your audio files the right way.
Yate for Mac proposes a more classic approach to tagging and organizing your audio files. You directly drop your files from iTunes or from the finder into the program's interface, and from there you can … Read more