Where's free, ad-supported app aggregates widgets powered by various online services to supply localized information ranging from weather and news to a theater lookup, traffic reports, and gas prices near you. There's a search bar powered by Yellow Pages.com that supports text and voice, and the ability to flag businesses as favorites. Where also integrates a social aspect in the form of a localized Twitterstream and the Where "wall." Though we could do without these last two features, it's easy to ignore them and concentrate on quickly finding what you're seeking nearby.
Little Registry Cleaner Portable Edition provides a simple tool for eliminating waste files and speeding up your computer. It scans your computer just like a virus scanning program, but this program sniffs out obsolete and unnecessary files instead. Its easy-to-use layout and fast results made this an exciting and helpful utility. It's free and completely portable, too: Install it on a USB flash drive and use it on any PC.
Little Registry Cleaner's interface is surprisingly simple to operate, thanks to its limited command options. The portable edition's simplified menu helps keep the focus on the program'… Read more
Signo provides a simple set of hot keys to add speed and efficiency to everyday computer tasks. By including an ample supply of premade hot key combinations and giving you the freedom to easily make your own, this program quickly establishes it rightful place in any PC toolkit.
The program's interface is welcoming, with simple onscreen instructions that make learning hot key combinations quick and easy. We like how Signo stays embedded in your toolbar and therefore is always at your fingertips. We were able to either scroll through a menu of commands ranging from opening programs like Gmail … Read more
If you haven't purchased a GPS app for your iPhone 3G(S), now's a great time to do it. Wednesday, TomTom slashed the price of its app to just $50, and today Navigon followed suite with a price reduction and more.
The company released the fourth major upgrade to its iPhone navigation app, the MobileNavigator. Version 1.3 added essential features such as Live Traffic; version 1.4 adds features that, though not essential, significantly enhance the navigation experience with the app.
Among the new features, my favorites are the Audiobook Mode, Direct Help, and Coordinates. I tried … Read more
Calculation of Body Surface Area provides a simple set of tools for calculating a body's mass and surface area. While it's easy to use, it requires expert medical or anatomical understanding to fully interpret the results.
The program's interface is simple to operate, with basic controls and layout. We particularly like that the program displays both metric and non-metric units of measure. However, it lacks a Help file, which we certainly needed to interpret its complex results. Moving the program's slider tool dials in the selected body's weight and height. The program quickly calculates the … Read more
Exif wMarker is a basic program that applies watermarks to batches of images. With the capability to apply not only custom text but also EXIF and IPTC information to images, this program gives you some extra options for creating useful watermarks.
The program's interface is plain and fairly intuitive: Simply select the source and destination folders for the images to which you want to add watermarks, and then input the actual watermark information, which is formatted as a separate header and footer on each image. You can write freeform text or easily insert File, EXIF, and IPTC metadata information … Read more
EDoc Organizer is a sleek and intuitive program that allows users to organize a variety of electronic documents. It doesn't have a ton of features, but it does have a few effective tools that make document organization a breeze.
The program's interface is well-designed and attractive, with its features separated into several pains and a handful of menus. Users simply import existing electronic documents or scan paper ones, and the program displays thumbnails of each one. Users can use color-coded labels to organize the documents; the program comes with labels for bills and the months of the year, … Read more
If you've caught yourself scratching your head trying to figure out what type of HDMI cable to buy, you're probably not alone. With so many versions, it's hard to know which does what. However, very soon, you won't have that trouble anymore.
In an effort to make it easier for customers to identify the right products for their needs, HDMI Licensing released Thursday, on behalf of the HDMI Founders, an updated version of the HDMI Adopted Trademark and Logo Usage Guidelines. HDMI Licensing is the agent responsible for licensing the high-definition multimedia interface specification.
The most notable changes in the guidelines are significant restrictions on the use of version numbers and new marketing requirements for cables. These new requirements are designed to simplify the product selection process for consumers, enabling them to purchase an appropriate product based on features, instead of having to do research on what each version does.
According to the new guidelines, adopters will no longer be allowed to use HDMI specification version numbers in the labeling, packaging, or promotion of their HDMI-compliant products. These restrictions go into effect immediately for cable products. Noncable products, however, have until January 1, 2012, to fully comply.
The new guidelines designate all HDMI cable products into five types:… Read more
Bible Study Pro bills itself as a comprehensive Bible resource, with multiple versions, commentary, and plenty of other features to help with Bible study. Unfortunately, we found that much of the program's content must be ordered on CDs; the content that actually comes with the download is negligible.
The program's interface is fairly sleek and is reminiscent of Microsoft Office 2007 products. Navigation is arranged in panes, with a tree hierarchy displaying each book and chapter of the King James Version (the only one included with the program). Another pane displays the content of the selected book, and … Read more
One of the first mobile office tool kits for the iPhone, Quickoffice Mobile Suite is a generous viewer and editor. You'll be able to see Word, PowerPoint, PDF, and Excel documents with it, but the application's real power--the part you pay for--is in editing and composing Word documents and Excel spreadsheets. This new version importantly supports the DOCX and XLSX documents that are produced by Microsoft Office 2007 for Windows, and Office 2008 for Mac. At the time of this review, its closest competitor, Documents To Go, lacked the ability to create or edit Excel documents at all.… Read more