ACDSee 16 is the latest version of this pro-class photo editor and collection manager. It's compatible with previous ACD Systems releases and comes with a database upgrade wizard. ACDSee 16 continues to emphasize ease of use and customer service. It still makes it easy to post and share images online, but it adds new features like the Info Palette, which collects and displays image data in one convenient spot; the Reverse Geocode feature for adding geotags; the Lens Blur tool for creating realistic bokeh effects; and Tilt-Shift for transforming images into simulated miniature scale models. Extras include slideshow, wallpaper, … Read more
Android users can now control the permissions granted to their apps, courtesy of the latest flavor of Jelly Bean.
Available only in Android 4.3, a hidden feature known as App Ops displays the various permissions granted to different apps, according to blog site Android Police. For example, the feature can show you which apps detect your location, read your calendar, and access your contacts.
Much of this activity is normal as you'd want an app such as Gmail to access your contacts. But you may want to peruse the list anyway to see what's going on behind … Read more
Contactive is a caller ID contact overlay for Android that displays various information updates from callers.
Contactive acts and feels like an extension of the contacts or address book that exists within native Android 4.0. When you receive a call from a friend, Contactive will also pull up the caller's most recent online activity.
By default, Android's own native People app touches upon social network updates, but only within Google+ vs. Contactive's wider cast of Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, and more. The philosophy behind displaying a caller's activity on the Incoming Call screen is to act … Read more
Recipe Manager for Mac represents a basic tool for menu planning and food shopping, but entering in recipes might seem too much of a chore. However, once you enter all your recipes, this tool will be a valuable asset and could eventually save you a lot of time and hassle.
Recipe Manager for Mac requires no installation -- just download and launch. The interface is basic looking, but clean and intuitive. The lack of a Help file didn't slow us down at all, but the method for entering recipes did, as the app required us to type in every … Read more
Mangofile offers an all-in-one file management system that can turn a long and painful process of searching through tons of paperwork into a breeze. Even though the program is on the large side, the installation was easy.
The installation wizard takes the user quickly through the setup process. The user is first asked to choose a directory location where Mangofile will store files. Another window prompts the user to set up the administrative account by choosing the username and password. After the user logs in, they can set an additional security question and answer. Although the program is free, you'… Read more
GoDaddy's Domain and Email Manager app allows you to take all of your domain names and e-mail accounts from GoDaddy on the go with you for instant access anywhere, and the result is generally very convenient. While GoDaddy's Web interface is notoriously convoluted, they have done a great job of condensing menu options and access to the most important components of your account into a mobile app that is at once easy to use and very useful.
GoDaddy is one of the largest domain registrars on the Internet and some users have dozens or even hundreds of domain … Read more
Norton Identity Safe is one of the most advanced and easy-to-use password management tools on the App Store to date, enabling you to track, manage, and keep safe your passwords while on the go. With a smartly designed interface, cloud storage of your passwords, and encryption to ensure they all remain safe wherever you go, this is a very useful app, especially for people who travel or use third-party computers frequently.
To use Norton Identity Safe, you'll need multiple passwords. First, you'll need a Norton account, which you may already have if you use Norton Antivirus or any … Read more
WiFi Manager adds more details to the traditional Wi-Fi list and lets you manage and switch between networks very easily. Even though fully functional, this app's layout looks a bit out of place on more recent versions of Android. However, if you're stuck on Gingerbread or earlier, you might find something to like about this app.
This app lets you view and connect to open Wi-Fi signals that are around you. You can see what channel the network is on, whether or not it's protected, and how good the signal is. The problem is that you can … Read more
LIMA, Ohio -- If you were planning an American manufacturing plant for essential military equipment in the early 1940s, you probably wanted to keep it far from the coasts, where the facilities would be most vulnerable to attack.
That was the thinking that led U.S. military decision makers to think of this small western Ohio town as the location for a tank manufacturing plant in 1941. That, and the fact that it is close to the deep-water port of Toledo, Ohio, as well as easy rail and highway access.
Indeed, in 1941, the Army opened the Lima Tank Depot … Read more
aWallet Password Manager effectively creates an impenetrable storage area that houses all of your most sensitive passwords and banking information. This application protects your information in two ways. Web site passwords, credit card numbers, and bank account numbers are stored in an encrypted hidden file that can only be accessed through the application, itself. The second way that the files are protected is the immediate deletion of the file following multiple unsuccessful attempts to log in to the application.
The program combines an easy-to-use interface with the latest in encryption technology. The installation takes a few minutes and is very … Read more