As anyone who has attempted a bakasana knows, perfecting certain yoga poses takes time, and watching an instructor twist and bend into position can help a lot.
The blind or sight-impaired, however, don't have the advantage of being able to see a teacher's movements.
Enter Eyes-Free Yoga, a software program out of the University of Washington that works with the cameras in Microsoft's Kinect motion sensor device to track users' position and offer spoken feedback in real time. "Rotate your shoulders left," it might say. "Lean sideways toward your left," "Bend your right leg further," or "Bring your arms closer to your head." … Read more
We had a lot of fun with PapaT's StartMenu9 Free. Not as a desktop start menu widget, though it's not bad at it, but as an example of the sort of "handcrafted" software that's less common these days. S9's "look" isn't for everyone, but its functionality is up-to-date. What S9 does is place a floating desktop icon that you can right-click to open an enhanced start menu (extra stuff like My Scratch Pad and various Modules) or double-click to show the desktop (like Windows' Show Desktop button).
S9's Splash Screen … Read more
Microsoft's making a limited-time program that gives paid Xbox Live subscribers free games an ongoing fixture of its online service.
The company announced the news in a blog post on Friday, adding that its users have spent more than 120 million hours playing the games it's given out as freebies.
The "Games with Gold" program was launched at E3 earlier this year, and was set to run through the end of December. Its introduction was seen as a response to Sony's paid PlayStation Plus program, which also gives users free downloads of certain titles that … Read more
PhotoNeonFree is a drawing application for freehand neon art. You can either draw on empty space or draw on one of the photos that you've saved on your iOS device. PhotoNeonFree is a good way to add pretty colors, but comes with no instructions, few colors, and limited use outside of its intended purpose.
Neon colors are certainly eye grabbing, and so an app like PhotoNeonFree can be valuable for giving an image more pop. Adding neon to photos was a popular trend back when photo booths were in use, and can still be a way for iOS users … Read more
JustResizeIt Free for Mac allows you to quickly resize large images using default or custom-made widgets. Lightweight and speedy, this application is more accessible than traditional image resizing apps because of the ingenious way in which it uses widgets. It's an excellent choice for any Mac user, but especially for photographers and graphic designers.
The installation of JustResizeIt Free for Mac requires the installation of Adobe AIR. If you don't have this runtime system already, the installation might take a while. Once you have the runtime and the app up and running, you are ready to start resizing … Read more
Font Free is a fun, little photo editor that may not be heavy on editing tools, but is easy to use and produces fantastic looking images in just a few seconds. The focus here is the text addition tool, which goes above and beyond the low-quality embossing and other free effects you normally see to offer high-quality, premium-level fonts for your tagging -- the result is fantastic-looking photos.
When you open the app, you will see a mosaic of your photo library and a button to take a new photo. Tap any tile on the screen to open that photo … Read more
Photo Editor Free is a free iOS application for basic photo edits. Photo Editor does not have any standout tools that make it a better choice for editing than most of the free software choices already out there; but it is still a fine application for basic and quick photo editing.
Photo Editor loads quickly with an attractive startup screen. There are no instructions, but anyone familiar with basic photo editing should have little problem using the application. It has numerous basic photo editing features, including color splash, whiten, blemish removal, focus, and more. Most are easy to use. Some … Read more
Photo Filter is photo editing software that puts a layer of color on top of any photo you create. Unlike other photo filters that adjust the photo with color types to make it look old, bright, sepia, etc., Photo Filter Free only places a predesigned layer of color that only makes the photo less visible.
One thing that Photo Filter has in its favor is color. Nearly every filter in the program is colorful, with rainbows, rainbow-colored bricks, bright lights, and more. But rather than alter the photo, the filter simply places a semi-transparent color layer on top of the … Read more
Free Mac Blu-ray Player for Mac makes it easy for you to play Blu-ray discs and other popular video files. The playback is smooth and free from audio and visual disturbances, making this app a great choice for video enthusiasts. The interface and features aren't bad, either, and the number of audio and video preferences available will delight film buffs.
Free Mac Blu-ray Player supports a plethora of video file formats, including MKV, AVI, MTS, and MP4, making it a more versatile player than its name suggests. After opening a Blu-ray disc or other video file source, the video … Read more