Your Windows desktop probably isn't the most chaotic thing in your life, but even the best ordered interface can use a tweak or two, especially if yours tends to get cluttered with use. There are several methods for bringing order to the desktop. Krento combines three of the most popular enhancements in one free program. Its Application Launcher quickly opens your most frequently used programs from circular Application Docks, powered by Krento's main tool, its Widget Engine. Like us, you've probably seen many variations on this theme, and Krento works as well as any of them for … Read more
Pandora Radio is an app that provides a free audio feed that is customizable to your musical tastes. The free app provides the basic service, or you can upgrade (for $3.99 a month) to a higher-quality feed that removes all ads and has fewer interruptions. The app installs easily from iTunes.
When you start Pandora Radio for the first time, you select a favorite artist, song, or album, and Pandora Radio will start to create customized playlists with similar music. As the playlists go on, you can fine-tune the types of music you like or dislike and the feed … Read more
Simple, easy, and addictive, this quick game lets you fling arrows at targets until you've had enough. Archery has just about everything you'd expect in a touch-screen archery game, but not much else.
Archery's main interface is very simple with three options: Play, Instruction, and High Score. The commands are very simple, too -- just slide your finger on the bow's string to aim and release to shoot. You can move your finger up and down before you release to change the angle of the arrow's flight. After a few tries, it becomes fairly easy … Read more
Some of our favorite iOS games are the ones that focus on simplicity when it comes to gameplay and design. Shopping Cart Hero 3 is such a game. It involves sending a little stick-figure-like guy down a hill in a shopping cart and scoring points for making successful jumps and landings. Despite the simple premise, it was surprisingly challenging and super addictive.
Before jumping into Shopping Cart Hero 3, you can click on the question mark to find out which motions to use to play the game. You can practice as much as you like to get the hang of … Read more
This privacy tool aims to put you in the driver's seat by letting you restrict access to your PC. However, we had difficulty applying some of our restrictions.
InTouch Lock has a seemingly straightforward user interface, which can be accessed from your taskbar. A menu on the left side of the window organizes your system into access categories, including files, system, shell, devices, Internet, and applications. Within each of those categories are options for hiding your taskbar, disabling your desktop, lock files and Control Panel applets. The Lock Screen function worked, as did the Task feature, which successfully logged … Read more
Alfred for Mac is a tool designed to make it easier to locate files and applications and launch them faster. More than a simple search tool, Alfred for Mac analyzes your usage habits and can help make it easier and faster to access content on your Mac. Alfred for Mac installs quickly and easily.
One of the first things you'll see with Alfred for Mac is the ability to launch any application on your system with a shortcut. As you use your apps, Alfred for Mac watches to see which are the most commonly used and moves them higher … Read more
Boot Camp is a Mac OS X utility that lets you run Windows on your Mac without relying on virtual machines or crippled emulators. Boot Camp supports Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7 (with OS X 10.6 or later). Boot Camp creates a Windows partition on your hard drive, along with the Mac OS partition. This means that none of your Mac content is touched at all, and Boot Camp has no effect on the operation of Mac OS.
The process of running Boot Camp to install a Windows partition includes running a preparation utility on Mac OS (… Read more
You've probably seen dudes on TV making Evel Knievel-style jumps in shopping carts, usually preceded (and followed) by disclaimers telling you not to try this yourself. That's good advice, especially since you can get a decent thrill without actually risking your one and only neck just by playing MonkeyWantBanana's Shopping Cart Hero 3 on your Android smartphone. While it sounds like a shopping game, it's actually a jumper, and the whole idea is to make the longest and most elaborate jump possible. The game involves a stick figure pushing a shopping cart downhill, jumping in, and … Read more
Photo effects #7 - Text (Free) for Mac is a lengthy name for an app that does one thing, but does it well. Photo effects #7 - Text (Free) turns any image you select into a message with effects, allowing you to type text over the image and apply a selected number of digital effects to create a "work of art." If you don't want to work with a preexisting image, a Mac's built-in camera can also be used.
Photo effects #7 - Text (Free) installs quickly and the interface is basic. The Photo effects #7 … Read more
Airprint Activator, now known as handyPrint, is an app that lets you put Airprint support on older printing devices that do not natively support this protocol. Designed to run on iOS and Mac OS X, handyPrint may be a great solution for those who either have older printers, or find that Airprint support has been lost during an OS upgrade. We couldn't find handyPrint on the App Store, but there are several sites, including the publisher's (netputing.com), that offer downloads.
handyPrint installs on your favorite iDevice easily enough. It integrates with the menu bar, adding a new &… Read more