WizMouse from Antibody Software takes care of an annoying issue in Windows that has only gotten worse as PC screens have grown bigger: the need to click each window before you can use your mouse in it. With WizMouse running, any visible window is active; just mouse over it to activate menus, commands, and links for clicking. Whether windows overlap or are separated by space, WizMouse treats them the same. And not just buttons, either: WizMouse also enables scrolling, even in applications lacking mouse wheel support (though that's an experimental option that can cause "strange behavior" in … Read more
If your friends are spread out in the vast ether that is the Internet, it's not easy to round them up in one app. IM+ All-in-One Messenger for Android not only makes it possible, but incredibly easy, too. It supports more networks than you'll even know existed and makes all of your buddy lists easy to navigate.
This app constantly works in the background, so it will use up some battery life and RAM. It syncs with AIM, MSN, Facebook, Google Chat, and dozens of other messaging clients -- so you'll need to log in to each. … Read more
Amateur stargazers rejoice! Google's state-of-the-art mapping service has taken pictures of the entire night sky for you to view on your smartphone or tablet. Google Sky Map is an awesome learning tool for anyone who wants to learn about constellations, stars, or any of the wonders that are hiding in our night sky.
To make the most of this app, you'll need to let it access your phone's GPS. It plots your data on a map so it can transmit the exact view of the stars you'll see when you hold your phone or tablet skywards. … Read more
We've tried many freeware DVD rippers and converters, but so far, few have stood out. When we saw that the latest release of ZC DVD Ripper Platinum was listed as freeware, we were intrigued: Perhaps it's a premium tool that's now free? Or maybe a free trial version of shareware? Unfortunately, we were never able to clear that up with ZC DVD Ripper Platinum. Worse, we couldn't even use it.
The latest release of ZC DVD Ripper Platinum, version 3, is listed as ready for Windows 8 and includes "major" bug fixes. It requires … Read more
One of the big perks of using an iPhone is wireless syncing from iTunes. iTunes to Android Wireless brings the same effect to your Android phone, but it can be a huge pain to set up. Once you have it working properly, you have to pay to make the most of the app. You're better off breaking out the USB cable and syncing things yourself.
This app actually calls itself Synctunes once you've downloaded it. It requires an app on your computer and iTunes to work properly, too. Since most of the work is done on your computer, … Read more
The Google Play store offers many useful apps that can help users increase productivity on the go. ColorNote for Android is a rather simple yet amazing application that takes sticky notes to a whole new level. It allows the user to create notes, lists, and calendar events and stick them to their home screen.
Download and installation of ColorNote for Android seems instant. Once the program opens, a red highlighted box directs the user to create their first note. Further use of this app is very intuitive and users should find it very easy to create, edit, and post several … Read more
Intel's CEO seemed to throw cold water on a chip deal with Apple in Tuesday's earnings conference call -- though it really depends on how you read his comments.
When asked about making processors based on the ARM design -- such as Apple's A series chips -- Paul Otellini was quick to dismiss the idea.
"No," was the short answer from Otellini. The longer answer stipulated "ground rules" where Intel "would not enable a chip competitor."
But Otellini did seem to leave an opening for his successor, depending how you choose … Read more
The next generation of Android phones is coming, and you can't ignore the HTC One with its beautiful design that makes Apple fanboys drool. So we're taking the two of the best designed phones on the market and throwing them inside the Prizefight ring!
Does the iPhone 5 still have enough in the tank before its next refresh to hold off the hard-charging HTC One?
Or will the next generation of Android phones and HTC's cleaned-up Sense UI reign supreme in 2013?
Which is your Prizefight King of the Ring?
According to Jefferies analyst Peter Misek, who recently visited Apple's Asian suppliers, the rumored iPhone 5S will most likely be delayed. It's previously been said that the device would hit stores by July. Misek also said that the possible low-cost iPhone launch could be pushed to this year's fourth quarter and an iPhone 6 probably wouldn't come out until 2014.
"iPhone 5S is having preproduction issues with mass production at least a … Read more
The iPad is a perfect device for tracking and interacting with weather forecasts. As a result there are quite a few weather apps on the App Store. While it may not suit those who want very basic information, Intellicast HD provides a wealth of information about the weather in your area.
For the most part Intellicast HD is a very good app. It opens quickly, displays all of the information you need up front, and the ads are non-intrusive. The home interface is a satellite map of your location (if you enable GPS), but unlike some other weather apps, it … Read more