Five Little Monkeys is a colorful sing-along app designed for toddlers and preschoolers, with three different versions--country, rock, and pop--of the popular simian head-injury song ("Five little monkeys jumping on the bed, one fell off and bumped his head..." etc.). Kids can select which version they want to hear using a visual menu, and then they watch the ever-dwindling squad of monkeys bouncing on said bed, as karaoke-style subtitles run below. You touch a monkey to trigger the next line of the song, at which point an owl--apparently a doctor, with a white coat and a head mirror--breaks … Read more
MB Numerology Compatibility Software is a simple piece of freeware that uses the principles of numerology to assess the compatibility of a couple. The user enters the full names and birthdays of both partners, and the software generates a few reports on how compatible they are.
The interface is extremely basic, and offers no graphics and an outdated, late '90s feel. Users can choose to get a report on "Destiny Compatability" or "LifePath Compatibility" (although there's no explanation of the difference), or a "Comprehensive Reading" that is simply a combination of the other … Read more
The organization responsible for managing the assignment of domain names and IP addresses has approved a new plan to allow non-Latin characters in Web extensions.
Known as Internationalized Domain Names (IDNs), the system is designed to globalize the Net so regions around the world can use their own local alphabet characters to surf in cyberspace, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, or ICANN, said Friday.
Calling IDNs the "biggest technical change" to the Internet since its birth 40 years ago, ICANN unanimously approved the plan on the final day of its six-day conference in Seoul.
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MB Astrology-Numerology Glossary is a simple dictionary of words related to numbers and the stars. Its basic format and plainspoken language ensure that all users will be able to follow along.
The program's interface didn't win any awards for beauty with us; however, it was highly functional. Its mostly blank screen featured a minimum of diversions, which was a positive. Fortunately, we didn't need its online Help file, which didn't provide much insight in any case, because we instantly understood all the commands and functions. The program has an alphabetical list of astrological and numerological terms … Read more
MB Karmic Debt Number is a tool for discovering how the supposed indiscretions of previous lives may be playing into your life now. It's definitely describing a "new-age" alternative philosophy, and its simple layout and terminology make this more of a fun diversion than a serious tool.
The program's interface surprised us. We'd tested other software by this designer and were unimpressed by the Help files in those titles. In this case, however, the layout clearly defined Karmic Debt and its numbers, so it didn't really matter that the Help file provided no instruction. … Read more
Lotto Buster 2010 provides an incredible range of tools to help you make lotto guesses. The program not only gives predictions, but also provides the statistics to help choose your own numbers.
The program's interface was an instant hit with us, since it laid out all the options clearly and was easily navigated. Some of the charts and graphs required a visit to the Help file's glossary but were intuitive more often than not. The first impressive aspect was its Lotto Buster's wide swath of lottery choices, which range from every American state's drawings to countries … Read more
MB Numerology Dictionary provides a better understanding of practically any term related to the astrological study of numbers. This bare-bones program excels at giving information anyone can understand.
This program's stark, black and white interface wasn't much to look at, but was functional. While its online Help file gave us the briefest of definitions for its layout, we got the hang of this program in about two seconds. We were impressed by the sheer number of terms provided, probably a few hundred, ranging from Birthday Numbers, to Inner Dreams Numbers, to Soul Numbers. We simply scrolled through this … Read more
One iPhone, two phone numbers. That's the idea behind Line2, a new telephony app that effectively adds a second line to your handset.
Despite Apple's curious claims that iPhones aren't for business, Line2 should come as good news indeed to business users. It provides a new local number, a ported existing number, or an 800 number.
Whichever option you choose, the number comes with voicemail, call history, and an independent contacts directory. (The Line2 app provides one-tap switching between your iPhone and Toktumi phone books, a nice touch.)
Using Line2 requires signing up for Toktumi's "… Read more
As its name suggests, this program counts and ranks word frequencies in text files. The interface would have benefited from a splash of color and more eye-catching design, but the program performed as promised.
Hermetic Word Frequency Counter opens with an extremely plain interface. The main window was fairly straightforward. We loaded our text file using the program's browsing capability. Clicking the Set Parameters button opened a separate window that, at first glance, was pretty cluttered. But once our eyes adjusted, we were able to find our way around the interface. Here, you can select what words and characters … Read more
Bulk Rename Utility takes the pain out of renaming and managing files and folders, assuming you can get past the frightening user interface. This free application can handle everything from simple search-and-replace to Perl 5 regular expressions, but it suffers from a cluttered user interface that fails to offer tool tips and, somewhat incredibly, abbreviates labels and button names.
The application window offers 13 primary functions, including inserting and appending text, auto-numbering, cropping characters, and moving/copying files. Additional menu bar drop-downs let you set global options, such as time stamp formats, color-coding, and activity logging. Bulk Rename Utility tries … Read more