We've seen quite a few Cloud-based tools for storing and syncing data. Abelssoft's CloudClippy 2013 is among them, but takes a slightly different approach to many of the tools we've seen. CloudClippy automatically copies data saved to the Windows clipboard -- images, for example -- and transfers them to a Cloud-based account. CloudClippy also packages multiple files together and compresses them before transferring the data. It recognizes images automatically and displays them online via links. You can also create private links for sharing access to files. CloudClippy's basic account is free, and you don't even … Read more
Shoot a Loop is a simple game. It uses a mechanism that can be found in small plastic toys that children used to get out of vending machines in grocery stores 20 years ago. That isn't necessarily a bad thing. Plenty of games use simple, nostalgic designs in modern packaging to bring their players back to the days of yesteryear on their phones. However, with some odd physics, hard-to-control mechanics, and a limit on game modes, Shoot a Loop is not such a game.
The concept is very simple. You have a basketball in a loop with four baskets, … Read more
Social networking and online dating have become incredibly popular. These activities have spawned many applications and even created friendships. Twoo is an application that allows users to find new friends. While this may seem appealing to many users, the actual experience is quite different.
Twoo loads quickly and requires very little effort to build a profile. A quick-launch button will build a profile from your Facebook account information. The design of the application is bright and attractive. It features high-contrast text that is easy to read and colorful graphics. The main screen allows the user to view the headshot photo … Read more
Smashing columns of enemy tanks with air power is the basic premise of Air Patriots, a free Android game. It's a variation on the familiar tower-defense game, but instead of stationary towers, you're behind the stick of a fighter plane on a ground attack mission. And what is the mission? We've already told you: destroying columns of tanks before they can cross the terrain you're defending, which can cause you to lose heart (and, thus, lose). You start out as a Rookie, but skill and audacity will see you promoted quickly, with better and faster aircraft … 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
Stunt Car Challenge is a free Android game that lets you take the wheel of a muscle car and try to win coins while performing death-defying stunts. The more coins you win, the more you can do to your car. More power. More durability. And more action. We tried Hyperkani's Stunt Car Challenge in Android Ice Cream Sandwich.
The first thing you're prompted to do when pressing Play is select your Air Control Method, which lets you control your car's angle in midair simply by tilting your device. The choice is either Sensor Controls Air Flips (Recommended) … Read more
Cross Car Chung is a simple, free 3D driving and flight simulation by Nguyen Chung. It's written in compiled FreeBASIC using gui_chung and OpenGL. It lets you simulate a cross-country drive over a variety of types of terrain as well as other forms of locomotion, from foot to jet. You can configure lots of options, such as the height of the grass and number of animals, and save and load your settings. It includes maps based on real satellite topographical data for England, France, Israel, and other countries. While hardly the most realistic 3D sim you can find, it'… Read more
Everybody knows that the files and folders you delete in Windows aren't really deleted from your hard drive, at least not right away. Even when you empty the Recycle Bin, the files aren't overwritten until Windows needs the disk space. You can download many free utilities that offer secure file deletion, such as My Portable Software's Free File Wiper. It's portable freeware that offers multiple secure deletion methods, context menu integration, and drag-and-drop simplicity.
Free File Wiper is so simple that it opened the first time with its Help file displayed just so we'd know … Read more
Many users prefer an alternative to the system tray clock, and a Windows gadget is the ideal platform. We looked at Digital Clock GT-7, a simple gadget that displays 24-hour time in hours and minutes. If you prefer to tell time in the military fashion, it's for you. But it's also great for anyone who needs a 24-hour display of their system time.
Digital Clock GT-7 installs easily. We right-clicked the desktop and selected Gadgets, which called up the Windows gadget manager. This page let us open or uninstall the gadget. Digital Clock GT-7 opened with the time … Read more
AmblingBooks.com is a purveyor of audiobooks, but it doesn't expect you to listen to its wares with just any old media player. Ambling BookPlayer Lite is a media player made especially for audiobooks. This free version of the player only lets you listen to audiobooks you've downloaded from AmblingBooks.com, so don't expect to use it with books you've acquired from other sources. But if you're already a fan of AmblingBooks or you want to try out this free edition before investing in one of the two paid ones, this program is worth a … Read more