Blip Interactive's NanoStudio is the best desktop recording studio for Windows we've experienced, and not just because it's free (though that helps) or because it also comes in Mac, iOS, and Android versions (though that's cool) or even because it's got one of the most attractive yet useful interfaces we've seen. It's all that and more. NanoStudio exports to MIDI devices, SoundCloud, and DAWs. It has tons of studio tools, like Eden Synth, TRG-16, equalizers, mic in, real-time quantization, and built-in sampling, sequencing, mastering, and more. NanoStudio is freeware for Windows XP through … Read more
WiseCleaner's Wise Video Downloader is a free tool that greatly eases the process of downloading and saving videos posted on YouTube. Wise Video Downloader not only makes it possible to save videos posted on YouTube, but it can also save multiple videos at once, so you can save all the parts of a series, for example, or all the songs in an album, to watch or convert later. Wise Video Downloader can handle anything posted on YouTube, including HD videos. It's free and runs in Windows XP to 8.
If you select the optional desktop icon, Wise Video … Read more
Despite being a stripped-down, dated-looking app, Fastlane Street Racing Lite, is still relatively fun to play, a testament to the basic tenets of gameplay built-into the design. The issues in design and navigation, however, make it more frustrating than is strictly necessary to play and enjoy those levels.
Fastlane Street Racing Lite allows you to choose from a number of fictional super cars, which you can then race on street courses against other similar cars. The brake and gas pedal are onscreen and the turning is done with tilt controls, so it is similar to many other arcade racers currently … Read more
Solitaire is one the all-time classic computer games: it constantly keeps the entertainment level high, just like the real game. Full Deck Solitaire joins the line of high-quality, free solitaire games available.
Full Deck Solitaire packs 22 delightful solitaire games, all wrapped up in one tight package. Within the game, users will find all the old favorites such as Klondike, Pyramid, and Spider Solitaire, as well as less common variations such as Tri Peaks solitaire and Thieves of Egypt. In other words, solitaire players will find all of their favorites in this one application.
We liked the intuitive, uncluttered user … Read more
Call it an early holiday gift or just making good on a promise, but Barnes & Noble has just released an expected software update for Nook Color owners that adds many of the features now found in the company's step-up model, the $249 Nook Tablet.
What does the update, which Barnes & Noble is calling the "largest ever for the device," add?
Well, beyond some "ongoing performance improvements," here are the highlights:Access to popular movies and TV shows streamed through Netflix. New Flixster app (allows you to access digital movies and TV shows on … Read more
When applications hang or freeze up in Windows, the common solution is to open the Task Manager and terminate the offending program, but sometimes that's not enough. Nenad's ProcessKO is a small utility that can quickly kill a running process or application, especially when Task Manager can't.
At just under 50KB, ProcessKO is about as small as functional Windows software gets in this time of terabyte disks. It downloads as a self-extracting ZIP file and runs as soon as you click the executable file, which makes it completely portable; you can install it on a USB flash … Read more