For parents, the Internet is an unlocked Pandora's box of every possible threat to their children. What could be worse? How about the Internet wherever they go, out of your reach, on their smartphones? Fortunately, you have options. Blue Coat's Web Protection is a popular desktop parental control and Internet filter program. K9 Web Protection Browser extends its robust filtering and security capabilities to Android devices. It can block inappropriate and adult-themed content, gambling sites, spyware-infected Web sites, or any site you want to block. It relies on the same filtering technology used by Blue Coat's enterprise … Read more
Finding applications that are appropriate for young children can be a challenge. Tux Paint for Mac may entertain young children who like to draw, but ultimately functions no differently than any rudimentary drawing application.
The program's download completed quickly, but installation required a separate installation of a font package, which extended the overall time. User instructions and other program documentation were available, which was a nice feature. Technical support for updates from the developer appeared to be present, too. The program's interface is elementary and a bit dated, but even children would find it easy to navigate. A … Read more
Those Mac users who don't like using Safari may want an alternative. Netscape X for Mac is a solid option that performs well with all of the features expected of a good Web browser. The problem isn't with the program or how it works, it's actually a message from the publisher.
The browser is available fully functional for free. Netscape X for Mac downloaded quickly, but acceptance of a lengthy user agreement was required to use the application. Once the program starts, it gives the user the option to import all presets and bookmarks from their primary … Read more
The beautiful LED keyboard backlight is perhaps one of the most beloved features of Mac laptops. With Lab Tick for Mac, users can now fine-tune their settings to customize this feature.
Installation of this app is a very easy drag-and-drop process. The interface is very straightforward and rudimentary, too. Once installed, Lab Tick for Mac will sit very conveniently on top of the menu bar while running in the background. When you click the icon on top of the menu bar, a slider will pop up, allowing you to adjust the brightness of your keyboard backlight. For the adventurous users, … Read more
Are you a fan of the old-school dungeon crawlers? Then explore the story and secrets of Mystery Island II for Mac. While the game doesn't have too much to offer aesthetically, the gameplay could be appealing to puzzle and adventure game seekers.
Download and installation of Mystery Island II for Mac run easily. Once the game is launched for the first time, a message will appear giving the user instructions on how to play. This game uses a basic control scheme that is reminiscent of the dungeon crawlers of the 1990s. You simply use your left and right keys … Read more
For international travelers, tracking conversion rates can help with locating the best deals available. While simple, CurrencyConverter for Mac allows users to track exchange rates across multiple currencies quickly and accurately.
The application is available for free as a dashboard widget, which downloaded directly into the widgets area. Installation simply required the user to activate the program into the main area, which completed quickly. There were no user instructions available, but this was not necessary due to the easy-to-use interface and operations. The user can add their base currency, whether it is the Dollar, Euro, or others, to compare to … Read more
Those working with multiple programs simultaneously may become frustrated if those windows change location and size each time they are used. Window Magician for Mac enables windows to be locked, but its lack of instructions and complicated steps make it hard to operate.
The free trial version of the program works for 15 days and purchasing a full license requires a $19.95 payment. While the download completed quickly, the program required us to activate certain assisting features in the control panel before startup. There are no user instructions or technical support available. The program's menus are easy to … Read more
Users who often work with video files may need to add customized closed captioning. TitleExchange for Mac's complicated menu and lack of user instructions make it a problematic application, despite its basic functionality.
TitleExchange for Mac comes with a free trial version with unknown limitations. A full version is available for a payment of $45. After initiating the installer, the user must accept a lengthy licensing agreement. After this is completed, the program installs into the applications folder. There did not appear to be any technical support available. After a long loading period, the program starts up in a … Read more
The iPad Mini appears to be trouncing the iPad in popularity based on estimates coming out of the Asia-based supply chain.
Of the 19.5 million iPads sold in Apple's second quarter (January to March), 12.5 million were iPad Minis, according to an estimate from Taipei-based Digitimes that cited sources. The publication defines the number as "shipments."
Of course, only Apple (which does not break down iPad and iPad Mini sales) knows the real number, but this jibes with shipment trends that DisplaySearch was seeing in December.
At that time, DisplaySearch expected Apple to sell 6 … Read more
Apple's next desktop operating system launch, which is slated for later this year, will come with few visual enhancements, but a host of improvements for so-called power users, according to a new report.
The folks over at 9to5Mac on Monday said that they have sources with knowledge of Apple's plans who claim that the core design and functions of the new operating system, OS X 10.9 and code-named Cabernet, will remain the same. One of the biggest improvements, however, will be how the Finder application works. That application, which allows users to access files across the operating … Read more