Some malware removers are largely automatic and easy enough for inexperienced users. WindowexeAllkiller is the other kind. It removes malware and junkware, but you have to tell it what to remove and what to skip. Worse (for the neophyte) it deletes items automatically unless you check them off on the scan results. Once you've gotten the hang of the app, it can remove toolbars, browser helper objects, and all kinds of junk in a single pass. WindowexeAllkiller requires more experience and care than similar tools, but it not only enhances security but also tweaks your system by purging the … Read more
USB Show apparently recovers files lost or hidden due to a virus or malware on USB drives, but it's hampered by a garbled English translation that creates confusion about what this portable freeware is, what it does, and how it does it. Documentation provided by the publisher says it lets you "view the files, which by some virus or person were hidden." We applied it to hidden files on a USB thumb drive and our system, but USB Show didn't unhide them.
We extracted USB Show and clicked the program, which opened with its user interface … Read more
Sendoo lets you create and send all kinds of multimedia greetings to family and friends using one of their many handy templates. Using this program, you can quickly create an eCard, add a special message to a photo, or select a clip of music to send to someone.
When you first open Sendoo, you'll have to enter your name and phone number, so that you can send messages through the app. Next, a pop-up window appears showing you how to access all of the app's features. From your main screen, just tap the large + icon in the upper … Read more
Ringtones 600,000+ and Ringtone Maker provides you with nearly unlimited options for new custom ringtones for your phone. You can select from thousands of preloaded tones, or you can create your own ringtones using clips of music from your iTunes library. Create the tones in the app, save them to your computer, and then sync them to your phone from iTunes to make your ringtone stand out from the crowd.
This app has a relatively intuitive interface, with main menu options to make a ringtone from music, make one from a recorder, access the list of your downloaded ringtones, … Read more
Social Status for Facebook and Twitter is a resource full of quotes from various sources that you can use in your status updates. Search by category or shuffle randomly through quotes and updates to find the right one for the day, and then quickly share it via Facebook, Twitter, e-mail, or SMS, so everyone knows just how your day is going.
This app has an intuitive and streamlined interface, with a box in the middle of the screen where quotes and sayings are displayed. Buttons below this box allow for immediate sharing via the options listed above. You can also … Read more
Tidy Photo Album provides lots of options for organizing the photos on your phone, so you can always find the ones you're looking for. View your photos by location, time, or shape, and then browse through or create albums for them. You can also create albums with various templates to further enhance your viewing experience.
The interface for Tidy Photo Album is relatively intuitive, but you can go through a quick tutorial when you first open the app to see just how all of the features work. Once you've imported your photos, you can select a sorting method. … Read more
Tin Shot contains several variations of the classic knock down the can game that you often find at festivals and other events. You can choose one of the seven available variants, and hone your skills at knocking an ever-changing pile of cans down with one throw.
As soon as you open this app, you can get right into playing. The first game that shows up is the classic setup that includes an assortment of cans stacked on a counter. You have a ball in front of you, and you can throw it by tapping the ball and then tapping where … Read more
Hewlett-Packard is one of the first to offer 64-bit compatibility on Windows 8.1 with a tablet using Intel's latest mobile processor. But others will follow.
On Sunday, Hewlett-Packard announced the HP ElitePad 1000 (PDF), which it describes as the "redesigned and upgraded 64-bit HP ElitePad." That tablet, starting at $739, will be available in March.
The ElitePad sports a quad-core Bay Trail processor, Qualcomm Gobi 4G LTE, 64GB or 128GB of storage, and a 10.1-inch 1,900x1,200-megapixel display.
Voicy Video Booth Lite is a video editing tool designed to help you add cool voice effects to your videos. Take a new video through the app, or use an existing video, and then choose the voice you want to use to create a complete video experience. Then share what you've made with your friends.
When you open Voicy Video Booth Lite, you can immediately begin recording a new video by tapping the "Record" button at the bottom of the screen. If you'd rather use an existing video, just tap the camera roll icon to the … Read more
White & Yellow Pages makes it easy to search through phone and address listings to find products, services, or people near you. You can browse popular services, or search by business, person, or phone number. And when you find the listings you're looking for, you can save them to your favorites list.
When you install White & Yellow Pages, you can sign in if you have an existing account, create a new one directly, or log in via Facebook. An account is not required to use the service, however, and you can also choose to continue as a guest. … Read more