If you wanted to load the "Green Acres" theme song to your MP3 player, how would you do it? You could search for an MP3, but we suggest you make your own with Converter Plus, a versatile audio and video converter that, among other accomplishments, can convert video files into MP3s. That sounds sort of un-special, we know, but it's a lot less common than you'd think. And besides it's just one of Converter Plus's capabilities, which include not just converting audio and video files from one format to another, but also downloading video … Read more
Our favorite game apps tend to be the ones that aren't overly complicated and that rely on simple graphics and actions for gameplay. Rainbow Dots Free is just such a game. It exercises your reflexes to score points.
When first starting Rainbow Dots Free, you're first taken to a screen that lists other game apps available. Just tap the screen to get out of it. On the app's home screen, you have two options: You can either jump right in and play the game, or you can read a quick tutorial on how to play. The point … Read more
There are tons of photo-editing tools out there that allow you to edit and add effects to your smartphone pics on the fly. Pimp My Shadow is another contender that, as its name suggests, lets you add shadow effects to your pictures. While the idea sounds like fun, the reality falls a bit flat.
First things first: You have to either take a new picture or select one from your Camera Roll. From there, Pimp My Shadow takes you to a screen where you have to erase the background of your picture by swiping your finger around the figure you … Read more
Devils at the Gate: Pacific War HD tries to be a defense game in which you battle the enemy to defend your turf. The problem is that there really is no skill or gameplay involved; you just tap where the game tells you to and it plays out while you watch.
To begin Devils at the Gate, you're first asked to enter your name. From there, it takes you to the main page where the Setting feature lets you adjust the music and sound effect noises -- you can also adjust them while playing the game. This is good … Read more
Although screen captures are something that Windows is capable of doing on its own, third-party screen capture utilities offer a lot more in the way of features. We've tried many of these utilities and have been quite impressed with some of their offerings. ScreenSnag is one of the less intuitive options that we've tried, but it does offer some useful features that make it worth the time it takes to learn.
ScreenSnag's interface is unlike anything we've seen before, and not necessarily in a good way. Its options are all contained within a series of gray … Read more
As if it needed to be any more addicting, you can now take The Sims with you wherever you go. It's not the exact version you're used to, but The Sims -- FreePlay gives you all the best parts of The Sims on smartphones and tablets. Be careful, though; it takes a lot of resources to download and run.
Before you can start playing, you have to go through a download process that clears 300MB. This will push your smartphone's data plan to its limit quickly, so make sure you download it via Wi-Fi. Even then, it … Read more
WatApp, at least according to the publisher, provides your work and travel itinerary at your fingertips on your phone. We don't speak Bulgarian, the language featured with this app, but bad design is bad design, and we don't think you need an interpreter to recognize it. And WatApp is a victim of bad design and overall bad performance.
The main screen of WatApp contains three large icons: News, WAT about, and My Profile. We tapped the News icon once, twice, three times and nothing happened. A fourth time introduced a news page that was all in Bulgarian, and … Read more
The publishers give fair warning that this game is designed for those who delight in being disgusted. Amateur Surgeon, they note, is brought to us "courtesy of the ever-controversial Adult Swim network." This means there will be blood...and guts. If that isn't your cup of tea, the gameplay might not be enough to keep you interested.
There is a simple storyline: you're placed in various situations in which you, the amateur, need to perform surgery on patients with the makeshift tools around you -- but the emphasis is on graphically displaying the surgeries and your … Read more
Being able to read, e-mail, and share documents created in Word, Excel, or PowerPoint on your Android device brings great advantages. Kingsoft Office Reader for Android Free makes these tasks fast and easy.
After a quick installation, this app loaded quickly on our device. It is pretty light on the resources and bug-free. The user interface is clean and simple to use. It worked well identifying and opening e-mail attachments and other Office document types we tried. Kingsoft Office Reader for Android Free is appropriate for all skill levels, and most users will find it handy. Even though it works … Read more
Unlocking your phone will seem very high tech with this application, but in reality it's just a trick. Fingerprint Scanner Lock will have access to most of your personal information while giving nothing in return.
Before you install Fingerprint Scanner Lock, the program requires full access to your data. It requests access to your phone records, texts, personal information, messages, phone book, current location, and the ability to change the contents of your SD card. Once downloaded it also requires that you agree to a long list of terms and conditions regarding your privacy. The user interface is well … Read more