As they say, breakfast is the most important meal of the day. However, the reason this outlook may be expressed in the first place is because "they" may have designs on your breakfast--especially when it comes in the form of breakfast sandwiches. After all, who can resist the allure of an egg sandwich? Topped with ham and cheese, the classic combination is suitable for one and all. Thankfully the breakfast staple is easy to make, and therefore not solely relegated to the fast-food drive-through window. But that doesn't mean it couldn't be made even easier to … Read more
A good digital photo editor like H&M's Studioline Photo Basic can help digital camera owners manage their ever-growing collections of snapshots. You can use it to import images to your PC from devices like cameras and scanners in all popular file formats. Its central image database makes it easy to manage images and add keywords, descriptions, and EXIF data. It bundles photo editing tools like red-eye and color correction with extras like slideshow and Web gallery features. Best of all, it's free.
We chose the download manager, which didn't install the program's manual until … Read more
Welcome to the 411, my Q&A column answering all your questions about cell phones and cell phone accessories. I receive plenty of questions about these subjects via e-mail, so I figured many of you might have the same questions, too. At times, I might solicit answers from readers if I'm stumped. Send your questions and comments to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you prefer to remain anonymous, let me know in the e-mail.
Hello, My question is I received an LG Chocolate as a gift. Do I have to have a Verizon deal/contract to … Read more
The Commodore 64 emulator application for iPhone was pulled from the App Store by Apple in September for leaving its BASIC interpreter intact and accessible via a backdoor hack. This week, the app has returned after some major rework by its creator, Manomio.
C64 no longer contains the BASIC interpreter and Commodore 64 ROM files, since Apple originally rejected the app for these reasons. As a result, the emulator no longer lets you run your own BASIC code inside the app. However, it will still run classic Commodore 64 games, and it now comes with a total of eight free … Read more
Advanced File Security Basic is an easy-to-use program that lets users encrypt files and folders using the Advanced Encryption Standard. It's not the most elegant thing we've ever seen, but it does make the encryption process simple enough for anyone to navigate.
The program's interface is a little strange, with buttons down the side representing its major functions and a menu bar across that duplicates much of the same stuff. The bulk of the interface is actually an ad for the Pro version of the software. It's not hard to figure out what to do--the buttons … Read more
SellFolio Basic is a very intuitive program that walks users step-by-step through the process of creating attractive Flash-based presentations. People who want a sleek and professional-looking finished product but don't have a lot of design know-how will find SellFolio to be a powerful tool.
The program's interface is clean and well-labeled, with the presentation creation process broken down into 12 steps. Users simply move through each step, making the appropriate choices about template, music, text, images, and other components of the presentation. Many of the features that would allow users to really customize their presentations are disabled in … Read more
With Quicken 2010, Intuit strives to make its flagship money management application easier to navigate and simpler to set up, thanks to spruced-up visuals and a refreshed start-up wizard. Although already a solid balance-keeper and financial assistant in previous versions, Quicken 2010 adds a few new features to visualize your monthly budget and assets.
The Quicken 2010 product family includes Quicken Starter Edition ($29.99) for tracking budgets and upcoming bills; Quicken Deluxe ($59.99), which includes tools to help you save up for a large purchase; Quicken Premier ($89.99), which helps track investments; Quicken Home and Business ($99.… Read more
Basic Payroll 2009 provides a simple tool that lets even the most novice user create paychecks for employees. Its easy three-step process for handling payroll proved a pleasure to use. For small business owners, it's a real time saver.
The program's interface impressed us, mainly because the entire process is housed within an easy-to-use Wizard. With a few pieces of information, we were able to intuitively navigate through the setup process. Basic Payroll initially allows you to enter up to 30 employees and their personal information, including their withholdings. After you enter each employee's hourly pay rate … Read more
UberSmart Math Basics allows users to practice their math skills using a flash-card-style activity and to test themselves on what they've learned. The program's options and layout make it a great choice for kids who are working on their math skills.
The program's interface is simple and attractive, with all of its features easily accessed. Users can view flashcards for addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division, all organized in number sets from 0 through 12. Users click through the flashcards at their own speed, coming up with the answer in their minds and then checking against the flashcard. … Read more
ProjectTrack Personal allows users to keep track of a variety of projects with a simple, attractive interface. This powerful program will provide users with a wide range of tools for project management.
ProjectTrack's interface is similar to that of many Microsoft Office products, meaning that most users will feel comfortable with it right off the bat. The program is organized into four sections, one for Projects, Contacts, Documents, and Companies. Within each section users can organize every possible piece of information a project might require. We especially liked the Project section, which includes an overview page with indicators for … Read more