Picking up a PlayStation 4? You won't be disappointed; Sony's latest console has a great lineup of launch titles. Games like Killzone Shadow Fall, Call of Duty: Ghosts, Battlefield 4, and many others, will ensure that you're entertained for hours.
Some of these games, however, may not be appropriate for young kids. To make things easier for parents, Sony has included numerous parental controls that can prevent kids from accessing certain content, features, and games.
From the PlayStation 4's main menu, hit the up arrow and scroll over to the system settings. Next, select Parental Controls … Read more
Apple's new OS X Mavericks comes with a number of enhancements and tweaks to the OS X services, one of which involves the handling of multiple displays. Instead of additional displays being extensions of a main display's desktop area, the OS now offers a more independent treatment of each display.
This allows a closer-to-seamless use of full-screen applications, and for most purposes offers some nice conveniences. For example, part of this new approach is that each display will have a representation of the system's menu bar and Dock, giving quick access to these features without your having … Read more
Redfield describes its Face Control plug-in for Adobe Photoshop as a precision tool for facial expression synthesis. It applies highly controlled distortions to images, especially faces, to achieve subtle or dramatic effects. It can alter the Mona Lisa's famously enigmatic smile or turn the most charming movie star into a leering, sneering villain. It's optimized for facial close-ups, but it works on any image in Photoshop. It's freeware that downloads with both 32-bit and 64-bit versions.
Installing Face Control isn't quite like installing an ordinary app since you must browse to Photoshop's plug-in folder. Not … Read more
Blenders are fun, but buying the wrong one is anything but. With countless models available at a wide range of price points, it can be hard to tell the upgrades from the downgrades. Are more watts always better? How much does the shape of the jar matter? Could a top-of-the-line blender be the smartest upgrade you'll ever make? The dumbest?
If your head spins just thinking about it, don't worry -- our handy blender roundup will help you find the perfect machine for your needs, whether you're looking to spend $50 or $500.Blendtec Designer Series WildSide Blender … Read more
Here's what I'd like to see.
Parallels Access is designed to give you remote access of your Mac or PC through your iPad's screen and it works as well as or better than promised by the developers. From the ease of opening and controlling apps to the customized interfaces for dozens of different app types, Parallels is a smooth experience that will provide a much-needed interface option for anyone that works on the go.
The one thing about Parallels Access that can be frustrating is setup and installation time. It takes a few minutes to install, verify, and then set up on your desktop. We … Read more
Whether the big debut of the next pure Google phone has been pushed back or not, there's one killer feature I expect to see in the next Nexus that hasn't been directly addressed by the multitude of leaks -- the touchless control capability we've already come to know through Motorola's Moto X and latest Droids. … Read more
Valve's vision for the next chapter of PC gaming is to take it to the living room.
Arguably, the latter is the most important -- PC gamers tend to prefer a mouse and keyboard combination. While that combo allows for impressive accuracy, especially when playing a first-person shooter (FPS), it's also pretty unfriendly for a living room situation. … Read more