While giving the user a nifty Windows-esque Start menu, Taskbar - Windows 8 Style looks a little awkward on most small-screen smartphones. The design is well executed, but it just doesn't shrink down well to five-inch and smaller screens. It's worth exploring, though, and some users will definitely love what it does since it's a neat way to transition from desktop computers to mobile devices.The Taskbar - Windows 8 Style app plops a moveable "Start" button on your phone. When you tap it, you get a screen that looks and feels like the Start … Read more
Like similar freeware bundles, Puran Utilities can help you keep your PC safe, secure, and running smoothly, when used with care. Puran Utilities bundles more than 20 system maintenance, performance, and file tools in one convenient app, including Disk Check, Uninstaller, Startup and Service Managers, Registry Cleaner and Defrag, Permanent Delete, and much more. It has a one-click maintenance option, but we prefer its all-in-one access to those tools we need regularly as well as those we only run now and again. The latest version, Puran Utilities 2.0, is ready for Windows 8 and adds Puran File Recovery, a … Read more
The combination of challenging levels, great controls, and colorful graphics makes Parking Frenzy Tablet a great game for a mobile device. The player's main focus is on parking a vehicle into a difficult spot. While this may not seem like a lot of fun to those who are accustomed to high-speed racing games, the game still is very entertaining.
Since it's over 30MB, Parking Frenzy Tablet should be downloaded on a Wi-Fi network for those who are conscious of their data usage. Once the game starts, it's quite straightforward. The only task the player needs to complete … Read more
GifCam combines a screen capture tool with an animated GIF maker to make it super-easy to create animated GIFs with 1001 uses. You just open this portable freeware, place its transparent window over the screen area you wish to capture, and press a button. GifCam automatically records frames, inserts spaces, and saves the clip as a GIF that you can open and play in any program that handles animated GIFs (like your browser). But GifCam does more than simply take screenshots and string the frames together: It also goes to great lengths to pack the most animation into the smallest … Read more
Talking Ben the Dog is one in a long line of talking apps that manages to combine the benefits of the iPhone technology with an interactive experience that is exceptionally entertaining. The reason Talking Ben the Dog (and his Tom Cat sibling app) works so well is because it sticks to the basics. The dog responds to just about everything you do onscreen, from calling him and having a conversation to poking his feet, ribbing him in the stomach, or manipulating the environment around him.
The app amounts to something of a sandbox, allowing you to do any number of … Read more
Hao123 Current takes an average Internet browser and successfully improves it with colorful bookmarks and basic gesture controls. This app initially seems appealing because of the clean and modern design, but it ultimately doesn't deliver a more effective way of browsing the Web.
Hao123 Current installs easily but the setup can take some time. The app is fully customizable to the user's preferences. It consists of a home screen and a browser. The home screen includes slots that can be filled with various links and information such as latest news and Facebook and Twitter updates, daily horoscope, weather … Read more
Rix GO Locker Theme includes a clean and colorful theme for your Android device with a few drawbacks. While designed to look very similar to the Windows Phone home screen, the similarities end there and its customizability is quite limited. While this application does change the look of your home screen, it also removes some of its functions.
Users will probably be surprised that once they download this supposedly free application, there's a request for a payment of $3 in order to use it. This type of marketing seems a bit sneaky, because you'll have to jump through … Read more
Password Pair for Mac's joint generation features make it useful for any Mac users collaborating in secure environments. While basic, its interface is easy to use and users will be creating passwords quickly.
After installing easily, Password Pair for Mac starts up into a small window. While there are no advanced design features, the functions and operations are clear and easy to see. There are three options, cancelling the program, initiating a password generation, or receiving a partial one that was previously created. After clicking the initiate option, the program asks the user to enter a password length, with … Read more
Isotope 244's Tropical Island Escape 3D Screensaver brings all-too-realistic views of, well, paradise, and its soothing wave sounds make for an instant vacation that's worth taking at any time, but most especially on a cold, dark, dreary morning when the cubicle walls seem to be closing in. Tropical Island 3D Screensaver has three gorgeous views to choose from, as well as a jaunty Caribbean music track as an alternative to the beach track. You can set it to play one of your own tunes, too. This formerly for-pay screensaver is now freeware that works in Windows versions NT … Read more
PopBooth Photo Booth is a very attractive app, with sleek menus and feature overlays, but not enough actual features to warrant heavy use. The core function of emulating the photo booth experience works well, but after creating your images, there simply isn't enough to the app to keep you engaged. Most images are better off being exported to another app for editing, something PopBooth does not support.
When you start PopBooth Photo Booth, it will default to front-facing camera and you can tap the "Camera" button to start the process of taking a photo. It will count … Read more