Kubix for Mac is a tile-matching game in which users click a group of like-colored tiles to clear them from the board. It's much easier than many of the modern variations on this theme, but it's still a lot of fun. This free trial version of the game limits gameplay somewhat, but it's a good way to determine whether you like it enough to purchase it.
Kubix for Mac has an attractive interface and opens with instructions prominently displayed, though the game really couldn't be any easier. Playing Kubix is merely a matter of clicking groups … Read more
With its appealing graphics and well-designed interface, DaisyDisk for Mac offers you an innovative way to view drive usage data. It analyzes any drive on your computer and returns the usage data in categories, which can be expanded and contracted to reveal more information. It's a premium app, but a free trial version is available.
After installation, DaisyDisk for Mac displays the drives on your computer. You can choose to analyze any of them by starting an analysis process; analyzing our hard drive with 34.3GB of data took less than a minute to complete, which was quite impressive. … Read more
I suck at paper airplanes. Though I love origami in general, I have never managed to build a truly flight-worthy paper plane. With the PowerUp 3.0 smartphone-controlled paper airplane kit, though, I could get my revenge on aerodynamics.
No longer will paper airplanes have to rely on clever folding techniques and outdated technology like paper-clip weights to make them fly. PowerUp 3.0 includes a device called a Smart Module that clips onto your paper airplane creation. This contains a small propeller and rudder to power your plane through its flight. Take that, gravity!… Read more
The jumbo BlackBerry Z30 hits Verizon Wireless on Thursday, but customers will have to go online to buy one.
Verizon on Tuesday said that BlackBerry's jumbo Z30 will be available online in two days.
It's a muted release for Verizon, which is the "exclusive launch partner" for the Z30. It's likely Verizon is the exclusive partner because it is the only carrier to express interest in the product.
The Z30, which comes with a 5-inch display, could very well be the last BlackBerry to be marketed toward consumers -- or be the last BlackBerry at … Read more
Quick Heal Mobile Security offers quick and reliable protection from viruses and harassing calls and texts, as well as theft. Though it's a paid app that's competing with powerful security freebies, it stands up well to them, thanks to its stylish interface and user friendliness. This app is worth using if you need complete protection for your mobile device and are willing to pay for it.
After you install Quick Heal Mobile Security, you have the option to buy the full version of the app or start a free trial. The trial version offers all of the features … Read more
Philips seems to have its Hue smart light bulbs on an ever-expanding trajectory. The newest entrant: the BR30 Connected Downlight Lamp, available as either a standalone bulb for $59, or in a set of three for $199, which includes the Hue Bridge wireless hub.
Other than their bulb design, the smart home basics of these BR30 lights are similar to those of the original Hue Connected Bulb. Connect the Hue Bridge to your wireless network, and then use your smartphone or tablet to control the bulbs with the Philips Hue app. Programming options include an expansive range of colors, from … Read more
It keeps getting more and more grim for BlackBerry.
The embattled smartphone manufacturer on Monday disclosed that the deal to take the company private was dead, and that it would instead seek $1 billion in convertible debt financing. BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins, meanwhile, will step down, to be replaced on an interim basis by former Sybase CEO John Chen.
The overhaul has the makings of another attempt at a fresh start for BlackBerry. The additional financing gives the company a little headroom to operate, adding to its existing cash position. Chen is a respected technology veteran well versed in the … Read more
iDisplay seamlessly turns your tablet or smartphone into a second monitor for any computer. It can help boost your productivity by giving you extra screen real estate. While it probably won't work on small-screen phones, bigger tablet and phablet owners will love this as an alternative to plugging a laptop into a dual-monitor setup.
In order to get started with this program, you have to download a desktop application so it can communicate with your mobile gadget. You can connect your laptop and computer through a USB cable or through Wi-Fi if both are using the same network connection. … Read more