List of improvements include a more intuitive software version checker, a built-in app store for easier upgrades and access to Avast's other products, and an impressive real-time stat tracker that displays … Read more
Design: Avast's new layout is a unique and clean take on managing security. Rather than copying a flat Metro look like so many others, Avast organizes its environment and prioritizes it in a sensible manner. Flat icons and subtle menu animations look great, secondary pop-out menus don't feel cluttered, and the toggle icon also helps create a cleaner experience.
Security: An improved firewall, noninvasive scanning, and a complementary, crowdsourced, whitelisting approach via Community IQ keeps this security suite on alert for untrustworthy sites and phishing scams. A noninvasive browser add-on protects your Web usage with built-in do … Read more
Adobe on Monday released its latest version of Photoshop Elements and Premiere Elements, the lower-cost versions of the company's photo- and video-editing suites geared toward hobbyists.
Photoshop Elements 12 and Premiere Elements 12 have been overhauled to incorporate cloud-based functionality and a revamped editing experience, the company said in a statement.
"Our customers have a lot of photos and videos, and they love to use their home computers to organize them and be creative, but they also want the freedom and flexibility to view, edit, and share on their mobile devices," Lea Hickman, Adobe's vice president … Read more
TiVo's new Roamio DVRs provide a host of new improvements, including faster performance, better software, more tuners, built-in Wi-Fi, built-in/better support for whole-home solutions like TiVo's Stream and TiVo Mini boxes, and out-of-home streaming.
With the new hardware comes the inevitable question from the thousands of people who already own a current TiVo: "What about me?"
That question is even more compelling coming from an owner who sprung for TiVo's famous lifetime service plan, currently $499. Since it's nontransferable to a new box, the plan can make owners want to keep their old … Read more
Stick Cricket Premier League boasts stylish graphics and quick performance, but it's a little difficult to get the hang of, at first. It's not as easy to figure out as similar batting games, which might be a little off-putting. The sheer number of options and customization makes it a ton of fun to play, though.
The game lets you join and control your favorite team from the Indian Premier League, but other cricket leagues don't join in on the fun. You can create a character, but you can only customize the name, skin, and hair color of … Read more
Pandora, the music streaming site and app, on Tuesday launched Pandora Premieres, a station that allows listeners to preview upcoming albums up to a week before their release. The company said it will feature previews from a wide variety of artists, both established and emerging and across multiple genres.
Pandora Premieres will be updated weekly with new releases. Users can choose to hear any track on a featured album, in any order, and as many times as they'd like, … Read more
Looking to compete with both paid and free security suites, Avast wants to create a unified approach to your computer security. Long gone are the days of the quirky interface. Avast is accessible and robust, with an impressive list of free features and strong, though hardly stellar, performance benchmarks.
Installation Avast has improved its installation process so it's faster than before. It's not the fastest on the market, not by a long shot, but a standard installation took us about three minutes -- around the same as last year.
Some items of note during the installation that will … Read more
Samsung is targeting Eastern Europe and Southeast Asia with a new handset.
Dubbed the Samsung Galaxy Premier, the device is basically a watered-down version of the Galaxy S3, boasting a 4.65-inch HD Super AMOLED display, HSPA+ or LTE service, and an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera.
According to Samsung, the handset is running Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) and includes all kinds of extras, including Bluetooth 4.0 support, near-field communication, and a 1.9-megapixel front-facing camera. It comes with 8GB or 16GB of onboard storage, though users can add more storage through the device's microSD card.Rumors that the Galaxy Premier would be launching soon … Read more
Forget about the Galaxy S3 Mini. The latest Samsung rumors are swirling around a Galaxy Premier device that will be one step up from a Galaxy Nexus, but below the global GS3 in the smartphone pecking order.
According to Gotta Be Mobile which names German tech news site Mobile Geeks as the original source, the Galaxy Premier will feature Android 4.1 Jelly Bean but will be powered by a dual-core 1.5GHz processor and not the fancy quad-core Exynos chip inside the global Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Note II. The Premier's screen will also share the same size … Read more
Indeed, the first details of another three models have bubbled up to the surface, some of which could arrive in the near term. This week a Samsung-focused blog SamMobile told us that we should be on the lookout for a Galaxy S III Mini, Galaxy S II Plus, and the Galaxy Premier.