I've been hearing it since the new year: "There are no games to play!"
Sure, we seem to have found ourselves in a bit of a lull when it comes to the big blockbuster video game. When I posted what I felt were 2014's most anticipated titles, I may have overlooked the fact that the beginning of 2014 was a bit on the light side for games.
Wrought with guilt that I may have in someway performed a disservice to you fine people, I felt compelled to compile a short list of interactive software worthy of your hard-earned income. The best part? Most of these titles are significantly cheaper than the $60 you're probably used to paying for a shiny new game.… Read more
MiLi Photo Plus is a useful tool for printing existing photos, as well as for creating and printing images from templates included in the app. In order to print photos from this program, you need to have a smartphone photo printer, but you can also e-mail photos directly from the app, or use it to share your photos directly on Facebook or Twitter.
This interface of MiLi Photo Plus is highly intuitive, with a four-button menu on the home screen containing options for taking a photo, choosing an existing one, creating a panorama collage, or creating a photo. If you … Read more
Ads are part of the Web, and something we are likely to never truly get away from. But that's not going to stop users from trying to rid browsing sessions from the (sometimes) annoying ads.
By installing plug-ins such as Adblock Plus (ABP), users are able to eliminate some of the more distracting ads on sites. Until recently Adblock Plus wasn't available for Apple's Safari browser. That changed earlier this month when Adblock Plus announced it was releasing a Safari extension in beta.
Installing the beta extension is simple and only takes a few seconds of your … Read more
Adblock Plus, a browser plug-in that wipes what it deems to be more intrusive advertisements off the Web, has completed its sweep of the top browsers on personal computers with the release of a version for Safari.
The Adblock Plus beta for Safari on OS X joins versions already available for Chrome, Firefox, Opera, and Internet Explorer. The company doesn't support Safari on iOS devices, though it does have a version for Android phones.
"Our goal is to make the Internet better for everyone by empowering people to block obnoxious ads while simultaneously encouraging websites to run user-friendly, … Read more
photo2video is designed to convert photos into videos on your iPhone, and while the final result often looks good, there are some bumps in the road between snapping and rendering. The app's interface is the biggest drawback here, with unlabeled buttons, no clear tutorial, and a messy layout that can be confusing.
When you load the app, there will be a lot of options onscreen but the core of the app is built around snapping photos and adding them to a timeline for your video. This makes it easy to take time lapse photos for a short photo-based video … Read more
LAS VEGAS -- It's here: the first 4TB portable bus-powered USB 3.0 portable drive. It's the Backup Plus Fast, which Seagate showed off at CES 2014 today.
The new drive is the latest in the Backup Plus family that was first introduced a year and half ago. It shares almost exact the same dimensions as a typical backup drive, with one exception: it's about twice the thickness.
This is because, on the inside, it comes with two 2TB internal hard drives that are blended together in a RAID 0 configuration. This translates into a single volume … Read more
AdBlock Plus for Internet Explorer blocks annoying banner, pop-up, and video ads from appearing on the Web sites you visit. It blocks everything automatically, but it's easy to unblock sites. AdBlock Plus does more than block annoying ads. It also disables tracking, malware domains, and social media buttons, if you tell it to. Acceptable Ads appear on ad-supported sites that follow AdBlock Plus community guidelines, helping to keep both those sites and this free, open-source browser extension that way (i.e. free). We tried AdBlock Plus for Internet Explorer in IE 11.
Installing AdBlock Plus in IE 11 required … Read more
MediaInfo Plus lets you view tags and data of any of your downloaded media files. It lets you see them in multiple list views for added convenience. It requires its namesake program to work, but it's a nice add-on if you already use that media manager.
This program might make your antivirus software suspicious when you first run it, but that's only because it's an executable file. On the other hand, that convenience means you can take the program with you and it will visualize your media on any computer. That is, provided you've downloaded MediaInfo … Read more
Hewlett-Packard is looking to drum up tablet sales with the rollout of four new devices, which went on sale Monday.
The new lineup includes the HP Slate7 Plus, the HP Slate7 Extreme, the HP Slate8 Pro, and the HP Slate10 HD. Equipped with Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, the tablets are all listed as available with the exception of the Slate7 Extreme, which currently is out of stock.