Read top magazines for free on your Android phone or tablet with Google Currents. Topics include News, Sports, Entertainment, Business, Lifestyle, and more. Familiar titles such as Popular Science, Forbes Now, and TMZ are presented in a familiar page-turning format with high-quality images and text comparable to print editions, only they're free to read in Currents, either online or in high-speed offline editions. You can subscribe to titles, too. Currents incorporates a lot of Google features, such as Google Search for breaking news as well as Google's blog, feeds, and translation tools. An optional widget also delivers breaking … Read more
GeekSoft's File Expert HD tweaks its already worthy file manager with display, video, and interface enhancements designed for the latest Android phones and tablets. It does stuff other file managers do, like organizing and searching files, apps, and settings in one easy-to-access app. But with File Expert HD, your phone or tablet becomes your primary Internet device. It integrates with your own cloud service as well as its own GCloud. It can send files using Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and NFC. It can access FTP, SFTP, and FTPS servers, too, and even accept files as a mobile Web or FTP server. … Read more
TeamLava has updated the free Android game Bubble Mania with smoother animation, new levels, and better bubbles that let you play faster and uninterrupted. The basics of this bubble-popper remain the same: Pop the same-colored bubbles to rescue babies from the Evil Bubble Wizard, score big, earn stuff, and advance through the levels to attain bubble-popping mastery.
The Cat introduces Bubble Mania's improved interface, which has smoother graphics and animations than most free Android games. There are two shooting methods: Tap to Shoot, in which you tap your finger on the target, and Aim and Shoot, which is more … Read more
Accu-Chek 360 Diabetes Mgmt. lets you take detailed notes about your blood sugar level, but it's more than just a logbook. It plots out your glucose levels in several different ways so you know exactly how you're doing, no matter how you want to look at it. It's certainly better than jotting down all of your numbers into a crowded spiral notebook!
Accu-Chek lets you easily record your blood glucose levels every time you take a reading. You can insert what you ate that day and any other variables that could have affected your reading and the … Read more
IOBit's Driver Booster analyzes your PC for out-of-date drivers -- and updates them with a click. Cloud-based resources track the latest updates. Driver Booster is available in two versions: Driver Booster Free, which can automatically identify new updates and install them individually or all at once, and Driver Booster Pro, which does all that and more, including offering licenses and technical support for up to three computers. We tried Driver Booster Free in Windows 7.
Driver Booster's dark-toned user interface displayed all our system's drivers in its scan results, with those needing critical updates at the top … Read more
If you're not a fan of viewing YouTube in your browser because of Flash problems or other issues, a standalone YouTube app might be a good idea. MediaTube for Mac is a basic program that lets you search and view YouTube videos without using your browser. It works, but we weren't particularly impressed with its features or interface.
MediaTube's appearance is somewhat iTunes-inspired, particularly the Cover Flow-style video preview pane. The program is easy enough to figure out; there's a search box and controls for playing, pausing, and stopping videos. What we didn't love about … Read more
Sometimes what makes an app great is simply that it takes features that already exist and puts them all in one handy spot. Such is the case with QuickLock for Mac. This basic utility makes it easy to lock, restart, or shut down your Mac. It's nothing earth shattering, but we like that it makes useful features more accessible.
QuickLock for Mac appears as a small lock icon in the menu bar. Clicking it reveals a drop-down menu with options to start your screensaver, put your computer to sleep, shut your computer down, or restart it. There's also … Read more
Let's face it: the market for note-taking apps is pretty well saturated. There are plenty of options to choose from and a lot of them aren't that great. Simplenote for Mac, however, is a standout. Combining an incredibly simple interface with some really useful options, it's a great choice for anyone who jots down notes, lists, ideas, or other bits of information that need to be organized.
The interface couldn't be easier; a pane on the left displays each note's title and a preview of the text, while the right pane displays the full text … Read more
PicSay gives you loads of fun stickers and effects that you can use to decorate all of your favorite photos. It packs hundreds of ways to edit your photos in a shockingly ad-free package. If it had more conventional editing tools, it would be truly amazing.
PicSay lets you attach decorative stickers as well as fun filters to all of your smartphone's pictures. It's loaded with dozens of stickers that are organized into sensible categories; plus you can add text and thought bubbles to make the picture convey a specific message. Though you can resize the stickers, you … Read more
Ginger Chrome Extension brings Ginger's advanced spelling and grammar checks to your browser. Ginger's unique algorithm considers context when checking spelling and grammar -- reducing errors introduced by incorrect checking. If you've ever had to reject or correct changes made by spelling and grammar checkers because the program couldn't understand your sentence, you can see how contextual corrections could make a difference. Ginger's Chrome Extension helps you avoid errors when browsing, posting, and entering data online by flagging errors and suggesting corrections. Ginger Chrome Extension is free but requires Ginger to work, but Ginger is … Read more