It's easy to schedule an automatic shutdown in Windows. Simply open the Control Panel and click on System and Security. Find Administrative Tools and click Schedule tasks. When the Task Scheduler opens ... well, perhaps "easy" isn't the right word. "Complicated" comes to mind, maybe even "difficult." However, scheduling an auto shutdown in Windows is actually extremely easy to do with Shanezzar's Auto Shutdown 2.0. This compact freeware simplifies the process of scheduling an automatic shutdown in Windows NT, 98, ME, 2000, XP, Vista, and 7. It also supports the Log … Read more
The boom of social-networking services has caused many people to have multiple applications on their smartphones to manage different sites and frequent content updates. Switching through different social-media applications and separate applications for texting or instant messaging can get quite cumbersome and inconvenient. Phonebook for Android combines all social media into one contact management program in which users can view and manage all content related to individual contacts.
Phonebook for Android loaded quickly on our device. It automatically syncs contacts, but each site does require an initial log-in or registration. After what felt like a quite lengthy setup, the program … Read more
Christmas' favorite treat now has its own Indiana Jones-like game for you to enjoy. It lets you run, jump, and slide along one of the silliest environments you'll ever see. Gingerbread Run is a lot of fun, but it won't wow you with innovative gameplay or features.
If you've ever played Temple Run or any other similar game, you'll know the gist here. Swipe up to jump, down to slide and tilt your phone to move. The game's strongest point is its really goofy landscape. Your goal is to collect gumdrops in a silly Candy … Read more
When it comes to bookmarks on mobile gadgets, there hasn't been a home run yet. There are dozens of different ways to save your favorite sites, but none of them work without a hitch. With Launched, that hitch is huge and glaring. You can browse some sites, but you can't save your own sites to the app. Even with the preloaded sites, there are too many hiccups to make the app worth using.
The app only offers a list of popular sites that you probably use. Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and dozens of other big names are here. You … Read more
It pays to be able to quickly and easily convert measurements. Whether you're a small business or just trying to get a sense of scale, you need an answer as quickly as you can get it. ConvertPad will switch just about any measurement you can think of to the right sum very quickly. It's not the prettiest thing to look at or use, but it gets the job done.
ConvertPad for Android offers to switch the native language immediately when you download, which is a nice touch for international users. What isn't as nice is how long … Read more
In recent years, new technology, fast Internet access, and an explosion of portable devices has meant that you can access hundreds of thousands of movies and TV shows almost instantly, as long as you have an Internet connection and a credit card. At the same time, with dozens of streaming services and stores, it's harder than ever to find any one show or movie quickly. Can I Stream It? is designed to solve that problem, compiling data from Neflix, Google, Hulu Plus, Amazon, Crackle, iTunes, Vudu, and more to show if a movie or TV show can be streamed, … Read more
While YouTube hosts an endless amount of content, it requires an active Internet connection for streaming. Free YouTube Converter for Mac converts YouTube formatted videos to more-common types, but ultimately doesn't complete the necessary steps.
Available as freeware, Free YouTube Converter for Mac downloads and installs seamlessly with its own native installer. Upon startup, the program takes the user to the developer's Web site, where other programs are sold. While a slight nuisance, this is acceptable for a freeware program. The program's design is well thought out, with large, easy-to-recognize buttons for the main functions of locating … Read more
For those with certain e-reader devices, working with e-books on a computer can be difficult. Calibre for Mac is a free program that helps you manage your e-book libraries and create e-books from other sources for use on portable devices.
Calibre for Mac is an open-source freeware program, and it's easy to download and install. The initial setup is easy, but requires an e-mail address to link to the user's e-reader. Once this is done, the user is prompted to go to an outside Web site for more instructions on using the program, and some streaming demonstration videos. … Read more
Some games are better off left in the past. Space Invaders for Mac offers a true original-style version of the Space Invaders game. Unfortunately, being true to the original game does not make this game easy to use or great to look at.
Space Invaders for Mac presents an unmodified version of the original Space Invaders game. This game loads as a widget, making it awkward to access. The graphics and overall look of the animation is just as flawed and basic as the original. The interface does not allow for any preference modifications, and no list of keyboard commands … Read more
When we first looked into the ancient d20 die from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, it spurred a lot of geeky excitement. The only thing that might have been more fun would have been uncovering an ancient Egyptian Atari cartridge.
Readers quickly chimed in about getting a replica made. There were pleas for ThinkGeek to get busy on it, or for someone with Autodesk and a 3D printer to tackle the project. Cornerstone Gaming on Shapeways has officially made it across the 3D-printed-ancient-die finish line.… Read more