The iPhone has become a popular reading device for many of its millions of users. So, a good dictionary app is a must, especially if you also have installed newspaper, eBook, and blog reading apps. While there are paid as well as some free versions of many well-known dictionaries available in the app store, Dictionary Offline Free provides a number of options that are more than enough for most users. Easy to use and with clear instructions for how to download more dictionaries, save entries, and share them, Dictionary Offline Free is a great tool for anyone that needs to … Read more
Music, or should I say most recorded music, is already free; you can get it whenever and wherever you want it and pay nothing.
I've bought thousands of CDs, SACDs, LPs, and a few hundred downloads. Of course, when I started buying music I didn't have too many "free" options, other than radio or taping friends' albums. Radio was a great way to discover new music, but once I heard something I really liked, I bought it. My $3.98 "Led Zeppelin II" LP was a great investment; I've played it hundreds of … Read more
The new version of the Avast security suite focuses on repairing the past mistakes of Windows. Debuting today exclusively with CNET's Download.com, Avast 8 addresses some of today's most pressing security concerns but leaves at least one other growing problem unresolved.
All told, Avast Free Antivirus 8 (download), Avast Pro Antivirus 8 (download), Avast Internet Security 8 (download) and the new top-tier suite, Avast Premier 8 (download) command upwards of 170 million active users, making Avast the most popular consumer security suite by a long shot.
Although the suite leaves privacy in the cold, the rest of … Read more
Do you care who sees what Web sites you visit, what software you own, and other personal facts that intruders can extract from your PC? Did you know such information includes not only browser tracks but also the updates, queries, and information-sharing activities of every piece of software that contacts the Internet, with or without your permission? And did you know that many so-called system cleaners don't clean all that data? They leave behind traces that, over time, can even accumulate into system-slowing clogs. Anti Tracks Free Edition from Giant Matrix not only erases browser and Windows tracks but … Read more
If mobile phones have done anything well, it's pitting friends and family members against each other in cross-country bouts of word games and chess. Four in a Row Vs Friends is the newest entry into the growing genre, bringing the classic Connect 4 game into the digital space with digital friend-matching and wireless synced games. The game is as intuitive as you likely remember, requiring you to drop checkers into one of seven slots, blocking your opponent as you attempt to match four of your own tokens and win. The game installs quickly and easily and, after registration, you'… Read more
Many people seek ways to enhance or alter their mindset while listening to music, meditating, consuming alcohol, doing drugs, and so on. I-Doser Free for Mac is purported to create and enhance a specific mood or experience with the use of binaural beat doses.
I-Doser Free for Mac is easy to download. The interface is straightforward and the program is fairly easy to figure out, as everything is close at hand. Unfortunately, the free version only comes with three "doses" and doesn't offer many features. If you want additional doses you need to purchase a premium version … 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
Depending on the source of audio files, the format may prevent some songs from working with different players, making it important to be able to convert files. Free WMA to MP3 Changer for Mac is a simple, but effective program that performs its limited functions well.
Available as freeware, Free WMA to MP3 Changer for Mac's small size allows it to install easily. There does appear to be support for the program, since it prompted for an upgrade to fix reported bugs. After a quick startup and the upgrade prompt, the program was up and running. Instructions for how … Read more
NASHUA, N.H. -- Zach Harvey has an ambitious plan to accelerate adoption of the Internet's favorite alternative currency: installing in thousands of bars, restaurants, and grocery stores ATMs that will let you buy Bitcoins anonymously.
It's the opposite of a traditional automated teller that dispenses currency. Instead, these Bitcoin ATMs will accept dollar bills -- using the same validation mechanism as vending machines -- and instantly convert the amount to Bitcoins and deposit the result in your account.
"It's even easier than just using a regular ATM," says Harvey, 33, who demonstrated the device … Read more
Leaked from today's 404 episode:
- How a movie changed one man's vision forever.
- Google's stock breaks $800 for the first time.
- Report: OfficeMax, Office Depot discussing merger.
- Microsoft moves Outlook.com out of preview.
- Dow 14,000: Stocks near new crest.