For parents, the Internet is an unlocked Pandora's box of every possible threat to their children. What could be worse? How about the Internet wherever they go, out of your reach, on their smartphones? Fortunately, you have options. Blue Coat's Web Protection is a popular desktop parental control and Internet filter program. K9 Web Protection Browser extends its robust filtering and security capabilities to Android devices. It can block inappropriate and adult-themed content, gambling sites, spyware-infected Web sites, or any site you want to block. It relies on the same filtering technology used by Blue Coat's enterprise … Read more
The Iron Dome Password Manager is a free Android app that protects your passwords with secure 256-bit AES encryption--the same strength used by banks. Your data is secured on your device instead of being transmitted or hosted somewhere else. Iron Dome Password Manager doesn't require special permissions, but it does display ads. You might encounter Password Manager under the One Money name; and there's an unrelated game with the same name, too. We tried Iron Dome Password Manager in Android 4.1.1.
We installed Iron Dome and tapped the Start button. Step 1 is creating a master … Read more
The ability to take endless snapshots tends to leave the average smartphone user with two things: 1) a lot of unedited snapshots; and 2) a lot of good intentions about transferring those photos to your PC, editing them, and posting them online--someday. Someday can be the next time you turn your Android gizmo's camera on, if you have Everimaging's Fotor Photo Effect Studio. This free app lets you edit, modify, frame, and share your snapshots almost as quickly as you can take them, and right from the comfort of your Android smartphone or tablet. It's also one … Read more
Zynga's Bubble Safari is a good ol' arcade-style Match-3 shooter game in a free app for Android devices. With 89 puzzles and plenty of rewards to earn, Bubble Safari takes only a few seconds to master but can keep you entertained for hours, if necessary. With an Android smartphone or tablet, you can have fun and stay sharp, simply by popping a bunch of colored balloons. Zynga's free game is compatible with Android 2.3.3 and higher; we played it on a Samsung phone running Android 4.1.1.
Bubble Safari's colorful backgrounds and buttons are … Read more
Your Android phone or tablet can be a great educational tool for your kids, with the right software. Softdiv's Animals Spelling Game For Kids is a super-easy game designed to help kids just learning how to spell with simple, familiar words. And what better source than animal names, which tend to be short and easy to spell but exotic enough to both challenge young learners and keep them interested.
Animals Spelling Game's main page has three buttons: Play Game, Top Score, and Exit. We started a game. Our first puzzle presented three letters; D, G, and O, above … Read more
A good task list is a must for your iPhone. The portable device is a perfect tool for carrying a calendar and task list with you wherever you go, but those lists need to be well constructed, easy to access, cloud friendly, and quick and easy to access and edit. That's why coTODO is both a very good app and a frustratingly incomplete app in need of some additional work.
When you open coTODO you are presented with a tutorial that walks you through basic editing of a handful of different things you can do, from adding tasks to … Read more
The iPad and iPhone are not built for viewing and editing most types of files. There are no built-in applications for opening word processing documents, ZIP files, or images for editing. The App Store contains thousands of proprietary editing apps, but when you just want to look at a file, it's surprisingly hard. That's why Documents by Readdle is such a must-have app.
Documents By Readdle is a reading app. It allows you to open just about any type of file quickly from any application on your device. Once this app is installed, the file types it will … Read more
Drum Pad Free is one of those apps that gives you exactly what it promises without frills or gimmicks. No hidden menus. Just a simple drum pad app that works as advertised with no unwanted upgrade banners flashing across the screen. Of course because it is free and admittedly very limited in what it allows you to do, Drum Pad (Free) isn't right for everyone.
The app is very easy to use. Open it and you are presented with nine drum pads. Tap each of them to make a noise. They are each labeled with the associated sound they … Read more
Effectos is a very familiar app, because it resembles many other photo augmenting apps on the App Store. That's not necessarily a bad thing, as long as this particular app provides an experience that is unique and engaging enough to warrant a download. In some ways it does, but in a handful of others it could use some additional work.
As its name implies, Effectos is an app allowing you to add different effects to photos. These effects range from sepia wash to a framed background or reverse negative. Each of the effects is shown in a rudimentary menu … Read more
More than ever before it is critical that the passwords you use online are secure. With more advanced and sophisticated technologies trying to access accounts ranging from Facebook to bank accounts, a secure password is the best line of defense you can put up. That's why apps like Amuck Password Generator are so useful; they provide a rudimentary and yet very effective tool for creating customized, highly-secure passwords for your online accounts.
Amuck Password Generator is a very basic app. It has a single screen with a handful of options that allow you to customize how your password will … Read more