Call of Duty is as ubiquitous in modern gaming as any franchise, appearing and breaking sales records like clockwork every fall. For those who enjoy the cinematic styling of the franchise and the jaw-dropping graphics and multiplayer action, it is an event marked by days off work and countless hours with a controller in hand. So, it is no surprise to find a number of Call of Duty games in the App Store, nor the Call of Duty Zombies rendition (popular on the consoles as an add-on). And while the developers do a good job of moving many of the … Read more
Panoramic photos have been the "it" feature for smartphones recently. However, if you're one of the many people whose smartphone doesn't come with a panorama app, try Wondershare Panorama for Android. It cobbles together panoramas accurately and lets you share your creations right from the app.
The app works just as you've come to expect panoramic photos to work. You hit the photo trigger and turn the phone slowly to capture the long-framed photo. Wondershare Panorama for Android also has a few Instagram-esque filters you can use, but you have to take the photo with … Read more
A complex field such as molecular biology requires efficient ways to visualize gene sequences and associated data. SnapGene Viewer for Mac helps you better visualize, annotate, and simulate DNA-related procedures.
Installing SnapGene Viewer for Mac is quick and easy. At first launch a setup screen pops up that lets you define your preferred enzyme suppliers. You are also invited to watch an introductory video to guide you through the basic functions of the software. Six more videos are also available to explore advanced functions of this program. Many screenshots and feature descriptions that will help you learn more about the … Read more
Apple's built-in browser, Safari, is not very friendly to outside plug-ins or services. For them to work, often a proxy or invasive app is needed that can access your data. It's not an ideal solution. So, AdBlock for iPhone, iPad, and iTouch, produced as a hobby by developer Benjamin Loewe, is a fantastic solution. Designed and implemented as a standalone Web browser, AdBlock promises to stop pop-ups, layer ads, blinking banner ads, and subscription traps from appearing on screen -- an increasingly common problem in the age of smartphone Web browsing. The browser starts up immediately, much like … Read more
When it comes to computer graphics, Photoshop is so dominant that "photoshopping" is virtually synonymous with digital image editing. But Adobe's flagship product has some disadvantages, starting with its considerable price tag. It's also so complex that you can take courses in how to use it. But it's the standard against which all graphics editors and drawing tools are measured, which is good news because the many Photoshop clones out there include some tools that give the big dog a run for a whole lot less money. BrainDistrict's PaintSupreme for Windows is just such … Read more
Navigating through all your favorite social networks can be time-consuming as well as messy. As an all-in-one app, Socialite for Mac gathers together recent updates from social networks you belong to and can help you simplify your social networking life.
Users can try Socialite for Mac for free or buy it for $9.95. The installation of this rather small program went fast. The interface doesn't have the wow factor, but it is well organized and intuitive; at times, however, we had some trouble with scrolling that was not so smooth. You can easily integrate many social Web sites … Read more
Need to print a large poster but you don't have the right printer to do it? PosteRazor for Mac guides you through five quick and easy steps in order to cut the image into several parts and then print them as a multipage PDF file with your normal A4 printer.
This free program comes as a 1.2 MB file. The installation was easy and rather quick. During our testing PosteRazor for Mac seemed stable and didn't crash. The interface is very simple and wizard-like, making it easy for new users to get started. In the settings, you … Read more
The photo-editing capabilities of the iPhone are fairly limited. Other apps often pick up the slack of Apple's limiting Photo Library and iPhoto tools, providing filters, cropping tools, collage-creating tools, or sharing options. However, not all photo-editing apps are created equal. Some only offer a single feature. Others are loaded with options but no clear idea of how to use them. That's why PicMix Lite is such a nice surprise, providing a handful of very useful tools to combine, edit, and save photos on your device. Allowing you to load images into layers and add or remove parts … Read more
Given the large number of photographs typically taken during a vacation or trip, working with them effectively can be difficult. Time Lapse Assembler gives Mac users a way to make simple videos out of their albums quickly.
Time Lapse Assembler for Mac is available as freeware, with only a one-time request for (voluntary) donations. The program's small size makes installation and setup quick and easy. Time Lapse Assembler is up and running in less than a minute. The simple interface lacks bells and whistles, and the program has only a few features, namely options for different video formats and … Read more
With the increasing size of video and audio files, hard-drive space can be at a premium, especially on computers over two years old. Monolingual helps you free up disk space on a Mac by removing data the computer uses only when actively supporting other languages.
Available at no cost, Monolingual is a small, easy-to-run program. The software is only compatible with version 10.7 or higher of Mac OS X. It runs quickly and is supported by detailed instructions and troubleshooting information. The program walks you through the language deletion process, making it simple to use. As indicated in the … Read more