Editors' note, March 13, 2014: This review has been updated with additional data and call performance analysis.
With the new G Pro 2, LG hopes to make would-be Note 3 buyers think twice. Like Samsung's popular phablet, the Pro 2 boasts a huge, bright, and colorful HD screen as well as an excellent 13-megapixel camera. LG also packs in plenty of software tricks and UI enhancements to throw veteran Android users a curve or two.
Of course the G Pro 2 will have a tough time deflecting potential Note 3 shoppers off target. While LG's latest creation matches … Read more
NIV Bible isn't a very complex app, but that makes it awesome for people who just need a plain pocket reference. It's very easy to read and browse, though a search or share feature would really push it over the top. Still, it's a fine app if you just want "the good book" and no frills.
This app gives you the full versions of the Old and New Testaments to help you reference passages or study the Bible. The app presents the book in its original order, so you can read the whole Bible in … Read more
Overflow for Mac offers you a convenient interface for categorizing and launching your favorite apps. This shareware app can be summoned either by clicking on its icon or via a customizable keyboard shortcut. Unlike OS X's Launchpad, it allows you to open media files, and also to have custom layouts and categories for organizing your data.
Overflow for Mac's main interface consists of a grid of icons ready to be tapped and a list of categories. Adding new categories or items can be done either in editing mode or via an Option-click; While in edit mode, you can … Read more
Shades for Mac applies a tint of your choice on top of your display to boost your privacy. It can be used either through an optional slider situated on your desktop and in the app's menu, or through keyboard shortcuts. Unlike the built-in brightness controls on your Mac, this app will not save you battery life since it doesn't affect the display's backlighting.
After installation, Shades for Mac resides in your System Preferences as a pane and runs continuously in the background. When the service is started, you will notice a new menu bar icon and a … Read more
jBidwatcher for Mac lets you search and bid on eBay auctions through an easy-to-learn interface. It can place bets on your behalf, seconds before an auction ends, a practice known as sniping. Other features include drag-and-drop integration for adding auctions right from a browser, the creation of custom tabs, customizable double-click actions, My eBay integration, and advanced features like setting up a remote database, proxy, or firewall exclusion.
jBidwatcher for Mac requires Java. After installing the app we encountered a peculiar error where the OS thinks the app is damaged and recommends deleting it -- we resolved this by allowing … Read more
In an effort to reclaim control over the single-serve coffee market, Keurig parent company Green Mountain Coffee Roasters' new generation of "Keurig 2.0" brewers will include interactive readers programmed to work only with Keurig-licensed K-Cups. The company confirmed the news in a recent earnings call, as reported by Techdirt. The new brewers are due out in stores later this year.
The move comes at a time when Keurig's grip on the booming single-serve coffee market might be slipping. The company's original K-Cup patent expired at the end of 2012, and not surprisingly, bargain-priced competitor cups … Read more
Hands Off! for Mac keeps track of every app, background process, and service you run and allows you to restrict hard drive and network access. In addition to set-and-forget rules, the app also features a network monitor that pops up every time a process or app tries to access the Web, providing detailed info. This premium app comes with a trial version.
Hands Off! for Mac requires an administrative password. After launch, it will ask you to choose one of three major presets: automatically allow all network and hard drive requests from apps, define access on a per-app basis, or … Read more
Sound Forge Pro for Mac lets you remaster audio files using an elegant and streamlined interface. This premium app offers many ways of adjusting your audio tracks, such as setting waveform peak ranges, delays, distortions, filters, and more. It also supports adding multiple channels and removing noise, but it lacks software instruments, save for a rudimentary synthesizer.
Sound Forge Pro for Mac features a streamlined interface that follows Apple's aesthetics. There are three side panes, which can be hidden, as well as a toolbar with an LED display. The sound editing is done using an extensive plug-in system in … Read more