Sometimes static desktop backgrounds can be boring, and you feel the need to make the desktop come alive. This is when Desktop Aquarium Free steps in, transforming the desktop into an aquarium. While the video's nice, the free version ships with a couple of annoying limitations, such as 30-second-only videos and pop-up ads. The app provides two scenes in this version: a "busy coral reef" scene, with dozens of fish species, such as Banded Clownfish, Blue Tang, and other colorful varieties, and a second "Shark paradise" scene, with the protagonists being a couple sharks, Blue … Read more
iSniper 3D: Arctic Warfare is a well-designed, first-person shooter iOS game that has all the necessary parts to become both awesome and addictive. With clear onscreen tips at first launch, the sniper's controls are intuitive enough to create a fun gaming experience. However, we get the feeling that the developers are pushing for in-app purchases.
We like that the game had a story to get you into the role. However, the graphics don't have too much detail, so you will just have to focus on improving your score, which is needed throughout the app if you want to … Read more
City Story Metro is a free iOS application that gives players the important role of becoming the mayor of an imaginary town. You make the rules and get the whole business rolling; in other words, it's a good strategy game with a well-designed, uncluttered interface, providing onscreen help at all times. It has all the necessary spice for a fun game, with helpful tips all the way around.
We liked how the developers introduced the help file through a virtual assistant called Anne, who will join your journey right from the start and guide your steps to make your … Read more
If you are looking for a third-party application to back up your iPod music library to Mac OS X, xPort may be an option to consider. It detects your iPod as soon as you plug it in, and presents you with two powerful buttons aimed at saving your favorite music. The only downside is that it works only with the iPod, and not other Apple products.
When you launch xPort, you're greeted by a clean, easy-to-understand interface. As soon as you see the iPod's audio content, xPort gives you several ways for content backup: you can select the … Read more
Mixxx is a free music studio suite suitable for pros, semi-pros, and advanced amateurs. No flash in the pan, Mixxx has been evolving since 2001, and today it not only has the proven DJ tools you'll find on most studio software but also more than a few unique features, options, and capabilities. You'll have to spend a little time with Mixxx to learn what it can do, though we were also impressed with how easy the program is to navigate and use. Mixxx can be had in dedicated versions for 32-bit and 64-bit Windows; we sampled the 64-bit … Read more
We're always puzzled when we encounter programs that needlessly complicate what should be very simple tasks. That's the case with ArXClock, a basic alarm clock that performs the same functions as numerous other programs, but does so in a way requires extra effort on the part of the user. It works, if you want to bother with it, but we're not sure why you would when there are so many similar programs that are easier to use.
ArXClock has a plain interface that makes it easy to configure alarms. Alarms can be set to count down a … Read more
In today's business environment, employees, contractors, and consultants all figure into projects, and knowing who did what and when is critical to making sure everyone gets paid. Web-based software has several advantages for tracking time spent on projects, such as centralized storage of all data and universal access to project tools and schedules; all you need is a Web browser, some client software, and a username and password to work wherever you are. TE-CON's eHour is a free Web-based time-tracking application with the objective of making it as easy as possible for your employees to track time spent … Read more
If you're a dancer, or if you know one, it should come as no surprise that dancing is everything to some people. Dancers Windows 7 Theme is a free theme pack of high-quality, high-resolution desktop background images dedicated to dancers and dancing. With a resolution of 1,920 x 1,200 pixels, these vibrant images bring the motion of dance to life as well as any still picture can.
As with other free theme packs for Windows 7 from Windows7Theme, Dancers Windows 7 Theme installs and starts the Slide Show feature automatically, simultaneously opening the Windows Personalization tool for … Read more
Lovers of Angry Birds might be excited to find Angry Birds Matching, a spin-off puzzle game. However, we can't say this program is much to get excited about. It's an extremely basic -- and not particularly interesting -- puzzle game that is only related to Angry Birds inasmuch as it's ripped off the game's characters. If you like Angry Birds, stick to the original, and if you like puzzle games, there are innumerable options out there that are both more fun and more challenging.
The format of Angry Birds Matching will be familiar to anyone who'… Read more
First things first: If you're a fan of Angry Birds, don't get excited about Angry Birds Connect. This game has virtually nothing to do with the original Angry Birds, and we feel pretty certain that the creators of Angry Birds Connect simply ripped off the characters from Angry Birds and inserted them into what is otherwise a fairly generic puzzle game.
Angry Birds Connect reminds us a little bit of that old Windows tile puzzle, Taipei. The tiles aren't stacked as they are in Taipei, but are simply arranged in a hexagon-shaped grid; each has the face … Read more