Mobage's Rage of Bahamut is one of the most popular Android apps available, after being one of the most anticipated. Why? It's cool, it's supereasy to play, and there's always something new. This free app lets you do battle with other players in real time. Millions around the world play Rage of Bahamut, with 3 million users outside of Japan, where users play the original version, Shingeki-no-Bahamut. The premise of RoB is simple: battling players draw power from the cards they collect in their lonely wanderings. We installed Rage of Bahamut on a smartphone running Android … Read more
A free mobile video communications software package, Tango allows users to easily connect with family, friends, and co-workers. It is a versatile software package that works on multiple platforms, including PCs, Macs, and various smartphones. It has a number of excellent features making this a mobile communications option well worth exploring.
The interface of Tango resembles a standard cellular phone. It has buttons near the bottom for adding contacts, viewing recent sent and received calls, an invite button, and a settings button. You can switch between video chat and voice with a tap of the screen. This application is optimized … Read more
Opus Domini Lite is a time management app for Macs. You can enter your tasks, goals, and milestones, as well as your mission statements if you have any. Opus Domini Lite then gives pop-up reminders and shows your task schedules each day, helping you manage your time more effectively.
Opus Domini Lite's interface resembles a typical day planner with times blocked off and task lists shown. You can check off tasks and move schedules around easily, and there's a nice search ability as well as useful time reporting charts. Switching from daily to weekly and monthly views is … Read more
Ringtones for your iPhone are not limited to the default offerings that came with your phone. With Free Ringtone Maker, you can create a ringtone for your iPhone quite easily. Free Ringtone Maker installs on your MacBook or iMac easily, and ringtones can be managed from iTunes.
To create a new ringtone with Free Ringtone Maker, select the file you want to use as a base; almost all audio file formats are supported, as is the audio track from some video file formats. You then slice and dice the sound into a 40-second-or-less clip. If you want to record your … Read more
Media Player Classic Home Cinema is a free utility that provides video playback. Since there are a lot of video players on the market, this is a tough area for apps to really stand out from the competition. With a few performance issues and some operational quirks, Media Player Classic Home Cinema didn't come out at the top of the long list of similar programs.
The installation process is simple enough, although there's about a half dozen screens to step through. Once installed, Media Player Classic Home Cinema launches quickly, although there's no modification to the pop-up … Read more
RC Mini Racers is a Micro Machines-style racing game available for free. This game features 20 mini cars controlled remotely, lots of missiles, mines, turbo boost and much more, packed into an intuitive and positively uncluttered user interface.
The game ships with hard rock music to invite you into the race of the mini cars. At first, users can choose from three free cars from the 22 available, and then unlock others as they win races and gain some in-app cash. We liked the racing experience provided with the app, and the variety of racing modes. While at first users … Read more
iProcrastinate is a free, dark-themed productivity app that appears to be targeted at, but not necessarily limited to, students. Despite a couple of flaws, the application does quite a nice job, helped by its intuitive controls and simple interface.
The interface consists of three columns. On the left is Groups, where tasks are ordered according due date and priority level, with a Subject field where you can enter custom names and colors. Tasks are in the central column, and the steps the user specified while describing the task are listed in the third, right-side column.
We found it took only … Read more
We like lots of widgets, but not all of them, and that's sort of the point: there's a desktop widget for every need and every taste available for free, customized exactly the way you like it, thanks to XWidget. This free app comes with a bunch of ready-made widgets that can check the weather, stock prices, headlines, and messages; display compact slideshows; play video; add and subtract; and anything you can do with a widget. But the really cool thing is the XWidget Designer, a sophisticated tool for creating and customizing widgets. It lets you change the size, … Read more
Tango Video Calls is a free VoIP application for iOS with high goals, but low performance. The app is very easy to use, but its interface misses the finesse of a native iOS application such as FaceTime.
With its intuitive interface, most users will be able to skip the video tutorial and get started right away, especially those who've used a VoIP app before. Tango Video Calls does offer some great features, such as the FaceTime-ish video call (the primary aim of the app) or (what we liked the most) video messaging. We loved the concept of breaking down … Read more
The GetGo YouTube Downloader is a software application for downloading your favorite videos and/or audio. You can view them offline on your computer or on other supported devices in a number of formats.
Overall, this video downloader isn't the best out there. It managed to download a 3-minute video in a little over 2 minutes -- the output was an MP4 (iPod Touch) -- and the video quality was clean, but the audio wasn't. It sounded a little like it was underwater. Other similar download software has had better sound but not as high quality video. One … Read more