Managing your e-greetings: does that sound like the perfect job for Android or what? You have everyone's info literally at your fingertips, and you're always connected so you avoid that awful feeling of logging on late at night and realizing you've just missed an important birthday. SplashPad Mobile takes it a step further with eCards Greeting Card Creator. This free app makes it supereasy to create your own customized e-greeting cards right from your smartphone, tablet, or other Android device. You can use your own images, too. A few taps and you're ready to send your … Read more
Simple controls combined with a considerably comprehensive gameplay value, Infinite Monsters brings the classic fun and feel of side-scrollers. It also offers customization options that make your alien-shooting experience much more versatile and fun.
The opening interface doesn't have a lot of options, only Game Start and More Games buttons. When you start a fresh game, it shows you a very short tutorial on its controls and game environment. But even without looking at the guide, playing should still be pretty straightforward. You'll have to advance through the stage, shooting countless alien-zombie-like creatures, while collecting cash to upgrade … Read more
The expansive set of options available is what makes this app very fun. However, even with lots of things to do, Derby Days' overall playability is significantly bogged down by one inconvenient factor: It requires real money to advance.
We found the interface of Derby Days to be a little deceptive. When you first open it, you'll find that there are very few buttons present in the default environment. However, the actual options are hidden in the elements of the environment itself as well as in the sub-menus. We found the gameplay to be quite nice, though, as there … Read more
Flutter is an interesting application for the Mac that lets you use hand gestures to control playback of audio from your Mac. If you think of Flutter as Kinect for the Mac, you'll get a good idea of what it does, although the current version is limited to audio file playback. Flutter is a free download and installs quickly and easily.
Once installed, you can use Flutter through the Mac's camera to control your audio file playback. You can hold up a palm to stop playback of an audio file, and you can stick your thumb to the … Read more
Even if you've never flipped burgers for a living in the real world, you can still be a winner with Burger, a game that tasks you with preparing and serving food on the fly and on the clock.
In the game your main task is to organize the ingredients needed to properly serve order sets. Completing an order requires you to follow the shown ingredient sequence, and the player must complete as many orders as possible within the given time limit. The first mode of the game, career mode, uses a "day" as a level, giving you … Read more
With a name like Blood & Glory you probably are not expecting a family-oriented casual game. And you'd be right. If you've enjoyed the TV series Spartacus, then Blood & Glory will appeal to you. It's based around gladiatorial combat in which you battle in the arena to the death, all for the glory and adulation of the crowds. Blood & Glory installs quickly.
Graphically, Blood & Glory is a treat. The graphics are well done, but a warning that there is a huge amount of blood (hence the name!) would be tame. This is probably the … Read more
Windows users are familiar with a number of utilities for setting system preferences, but Mac users have not had as many options. GeekTool is a solid attempt to remedy that situation by bringing an alternate way to handle many Mac system settings. The app installs quickly and opens to a simple interface allowing you to create "geeklets," which accomplish specific tasks. You drag the geeklet icon to your desktop, which then opens a dialog allowing you to customize the behavior of the geeklet. Options in the dialog vary depending on the type of geeklet you are creating.
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If you have trouble keeping track of what needs to be done -- at work, school, home, or anywhere else -- try Wieldy. This flexible, easy-to-use program helps users organize and prioritize tasks with a variety of useful features. We think it's a great choice for anyone who's drowning in a sea of sticky notes or feeling that their to-do list is bigger than their short-term memory.
Wieldy has an attractive, intuitive interface that is not unlike those of Microsoft Office programs. The program's features are arranged in tabbed menus that are easy to navigate, and we … Read more
JetVideo Basic VX from COWOM America proved a capable, flexible media player, once we'd gotten past an ad-splashed intro that left us wondering if it was worth the effort. It has a sleek, stylish interface that groups lots of useful controls together but hides them until you need them, or toggles them open and closed, like the Extended Controls and Playlist. It plays a wide range of media files, including music files and CDs, as well as most video formats. Its extras include sound effects, subtitles for international users, an equalizer, variable playback speed, a timer, an alarm, a … Read more
Have you just about run out of phrases, dates, and names that add up to strong but memorable passwords? And yet you're constantly being prompted to update your old passwords with new, strong passwords, or you have to create new one when you forget your logon ID or password, again. Sound familiar? What you need is a tool that can generate, manage, and store strong, secure passwords for all your access points. Lamantine Software's Sticky Password Free is just such a tool. It can create strong passwords for all your sites and apps, store them in securely with … Read more