Like anyone who regularly reviews headphones, I've noticed that the majority of them have no unique features or qualities. So for example, it's rare to find headphones in the T 51 P's price class that aren't made in China, but this little $289 Beyerdynamic is made in Germany. The lightweight, 174 gram, mostly metal design doesn't have a hinged headband, but the ear cups fold flat for easy storage in the supplied, beautifully designed carry case. The headphone lacks a mic or inline controls, marking it as a design intended for the serious audiophile who … Read more
WorkStudy + 5 for Time Study is a tool for businesses and researchers that are calculating time data in an effort to analyze either a research study or an aspect of their business. It's not a visually attractive application and there is little to no training for novice users, but it is possible to see how this type of program can address the needs of researchers in several industries.
With WorkStudy, you create a study along with elements and fields for research. For example, if you run a grocery store and wanted to measure the time it takes for a … Read more
Insta Collage will help you make good looking collages, but its lack of templates makes it harder for everyday users to use. It doesn't help that the app tries to cover your phone in ads, either. Still, with its numerous filters and backgrounds, it's a worthy enough collage app if you don't mind experimenting with plenty of different looks for your photos.
This app lets you pull any picture from your phone or tablet into a collage. You can choose from more than 20 different Instagram-esque filters to add to your photo before you put it into … Read more
Despite its name, Photography Editing has little, if anything, to do with editing. It's actually a photography guide that offers really specific tips on DSLR shooting. It's a fine user manual, but if you're expecting to edit your photos with it, you'll be sorely disappointed. It's loaded with helpful tips that will help you take better photos, though.
Photography Editing isn't really an app, either. It's just a scanned manual on how to take great photos with a DSLR. In addition to tips on shot selection, it includes detailed explanations of all of … Read more
MoneyLine Free Personal Finance Software for Mac helps users manage their personal and household budgets better by implementing some useful tools for tracking financial transactions. Its menus appear dated, but are easy to use, making it an acceptable choice as a personal accounting program.
During startup, MoneyLine Free Personal Finance Software for Mac prompts the user to install a number of additional programs, some of which are not related to the original's purpose. This is easily dismissed, bringing the user to the main window. The left side bar has sections for accounts, reports, actions, and assets/liabilities. There are … Read more
As an all-in-one system cleaner, CCleaner Slim consists of different utilities designed to help the user streamline their computer responsiveness. The program was very easy to install and has a small footprint.
CCleaner Slim is a comprehensive system cleaner that takes care of registry problems and startup issues, and analyzes your computer for all sorts of issues that can slow your computer responsiveness, significantly. It will also help you find duplicate files so that you can eliminate extras from your computer. It can monitor your Internet activity for harmful sites and integrates well with Adobe Photoshop and Real Player. It … Read more
PixAnimator is an application that allows you to create basic animations using a predesigned animation loop and one of your own photographs. The end result is an entertaining and creative presentation of a normally plain image.
Even beginners should have no problem getting started with PixAnimator. It quickly downloads and there is no complicated setup required to begin using it. The app opens to a main menu where the user is required to choose an animation. About 20 animations are provided for free, but there are also hundreds of additional animations that are available for a fee. Once you choose … Read more
The iTunes Store holds thousands of free podcasts, but what if you're an Android kind of person? That Apple is tempting, but don't bite; adapt! Androids who are also Pod People can simply download and play iTunes podcasts on their alien devices. It's easy, thanks to apps like Wagachat's iTunes Podcast Search. The name describes this free iTunes browser for Android: It searches iTunes for free podcasts that you can download and play or share on your little green robo-phone. Like the podcasts, themselves, Podcast Search is free, though it displays banner ads in your notification … Read more
Digital music technology -- sequencers, synths, MIDI, and the software that ties it all together -- puts studio-quality music-making tools into the hands of the next Beethoven or Pretty Lights. Philizond Software's SequetronLE is a great example. It's a freeware sequencer and authoring tool that turns your MIDI-enabled keyboard into a full-featured live musical instrument with multitrack recording, editing, looping, and much more. Instead of moving from music keyboard to PC keyboard, you can control all of SequetronLE's functions from your music keyboard. SequetronLE also turns your computer keyboard into a programmable music keyboard. It has a … Read more
We've seen quite a few Cloud-based tools for storing and syncing data. Abelssoft's CloudClippy 2013 is among them, but takes a slightly different approach to many of the tools we've seen. CloudClippy automatically copies data saved to the Windows clipboard -- images, for example -- and transfers them to a Cloud-based account. CloudClippy also packages multiple files together and compresses them before transferring the data. It recognizes images automatically and displays them online via links. You can also create private links for sharing access to files. CloudClippy's basic account is free, and you don't even … Read more