The Room Two is the hotly anticipated sequel to one of the most celebrated puzzle games on iOS, and after playing through a few levels, I can tell you it raises the bar that was already set high with the original game. This made-for-touch-screen puzzle adventure includes incredible graphics, a mysterious storyline, eerie atmospheric sound effects, and complex puzzles that will have you pulling out your hair trying to figuring out your next move.
Specializing exclusively in the creation of two-dimensional diagrams, ClickCharts for Mac strikes a good balance between features and ease of use, but suffers from an uninspired interface. If you want a quick way to create diagrams, this app is a good choice, but don't expect too much.
ClickCharts for Mac greets you with an uninspired, but nonetheless usable interface. There is a Help file included, which can help you get started. You start by creating a new diagram using one of the available templates, such as Data Flow, ER, Flowchart, or Mind Map. Manipulating objects is easy, as is … Read more
Google agreed Monday to pay $17 million to settle claims from 36 states and the District of Columbia that the company violated user privacy when circumventing the tracking cookie blockers in Apple's Safari browser.
The fine follows revelations that Google installed tracking cookies on Safari users' computers without permission to assist its DoubleClick advertising business, bypassing Safari's default settings that block third-party tracking cookies.
Google has denied that the violations occurred intentionally, but agreed to the fines nonetheless.
According to U4Soft, their 1-Click MP3 Downloader finds free and legal MP3s that you can listen to or download. It's not P2P software, so you're not required to share or host any files. Sounds like a great idea since there's lots of free music online, including free MP3s. Unfortunately, all 1-Click MP3 Downloader delivered was one of the most annoying nags we've ever been subjected to by so-called freeware and a lot of offers to download a program that converts YouTube videos into MP3s. We've downloaded tunes from YouTube, but it's hardly an alternative … Read more
Google announced Friday that its DoubleClick unit will soon let its ad clients buy ads on Facebook.
This means that starting in a few months, clients will be able to buy inventory on Facebook Exchange (FBX), the social network's retargeted ads platform, via DoubleClick's Bid Manager.
FBX's retargeted ads take into account people's browsing behavior outside Facebook, as … Read more
You might think that $79 is a lot of money to pay for a flowerpot. For an ordinary flowerpot, you would be correct. The Click and Grow Smart Flowerpot, with its sensor and specially-designed soil, is hardly ordinary.
I received the Smart Flowerpot about a week and a half ago and I’ve been dying to try it out. Why the excitement? I have a confession to make.
I kill plants.
I don’t mean to kill them. I have lovingly nurtured basil, bell peppers, tomatoes, sage, thyme, and a few very unlucky grocery store orchids. Despite my best efforts, … Read more
With today's Smart Farm announcement, gardening startup Click & Grow unveils a plan to revolutionize both the way we view fresh food and how we access it.
At first glance, gardening might not seem high-tech or particularly smart, but we're following it closely anyway. Why? It's simple: while a raised flower bed outside or a potted herb plant on your porch is very nearly the opposite of smart technology, recent developments in sensor technology and the ubiquity of the smartphone for viewing data can take some of the mystery and difficulty out of growing your own plants … Read more
Toshiba debuted three new Windows 8.1 gadgets early Thursday morning: a pocketable 8-inch tablet, a tablet that can snap on a keyboard to turn into a laptop, and a budget-price laptop.
While the hardware specs will hardly blow you away, the $600 and under price tags are sure to entice budget-minded gadget shoppers.
Update: Read CNET UK's full Toshiba Encore review now
Encore First up is the Encore, an 8-inch Windows 8.1 tablet. Toshiba chose that size so that you could hold the tablet with one hand.
ClickToFlash for Mac successfully prevents Flash content from loading automatically in Safari during your Web browsing sessions, thus freeing you of annoying pop-ups, ads, and auto-play content that just slow down your Web browser.
ClickToFlash for Mac installs as an extension to the Safari Web browser and works with an additional plug-in blocker that the developer has available. After opening, it brings up a Web page where the preferences may be altered. This page includes five separate tabs, each controlling distinct features. The first contains a number of options for converting Flash to HTML5 format, actions likely too advanced for … Read more
Your favorite dessert app just surfaced a sure-fire cronut recipe, but your in-laws never returned your trusty mixer. If you got that app via Amazon, though, you may be able to quickly purchase a new appliance within the app while you're still thinking about it.
Sorry, it probably can't help you with your in-laws.
Amazon announced Tuesday that users can now buy physical products through Android apps with the retail giant's 1-click purchase feature. And the e-commerce kingpin is hoping it will encourage you to buy more and buy often.
"If it's an app that … Read more