Scare Party is the newest in a long line of "scary" apps released in recent months. The small design of an iOS device, the fact that you are almost always wearing headphones, and the fact that the touch screen offers new control schemes are all driving factors in the scary game movement. Some deliver while others are more demos of what the developer is working on. Scare Party is a mixture of the two, managing to offer the right amount of chills in a compelling package, but not quite enough content to keep a group of people happy … Read more
There are plenty of photo-editing and photo-taking apps on Android, but few can do both. This app is the rare exception. Cymera can take, edit, and even filter photos on your smartphone or tablet. It's good enough at doing all three to replace the standalone editing, shooting, and filtering apps you currently use.
This app is made to complement Cyworld, a South Korean social network. The only time you'll really notice that is when you try to share a shot from the app itself. To do it, you need an account with Cyworld. You don't need an … Read more
You can't easily change lenses with your smartphone's camera, so you have to change apps if you want a different shot. Camera ICS adds a much-needed zoom lens to your smartphone, but adds a bunch of other unwanted stuff too. The zoom isn't worth the jittery performance and ads that come with the app.
The app's misleading name makes you think it's a big update to the camera in Ice Cream Sandwich. However, it works with older versions of Android and doesn't even look like the Ice Cream Sandwich camera app. Instead, it's … Read more
Although screen captures are something that Windows is capable of doing on its own, third-party screen capture utilities offer a lot more in the way of features. We've tried many of these utilities and have been quite impressed with some of their offerings. ScreenSnag is one of the less intuitive options that we've tried, but it does offer some useful features that make it worth the time it takes to learn.
ScreenSnag's interface is unlike anything we've seen before, and not necessarily in a good way. Its options are all contained within a series of gray … Read more
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
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
It sometimes seems like there's a car tune-up shop at every major intersection, but that's nothing compared to the amount of brain tune-up software you can find, and nearly all of it compact freeware. Take, for example, the two mental tests bundled in Brain Tease from Custom Solutions of Maryland. Virtually anyone of any age can use this portable freeware's simple but challenging mental exercises to sharpen their cognitive skills. The first uses simple word and color associations to illuminate how the brain defines words using more clues than just the meaning of the word, and how … Read more
Users of Google Chrome know that by default, when you open a new tab, your most-visited Web sites will be displayed as thumbnails. Start is an extension for Chrome that displays your bookmarks and other selected content instead. It's an interesting, and useful, alternative to the standard Chrome options.
Start installs without any fuss, as is typical of Chrome extensions. By default, the extension displays icons representing bookmarked Web pages, which may be great for some users, but not for us; we ended up with a tab full of New York restaurants that we'd bookmarked in anticipation of … Read more