If you'd like an alternative to Windows Media Player that plays just about every kind of audio and video file and is widely customizable and flexible enough to serve many roles, including DVD and Blu-Ray player, you really only have a few choices, and one of them is Media Player Classic, aka MPC. Actually, several others might be MPC too since this open-source freeware serves as the basis of more than one media player for Windows. The latest version is Media Player Classic-Home Cinema. MPC-HC is available in separate downloads for 32-bit and 64-bit Windows. We tried the 64-bit … Read more
How would you like a cute cat to repeat everything that you have just said, in an equally cute voice? That's what Talking Tom Cat is all about. You don't need any particular skills and there's no real learning curve involved with this simple but engaging Android app.
As soon as you open Talking Tom Cat, you are immediately greeted by the title character, Tom, and a set of commands and buttons at the sides. Controls are simple and intuitive. The basic functionality is the voice recognition system, which lets Tom repeat anything you say in a … Read more
Web-based communication apps offering free voice and video calls over Wi-Fi, 3G, and 4G as well as text messaging are some of the must-have apps for any Android device. Tango Voice & Video Calls lets you easily connect to friends while making your communication free and fun.
The primary menu of this app takes users to the standard line-up-at-the-top arrangement of most interfaces in mobile OS platforms, with options like calls, messages, and settings organized at the upper part of the screen. This makes the presentation of basic options easy and intuitive, since you've most likely already encountered such … Read more
It may not appeal to gamers looking only for action, but Big Win Football strikes a nice balance between the game and team management.
Big Win Football offers a simple interface with straightforward menus and options that are, for the most part, easy to navigate. The player management menu was somewhat daunting initially, but it was easier than we expected to figure it out. We liked the idea that you can build and strengthen your team using a certain player rosters which makes it a tiny bit more realistic. And, since player stats are also involved in each game, each … Read more
Who doesn't love fresh fruit? Unless it's too fresh, in which case you need to show it who's boss by turning it into sliced fruit with a samurai sword. That's the premise of Fruit Ninja, Halfbrick Studios' free Android slasher game. It's capable of slashing your free time as easily as it cuts flying fruit into juicy chunks. It's easy enough for anyone to play, too, at first. Like similar Android games, Fruit Ninja gets harder to play as you advance and unlock more levels and games. It's also educational (if you insist) … Read more
Sketchbook Copic Edition is a drawing and illustration tool. Copic, for those unaware, manufacturers a line of markers, and they teamed up with Autodesk to create Sketchbook Copic Edition. Essentially a stripped-down version of Sketchbook Pro with branding and colors from Copic, this app lets you create illustrations using the Copic color palette.
Sketchbook Copic Edition installs easily. The Sketchbook interface will be familiar to many, with a set of drawing and shading tools available. You can use gesture-based systems to draw, and the app integrates with drawing tablets and pen systems well. The interface is clean and well laid … Read more
CUDA Video Converter is a software program for converting your videos into different formats, both video and audio. With clear user guidance and a simplified approach, this is one of the easier tools for reformatting and performing minor edits on your videos.
The interface is easy to understand. The key functions are all set out on a single page and it's easy enough to figure out how to get started with the instructions they offer on the program itself as soon as you startup. The features included the expected Conversion as well as, Clip, Merge and Edit. In our … Read more
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