The name caught our attention: Android Defrag Free. Defrag Android? How? More to the point, why? Defragging doesn't benefit Android and can degrade flash memory. Some digging uncovered a partial explanation: The app doesn't actually defragment your Android device's flash memory and cards, although it suggests just that and even uses defrag-style graphics to drive the point home. But Android Defrag also claims to clear your caches and kill unnecessary apps and to delete and/or repair corrupted files. Unfortunately, so-called task killers usually aren't any more beneficial in Linux-based Android than file defragging. Android Defrag … Read more
Another amazing game from the makers of the very popular game series Angry Birds, Bad Piggies is the same story viewed from the perspective of the ingenious little green pigs, originally featured in Angry Birds. However, this game takes a very different approach to the experience by immersing the player in an interactive sandbox. Players must use creativity and engineering to get through each quest.
For those without a high-speed Internet connection, Bad Piggies may take a while to download. It is 42MB, but the size is due to the game's incredible details and physics engine. The game opens … Read more
Designed to deliver an entertaining learning experience to small children and enhance their hand-eye coordination, this app also promises hours of fun. Baby Shapes and Animals does deliver on some of these promises, but it has far too many drawbacks for the everyday user to include it in their application collection.
At 26MB, Baby Shapes and Animals seems to be one of the largest applications of its kind. Given its simple graphics and extremely limited functionality, there is no reason it should occupy so much space. Download time can be horrendous and the application also lags considerably. It opens painfully … Read more
For teachers and students alike, the iPad is a perfect timekeeper. With its robust suite of built-in tools and endless supply of options and apps, it can easily keep track of your projects, classes, exams, and teachers in a single space. Of course, most apps are not designed for this type of tracking, so a tool like Lessons Schedule is much needed. But does this app perform as needed in that role? For the most part it does, with a few minor exceptions.
Upon opening, if you have a Dropbox account (and the app installed), Lessons Schedule will attempt to … Read more
DotMemo is as basic as any app can get. The problem, however -- and this crops up a lot in apps developed to take on that "simplicity before functionality" mantle -- is that DotMemo is too simple, at least for most people jotting down notes while on the go.
The idea behind the app is very simple. Open DotMemo and you are greeted with a white screen that says "note here." You tap the white space and can start typing. That's it. There are arrows to move your cursor back and forth on the screen (… Read more
dSLR cameras undoubtedly produce the highest quality images available. AfterFocus claims to bring the high quality creative photography of these devices to the world of Android. The reality is that nothing can replace the dSLR camera, but this app does a great job of trying.
At almost 7 megabytes, this app takes a little longer to download than other, far simpler applications. It may take a while on 3G networks, but it is worth the slight inconvenience. AfterFocus opens quickly and instantly greets the user with a beginner's tutorial. The convenience of this feature is great because it makes … Read more
Cricket is a complex game, so it's no surprise that one of the newest Cricket games in the App Store for the iPad is a flick game -- one that makes the game more accessible and enjoyable for a wide audience of both diehard and casual cricket fans. Even still, the app has its fair share of menus and options that will take some time to get used to as you start playing. Fortunately, the developer has included a very concise tutorial that walks you through the basics of the matching system, how to set up new matches, and … Read more
Bible verses are a natural fit for the iPhone -- a compact, easily carried device that everyone already takes with them everywhere. Your iPhone is capable of storing large volumes of data, and it makes that data instantly accessible, whether you are at work, in bed, or somewhere in between. So what better medium could there be to provide you with an instant daily affirmation through a carefully selected bible verse? This is the promise of Your Daily Bible Verse Free, an app produced by Marc Moore to deliver one free verse to your device every day. The interface, layout, … Read more
We weren't really sure what to expect when we first opened BsReality on our iPhone. And, honestly, after spending a bit of time testing it, we're still not exactly sure of its purpose. It's supposed to create an augmented reality using auras, but these auras aren't the kind that psychics speak of; rather, according to app description, they are the "images, videos or even games that Aurasma will bring to life ..." OK, then.
There is nothing intuitive about BsReality when you first open it. It opens with your camera ready to take a picture. … Read more
Saving videos directly from YouTube to your hard drive is a widely asked-for feature. One of the possible candidates to satisfy this demand is YouTube Video Downloader Pro. However, even though the thought of saving videos from YouTube directly to your computer with an integrated and seamless procedure seems attractive, this software doesn't deliver.
If you have found YouTube Downloader Pro while searching for the perfect solution, we advise against trying it. The installer asks for permission to change your default home page as well as your search engine. If you opt out of this, which you probably should, … Read more