Genius PDF Reader is the PDF reader and converter for superheroes and bookworms. It's also a comic book and eBook reader. It opens and converts a wide range of document types into PDFs, and it displays CBR, CBZ, and other comic book archives as well as eBook formats like EPUB and MOBI. It searches for text, zooms, and performs other basic editing functions, too. The latest version of Genius PDF Reader, v2.0, can convert PDFs, too, with help from an additional virtual printer. We only tried the reader, though. Genius PDF Reader is freeware for Windows XP to … Read more
Redfield describes its Face Control plug-in for Adobe Photoshop as a precision tool for facial expression synthesis. It applies highly controlled distortions to images, especially faces, to achieve subtle or dramatic effects. It can alter the Mona Lisa's famously enigmatic smile or turn the most charming movie star into a leering, sneering villain. It's optimized for facial close-ups, but it works on any image in Photoshop. It's freeware that downloads with both 32-bit and 64-bit versions.
Installing Face Control isn't quite like installing an ordinary app since you must browse to Photoshop's plug-in folder. Not … Read more
Leaked from today's 404 episode:
- These brilliant wackos are reenacting "Back to the Future" on Twitter.
- How do you prove to someone you just met that you don't have an STD? With an app, of course.
- Lock8: a smart lock to keep your bike from being stolen.
- Is Google building a hulking floating data center in SF Bay?
- San Francisco's bay barge mystery: Floating data center or Google Glass store?.
How much do you know about your ancestors? Many people can't trace their family back more than a century, but researchers have grown a family tree with more than 13 million people in it.
Yaniv Erlich and colleagues at MIT's Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research have used data that goes back to the 15th century to shed light on how genetic traits influence successive generations.
LiSA for Mac adds to your e-mail experience something that's probably missing: real time e-mail notifications spoken in a human voice. The app seamlessly integrates with your contacts and e-mail and allows you to create custom notifications -- but comes with a couple of limitations. Still, it's a handy app worth having on your computer.
LiSA for Mac installs quickly and runs from the Mac Menu Bar. From there, you can access a list of your contacts and establish a relationship with each contact, which the application uses when informing you of the origin of any incoming mail. … Read more
GoPro Studio for Mac enables you to create professional video clips using advanced editing features and preset templates, making it a powerful tool for editing constant frame rate formats like GoPro, Canon, Nikon, H.264 MP4, and MOV. The app comes with a beautiful and easy-to-use interface, a cartload of features, and excellent performance, representing an excellent choice for amateur as well as professional video editors and GoPro fans.
GoPro Studio for Mac is a rather large download at 121MB, but well worth the wait. Once you install it, the application opens with an attractive, intuitive layout that lets you … Read more
Pics 2 Frames is a free photo editing tool for adding frames, filters, and text to images. It is easy to use with a lot of customizable options, filters, and frame choices, but a few too many ad pop-ups take away from the experience of using the free software.
Pics 2 Frames is an image editor that allows you to place photos into frames and prepare them for Instagram, Facebook, or storage on your iOS device. It has several frame options, several sizes, the ability to customize colors, shapes, and layouts, and a number of filter options, all free with … Read more
Peg Solitaire for Mac offers you a unique and fun way to play the classic board game Peg Solitaire on your computer. The game's many variations and puzzle types keep gameplay entertaining, making it excellent for the puzzle enthusiast. Too bad the interface is not more fun.
Peg Solitaire for Mac makes playing classic jumping peg board games more convenient; since all the pieces are stored digitally in your computer, you're not likely to lose any of them. The gameplay is straightforward: you drag pegs to jump them and jumped pegs disappear, keeping the game board clean. We … Read more
JustResizeIt Free for Mac allows you to quickly resize large images using default or custom-made widgets. Lightweight and speedy, this application is more accessible than traditional image resizing apps because of the ingenious way in which it uses widgets. It's an excellent choice for any Mac user, but especially for photographers and graphic designers.
The installation of JustResizeIt Free for Mac requires the installation of Adobe AIR. If you don't have this runtime system already, the installation might take a while. Once you have the runtime and the app up and running, you are ready to start resizing … Read more
iBooks Widget allows you to quickly preview in your dashboard both paid and free books available in the iBookstore. This widget's well-designed interface and legible typography make it a good choice for any digital bookworm, though the graphics and the buttons could do with a redesign. Still, if you love books you'll love this app.
iBooks Widget installs to your Mac dashboard, giving you a nice display of current titles in the iBookstore, along with detailed book information and short plot synopsis. You can browse through interesting titles quickly and filter displayed results by categories such as fiction, … Read more