Free CUDA Movie Converter takes advantage of Nvidia's CUDA parallel processing technology to speed up video conversions in computers with CUDA-capable Nvidia graphics cards. Of course, Free CUDA Movie Converter works in any PC running Windows 2000 to 8, but running it on CUDA-capable machines lets you harness your GPU's extra processing power. We tried it on an ASUS Netbook running Windows 7 HP and equipped with Nvidia's CUDA-capable second-generation Ion graphics processor. This proved a great test platform since the Netbook's extremely limited resources make the GPU's help that much more welcome. Free CUDA … Read more
Vectoraster for Mac quickly creates vector point or line raster patterns based on bitmap images. The program performs its main functions well and may appeal to more experienced users who frequently use image and video editors.
Vectoraster for Mac comes with a free trial version that randomly alters the output image. A user manual accompanied the program, which was helpful. The first menu that appears is one to purchase the full version of the program. This was difficult to work around, at first, but could be minimized or closed once the main program started. The main window on the left … Read more
iVideo for Mac helps you easily locate, organize, and play back all of your video files. The application supports all known video formats and offers plenty of options for customizing video files and the way you search for them.
Since it's around 30MB in size, iVideo for Mac takes a couple of minutes to download. After a quick installation, the app opens to a basic but neat video organizer. The interface is customizable and you can show or hide a sidebar and information bar to your right. In the upper-right corner there is a search option, which helps you … Read more
Jaksta Media Recorder for Mac offers a one-stop shop for recording and downloading media files from your favorite Web sites to your Mac. The program pairs easy-to-use controls with functionality. The trial version only successfully downloads YouTube videos, but it does so with speed and no hiccups.
Jaksta Media Recorder for Mac doesn't require any setup and the program is ready to run from the start. Upon startup the user is prompted to enter the registration code, purchase the full version, or continue in demo mode. The layout is very straightforward, but has a quality feel to it. Few … Read more
Jaksta Music Miner for Mac caters to frequent users of YouTube or other sites with streaming audio who may want to listen to their favorite songs away from the Internet. The application performs well and successfully saves copies of media files streamed online to your hard drive.
Upon installation Jaksta Music Miner for Mac's basic tutorial walks the user through the initial setup. To keep it working in the background the user needs to turn the program "on" by pressing a small button in the program's status bar. When an audio track or a video comes … Read more
ScreenSleeves for Mac allows the cover art and other song information to be displayed as the screensaver while a song plays, a useful feature for those who have long playlists during parties or other events. The program easily detects which song is playing and displays the cover art in good quality and with some additional options.
ScreenSleeves for Mac downloads and installs directly into the typical screensaver area, meaning users simply have to navigate to the system preferences menu to activate it. Once selected, the application automatically reads the song that is currently playing on iTunes or Spotify. When the … Read more
Raiden Legacy for Mac recreates a classic '90s gaming shoot 'em up experience. The game offers plenty of challenge and will surely keep fans of this old school arcade series busy for hours chasing the highest score.
Raiden Legacy for Mac comes with a free trial version with a 60-minute time limit. Installation required an extra step in the form of downloading a separate game store app, which extended the overall loading time. Once started, the initial menus were well thought out and easy to navigate. The user has the option of choosing between several versions of the game, but … Read more
ooVoo for Mac's basic interface and features make it a good option for those looking to use their computer for video and conference calls over the Internet. The program also performs as a functional IM client.
The program is available to load for free, but some additional calling features require payments. For example, the application allows up to 12-way calling for free, but users must pay per caller above that number. Installation completed easily, as did account sign up, which walked the user through the process. Once initiated, ooVoo for Mac automatically signs the user in every time the … Read more
Citi Research is revising its forecast for negative PC growth as it paints a dark picture of the incredible shrinking PC market.
Citi is cutting 2013 PC year-to-year growth to negative 10 percent from negative 4 percent growth, according to a note to investors late Friday.
"The Citi global technology team is revising down its 2013 PC growth estimate to -10% y/y (from -4%) based on further sub-seasonal demand" in the first quarter and slowing notebook production.
In a section titled "Y/Y Growth in 2H? Don't Think So," Citi says that despite investor … Read more
What's the Logo asks you to identify one of dozens of different logos at a time, within a hangman-style interface. The game is fairly limited, but it is fun to play for anyone that enjoys testing their pop culture knowledge, and the relatively loose format for game progression makes skipping logos very easy. The result is a fun, but ultimately forgettable app with only limited appeal for long-term play.
What's the Logo has a very basic design, low-resolution graphics, and a mechanic that is too familiar. Where it makes up for all of this is with the sheer … Read more