BeamReader PDF Viewer is a free Android app that opens, displays, and saves PDF files and email attachments. It's compact and has most of the features you expect from a PDF reader, such as zoom, pinch-to-zoom, text wrap, bookmarks, and password protection. It's suitable for Android 2+ devices, but it doesn't seem to support Android 4 releases, and the developer seems to have stopped updating it. With excellent PDF utilities available from Adobe and others, and at the same price as BeamReader (free, as in no money) it's hard to see how it finds a place … Read more
It probably annoys you when people pick up your Android phone and fiddle with it; but beyond irritation, it's also a potential security risk. For one thing, your privacy could be compromised. For another, your phone's settings could be changed, accidentally or deliberately. A simple app has an equally simple solution: password protection for only those apps you want to protect. That's what Power Apps Tools' Applock Master does. You set a password or locking pattern, and Applock Master keeps protected apps from opening until you enter your password or remove them from the locked list. Applock … Read more
There are many alternative Web browsers you can use for Mac besides Safari. While easy to install and run, Mood Browser for Mac only offers the very basic features of a Web browser, and it feels like the app isn't completely ready for a full release.
Mood Browser for Mac can be run without an installation. Once you launch the browser you will immediately notice the lack of features. The browser looks very simple and part of the window is blocked by a gray area, reducing the browser's display size. This browser feels like it is a work … Read more
Passing time playing games with your smartphone or tablet requires applications that are quick to learn and fun. Temple Run's excellent graphics and easy-yet-satisfying gameplay make it a good option for casual gamers.
Temple Run comes as a free application, but payment is required for additional power-ups. Installation through the Google Play store completed quickly, and there were no log-ins required to play the game. The startup menu's graphics are well designed, as are those for the game, itself. The selection to start a new game was easy to find and well labeled. In terms of play, the … Read more
Users who know a lot about pop culture may look for a game to test their knowledge. Icon Pop Quiz is well thought out, but its bugs and gameplay are problematic.
Even though it's available for free, Icon Pop Quiz requires coins for certain features, which can be purchased in batches. Despite being available through the Google Play store, the application took a long time to download. While the graphics in the menus were well designed, they were not intuitive. As a result, the lack of any user instructions was a problem. The constant presence of pop-up ads made … Read more
Looking for a way to spice up your emails, SMS, or updates and statuses on your favorite messenger or social networks? Cool Styles, Emojis & Symbols might just be the app you need. It has hundreds of emoticons and symbols as well as many different fonts and styles that can be used.
Cool Styles, Emojis & Symbols installs effortlessly and functions perfectly. It is a very light and easy-to-use application. The user interface consists of an attractive blue background and high-contrast white lettering. It is easy to read and does not strain the eyes after prolonged use. The main menu … Read more
A recent trend in the Android Play Store seems to be puzzle games, especially those that involve guessing words based on pictures. Combining ideas from Charades and Hangman, 4 Pics 1 Word: What's The Word keeps the user coming back for more. It is challenging yet easy enough to play, and it functions smoothly.
4 Pics 1 Word: What's The Word displays a light gray background with vibrant and clear graphics. The basic rules of this game are quite simple: Four full-color pictures occupy the top half of the screen. These four images have something in common. Below … Read more
Most smartphone users tend to put their phone into "vibrate" mode often -- during meetings, yoga, movies, performances, and dinner, etc. That way when your phone "rings" no one is the wiser. The main downside to this function, however, is that there is no way to tell what that jiggling in your pocket means without looking directly at the phone. Vybe breaks ground in that regard because it not only allows users to assign custom vibrations for specific contacts, but it also allows users to design each of those custom patterns in whatever fashion works best … Read more
Some devices are set with their speaker volume at a conservative level, which prevents wear and tear on that particular component. Other devices do not play the sound very loud when playing videos from providers such as Netflix or Hulu. The only solution available is to download a volume enhancing application such as Volume Booster. This app claims to quickly and efficiently boost the volume on any device up to 30 percent. It does change the sound but it doesn't seem to boost it by that much.
As extremely light software, Volume Booster loads instantaneously. Once the application is … Read more
There is something about a business card. That small piece of cardstock is the foundation of millions of networking success stories every year, making it a vital tool for anyone who frequently goes to networking events, business lunches, or conferences. Yet, increasingly contact lists and communication tools are online only, so the traditional business card holder isn't an option to organize all that useful information. This is why apps like WorldCard Link are becoming increasingly popular, providing a quick and easy way to digitize business cards and share contact information.
WorldCard Link is an ingenious blend of technology both … Read more