Free farm sims are some of the most popular games in any format. Millions play them online, and more and more users are also playing them on the go, thanks to compact versions optimized for smartphone displays and controls. TeamLava's Story series includes the hugely popular Farm Story, now updated with a Halloween-themed edition, Farm Story: Halloween. Despite the Halloween decorations, your job as a farmer remains the same as it is in the basic game, or for real farmers, for that matter: Grow produce, tend your livestock, and improve your property. But your animals are wearing Halloween costumes, … Read more
Minecraft Plus is not a version of the popular Minecraft game, but a standalone guide to the Minecraft world for the iPhone and iPad. Minecraft Plus is available from iTunes and several other Web sites, and is easy to install.
At its heart, Minecraft Plus is a reference guide. Every item and potion, armor, mob, or construction tool in the game is referenced in Minecraft Plus. You can enter what you're looking for in the search engine and pull up all references to that item in the guide. This is not a replacement for the game, but an add-on … Read more
The efficiency of USB Reverse Tethering lies in the fact that wireless may not be the most available form of Web communication at all times. If you need to update your device and there are only DSL connections around, for example, USB Reverse Tethering can provide the much-needed connection.
The interface of USB Reverse Tethering looks simple, since there are only the status graphics and connectivity buttons in the home area. The process of making it work is quite complex, though. First you'll have to configure the app properly to the PC, and the target PC must also be … Read more
Fans of the Facebook social-media site can stay in touch on their mobile devices with the free Facebook app for Android. Having everything geared toward the Android operating system differentiates it from the standard mobile Web version.
The differences are subtle, but the interface and options are a bit more streamlined, so navigation was smoother and easier. We also didn't need to worry about screen size incompatibilities, a problem we've had using the mobile version. The differences extend to the layout, and again they're positive. The main menu on the right doesn't hijack the screen, but … Read more
With the era of the Gameboy over, Screen Snake is a game that brings that feeling back in a modern and original remake, right on the screen of a Mac computer running Snow Leopard or higher. While it won't help you with your productivity, its clean, intuitive interface will surely fill your time while you're waiting for an important email or the like.
Playing Screen Snake couldn't be easier: right after you launch the app, the snake will be available on the screen, as will its target, and it will crawl across until you press the Enter … Read more
Rail Maze is a free puzzle game that brings back childhood memories. You play by assisting a little train from the start of a rail maze to the finish line, while solving easy puzzles. There isn't any action, or high-definition graphics, but continuous challenges enhance the overall gaming experience. Unfortunately, repetitive music plays constantly, which gets pretty annoying after a while.
The Rail Maze user interface is very simple, with no fancy eye-catching graphics, and dull explosions, but the puzzles are the point of the game. This is why any level of player can enjoy using it to fill … Read more
Facebook today updated its native Android mobile app. You can grab version 1.9.7 now from the Google Play store.
Here is the official change-log for Facebook for Android version 1.9.7:Facebook for Android 1.9.7 requires Android 2.2 and up. A front-facing camera makes it easier to take photos. New messaging features let you switch between conversations, include friends of friends, share bigger photos, and see who's available. Various bug fixes. Made a security improvement. Faster app login and navigation.
If you've ever found yourself going back to a certain point in a YouTube video over and over again -- because you're trying to master a dance step, because you really like that part of the song, or because you're trying to figure out exactly how that cat did a back flip -- YouTube Auto Replay is for you. This incredibly useful Google Chrome extension lets you replay YouTube videos either in their entirety or in specified segments. We think that virtually anyone who uses YouTube will find it good to have around.
YouTube Auto Replay installs … Read more
If you're a heavy user of e-mail attachments, you know how tedious it can be to download them individually and make sure that they're saved in the right location. But they can also take up a lot space within your e-mail account, so letting them hang out there isn't always a great idea, either. Mail Attachment Editor is an innovative program that can automatically find and download your e-mail attachments and save them wherever you'd like. We haven't seen anything quite like it, and we were very impressed with both its ease of use and … Read more
Those of us who sit at a desk all day know the importance of taking regular breaks to stretch muscles and refresh tired eyes. But when you're knee-deep in work, it's easy to forget to take a little time for yourself. Workrave offers users an easy way to set break reminders. Its interface could use a little work in the design department, but it gets the job done.
Workrave really isn't much to look at. A tiny (and we mean tiny) box appeared on our desktop. It had three break options--Micro-break, Rest break, Daily Limit--each represented by … Read more