Rovio's Angry Birds is one of the world's most popular video game franchises. Lucasarts' "Star Wars" franchise may be the most successful media empire of all time. Why wouldn't they get together? They have, and the result is Angry Birds Star Wars, perhaps the funniest and most fun installment of the Angry Birds series yet. It's set in an officially licensed take-off of the Star Wars universe, with scenes taken directly from the movies, only with the usual Angry Birds silliness. It's good versus evil: Rebel Angry Birds p.o.'ed by invading … Read more
Video converters take a saved video file and convert it from one file type to another -- typically, from one you can't play to one you can. Video converters let you change your videos to play on any device, or standardize a bunch of different file types in one format. Simple Video Converter is a shareware converter that makes those jobs easy. Its menu-based conversion tool makes picking the right format as easy as clicking on your device type, such as iPad or Android. Simple Video Converter can also clip, edit, and merge videos. Its advanced features include Nvidia … Read more
You can watch movies on your iPhone, so it only makes sense to be able to watch TV channels on it as well. SopCast Lite promises to deliver broadcast audio and video to your iOS device, and while we can certainly entertain ourselves for hours by watching strange television from abroad, SopCast Lite failed to let us add our own channels.
SopCast Lite opens with a list of channels to peruse, all of which come from Asian origins. We tapped the CtiNews channel from Taiwan to watch. It took a few seconds to load, but soon enough we were able … Read more
With a quick and easy installation, Logo Quiz Plus tests your knowledge of both popular and obscure company logos. Simple scoring and fast paced gameplay make this app highly addictive. In order to access some features, though, such as leaderboard or chat, you will need a login id. You may apply for these added features free of any charge by registering an e-mail address, or by tagging yourself as a guest.
Once you open the application, you will be presented with a simple and well-designed interface. There are only three buttons on the main menu. The first button is labeled … Read more
Why spend thousands on a tank when you can have dozens of exotic fish on your gadget? Fish Live gives you an interactive fish tank that you can clean, feed, or just watch swim. It gives constant notifications, which it wants to push to your status bar, but can offer you loads of addicting fun.
You start the game with a crystal clear tank and enough money to fill it with several different species of fish. The game's cute animations will look really exceptional on tablets and phones with hi-res screens, and all the controls are obvious to find. … Read more
Skype is one of the most widely used messaging and calling applications available on practically every current platform. Skype for iPhone is, as the name implies, the iOS port that works on iPhone and iPad. Available for free from iTunes or several download sites, including the publisher's, Skype installs and configures easily.
Skype lets you message or chat with anyone on your contacts list. You can also set up either audio or video conferences easily with Skype, as well as conference calls, by hitting a single button after choosing the contact. Calls over standard data networks, from one Skype … Read more
Soon there will be more than just one way to contact 911.
Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski announced today that the four largest wireless carriers in the U.S. have agreed to fast track a service that will let people text the emergency 911 line.
AT&T, Verizon Wireless, Sprint, and T-Mobile have all signed on and major deployments are planned to roll out in 2013 and the service should be fully available nationwide by May 15, 2014.
"Access to 911 must catch up with how consumers communicate in the 21st century -- and today, we are … Read more
Views of Earth from space are as close as the nearest weather site, but in the great scheme of things, we've only had the privilege a short while. We were reminded of just how awesome the view of everyone's home from space can be when we tried Desktop Earth, a free screensaver that rotates high-resolution satellite images of Earth on Windows desktops. But Desktop Earth does more than most other screensavers do. For instance, it changes with the time of day, displaying daylight and night images centered on your location. You can set it to center on any … Read more
You don't have to buy expensive software or be an editing guru to create photo slideshows. Free Slideshow Maker pieces together multiple pictures and you can add audio files to make your slideshow more appealing. It's not as feature-packed as some similar programs, but it works just fine for showing off pictures to friends, and it's easy enough for rookie users.
Free Slideshow Maker supports most picture and audio formats, so there's no need to convert anything. As for outputting the final product, only the AVI extension is supported. While most computers will be able to … Read more
Looking for more options regarding what you can listen to and watch on your Android phone? All Formats Player supports many different file extensions. However, it offers slightly buggy performance and it has access to your exact GPS location and phone calls though there's no real need for it.
All Formats Player offers a straightforward interface with four main links: Explore, Audio Files, Video Files, and Settings. It adds MP4, AVI, and other more obscure format support to your phone and lets you easily browse by file or by folder depending on how you organize them. When it comes … Read more