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Sometimes learning can be tedious for kids. Generally, children would rather do something fun instead of spending time reading and studying. The trick for educators is to find ways to make learning fun and exciting. Well a cool program called Trading Card Creator could be just what kids need. It allows them to create trading […]
Do you have some obscure compressed files that you want to share, but are afraid that friends will not know what to do with the files because they are not in a simple ZIP format? That can be a problem, but with 2zip, the problem is solved. It allows you to upload any compressed file […]
Tiny Wings is my favorite game when I need to relax. Sure, it features a good level of challenge, but the core gameplay is not intense. Instead, it’s simple, and honestly, it’s downright soothing. Every detail about the game is built to be tranquil, and that is something that is truly a rare find in the world of video games. Of all the iPhone games on the App Store, Tiny Wings is easily in my top five.
Are you looking for a Mac screensaver that does something more than just show you some pretty pictures or animations? Sure, there is nothing wrong with those, but sometimes, you need something a little cooler. How about a screensaver that shows you the latest tweets from your timeline in real-time? That is exactly what TwitterTicker […]
One of the more competitive app types is weather. Not only are there lots of apps that can tell you the latest weather forecasts, but most devices actually have built-in software for predicting the weather. So in order for a weather app to be worth using, it needs to be really good. The app Eye […]
FlightBoard Lets You View Departures & Arrivals Like You Were At The Airport [iOS, Free For A Limited Time]
Traveling via airplane can be a real headache. There are so many factors to consider and so many things to remember when it comes to heading to the airport and getting on a flight. Personally, anything that can make the process of flying a little less painful makes me happy. Thankfully, the advent of the smartphone has made the traveling process a whole lot easier with all of the awesome applications.
Google has dropped a huge update for Google Now and Google Search on Android that adds a ton of new features. The bulk of the update are features aimed to benefit users who are traveling. If you are heading out to see the world, Google Now can tell you the weather of your destination. Knowing whether you need shorts and t-shirt or a jacket and mittens is important when planning a trip, and Google Now has you covered.
Mobile apps tend to have a short shelf life. Sure, they exist on their app stores for as long the developer wants to leave them there, but people only tend to talk about an app for a short while after its release, and then they move on to the next best thing. If you don’t […]
Photoshop is one insanely powerful program. It has so many features that it is honestly hard to wrap your head around it. Unfortunately, it also comes with a price tag and learning curve that reflect the load of features and options. After all, there are entire classes dedicated to just learning the program, and once you do, you will have to run out and drop hundreds of dollars to have it installed on your own computer.
Do you have a lot of friends and family members? Remembering all of those birthdays can be very difficult, and not wishing a friend a happy birthday on their special day can cause a serious strain on the relationship. Still, if you have more than a few birthdays you need to remember, it can be tough to keep track of them all. If you want to make sure you save those friendships and keep your friends and family happy, you are going to need some assistance.
The Gmail app on iOS has just received a new update designed to improve the core functionality of the application with a new look and some sought after new features. The first change that users will notice is the new look of the app. The app certainly looks a lot smoother with the new design.
“He’s gonna take you back to the past, to play the . . .” For many a gamer, this song is immediately recognizable as the theme to the Angry Video Game Nerd. After all, “he’s the angriest gamer you’ve ever heard.” Some know him as “the angry Atari Sega nerd.” Maybe to you he’s the “Angry Nintendo Nerd.” The Angry Video Game Nerd has made close to 110 episodes, and I have seen and enjoyed every single one of them.
The Humble Bundle is a fantastic idea. It typically features a number of indy games where buyers can choose their own price. The Humble Bundle crew is breaking the mold with its latest release, this time bringing a number of triple-A releases from THQ. Not that there is anything wrong with independent games, but the chance to get mainstream games from a huge publisher like THQ is unheard of.
iOS comes with a calculator installed out of the box, and it can handle most basic math functions, but sometimes, you need a little more. For certain walks of life, simply adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing just is not enough. Sure, the iOS calculator can be turned on its side to allow for some basic scientific functions, but even still, that might not be enough for some users.
When people think of watching videos online or on a smartphone, YouTube is the first place that comes to mind. After all, it has more videos than any other place on the web, and there is almost endless hours of entertainment available on the service. Of course, you need a way to watch all of […]