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FedEx Mobile review

FedEx Mobile brings you the essential functionality of the official FedEX Web site, making it easy for you to track packages or find nearby FedEx locations, but lacks more advanced features and works only in Portrait mode, which can be a pain on a tablet. In other words, this app is useful but not perfect.

Pros

Easy tracking: Checking the status of a package with FedEx Mobile takes just a few taps -- you just have to enter a tracking number and then you get detailed information, including all the checkpoints it reaches along the way. You can track multiple … Read more

Wondershare MobileTrans review

Wondershare MobileTrans can transfer contacts, call logs, media files, and more across mobile operating systems, as well as back up your smartphone data to your computer, should you ever need to restore. It's accessible, functional, and supports all major mobile operating systems except (unfortunately) Windows Mobile.

Pros

Works with Android, iOS, and Symbian: Wondershare MobileTrans covers data transfers between the two most popular mobile operating systems and, surprisingly, brings older Symbian handsets into the equation as well.

Complete data transfers: We were not limited to just contact and SMS transfers between different operating systems, but also successfully moved everything … Read more

Credit Karma Mobile review

Credit Karma Mobile offers straightforward credit reporting with tools that observe all significant incidents that may damage your credit score. Fully integrated with CreditKarma.com, this free application is a great utility for those who want to track their financial standing.

Pros

Comprehensive coverage: The main features of Credit Karma are its "Credit Report Card" and "Notifications," which give you up-to-date, instant access to a variety of monitoring tools. The report card breaks down detailed reasons for your credit score; and for a free app, this type of coverage can't be beat.

Accurate reporting: Credit … Read more

Dropbox for Mac review

Dropbox for Mac is a convenient cloud storage system that lets you access your files on any computer with an Internet connection. Installing the app is quick and easy, and you can set up a free account to try out the program to see if it's a good fit.

Pros

Smooth integration: This app integrates seamlessly with your Mac, and you can access it directly at any time through the icon on the top toolbar. You can also open any of the Dropbox files on your computer through your Mac's Finder feature. And when you want to save … Read more

Phone Amego for Mac review

Phone Amego for Mac sits on your menu bar and interacts with your phone for a number of functions, monitoring and controlling calls, blocking unwanted callers, doing Web reverse lookups, and setting calendars. It works well and proves useful, but doesn't support Wi-Fi.

Pros

Intuitive interface: Configuring Phone Amego for Mac does not take long. Everything is clearly presented on the application's different panes. Setting your communication logging parameters, for instance, is as easy as ticking check boxes.

Works with AppleScript: You can use AppleScript to automate your interaction with connected phones, which means you can place calls … Read more

Wondershare MobileGo for Android review

Wondershare MobileGo for Android links your mobile phone to your Windows PC via Wi-Fi for super-easy uploading, downloading, backups, apps management, and more. It's a two-part system, with a free Android app on your phone or tablet and premium software on your Windows PC. The Android app includes a speed-up feature that frees up memory and closes unneeded apps. The Windows program does much more, like installing apps, sending SMS, finding duplicate contacts, transferring files and contacts, importing and converting music and other media files (including iTunes playlists), and one-click backup of all or some of your phone's … Read more

E*TRADE Mobile Pro review

E*TRADE Mobile Pro offers you all the trading and investing tools you need on a daily basis, but isn't the most optimized or accessible of apps. Overall, it's functional and valuable, but expect clumsy layouts, lags, crashes, errors, and minor interface problems.

Pros

Powerful tools for pros: Intended for financial experts, E*TRADE Mobile Pro packs a lot for a mobile app: markets overview, quotes, portfolios, transactions, orders, watch lists, check deposit, Briefing.com news, and just about any other financial tool you'd need to complete a trade. Note, though, that to enjoy its most powerful … Read more

Record Run for iOS review

The first mobile game from Harmonix (makers of Rock Band and Dance Central), Record Run introduces a rhythm and beat element to the runner genre. Will Record Run hit platinum, or is this game destined to be shelved?

Pros

Run to the beat: By introducing rhythm to vanilla running gameplay, Harmonix has spiced up a mostly stale genre. Enjoy some sweet tunes while you jump over obstacles and avoid danger.

Be the DJ: One of the huge draws of Record Run is the ability to import your own songs. Sing along to radio Gaga, crank it up like a true … Read more

Skype for Mac review

Skype for Mac allows you to call your contacts and video chat with them, as well as make phone calls to landlines or cell phones. It's also capable of hosting conference calls and group video calls, and offers an accessible text messaging platform. Overall, this is one of the best and most appealing communication apps for OS X.

Pros

High quality: Skype for Mac's innovative VoIP technology provides high-quality audio and video communication. During our extensive use of Skype, with both local and international calls, we have consistently had positive experiences with the clear communication that this application … Read more

Comodo Mobile Security Free AV review

Comodo Mobile Security Free AV brings tons of security features to your smartphone, providing excellent protection against malware and theft, but suffers from an unpolished, old-fashioned interface and requires root access for more advanced features. Still, considering that this app is freeware, it remains a good download.

Pros

Feature-rich: Comodo Mobile Security Free AV offers more features than many paid security apps, including a virus scanner, app management and backup, anti-theft protection, traffic monitoring, and backup, all of which work well. We also like the depth of customization of many of the features.

Good performance: Whether we're talking about … Read more