Software

Flood -- American Red Cross review

Floods are among nature's most destructive disasters, but you can be prepared in advance with the free Flood app for Android by the American Red Cross. This free app teaches (and quizzes) you about floods, how to prepare for them, and what to do when flooding occurs. It delivers flood alerts and disaster notifications, finds shelters, and even helps you notify worried family members that you're safe.

Pros

Flood warning: Customizable Alerts and Notifications let you know when it's time to head for high ground.

Educational: Learn about what causes floods, famous historical floods, and other flood-related … Read more

DesktopLyrics for Mac review

A light iTunes utility, DesktopLyrics for Mac makes it easy for you to sing along with the lines of songs you listen to on iTunes. It's not quite a karaoke machine replacement, but it's a good little app that can help you memorize lyrics and avoid the embarrassment of singing misheard lines.

Pros

Customizable lyrics and song information: With DesktopLyrics for Mac you can adjust the font size, color, and shadows of the lyrics. You can also display the album art as well as details about the currently playing track.

Multiple page display: If you have lyrics that … Read more

Indian TV Pro review

Watch TV, movies, and sports from India anywhere in the world your Android device can go with the Indian TV Pro app. At least that's the promise. Many of the video streams require MX Player, but even then it was hit or miss to find actual programming.

Pros

Indian TV: You don't have to be an expat to enjoy Indian TV programming, but it's a slice of home for millions who are.

News and sports: We had the best luck accessing Indian TV news and sports, especially cricket. Some channels only become active before matches, apparently.

Movies … Read more

Ghostery for Safari review

The Ghostery add-on for Safari is a small, well-built application that gives you personal control of your Internet privacy. You will find the interface to be self explanatory and the performance to be of the best quality.

Pros

Ideal operation: Ghostery provides you with a list of all trackers on a given Web site, and you decide which services will be blocked. We noticed that once a tracker was blocked, no remnant of the service remained on the current Web page, as well as any other Web site that we visited.

Helpful layout: The layout is straightforward, and the design … Read more

Ghostery for Firefox review

The Ghostery add-on for Firefox enables you to block online tracking services from obtaining your browsing and purchasing habits. This small application blends seamlessly with Firefox and gives you a high amount of individual power.

Pros

Flawless performance: Ghostery listed a large array of trackers on each site that we visited. When blocked, we observed advertisements and social networking widgets did not function properly, since the service was now halted. Images and audio clips that are blocked could easily be accessed when clicked on.

Great customization: You are given the ability to block individual trackers based on its purpose and … Read more

Internet Explorer 11 review

Internet Explorer 11 is the latest version of Microsoft's default browser. It provides all standard features that you'd want in a Web browser, while giving excellent integration with other Microsoft programs; but you won't find the same customization options here as you'd see in other Web browsers.

Pros

Fast loading: Web sites, videos, and images loaded at a comparable speed to any other Web browser on the market. This is a great improvement from the previous versions of Internet Explorer.

Detailed support: Internet Explorer 11 comes with detailed tutorials, forums, FAQ pages, and direct support. The … Read more

Kundli for Windows review

Kundli for Windows provides a detailed description of your horoscope and other astrological items with its functional application. The straightforward design makes Kundli uncomplicated but may be hard to understand if you aren't well versed in astrology.

Pros

Detailed results: Kundli for Windows quickly generates a large report on your astrological status and horoscope. We found the information about chakras, general predictions, and other significant details to be entertaining. Our final report contained 36 pages of information.

Cons

Outdated interface: Kundli has the standard gray window that was popular in the past, and the only image located within the … Read more

Nero MediaHome review

Nero MediaHome is a neatly organized media manager that quickly retrieves and plays many forms of audio and video. The friendly design and reliable support make using this application easy and enjoyable. Many interesting features are available with this software, but the price of some add-ons may not be worth it.

Pros

Great interface: Nero MediaHome has a very neat and orderly layout that is quite intuitive. Regardless of your skill level, you will easily find what you're looking for because of the organization tabs and clean interface. Customizable themes are also available for free, which gives you the … Read more

Ghostery for Chrome review

Ghostery for Chrome prevents advertisers, social media Web sites, and other services from collecting your online surfing and shopping behaviors. Although this is a small add-on, it makes online browsing safer and gives you more control.

Pros

Discreet design: Ghostery features an easy-to-understand design and a light, welcoming color scheme. The alert bubble is slightly transparent and blends well with the existing Web page, so you can see the Web content without any interruption.

Wonderful execution: We were notified of dozens of trackers during our tests and used Ghostery to block said trackers. Images and links that we blocked immediately … Read more

GetGo Download Manager review

GetGo Download Manager is an excellent tool for Internet users that want a less complicated download process. Its integration with various browsers as well as its great design makes GetGo a useful application.

Pros

Good interface: GetGo's layout is organized, attractive, and easy to understand. The sidebar gives you quick access to downloads based on category and history, so finding content is not complex.

Helpful features: The Internet Explorer and Firefox toolbars included with GetGo Download Manager are not obtrusive and offer tools that assist in finding content. Downloads can be stopped and resumed at any time, which is … Read more