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Rules: Classic Card Games review

Rules: Classic Card Games gives you the tools to find the best game for the players you have assembled, and then helps you learn the rules. This reference app contains the rules and some historical information on dozens of card games meant for various numbers of players, and there is also a filter feature that helps you select games at the right level for your group.

When you open the app, you'll see a screen prompting you to select the number of players you have from one to more than six, the difficulty level you'd prefer from one … Read more

RealPlayer Cloud 2 review

RealPlayer Cloud 2 is a complete solution for all of your media playing needs, and the cloud integration means you can sync across devices, as well. That means is easier than ever to watch iPhone videos on your Windows machine, or add YouTube videos to your library, and watch them on your mobile device when you're offline.

Pros

Facebook integration: When you log in to RealPlayer with your Facebook account, you can quickly share your favorite videos with all of your friends. And working in reverse, you can also view videos others have shared to Facebook straight through your … Read more

Plants vs. Zombies review

Plants vs. Zombies is a game by PopCap in which you have to plant various species of flowers in your garden to keep the zombies at bay. Whether you're nailing them with Pea Shooters, blowing them up with Cherry Bombs, or running them over with your lawn mower, those zombies don't stand a chance.

Pros

Good introduction: When you first open the app, you can jump right into playing, as the app walks you through the first few levels. This way, you'll get the basics down quickly and can continue to apply them as the levels increase … Read more

Speed Upp for Mac review

An adaptive and programmable metronome for musicians, Speed Upp for Mac can help you improve your training speed and precision. It works by facilitating scale exercises and chromatic drills as you practice with your musical instruments.

Pros

Highly customizable: Speed Upp for Mac makes it easy for you to set tempo changes. As such, the 34-column graph (with up to 600 clicks per column) can be preset with tempo markings, so you can continuously use your hands on your instrument as you train with tempo changes indicated on the onscreen graph. You can also draw your own drills on the … Read more

Pandora Radio review

Pandora Radio lets you create your own stations with the kind of music you like and even gives you the option of listening ad-free for a small fee. And you can create as many different stations as you want, so you'll always have just the right station to match your mood.

Pros

Free listening: This app gives you the freedom to listen to a wide variety of songs by numerous artists for free. There are commercials every few songs, but they aren't long and generally only come one or two at a time, unlike commercials on actual radio … Read more

XYplorerFree review

XYplorerFree is a program to help you find any file quickly and manage your files more efficiently using a versatile interface. Customize the viewing window to suit your needs, and see clearly how files are connected, so you can organize them more effectively.

Pros

Quick location: Through the app's search feature, you can quickly find any file on your computer. These searches are fast, and they don't require that you specify a location for the file. When you do find what you're looking for, you can open it right from the app just as you would from … Read more

Clipper review

Clipper promises to help users create and share attractive videos, offering an array of musical choices and effects for customizing your cinematic masterpiece. There's a lot to like about Clipper, but it falls short in one very important way: it doesn't always save your finished videos.

Pros

Attractive, intuitive interface: Clipper launches with a tutorial that walks you through the process of creating a video; but even without this, the app would be pretty easy to figure out. The interface is sleek and easy to navigate, allowing you to create and preview great-looking videos in a matter of … Read more

Invoice Maker review

Invoice Maker works as advertised, enabling you to create invoices and save them as PDFs or e-mail them, but comes with a few annoying accessibility issues that make it clumsy, slow, and at times annoying. Although in theory it supports all countries, it really feels like it's made for US users only.

Pros

Comprehensive: With Invoice Maker you can add extensive company, client, product, and invoice information, everything from addresses to product descriptions. Editing existing invoices or adding subcategories to products is also possible, making this app handy for small businesses.

Easy to use: Even if you're not … Read more

Selfie Photo Editor review

Selfie Photo Editor gives you tips on how to take the perfect selfie, and then provides an array of editing tools to help you make it even better. Get a great shot, airbrush your skin, add just the right filter, and more, and then share your photo with your friends, or save it to your phone.

This app opens to a Tip screen that gives you some ideas about how to take great selfies. When you're ready to give it a try, yourself, just tap the camera icon to take a photo, or select one from your photo gallery. … Read more

Badland review

Badland is a sidescrolling game in which you control a small forest creature on a quest to discover what's gone wrong in his world. You'll encounter numerous obstacles along the way, and there are many levels to work through on the way to achieving your ultimate goal. And you can even combine forces with up to three other players with the local multiplayer feature.

When you first open Badland, you'll be on the home screen where you can access all of the features of the app. To start playing, select "Single Player" or "Multiplayer,&… Read more