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Review: Expressions Photo allows you to create custom digital photo orders on your phone

Expressions Photo is an app that allows you to send your images digitally to a local store for pickup later in the day. The tools included here are decent, allowing you to pull photos from your device, create digital orders and albums, and to submit them for printing in any number of sizes. The entire process only takes a few seconds to complete and upload times are very fast.

After installation, you'll be prompted to create an account with the app. This doesn't require much information because payment won't be made through the app. After you submit … Read more

Review: Amazing Icons Pro provides tools to create custom icons on your iPhone

Amazing Icons Pro offers a number of tools to create custom icons on your iPhone. There are issues, however, mostly stemming from the lack of clear direction upfront and the abundance of buttons and options onscreen at any given time. Finding the tools you need, finalizing an icon, and exporting it takes more time and effort than it should in an app like this.

After installation, you can start creating icons right away. The app doesn't provide a tutorial so you'll need to tap around and check out each of the options. There is a demo button that … Read more

Review: Respawnables is a tongue-in-cheek FPS for your iPhone

Respawnables is a lot like Team Fortress 2 or other FPS games that are loaded with character, deep options, and unique settings. While there are certainly limitations related to the fact that it is designed for mobile devices, it is a remarkable achievement for what it offers, and it manages to make good use of the mobile interface for a responsive, fun-to-play FPS experience.

After installation, Respawnables will download a decent amount of data before you can start playing it for the first time, so there is a two to five minute wait depending on your connection -- and you … Read more

Review: A&B Photo allows you to create digital photo orders directly from iOS

A&B Photo offers a number of responsive, intuitive tools for uploading digital photos and ordering prints from your iPhone. While not as feature-rich as some other photo ordering tools, the app works quickly to upload photos, switch between menus, and finalize your order so you can send any images you have to the service in just seconds.

After installation, you must either log in or create a new account with A&B Photo to get started. You can then start uploading or taking new photos to add to your queue. The app allows you to create online … Read more

Review: iTubeDownloader for Mac pulls videos directly from YouTube to your computer

iTubeDownloader for Mac allows you to quickly find and download any video from YouTube all from a single interface. Because it contains a proprietary browser and you can copy and paste within the same window, it is a very fast and very accurate way to download videos from the Web to your computer.

After installation, the iTubeDownloader will create a folder on your desktop where it will automatically save all videos that it downloads. It goes to the YouTube homepage immediately, as well, and you can start downloading videos from there. Just find a video you want, copy the URL … Read more

BMW's M6 Gran Coupe, a big, effortless rocket ride (CNET On Cars, Episode 30)

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BMW's M6 Gran Coupe, a new member of the M family. Bumper impact tech may not save your life, but perhaps you wallet. Detail your car instead of buying a new one (see the products list below). Five top performance technologies that used to be only on high-end cars Safety tech that has trickled down from high-end cars E-mail: When and how will Alfa ever return to the US?

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Review: Listen to YouTube lets you take your favorite YouTube videos anywhere

Listen to YouTube quickly downloads your favorite songs off of YouTube, as well as YouTube videos, but its format support is limited. It only supports one major audio format and makes you pay for the full version to use the converter.

Listen to YouTube isn't just geared to music, but would work with TED talks and other lectures to make a podcast to listen to on the go. The program's installation process was clean with no alerts from our antivirus software. While its interface isn't much to look at, it is quite intuitive. By default the interface … Read more

Review: IQmango PC Cleaner boosts your computer speed

IQmango PC Cleaner quickly scans your PC and cleans all useless data found in your system registry. If there's anything slowing down your system, this neat little app will solve it with just one click.

During the installation IQmango PC Cleaner tries to install a couple of additional programs on your computer, but you can easily skip these. The program's main interface is quite basic, with no particular design. However, this isn't a bad thing at all, as you'll be able to use this program even without any prior knowledge of PC cleaners. With just a … Read more

Review: i-Funbox gives you more control over your iOS device

i-Funbox gives you so much more control over your iPhone or iPad, even if it doesn't jibe with your antivirus software. It's relatively easy to set up and will make Windows users a lot more comfortable while they're learning the ins and outs of their iOS device. The extra apps and other tricks it has waiting for you are just a major bonus.

When installing this program, our antivirus software flagged it as a suspicious download and tried to block the install. The program seems clean otherwise, even down to a junk-free install. You do need iTunes, … Read more

Review: Resize and edit your MP3 or WAV files using effective Free MP3 Cutter and Editor

Free MP3 Cutter and Editor works effectively, is easy to figure out, and includes a few bonus features that add some value. While it won't do everything you might expect, if you only need to trim an audio file, this program is one of the easiest ways to do it.

In addition to letting you trim any MP3 file, Free MP3 Cutter and Editor also accepts WAV format, which means it can take care of most audio files you have on your PC. The program packs its main features in a straightforward interface that even non-experts can figure out … Read more