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Review: Manage and schedule downloads with Download Accelerator Manager

Software that promises to speed up your download is almost invariably limited by something it can't effect, namely your Internet connection, and that's the case with Download Accelerator Manager, aka DAM. But DAM does serve as a free, browser-integrated download manager. DAM lets you schedule, pause, and resume multiple downloads, which can be a big help to users who have limited bandwidth or access time, especially when downloading large files such as movies. For instance, you can schedule DAM to download files at night, when local traffic is lighter (or rates lower). To that end, DAM offers features … Read more

Review: Mappr for Instagram Photo Map tags locations

Mappr provides a useful, but at times redundant service to tag your photos with location markers before they are uploaded to Instagram. While the core OS on any iPad or iPhone will do the same, the location settings on Instagram are not integrated with a map, so Mappr allows you to see where all of your photos were taken in real-time visualization. It's effective, but ultimately limited in features.

When you open the app, you can choose to take a new photo or add one from your photo library. It is then automatically posted on the map if location … Read more

Review: iFileExpress provides a desktop-to-iOS device file transfer tool

The purpose of iFileExpress is to make transferring files between your iOS devices and Mac or PC easier. However, by requiring tethered file transfers through iTunes or the iFileExpress desktop client, the service lags behind some other wireless options. It is more secure, but the setup and execution of the software will make it a second or even third choice for many iOS users.

The app opens with a full tutorial for how to use it. For the most part, you will need to have already installed iFileExpress on your PC or Mac, or you can set it up in … Read more

Review: Edit video with ease, with free, open-source Shotcut

Shotcut is a free, open-source video editor and encoder that can handle a wide range of media formats. It has many user-friendly features; for example, it doesn't notify you of its frequent (almost daily) updates: You simply download an updated version of the program when you want to. It's compatible with JACK Audio and Melted Server technology, and it even offers an experimental GPU Processing feature. Shotcut can test MLT XML files, too. Several language options are available, and users can create and share new translations. The project's Web site also offers a forum, FAQs, and other … Read more

Review: Digital Camera & Flash Light provide two core tools but few features

Digital Camera & Flash Light provides two very basic functions that every iPhone user will appreciate, but in very bare-bones packages that do little to enhance existing tools or apps. The digital camera component is barely an upgrade over the built-in camera and with unnecessary extra menus to boot, while the flashlight is the same as many other free tools in the same field but with no color options.

Your first choice when opening the app is to open either the digital camera portion or the flashlight. In both cases, options are minimal but required before you can use the … Read more

Review: devCalc provides an enhanced interface for developers by developers

devCalc is one of the finest made calculator apps on the App Store, designed specifically for app developers to perform quick functions or swipe between different modes. While the free version lacks some of the more robust and impressive features of the paid upgrade, the app still manages to impress with its clean layout and numerous options in standard calculator mode.

The calculator, itself, expands on much of what the iPhone's base calculator does, with numerous additional functions and memory options. Combined with conversion tools for hexes, base eights, and binary and decimal numbers, the calculator works seamlessly for … Read more

Review: Easy IDPhoto takes predefined photos for official documents

The purpose of Easy IDPhoto is to provide an automated tool to create and print photos for government IDs and forms. It does just this, but with some minor issues.

Easy IDPhoto has a straightforward interface with a roller bar listing photo size options and a button to select an image. You can then choose an image from your Photo Library or take a new one with the front facing or standard camera. The app will then clip the photo according to the dimensions needed for the document you selected and save it to your photo library. The process is … Read more

Review: Add practical touches to your pics with PhotoCap

There are a ton of photo editing apps out there to add all kinds of crazy effects to your iPhone's pictures, but this is the first that we've come across that actually lets you add more practical touches. PhotoCap is a unique app in that it lets users add a timestamp and caption to their phone pics. It's super-easy to use and effective, and for that we recommend it.

PhotoCap doesn't waste time: It opens with the camera ready to go. The timestamp appears in the right corner of the screen, waiting for you to snap … Read more

Review: Slim your video clips the easy way with Moo0 VideoMinimizer

Moo0 VideoMinimizer reduces the picture size or file size of video recordings with minimal quality reduction. Unlike the big downloads, this free tool is easy to learn and works fast. Moo0 VideoMinimizer 1.13 is compatible with Windows XP to 8.

Like many of Moo0's no-nonsense utilities we've tried, VideoMinimizer has a compact dialog-style user interface that includes the most frequently needed controls and options right up front, such as the Keep on Top and Notify when Finished check boxes. And, like other Moo0 tools, VideoMinimizer has many interface language options, though some are partial files. But frequent … Read more

Review: Learn how to multiply using Times Tables Trainer FREE

Times Tables Trainer FREE is an application that makes learning multiplication tables a little more entertaining. It is a themed application that encourages kids to learn multiplication tables and have fun at the same time.

Times Tables Trainer FREE is an incredibly well executed, yet easy-to-use program. Once the app installs it opens a basic interface. The main menu consists of a start button and a settings button. Once the start button has been pressed the game begins. Starting with level one, which covers all the one multiples, the application goes up to level 10. In order to pass a … Read more