Popitover review

Popitover is a social network app that lets you take and tag photos to share what you're doing with your friends and other users. You can follow your friends, or search by hashtag to find great photos that other people have shared, or you can contribute your own to let your friends see just what you're seeing anytime, from anywhere.

To begin using Popitover, you have to set up an account either by logging in with Facebook or by providing a username, password, e-mail address, and display name. Once that's done, you're ready to begin exploring … Read more

Bear Simulator: Take the world in your paw

There's a class that's seriously under-represented when it comes to video games, always the mob, never the protagonist. We are, of course, referring to the magnificent, noble bear. While the bear occasionally gets a look-in -- World of Warcraft and Enviro-Bear being two notable examples -- more often than not, the poor misunderstood bear is treated as an enemy to be punched.

Luckily, one brave game is attempting to redress the balance -- by combining it with one of our favourite genres ever, the simulation.… Read more

Plunk the marble game review

Plunk the marble game lets you work through increasingly difficult levels to hone your skills at guiding marbles through many different mazes. The game starts off easy, but the challenges pile up fast once you start playing with multiple marbles at once. At that point, you're testing your brain as much as your reflexes, and it makes for hours of fun.

This app features an intuitive interface, with a wood grain background reminiscent of the wooden marble mazes the game is based on. To start playing, just tap the play icon in the middle of the screen to go … Read more

Xiaomi unveils Redmi Note phablet for $130

Putting its faith in the future of phablets, Xiaomi is releasing the Redmi Note. The tablet/smartphone hybrid houses an octa-core processor and flaunts an attractively affordable price.

The 5.5-incher ships with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, dons a 1,280x720-pixel resolution IPS display, and will be available in a variety of colors. It only has 8GB of internal memory, but it includes a microSD card slot that's expandable up to 32GB.

The Xiaomi Redmi Note also comes with two different sets of internal specs; one packs a 1.4GHz octa-core MediaTek MT6592 processor with Mali 450 GPU … Read more

Pimp Lock Screen for iOS 7 review

Pimp Lock Screen for iOS 7 gives you tons of options that you can use to create a totally unique custom lock screen for your iOS device. Choose a new color theme, wallpaper, and slide lock shape to ensure that your phone truly reflects your personality and that you stand out from the crowd wherever you go. You can create as many lock screens as you like, but you'll need to pay to save or use them.

This app has a great Help feature that guides you step by step through the process of customizing your screen. The first … Read more

PictShow review

PictShow provides you with all the tools you need to perfect your photos and then share them via Facebook, Twitter, or e-mail. Take advantage of the wide array of free tools this app offers to clarify your image, add effects, or even turn your photo into a meme that everyone will love or that can turn into a great inside joke among your friends.

This app has an intuitive interface that makes editing photos a snap. From the main screen, you can either select a photo from your library or take one through the app. With your image in place, … Read more

Chrome extension lets you save Facebook posts to read later

One of my least favorite parts of Facebook is combing through my News Feed for a post I skipped past earlier in the day, or worse, earlier in the week that I now want to share or read. If I can't remember who shared it or I didn't like or comment on it when I first encountered it, then my search efforts meet with little success.

Thankfully, I found a Chrome extension via AddictiveTips today that helps solve this problem of how to keep track of News Feed items I may want to return to later. It won'… Read more

Facebook to marketers: Expect drop in News Feed distribution

Facebook has been alerting marketers that they will likely see the organic reach of their Page posts decline over time, CNET has confirmed with the company.

The social network has been known, especially of late, to fudge with the formula that picks and chooses the content to push to members in News Feed. The company did not cite any specific changes to the News Feed algorithm that would be harmful to Pages, the equivalent of profiles for brands, but it is telling clients that their regular status updates will reach fewer people.

"Over the past few months, we have … Read more

Power Tube Player review

Power Tube Player gives you extra controls when you're watching YouTube videos, so you can zoom in and out, adjust playback speed, and more. You can even play an entire video in reverse if you want with just the swipe of a finger, and you can take screenshots of your favorite images straight from the app.

Opening Power Tube Player brings up a search screen from which you can access any YouTube video. At the top of the screen, you'll also see icons for a menu and settings. The menu tab reveals options to view the most popular … Read more

Quickie for iPhone review

Quickie for iPhone is a private messaging app that deletes messages seconds after they are opened, so there is no permanent record of the note. With this secure service, you can be sure that the only one to read your note will be the person you intended.

This app sports a sleek and stylish interface, with a cosmopolitan theme and a streamlined navigation bar at the bottom of the screen. There are minimal features included, but that's really the point of this app. When you first open the program, you'll have to set up an account by entering … Read more