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iFamily for Leopard for Mac review

iFamily for Leopard for Mac is an innovative genealogy program that lets you enter and view family connections in new and interesting ways. Whether you've just become interested in piecing together your family tree, or you've been working on it for many years, this app lets you record your family's history and important events, so that you can pass on your knowledge to future generations.

Because this program has so many features, the interface can appear quite cluttered. Once you poke around a bit, though, you'll find that the controls are highly intuitive. But because the … Read more

LengthControl for Mac review

LengthControl for Mac helps you keep your file names to a particular, predetermined length, so you can stay organized and find things fast. With a streamlined and efficient interface, this program lets you add files, set custom character limits, and quickly make edits to file names, all from one window.

When you open LengthControl for Mac, you can immediately begin searching and editing file names. Start by importing files from your computer, which will show up in a list inside a box on the left-hand side of the program window. This box dominates most of the space, and below it, … Read more

edjing review

edjing is a powerful app with an intuitive interface that lets you mix tracks of your favorite songs or add effects to get the sound you want. Users of all skill levels will enjoy the versatility and accessibility of this great program.

Pros

Excellent interface: From start to finish, this app provides easy access to all features through its streamlined and engaging interface. Quick pop-up tips help you get a feel for the controls the first time around, but even novice users will have no problem finding their groove quickly.

Great features and effects: With this program, you can mix … Read more

VUDU Player review

VUDU Player gives you mobile access to your Vudu account, so you can watch movies on the go or download them to view later offline. If you don't have a Vudu account, you can open one for free to see if you want to use this convenient service.

Pros

Offline viewing: By downloading your movies and TV shows to your device, you gain the ability to watch them anytime, whether you're connected to the Internet or not. That's a real convenience, and this app makes it easy to manage which movies are downloaded to your device and … Read more

G Cloud Backup review

G Cloud Backup makes it easy for you to back up documents, media, contacts, SMS, call logs, and settings and then quickly restore them, whether to the original device or to another, thus protecting your data from theft or loss. It gets big thumbs-up for its smooth daily automated backups as well as for its Cloud Gallery, which allows you to browse and restore individual backed-up files within the app, without having to access an online interface or do a full restore.

Installing G Cloud Backup and registering a user account takes less than a minute. Afterward you're greeted … Read more

A deeper dive with the LG G Pro 2's camera

It's been a month since LG's massive 5.9-inch G Pro 2 launched in Korea, and the device has been slowly gaining traction with further roll outs in other Asian countries including Hong Kong and Taiwan. Although no information has been released about its potential availability in Europe and US, we were able to review the unlocked handset here in our San Francisco offices, and were impressed by its sharp 1080p screen and ultra fast quad-core performance.

But the phone also sports some serious camera chops as well. Giving the G Pro 2 a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera and … Read more

PlumPlayer review

PlumPlayer lets you make playlists with the music on your desktop, set playtimes for them, and create slideshows of your photos, as well. Whether you just want to have some musical accompaniment while you work, or you'd like to create a slideshow of your last trip and set it to music, this app gives you the tools you need.

PlumPlayer's intuitive interface makes creating your playlist a snap. If you'd like a little guidance, though, clicking the question mark icon in the lower right-hand corner of the window will cause tips to appear when you hover your … Read more

Twitter makes it easy to find first tweets

CNET Update is figuring out this Twitter thing:

In this episode of Update:

- Get the prices of Samsung's new Gear smartwatches, arriving April 11 with the Galaxy S5. (But perhaps you'll want to see what Motorola has in store for the Moto 360 before buying a Gear.)

- Launch your Android camera with the Google Search app and the magic words, "OK Google, take a photo."

- Take a peek at the latest design for Valve's Steam Machine video game controller.

- Make friends with someone that owns a PlayStation if you want to … Read more

Soft4Boost Disk Cleaner review

Soft4Boost Disk Cleaner scans your computer for problem files, produces a report detailing the findings, and repairs the problems for you. This app will keep your computer running smoothly and quickly by removing the types of files that cause clutter and slow it down.

During installation of this app, you can select your preferred language from a list that includes English, French, Dutch, Danish, Spanish, Italian, and more. Once the program is in place, you can further customize it by choosing the skin that suits your style from the View menu. Options include iPhone, Android, GMP, iTunes, and Metal, among … Read more

Soft4Boost Toolbar Cleaner review

Soft4Boost Toolbar Cleaner scans your computer to find all installed toolbars, and then removes the ones you don't want to keep. If you're like most users, there are likely many that you don't use and that just take up space on your hard drive. So to keep your computer running smoothly, you can use this app to find and remove any extras.

During Soft4Boost Toolbar Cleaner's installation, you can choose the language you want to use from a list of quite a few options including Dutch, Danish, Spanish, French, Italian, English, and more. Once the program … Read more