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Animals Memory Game For Kids review

With Animals Memory Game For Kids on your Android tablet or phone, youngsters stay busy sharpening their memory skills -- only they think it's fun. Softdiv's free but ad-supported game challenges kids to flip and match animal cards by memory. Gameplay involves tapping squares, so even small children can manage it on a tablet or smartphone.


Easy in concept, challenging in play: The game's concept is easy to grasp: kids tap squares to briefly uncover cards bearing pictures of different animals, and then tap the matching card to create a pair that then disappears. The further … Read more

Animal Puzzle Game for Toddler review

Softdiv's Animal Puzzle Game for Toddler keeps little ones busy and entertained while they learn fine motor skills and visual cognition. As the name suggests, this free app is more or less an Android rendition of the classic wooden picture puzzle for very young children. Youngsters drag shapes into outlines, aided by sound effects.


Easy to play: With no more than three or four shapes per animal, and many in single pieces, Animal Puzzle Game for Toddler is suitable for any child old enough to swipe a finger on a touchscreen.

Sound effects: Audible feedback lets players know … Read more

Hotspot Shield review

Hotspot Shield is a free tool and service that lets you connect to the Internet via Virtual Private Network (VPN). Hotspot Shield is mainly geared toward those who want a more secure connection when accessing the Internet from public Wi-Fi hotspots.


Value: Hotspot Shield is one of the largest free VPN services in the world. Though the free version is ad-supported, the paid Elite tier comes at an affordable price, with cross-platform support.

Customizable: Hotspot Shield allows you to connect from other countries. This not only helps to shield your connection origins, but it also potentially lets you access … Read more

Republique review

Geared toward serious gamers, Republique aims to raise the bar for the stealth-action game genre on iOS.


Console quality: Taking full advantage of the latest generation of iPads and iPhones, Republique offers unparalleled graphic performance. With an immersive atmosphere and great voice acting, this is one of the most impressive games we have seen for iOS.

Inventive controls: Designing a touch-based stealth game is not an easy task. Republique found a good balance in the hardware's capability and incorporated it into the plot structure. Controlling Hope, our main character, requires a mixture of patience, timing, and daring.

Engaging … Read more

Icons8 App for Mac review

Icons8 App for Mac proves to be an excellent download software for developers and user interface designers who use Photoshop and Xcode on a daily basis. If you need a quick way to grab icons and insert them into your project, this is one application you should consider downloading.


Hassle-free icon searching and inserting: Icons8 App for Mac sits on the status bar for quick access and pops out as a small window through which you can search for icons, and choose the icon you want inserted into Photoshop or Xcode. You can also conveniently search using keywords.

Intelligent … Read more

F-Secure Key for Mac review

An encrypted, password-protected manager, F-Secure Key for Mac helps you handle multiple log-in credentials, proving handy if you constantly forget your passwords. It works well, making a positive impression with its accessibility.


Useful online and offline password storage: With F-Secure Key for Mac, you don't have to worry about forgetting your passwords as long as you remember the master password you use for accessing the app. It securely stores your passwords online as well as offline, to make sure that you will still have access to them even when you can't connect to the Internet.

Automatic form … Read more

Free Online Photo Editor for Mac review

With its beautiful Aviary effects and filters, stickers, frames, and touch-up tools, Free Online Photo Editor for Mac proves to be a great tool for photo editing and enhancement. It works best with smaller images, though.


Comprehensive editing tools: Free Online Photo Editor for Mac offers a good number of editing tools including the ability to resize, change the orientation, set focus, adjust color temperature, and touch up portraits.

Nice photo effects: There are 25 effects available, on par with what most other photo editors offer.


Slow Web-based editing: This Web-based image editing tool won't work smoothly … Read more

Folx for Mac review

As a download manager that offers browser integration through plugins, Folx for Mac enables you to keep all your downloads in a single queue. It can also trigger actions when finished, limit the number of active file transfers, and even divide the download in multiple parts to enhance the transfer speed. The free version of this premium app supports two parts only, though.

Folx for Mac needs to be installed as a browser plugin. You can then add new files directly from the browser, or by copying the required link. Since the app reads your clipboard, it offers file type … Read more

Face2Face for Mac review

Face2Face for Mac can look up a specific image on Google+, Flickr, and Facebook and link it to the corresponding contact in your It installs as a plugin for the default Mac mail app, with which it integrates seamlessly. Overall, it's fast and easy to use.

While the Face2Face installation process lacks information about how to configure the app, a guided configuration shows you the main features and setup once you open Mail. The app has the option to show the contact icon on every listed e-mail and lets you choose what social networks the images are … Read more

EasyRaterLite for iTunes for Mac review

EasyRaterLite for iTunes for Mac lets you rate the songs, which you are listening to with no need to bring iTunes to the front. It gives you a small and unobtrusive menu bar icon that displays the current track's rating or a question mark if the track has no rating, and offers you a faster way to rate songs. Nothing more, nothing less.

After a drag-and-drop install, EasyRaterLite for iTunes for Mac shows you the rating of the song currently playing in iTunes as well as basic track info such as album name, cover art, artist, song name, and … Read more