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WEB to PDF review

As a handy add-on for the powerful UC Browser, WEB to PDF does a good job of converting most pages and saving them to your device. However, it runs into problems when dealing with more sophisticated layouts and doesn't let you exclude ads or images.

Pros

Easy to use and practical: WEB to PDF can be accessed through the add-ons icon at the end of your URL field and converts pages with just three taps, handling average pages with more text than images in less than a minute.

Fairly accurate: It performs an accurate conversion of most pages, conserving … Read more

WhatsApp Messenger for Android review

As the app that Facebook recently bought for $19 billion, WhatsApp Messenger for Android justifies its worth by offering an almost free SMS service on mobile through an instantly accessible and appealing interface. This app makes chatting and video, image, and voice notes sharing on the go quick, effortless, and fun.

Pros

Awesome functionality: WhatsApp Messenger for Android enables you to share text messages with anyone on the globe so long as they use the app, without the need for usernames, passwords, or log-ins -- your phone number acts as your ID.

Inviting interface: Pretty, smooth, and accessible, the app'… Read more

Viber review

A good-looking, easy-to-use messaging app, Viber lets you text, make calls, and share media and voice messages using your phone number as an ID without any charge, so long as the other person uses the app as well. In terms of performance and stability, this app has come a long way since its earlier versions, rating up there with WhatsApp Messenger as one of the best apps of its kind right now.

Pros

Beautifully straightforward UI: Viber's clean, polished, colorful UI with many fancy emoticons provides a fun environment for conversations with friends and family.

Excellent sound quality: Even … Read more

CyberLink PowerDVD 14 Ultra review

CyberLink's PowerDVD 14 Ultra isn't cheap for a media player, but compared to the cost of standalone hardware for a home entertainment network, it could be quite a bargain. It's remote-compatible, plays Blu-ray, 3D, and HD video, integrates with your phone and other devices, and keeps you informed about the latest cinema and video releases.

Pros

Previews and short subjects: PowerDVD Ultra's splash screen offers quick links to video tutorials and your media library preferences. Adding media to its library is mostly automatic.

Silver lining: The 10GB of expandable cloud storage that comes free for a … Read more

PCtransfer review

IOBit's PCtransfer backs up and restores files, folders, and documents, even to a new or different PC. It's portable freeware, so it can run from a USB drive on any PC running Windows XP to 8. It backs up and transfers pictures, videos, e-mail, browser settings, and more. PCtransfer can't recover entire disks or systems, but it can help you save and transfer the critical personal files you don't want to lose if something happens to your computer.

Pros

Easy backups: PCtransfer identifies the files you're most likely to need; all you have to do … Read more

EasyNoter Pro review

EasyNoter Pro is closer to an actual handheld diary or daybook than any full-featured personal information manager we've seen, but now you can use it for free, too. An attractive widget opens like an eBook to reveal a Diary, Notes, Address book, and Reminders. The unique and highly functional 3D layout also combines cyber and paper concepts in unexpectedly productive ways. EasyNoter Pro is free with a registration key that requires your name and e-mail address, or you can buy a permanent license for less than $10.

Pros

Cool covers: The supplied skin, Tribute to Cosmos, is one of … Read more

AVG PC TuneUp Review

Pros

One-click maintenance: AVG PC TuneUp's initial setup is streamlined. There's really no room for error, since one-click optimization is the first option you see, giving a clear impression that PC TuneUp is hassle free.

Control: When AVG PC TuneUp discovers issues, it presents them in a pop-up window that lets you control which files to clean and which to delete. Highlight a file to reveal a short description of what it is and what it does to your Windows PC.

Clean design: PC TuneUp clearly shows you its process, from Registry scanning to defragmentation analysis. Though it … Read more

FileStream Image Broadway review

Although it's billed as a photo editor, FileStream's Image Broadway does a lot more than touch up your photos. A recent (and steep) price cut makes Image Broadway a more affordable alternative to Adobe's Photoshop Elements, but it does have a few drawbacks. You can try Image Broadway (with limits) for free.

Pros

Lots of tools: Image Broadway isn't just a photo retoucher; it's a full-featured graphics editor with drawing, painting, filters, effects, layers, paths, and more.

Familiar face: Like most graphics editors, Image Broadway's layout and tools resemble Photoshop's but with its … Read more

Battlefield 4 review

Following the critically acclaimed Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4 continues the tradition of nonstop mayhem that is the sandbox/first-person-shooter genre. Battlefield 4 has a large selections of weapons, vehicles, and maps and keeps the action coming.

Pros

Bigger arsenal, more customization: With over 100 weapons and 35 vehicles, Battlefield 4 carries an even greater arsenal than its predecessor. Keeping its tradition of load-out customization, the game lets all players find their perfect bread-and-butter setup.

New engine, new mechanic: The Frostbite 3 engine not only brings brilliant graphics clarity to Battlefield 4, but it also lets players level the playing field … Read more

1Mobile Market review

1Mobile Market brings you a selection of some of the best and most interesting Google Play apps as chosen by a group of editors. With its extensive yet specific categories and helpful autocomplete search feature, it can make it easier for you to discover and install top apps.

Pros

Fast and accessible: Because it features only free, mostly top-rated apps, 1Mobile Market proves easier to digest than Google Play, helping you to discover interesting titles that you might otherwise miss.

Powerful search: The autocomplete feature for the search bar, rather than showing you suggested keywords like in Google Play, provides … Read more