Software

Asphalt 8: Airborne review

Asphalt 8: Airborne is a detailed and dynamic racing game that lets you build up your racing skills and acquire better cars to compete against the best. Even if you've never played a game like this before, the responsive controls and great graphics will have you feeling at home in no time.

Pros

Good tutorial: When you first open this game, you have the option to complete a brief but thorough tutorial that helps you get the basics of operating your vehicle down. The mechanics are quick to learn but difficult to master, and with the solid foundation the … Read more

Bejeweled Blitz review

Bejeweled Blitz features a one-minute version of the classic game, and it challenges you to rack up as many points as you can in that time. Hone your skills and compete against your friends on Facebook or in Game Center, which both thoroughly integrate with this app.

Pros

Fun and quick: Because games in this app can take no more than a minute, you can almost always fit one in. But you do have to be careful, too, because the game can be so addictive, you'll have reeled off five games in a row before you know it.

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Blendoku review

Blendoku is an innovative matching game with a twist that challenges you to place colors in the proper order to complete the puzzle and move on to more challenging levels. Through this game's intuitive interface, you can tackle puzzles that range in difficulty from Simple to Master, so you can take on ever more difficult challenges as your skills in the game develop.

Pros

Innovative idea: If you're looking for something a little different, you're in for a treat with Blendoku. This puzzle game uses colors in ways you may never have imagined to challenge your observational … Read more

Clumsy Ninja review

Clumsy Ninja charges you with training a hapless ninja and helping to guide him on his quest to rescue his kidnapped friend. With a fully interactive interface, this game gives you full control of your ninja's body and actions, so you can train him just the way you want to, and have plenty of fun along the way.

Pros

Cool controls: To control your ninja, you just have to move the part of his body that you want wherever you want it to go. You can even pick him up, dangle him upside down, tie balloons to his arms … Read more

Perfect Diet Tracker for Mac review

Perfect Diet Tracker for Mac facilitates safe and consistent weight reduction. It features a growing database of food items, a food diary, and the ability to create a personal diet plan.

Pros

Intuitive interface: Filling out all of Perfect Diet Tracker's fields (food diary, diet plan, and food database) and configuring things can be a little tedious, but it's certainly not difficult. The straightforward main screen presents the food diary and provides quick buttons for viewing and updating results, adjusting diet plan targets, and editing settings.

Informative food database: The food database offers a host of useful information … Read more

Toast Titanium for Mac review

More than just a CD/DVD/Blu-Ray-burning application, Toast Titanium for Mac includes functions like online media capture, media format conversion, and the ability to directly share your videos on Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, and Vimeo. It's a powerful -- albeit expensive -- application.

Pros

Snappy operation: Toast Titanium for Mac proves to be speedy. The interface is divided into Tutorials, Data, Audio, Video, Copy, and Convert tabs, and you can hop quickly between tabs and use the different functions without delay.

Built-in tutorials: If you don't find the interface easy enough to learn, you'll be glad to … Read more

GarageSale for Mac review

GarageSale for Mac provides a familiar Mac-like interface for editing and managing eBay auctions. It complements eBay's own tools for hosting online auctions and can really help you sell more.

Pros

Creates appealing listings: With GarageSale for Mac, you can develop attractive eBay listings through a clean interface that offers you 130 free templates, plus the ability to create custom templates. This WYSIWYG app ensures that everything you write and edit is the same as what appears on your eBay page.

One click to relist: All templates you create are saved so that you can quickly relist them. This … Read more

Webroot SecureAnywhere Internet Security Plus review

Webroot SecureAnywhere Internet Security Plus is a blazing-fast malware scanner that offers protection from phishing attacks, software hijacks, and more.

Pros

Informative design: Webroot uses color shades to indicate the protection status of products. Green stands for fully protected, orange represents a warning state, and red indicates a critical vulnerability. For example, disabling the real-time shield pulls up a caption notification and immediately puts the Webroot SecureAnywhere state into the red.

Lightweight: Webroot's complete installation takes up only 1MB. AntiVirus doesn't take a very noticeable toll on your system, even for full scans. A complete scan took less … Read more

KMPlayer review

KMPlayer has evolved from a video player to a leading source for content discovery. The app's record-breaking viewership and the use of its flagship media is most visible on the gaming front, with a successful casting of Season 3 of the League of Legends World Championship. Alongside other forays into e-sports, like GOM and Starcraft 2: Hearts of the Swarm, KMPlayer has established strong viewership that's created a whole new layer of interaction beyond being a standalone video player.

Pros

Unobtrusive layout:Dark colors and a pop-out settings menu give you clean, uninterrupted access to features like subtitle … Read more

Sid Meier's Civilization V - PC review

Returning to its award-winning formula, Firaxis' latest revision of the turn-based strategy game streamlines a few aspects and adds new features to an already loaded package.

Pros

Beautiful graphics and an updated interface: With each new installment, the Civilization series proves that it stands the test of time -- with a few tweaks, of course. This time Civilization V ditches the cartoony aesthetic of Civilization IV for a more realistic feel. The new title also supports touch control for Windows 8 users on touch devices.

Just one more turn: Gamers can prepare to sink endless hours leading their civilization to … Read more