First look: Vivaldi browser

Vivaldi, a Web browser now in tech preview, caters to power users who expect more from their browsers, letting them interact with content in new and exciting ways. Created by former Opera developers, Vivaldi is built on Chromium, the same platform used for Google Chrome, Comodo Dragon, and, of course, Opera.

On the surface, Vivaldi looks similar to other browsers, but a plethora of tools lie beneath that unassuming interface. Here are our six favorites.

Speed Dial

Customize your start page with Speed Dial, a popular feature started by Opera and the star attraction in Vivaldi. This iteration is incorporated … Read more

Fitness apps to motivate your workouts

How is your workout working out? Lots of apps provide routines and fitness tracking, but those are no use if you're not motivated to get off the couch and keep going. We've run through fitness apps and have picked seven that will get you into the gym or out for a long jog or a bike ride, because there's nothing like music, scenery, and friendly competition to energize you.

RockMyRun ( iOS, Android)

Music is a great booster during a high-intensity cardio session. RockMyRun has thousands of music mixes, 45 minutes or less, to match your energy and … Read more

7 apps for 7 daters

Meeting people is easy, but meeting the right person is challenging. If you're finding too many Ms. or Mr. Wrongs, then you probably just haven't met the right app yet. We've screened dating apps and have picked our top 7, paired with personality profiles, so you can find your app match.

Committed Match.com ( iOS, Android)

If you're looking for a lasting relationship, then Match.com is for you. Why else would you pay for a plan that runs from $21.99 to $129.99? This beautifully designed app features robust profiles, and if you pay … Read more

10 apps to make taxes less taxing

We all dread tax time: hunting for receipts and statements, figuring out which forms we need, decrypting IRS instructions, and carving out time to go through it all. In tax preparation as in health matters, prevention is the best medicine, so we've compiled 10 apps to give you a jump-start on filing, helping you track finances year-round and get maximum refunds for minimum effort.

Forecasting

TaxCaster (iOS, Android)

Get a head start on tax planning with TaxCaster, an Intuit app that helps you adjust your paycheck withholdings, so you either get your money back throughout the year or one … Read more

Ad-Aware Pro Security: 2-for-1 deal

Just in time for Valentine's Day, you and your loved one can receive 1 year of Ad-Aware Pro Security for 50 percent off. For the price of a single license, you'll now receive comprehensive protection against viruses, spyware, and Trojans on two PCs.

Features

A lightning-fast antivirus engine that works alongside Ad-Aware Pro Security's legendary anti-spyware technology. Protects against cyber criminals out to steal your credit card or bank data. Blocks hackers from getting into your system to spy or steal important information. Stops malicious processes and infected files before they start. Keeps your passwords and personal … Read more

Suite deal on Productivity Pack

If you aspire to be more efficient at work or at home, then you'll love our latest offer. Get StackSocial's Five-Star Productivity Pack, featuring an entire year's access to four premium apps: Evernote Premium, Pocket Premium, Wunderlist Pro, and LastPass Premium. You'll also receive a 3-month trial for Dropbox Pro and a digital subscription to The New York Times -- all for $60.

What you'll get:

Evernote Premium (Win, Mac, iOS, Android) Evernote allows you to write notes of all types, collect Web articles, handwritten notes, and photos and access them on any device. Find … Read more

6 apps for your repetitive tasks

Every February, Punxsatawney Phil forecasts whether spring is coming (this week's verdict: more winter). But for most of us, Groundhog Day is about the movie, with Bill Murray's weatherman suffering the same day over and over again -- 12,403 times by one super-fan's estimate -- because we can relate to the frustration of doing the same things day after day. We have yet to see an app that will free you from a time loop, but these six picks will relieve the tedium of repetitive tasks. And if you can't get "I Got You … Read more

12 apps for Super Bowl Sunday

Don't let Deflategate take the air out of your Super Bowl. On February 1, eight-time Super Bowl contenders the New England Patriots and returning champions the Seattle Seahawks will face off in Super Bowl XLIX. If you're looking for breaking news and scores, party tips, or free swag, these apps can amplify your Super Bowl Sunday.

NBC Sports Live Extra (iOS)

If you have a high-speed connection and a participating TV provider, then you can watch the Super Bowl on the NBC Sports Live Extra app on your iPad. You also get on-demand clips, full event replays, and … Read more

Windows 10: Microsoft aims for Windows everywhere

Windows Insiders have been trying the Windows 10 Technical Preview for a few months, but today Microsoft announced what everyone can look forward to in 2015. This ambitious OS overhaul wants to make all your Windows devices -- PC, phone, tablet, Xbox -- work better together via universal apps, Continuum, the Spartan browser, and Xbox apps. Here's what you need to know about today's announcements.

Windows 10 is coming in 2015, and it will be free

That's right, Microsoft has shifted its strategy and will offer Windows 10 absolutely free for current Windows 7, Windows 8.1, … Read more

Get 6 months of Bitdefender Mobile Security & Antivirus free

As mobile devices like cellphones, tablets, and wearable technology become a more integral part of our daily lives, they are gaining the attention of online criminals. With cyber attacks on mobile devices on the rise, it's always a good idea to check if your current security protection is up to snuff. That's why for the next three days Download.com is partnering with Bitdefender, a leader in online security, to offer you six months of protection for all of your Android devices -- absolutely free.

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