IFTTT review

With the ingenious IFTTT (If This Then That), you can schedule actions that get performed automatically when pre-defined triggers are activated. Rather than using basic time-based scheduling, the app introduces the concept of recipes, which are made up of channels like Android features, apps, and devices. An example of a recipe would be: If I take a new Instagram photo, then set it as my wallpaper.


Clever: IFTTT acts as a more advanced task scheduler, relying on triggers rather than predetermined dates and times to perform all manner of actions, from the straightforward "send me a notification if … Read more

Google Play Movies & TV review

Google Movies & TV is a top-notch application that combines all the best features of notable movie rental and streaming services. Fully integrated with other Google products, this app is engaging, responsive, and easy to use.


Superb functionality: All videos streamed immediately when clicked, and quality remained brilliant throughout the duration of our tests. Purchases can be made with Google Wallet as well as other payment services for on-demand movie and television access.

Appealing design: Google Movies & TV has an excellent layout that draws attention to the large thumbnails that advertise the latest movies and shows available. Organizational … Read more

DigiHUD Speedometer review

Combining a speed indicator with an odometer and compass, DigiHUD Speedometer can save you when your vehicle's speedometer stops working. This is a great app to have if you're often on the road.


Accurate and reliable: DigiHUD Speedometer worked as intended in our tests, providing an accurate speed measurement, as well as recording the average and the highest speed. Many other people who've tried this app found it just as accurate as we did, according to app reviews in the Google Play store.

Window mode: You can minimize the app to a small Window mode that … Read more

Botanicula review

Botanicula challenges you to guide a band of five adorable tree creatures to safety as they try to save the last seed of their favorite tree. The tree has been overrun by parasites bent on destroying it, and they will do whatever it takes to finish off that last seed as well.


Great graphics: This game is beautiful, and it takes full advantage of the iPad's graphic capabilities as well as the possibilities of gameplay on the touchscreen. The world your characters inhabit is a bit mystical, and it's a place you'll be happy to spend … Read more

Chat Heads for Mac review

Chat Heads for Mac is a customizable conversation app that integrates with Facebook, so you can chat with your friends the way you want to. Keep in touch, and carry on conversations through this app's convenient interface without actually being on Facebook.

To begin using this app, log in with your Facebook account. You can access the app via the bubble with a + icon inside it on the left-hand side of your desktop screen. Clicking the + brings up a scrollable and searchable list of your Facebook friends, and selecting one of them opens a window with your last few … Read more

SanDisk Air Cruzer review

SanDisk Air Cruzer makes it easy to manage your wireless Flash drive from any smartphone or tablet. Moving saved files to and from any supported gadget works just like it would on a computer. It's an excellent download if you already have one of SanDisk's gadgets and is pleasant enough to use that it may be worth buying one if you don't.

This program lets you access any SanDisk Connect wireless Flash drive from your Android smartphone or tablet. As long as the two gadgets are on the same network, you can move files to and from … Read more

Talking Parrot Couple Free review

Talking Parrot Couple Free introduces you to a pair of mischievous parrots that repeat anything you say and also perform romantic or contentious capers. The graphics aren't great, but laughter is guaranteed -- if you like parrots that is. This ad-supported app is made for toddlers and young children but can be fun for grown-ups too.

Talking Parrot Couple Free installs in a snap. You are presently greeted by a pair of puckish parrots that are obediently waiting on their perch for you to interact with them. Say anything to them, and they will repeat your words accurately with … Read more

Flappy Wings review

Of the many available parodies based on the notoriously withdrawn Flappy Bird, Flappy Wings proves to be the most faithful, preserving not only the classic game mechanics but also its look and feel. What's more, it features a soundtrack and several visual enhancements, which make it perhaps even more appealing than the original.


Authentic controls and mechanics: Every bit as engaging (and as frustrating) as the smash hit on which it's based, Flappy Wings uses the same playable bird and basic tap-to-fly-your-bird controls. Its gameplay consists of nothing more than flying for as long as possible while … Read more

Freemake Musicbox review

Freemake Musicbox gives you access to all the latest music and lets you stream it to your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch. Search for a particular artist or track, or browse through trending hashtags and genres to find all kinds of great music to stream.

This app has an intuitive interface, although some of the options are not available yet. Across the top of the screen, you'll see tabs for Tracks, Albums, and Radio. Selecting the Tracks tab will bring up a list of the top 100 songs to start with, and you can search for anything you'd … Read more

BBM review

BBM lets you use your iPhone to connect with friends and colleagues through the BlackBerry chat service. You can connect to any other BBM users you choose, or you can invite people from your contact list to start using the app.


Message status: When you send someone a message through this app, you can see when it's been delivered and when it's been read. That way, you don't have to wonder if your message went through or if the person you sent it to has seen it or not.

Channels: In addition to the chat aspect … Read more