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EverClip review

Designed for the popular note-taking app Evernote, EverClip (Web Clipper) proves a handy app to have, but could do with some interface and accessibility improvements. Still, it remains one of the better Web clippers for Android.

Pros

Works: You can clip content either by saving text or graphics to the clipboard, or more conveniently, by sharing URLs to EverClip and then using the app's clumsy yet functional clipping frame to select what you want to save. While the process isn't as straightforward as it could have been if this app was a browser extension, it does work.

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Bubble Combos review

AppGo calls Bubble Combo "a very classic bubble puzzle game," though the swiping motion and high-quality graphics make this up-to-date Android app fun and easy to play, too. Bubble Combo is free but ad-supported; it runs in Android 2.3.3 or higher and played nicely in Android 4.3.

Pros

Easy to play: The premise is basic: line up three or more of the same color balloons to pop them all, score points, and reshuffle the board.

Levels: Easy, Normal, and Hard levels keep Bubble Combo from becoming like cold bath water (we hate that!) and provide … Read more

Windows, Linux, Unix Emulator review

While fast and functional, Windows, Linux, Unix Emulator loses points for its limited OS file support, as well as for its rather clumsy file loading process. This emulator needs strong hardware to run properly, preferably a quad-core processor, and at least 1GB of RAM, especially for emulating more intensive operating systems, like Windows. For those with good technical knowledge and patience, this app is useful; for everyone else, not so much.

Windows, Linux, Unix Emulator comes with a basic, effortless interface. To be able to emulate one of the supported operating systems on your Android device you have to install … Read more

Impossible Road review

Impossible Road is an arcade-style game featuring a vessel that you have to guide down a winding track with no guard rails. With nothing on the screen but the track, your vessel, and the controls, there are few distractions and no place to hide in this game. But it's definitely addictive, and can find hours of entertainment once you get the hang of the controls.

Opening Impossible Road means that you're ready to race. On the screen, you'll see a track, somewhat like a roller coaster, twisting and turning down out of sight on a white background. … Read more

Review: Octane Browser combines blazing speed with just the right amount of features

Octane Browser could turn heads thanks to its unique combo of blazing speed and just the right amount of features. It surfs a hair faster than the big names in mobile browsing, which may be just enough to impress the speed demons out there. Though it sacrifices a few advanced features to make that speed happen, it leaves behind most of the features you'd need in a browser.

This is a mobile browser that, from its name and marketing material, seems to pride speed over anything else. Sure enough, it did load pages a little faster than Chrome, Opera, … Read more

Review: Gather your wedding images in one place with HeyWedding

HeyWedding is an app that promises to help you collect the images of your wedding taken by your guests, all in one place. This sounds like a great idea in theory -- the ubiquity of smartphones with cameras means that weddings are now better documented than ever -- but HeyWedding ended up being impossible to use.

We installed the app and it asked us to sign in using either our Facebook account or an e-mail address and password. Since the app never gave us an opportunity to create an account to begin with, we went the Facebook route. A multipage … Read more

Review: Appandora gives you a jailbreak-free way to install apps to your iOS gadget

Appandora gives you a quick way to download rogue iOS apps without jailbreaking your device. It's a little boring to look at and requires iTunes to work, but it gets the job done. If you've got your eye on an app that isn't available from the iTunes store, this download will help you get it on all of your iOS devices.

Though Appandora does let you download apps right to your iOS gadgets, you'll still need a version of iTunes to make it work. Once you have both programs, the app automatically reads any connected gadgets … Read more

Review: Engage yourself in frantic fruit matching with Fruits Legend

Fruits Legend is an addictive, fast-paced fruit matching game that promises to entertain for hours. It features bright colors, good sound effects, and constant action. The game is free, so it does come with ads, but they're subtly placed at the bottom of the screen and the pop-ups during the game are minimal.

Fruits Legend downloads quickly and you can start playing immediately after the installation. The game board resembles most matching games and consists of a large grid packed with colorful images. You can match fruit by swiping the icons vertically, horizontally, or diagonally. The more fruits you … Read more

Review: Faceless Internet Connection for Mac allows you to browse the Web, anonymously

Faceless Internet Connection for Mac enables you to browse the Web, anonymously by using advanced tunneling and encryption, giving you more private and secure online experience. The trial version of this app is limited to three servers and 2GB bandwidth, so if you want the real deal, you'll have to upgrade to the Pro version.

Unlike using the usual proxy servers, Faceless Internet Connection for Mac actually encrypts your data so your ISP won't be able to see the Web sites you visited or keep any logs of your online activity. The app features a basic interface that … Read more

Review: iKeyboardRemote automates control of your iPhone or iPad from your Mac

iKeyboardRemote allows you to pair your computer with an iPad or iPhone over Bluetooth connection, and while it works well, there are some issues that hinder it from being a perfect app. Because of spotty connection issues and the slow startup, it is not an effective app for quick, on the fly connection. But for long-term use at a desk, it can be an effective pairing tool.

The app installs from the App Store, so it is ready to use as soon as you download it. Setup is not explained in the app, but in the App Store listing, so … Read more