JXCirrus Maths for Mac review

JXCirrus Maths for Mac is a program that lets you set up sets of exercises for your kids to help them practice their math skills. You can tailor the quizzes to their ability level, and the program keeps track of their time for them, so they can compete against themselves and measure their progress.

This app has an intuitive interface, letting you set up different sets of exercises quickly. When you're adding an exercise, you'll first select either Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, or Division. Then determine how many problems you'd like, which numbers to use, and whether you … Read more

ShiftWindow review

ShiftWindow lets you adjust the window size and location for various programs to help you keep your desktop organized and efficient. Create rules for programs you use often, and then assign hot keys to trigger specific window configurations, so you can always see what you want to on your desktop.

The interface of this program is not very intuitive, and the Help file doesn't include much useful information. It's really just tips that display across the bottom of the window and describe the various features of the interface as you roll your mouse over them. However, there aren'… Read more

Review: Analog Clock Live Wallpaper-7 is a little jumpy, but offers customization and style

Analog Clock Live Wallpaper-7 looks fantastic and gives you tons of options, even if it has a bad habit of skipping every now and then. Most people will rarely notice that performance problem and will be very pleased with the numerous ways they can customize this fun app. If you're a fan of live wallpapers, this one is definitely worth a try.

Even though Analog Clock Live Wallpaper-7 isn't hosted on the Google Play market, installing it goes easily. It does come with all of the typical downfalls of live wallpapers, such as their tendency to hog your … Read more

Review: Photo Faceoff lets you take or upload photos & create flash polls for Facebook

Photo Faceoff requires you to log in with your Facebook account and then allows you to create flash polls to compare various photos with friends. You can either post your own polls or participate in those created by your friends to determine which of any two people or things is better. Because the app is designed for social use, you'll find that the range of images will depend on your circle of friends, but the options are fairly open.

After installation, you'll be required to log in with your Facebook account. You can set privacy settings so that … Read more

Review: Insta Collage offers plenty of collage options

Insta Collage will help you make good looking collages, but its lack of templates makes it harder for everyday users to use. It doesn't help that the app tries to cover your phone in ads, either. Still, with its numerous filters and backgrounds, it's a worthy enough collage app if you don't mind experimenting with plenty of different looks for your photos.

This app lets you pull any picture from your phone or tablet into a collage. You can choose from more than 20 different Instagram-esque filters to add to your photo before you put it into … Read more

Review: Track finances with MoneyLine Free Personal Finance Software for Mac

MoneyLine Free Personal Finance Software for Mac helps users manage their personal and household budgets better by implementing some useful tools for tracking financial transactions. Its menus appear dated, but are easy to use, making it an acceptable choice as a personal accounting program.

During startup, MoneyLine Free Personal Finance Software for Mac prompts the user to install a number of additional programs, some of which are not related to the original's purpose. This is easily dismissed, bringing the user to the main window. The left side bar has sections for accounts, reports, actions, and assets/liabilities. There are … Read more

Review: PixAnimator helps you create fun and easy animations

PixAnimator is an application that allows you to create basic animations using a predesigned animation loop and one of your own photographs. The end result is an entertaining and creative presentation of a normally plain image.

Even beginners should have no problem getting started with PixAnimator. It quickly downloads and there is no complicated setup required to begin using it. The app opens to a main menu where the user is required to choose an animation. About 20 animations are provided for free, but there are also hundreds of additional animations that are available for a fee. Once you choose … Read more

CloudClippy 2013 1.02 Review

We've seen quite a few Cloud-based tools for storing and syncing data. Abelssoft's CloudClippy 2013 is among them, but takes a slightly different approach to many of the tools we've seen. CloudClippy automatically copies data saved to the Windows clipboard -- images, for example -- and transfers them to a Cloud-based account. CloudClippy also packages multiple files together and compresses them before transferring the data. It recognizes images automatically and displays them online via links. You can also create private links for sharing access to files. CloudClippy's basic account is free, and you don't even … Read more

Make the basket fast with Shoot a Loop

Shoot a Loop is a simple game. It uses a mechanism that can be found in small plastic toys that children used to get out of vending machines in grocery stores 20 years ago. That isn't necessarily a bad thing. Plenty of games use simple, nostalgic designs in modern packaging to bring their players back to the days of yesteryear on their phones. However, with some odd physics, hard-to-control mechanics, and a limit on game modes, Shoot a Loop is not such a game.

The concept is very simple. You have a basketball in a loop with four baskets, … Read more

Meet and chat with new people online with Twoo

Social networking and online dating have become incredibly popular. These activities have spawned many applications and even created friendships. Twoo is an application that allows users to find new friends. While this may seem appealing to many users, the actual experience is quite different.

Twoo loads quickly and requires very little effort to build a profile. A quick-launch button will build a profile from your Facebook account information. The design of the application is bright and attractive. It features high-contrast text that is easy to read and colorful graphics. The main screen allows the user to view the headshot photo … Read more