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Battery Defender review

By disabling your Wi-Fi or data networks when you're not using your phone, Battery Defender keeps your Android device's battery charged longer. Maintaining a network connection uses more power than it needs to, so temporarily disabling connections while you sleep or when your screen goes blank reduces battery drain without impacting your phone service. You can customize how and when Battery Defender goes into action. Infolife's Battery Defender is free with ads.

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Stay in charge: There's no mystery about Battery Defender: Turning off Wi-Fi or data when your phone or tablet is idle reduces the … Read more

Robot Unicorn Attack 2 review

As the sequel to a game that popularized the endless runner concept, Robot Unicorn Attack 2 adds new content while retaining the fast-paced and thoroughly engaging gameplay of the original. Although it features plenty of in-game items, you don't really have to spend a dime to enjoy it.

Pros

Intuitive, fast-paced gameplay: Robot Unicorn Attack 2 turns you into a speedy, robot-like unicorn that gallops through different worlds, jumping over precipices and dashing through stars, monsters, and other obstacles while collecting tokens and completing achievements that increase your rank and unlock customizations, new worlds, and even an online mode. … Read more

Ragnarok Online: Valkyrie Uprising review

As the mobile version of a game that has over 40 million players worldwide, Ragnarok Online: Valkyrie Uprising stands out as one of the most sophisticated MMORPGs currently available on Android. The graphics are a letdown, as is the occasional broken English of the game menus, but the intricacy of the gameplay, the large number of items available, and the character development options make this game worthwhile for RPG fans. Just be ready to put a lot of time into it to develop your character and interact with other players.

After a quick install, Ragnarok Online: Valkyrie Uprising requires you … Read more

Motiv review

Motiv is a unique app that utilizes Google Maps' Street View to create point-of-view videos of routes between two points. It has some limitations, but it's still interesting and fun to use.

Pros

Intuitive interface: Motiv is quite easy to navigate, displaying a map and telling users to select two points to get started. From there it's just a matter of selecting the view you want to use, waiting for the app to download the images, and then saving the video.

Multiple views: Motiv lets users create videos from a variety of different points of view, including montage (… Read more

Work Shift Calendar review

Work Shift Calendar enables you to keep track of multiple work shifts without any hassle, giving you the possibility of creating your custom shifts as well as viewing useful statistics. However, it lacks handy features like cross-device syncing, financial tools, and above all, a home screen widget.

Pros

Effective: Unlike other work shift assistants that bamboozle you with superfluous options or awkward menus, Work Shift Calendar features an easy-to-use, albeit plain, interface that requires only a few taps for adding or editing a shift, or creating a long-term work pattern.

Reliable: From its comprehensive statistics to its backup option, this … Read more

X-Men: Battle of the Atom review

X-Men: Battle of the Atom is a battle card game for the iPhone and iPod touch that lets you assemble decks of cards and battle classic villains. Put together a powerful team with characters from all 50 years of X-Men comics, and work to defeat all of the worst villains including Magneto, Apocalypse, Dark Phoenix, and more. This game even supports real-time multiplayer battles.

The first time you open X-Men: Battle of the Atom, you'll get a brief introduction to the premise of the game from a few of the main characters. You can skip this introduction if you'… Read more

Review: StarLight for Mac lets you stream SiriusXM radio stations

StarLight for Mac connects to SiriusXM's network of stations and allows you to stream them. It features a clean main window and places an icon on your Mac menu bar that gives quick access to your favorite stations as well as playback controls. To use the app you need a SiriusXM account.

StarLight for Mac installs quickly and, after being launched, presents you with its clean and minimal main window. Apart from a few playback controls, the majority of the screen is reserved for displaying your favorite stations or search results. Along with the standard playback controls, the app … Read more

Review: Resistance for Mac downloads Web music and integrates it with iTunes

Resistance for Mac finds, downloads, and allows you to play music from YouTube. Additionally, it can access your iTunes library and lets you drag and drop the newly downloaded content into it. The software performs well, overall, but may violate the YouTube EULA, so use it at your own risk.

Visually, Resistance for Mac looks much like iTunes 9, having a similar LED display, a library sidebar, and playback controls. In the sidebar you'll find the Resistance music folder, the iTunes library, and two sites, YouTube and Soundcat. In our tests we were able to connect only to YouTube. … Read more

Review: BaDoink Video Downloader makes quick work of any video you find online

BaDoink Video Downloader lets you quickly and easily get just about any online video on your smartphone or tablet. It gives you all of this in a full-functioning Web browser that is fast enough to compete with the big names in mobile browsing. All that you get with this awesome app is more than enough to make up for the lack of customization.

This app is a Web browser that lets you download any video you find while you're surfing the Web. It worked on every video we found during testing -- YouTube, Vimeo, even custom site players -- … Read more

Review: Farm Invasion USA is a good looking game but lacks polish

Farm Invasion USA is a game about aliens, harvesting corn, and keeping your farm equipment in top shape, and while it sounds a bit muddled (and can be at times) it generally works quite well. The interface is well designed, the game runs smoothly, and there are plenty of upgrades and challenges that will keep you playing for a long time without its' becoming a grind.

When you load up Farm Invasion USA for the first time you get a very basic overview of the plot, and it isn't much help in determining why you are harvesting corn and … Read more