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Wise Reminder review

Wise Reminder is a tool to help you stay on top of your daily tasks and appointments by sending you alerts at times that you set. Create alerts for anything you want, and then relax, because you can be sure the app won't let you miss anything important.

Pros

Nice interface: This app has an appealing and accessible interface, from which you can view all reminders, add new ones, and edit existing entries quickly. With everything laid out in front of you, it's easy to stay on top of upcoming events.

Reminder options: When an alert goes off, … Read more

Lock-UnMatic for Mac review

Lock-UnMatic for Mac helps you unlock a file that refuses to be renamed, moved, or deleted. It shows you the reason why a file is locked and allows you to unlock it or kill the process responsible for locking it.

Pros

Unlock files quickly and easily: With Lock-UnMatic for Mac you only have to drag and drop the locked file into the app window, which will automatically show you the processes or running applications that are using it.

Kill processes from within the app: Apart from showing you the full path to where the file is located and which application … Read more

Candy Pop Saga review

Candy Pop Saga is a puzzle game that challenges you to work through increasingly difficult levels with varied goals to unlock more adventures. You can compete against yourself, or connect with Facebook to see how your skills stack up against those of your friends.

Like many similar games, Candy Pop Saga features a grid-like display filled with different colored candies. However, the mechanics of this game are a bit different from what you might be used to, as you only need to tap groups of candies twice to remove them from the board; and they are not replaced as you … Read more

Review: GoodPlayer for Android offers quality video and audio playback

GoodPlayer for Android gives you all the format support, features, and playback you demand from a mobile video player. It does everything you'd expect it to do and does it all incredibly well. If you're still using the default player on your phone, this is a major upgrade.

This app plays any audio or video file it can find on your gadget. It doesn't take any time to scan your device for video files, but still does an excellent job of finding most of the videos other apps would find. It does have some difficulty finding videos … Read more

Review: Aviation Empire is a game about building and maintaining a global airline

Aviation Empire is a strategy game that involves building your own airline from the ground up and turning it into a global leader. The game begins in 1919 and walks you through purchasing your first few planes and scheduling flights. A couple of helpful advisers provide tips, occasionally, on how to proceed, and although the instructions are not always completely clear, they'll eventually get you where you're trying to go.

There's a lot on the screen when you're playing this game. Across the top, you'll see your current cash total, as well as your next … Read more

Review: Type while you walk free uses the camera on your iPhone to make the journey safer

Type while you walk is exactly as it sounds, a tool that lets you multitask, safely. While it may sound like a joke at first, the app actually does what it promises very well, providing a text overlay on your camera so you can actively see what's going on around you and compose text on your iPhone's screen.

The app doesn't have a lot of frills or gimmicks other than what is promised in the title. After opening it, you can start typing right away with your camera actively on in the background. At any time you … Read more

Review: Add or replace audio tracks in your videos with free Cute Video Audio Merger

Cute Video Audio Merger adds new soundtracks to your videos by merging video and audio recordings, including HD files, into a single file in a variety of output formats. It can add sound to silent video or replace existing soundtracks with your audio files, such as music and narration. Basic operation and settings limit your ability to customize the videos Cute Video Audio Merger produces, but it's great for quick jobs like greeting cards, instructional videos, and Internet memes, and it lets you share your creations quickly, too. Cute Audio Video Merger is freeware for Windows NT/98 to … Read more

Review: See and control music from your desktop with Bowtie for Mac

Offering a front-end customizable media player that lets you control playback of your music, Bowtie for Mac gives you an easy way to listen to music while searching the Last.fm database and updating any missing tags or cover art from your music library. It's lightweight and highly customizable, and you can even have it as part of your wallpaper, on your Dock, or in the Menu Bar. It's a nice app for music lovers.

Bowtie for Mac's interface resembles the one used on the sixth generation of iPod nano; all you see is a small rectangle … Read more

Review: NaturalReader Text to Speech offers dozens of text-to-speech options

NaturalReader Text to Speech is a powerful tool that will allow you to convert any text on your screen to speech with numerous different language and voice options. It offers a tutorial when you first start the app, which is good because there are quite a few options to sort out.

After loading the app, you can do a number of things, including connect the app to your Dropbox account or Skydrive, load files from the Web, copy and paste, or type text directly into the interface and have it read back to you. At any time you can open … Read more

Review: Storyboarder Postcard Collage helps create unique postcards on iOS

Storyboarder Postcard Collage allows you to take a number of photos from your device and convert them into a collage that can then be printed and sent to anyone on your contact list. Editing and layout options are fairly straightforward, and everything is streamline to run smoothly from start to finish. It uses Sincerely integration to handle postcard ordering and sending so you'll need to log in to send a postcard, but it's not required when you first start.

After installing Storyboarder Postcard Collage, you can immediately start creating a postcard using the app's collage creation tools. … Read more