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Review: Speco Player gives users remote access to their DVR from any iOS device

Speco Player allows you to log in to your Internet-connected DVR and security cameras and watch the feed on your iOS device remotely. This gives you unprecedented control to see what is happening in a closed store, at the job site when you are not there, or at home when you're away. The app is only compatible with Speco DVRs and players, but it works very well; and with the exception of a fairly stripped-down interface, this is a great app.

When you set up Speco Player for the first time, you'll need some basic information about your … Read more

Review: Adapter allows for easy conversion, sharing, and export of various media

With an easy ergonomic interface, painless installation, and extremely rapid conversion rates, Adapter for Mac enables users to effortlessly change media files to other file types with no more than a few clicks of the mouse. It also makes sharing converted files a breeze.

There were not many bumps in the road for this application. Adapter for Mac installed quickly, and, with our permission, it also installed the necessary plug-ins without any trouble at all. The main function of the program is to convert image, video, or audio files to another type of file. Almost every major file type is … Read more

Review: Xmarks for Safari syncs your bookmarks across different computers

For users with multiple computers, Xmarks for Safari for Mac is a handy tool that keeps all your bookmarks backed up and in sync across different computers. The application requires registration of an online account through which the backup and sync are done.

It takes only a few minutes to install this application and get it running. This application comes with its own installer, uninstaller, and a readme file. The installation will take around 3MB of space on your hard drive and it will install Xmarks for Safari for Mac in your Applications folder, as a preference pane, and as … Read more

94 Seconds 1.4.3 Review

Offering exciting and challenging gameplay, puzzle games are becoming more and more popular on the Android market. 94 Seconds is not an exception to this trend. It is a fun game that challenges the mind and sparks creativity.

The installation and setup for 94 Seconds went amazingly fast. At 2MB it's probably the lightest application of its kind. There is no unnecessary registration or advanced settings required. The permissions that the application requires are reasonable and noninvasive. Following the installation the app immediately allows players to get into the action. The user interface is easy to navigate and read. … Read more

Hide your sensitive data inside Pandora

Do you have any photos or videos on your smartphone you'd like to hide from the general public? Pandora offers to put them into a password-protected box so no one can see them but you. It works exactly as advertised, but it's nowhere near as dynamic as other lockbox apps.

Though it has a name like the music-streaming app and a logo like Dropbox, it's confusingly neither. That means it can cleverly hide in your app menu without raising the eyebrow of someone looking through your phone. When you first use the app, it drops you right … Read more

Tether your phone wirelessly with Open Garden app

In a pinch and need a data connection on your tablet or laptop? You can use Open Garden to sneak a connection from your smartphone without needing to tether. Setup is easy, but the connection has enough hiccups and jumps to sometimes be more frustrating than it's worth.

Before you can use Open Garden, you have to download another program for your desktop. Once you set up the network, your gadgets will connect automatically whenever they're nearby. It can even work through NFC if your phone has it. However, owners of modern phones can have a more reliable … Read more

Send text messages to the Philippines with Chikka Text Messenger

Sending and receiving text messages can be problematic and costly when your destination is the Philippines. Chikka Text Messenger solves this dilemma for you by providing a communication hub via online servers.

The application loads quite quickly and the account setup is simple as well. If you possess a Globe, Smart, or Sun mobile phone you may simply enter your phone number and password. All other phone providers must set up an account with a valid e-mail address. Chikka Text Messenger is free for the user who installs it. However, there is a nominal fee for the phone responding to … Read more

House your citizens, give them jobs, and help them grow in Small Street for Mac

Small Street for Mac is a town-building and management game. A free download for Mac OS X, there are in-game purchases of extras and money that help expand the game and the play. Small Street for Mac is available from the App Store and download sites and installs easily.

The goal of Small Street for Mac is to create a town of apartments and houses for citizens, and shops and restaurants for them to work in and buy from. Instead of starting small and building to a large city or nation like some building games, Small Street for Mac stays … Read more

Resize, crop, rotate, and watermark your images with Sizerox

Sizerox is an app for Mac OS X that lets you resize, crop, watermark, and perform other manipulation of digital images. It's not available through the App Store, but it is from several Web sites. The demo version (which superimposes gray squares over your images, rendering them essentially useless) can be upgraded to the full version for $14.95.

The Sizerox interface is clean and easy to use. Most of the interface windows show details about the source and destination pictures, while additional dialogs let you select preferences. Fully supporting drag-and-drop, Sizerox lets you select one or more images … Read more

Bare-bones payroll

Even if you use a payroll company to pay your employees, in many cases you're still legally obligated to keep your own payroll records. We've encountered several programs that let users do that with varying levels of success. Personal Payroll Manager, we're sorry to say, is among the worst. While it technically does keep track of your payroll records, it's difficult to use and lacks important features.

We had trouble getting Personal Payroll Manager to open at first; it requires Microsoft Access, and when we tried to launch Personal Payroll Manager, we had to manually select … Read more