Review: Magic Collage is loaded with options but has a steep learning curve

Magic Collage takes just about every feature you could want in a collage app and jams them into a half-dozen menus, and while effective, it can be tough to master. With so many options in so many menus (some of them harder to find than others), the process of finalizing and sharing a collage can be cumbersome if you are doing it for the first time.

When you open Magic Collage, it provides a brief run-through of the most important buttons in the app, but even the run-through is long, so you probably won't remember everything. From there you … Read more

Review: Any Keylogger for Mac tracks and logs keystrokes, browsing history, & more

Any Keylogger for Mac makes it easy for you to secretly monitor and record activity for any user on a system. If you're a parent worried about their child's computer and online activities or a business owner looking into the efficiency of employees during their work time, then this application is for you.

Any Keylogger for Mac monitors computer activity, such as keystrokes, recently visited Web sites, and frequently used applications in real time and lets you access all of the logged information via a clean and intuitive interface. In the application Settings menu we were able to … Read more

Review: QCat: Ocean World offers numerous child-friendly puzzles

Qcat: Ocean World is a collection of ocean-themed puzzles that task children with finding and putting the right pieces in place. The app does not offer a great deal of depth and the number of puzzles is not extensive enough to keep children engaged for long, but it is free and just one of many similar apps in the Qcat line.

When you first start Qcat: Ocean World, you can choose from between one of a handful of different puzzles. There are numerous options onscreen at any time, and each of them allows you to complete a different sea creature. … Read more

Review: Quick TextPaste lets you paste pre-defined text via keyboard shortcuts

Quick TextPaste allows pasting pre-defined text and running programs and commands via assigned keyboard shortcuts. Although this program is fast, easy to install, and has a small footprint, there is no discernible user help to learn how to use this program apart from a short information file.

Quick TextPaste downloads as a portable application with no need for installation. The program's interface is quite plain and might seem rather confusing for novice users. Main links are located on the upper menu, and under the Preferences pane there are three buttons for deleting, copying, and editing text and its assigned … Read more

Review: Shirtagram lets you convert mobile photos into T-shirts

The iPhone is a photo- taking, sharing, and editing device. There are thousands of apps released every month that allow you to do something new and exciting with your photos, and now there is Shirtagram. Taking the ubiquity of mobile photos and combining it with a personal touch and extremely simple ordering interface, Shirtagram allows you to create and send custom T-shirts with a few taps of the button.

The app is basically an ordering process. When you open it you will be asked to choose a photo. With integration to Flickr, Facebook, Instagram, and your photo library, it shouldn'… Read more

Take another look at system events with MyEventViewer (64-bit)

What happens in Windows stays in Windows, and the tool that logs and displays it is called the Event Viewer. NirSoft's MyEventViewer is a useful alternative to the built-in Windows tool. For example, it's less confusing, with a simpler layout. You can view multiple logs in one list. It displays the event description and data in the same list, too, instead of opening a new window. And it's available in separate versions for 32-bit and 64-bit Windows operating systems, for maximum compatibility and stability. We sampled the 64-bit version in Windows 7.

As with many of NirSoft'… Read more

Clean up your Registry with Registry Help Free

There are numerous Registry cleaners out there, and many of them are problematic; some of them don't create backups before fixing errors, some claim to clean your Registry without giving you any information about what they're doing, and some will locate hundreds of errors but only fix one or two at a time until you upgrade to a paid version of the software. We're happy to report that Registry Help Free has none of those problems. This free program is packed with features, and while it will likely befuddle novices, more-advanced users will find plenty to like.… Read more

Uninstall like a pro

Where the built-in and sluggish Windows Add or Remove Programs option fails, freeware Revo picks up the slack. It builds out a useful feature set on top of a fairly light, 1.5MB installation. Launching Revo fires up the Uninstaller screen, which shows icons and titles of all programs installed on your machine. You can change the View to List or Details, if you'd like more information. Right-clicking gives users a list of choices, from the fundamental like Uninstall and Remove from list, to Search Google, Show the installation directory, and quick access to the app's Help file, … Read more