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Live for Mac review

Live for Mac stands out as an excellent audio production and recording software that packs all the essential features you'd expect from an application of its kind and comes with a multitude of instruments, sound effects, kits, and loops.

Pros

Arrangement and Session views: These two ways to work with Live for Mac offer noticeable convenience: The Arrangement view for recording and mixing music has the usual look and controls of other music production software, while the Session view is great for playing live music or doing improvisations. Shortcut keys enable you to easily access the different functions available.… Read more

Mac Screen Recorder Studio for Mac review

A feature-rich screencasting application, Mac Screen Recorder Studio offers reliable screen capturing and video editing functions through an easy-to-use interface. It can help you make video tutorials, training videos, demonstrations, and presentations.

Pros

Full-featured video software tool: Mac Screen Record Studio acts as a full-fledged video software that does not only record your Mac's screen or videos captured with your computer's camera, but also edits video files saved on your hard drive.

Clean interface: The compact interface makes it easy for you to access different functions without having to dig down into menus or tabs. You will see … Read more

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.

Pros

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

DesktopLyrics for Mac review

A light iTunes utility, DesktopLyrics for Mac makes it easy for you to sing along with the lines of songs you listen to on iTunes. It's not quite a karaoke machine replacement, but it's a good little app that can help you memorize lyrics and avoid the embarrassment of singing misheard lines.

Pros

Customizable lyrics and song information: With DesktopLyrics for Mac you can adjust the font size, color, and shadows of the lyrics. You can also display the album art as well as details about the currently playing track.

Multiple page display: If you have lyrics that … Read more

Ghostery for Safari review

The Ghostery add-on for Safari is a small, well-built application that gives you personal control of your Internet privacy. You will find the interface to be self explanatory and the performance to be of the best quality.

Pros

Ideal operation: Ghostery provides you with a list of all trackers on a given Web site, and you decide which services will be blocked. We noticed that once a tracker was blocked, no remnant of the service remained on the current Web page, as well as any other Web site that we visited.

Helpful layout: The layout is straightforward, and the design … Read more

Ghostery for Chrome review

Ghostery for Chrome prevents advertisers, social media Web sites, and other services from collecting your online surfing and shopping behaviors. Although this is a small add-on, it makes online browsing safer and gives you more control.

Pros

Discreet design: Ghostery features an easy-to-understand design and a light, welcoming color scheme. The alert bubble is slightly transparent and blends well with the existing Web page, so you can see the Web content without any interruption.

Wonderful execution: We were notified of dozens of trackers during our tests and used Ghostery to block said trackers. Images and links that we blocked immediately … Read more

Shoebox review

Ancestry.com's free Shoebox app uses edge detection and other image processing technologies to turn your Android device's camera into a portable photo and document scanner. You can save Shoebox images directly to your Ancestry.com family tree, tag photos, add captions, and share images via email as well as Twitter, Facebook, and other social media.

Pros

Pocket scanner: With Shoebox, you can capture scan-quality images of a huge range of photos, documents, and ephemera, especially documents too rare or fragile to scan or even handle.

Edgy: When you capture an old photo, Shoebox's perspective correction technology … Read more

Rumpus for Mac review

An Internet file server software solution, Rumpus makes it easier for you to move data securely, allowing you to send files to clients and other people outside of your network. It also allows outsiders to directly but securely upload their files to your network.

Pros

Easy installation: Rumpus' wizard gives you all the details you need and guides you through the installation process. You will be required to create a user account and decide whether to enable read-only anonymous access.

Effortless user account administration: Not only are the options on the User Accounts and Web File Manager screens easy to … Read more

Archiver for Mac review

Archiver for Mac lets you access the contents of 28 archive types, including the most popular ones, and can compress files quickly. This premium app comes with a 15-day free trial and features drag-and-drop interactions, both in the app, itself, and through its icon. Despite its ease of use, you still have access to advanced features like splitting archives in several parts and content encryption.

Pros

Clean-cut interface: Archiver for Mac features a minimalist main window with a drop zone. Once a file is dropped there, the app presents you with a preview of the files that were loaded and … Read more

AOMEI Backupper review

AOMEI Backupper offers backup and restoration services with its easy-to-use application. The streamlined design and fast response of this program are excellent, but the lack of features offered in the free version of Backupper may be disappointing.

Pros

Quick performance: We tested the speed and precision of AOMEI Backupper and noted that backups were very fast; our 18GB partition drive was backed up in under 30 minutes. The restoration process took only a few seconds, and all files were preserved accurately.

Top-notch support: Very few free programs offer as much support as AOMEI Backupper. The video tutorials, FAQs, and how-to … Read more