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iBlendy2 review

iBlendy2 is a photo editing app that lets you combine and blend two images together. Although the app works, the interface is difficult to navigate, and we weren't particularly impressed with the results.

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Plenty of options: iBlendy2 contains a large number of blending masks and filters, as well as tools that let you add text, adjust image transparency, and more. We're not able to tell you in any detail exactly what that "more" consists of, however, because the app's features are hidden in a series of poorly-organized menus that make the app a guessing … Read more

LengthControl for Mac review

LengthControl for Mac helps you keep your file names to a particular, predetermined length, so you can stay organized and find things fast. With a streamlined and efficient interface, this program lets you add files, set custom character limits, and quickly make edits to file names, all from one window.

When you open LengthControl for Mac, you can immediately begin searching and editing file names. Start by importing files from your computer, which will show up in a list inside a box on the left-hand side of the program window. This box dominates most of the space, and below it, … Read more

Soft4Boost Disk Cleaner review

Soft4Boost Disk Cleaner scans your computer for problem files, produces a report detailing the findings, and repairs the problems for you. This app will keep your computer running smoothly and quickly by removing the types of files that cause clutter and slow it down.

During installation of this app, you can select your preferred language from a list that includes English, French, Dutch, Danish, Spanish, Italian, and more. Once the program is in place, you can further customize it by choosing the skin that suits your style from the View menu. Options include iPhone, Android, GMP, iTunes, and Metal, among … Read more

ipernity review

ipernity lets you upload and share your photos, browse those that others have added, add your own comments, or receive feedback. This photo-sharing app is full of fun pictures to look at, and it integrates with Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, and Google+ to ensure that your photos will always reach the people that you want to see them.

To use the ipernity app, you'll have to create a free account on ipernity.com. To do this, you'll need to enter your full name, e-mail, password, date of birth, and gender. You can then link this account to any of … Read more

Toucan for Mac review

Toucan for Mac instantly creates a slideshow of any images you open with it. This basic app comes with a free trial and offers a novel feature that allows you to display a folder's images as a slideshow. What's great is that every new photo placed in the folder gets automatically added to the slideshow and presented on the next slide.

Toucan for Mac features no main window. Instead, files are opened either through the menu bar or by dropping them on top of the app's icon. When we tested this with a folder containing a few … Read more

Dragon Kingdom review

Dragon Kingdom is a fun, nation-building simulator with amazing graphics, but it can get very old, very quickly. The game uses an obvious formula that anyone who has played a similar Facebook-oriented game will catch on to in no time. Still, the game's incredibly charming look and feel, combined with a very active -- if challenging -- contingent of users, will keep a lot of gamers pleased.

This game makes you the king of an ancient land where you'll have to frequently fight off hordes of invading dragons, as well as other players. You do this by building … Read more

Hands Off! for Mac review

Hands Off! for Mac keeps track of every app, background process, and service you run and allows you to restrict hard drive and network access. In addition to set-and-forget rules, the app also features a network monitor that pops up every time a process or app tries to access the Web, providing detailed info. This premium app comes with a trial version.

Hands Off! for Mac requires an administrative password. After launch, it will ask you to choose one of three major presets: automatically allow all network and hard drive requests from apps, define access on a per-app basis, or … Read more

Desktop Icon Manager for Mac review

Desktop Icon Manager for Mac is an AppleScript that lets you organize desktop icons and helps keep them always in place even when you change your screen resolution. It is quite useful because it lets you memorize your icons as a specific icon arrangement and restore it with just the click of a button.

After a quick installation, Desktop Icon Manager for Mac welcomes you with a straightforward interface. This app/script comes packed with some useful instructions from the developer and also gives you some troubleshooting tips. This app lets you save specific icon arrangements (e.g. work, kids, … Read more

Files to Phones review

Files to Phones is a quick, easy way to gets files off of your computer and onto your mobile gadgets. While it requires a decent amount of setup, the program works well enough to merit forgiving its small annoyances. There aren't many faster ways to move files from one gadget to another if you have a Bluetooth-capable PC.

This program uses your computer's Bluetooth network to find nearby gadgets and send them files. In most cases, the destination will be your smartphone or tablet, so make sure those have Bluetooth turned on and are able to be discovered … Read more

Spark Camera review

Spark Camera offers a highly intuitive and appealing interface to help you create and share video clips of your favorite moments. Take a video through the app or choose one you already have from your camera roll. Then add other clips and filters to create the perfect memento of a trip, experience, or event to share on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or in e-mail.

When you open Spark Camera for the first time, a few pages of tips will show up to help you get started. When you're ready, just choose your video source and get started. You can record … Read more