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Crackle - Movies and TV review

Crackle - Movies and TV gives you all the features of Crackle.com in a sleek, responsive mobile application. High-quality streaming and a large collection of programming is readily available, but a mediocre library of content may cause you some disappointment.

Pros

Fast streaming: We observed that Crackle takes approximately five seconds to load videos, and jumping along video timelines is nearly instant. The commercials typically last 15 seconds and usually occur ten times throughout one film and three times during shows, giving you plenty of uninterrupted viewing.

Painless presentation: Crackle's grid layout makes finding shows very easy due … Read more

INRIX Traffic Maps & Alerts review

INRIX Traffic Maps & Alerts centralizes local traffic alerts, maps, and camera feeds right where you need them, on your Android device. But INRIX Traffic also earns its keep (even though it's free) when you travel by helping you navigate unfamiliar streets and avoid local traffic. If you're mobile, it's essential.

Pros

Easy to localize: INRIX Traffic automatically displayed our local traffic map, traffic cams, and alerts in a no-nonsense layout.

Current conditions: Crowd-sourcing means up-to-date data from a wide range of sources, including GPS.

Spiffy maps: Easy zooming and navigation and features such as North Up … Read more

Review: Photo Album aims to organize and protect images, but has issues

Photo Album is designed to provide an added layer of protection for your photos while offering a streamlined album creation system, but it tends to create more steps with minimal reward. With an awkward design and cumbersome interface, the system here is frustrating at times, and feels unnecessary at others. While there are a handful of things it does that are very welcome, the vast majority of the "new" features offered by Photo Album are just extra steps.

The biggest hurdle to using Photo Album is the lack of direction. When you first open the app, you can … Read more

Review: Access and control your Mac remotely with Splashtop Streamer

Splashtop Streamer for Mac allows users to remotely access their Mac's controls via their mobile device. The computer application works well, but the link from the smartphone application needs refining for a more useful experience.

The computer application is available as freeware for individual use at home or office, but most accompanying applications for smartphones and tablets cost money to operate. To use this application from anywhere in the world or over a 3G or 4G network you will need to purchase a monthly or yearly subscription. For testing purposes, together with the Splashtop Streamer for Mac, we used … Read more

Take screenshots more efficiently with SnapNDrag for Mac

Taking screenshots is something many people need to or want to do occasionally, but doing so often results in cluttered desktops and sometimes requires additional image editing or resizing. By solving these annoyances, SnapNDrag for Mac makes taking screenshots easier and more efficient.

SnapNDrag for Mac is a small screenshot utility that provides users with a few screenshot enhancement options. For instance, it might not be obvious to most users that you can change the default folder where you want your images to appear. This can result in much clutter on your desktop even after taking a few screenshots. SnapNDrag … Read more

Stream movies and TV shows to your phone with Crackle's free Android app.

A free Crackle app for Android? Your battery may object (its vote matters) but count us among those who think the ability to stream free movies and TV shows to our smartphone qualifies as a good idea. As with the Web site, you must register to use Crackle's Android app, but it's free, too, and you can sign in with your Facebook account if you don't already have a Crackle account. Crackle offers a wide range of shows and movies, including recent productions as well as classics.

You can choose to enable or disable push notifications when … Read more

Design and publish your Web site with Apple iWeb, a powerful but user friendly tool

iWeb 09 is Apple's Web site design and publishing tool. With it you can lay out your Web site without knowing HTML or CSS, apply preconfigured themes, and publish the result through FTP to a Web hosting company. There's a lot of functionality built into iWeb 09, making Web design possible for those who are not technical.

The iWeb 09 interface is designed to guide you step-by-step through each part of the design process. Start by choosing a theme from a list of supplied templates, then design page by page by replacing placeholder content with your chosen content. … Read more

Simple, reliable YouTube video downloader

MacX YouTube Downloader for Mac is a free utility for downloading and locally saving videos from YouTube. YouTube has recently implemented changes to prevent downloading of its videos, but MacX YouTube Downloader for Mac seems to be able to bypass the current tricks (unlike some other similar apps). You can download MacX YouTube Downloader for Mac from the publisher's site or from several Mac download portals.

Installing MacX YouTube Downloader for Mac is easy, and the app functions well. There's configurability in the way it operates and the formats it handles, but the defaults will suffice for most … Read more

Download Videos from YouTube and other sites with YouTube Video Downloader

Downloading YouTube videos has become so popular that premium utilities with extra features and improved performance are starting to displace primitive, ad-linked freeware among frequent YouTube users. YouTube Video Downloader is shareware that's free to use for 30 days, which ought to be enough time to determine if the program is worth paying for. A lot depends on how many videos you download from YouTube and other video hosting sites: some users might be satisfied with less capable tools, but others will realize that YouTube Video Downloader makes their life easier, especially when it comes to downloading and converting … Read more

Capture it in Chrome

Awesome Screenshot: Capture and Annotate is a free extension for Google Chrome that adds a screen capture utility with a small built-in graphics app that lets you edit, annotate, and share captured images quickly and easily via a pop-up toolbar. Instead of opening two or three tools just to save a screen image, doctor it up, and e-mail it to your grateful friends, Awesome Screenshot can do the job in a few clicks.

Chrome extensions usually install virtually instantaneously, and Awesome Screenshot is no exception. Clicking the extension's icon called up a small dialog letting us save the entire … Read more