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Viddy review

Viddy is a fun platform that lets you browse videos created by other users or create your own short videos to set to music and share. You can add filters and effects to your clips, and you can string multiple short clips together to make one longer video.

Pros

Intuitive navigation: Whether you're browsing through your Viddy newsfeed or adding your own video, you'll find the process smooth and intuitive. All of the features of this app are laid out in an accessible way, so even users with little experience can find their way around quickly.

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Photo Editor by Aviary review

Photo Editor by Aviary gives you access to tons of tools you can use to turn your photos into works of art to perfectly commemorate any occasion. Tinker with your image until you're satisfied, and then share it with family and friends via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and more.

Pros

Direct sharing and prints: This app makes sharing and preserving your photos easier than ever. Not only can you share directly to the sites mentioned above, but your photos are automatically saved to your camera roll, and you can even order prints from Walgreens straight from the app.

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FormatFactory review

FormatFactory is a convenient utility that lets you convert files into different formats to facilitate sharing, save disk space, or make compatible with a mobile player. Through its intuitive interface, this program makes the conversion process accessible to users of all experience levels.

Pros

Lots of options: Especially if you're trying to convert files to play on your mobile devices, you should be able to find the format you need. A few of the file types available for conversion include MP4, MPG, AVI, MP3, 3GP, FLV, WAV, and many more.

Intuitive interface: This app features a clear interface, and … Read more

Mouse & Keyboard Remote review

Mouse & Keyboard Remote is one of the finest ways to control your computer with a smartphone or tablet. Though it hides many of its best features behind a paywall, that's fairly standard and easy to forgive once you see everything this app does. It's worth downloading just for the cool factor.

This program lets you control any computer's keyboard or pointer with your phone or tablet. You have to install a desktop program -- right now the program is only available for Windows, but Mac and Linux versions are said to be on the way -- … Read more

PDF Max review

PDF Max is a complete PDF viewer that provides you with multiple tools for annotating, editing, and reviewing PDF documents. Download documents to the app from multiple sources including Dropbox, Google Drive, SkyDrive, and Box, and then view, edit, or share them through a variety of other programs.

The interface of PDF Max is accessible and intuitive, with options for viewing documents organized by name or date. Adding a new document is straightforward, as you can just tap the "+" icon in the upper left-hand corner to begin. Next, select the source of the document, or create a new … Read more

Slideshow Studio HD 3 review

Ashampoo's Slideshow Studio HD 3 can take a collection of still pictures and sound clips and turn it into a basic slideshow or a public television-style documentary with music, narration, onscreen text, and special effects. It saves projects as video clips in popular formats that will play on all your devices, plus you can share them with others or post them online. Slideshow Studio HD 3 is freeware that you can try for 40 days without registering. Registration, which is also free, enables support.

At first glance, Slideshow Studio's user interface presents a busy appearance, though it's … Read more

Review: Perfect Image is a photo editor with plenty of effects

Perfect Image is a powerful photo editing tool that lets you make beautiful photos that you can then combine in a collage or share. This tool lets you experiment with and adjust just about every aspect of the photo, and there are also tools for adding light effects, text, and more. The app also integrates with Facebook, Instagram, and your e-mail, so you can share your finished photos and collages instantly.

Perfect Image has an intuitive interface that provides ease of navigation through all of its various features. When you open the app, you have the option of working on … Read more

Review: Play 21 risk-free with LastEnd's free Blackjack

LastEnd's Blackjack lets you hone your skills at 21 without risk since "bets" involve no money, though glory can be yours if you earn and share a high score. You play against a dealer and bet against the house. You can press "Deal" to start a new hand, "Hit" for more cards, "Stand" to bet your current hand, and "Double" to double the bet. Blackjack requires up-to-date DirectX controls as well as Microsoft XNA Framework, but the game's installer can also install or update those features, too.

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Review: Cat Sounds is a fun novelty app that will drive your pets wild

Cat Sounds isn't much more than a novelty app, but it's done well enough to impress most fans of cat noises. It's impressively easy to use and the noises are authentic enough to confuse pets as well as humans. It's the cat's meow for any Android owner who wants a useful but not overwhelming feline soundboard.

This app gives you 45 different cat noises that you can use at any time. Each one has its own special button that can be accessed instantly. There are all sorts of different emotions, including angry, relaxed, romantic, and … Read more

Review: Super Mario Bros 3 plays just like you'd expect, but features annoying ads

Super Mario Bros 3 has all of the fun, flair, and secrets of the NES game, but has some nasty ads, too. If you know how to avoid them -- or don't mind them hanging around on your phone -- the game rewards you with some serious nostalgic fun. It's just like playing the real game and you don't even have to blow on any cartridges.

This game is a full emulator of the classic NES game that many would say is the greatest of all time. In it, you have to fight through various levels of … Read more