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Awesome Calendar Lite review

Awesome Calendar Lite is an attractive calendar app for iOS devices. The calendar app market is crowded with many quality options, and while Awesome Calendar Lite didn't totally knock our socks off, it is worth a look if you haven't settled on a calendar yet.

Awesome Calendar Lite has an interface that's fairly easy to navigate, though we found that on our iPhone 5 many things were smaller than we'd have liked; if you have thick fingers, you might find yourself touching the wrong thing quite often. Awesome Calendar Lite is no slouch when it comes … Read more

Android KitKat arrives for Samsung GS4, Note 3 in Britain

Kit's coming home, Kit's coming, KitKat's coming home! The Android 4.4 update has begun for the Samsung Galaxy S4 and Galaxy Note 3 in Great Britain, where the four-fingered tasty treat was born.

The KitKat chocolate bar as we know it was invented in Britain in 1935, and now British owners of unlocked S4 and Note 3 devices can enjoy the chocolatey, wafer-y goodness of Google's very latest software, Android 4.4.2.

Owners of the S4 flagship phone and Note 3 phablet are reporting the 4.4 update is available to download over-the-air. If … Read more

PiciBooth review

PiciBooth is a fun iOS app that lets you take photo booth-style photos and decorate them with stickers, frames, and more. A number of the app's features require an in-app purchase, but the app's free capabilities are worth checking out, too.

PiciBooth has an intuitive interface that makes it easy to get started. Just as a real photo booth does, PiciBooth snaps four photos automatically, giving you three seconds between each to change poses. The app then gives you the option to arrange the photos in a two-by-two grid or a vertical strip. The PiciBooth logo is included … Read more

Review: Photomatix Pro (64-bit) helps create HDR images/process photos with tone mapping

Photomatix Pro (64-bit) is a powerful image processing software that enables you to produce high dynamic range images with tone mapping. With this app, you can combine multiple images taken under different exposures into one HDR image, and you can also perform tone mapping on a single photo for better definition and resolution. This program is powerful enough for a professional, but accessible enough for even relatively inexperienced photographers.

The first time you open Photomatix Pro, you'll be greeted by a short tutorial that describes how to get started with the program. This is a thorough explanation that even … Read more

Android 4.2.2 due to hit AT&T HTC One X on Wednesday

AT&T subscribers who own the HTC One X should get ready for a dose of Android 4.2.2.

In a message tweeted late Monday, an HTC executive said that AT&T has approved Android 4.2.2 for the HTC One X and aims to launch the over-the-air update on Wednesday.

The regular HTC One is on the path toward receiving Android 4.4.2 KitKat. On Monday, HTC's Software Updates page showed its flagship phone as being certified by all four major US carriers -- AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon. The update … Read more

HTC One gets closer to Android 4.4.2 KitKat

HTC One owners are one step closer to taking a bite out of Android 4.4.2 KitKat.

HTC's Software Updates page now shows the HTC One as currently being certified by all four major US carriers -- AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon. The page also reveals the certification process as the last step before the carriers push out the over-the-air update to subscribers.

Last Thursday, HTC tweeted that KitKat for the HTC One had entered carrier labs for final testing and that certification was expected this week. The latest flavor of Android reached the unlocked version, … Read more

Review: WISeID provides a secure place to store and access all of your account info.

WISeID creates a secure and encrypted space on your mobile device from which you can quickly access all of your accounts. Because only you can log in to WISeID with your master password and pattern combination, you can store even the passwords to your bank and credit card accounts in this handy app. No matter where you are, you can access all of your accounts securely, and you will be automatically logged in without having to remember the passwords for each account, individually.

To set up WISeID, you'll first have to select a master password. Your next security measure … Read more

Android 4.4 KitKat starts to hit Galaxy Note 3

Owners of the international version of Samsung's Galaxy Note 3 should expect Android 4.4.2 KitKat to flavor their phablets before too long.

The latest version of Android for the Note 3 has already begun showing up in Poland, according to blog site Sammobile, where users must download and install it via Samsung's Kies software. An over-the-air variant is expected to appear as well.

No specific dates were revealed to indicate when additional regions might see the update. But other Note 3 owners around the globe will likely receive it sometime over the next couple of weeks.… Read more

Review: iHeartRadio is the ultimate mobile radio experience for your iPad

iHeartRadio for iPad is designed to provide a full radio experience with the added benefits of a live Internet connection on your iOS device. It's fast, it's loaded with content, and it has a number of added features that make it a strong contender with other music streaming apps already on the App Store. For anyone recently transplanted to a new city or for those who don't own a traditional radio any longer, this is a great app to have on hand.

After installation, iHeartRadio will prompt you to sign in or create an account, something you … Read more

KitKat update removes app permissions toggle

What Android 4.3 Jelly Bean giveth, Android 4.4.2 KitKat taketh away.

Google has removed the hidden feature App Ops from Android in its Android 4.4.2 KitKat update, claiming that the feature wasn't supposed to be available to the public in the first place. Google removed the feature because it was "experimental" and could break app functionality, reported the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

"The fact that [Android users] can not turn off app permissions is a Stygian hole in the Android security model, and a billion people's data is being sucked through,&… Read more