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Camera360 Ultimate review

The latest version of Camera360 Ultimate brings with it a revamped interface, a smart cloud service, and 13 new photo effects. What's even better, all the premium features of the discontinued paid version are now available in this free version.

Pros

Fantastic effects: Camera360 Ultimate's effects look amazing, rivaling those of paid iOS camera apps. From black and white to bright and colorful to HDR, the effects enable you to quickly enhance any photo to give it a professional look.

Quick, straightforward interface: Essential camera options like Saturation, Brightness, or Sharpness that used to be hidden behind a … Read more

Calendar-7 review

Calendar-7 is an app designed to help you keep track of important dates, tasks, and appointments through a standard calendar interface. The app appears in the lower right-hand corner of your screen with a split interface featuring a month below and an image above, just like a wall calendar.

Pros

Multiple display options: You can customize the display of this app to show one, two, or 12 months at a time. You can also turn off the image displayed with each month, and the calendar shows both the current time and the year displayed in addition to the days of … Read more

Falcon review

Falcon is a Twitter client that lets you view trending and popular tweets. What it doesn't do, however, is let you view your own Twitter feed or post tweets, so it will probably be of limited usefulness for most people.

Pros

Decent performance: Falcon doesn't do a whole lot, but it's not bad at what it does. It allows users to easily see trending topics around the world or in particular countries, and users can search for particular keywords or hashtags. You can also view the most popular tweets. The app updates tweets and trending topics in … Read more

MX Player review

With its support for most video formats and excellent performance, MX Player stands out as a high-quality app in a category saturated by unoptimized or ad-infested players. It plays almost everything and does it smoothly, saving you the trouble of having to mess with video converters.

Pros

Powerful: MX Player's hardware acceleration and multicore decoding really work on devices with strong CPUs and enough RAM, providing a graceful, flowing playback experience even for three-hour-long HD films.

Responsive hand gestures: The sensitive fast-forward, rewind, swiping, and pinching to zoom in and pan finger gestures make this player great for re-watching … Read more

5 tips for running Windows XP relatively safely

Microsoft no longer supports Windows XP, an OS still used by approximately 20-25% of Windows customers. That means one in four PC users must upgrade to a more secure, supported version of Windows or risk their un-updated, un-patched version of Windows XP catching a virus or other Internet bug. As a rule of thumb, we always recommend upgrading your OS and then updating it as often as possible to protect your system. If you're switching to a new OS, read how to migrate easily from Windows XP. However, if you're a die-hard who wants to keep a Windows … Read more

How to migrate from Windows XP to Windows 7, 8

As of today, Microsoft has stopped support for Windows XP. To keep your system up-to-date and safe, Windows XP users should move to Windows 7 or Windows 8 (and for those who insist on clinging to their old OS, see our tips for making Windows XP more secure). To help you through the pains of migration, we've compiled apps and tips for transitioning to either Windows 7 or 8. If you're considering upgrading to Vista...don't.

File Transfer

Microsoft Easy Transfer

Microsoft has its own transfer manager to help migrate files, pictures, and basic settings to Windows … Read more

Dinosaur Puzzle for Toddlers review

Dinosaur Puzzle for Toddlers tries to improve your toddler's hand-eye coordination and develop early problem-solving skills by having them place missing puzzles in the correct location to form dinosaurs. While the game concept is straightforward, the reduced size of the puzzle pieces, their at-times problematic fitting, and the lack of any rewards for completing puzzles or of a natural progression in difficulty make this game appealing only for a short while.

Dinosaur Puzzle for Toddlers comes with average background graphics, but the colorful dinos that take over the screen somewhat compensate. There are 23 puzzles in total, which your … Read more

iOS 7.1 jailbroken but only on the iPhone 4

An enterprising hacker has jailbroken iOS 7.1, at least as seen on a YouTube video.

Posted by self-dubbed "insane programmer" winocm, the silent video shows a jailbroken iPhone 4 powering up in untethered mode. Winocm takes the phone from screen to screen and makes sure to hit the Settings screen to show that the phone is indeed running iOS 7.1.

So does this mean all iOS users running 7.1 can now jailbreak their devices? Apparently not.

A comment to the video from an account called "All things jailbreak" says the jailbreak works only … Read more

The thinnest and lightest small tablets

In the beginning, tablets looked more like the televisions that strap onto the back of a car's seat more than something out of "2001: A Space Odyssey." However, I'm happy to report that the times have changed and so have tablet designs.

After Apple released the iPad (let's give credit where credit is due), aesthetics and design became a more prominent selling-point for the emerging portable devices. Overall, tablet girth has declined, ushering in the new era of thin slates, and we've gathered the ones so sleek, their predecessors wouldn't even recognize them … 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