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EverClip review

Designed for the popular note-taking app Evernote, EverClip (Web Clipper) proves a handy app to have, but could do with some interface and accessibility improvements. Still, it remains one of the better Web clippers for Android.

Pros

Works: You can clip content either by saving text or graphics to the clipboard, or more conveniently, by sharing URLs to EverClip and then using the app's clumsy yet functional clipping frame to select what you want to save. While the process isn't as straightforward as it could have been if this app was a browser extension, it does work.

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Jane Austen game is a proper MMORPG

World of Warcraft may be the gold standard of massively multiplayer online role-playing games, but it's mostly about monsters, warriors, and physical battles. Sometimes you just want to cut your enemies down with a well-timed bit of gossip. If that sounds more your speed, then you should check out Ever, Jane, an MMO raising funds on Kickstarter.

You choose a proper English gentleman or lady as your avatar and move about through a world of high-stakes ball invitations, gossip, and curtsies. It's all about building up your reputation and status while subtly tearing down others without getting caught.… Read more

Review: EverTube creates easy-to-navigate playlists for YouTube

EverTube is not a full YouTube player -- rather it is designed to create short playlists you can run in the background or customize for your needs. It's not always easy to use, however. It takes some time to set up a new list, there are no instructions onscreen, and the search tool doesn't allow for a lot of customization. That said, if all you need is a basic YouTube browser and a way to continuously watch videos or music videos in the background, this app will get the job done.

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Review: EverMemo is neat and easy to use but imperfect in execution

EverMemo is a note-taking app that allows you to keep notes to yourself or share them with others from around the world. Unfortunately, EverMemo just doesn't have enough features or a large enough user base to make it competitive against some of the other note-taking apps available.

EverMemo has no instructions upon opening the app for the first time, and no explanation of features. It has two options. The home page allows you to quickly take notes by pressing on a square with a "+" inside. Notes are limited to text, although EverMemo does have a calculator available … Read more

Review: Ever Password stores password and other sensitive information

Ever Password for Mac allows you to easily manage an unlimited number of passwords and log-in details directly from your desktop. It works not only on Mac, but also on iOS, provided that you install companion software on your iPhone or iPad.

Ever Password for Mac features a vault-like screen through which you can easily view and edit personal information like bank account or car info. The menu bar options are minimal, and there is no Help file either. With just a click on the plus icon, you can add new items to any of the categories in the vault, … Read more

The 404 1,342: Where we board a flight to HEL (podcast)

Leaked from today's 404 episode:

- Five disappointing things about the iPhone 5S.

- Why I'm gladly spending $100 more on the iPhone 5S over the iPhone 5C.

- Here comes a gold Lightning cable for your gold iPhone 5S.

- Apple has only increased the iPhone's battery capacity by 12 percent in six years.

- Apple stock tumbles following debut of new iPhones.

- Friday the 13th travelers take chance on flight 666 to HEL.… Read more

Review: Challenge yourself with addictive yet entertaining Hardest Game Ever 2

Hardest Game Ever 2 features colorful, entertaining characters and easy-to-use controls packed in a well-designed and fun-to-play action game. Each level is a different challenge that requires the user to think fast and tap the screen with accuracy and speed. Most users will find this game quite addictive.

The setup for Hardest Game Ever 2 goes easy but since the app is over 20MB it might be best to connect your device to a Wi-Fi network before attempting to download it. The user interface is very intuitive and offers helpful hints along the way. This is particularly useful because each … Read more

Hardest Game Ever 2... even harder than the first

Hardest Game Ever 2 for Android and iOS is a pack of several reaction- and time-based mini-challenges in the form of wacky, everyday activities. Such activities range from scooping ice cream to running to the bathroom without falling to your death.

Each play per mini-game requires a "star," the game's own currency. Think of it as an arcade credit. And yes, the game immediately starts to reek of a freemium model, but to its credit it's actually quite fun.

The challenges aren't all that difficult at first, but the games start to become exponentially harder … Read more

Pin4Ever for Mac 4.0 Review

If you are a Pinterest fan or if you use it to promote your business, then all your pins must be very important to you. Since your pins aren't permanent and can disappear, you can easily back them up with Pin4Ever for Mac.

It takes a long time to set up Pin4Ever for Mac before you can start backing up. The installation requires the latest version of Java and you'll be asked to update the software if you don't have the latest version. Once the app is installed, you'll then need to begin the lengthy process … Read more

My Best Tech Gift Ever: A 133MHz IBM PC 350

Every day this week, a different CNET writer or editor is recalling a tech or geek-centric present that left a mark. Read past stories by Eric Mack, Jeff Sparkman, Jay Greene, and Dan Ackerman, and look for another installment tomorrow at midnight PT.

On a chilly autumn day in 1997, I came home from school to find that my mom had a brand-new IBM PC 350 in her office. It was an astonishing computer, especially considering our previous machine was a DOS/Windows 3.1 slowpoke that could barely run Wolfenstein 3D.

For its time, the PC 350 had it all -- a screaming Pentium 133MHz processor, a 1.6GB hard drive, 64MB of RAM, and 4MB of video memory. Though my mom bought it for the household and not for me exclusively, it was the best tech gift I ever got, as it truly turned me into a geek and gamer (and therefore the person I am today). … Read more