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Letterpress Word Game review

Letterpress Word Game lets you challenge your friends or other random players to see what kinds of words you can each find in a 5x5 grid. Take turns capturing tiles and squeezing out words until there are no more moves left to make, and then find out who tallied the most points.

Pros

Nice interface: This app's appearance is clean and minimalist, with the letter grid dominating most of the screen, and two happy faces at the top identifying your score and your opponent's score. To pick a word, just tap on the letters you want to use (… Read more

Free Word to PDF review

Free Word to PDF converts Microsoft Word documents into unlocked PDFs you can open and edit with your usual PDF tools. It's a basic tool and very easy to use, too, so it's suitable even for absolute beginners as well as the merely Word-less.

Pros

Easy process: We could add or remove multiple Word files to Free Word to PDF's queue or select all the Word documents in a folder. Choose an output directory, press "Start Converting," and your work is done.

Accurate translations: Free Word to PDF accurately rendered tables or other formatted text, … Read more

Apache OpenOffice review

OpenOffice has come a long way after racing to improve its compatibility with Microsoft Office. If you're looking for Microsoft-caliber applications for free, OpenOffice has alternatives to Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Access, and more.

Pros

Free: The most significant feature of OpenOffice is that it's free -- no subscription fee, no lump sum, no upsell to a pro version. If your business needs don't include complex word-processing or database-management features, then OpenOffice is a bargain.

Compatibility: OpenOffice supports the same file formats as rival programs like Word and Excel. Those coming from Microsoft will be pleased to hear … Read more

Hangman Word Game review

Hangman Word Game is exactly what it sounds like, an Android version of the word-guessing game. It's exactly as you remember it, but you can play solo and on your device with this version.

Pros

Categories: Animals, Names, Sports, and Countries (Easy and Hard) provide the words that enable solo play.

Good graphics: Sure, it's only hangman, but the 3D gallows is nicely rendered.

Cons

Screen too narrow: Sometimes the screen edge cut off the last letter or two of long words. For example, "Kyrgyzstan" was confusing until we realized the final letter was missing.

No … Read more

Classic Words review

Avoid the delays, cheaters, and other frustrations of online Scrabble by playing it and other classic word games against your Android device, courtesy of Classic Words Free. More than a basic rendition of the board game, Classic Words Free lets you play Scrabble, Words With Friends, and Wordfeud in Solitaire mode. With six levels to choose from, anyone can play.

Pros

No humans, just Androids: Playing against your phone or tablet avoids the waiting, registration, and (best of all) drama of online gaming forums. You can play Classic Words Free anytime, anywhere.

Parlez-vous? You can play in French, Italian, Spanish, … Read more

Office 365 gets personal for $6.99

Since its initial release two years ago, Microsoft's Office 365 has been steadily winning over fans. With the release of the companion iOS apps, there's no better time to sign up. Now Microsoft has sweetened the pot with the introduction of Office 365 Personal and a price tag of $6.99/month or $69.99/year.

For less than the price of a Netflix subscription, you'll receive:

The entire Office 365 suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook). 20GB of OneDrive cloud storage. Skype PC-to-phone world calling.

You can choose between the PC or Mac version, plus additional access … Read more

PDF to Word Converter review

PDF to Word Converter is a quality utility for converting PDFs into several other file formats to facilitate editing, saving, and sharing. Through its straightforward interface, you can quickly start loading and converting files with just a few clicks.

Pros

Multiple output formats: When you begin the conversion process, you have multiple options for what you want the new document to look like. For starters, you can choose between DOCX, DOC, RTF, and XML file formats. You'll also be able to decide how you want the program to handle page breaks, tables, columns, and other aspects of the original … Read more

Microsoft Word for iPad review

Microsoft Word for iPad gives you the ability to open, create, and edit Microsoft Word documents on your iPad while maintaining proper formatting. With this app, you can work on the same document across all your devices, wherever you are and whenever you need to.

Pros

E-mail preferences: If you want to share the document you're working on with someone else, you can e-mail it either as a link or an attachment directly from the document, itself. In addition, you can decide whether the recipient of the e-mail can edit the document or only view it, which is a … Read more

Star Apps: Jason Bateman

Jason Bateman is best known for his acting: "The Hogan Family" and "Teen Wolf 2" if you grew up in the '80s, and "Arrested Development" and "Identity Thief" if you're watching him now. But he's also been recognized for directing. Bateman ran an episode of the "The Hogan Family" at the age of 18, thus becoming the youngest person inducted into the Directors Guild of America (DGA). Recently he has capitalized on both talents with the feature film "Bad Words," in which he plays Guy Trilby, … Read more

DDoS attack is launched from 162,000 WordPress sites

With some old-fashioned trickery, hackers were able to get more than 162,000 legitimate WordPress-powered Web sites to mount a distributed-denial-of-service attack against another Web site, security researchers said Monday.

Security firm Sucuri said hackers leveraged a well-known flaw in WordPress that allows an attack to be amplified by harnessing unsuspecting Web sites. It's unclear which site was the victim of the cyberattack, but Sucuri said it was a "popular WordPress site" that went down for many hours.

"It was a large HTTP-based (layer 7) distributed flood attack, sending hundreds of requests per second to their … Read more