BookBuddy review

BookBuddy lets you create an organized list of all the books in your library, create and save notes, and keep track of which of your books is on loan to a friend. Just scan the books' barcodes to enter them into the app, and then file them, mark them as loaned out, or enter any other information you'd like to save.

This app has tons of features packed into a clean and streamlined interface. It comes preloaded with five sample entries, so you can get an idea of how it works and which types of information you can access … Read more

Song Buddy review

Song Buddy recognizes the music you're listening to and provides more information about the artist and quick links to other resources. Whether you just want to know a little more about the music you're listening to, or you'd like to find similar songs, this app can give you what you're looking for through its intuitive and functional interface.

When you install Song Buddy, it runs from the taskbar in the lower right-hand corner of your screen. As you listen to music, either through iTunes or Windows Media Player, a notification will pop up on the bottom … Read more

LoungeBuddy app gets you into the best airport lounges

It's not just First Class fliers who can access some of the world's best airport lounges. You may be able to but not realize it.

On occasion, VIP airport lounges will grant you passage if you're with a friend or willing to pay a little extra -- and the LoungeBuddy app can let you know when this is the case.

The free iOS app, soon to be launched on Android, is dubbed as the means to "unlock the mystery of airport lounges." After downloading the app to your smartphone or tablet, you fill out a profile including your itinerary, frequent-flier programs, and credit card details. … Read more

The most efficient way to track packages on Android

Tracking packages, monitoring their every movement from the vendor to your front door, can feel a bit like an addiction at times. Once you have the tracking number, you're either refreshing the respective carrier's tracking page, or you're mercilessly opening and closing your favorite package-tracking app hoping you can will the item to inch closer to its final destination.

As someone who has used iOS as my primary device for the last three years, I have often relied on the Delivery Status app to do the dirty work for me. There's a free OS X widgetRead more

Review: iPhoto Buddy for Mac enables switching between multiple iPhoto libraries

iPhoto Buddy for Mac does a good job of integrating with iPhoto and providing the ability to work with multiple image libraries, something many Mac users will appreciate. While it solicits donations for long-term use, the program is available for free without any usage restrictions.

After a quick download, iPhoto Buddy for Mac installed into the Applications folder without any issues, although there was a donation request that needed to be dismissed. After starting the program for the first time, the user is shown a short tutorial page. Despite the application's basic purpose, the tutorial was very helpful and … Read more

The 404 1,265: Where we build weapons of mass distraction (podcast)

Leaked from today's 404 episode:

- Today I learned Dave Chappelle was in a "Home Improvement" spinoff that was actually made.

- Twelve things that will get you banned on Xbox.

- You won't remember anything, including this article, unless you print it out.

- Senate passes Internet sales tax bill by 2-to-1 margin.… Read more

Picture Buddy 1.0.1 Review

The iPad is a kid's dream toy. It plays games and movies, and is a finger-painting easel waiting to be tapped. So there are dozens of apps that allow children to tap, dab, and paint the screen to their heart's content. Picture Buddy is yet another of these apps, and while it doesn't bring anything new to the table, its cute presentation and simple interface are perfect for a young child.

The app is very simple, and you just start it and tap to get going. There will be a palette of colors and a slider to … Read more

Ondesoft ClipBuddy for Mac Review

Those who often cut and paste text or other information may have the need to go back and track these items. Ondesoft ClipBuddy for Mac archives and manages clipboard usage well for those who need it.

Ondesoft ClipBuddy for Mac is available to try for free for 15 days with no additional restrictions. The full version requires payment of $29.95 to unlock. Installation takes place without issues and prompts the user to enter a full version product key when it first starts. This can be dismissed if the user wants to use the trial version. The program itself did … Read more

Match and spell in Buddy's Read and Spell Lite

The App Store is filled with games and learning tools for children at varying levels of quality. Some are effective but bogged down by messy menus or too many ads. Others are pretty but offer ineffective learning tools that children will only find confusing. Buddy's Read and Spell Lite manages to steer clear of both of these traps to offer an intuitive, fun-to-play game for children that is heavy on learning and whimsy, but light on the distractions and ads that so often bother parents.

After starting the app, children have only one option: to play the game. The … Read more

eBuddy Messenger places your chat accounts under one roof.

It seems as though everyone is using a different social platform to keep in touch. Each platform has its own chat feature, which makes it a pain to sign into and out of each account. Thankfully, there's eBuddy Messenger, which brings all of your chat accounts under one roof.

To start, eBuddy Messenger asks that you log in using your network account information. It supports MSN Messenger, Facebook, Yahoo, and Google Talk, as well as AIM, Myspace, Hyves, and ICQ. We started by entering our Google Talk username and password, and all of our Google Talk "buddies" … Read more