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Coollector Movie Database review

Coollector Movie Database helps you keep track of the movies you've seen, the ones you want to see, and the ones you own. With a huge collection of movies and information, any movie buff could spend hours perusing this program and finding all kinds of interesting things to watch.

Pros

Rate for suggestions: When you first open the app, a "game" will pop up asking you to rate three random movies. As you rate each, a new one will appear, and if you get to the point that you haven't seen any of the movies displayed, … Read more

IMDb Movies & TV review

IMDb Movies & TV lets you access the Internet Movie Database on your Android phone or tablet. IMDb is the ultimate reference for movies, TV, and the cast and crew involved with them. As such, it's one of the preeminent argument solvers online.

Pros

Comprehensive content: The app has more than just movie credits; it contains a wealth of other information, from movie trailers to reviews to theater listings. We found trailers not only for the latest Hollywood blockbusters but also for international movies.

Go Pro: IMDbPro members can log in to IMDb Movies & TV to access premium … Read more

Mactracker for Mac review

Mactracker for Mac lets you look up and compare the specifications of every product ever made by Apple through a straightforward interface. You can browse by category or search for a specific model, and you can even create smart categories to highlight products with certain specifications.

Pros

Detailed entries: The entry for each product listed in this app includes detailed information in a variety of categories. And to make accessing the information you're looking for even more convenient, the app features multiple categories of information for each product including General, Memory and Graphics, Connections and Expansions, History, and Notes.… Read more

1Password for Mac review

1Password for Mac lets you keep all of your log-ins in one place, so you'll never have to worry about forgetting passwords again. And all of the information you enter into this app is protected by a master password, which means you won't have to worry about unauthorized access, either.

Pros

Browser integration: When you install the browser extensions that work with this app, you can store your log-in information as you enter it into each new site. You can also access stored credit card information and profiles to facilitate completing online forms.

Master password recovery: This program … Read more

How to check if your Snapchat account info was leaked

To ring in the new year, Snapchat suffered from a fairly large data breach. A file containing 4.6 million usernames and phone numbers was posted for all to view.

When leaks like this occur, it's natural to wonder if your data is included in the breach. With the original document and site no longer available (the site itself was suspended), you're not able to grab the leaked file yourself and search for your username or phone number.

But as Mashable reported earlier today, there are a couple of Web sites built specifically to help people identify if … Read more

Review: Create digital card files to save important text with Rdex

Rdex is the digital version of the old-fashioned Rolodex, but you can use it to save any type of text information you want, not just contact information. You can quickly and easily create multiple card files that will hold multiple cards in each. If you're looking for an easy way to save addresses, notes, and other text without learning a complicated program, Rdex is a good option.

Installation is quick and painless with Rdex and the program opens with a ReadMe text file that explains how to use the program. The interface is basic and has only a File … Read more

AppScript wants to help docs find, prescribe best health apps

With tens of thousands of health-related apps on the market, and hundreds more popping up every day, consumers and health care providers alike are stuck with the monumental task of finding the best ones for their needs.

A new mobile health platform, released this week, has done the hard work for doctors, by classifying and evaluating more than 40,000 health-related apps on the iOS and Android platforms.

Developed by IMS Health, AppScript reviews each app's functionality, certifications, relevance, and peer and patient reviews. Physicians can then organize these apps based on the types of patients they see and … Read more

Google automates wireless networks' use of TV white space

In June, the US Federal Communications Commission certified Google to operate the national database detailing which particular patches of "white space" spectrum were usable for wireless communications. Now, the company has opened a service that lets programs tap into that database, an automation step that Google expects will make it easier to squeeze as many bits as possible into the country's unused spectrum.

The tricky thing about white space -- electromagnetic spectrum reserved for TV broadcast but not actually in use -- is that the unused spectrum varies from region to region. Google already operated a database … Read more

MongoHQ scrambles to address major database hack

Database hosting service MongoHQ suffered a considerable security breach on Monday, in which users' e-mail addresses, hashed password data, and other account information was exposed to hackers.

"We detected unauthorized access to an internal support application using a password that was shared with a compromised personal account," MongoHQ co-founder Jason McCay wrote in a blog post. "In handling security incidents, MongoHQ's priorities are to halt the attack, eliminate the control failures that allowed the attack to occur, and to report the incident candidly and accurately to our customers."

In an effort to secure its networks, … Read more

The 404 1,346: Where we share a dream with Jim O'Heir (podcast)

Today's Skype guest is the great Jim O'Heir, one of the stars of NBC's "Parks & Recreation." Jeff talks to Jim about the general horror that is the Internet including everything from unwarranted Twitter threats to developing a new and younger audience on Netflix.

We're also proud to announce the debut of CNET Espanol! To celebrate its inauguration, we're giving you the chance to win $5000 just by entering entering your e-mail address and name into this contest page.

You have until next Monday, September 23. Good luck!

Leaked from today's 404 episode:

- SlyPhone is a tiny mirror for your iPhone that lets you take creepshots.

- MTA confirms plans to bring cell service and Wi-Fi to subway cars.

- The world's largest dream database, powered through a mobile app called Shadow.… Read more