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1Mobile Market review

1Mobile Market brings you a selection of some of the best and most interesting Google Play apps as chosen by a group of editors. With its extensive yet specific categories and helpful autocomplete search feature, it can make it easier for you to discover and install top apps.

Pros

Fast and accessible: Because it features only free, mostly top-rated apps, 1Mobile Market proves easier to digest than Google Play, helping you to discover interesting titles that you might otherwise miss.

Powerful search: The autocomplete feature for the search bar, rather than showing you suggested keywords like in Google Play, provides … Read more

Video Download Manager review

Video Download Manager lets you save all types of downloadable files, including YouTube videos, to your device, so you can play them later. Search through the in-app browser, find the files you want, and then organize them so you can always find them quickly when you want to.

Pros

Offline viewing: This app makes it easy to watch videos and view other types of downloadable media when you're offline. You can save all of your downloaded files into folders and name them whatever you want. And when you want to watch a video later, selecting it from the list … Read more

Advanced Download Manager review

Advanced Download Manager makes file downloading easier by helping you download up to three files simultaneously and breaking larger files into smaller parts to speed up the process. It comes with a helpful but basic browser, sound notifications, and the ability to pause and resume downloads, as well as to save specific file types in different folders. If you constantly download non-Torrent files on your smartphone or tablet, this app will make your life easier.

After an effortless install, Advanced Download Manager greets you with a polished interface that quickly lets you start a new download by adding the file … Read more

Better manage downloads in Chrome with Downloadr extension

When you download a file in Chrome, the download shelf makes its appearance at the bottom of the browser. It keeps you apprised of a current download's progress, but can get in the way of the page you are viewing, and it must be closed manually.

If you aren't enamored with managing your downloads from the download shelf, the Downloadr extension for Chrome adds a button to the right of Chrome's URL bar that you can use instead to keep tabs on your downloads.

Click on the button to open a small panel with a chronological list … Read more

Oscar winner '12 Years a Slave' sees illegal downloads triple

The movie "12 Years a Slave" swept the Academy Awards on Sunday and apparently it's also now sweeping movie download sites. According to TorrentFreak, the number of people illegally sharing the movie tripled the day after it won the Oscar for best picture.

On Monday, the movie saw 100,000 more downloads that the usual amount, according to TorrentFreak. Reportedly, the downloads are being shared through BitTorrents.

It's not only "12 Years a Slave" that's experiencing massive downloads, the movie "Gravity" also saw double the downloads after it won seven Academy … Read more

Opera for Mac review

With its long history, Opera for Mac stands as one of the most popular Web browsers in the world. Despite its age, this free product has been constantly updated and optimized to run smoothly and keep feature parity with the rest of the competition. What set the app apart from other browsers are the handy mouse gestures, the Off Road mode that uses less traffic, and the handy news aggregator.

When opened, Opera for Mac presents you with its Speed Dial interface where you can pin your most used sites, set the number of columns, and group sites in folders. … Read more

Social Downloader review

Back up your Instagram photos and Facebook posts with Sakysoft's Social Downloader for Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, a free tool for Windows XP through 8. You can add multiple accounts for each, but you'll need to add at least one account to access the tool. If you're logged in, Social Downloader can add your account more or less automatically, with the usual privacy agreements and such.

Social Downloader's blue-themed interface opens with a quick start page describing how to use the program in four clicks: 1) Select the Facebook or Instagram tab in the sidebar; 2) … Read more

Review: Video Downloader for Facebook lets you browse and download Facebook videos

Video Downloader for Facebook allows you to view or download any videos that you, your friends, or other members you like have added to Facebook. This is a good way to store videos to watch later on, or to browse the videos on Facebook without having to sort through all the other content. And when you download videos through the app, you won't even need an Internet connection to watch them later on.

As soon as you open Video Downloader for Facebook, you'll have to log in with your Facebook account. Once that's done, you can start … Read more

Review: Video Downloader Viz can be used to download videos, but it lacks playing features

Video Downloader Viz works most of the time, but it lacks support for several popular sites. It's missing the crown jewel of online video as well as a few other sites that you'd want to use. Add in the app's mediocre built-in player and you may be left looking elsewhere to download online video.

This app is a basic browser that lets you download videos you come across as you're surfing. The app works on -- and has bookmarks for -- most major video sites, but it did not download anything off of YouTube, which is … Read more

Review: Grab free videos and MP3s with YouTube Downloader NG

YouTube Downloader NG can download videos and MP3s, one by one or in batches, to your system. It's easy to use and works fast, with basic settings that don't scrimp on quality. A Pro version is available, but most users will find the free YouTube Downloader NG more than enough for daily use.

YouTube Downloader NG's plain but colorful dialog-style interface can be changed with the help of hue and saturation sliders that appear when you press "Skin." The Main tab handles single downloads, while the Multithreads tab downloads files in batches. We could choose … Read more