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Super Mario fully playable online using HTML5

You could plug in your old Nintendo Entertainment System, load up a vintage Super Mario Brothers cartridge, and play one of the greatest games of all time. Or you could just pop over to Full Screen Mario and get your fix online.

Josh Goldberg is behind this perfectly reproduced Super Mario remake done entirely with HTML5. If you're looking to switch things up and you like surprises, then you can play through randomly generated levels. Purists can stick with recreations of the levels from the original game.… Read more

Set Gmail's compose window to full-screen by default

On Friday Google decided it was time to give Gmail users their full-screen compose window back.

As the rollout of the "new" feature continues, you'll eventually see the icon to expand pop-up compose window. Clicking on it will reveal the full-screen compose window.

Now for the best part: you can set the full-screen window to appear by default going forward. To do just that, click on the More Options arrow in the lower-right corner of the compose window.

From here click on the "Default to full-screen" option, placing a check mark next to the listing. … Read more

Review: Full Screen Caller ID Free for Android is ad happy, but it works well

Full Screen Caller ID Free for Android lives up to its name with big, bright contact cards, but it goes a little overboard with ads. Of course, there's a paid version that gets rid of those and unlocks some extra features. You can change so many things about the free version, though, that you might not ever need to pay.

Full Screen Caller ID Free for Android fills your entire screen with a picture of your contact whenever they call. Interestingly, it makes the contact card appear whenever they text you, too. This gets a little annoying if you'… Read more

How to use Safari's full-screen mode on iOS 6

Browsing the Internet on your iPhone or iPod Touch is super convenient, but at times it can be a bit frustrating. The screen size isn't ideal for consuming large amounts of information on some Web sites. Even if you turned your iPhone on its side to view it in landscape mode, the top address bar and bottom controls took up much of the screen.

With iOS 6, Apple has addressed this problem by introducing a full-screen mode for browsing the Web in landscape mode on the iPhone and iPod Touch.

When using Safari, assuming you don't have the … Read more

Set your mouse cursor to hide automatically

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The bottom-right corner of your desktop display will forever be known to most people as the place you put your mouse cursor when watching a movie or video in full-screen mode. If you want to view your movie or game sans mouse, your only real option is to move the mouse to the edge of the screen. Hopefully, there's no hidden control bar there, because that would cause it to display instead.

The problem is, at least on newer versions of Windows, that the cursor isn't designed to disappear after a period of inactivity. To solve … Read more

Manually rearrange full-screen apps, spaces in OS X Lion 10.7.2

Mission Control was touted by Apple prior to Lion's release as a feature that would increase OS X user productivity by providing quick access to various windows and apps. Instead, many users have found the feature lacking, specifically lacking the ability to rearrange desktop spaces and full-screen apps in their order of preference.… Read more

An equal-opportunity player

Providing one-stop shopping for all your video and audio management desires, open-source and cross-platform Miro deserves much of the praise that's been heaped upon it. The latest major point to version 4 introduces strong support for importing iTunes libraries and Android device syncing, in effect attempting to become iTunes for Android. Somewhat remarkably, it does a good job at this challenging task.

The concept behind Miro is brilliant, yet simple: create a jukebox video and audio player that can subscribe to and download podcasts while managing your locally saved media. On the face of it, this might sound like … Read more

An equal-opportunity player

Providing one-stop shopping for all your video needs, open-source and cross-platform Miro deserves much of the praise that's been heaped upon it. The latest major point to version 3.0 offers more speed and stability improvements, along with a few feature tweaks.

The concept is brilliant, yet simple: create a jukebox video and audio player that can subscribe to and download podcasts while managing your locally saved media. On the face of it, this might sound like iTunes, but the sharing component is an essential aspect of the program. Miro has always been geared toward video, and it shows … Read more

Attractive image viewer

FastPictureViewer (32-bit) is an attractive image viewer that lets users quickly scan through images, view histograms and image metadata, and label photos. Although the program doesn't have a lot of features, it makes up for it to some extent with a very nice appearance.

The program's interface is quite sleek, with its functions organized in four buttons at the lower left corner. In kiosk mode, the program removes the title bar at the top and the taskbar, allowing users to maximize the viewing area. Overall, the program's appearance is very professional and modern, making it a pleasure … Read more

Latest Chrome release gets full-screen browsing

On the horizon for the next release of Google's Chrome browser is something I've long lusted after: the option to browse the Web in full screen. On Wednesday, an early version of this feature came to the latest developer build of Chrome (v.2.0.166.1). Those running it can simply hit F11 on their keyboard to send the browser into full screen, which eschews any UI besides the side page scroller, and your Windows taskbar.

The full-screen mode is missing a few core features found in Firefox and IE7. For instance, there is no drop down … Read more