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4Videosoft HD Converter review

4Videosoft HD Converter lets you take any of your favorite videos and convert them into an HD format that's compatible with any kind of device. Through this app's intuitive interface, you can quickly add the videos you want to convert, set your preferences, and before you know it, you'll have some crisp, HD videos to enjoy.

Pros

Accessible interface: The clear and streamlined appearance of this app's interface makes the program and its features accessible to users of all experience levels. A large button in the upper left lets you quickly add files from your computer, … Read more

Kingdom Rush HD review

Kingdom Rush HD is a strategy game in which you have to build towers to beat back waves of enemy fighters and advance down the road. As you claim more checkpoints, you unlock greater capabilities, but you'll also encounter more diverse and powerful creatures to battle.

Pros

Variable intensity: For each new level you advance to, you can set the level of difficulty. The options are Casual, Normal, and Veteran, and because you can change it at any time, you don't have to start a completely new game if it turns out that the level you chose is … Read more

Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate review

Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate converts videos between a multitude of formats and exports them to chosen devices. Version 7.0 corrects bugs related to Web downloading errors and adds support for a large number of smartphones and tablets.

Pros

One-stop video solution: Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate can edit, download, convert, and burn your videos, as well as handle well-thought-out transfers between Web, hard disks, and optical media. It packages everything in an uncomplicated, flexible, and original interface.

Speedy conversions: We managed to convert five minutes of SD MP4 files in just 15 seconds, while a feature DVD film was ripped … Read more

Realtek High Definition Audio Codec review

Realtek's free High Definition Audio Codec pack enables stereo digital audio at resolutions up to 24-bit/192kHz, as well as 5.1-channel Dolby Digital audio. Though it's essentially a package of drivers, it installs like a Windows program and may require a reboot. Realtek HD Audio Codec is available in separate downloads for 32-bit or 64-bit Windows Vista, 7, and 8 systems with Realtek controllers.

Pros

Audiophile-quality digital audio: No matter the source, you'll get super-high-quality digital audio. We streamed audio at up to 320kbs from Spotify and other sources. Even MP3s sounded better.

Dolby HT4: Dolby … Read more

CyberLink YouCam 6 Deluxe review

CyberLink YouCam 6 Deluxe bundles Fun Webcam, Creative Camera App, Smart Work, and Easy Organization features into an all-in-one Webcam and camera utility. It edits photos and videos, adds special effects and filtering, creates video presentations with narration and desktop animation, and organizes videos and photos. Recent updates include HDR and Panorama photos and touch-friendly editing and effects. YouCam 6 Deluxe's free 30-day trial disables some filters and other features.

Pros

All-in-one: YouCam 6 Deluxe bundles a lot into one program, including fun-oriented filters and effects and other features that are all business.

Calendar view: The Calendar view organizes … Read more

MoviEZ HD review

MoviEZ HD makes it easy for you to create memorable videos in high definition and personalize them with music, voiceover, titles, and captions. In addition, this program allows you to easily share your creations online on YouTube and Facebook, as well as upload to mobile devices. Editing videos can be a complicated and frustrating process, but not with this app, which does most of the work for you.

Pros

Fast and to the point: MoviEZ HD makes the video editing process as easy as possible for you. You'll appreciate its smooth and well-designed interface and the ease with which … Read more

Dubble Bubble Shooter Free HD review

Dubble Bubble Shooter Free HD is a fun game for iOS devices that involves shooting bubbles at like-colored bubbles to eliminate them from the screen. If you think that sounds like plenty of other games you've played, you'd be right -- but Dubble Bubble adds a few interesting twists that make it worth checking out.

Dubbe Bubble Shooter Free offers three game modes: Puzzle, Arcade, and Zen. Puzzle lets you play at your leisure with no time pressure, Arcade adds a time crunch, and Zen lets you play endlessly for relaxation. Unlike many other games in this genre, … Read more

Sound bite: Despite Pono's promise, experts pan HD audio

Pono Music's roaring success on Kickstarter, raising $4.3 million so far, shows that thousands of people believe better audio quality is worth paying for.

The company -- backed by star musician Neil Young and selling a $400 digital audio player along with accompanying music -- promises people will hear a difference between Pono Music and ordinary music that's "surprising and dramatic." The company's promise is based in part on music files that can contain more data than not only conventional MP3 files, but also compact discs.

There's no doubt that highly compressed music … Read more

Ultra HD 4K TV Cheat Sheet

Ultra HD, colloquially known as "4K," is the latest buzzword, and the latest push from TV manufacturers.

While your next TV might not be Ultra HD, the one after probably will be.

Here are the basics of what you need to know about this latest advancement in TV technology.… Read more

MP4 HD FLV Video Player review

MP4 HD FLV Video Player offers enough quality to be worth using, but it could use a few advanced features. Its bare-bones player won't win many fans when there are a lot of video players that do everything but sit up and beg. Still, if you just want something that will play your videos without much effort, you've found a good app.

This app is a video player that prides itself on its format support. Sure enough, we couldn't find a format that this app didn't play. The player, itself, just played the video, though, meaning … Read more