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Star Apps: Chelsea Handler

Comedian Chelsea Handler spent seven years questioning celebrities about their latest projects on "Chelsea Lately." Now the retired talk show host is partnering with Netflix to create comedy special "Uganda Be Kidding Me Live" and four mockumentaries in which she gets answers to some of life's mysteries, like where apps come from.

What makes Uganda an untapped resource for good comedy material? Well, I always figure anywhere I travel is an untapped resource for material. I always end up having a good time, and I like to give America the reputation that I've given … Read more

Live for Mac review

Live for Mac stands out as an excellent audio production and recording software that packs all the essential features you'd expect from an application of its kind and comes with a multitude of instruments, sound effects, kits, and loops.

Pros

Arrangement and Session views: These two ways to work with Live for Mac offer noticeable convenience: The Arrangement view for recording and mixing music has the usual look and controls of other music production software, while the Session view is great for playing live music or doing improvisations. Shortcut keys enable you to easily access the different functions available.… Read more

Indian TV Pro review

Watch TV, movies, and sports from India anywhere in the world your Android device can go with the Indian TV Pro app. At least that's the promise. Many of the video streams require MX Player, but even then it was hit or miss to find actual programming.

Pros

Indian TV: You don't have to be an expat to enjoy Indian TV programming, but it's a slice of home for millions who are.

News and sports: We had the best luck accessing Indian TV news and sports, especially cricket. Some channels only become active before matches, apparently.

Movies … Read more

Sim Aquarium Live Wallpaper review

Sim Aquarium Live Wallpaper adds to your device a beautifully designed virtual aquarium featuring gorgeous coral reefs, anemones, and bright, intelligent fish. This outstanding live wallpaper will dazzle you with its fantastic graphics and animations, but will also devour your RAM and battery. The premium version features no less than 20 additional fish species.

After a quick and easy installation, Sim Aquarium Live Wallpaper offers you three delightful animated backgrounds. Two feature beautifully rendered anemones that sway with a gentle rush of waves and are affected by the movement of your device, and adorable clownfish that you can touch or … Read more

Ashampoo WinOptimizer 11 review

Ashampoo's all-new WinOptimizer 11 packs more tools for cleaning, optimizing, and protecting your Windows PC than its freeware competitors, including WinOptimizer Free. And it has a sophisticated yet easy-to-manage layout with support options that the free system utilities can't match. In addition to regularly scheduled system maintenance and tweaks, WinOptimizer 11 has a One-Click Optimizer, extras like anti-spy protection, and a host of modules. Recent upgrades include Live Tuner 2.0, Game Booster, and User Rights Management.

Pros

Does it all: WinOptimizer 11 has an impressive array of tools and features -- more than other software of its … Read more

Iron Man 3 Live Wallpaper review

Iron Man 3 Live Wallpaper stands out as one of the more sophisticated and interesting wallpapers for Android, but to enjoy its smart features you have to unlock the premium version. The free version has little to offer save for the arc reactor on Iron Man's armor that serves as a battery gauge, turning from bright yellow to red as the battery depletes, and deflects enemy bullets whenever you touch it.

Once you unlock the premium version, however, Iron Man 3 Live Wallpaper becomes exciting. For a start you get a 3D panorama with Iron Man in full armor, … Read more

The 404 1,449: Where we run for the border (podcast)

Leaked from today's 404 episode:

- Cloak app helps you dodge awkward run-ins with frenemies.

- Taco Bell taps techies with burner phones to market new breakfast menu.

- Robots are creeping their way into newsrooms.

- A new gadget designed to sanitize your public transportation trip.… Read more

Comcast adds 18 live-streaming channels to Xfinity TV Go

Comcast has broadened its live-streaming channels on the Xfinity TV Go app.

The TV provider's app, which offers live streaming to mobile devices and online, says that A&E, Bravo, Food Network, Syfy, Travel Channel, and others have been added to its live-streaming lineup. In total, Xfinity TV Go has over 50 networks and includes On Demand programming for those who want to watch shows they might have missed.

Comcast is attempting to merge with Time Warner Cable in what would be a blockbuster deal between the companies. The firms are expected to face some criticism from lawmakers … Read more

Xbox Live struggles with access issues as Titanfall launches

Microsoft's launch Tuesday of the much-anticipated game Titanfall on Xbox Live has not been without hiccups.

Players hoping to access the first-person shooter game on Xbox Live are having difficulty connecting with the online gaming service Tuesday. The Xbox Live Service Status page currently lists service as "limited."

"We're aware that some users are having difficulties signing in to Xbox Live," according to an update posted to the page. "Our team is hard at work trying to mitigate the issue and we appreciate your patience while we work."

Microsoft also promised to … Read more

See 'True Detective' finale crash HBO Go in one chart

HBO Go has long been viewed as a trailblazer in traditional television's move to offer premium video online, but Sunday night it got tripped up just as badly as the other guys.

A week after ABC and Aereo's separate live streams of the Oscars were plagued by buffering and errors, demand for the finale of HBO's "True Detective" series grew so heavy that HBO Go began to fail.

The recurring problems for online viewers trying to access the hottest online video when it's "live" raises eyebrows about whether the Internet and media … Read more