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Wondershare AllMyTube review

Wondershare AllMyTube lets you download videos from a wide variety of Web sites and convert them to play on other devices. While there are many programs that facilitate downloading, it's the extra features this app provides that really set it apart from the rest of the pack.

Pros

Great interface: This app has a great interface that clearly presents all of the tools you need to take full advantage of this program. Along the side of the screen, you can always see how many videos are currently downloading, how many have finished, and how many are currently being converted.… Read more

The Weather Channel review

The Weather Channel gives you access to weather conditions in your current location or anywhere else in the world. Just let the app use GPS to find you, or type in the name of a city you're interested in, and you'll have a full forecast in front of you in no time.

Pros

Swipe through locations: You can add several different locations to your list of favorites, so you can quickly see what's going on there. From your home location, just swipe left to start paging through other cities to see what kind of weather your friends … Read more

Antivirus Free review

With its straightforwardness and effective scanning capabilities, Antivirus Free from AVG boosts the security of your smartphone or tablet without slowing down your system, proving to be a valuable app. The free version comes with all the essential security features you need.

Pros

Reliable scanner: Antivirus Free's system scanner impresses with its thoroughness. In our tests it scanned a 16GB SD card in less than three minutes, effectively identifying a few low-risk, potentially malware apps downloaded from unsecured sources. What's great about the scanner is that it can not only be set to perform system scans automatically, but … Read more

Lookout Mobile Security review

Lookout Mobile Security provides complete data and anti-theft protection, being a one-stop security solution for your smartphone or tablet, but to use Web protection and other essential features you have to upgrade to the paid version. Other than that and the fact that the app tends to eat quite a lot of resources, this is one of the most polished and reliable Android security apps.

Pros

Sleek, intuitive interface: Lookout Mobile Security's streamlined obsidian interface makes scanning, backing up contacts, and locating a device quick and effortless. What's more, the developer has judiciously integrated Premium features like Safe … Read more

Field Trip review

Field Trip sends you notifications whenever you're near something of interest, whether you're wandering around your hometown or exploring a new city. If you're interested in the history of an area or just want to find a great local restaurant, this app has the information you're looking for.

Pros

Multiple sources: This app uses multiple and varied sources to provide you with information about everything from historical sites to restaurants and entertainment. You can read Zagat reviews of area restaurants, or learn about the architecture of the buildings in your neighborhood from multiple industry Web sites.… Read more

The 404 1,429: Where it's good enough to snoop through (podcast)

Leaked from today's 404 episode:

- If portrait video is wrong, these artists don't want to be right.

- iPhone app invites strangers to eavesdrop and solicit advice.

- Tinder flaw may have exposed members' exact whereabouts for months.

- E-cigarette meets Bluetooth speaker: a perfect pair.… Read more

Tinder flaw may have exposed members' exact whereabouts for months

Popular swipe-right-to-like dating app Tinder exposed members' most private information without their knowledge, according to security consulting firm Include Security.

The firm said Wednesday that Tinder's smartphone application had a vulnerability associated with its geolocation feature for most of 2013. The flaw, which was fixed earlier this year, allowed a Tinder user -- albeit a sophisticated one with programming skills and access to the app's API -- to get the exact latitude and longitude for another user.

Tinder did not immediately return a request for comment.

Launched in September 2012 out of media conglomerate IAC's Hatch Labs, … Read more

Foursquare makes it easy to find what you'll love

With its latest update, Foursquare has evolved beyond its roots of checking in to businesses and unlocking badges and special offers from those businesses. Now the app lets you explore your local area based on data culled from other Foursquare users while still retaining the gamelike features of its roots.

While the original app was always well-designed, the new features make it even more useful. Recommendations for smaller towns can be sparse, and the settings can be somewhat overwhelming, but it remains an essential download for avid Foursquare users.

The basics When you first launch Foursquare, you'll need to … Read more

iBeacon location-sensing tech put to use at grocery stores

Apple's iBeacon location-sensing technology appears to be having a major breakthrough. Mobile shopping startup InMarket announced Monday that it's beginning to use the platform in more than 150 grocery stores across the US, according to The Associated Press.

This means the 20 million people who use InMarket's apps on its Mobile to Mortar platform will be able to get grocery list reminders, deals, and reward points at supermarkets like Safeway and Giant Eagle. To use the technology, shoppers have to opt in by downloading specific apps, like InMarket's Checkpoints.

Apple debuted iBeacon late last year on … Read more

Review: Ashampoo ClipFinder HD lets you easily find, watch, and download videos

Ashampoo ClipFinder HD is a stunning online video manager that's loaded with options, good looks, and plenty of style. Few programs can let you find, watch, and even download a video -- no matter what site it's on -- from the same window. It's one of the best ways you can find to watch videos online. It's even better than the best browsers.

Ashampoo ClipFinder HD lets you search for a keyword or video on multiple sites at once. Vimeo, YouTube, Google Video, and most of the favorites are here, which makes it easy to find … Read more