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

DoNotTrackMe review

DoNotTrackMe's free Android app protects you from security breaches and data theft by blocking Web sites' ability to track your device and location. It also creates masked email addresses that let you send and receive emails without disclosing your actual address. You need to create an account to use DoNotTrackMe, but that's free, too, and only asks for your email address and a password.


Getting Started, FAQs, and Support: A handy intro and a variety of tutorials help files and other resources explain how to use DoNotTrackMe and help you customize it to your needs.

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DoNotTrackMe review

DoNotTrackMe - Mobile Privacy lets you mask your device, email, phone number, and credit cards to protect against unwanted calls and identity theft. With the tools this app provides, you have much more control over who has access to your personal information and who can get in touch with you.


Temporary credit cards: When you choose the Mask My Card option, the app will generate a temporary credit card number that you can use to make purchases and that will link back to your actual credit card account. With this feature, you can use your card to make purchases … Read more

Mini Me review

Mini Me is a game that lets you dress and customize your character, and then go visit friends, grow plants, cook tasty treats, and chat. Even if you don't know anyone who plays the game yet, you can visit random other players to make new friends and earn rewards. And since helping benefits everyone, you'll get plenty of help from your fellow players, as well.

The first thing you have to do when you open Mini Me is to create an account. This just requires choosing a username, and then entering your birthday so the game knows which … Read more

Search Me! review

Search Me! offers you an alternative to Safari for searching, and offers plenty of search engines to choose from, including Yahoo, Google, Bing,, and YouTube. You don't need to open Safari to perform searches.

Each time you open Search Me!, you'll see a search box in the middle of the screen with an arrow just to the right of it. Tapping that arrow brings up a list of the search providers available to you, and you can begin using one of them just by selecting it. Once you've made your choice, you can begin searching … Read more

Interviewly makes sense of Reddit's messy AMAs

Reddit AMAs can be interesting and even insightful, but their chaotic layout makes them less than user-friendly. A Web site called Interviewly tries to clear up the chaos.

The Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything) gives people a chance to interact with celebrities, tech leaders, and other prominent people through Q&A sessions. Anyone who joins in on a Reddit AMA can throw out questions hoping for a response from the interviewee. But actually reading an AMA is a chore as questions, comments, conversation threads, and responses all get jumbled together.

Interviewly gives a new paint job to those Reddit … Read more

Use Meet Me Halfway for Android to find a meetup spot

When you're trying to meet up with a friend or family member, it's sometimes hard to decide on a halfway spot. You may prefer a restaurant that's near you, and the same may be true for the person you want to meet. Meet Me Halfway is an app to help find the places in the middle of two points, so travel is equal for both people.

Grab a copy of Meet Me Halfway for your Android device. The app is available for Android 2.2 and up.

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Could Comcast be Netflix's new competitor?

The movie "Despicable Me 2" was the fourth biggest box-office hit of 2013, so naturally all sorts of video-streaming providers would vie for its exclusive access. But, it'd be unusual for a cable company to try to get its hands on the movie.

It appears, however, times are changing. According to The Wall Street Journal, Comcast is said to be seeking the exclusive pay-television rights to "Despicable Me 2" in order for its users to be able to stream the movie.

If the deal goes through, this would be the first time a cable provider … Read more

Mozilla revamping Firefox OS's app launcher

Firefox OS, Mozilla's smartphone operating system, is getting a new app for launching apps.

"The app integrates the contextual adaptive app search from EverythingMe with the Firefox for Android Web browser to offer users a personalized and customizable Web experience that is fun and intuitive," Mozilla said Wednesday in a blog post. The non-profit organization showed a preview of new app launcher Tuesday.

Firefox OS already used EverythingMe's software for presenting a dynamically generated array of links to Web apps.

"We are happy to expand our work together with this new product to give people … Read more

Review: gives you a place to save and organize all of your projects and DOCs is a convenient program that lets you save all types of files and documents in one place. The clipboard stores all of the items you choose to save and you can easily look through them or rearrange them to improve organization and facilitate quick access.

You can view the files you've saved in the default, list view, or you can switch to the logbook format to find them based on the time and date you were working on them. The program allows you to set the types of files you do and do not want to save … Read more