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4Media MP4 Converter for Mac review

4Media MP4 Converter for Mac handles media conversion to most formats and devices. This premium app comes with a free trial, drag-and-drop integration, and a neat way of queuing several output formats to a single video. Overall, it performs well, with no glitches, and the output videos look great.

Pros

Straightforward installation and UI: After following the easy steps in the installation wizard and entering your administrator password, 4Media MP4 Converter for Mac presents you with a clean interface that consists of a sidebar, toolbar, and status bar. All features are just one or two clicks away.

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Leawo Blu-ray Player review

A video media playback application for optical disc and file-based content, Leawo Blu-ray Player provides a decent playback experience and is now compatible with the Windows 8 touch interface. Sadly, it lacks several important features.

Pros

Sleek interface: Heavily inspired by Windows Media Player, Leawo Blu-ray Player proves to be one of the quickest and nicest to navigate players we've tested. The intuitive settings are just one click away, and we particularly appreciated the audio output activation option through HDMI that made the connection of our laptop to an external TV much easier than with most similar applications.

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Technitium MAC Address Changer review

Technitium MAC Address Changer is a free tool that can change your Media Access Control (MAC) address. Your Network Interface Card (NIC) is hard-wired with a specific MAC address. Technitium MAC Changer can change any Ethernet NIC's MAC address to a specific address or generate a random address. It includes an easy workaround that lets you change the MAC address of most Wi-Fi adapters in Windows Vista and above.

Pros

Quick MAC: Technitium MAC Address Changer changes and restores MAC addresses quickly and easily. Help options include a Help file, blog, and Command Line parameters.

Useful options: We could … Read more

Evernote review

Evernote is a powerful note-taking program that lets you sync information across all of your devices, so you can take a note on the go and access it anywhere. You can add all kinds of notes, images, and just about anything else you want to save, and then share it with friends or refer back to it later.

Pros

Great interface: Whether you're updating your shopping list or setting a reminder about a meeting, you'll find your way smoothly through this app's intuitive interface. Everything is exactly where you expect it to be, and you can also … Read more

Klout for iOS review

Klout has become the gold standard for social media scoring. With Klout for iOS, you can track your social-media score; post interesting, personalized content instantly; or schedule posts in advance for Facebook and Twitter -- all via the Klout app.

Pros

Easy setup: Register for an account or log in with your existing email and password or your Facebook or Twitter log-in. Then connect your various social media accounts -- Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Google Plus -- and presto, Klout will calculate your social media score from 1 to 100.

Intuitive functionality: Click Create or Schedule to put … Read more

Get Zoner Photo Studio for free

Update May 16, 2014: This offer has been extended until Sunday, May 18, 2014, thanks to the folks over at Zoner!

For the next48 hours, you can grab a copy of Zoner Photo Studio 15 PRO for free. A popular full-featured suite, Photo Studio is a regular favorite with our editors and audience. Both professional and amateur photographers can greatly benefit from this easy-to-learn image manager and editor. With a plethora of tools, settings, and customizability, Photo Studio is a great alternative to Lightroom. Read more here.

Features:

Advanced photo manager supports searches & sorting for keywords, GPS, and more. … 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

DVDFab Media Player review

DVDFab Media Player makes it possible to play all kinds of media on your computer, from downloaded YouTube videos to Blu-ray discs. Just add your videos, and then sit back to enjoy the show with this comprehensive media package.

Pros

Nice interface: This app presents a clear and streamlined interface that users of all experience levels will find accessible. You can choose to open files from your computer or from a DVD or Blu-ray, and all of the videos you add will show up in a list on the right-hand side of the viewing window. This list can be hidden … Read more

Aurora Blu-ray Media Player review

Aurora Blu-ray Media Player lets you play files from a disk or from your hard drive. Whether it's YouTube videos or the latest releases on Blu-ray you want to watch, you can enjoy it right from your computer with this convenient program.

Pros

Excellent interface: All controls for this app are clear and accessible, even to users who are not familiar with this type of program. You can open any video files and begin playback directly from the app's main interface without hassle, and enjoy a crisp, clear picture in no time. And if you'd like to … Read more

VLC Media Player review

VLC Media Player is an open-source application that gives you the ability to play media from your computer or a disk, or to stream it from the Web. Have your favorite videos playing in a snap through this app's intuitive interface.

Pros

Wiki help: For just about any process you want to carry out with this software, you'll find a detailed Wiki with step-by-step instructions. All of these documents have been created and edited by other users, so they're surprisingly detailed and complete.

Intuitive controls: For all basic functions, this medial player is accessible to users of … Read more