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Sothink Web Video Downloader review

Sothink Web Video Downloader is a versatile and customizable program that gives you the ability to download your favorite videos with ease. Through browser integration, this program provides a quick-download option that makes downloading videos as convenient as possible.

Pros

Highly customizable: This app provides multiple options for choosing which browsers you want it to monitor and which types of files you'd like to download. That means that you don't have to deal with the download buttons when you don't want to, and you can adjust these settings at any time.

Cons

Failure to capture: During testing, … Read more

WhatsApp Messenger for iPhone review

WhatsApp Messenger proves to be a speedy and dependable messaging app. It stays continuously on as long as you are connected to the Internet and encrypts all your conversations.

Pros

Well-maintained: WhatsApp Messenger's popularity translates into a stable connection, excellent service maintenance, and good technical support from the developers. It's popular even among non-iOS users, so there should be no reason not to connect with buddies who are using Android or Windows devices.

Great design for iOS: This app's aesthetics blend in seamlessly with iOS. With its great design and intuitive arrangement of buttons and menus, this … Read more

Save-o-gram Instagram Downloader review

Save-o-gram Instagram Downloader eases the process of downloading images from Instagram to your computer. It also gives you some features to enhance your Instagram experience.

Pros

Handy interface and search box: Save-o-gram Instagram Downloader has a modern, clean, and accessible interface with a search feature to help you find your favorite Instagram accounts in no time.

Multiple image download options: Once you've found the account you want to save photos from, you choose how to grab them. You can use a "select them all" feature, or you can pick out individual photos to download only your favorites. … Read more

InstaSave review

Fast and straightforward, InstaSave makes it easy for you to save your Instagram photos to your device to back them up, as well as to recover them if you've lost or changed your smartphone or tablet. While fully functional and useful, the free version of the app suffers from ads that pop up every time you save an image, making it annoying at times. Other than that, however, this stable, well-designed app makes a good impression.

Installing and setting up InstaSave takes only a few taps -- once you launch the app, you only have to log in to … Read more

Level Money for Android review

Level Money is a budgeting app that streamlines your savings plan and tells you how much you're allowed to spend.

Pros

Easy to follow: Level Money calculates your allowed spending through a rudimentary equation: Income - bills - savings = spendable money. It's a clear, distraction-free tool for common financial situations.

Short setup: Level Money's friendly guide and (mostly) easy setup process quickly integrates your financial information from various accounts. However, there may be extra steps, depending on your financial institution. Level's account-removal process is also accessible.

Visually intuitive: Level Money does a fantastic job of communicating … Read more

YouTube Saved review

Guppy's YouTube Saved is a very basic free YouTube downloader and file converter. Although it's free, extremely compact, and not difficult to use, it offers few of the conversion formats and options found in nearly every other YouTube downloader these days, free or not. Worse, it's buggy and crash-prone.

YouTube Saved's installer required us to decline more "extras" than we're used to seeing, so be careful as you install this one. The super-basic user interface describes the program's four steps: 1) Copy and paste a YouTube URL; 2) Select your device from … Read more

Esurance Twitter contest goes viral but ties company to offensive tweets

There are a million stories in the naked city, and all of them are using the hashtag #EsuranceSave30. And boy, are some of them offensive.

Sunday night just after the Super Bowl ended, the insurance company Esurance announced a contest in which it would give away $1.5 million to one lucky Twitter user who included that hashtag in a tweet. The contest quickly went viral, making it (and Esurance) the biggest social media winner of the evening -- and likely this year's Oreo.

The hashtag was a reference to the fact that the contest was announced in the … Read more

How to switch to energy-saving mode on the Xbox One

Powering on the Xbox One by voice command is a pretty cool feature, though you might feel a little silly doing so at first. Responding to the "Xbox on" command is one of the features of instant-on power mode. Instant-on power mode starts up the Xbox One in just 2 seconds and also lets automatic updates occur. For those who frequently play games, watch videos via Netflix and Amazon, or have live TV set up, instant-on will probably be the preferred power mode. For all others, the energy-saving mode may be the better choice.

The Xbox One's … Read more

Review: Save.me gives you a place to save and organize all of your projects and DOCs

Save.me 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

Excellent iOS apps for Black Friday

For better or worse, the biggest shopping day of the year is finally upon us. Whether you're the type that's planning to brave the long lines or just want to get the best deals online, Black Friday is the day to do it.

Fortunately, with your iPhone in hand and the right apps, you have an excellent resource for both planning what you're going to buy and finding the best possible deals -- even when you're in the stores.

For everyone who's looking for the biggest discounts, I've put together a collection of apps … Read more