Mozilla Thunderbird review

Mozilla Thunderbird offers a range of options for PC users without access to robust paid software like Microsoft Outlook. Allowing you to integrate multiple mailboxes with SMTP or POP protocols, Thunderbird is a lightweight, responsive piece of software that works well.


Open source and customizable: Because Thunderbird is developed by Mozilla, the group behind Firefox, it is more customizable than Outlook, a closed tool developed by Microsoft. At the same time, it offers all of the basics you need right out of the box, so you don't have to worry about highly complicated technical setup if you're … Read more

Listen to realistic thunderstorms while you relax

Thunderspace is an audio thunderstorm simulator with 3D stereoscopic sound that's perfect for relaxing with headphones, and it has one especially cool feature.

Unlike other audio storm generators, Thunderspace adds synchronized simulated lightning. Even further, the 3D stereoscopic sound makes the storm seem as if it's all around you. You're not going to get this experience simply by playing the audio through your iPhone, so you should plug in some earphones. I tried with both earbuds and headphones, and the latter definitely brought out more of the bass, which is especially cool when there's a lot … Read more

NBA star turns to Twitter to sells his bulldog

There's a certain imaginative depth in the relationship between the wealthy and the Web.

Zach Braff, David Fincher, and Kristen Bell are merely three of the star-kissed who have learned how to take back and tried to get money from their fans on Kickstarter.

Kendrick Perkins, meanwhile, also decided that the personal touch might help him out of a tiny bind.

The center for the NBA's Oklahoma City Thunder wanted to sell his bulldog. But not for him stooping to eBay or Craigslist. Those would be a long, long distance for Perkins to stoop.

Instead, as the terriers of Deadspin report, … Read more

Raging Thunder 2 Lite (Android) 1.0.9 Review

A number of racing games are available for Android devices, making finding a good choice difficult. Raging Thunder 2 Lite's well-designed graphics and fun gameplay make it a good option for casual gamers.

The Lite version is available for free with advertising, but this can be removed by upgrading to the full version for $1.99. Installation through the Google Play store completed quickly, which was a surprise for the size of the game. Once the program started, no additional downloads were necessary. The main interface of Raging Thunder 2 Lite was well designed and easy to interpret, which … Read more

Mozilla Thunderbird for Mac Review

Working with multiple e-mail addresses and inboxes often requires a management client. Mozilla Thunderbird for Mac, despite its dated look, performs well as an open-source e-mail manager.

As an open-source project, this program is available as freeware with no restrictions or payments required. Download and installation occurred quickly and without any problems. After initial setup, which prompted us as to whether the program should be the default email client, Mozilla Thunderbird for Mac welcomed us with a well-designed main interface. Aesthetically, the graphics were dated and would have been appropriate for a program several years old, as opposed to a … Read more

Browser theme creator Brand Thunder acquires rival

Fancy a Shakira-themed browser?

As of today, you can get it from Brand Thunder, a company that creates themes to let people reskin their browsers to declare allegiance to bands, colleges, sports teams, and more. That's because Brand Thunder just acquired its biggest rival, BrowserNation.

The acquisition means Brand Thunder has 25 percent more brands to tout, the company said today, giving it more clients in Europe and Asia and giving it a foothold in Latin America. Among its new clients are EMI, UMG Latin, and Epic Records.

"Given the changes in the once-stable browser market, it makes … Read more

Crave giveaway: Giant ThunderCats gift package

Thunder is striking this week's giveaway with an all-ThunderCats-all-the-time gift package.

What is ThunderCats? Well, if you have to ask, this giveaway probably isn't for you. If you're a fan of the animated series, you'll be happy to find out the swag bag contains more than 20 ThunderCats action figures, plus a TCats baseball cap and T-shirt (that's a whole lot of ThunderCats paraphernalia).

The swag, worth $300, comes all wrapped up and ready to be, well, unwrapped.

The series--which follows the adventures of a team of catlike humanoid alien heroes from the planet Thundera--debuted in the '80s and recently got reimagined on the Cartoon Network. To celebrate the finale of the series, Warner Bros. rolled out 11 characters and villains in a Facebook app that lets fans transform their photos into their own ThunderCat and share the new feline look with the world.

So how do you try to win this week's prize to add even more ThunderCats to your life? Let me enumerate the basic rules. Please read them carefully; there will be a test. Hoooo! … Read more

Track hurricanes on your phone or online

Every year as summer is winding to a close, hurricane season ramps up here in the United States. Though meteorologists officially describe hurricane season as being from June 1 to November 30, they admit that those are not magic dates and that the bulk of severe weather occurs between August and October. Right now in late August, Hurricane Irene is headed toward North Carolina and is expected to travel northward into New England. If you live in these areas or want to track the storm, there are several Web sites as well as iOS and Android apps that give you … Read more

Hurricane-tracking apps for iOS

With Hurricane Irene making landfall in North Carolina, you're going to want up-to-the-minute information on the storm, especially if you live in the area or have relatives and friends who might be affected. Fortunately you can get an app for your iOS device that will give you all the latest information.

Note: Android users can find hurricane-tracking apps here.

There are several apps for iOS that let you track hurricanes around the globe. But the best hurricane-tracking apps give you up-to-the minute storm information, include radar and satellite images, and offer detailed push alerts for warnings and storm intensity changes. We found some very feature-rich apps for both iPhone and iPad and narrowed it down to one great app for each device.… Read more

HTC ThunderBolt update addresses rebooting, data connectivity

Verizon Wireless today announced that it has pushed out another minor software update for the HTC ThunderBolt. While it might not be Gingerbread just yet, it does address a few issues that have plagued users for some time.

The biggest two areas of concern, random rebooting and data connectivity problems, should be resolved in the 1.70.605.0 build. Verizon also is using the update as an opportunity to install its My Verizon, V Cast Music, and V Cast Video apps; enable the People Search function; add a New York Times site to the browser bookmarks; improve Bluetooth device … Read more