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Free Countdown Timer review

Free Countdown Timer provides many tools for helping you keep track of time, so you don't miss important appointments and events. It features an intuitive and attractive interface that offers quick access to all of the app's features and a clear list of the alerts you have set, so you can manage them at will.

As soon as you open Free Countdown Timer, you can begin adding alerts. There are three types to choose from, including alarm, calendar, and countdown. The alarm option lets you select the time and day of the week that you want the alarm … Read more

Free Timer review

Free Timer allows you to set an alarm for anything you need and then displays the countdown to that time on a clock display on your desktop. No matter what event or deadline you have upcoming, this timer will help you keep track of it so you're not late or rushing at the last minute.

This app features a streamlined and functional interface, which is dominated by a large clock face. You can set the alarm for any time in the future using the hour, minute, and second display in the lower left-hand corner of the screen. Once you'… Read more

Taskbar Timer review

Taskbar Timer helps ensure you never lose track of deadlines or miss an appointment by enabling you to configure a custom alarm. Use the Quick-Add feature to set alarms right from the taskbar, or open the main window to specify a countdown timer down to the second.

When you install Taskbar Timer, it immediately becomes accessible from taskbar on the lower right-hand side of your screen. Right-clicking the icon will bring up a menu with options to add one minute, ten minutes, or one hour to your timer. You can use these options in combinations, as well, so if you … Read more

The 404 1,360: Where there's a Twitch in our Tikker (podcast)

Leaked from today's 404 episode:

- Those mysterious NSA billboards were actually ads...for Bittorrent.

- Tikker watch displays constant countdown to your death.

- Google's next magic trick will split your restaurant bill for you .… Read more

Review: Camera Timer takes fine photos with effects, but the pop-up ads ruin it

Camera Timer is a neat way to take posed photos with your phone, but the ads get in the way too much. While somewhat useful, there's not enough here to compensate for the full-blown ad push you'll have to put up with.

Though this app says you have to "flip your camera" to use it, you can take pictures with either your front- or back-facing camera. The app's tutorial gives you a few hints, but anyone who has used a similar program will get the hang of things quickly. Just set the timer (up to … Read more

Review: Pass on Talking Flash Cards Toddlers since better tools aren't hard to find

Talking Flash Cards Toddlers from PapaTsoftware is a basic educational program aimed at a basic set of learners -- toddlers. While TFCToddlers has some advantages (mainly that it's free as well as ad-free) it also has some disadvantages -- chief among them the clipped, unnatural, and difficult-to-comprehend audio prompts voiced by Microsoft Anna.

TFCToddlers has a full-screen interface, which helps reduce distractions so your inquisitive youngster can focus on the cards. Unfortunately, program options such as Timer Value, Sound, and Case are also a part of the interface, just to the right of the main screen, or exactly where … Read more

Review: Clockwork Free Multi Timer creates multistage timers for complex activities

Clockwork Free is very useful, even if it is rudimentary and lacking a lot of the basic functions, tutorials, and interface tools you'll want in an app of this type. It allows you to create multiple timers that chain together to ensure you are performing tasks in the right time frames. The two examples included are studying and exercising, perfect examples of activities where you need to measure multiple small chunks of time in succession.

Upon opening Clockwork Free, you can start using it right away. The two sample activities are already loaded to show you how it works, … Read more

How to set Pandora's new sleep timer for mobile

Starting September 1, Pandora's 40-hour limit on mobile devices comes to an end, which means you can now choose to fall asleep to Pandora at night without worrying about a limit. However, if you're not one of the lucky few who still have an unlimited data plan on your mobile device, you probably don't want Pandora streaming all night long, eating away the precious data on your tiered plan and sucking your battery dry before your morning alarm goes off.

In response to customer suggestions, Pandora has finally added a sleep timer to its mobile apps (iOS | … Read more

Review: STBar Timer makes it easy to time yourself while working on your Mac

STBar Timer adds a timer to your menu bar so you can keep track of what you've been working on. The app has few options but works quickly and provides what for many will be a very useful accountability tool while working.

After downloading the DMG file, you can install the menu bar and it will remain there until you turn it off or tell the system to not start it with restarts. By default it shows a blank stopwatch. Click the clock and you can start, stop, or restart the timer. This is a very basic app, but … Read more

The 404 1, 313: Where there is no such thing as too much guacamole (podcast)

Leaked from today's 404 episode:

- Update to yesterday's story: Employer tipped police off to pressure cooker searches, not Google.

- Couple surprised to find new home filled with awesome TMNT memorabilia.

- Our favorite heartfelt scene from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, the movie.

- Haagen-Dazs stays classy with augmented-reality Concerto Timer app.

- Netflix tweak lets families split up viewing profiles.… Read more