When you're an actress as inimitable as Julie Newmar, of course you have a rose, a day lily, and an orchid named in your honor. In 1995 she also inspired (and made a cameo appearance in) "To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar." Best known for playing Catwoman on the "Batman" TV series, Newmar will appear as part of the California Independent Film Festival's screening of "To Wong Foo." I chatted with Julie Newmar about her most iconic roles, working with the late Robin Williams, her chemistry with Adam West, the … Read more
The GoToMeeting mobile app makes online voice and video meetings easy by allowing you to quickly join them and supporting all operating systems and devices. Although this version finally adds video support, it still lacks some of the key features of the computer and iPad applications.Pros
Excellent performance and uptime: Our experience with GoToMeeting confirmed the many positive reviews about performance and uptime that Google Play reviewers have given it. The audio quality is good, especially if you use a mic and headphones, the video is fluid, and presentations and other attendees' screens display smoothly, without glitches or other … Read more
IVONA Text-to-Speech HQ replaces your Android device's text-to-speech voice with a variety of high-quality synthesized voices for a variety of languages and regions. The Web-based app and its voices are free while in beta development. IVONA includes instructions for changing your Android device's text-to-speech options, and help and video tutorials also are available.Pros
Many voices, one device: IVONA includes speech engines for American, Australian, British, and Welsh English, as well as Spanish, Polish and many other languages and accents. Most of IVONA's voices are female, but at least one male voice (Italian) is available.
Natural accents: … Read more
Circus Ponies Notebook for Mac is a versatile system to help you organize and keep track of your notes for work and personal projects. You can keep different notebooks for separate projects, and you can choose to start your notebook completely from scratch or with an appropriate category list in place.Pros
Templates: When you start a new notebook, you can choose from several different templates that will make organizing your ideas and information that much easier. Options are organized into categories like General, Professional, Education, and Project, and specific templates exist for anything from writing a book or novel … Read more
Things for Mac is a convenient program for organizing the important things in your life, whether work-related or personal in nature. You can add tags to each task to make it easier to find them later on, and you can find a list of archived tasks in your Logbook.Pros
Great interface: This app features a smooth and streamlined interface that makes adding and managing your tasks as straightforward as possible. There is a Quick-Add button on every screen, so you don't have to stop what you're doing to jot down another note. And you can archive completed … Read more
Any.do is a popular free to-do list manager for Android that combines voice recognition, day planner, calendar, folder browser, missed calls, and more features inside a clean, easy-to-read interface. Using Any.do is a pleasant experience, from the Getting Started animation to the tutorials in the Help menu. You can sign in to Any.do with Facebook or Google, create a new account, or skip registration.Pros
Speak and be heard: Voice recognition not only makes Any.do easy to use on the fly, it makes it far more likely you'll record a task, plan, or event.
Someday: … Read more
With Wunderlist's free app on your Android device and a free Wunderlist account, you can manage your life, boost productivity, collaborate with friends and co-workers, sync data, and more. Wunderlist creates Lists of Tasks under any category, such as Work, Home, or Shopping, in a smooth, well-designed interface.Pros
Wanderlust: Multi-platform capability lets you take Wunderlist with you on Android, Windows, Kindle, iOS, iPhone, or iPad devices. The Wunderlist Web site is widely compatible with popular browsers, too.
You're invited: Invite your friends to collaborate by joining one of your lists or through Twitter or Facebook.
Support center: … Read more
This week Facebookers unearthed a Zuckasaurus, eBayers learned their info was exposed, Apple fans spread iOS 8 rumors, and a flock of new releases landed on the Internet. Read on for our recap, and to get the latest product reviews and updates from our editors in your inbox, subscribe to our weekly newsletters.Threatdown
On Thursday Facebook announced two new privacy features. First, the default setting for new users will be to share posts with friends only. Current users can, of course, make that same choice in the Settings menu. Second, in the next few weeks, Facebook will introduce a … Read more
Microsoft no longer supports Windows XP, an OS still used by approximately 20-25% of Windows customers. That means one in four PC users must upgrade to a more secure, supported version of Windows or risk their un-updated, un-patched version of Windows XP catching a virus or other Internet bug. As a rule of thumb, we always recommend upgrading your OS and then updating it as often as possible to protect your system. If you're switching to a new OS, read how to migrate easily from Windows XP. However, if you're a die-hard who wants to keep a Windows … Read more
While many apps are starting to display in-line media (showing content of a link without opening a new window), this capability isn't omnipresent across Android. Instead, when catching up on one of your feeds, like Twitter, you have to click the link, and then wait for it to load in Chrome. Link Bubble is an app that seeks to bridge the gap between your apps and the Web by letting you queue up a link to read when you're finished catching up on social media or RSS feeds. It's similar to when you open tabs in the … Read more