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Cookie Viewer review

Cookie Viewer lets you see what cookies are on your computer, when they were created, and when they expire, along with other useful data. With this app in place, you'll never have to wonder what cookies could be lurking on your computer, and you can easily remove any that you choose.

The interface for this app is not flashy, but it gets the job done. There is also a Help feature that contains a lot of good information and can really give you an idea of how to get the most out of the program. When you're ready … Read more

Review: PDF-XChange Viewer lets you view and save files in PDF format

PDF-XChange Viewer provides a host of useful features to go along with superior functionality in letting you view and mark up PDFs with ease. The software will open PDFs saved on your computer or you can download them directly with the app. Navigating the PDF once its open is straightforward, as well, and there are many navigation and editing tools available on the toolbar across the top of the window.

The interface of this app provides a lot of versatility without over-complicating the layout. Just about every tool you need for marking up and viewing your PDF is displayed at … Read more

Review: PhotoScape X for Mac is a solid replacement for built-in photo viewing apps

PhotoScape X for Mac is a photo viewing and editing tool for Mac that provides many of the same tools as iPhoto, but in a separate interface that was often faster in our tests than the native app. While not as feature rich or as integrated with OS X as Apple's native photo viewer, PhotoScape X offers a suite of tools that makes photo viewing much easier.

Installation of PhotoScape X took only a few moments and the app loaded immediately. After setting the theme and switching to the photo viewer, the app was able to load all of … Read more

Review: Create and edit PDFs with our favorite freeware, Foxit Reader

Foxit Reader is one of the best free PDF tools available. It's a full-featured PDF solution that can open, edit, print, sign, and, yes, create fully compatible PDFs. It's fast, light, secure, and easy on system resources; yet it leaves nothing out. It integrates with context menus in Windows (XP to 8) as your default PDF tool, but Foxit Reader works alongside other PDF software, including Adobe Reader. But Foxit is no Adobe clone; in fact, many users prefer it to Adobe and other PDF programs, free or not. Recent updates to Foxit Reader 6 include improved support … Read more

Review: doctape Viewer centralizes document viewing and management on iOS

doctape Viewer is a multiformat file viewer that works with both local and cloud stored files on your iPhone. The result is a very well made, easy-to-use centralized tool that can access, save, and share just about any type of file you have on any of your cloud storage systems, all of it optimized for iOS 7 to run quickly and smoothly.

doctape doesn't require you to set up a new account when you first open it. Everything is stored locally, and while you do need to log in to each cloud service you plan on using, the process … Read more

Review: Edit and manage large photo collections with ACDSee 16

ACDSee 16 is the latest version of this pro-class photo editor and collection manager. It's compatible with previous ACD Systems releases and comes with a database upgrade wizard. ACDSee 16 continues to emphasize ease of use and customer service. It still makes it easy to post and share images online, but it adds new features like the Info Palette, which collects and displays image data in one convenient spot; the Reverse Geocode feature for adding geotags; the Lens Blur tool for creating realistic bokeh effects; and Tilt-Shift for transforming images into simulated miniature scale models. Extras include slideshow, wallpaper, … Read more

61 percent of Americans say they'll work during vacations

It's not easy to use your keyboard when you've just slathered oodles of Factor 30 over your rotund body.

It's not easy to focus on sales figures and online ad rate projections when you're sipping a local concoction and talking surfing with an instructor who says his name is Fabio.

Yet the majority of Americans are accepting that there's one thing they will have to do on their summer vacations: juggle pleasure with work.

I am grateful to an annual study performed on behalf of TeamViewer which, stunningly, is a company that pays for its … Read more

Review: Mobile Document Viewer (Free) is an ad-heavy, basic reader app

If you just need to view (not edit) documents, Office Documents Viewer is a free download that lets you read just about any sort of Office file. It's ad-heavy, but it certainly works in a pinch.

The most prominent aspect of the reader is that it sticks animated ads in any file you try to read with it. They usually don't get in the way, but it's still annoying. Office Documents Viewer displays text and HTML files smoothly, but it has to convert other files before they show up. This can take a long time if the … Read more

Review: View backup information on your iPhone or iPod using iBackup Viewer for Mac

Users with a Mac computer and several mobile Apple devices may want a way to track them from their Mac. iBackup Viewer for Mac is a simple application used to monitor information on an iPhone or iPod.

iBackup Viewer for Mac is available as a free application, but does have a button that solicits donations to the developer. Fortunately, there were no unexpected problems associated with download and installation. The program did not have any instruction or tutorials, but its menu was easy to interpret without them. At startup, the computer does not require any additional configuration and simply loads … Read more

Pirate trolling and WWDC scholarships: The Week in Downloads

Every week, we compile the best new reviews, products, and features from the software catalog and blog, package them up in a tidy little newsletter, and e-mail it out to all of our lovely subscribers.

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Top Download News and Features

Microsoft launches a public beta for its new Facebook app for Windows Phone 8 Game … Read more