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Kundli for Windows review

Kundli for Windows provides a detailed description of your horoscope and other astrological items with its functional application. The straightforward design makes Kundli uncomplicated but may be hard to understand if you aren't well versed in astrology.

Pros

Detailed results: Kundli for Windows quickly generates a large report on your astrological status and horoscope. We found the information about chakras, general predictions, and other significant details to be entertaining. Our final report contained 36 pages of information.

Cons

Outdated interface: Kundli has the standard gray window that was popular in the past, and the only image located within the … Read more

Wondershare DVD Slideshow Builder Deluxe review

Wondershare DVD Slideshow Builder Deluxe takes your photos, videos, and audio tracks and transforms them into DVD presentations. It offers hundreds of transitions, effects, and clipart graphics with which you can create a compelling slideshow that you can then turn into a DVD or export as a file or YouTube video format.

Pros

Ideal for inexperienced users: Wondershare DVD Slideshow Builder Deluxe does not require any intensive user input, just the basic importing of photos, videos, and audio. The application guides you all the way to DVD burning and file exporting.

Wide personalization options: The personalization stage is the application'… Read more

Name your own price coding bundle at Udemy

We're doing something a little different this week. Instead of the usual software deal, we've partnered with StackSocial to bring you some of the best coding classes on popular online learning platform Udemy. The price? You decide. The best part is that 10 percent of your purchase will go to the charity of your choice. This deal is available through StackSocial.

Learn how to be a Web developer, design your own Web site, or just improve your coding skills with these lectures, videos, and tutorials. Beat the average price (currently $14.66), and you'll get all eight … Read more

1Password for Mac review

1Password for Mac lets you keep all of your log-ins in one place, so you'll never have to worry about forgetting passwords again. And all of the information you enter into this app is protected by a master password, which means you won't have to worry about unauthorized access, either.

Pros

Browser integration: When you install the browser extensions that work with this app, you can store your log-in information as you enter it into each new site. You can also access stored credit card information and profiles to facilitate completing online forms.

Master password recovery: This program … Read more

Opera Coast review

Opera Coast is an alternative Web browser for your iOS device that features an innovative interface as well as some handy add-ons. With this app, you can access all of your favorite sites quickly by creating tiles for them, as well as browse the Internet the same way you always have.

Pros

Cool interface: When you first open this app, you'll see a few pages of tiles representing popular Web sites like YouTube, ESPN, Wikipedia, The Weather Channel, and more. You can add your own favorites to these, as well, so you can access them with one tap on … Read more

Dr.Web Anti Virus for Android (Free) review

Dr.Web Anti Virus for Android (Free) offers basic malware protection that includes a real-time scanner for downloaded files, but lacks the more advanced anti-spam and anti-theft features of the paid version. Even so, it proves to be a useful and reliable security app.

Pros

Multiple scanning modes: Dr.Web Anti Virus for Android (Free) features a Quick Scan, a Full Scan, and a Custom Scan for examining a specific file or folder, a feature not provided by other mainstream mobile antivirus apps. All scanning modes prove thorough and relatively speedy, a Quick Scan for apps lasting only 35 seconds … Read more

Quick Web Search review

Quick Web Search is a browser specially optimized for searching specific terms online, and it opens ready to receive your search criteria. With this browser, you don't have to repeatedly tap search boxes to bring up the keyboard or remove previous entries, making searching the Web easier than ever.

The interface of this app is straightforward, with a search box in the middle of the screen when you first open it, and a keyboard already displayed on the screen. Just type in your search term, and hit "Go," and you'll be taken to a page displaying … Read more

EverClip review

Designed for the popular note-taking app Evernote, EverClip (Web Clipper) proves a handy app to have, but could do with some interface and accessibility improvements. Still, it remains one of the better Web clippers for Android.

Pros

Works: You can clip content either by saving text or graphics to the clipboard, or more conveniently, by sharing URLs to EverClip and then using the app's clumsy yet functional clipping frame to select what you want to save. While the process isn't as straightforward as it could have been if this app was a browser extension, it does work.

Clipboard … Read more

WEB to PDF review

As a handy add-on for the powerful UC Browser, WEB to PDF does a good job of converting most pages and saving them to your device. However, it runs into problems when dealing with more sophisticated layouts and doesn't let you exclude ads or images.

Pros

Easy to use and practical: WEB to PDF can be accessed through the add-ons icon at the end of your URL field and converts pages with just three taps, handling average pages with more text than images in less than a minute.

Fairly accurate: It performs an accurate conversion of most pages, conserving … Read more

Google speeds WebP image format, brings animation support to Chrome

Google has built a new version of its WebP software into Chrome to let browsers display its image format 25 percent faster, the company said Friday.

The better performance new libwebp 0.4.0 is part of Google's general effort to speed up the Web, and the new software also uses less memory and fixes an issue that had blocked Google from supporting animated WebP images. The updated WebP support is built into the version of Chrome that's currently in beta.

Animated GIF images, popular on sites such as Tumblr and Imgur, are the last remaining holdout for … Read more