Power2Go Essentials hits Version 9

Power2Go Essentials hits Version 9

On Tuesday, Cyberlink launched an updated release of Power2Go, a suite of burning utilities for Windows, exclusively on Download.com. Version 9 includes some basic burning features, in addition to added support for backing up photos and videos from sites like Vimeo, Facebook, Flickr, and YouTube.

Notable improvements and upgrades in this version include support for ripping audio CDs to high-quality, lossless FLAC formats, as well as DVD burning support from Flash Video (FLV) and MKV file types.

Though the basic Essential pack,... Read More »

Topics: Windows Software , Music And Audio

Tags: YouTube

Hardest Game Ever 2... even harder than the first

Hardest Game Ever 2... even harder than the first

Hardest Game Ever 2 for Android and iOS is a pack of several reaction- and time-based mini-challenges in the form of wacky, everyday activities. Such activities range from scooping ice cream to running to the bathroom without falling to your death.

Each play per mini-game requires a "star," the game's own currency. Think of it as an arcade credit. And yes, the game immediately starts to reek of a freemium model, but to its credit it's... Read More »

Topics: Android Software

Tags: Android , arcade

Opera 15 curates the Web

Opera 15 curates the Web

On Tuesday, Opera Software hit a new milestone with the final release of Opera browser for Windows and Mac. Highlights of this release include a complete migration over to the Chromium engine, as well as some new tools for improved content discovery.

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Topics: Windows Software , Browsers And Extensions , Mac Software

Tags: Opera , RSS , Chromium

Star Apps: Jim Rash and Nat Faxon

Star Apps: Jim Rash and Nat Faxon

Jim Rash and Nat Faxon have the creative synergy that collaborators kill for. Although Rash is famous for his Dean Pelton role on NBC's "Community" and Faxon, for starring on Fox's "Ben and Kate" as well as film roles in "Zookeeper," "Bad Teacher," and "Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story," when the two work together, it's Oscar-worthy. The two won an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for co-writing "The Descendants," in 2012.

Thankfully, the duo have joined... Read More »

Topics: Windows Software , Browsers And Extensions , Mac Software , Mobile Software , iOS Software , Music And Audio

Tags: Android , Star Apps , iOS

Top apps when you're working from home (WFH)

Top apps when you're working from home (WFH)

Working from home is a privilege, and in some cases, unavoidable. Here, in our San Francisco office, many commuters were hit hard by the recent Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) strikes, forcing those reliant on the public transportation service to be stranded at home. Luckily, working from home doesn't mean you have to be any less productive.

Here are some of our recommended apps to make sure that you stay focused and productive so that you can get the most out... Read More »

Topics: Windows Software , Mac Software

Tags: productivity , Cloud

Star Apps: American Idol Live! tour

Star Apps: American Idol Live! tour

Attention "American Idol" superfans: if you've been in major withdrawal since Candice Glover won Season 12 of Fox's blockbuster talent competition last May, you'll get your fix soon enough. On July 19, the American Idol Live! tour--a 30-stop national extravaganza, featuring the top 11 contestants--makes its way across the U.S. to a city near you. Expect to see Amber Holcomb, Angie Miller, Burnell Taylor, Candice Glover, Curtis Finch Jr, Devin Velez, Janelle Arthur, Kree Harrison, Lazaro Arbos, Paul Jolley, and... Read More »

Topics: Windows Software , Mac Software , Mobile Software , iOS Software , Social Networking , Music And Audio

Tags: Star Apps

Save San Francisco from mutant cheese and celebrate the DNA double helix

Save San Francisco from mutant cheese and celebrate the DNA double helix

Mutant Muensters are on the loose! Who do you turn to for help when killer cheese aims to destroy San Francisco? That is the question Genentech poses on the 60th anniversary of the discovery of the DNA double helix by Dr. Francis Crick and James D. Watson.

In Ralph's Killer Muenster (available for iPad) the game charges you, the user, to track down the runaway mutant cheese that escaped containment. The twist is the devious muenster... Read More »

Topics: iOS Software

Tags: iPhone , iOS , iPad , games

Transfer files between Android and OS X with Droid NAS

Transfer files between Android and OS X with Droid NAS

Before I bought a Macbook Air, I began to fear the hassles that could potentially come with sharing files between my other devices, particularly my Android phone. What's the easiest way to transfer files between my two most beloved devices? Droid NAS is one elegant solution.

Droid NAS lets you send files back and forth between your Mac and Android phone. The app makes this possible via Wi-Fi and the built-in Bonjour protocol inside OS X.

Download and launch Droid NAS... Read More »

Topics: Windows Software , Mac Software , Android Software

Tags: Android , Mac , wi-fi

Star Apps: Seth Green on Hipstamatic

Star Apps: Seth Green on Hipstamatic

Superstar Seth Green is perhaps best known for his work on "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," three "Austin Powers" films, "Party Monster," "Family Guy," and his Emmy Award-winning, stop-motion-animated series "Robot Chicken."

What many fans might not know is that Green, who will soon appear on-camera in the upcoming feature "The Identical," the upcoming miniseries "Delete," and on fall's Fox comedy series "Dads," is quite the pro behind the camera as well, as his online photo album demonstrates. Green... Read More »

Topics: Windows Software , Mac Software , iOS Software , Social Networking

Tags: Star Apps , Twitter , Instagram

Star Apps: Engadget's Tim Stevens

Star Apps: Engadget's Tim Stevens

Founded in 2004, award-winning tech blog Engadget has brought a lot of shiny and new aspirational gadgets and software into the light through the years. Tim Stevens--named "the nicest guy in tech" by "Fortune" magazine--has acted as the blog's editor-in-chief since 2011. Tim was gracious enough to share some of his latest and greatest software finds--for work and play--with Download.com readers.

What are your top five apps and why? 1. Gmail: I'd be lost without this app. There are some mail... Read More »

Topics: Windows Software , Mac Software , Mobile Software , Android Software , iOS Software , Social Networking

Tags: Star Apps , Gmail