Star Apps: Alex Karpovsky

Star Apps: Alex Karpovsky

Technology, software in particular, has taken us places never thought imaginable. So it wasn't surprising when a conversation about apps took a turn into a deeper dialogue about art, childhood, and deep-seated insecurities. The aforementioned discussion took place between Download.com and Alex Karpovsky, in late July, in San Francisco, while he was on a promotional tour for his film "Red Flag," a smart satire about...a moviemaker (Alex Karpovsky) on a promotional tour (his 2008 film "Woodpecker," following a brutal breakup).... Read More »

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

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McAfee updates Android security app, adding Free and Premium versions

McAfee updates Android security app, adding Free and Premium versions

On Tuesday, McAfee updated its Mobile Security app (now called McAfee Antivirus & Security) for Android and added several new features that include custom profile setups, improved analysis of data exposure, and backup operations over Wi-Fi.

These updates are added on top of Mobile Security's Basic free tier features like mobile antivirus, anti-theft, and backup services. McAfee aims to protect their users through both preventative and post-catastrophic measures, with added security features in the Premium service.

According to Ari Jaaksi,... Read More »

Topics: Security , Android Software

Tags: Android , McAfee

Star Apps: Hot Chelle Rae

Star Apps: Hot Chelle Rae

Hot Chelle Rae isn't a household name yet, but it's not for want of trying. The rockin' Nashville four-piece, best known for multi-platinum singles "Tonight Tonight" and "I Like It Like That," off their sophomore album "Whatever" (which guaranteed them a Best New Artist win in 2011), have toured with some of the biggest artists, from Demi Lovato to Taylor Swift. They're currently playing to tens of thousands of fans a night on the Justin Bieber "Believe Tour," which kicked... Read More »

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

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What's My Computer Doing?

What's My Computer Doing?

At the end of a sweltering wedding season, many of us may be familiar with that drunken guest who falls asleep at dinner and is startled awake later, exclaiming "What's going on? Where am I? ... Where are the cookies?"

Those hazy, existential queries of the inappropriately inebriated aren't much different than the plaintive cries of modern PC users. Amid a shifting landscape of services, processes, modules, add-ons, plug-ins, drivers, BHOs, and DLLs--new Windows and Mac users trying to learn... Read More »

Topics: Windows Software , Browsers And Extensions , Mac Software , Security , Tools Utilities And Drivers

Tags: utilities , CCleaner

Manga-fy yourself with Otaku Camera

Manga-fy yourself with Otaku Camera

While Bleach and One Piece go on hiatus, why not make your own manga-fied version of life in the meantime? Otaku Camera makes your photos look like an action scene from a Japanese comic. You can add headlines, crazy sound effects, and many other common effects from manga comics.

The free version includes a small number of general overlay effects, but more can be downloaded from the built-in App Store. You can also add featured... Read More »

Topics: Android Software

Tags: Android , photography , camera

Star Apps: Rob Kardashian

Star Apps: Rob Kardashian

If the Kardashians are America's first family, then Rob Kardashian is their golden boy. Since "Keeping up with the Kardashians" debuted in 2007 (just three and a half months after the iPhone!), millions have watched Rob grow from a 20-year-old college student in a relationship with ex-Cheetah girl Adrienne Bailon to a runner up on "Dancing with the Stars," and now a successful entrepreneur -- his Arthur George sock line is carried at Neiman Marcus stores, nationwide. On the... Read More »

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

Tags: Star Apps , Twitter , Instagram

Contactive is like a cheat sheet for incoming calls

Contactive is like a cheat sheet for incoming calls

Contactive is a caller ID contact overlay for Android that displays various information updates from callers.

Contactive acts and feels like an extension of the contacts or address book that exists within native Android 4.0. When you receive a call from a friend, Contactive will also pull up the caller's most recent online activity.

By default, Android's own native People app touches upon social network updates, but only within Google+ vs. Contactive's wider cast of Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, and... Read More »

Topics: Android Software

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Google Maps update brings new features and is now iPad-compatible

Google Maps update brings new features and is now iPad-compatible

Google Maps version 2.0 rolled out Wednesday morning, almost a week after the updated Android debut. The update finally brings G. Maps to the big(ger) screen, plus a plethora of welcome features. Here are some you should keep an eye out for.

1. Explore

It seems like the big G is butting heads with rivals, Yelp and Foursquare with its Explore function. Instead of inputting a destination, you can pull down... Read More »

Topics: Download Site News , Android Software , iOS Software , Navigation And Maps , Freeware

Tags: Android , iOS , Google , maps

Star Apps: Barenaked Ladies

Star Apps: Barenaked Ladies

Over a 25-year career, multi-platinum rock band Barenaked Ladies built a dedicated fanbase on the strength of such memorable singles as the Billboard No. 1 smash "One Week," "Pinch Me, "Brian Wilson," "If I Had $1,000,000," and "History of Everything" -- the theme song for the hit CBS series "The Big Bang Theory."

The Canadian rockers are currently celebrating their silver anniversary with the release of their 12th album, "Grinning Streak" (which debuted at No. 10 on the Billboard Top... Read More »

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

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Star Apps: 'The Bachelor' host, Chris Harrison

Star Apps: 'The Bachelor' host, Chris Harrison

How do you replicate the experience of love at first sight on a dating app? That's the obstacle that "The Bachelor/Bachelorette" host Chris Harrison, series creator Mike Fleiss, and Perceptual Networks founder Cheyenne Ehrlich, have attempted to overcome with the development of the new, aptly-titled dating app, At First Sight (iOS, Android).

To capture the real-time intimacy and connectivity (or lack thereof) of in-person dating, At First Sight relies on video-based profiles, precise questions, improved chat... Read More »

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

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