Mobile Active Defense wants to bolster your email security—if you're willing to watch endless tutorial videos. The purpose behind MAD is to help catch and filter malware, phishing scams and other unsavory attacks on your inbox, only letting "pure mail" (their term) through. It does an admirable job of doing so and might be recommended [...]
Articles and Reviews by Derek Walter
Derek is a freelance writer whose work primarily covers technology. After writing for AppCraver, he founded The App Planet, a site dedicated to mobile apps from all platforms. He is also a regular contributor to RedOrbit.com.
Even if you were not a fan of the movie, James Cameron's Avatar is an outstanding game that takes advantage of the strengths of the iPhone/iPod touch platform or the iPad platform in a separate app. The virtual joypad control was among the best I have used. Gameloft is to be commended for really taking [...]
With HippoRemote Pro, your iPhone controls your computer like a wireless mouse and keyboard. There are other remote control apps, but this is the best.
TapDo goes beyond the traditional to-do checklist to bring more robust features for task management. TapDo will appeal to those who like to organize their tasks into a system of files and aggregate them by due date. There are plenty of different ways to label and categorize tasks in TapDo, so if this is an [...]
FanFeedr attempts to give a Twitter-like information stream of sports scores and news articles to make your fan experience more social. FanFeedr ditches the standard formula of just displaying scores and sports news. Instead the user is invited to make comments, share articles with friends, and contribute to trending interesting articles. FanFeedr is free for [...]
Vopium is one of a group of apps that uses a Wi-Fi connection to make and receive phone calls and text messages. It is a good concept—the more one can avoid AT&T's spotty network, the better. Plus any calls made over the Internet don't incur minutes against a calling plan. AT&T's recent lifting of its [...]
ContactsPlus XL dresses up the iPhone's contacts list to make it more appealing with additional features. Although many iPhone users can probably get along fine with the plain vanilla services of the iPhone's built-in contacts app, the additional features in ContactsPlus XL are nice and give more flexibility for streamlining one's address book. In fact, anyone with [...]
Apple set up some pretty high expectations with its promise of a "revolutionary and magical" device. Based on our experience and most reviews the iPad meets many of its lofty expectations. iPad is the first mobile device that comes close to being a laptop replacement. Understanding the internals becomes important to either help troubleshoot your [...]
With iPad 3G scheduled for release April 30 prospective buyers will need to decide if they want to hold out for the 3G version or decide if a Wi-Fi-only iPad is their preferred option. Today's iPad FAQ addresses the main issues in making that decision.
The iPad is spectacular at many things. If your experience is like mine you will find that it is great for surfing the web, reading eBooks, watching movies and TV shows, playing games, and light document creation. But given that this product is probably a bit ahead of its time, and manufactured by Apple, it [...]
If you want an excellent math formula and calculator tool, download Math Pro. It is a very useful combination of math formulas and calculators that will help anyone tackling about fifth-grade level math and above. There is a good reason Math Pro has its name. It tackles algebra, geometry, probability, statistics, trigonometry and calculus. There [...]
Belly Bums - When you think of beach volleyball, typically the image that comes to mind is athletic, toned players diving for the ball in the sand. Prepare for that image to be demolished with Belly Bums. Instead, the game's characters look like The Biggest Loser contestants—week 1 and without shirts. The game certainly has [...]
Monster RPG 2 seeks to bring retro, role-playing style to your iPhone. The atmosphere for the game is great and really captures the spirit of older video games. But too many interface issues keep this from being a true hit. The plot of the game is pretty much standard RPG stuff: you must take a [...]
Moxier Wallet - To be on the web today means to acquire dozens of usernames and passwords for accessing data. And many people get lazy and use the same password for every site, which can put some of your content at risk. If someone gets a hold of your username and password for one site, [...]
Bella Boo won't be winning any beauty contests. But she will keep you entertained with a pretty fun and addicting game. As Bella Boo the zombie fairy, you must battle a series of floating creatures, demons, and other evil forces who have invaded your cozy homeland of Dark Wood. You do this by encircling them [...]