Do-it-yourself home security options seem to be growing more numerous by the day, and we've tested a lot of them. None of them have left us quite as impressed as SimpliSafe. With its wide variety of easy-to-install sensors, SimpliSafe protects your home in a way that's comprehensive and yet also remarkably user-friendly. The system is totally wireless and designed to keep running even if the power gets cut, and unlike most other DIY security kits, SimpliSafe features both live monitoring and a cellular backup. If something's amiss at home, you can count on your system to keep … Read more
Keep Safe strips out the ads, busy menus, and excess features to offer a clean, easy-to-use, and very fast hidden storage app for your iPhone. Because of this, it immediately trumps the majority of apps in this category, offering something without any gimmicks or tricks for hiding your images -- just a PIN number and hidden folders. More importantly it includes vital features that many other vault apps leave out, such as restoration and sharing tools.
When you open Keep Safe for the first time you are prompted to create a PIN number for the app, and then asked if … Read more
Like Angie's List and other reputation services, WOT is powered by individuals with real-world experiences to share. WOT for Firefox places WOT's trust meter between Firefox's address bar and search bar for instantaneous feedback about the Web sites you visit. It turns from green to yellow to red as the danger increases and displays site ratings when you click it. You can also share your experiences and views through your free WOT account and social media options.
WOT for Firefox runs not only in Firefox but also Firefox-based browsers; even 64-bit Cyberfox. During the setup process, we … Read more
WOT for IE applies the Web of Trust's user-based ratings systems to Internet Explorer. When you browse to a questionable site, WOT for IE's toolbar icon changes from green to yellow to red, based on the site's reputation. That reputation is based on feedback by actual visitors and shared through the Web of Trust, a free, community-based online rating service. It does for Web sites what Angie's List does for plumbers; sort the trustworthy from the unreliable, the incompetent, and the scammers. WOT's social features let you read feedback shared by other users and contribute … Read more
Feature packed: LiveSafe comes at a hefty 170MB, but given its coverage, that's no surprise. It comes with antivirus, spyware protection, built-in firewall, and home network protection. Cross-device protection is available for both Android and iOS.
Beyond Malware: McAfee has also packed in storage and management tools, including a password manager, device management console, and protective measures against phishing attacks.
Multiplatform: Once installed properly, SafeKey works cross-browser, provided that you have the extension installed.
Fragmentation: McAfee offers separate services and experiences without many breadcrumbs to inform users of each other's existence. Device management could have been … Read more
The blog post, first spotted by Cult of Mac, says users with affected drives can either make an appointment with an Apple Genius at an Apple retail store to get the drive replaced, or go to any one of the company's authorized service providers.
Apple also warns these users not to download any new operating systems, and urges people to back up their data … Read more
KeePass Password Safe Professional Portable stores secure (i.e., long) passwords and cryptographic keys in a secure database and recalls them with a single master password or key-disk (such as a USB drive). With KeePass, you no longer need to memorize long alphanumeric passwords, or, worse, keep using the same unsecure, easy-to-remember passwords. KeePass Portable is just like the installed version, only it runs from a thumb drive or similar device without installation. It's a great way to back up your KeePass Pro installation since you can open and view your password database on any compatible PC (Windows 98 … Read more
Mobicip is an integrated browser with deep parental controls that can replace the browsing tools on your child's iOS device. Because it actively replaces Safari, YouTube and the App Store, it allows parents to more strictly monitor and control what children can access from their mobile devices, a tool that while not lacking in iOS, is often underused in most apps.
When you start Mobicip for the first time, you'll be prompted to create an account, which will allow you to monitor and control access to content through the app. After creating the account, you are prompted to … Read more
Smart Safe is a fantastic collection of privacy tools for the iOS platform that allows you to ensure your data and personal files never get seen by anyone without explicit access. It offers the standard photo protection tools, but goes further with numerous save options, credit card storage, and password storage options.
When you open Smart Safe, you'll be prompted to set a password in one of a few different ways -- choose the one that you are most likely to remember and then confirm it before choosing a secondary password for your credit cards. You can then start … Read more
Kids Net Safe for Mac offers a solid solution for keeping children from viewing inappropriate material during their online sessions. This colorful browser performs adequately and is loaded with appealing graphics and content.
The Web browser opens into an initial page with a prompt for the user to share their experience using the program via Facebook or Twitter. Once this is acknowledged or dismissed, the next page is a child-friendly one with fun graphics and bright colors. Along the browser's top, Kids Net Safe for Mac places an advertisement bar, as well as two links to return to the … Read more