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Thursday April 19, 2018. 01:00 PM
If you looked at the lab ratings for Bitdefender Antivirus, it would be easy to assume that this software package nails its focus on malware protection. It received the highest possible detection scores from AV-TEST and AV Comparatives: 100 percent percent from AV-TEST for...
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Norton Security Deluxe offers malware protection and a lot more. While it’s not our top pick for fighting malware, this Deluxe edition is a good bargain for comprehensive antivirus and networking security. Beyond antivirus protection, it includes a highly configurable...
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ProtectWorks Antivirus for Mac doesn’t meet our basic bar for antivirus software. Not only did it perform badly in our spot test of known malware, but it wasn’t as good as its competition at detecting macOS and Windows malware in security research lab tests.To read this...
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Trend Micro’s Antivirus for Mac offers solid malware detection and deterrence in a simple package with a straightforward interface. AV-Test found in its testing that it detected 99.5 percent of macOS malware, over 95 percent of macOS potentially unwanted applications...
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Sold as a bundle with network-defense tool NetBarrier X9, Intego VirusBarrier X9 really does one thing: Scan your drives continuously as new files are added, unless you’ve set it to perform scans only on a schedule or when you trigger them manually.Intego made the choice...
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McAfee Total Protection is priced for home users as part of a suite licensed for up to 10 Macs and PCs for just $45 for the first year. Unfortunately, it doesn’t deliver enough at that price, much less its cost of $100 for subsequent years—especially compared to one of...
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The big friendly “You Are Protected” green checkmark on Avast Security Pro’s home screen is certainly a plausible statement. The software is a rare breath of fresh air in a sea of anti-virus products that haven’t worked hard enough to keep up to date with current...
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Sophos released its latest version of what it simply calls Sophos Home (free) and Sophos Home Premium (paid) just before we began testing, and as such it may have a leg up on competitors that have revisions in progress. As it stands, the set of features, cloud-based...
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Macs may be a far less tempting target for malware and viruses, but they’re not immune from attack. Even if you don’t care about adware or being used as a means to infect users on other platforms, it’s still possible to fall victim to ransomware, password theft, or...
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More bad news for Apple as Counterpoint research has released its estimates of quarterly smartphone market profit share numbers. Turns out Apple took only… let’s see…[squints at report]…86 percent of the profit in the smartphone market.Huh. Well, the horny one...
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Wednesday April 18, 2018. 06:16 PM
AirPods are cool. Sure, they look a little weird (and a bit like broken Q-Tips dangling from your ear canals), but they’re wildly convenient and they even sound amazing for what they are. Many of you already know this, but if you’ve simply held off from buying them...
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Whether you’re someone who likes your home frigid or toasty, a smart thermostat can help save you money on your bills. If you don’t have one yet, you’re in luck–the Nest Thermostat E is on sale for $109.99 on Woot today or while supplies last, a whopping 35 percent...
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You’re tapping along on your iPhone or iPad, and suddenly an ordinary letter or word gets replaced by something bizarre. We’re all used to autocorrect picking up weird expansions, which happens partly because Apple has introduced machine learning into how it predicts...
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It was minor news last week: In another step along the transition to 64-bit apps, Apple began warning users of 32-bit apps that these apps would need to be updated or they will stop running. The warning was news, but this is actually a story long in the making. Last year,...
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We like the color-tunable bulb best, but all three are good values.
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Police and other law-enforcement agencies now have inexpensive access to a hacking device that can crack iPhone and iPad passwords in a matter of minutes. First reported in early March by Forbes, GrayKey, from a company called Grayshift, is designed for turn-key cracking of...
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With massive device support and a simple interface, it’s hard to beat SmartThings to anchor your smart home.
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Tuesday April 17, 2018. 11:45 PM
Apple could start its own subscription news service. What’s it like to use an external graphics card with a Mac? Could a cheaper HomePod be coming soon? We also feature your comments and questions for Leif Johnson, Roman Loyola, Dan Masaoka, and Michael Simon in the...
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Chances are your computer is home to some sensitive files you'd rather not have the world privy to. So, it pays to make sure that your private information stays private. Hider 2 allows you to do just that by giving you the ability to hide and encrypt individual files and...
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Opera has announced that it will be shutting down its VPN app on April 30, but is offering users discounted subscriptions to SurfEasy Total and Ultra plans.
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