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Kaspersky Internet Security 2015 review

Kaspersky Internet Security 2015 is an all-in-one security suite with improved design, faster scan times, and protection for online activity.

Pros

Fantastic redesign: Kaspersky Internet Security's new look and feel are stunning. The four primary tools (Scan, Update, Safe Money, and Parental Controls) are now in a cleaner, more palatable two-by-two grid. When you mouse over a module, it lights up with a subtle color and pops up as you hover. The changes aren't just skin deep; Kaspersky has polished the entire flow down to the most granular options. This elegant new experience builds on Kaspersky's already … Read more

Webroot SecureAnywhere Internet Security Complete review

Webroot SecureAnywhere Internet Security Complete is the fully unlocked SecureAnywhere experience. Besides offering virus scanning and password management, it features secure delete and online storage.

Pros

Informative design: Webroot uses colors to indicate the protection status of products. Green stands for fully protected, orange represents a warning state, and red indicates a critical vulnerability. For example, disabling the real-time shield pulls up a caption notification and immediately puts the Webroot SecureAnywhere state into the red.

Lightweight: Webroot's complete installation takes up only 1MB. AntiVirus doesn't take a very noticeable toll on your system, even for full scans: A … Read more

Webroot SecureAnywhere AntiVirus review

Webroot SecureAnywhere is a blazing-fast malware scanner that offers protection from phishing attacks, software hijacks, and more.

Pros

Excellent design: Webroot uses colors to indicate the protection status of products. Green stands for fully protected, orange represents a warning state, and red indicates a critical vulnerability. For example, disabling the real-time shield pulls up a caption notification and immediately puts the Webroot SecureAnywhere state into the red, making it difficult for others to hijack and disable the antivirus software unnoticed.

Lightweight: Webroot's complete installation takes up around 1MB of space. The AntiVirus version doesn't take a very noticeable … Read more

Intego VirusBarrier X8 for Mac review

Intego VirusBarrier X8 for Mac builds a line of defense against viruses, Trojans, and other forms of malware online and offline, having the capability to do both on-demand and scheduled scanning. Overall, it's a potent antivirus, but not the most accessible.

Pros

Minimalistic and intuitive interface: Intego VirusBarrier X8 takes out the difficulty of configuring and using a malware protection software -- you can just drag and drop folders you want to scan to the left side panel of the application's main interface. All the essential settings for real-time scanning and scheduled scanning are available at the bottom … Read more

iTools (OS X) for Mac review

iTools (OS X) for Mac enhances PowerPC-based Macs with Apache Web servers, OpenSSL libraries, and a Perl interpreter, and also adds support for the webDAV and FTP protocols. One thing to note is that this freeware is written exclusively for PowerPCs and not Intel computers, meaning it will not run on modern hardware without some sort of an emulator like Rosetta.

Pros

Straightforward setup: Following an installation wizard that requires both an administrative password and a restart, iTools (OS X) for Mac asks you to provide a remote server URL, a username, and a password.

Easy log-in: The app integrates … Read more

Live for Mac review

Live for Mac stands out as an excellent audio production and recording software that packs all the essential features you'd expect from an application of its kind and comes with a multitude of instruments, sound effects, kits, and loops.

Pros

Arrangement and Session views: These two ways to work with Live for Mac offer noticeable convenience: The Arrangement view for recording and mixing music has the usual look and controls of other music production software, while the Session view is great for playing live music or doing improvisations. Shortcut keys enable you to easily access the different functions available.… Read more

Mac Screen Recorder Studio for Mac review

A feature-rich screencasting application, Mac Screen Recorder Studio offers reliable screen capturing and video editing functions through an easy-to-use interface. It can help you make video tutorials, training videos, demonstrations, and presentations.

Pros

Full-featured video software tool: Mac Screen Record Studio acts as a full-fledged video software that does not only record your Mac's screen or videos captured with your computer's camera, but also edits video files saved on your hard drive.

Clean interface: The compact interface makes it easy for you to access different functions without having to dig down into menus or tabs. You will see … Read more

Battery Defender review

By disabling your Wi-Fi or data networks when you're not using your phone, Battery Defender keeps your Android device's battery charged longer. Maintaining a network connection uses more power than it needs to, so temporarily disabling connections while you sleep or when your screen goes blank reduces battery drain without impacting your phone service. You can customize how and when Battery Defender goes into action. Infolife's Battery Defender is free with ads.

Pros

Stay in charge: There's no mystery about Battery Defender: Turning off Wi-Fi or data when your phone or tablet is idle reduces the … Read more

DoNotTrackMe review

DoNotTrackMe's free Android app protects you from security breaches and data theft by blocking Web sites' ability to track your device and location. It also creates masked email addresses that let you send and receive emails without disclosing your actual address. You need to create an account to use DoNotTrackMe, but that's free, too, and only asks for your email address and a password.

Pros

Getting Started, FAQs, and Support: A handy intro and a variety of tutorials help files and other resources explain how to use DoNotTrackMe and help you customize it to your needs.

Masked device: … Read more

Earthquake -- American Red Cross review

Learn about earthquake disasters and how to prepare for them with the free Earthquake app for Android by the American Red Cross. It helps you plan and prepare not just for earthquakes but the other disasters that follow them, too. Alerts and notifications keep you informed before, during, and after earthquake events. You can also learn all about earthquakes and their history and then quiz yourself on the knowledge.

Pros

Be prepared: If you live in an earthquake-prone area, get this app. If you're not sure if you live in an earthquake-prone zone, get this app.

Shelters: This app … Read more