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Review: Norton holds your files for safekeeping with Zone

Norton Zone is a cloud-based storage service that lets you access and sync your files from any device. The free service gives you 5GB of storage space, which is equivalent to or more than rival services like Google Drive or Dropbox.

Setting up the app was easy enough: You can quickly sign up or sign in with your Zone account and a brief tutorial will guide you through how to add files to your Zone folder, which should be more or less the same as adding folders in a native manner. These files are then accessible from the Web or … Read more

Review: Norton Identity Safe is an exceptional security tool for your iOS device

Norton Identity Safe is one of the most advanced and easy-to-use password management tools on the App Store to date, enabling you to track, manage, and keep safe your passwords while on the go. With a smartly designed interface, cloud storage of your passwords, and encryption to ensure they all remain safe wherever you go, this is a very useful app, especially for people who travel or use third-party computers frequently.

To use Norton Identity Safe, you'll need multiple passwords. First, you'll need a Norton account, which you may already have if you use Norton Antivirus or any … Read more

Review: Optimize your phone's performance using Norton Mobile Utilities

Norton Mobile Utilities combines the feature of a battery manager, RAM booster, and other utilities into one cool package. However, to get extended battery life and additional features you need to upgrade to the full version, but luckily the free app includes enough features to match other all-in-one utility apps.

When you use this app for the first time, it will try to automatically forward your usage stats to Norton. Make sure you deselect that option if you don't want this to happen. The app gives you plenty of stats about how your phone is using its battery, memory, … Read more

Symantec brings new Insights to Mobile Security

On Wednesday, Symantec released a new version update to Norton Mobile Security. The main focus of this release highlights Symantec's goal to prevent apps from leaking private data.

With this version comes the debut of Norton Mobile Insights, the byproduct of a massive endeavor to analyze over 4 million popular apps across various app stores to determine whether an app puts users' personal data at risk. "The issue of privacy is a complex and evolving one, for both consumers and developers," said Con Mallon, Symantec's Senior Director and product manager. Mallon believes that users are starting … Read more

Review: FAR Manager helps you view and manage files and folders

If you are tired of drag-and-drop file manipulation in the Windows' GUI, then FAR Manager, with its command line and DOS-like interface for file creation and editing is for you. The program downloads easily and is free to use.

As a text-based application, FAR Manager allows the user to manipulate files by renaming them, moving them from directory to directory, and opening them in another window. You can also delete files, create new files, or edit certain files by clicking on them. Most users won't find the interface intuitive, but that is to be expected. If you are used … Read more

Read: Norton Zone's cloud storage offers all style, no speed

Norton Zone offers a stylish cloud storage solution with plenty of space, but it could be faster. It runs neck and neck with names like Dropbox and Google Drive in terms of features. Its performance is just as smooth and it works on plenty of different gadgets. However, it's not as fast or as flexible as its rivals, which is a major downfall.

Norton Zone makes you sign up for an account during the install process, but it doesn't take long. Once you have one, you can manage your files over the Web, and on your smartphone or … Read more

Norton Mobile Security Lite for Android 2.5.0.378 Review

With the emergence of malware for smartphones, using a protection program is quickly becoming a necessity. Norton Mobile Security Lite for Android is a good option with several useful features for phone security.

The Lite version of the program comes free of charge, but payment of $14.99 for a one-year subscription unlocks additional features such as backup, call blocking, and web protection. Installation of the Lite version was seamless and completed quickly. Technical support was available from the developer for problems as well as updates. Upon startup, the user must accept a licensing agreement and can either sign in … Read more

Get Norton AntiVirus 2013 (3 PCs) free after rebate

Funny thing about Symantec's security programs: Lots of people still hate them. Like, really hate them. I guess the bloated, sluggish, more-harm-than-good versions of yesteryear were enough to turn some users off Symantec forever, even though the products have improved dramatically in the past several years.

Indeed, several of the company's Norton tools are perennial award-winners, and have been since the early days of Windows 7. And yet I know that at least some readers will see this deal and write, "Norton AntiVirus? No way, never again."

More on that in a bit. For now, Newegg … Read more

Crave giveaway: Symantec's Norton 360 Multi-Device suite

Congrats to Jonathan P. of Lawton, Okla., for winning an Element Case Sector 5 for the iPhone and a Joule II for the iPad in last week's giveaway. Now, some good news and some bad news. First, the bad: It's getting to be that time of year when online holiday-related scams proliferate faster than big-box deals. The good? This week's giveaway is here to help.

We're giving away a copy of Symantec's new Norton 360 Multi-Device security suite. A couple of months back, CNET highly recommended Norton 360. The Multi-Device version of the software simultaneously … Read more

Get Norton AntiVirus 2013 3-user edition free after rebate

Arguably the only thing worse than a sick Cheapskate (which I am) is a sick PC. That's why it's important to run reliable antivirus software, as the last thing you want is an infection.

There are plenty of good free utilities that will get the job done, but to my thinking, why not get the commercial-grade stuff if you can?

For a limited time, Newegg has Norton AntiVirus 2013 3-user edition for free. That's after redeeming a $45 mail-in rebate (PDF), which comes in the form of prepaid debit card.

Also available: Norton 360 Premier 2013 3-user for $9.99Read more