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MovieScanner for Mac review

MovieScanner for Mac shows you the audio and video attributes of your movies and clips in a straightforward list. This small utility comes free of charge and is extremely basic, offering little in terms of features. Still, it lets you easily add files and folders, as well as search files by name with live filtering.

When launched, MovieScanner for Mac presents you with a very minimal interface that consists of a single toolbar and a space for a list of items. There is no menu system or app preference menu. Once you add some movies, you will be able to … Read more

Pic Scanner review

Pic Scanner lets you scan multiple photos at once, crop and enhance them, add effects, and then save them or share them with friends. Whether you have tons of old family photos you want to preserve, or you need copies of your last vacation pics, this app makes converting those images to digital quick and straightforward.

As soon as you open the app, the camera is ready to go. You can take shots of individual photos, or you can line up multiple photos and shoot them all at once. Once you've taken the shot, you'll see a preview … Read more

QR Code Reader and Scanner review

QR Code Reader and Scanner scans and translates any barcode or QR code, keeps track of the items you've scanned, and lets you create your own. No matter where you are or what you're trying to scan, this handy app will quickly recognize the code, capture it, and provide all relevant data associated with it.

When you open the app, you'll see a toolbar across the bottom of the screen that provides access to the various app features. To scan an item, just tap the QR code icon in the middle of this toolbar, and the camera … Read more

Avast Internet Security 2014 review

Avast Internet Security is the second-highest-tier product in Avast's security line. In addition to its flagship malware scanner, Avast Internet Security throws in improved firewall support, email scanners, and mobile-payment security.

Pros

Noninvasive: Avast does what it can to stay out of your way while it runs scans on your machine. As with the Free and Pro versions, Avast Internet Security enlists its community of users to whitelist Web sites and alert you to suspicious or untrustworthy places via Community IQ. Avast also includes Do Not Track integration in its browser add-on.

Streamlined design: The design is exactly like … Read more

AirWatch security app gets EyeVerify's eye-scanning powers

Eye-scanning firm EyeVerify is adding its eye-vein technology to AirWatch's Secure Content Locker -- a business-centric app that keeps your work documents secure from prying eyes.

Unveiling its latest tie-up at mobile mega-show Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, EyeVerify says that businesses who use AirWatch's technology can enable the biometric security from the AirWatch console, saving users the hassle of typing in a passcode by scanning their eyes instead.

I got to try out EyeVerify's "Eyeprint" technology at last year's show (check out the video below), and I was impressed by how well it … Read more

Bitdefender doubles protection for half the price

Bitdefender's latest AV suite, Total Security, has already been touted as the Best Antivirus of the Year by AV-Test. It's sure to win you over with its balance of form and function as it did our security editor. Total Security's award-winning AV, unobtrusive interface, and lightning-fast scanner managed to garner an outstanding 4.5/5 star-rating on Download.com. Starting this week, Bitdefender is offering the suite (normally priced at $79.95/year for three PCs) for the low price of only $39, for two years -- and up to five PCs.

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Business Card Scanner review

Business Card Scanner is a handy app that lets you scan business cards and automatically create new contacts in the iOS Contacts app. It's not perfect, but it's still a great way to keep track of new people without worrying about keeping up with their business cards.

Business Card Scanner has a straightforward interface that's easy to figure out. Buttons let users select whether they want to scan a business card, scan a QR code, paste text, or open the in-app address book. Select the appropriate option and the app will take care of the rest, including … Read more

Android lock-screen app turns camera into fingerprint scanner

Feeling a bit of iPhone 5S envy? After all, that built-in fingerprint sensor is pretty cool.

Small wonder, then, that rumors point to a similar sensor in the Samsung Galaxy S5. But you don't have to wait for that phone or abandon your current one just to reap the benefits of biometric security. Now, there's an app for that.

ICE Unlock Fingerprint Secure adds camera-powered fingerprint scanning to your smartphone's lock screen. That's not quite the same thing as the iPhone's scanner, and it's not nearly as efficient -- but it does work. Sort … Read more

Get complete malware protection with Emsisoft

Malware is annoying and can come when you least expect it. With 20 million plus malware programs out there, ranging from intrusive ads to truly malicious software, it's now more important than ever to stay protected online. That's why this week's special deal can help keep your computer safe. For the next three days, you can get the award-winning scanner, Emsisoft Anti-Malware, for 40 percent off the regular price of a one-year license.

By combining its own in-house engine as well as utilizing Bitdefender antivirus' scanner, Emsisoft Anti-Malware has repeatedly garnered favorable reviews from independent "real-world&… Read more

Samsung Galaxy S5 may sport fingerprint sensor, says analyst

Samsung thinks the Touch ID feature in the iPhone 5S is a pretty nifty idea worth including in its upcoming Galaxy S5, if a note from a Chinese analyst with a pretty solid track record of predicting upcoming smartphone features (including Touch ID) turns out to be accurate.

KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is predicting that the Galaxy S5 will also debut with a fingerprint sensor, according to a research note obtained by AppleInsider. … Read more