Category Archives: SOFTWARE & APPS

A selection of software and apps designed to enhance the security of computers and mobile devices.

December 27

Avast Secureline VPN

Watch a group of people arrive in just about any coffee shop or hotel and within seconds you will typically observe smartphones being produced like 21st century pocket watches, as their owners distractedly try to find a Wi-Fi network available for connection. Make this observation in an area with poor cellular network coverage and you […]

Cloak App Feature Image April 18

Cloak

Ambrose Bierce once quipped that the telephone “abrogates some of the advantages of making a disagreeable person keep his distance.” In a similar manner, social networks are a great way to keep in touch and have fun, but also have the drawback of allowing that special category of “non-friend friends” (ex-partners, irritating co-workers, stalkers etc) […]

March 17

SurfEasy VPN

In an age where many of us now routinely hop from one Wi-Fi or cellular network to another to stay online, any thoughts of smartphone or tablet security can never be complete without considering protection of these connections amongst the streams of airborne data around us. Unfortunately, it’s quite possible for hackers or thieves with […]

Lookout Feature Image February 04

Lookout Mobile Security

Anti-virus ain’t just for computers that come with a keyboard attached. On smartphones instances of malware have been found to perform a variety of unpleasant functions, such as the transmission of personal details from the handset to third-party servers controlled by information thieves. If that’s not bad enough, strains of so-called ‘Text Trojans’ have been caught surreptitiously […]

Kaspersky PURE 3.0 Feature Image February 01

Kaspersky Pure 3.0 Total Security

When it comes to anti-virus software there’s a variety of freely available digital bloodhounds out there, which come well equipped to sniff out malware lurking on a machine. For example, AVG AntiVirus Free 2014 is a no-frills, but nonetheless effective option that doesn’t hog system resources and slow a system down. However, for those seeking […]

1Password 4 Logo December 31

1Password 4

Few sounds are more familiar in the modern office than the plight of the unfortunate individual who has forgotten a password. That audible combination of coffee cup spluttering, muttered obscenities and increasingly loud keyboard tapping seems universally characteristic worldwide. With the dizzying array of accounts most of us access on a daily basis, use of […]