Locating devices to keep track of your stuff (or even your pets or kids) sure are handy, but they have their limits. Trackers that rely on Bluetooth, like Tile and Proximo, have a relatively small range, so once they're more than 150 feet from your cell phone, you can't see them until they're back in range. GPS trackers, like Tagg for pets and HereO and Filip for kids, can be tracked anywhere, but you also need to pay a monthly fee for a cellular connection to send the data from the GPS chip up to the cloud before
Facebook toys with your emotions. Twitter doesn't know what it wants to be. Instagram is lovely to look at, but gives you a serious case of FOMO. Social networks are fraught with such anxiety that we forget they're supposed to be fun. That's where Distiller aims to stand out--because it's impossible for a social network based on booze to make you miserable.
Starting next month, Sprint will let you customize a Virgin Mobile cellular plan to your exact specifications. You'll be able to select voice minutes, text messages, and data buckets a-la-carte, as well as add-ons for music and social media apps that let you use them all you want without affecting your "regular" data plan.
Microsoft said late Tuesday that it has added several new capabilities for OneNote for the Mac and iOS, including imported files from email and OneDrive for Business storage.
Data breach after data breach has illustrated just how weak and ineffective passwords can be for protecting accounts and sensitive information. Many sites and services have implemented secondary security protocols and two-factor authentication, but users frequently use information and email accounts that can be easily compromised--giving attackers a simple way to access your information.
Given that the average person owns several Internet connected devices, straight PC security doesn't really cut it anymore. That's why companies like Kaspersky are starting to offer cross-platform solutions for marginally more than their traditional PC-only antivirus programs.
Handsomely rendered in the latest Windows 8.x tile-style, TechGenie's PC Optimizer is undoubtedly one of, if not the best-looking Windows maintenance suite out there. The free version offers marginal value--if you're careful with it. But if you fall for the copious embedded advertising, you'll wind up spending well over $100 for utilities you really don't need, then calling iYogi's tech support to undoubtedly spend more. You might want to move on the next review now.
The custom Mac tablet, the Modbook, is back--this time with a souped-up, 15.4-inch display and the latest Mac hardware under the hood.
The main question after EA announced its new games subscription program, Access, on Tuesday was "Why Microsoft-exclusive?" It turns out the "exclusivity" in this case might not have been by choice.