iBeesoft Data Recovery Mac review

Version 3.6Developer iBeesoft
Website iBeesoft.comBuy iBeesoft Data Recovery

 

ABOUT iBEESOFT

 

iBeesoft, established in 2015, is a professional Windows data recovery, Mac data recovery, iPhone data recovery, Data Backup and file shredder software provider. First created by two creative and enthusiastic programmers, the team is now composed of a group of highly-skilled young talents who commit themselves to providing better products and service for users.

 

PREFERENCES

 

iBeesoft Data Recovery for Mac has no specific preferences-menu available, but a to recover file-types choice at its main/home page. Just select your choice and press the large not to miss START button and you’re on your way.

 

INTERFACE

 

The main-interface is nicely done, presents choice for file-types to be recovered, but no choice for folders to be scanned. Infact I have not found yet a recovery program taking you straight to just a folder of your choice. Cisdem does a better job in terms of interface ( shown below) as you may want to recover deleted files/folders or from formatted partition/device. iBeesoft also shows the available devices but not as straightforward like Cisdem. iBeesoft Data Recovery is a one-step recovery utility. The second screen with a devices overview is somewhat cluttered and you need to watch carefully if you want to make a selection. Again Cisdem has a more minimalistic approach to provide the same information in an clear interface. Maybe this is personal taste, but the best interface should also work for novice users. This doesn’t mean iBeesoft software is not at Cisdem’s or iBoysoft (simular approach as iBeesoft) level, but I do prefer cleaner interfaces.

 

 

HOW DOES IT WORK

 

LetsData Recovery Services | Hard Drive Recovery | RAID Data Recovery use the analogy that your device is a book, and the blocks of the hard disk/SSD are the the pages of the book.
Naturally, your data would be the text contained in the pages of the book.

Now consider a flag – 0 or 1, indicating whether a page of the book is empty or is occupied by some text. The net ‘free capacity‘ of your hard drive is empty is the sum of the block sizes of the pages which are marked as 0 (empty). Makes sense, right?

Firstly, let us understand what happens when you delete a file. Does it vanish in thin air?

The answer is NO. The file never gets deleted, but what happens is that the pages of the book which contain the data of the file are now marked with a 0, thus designating the space that the file is using as being available for future use when needed. It is no longer ‘accessible’.

 

N.B. The deleted data is still there, but you have indicated that you are not concerned about it, since you have deleted it. In course of time, the data in this space can be overwritten by other files, and thus compromising the original file that you had you deleted and intend to recover.

So now, how does the recovery software work?

In layman’s term, data recovery software scours the hard drive to look for the pages marked with 0’s to locate any recoverable data, piecing it back together and providing it in a salvageable format. While deleted files are inaccessible and are in danger of being overwritten, they can often be recovered with professional data recovery tools.

N.B. No Data Recovery software is perfect: if a file has been partially/wholly overwritten or otherwise compromised, recovery chances are low.  But if it hasn’t been too long since you deleted the file, the chances of complete recovery are pretty good!

 

NEED TO DISABLE SIP ?

 

macOS 10.13, 10.14, 10.15 and later macOS is using the new file system – Apple File System (APFS). It doesn’t allow any application to access to the system hard drive (the hard drive where the macOS is installed). So, no data recovery software can directly scan the system hard drive (also called startup hard drive, boot hard drive, Mac HD, etc) under macOS 10.13 High Sierra or later macOS. If you want to recover lost data from the system hard drive in APFS, you should disable System Integrity Protection (SIP) first and then run the data recovery software.

IF you run Catalina on your Mac, you need to disable SIP depending on the source to recover:

Here’ how to disable Apple integrated System Integrity Protection (SIP)

https://www.doyourdata.com/mac-data-recovery/steps-recover-data-from-system-hard-drive-in-apfs.html

 

SPEED

 

Judging speed of scan-time we need to consider the scanning process involved:

– Normal Scan
– Deep Scan

When do you need a deep scan recovery.

When your disk or drive is recognized as RAW or when you want to find more files, the deep scan is necessary. What is a RAW recovery? Data recovery tools usually rebuild lost files in two ways. One is the fast and easy way to locate the files via file directory info. The scan result will be listed in a file tree with the original file name and attributes.

The other is RAW Recovery, which will search and re-create the file directly by searching all Data Field. It requires more time to go through all sectors on a partition. The recovered file will be assigned a new name like FILE001 and all sorted by file types in the “Tags” and “RAW” folder. When the file directory is corrupted, there’s no method to recover files with the right file names and data content. So you need to check the files found by RAW Recovery in order to recover lost data.

Our speed and number of recovered files test proved iBeesoft a solid performer. iBeesoft offered a Deep Scan after a first run, not finding many files, the Deep Scan recovered all deleted files. In terms of scan-time, iBeesoft Data Recovery proved fastest compared to Cisdem, iBoysoft and Stellar. Check the graph below to see differences between applications results.

 

Scan-Time. is at best with iBeesoft ( Deep-Mode ) and worst with Stellar Data Recovery in Deep-mode. Scan-Time is of no importance when its relation to recovered files counts for the xtra time. However there is no direct relation between recovered files amount and scan-time, which makes us judge the applications by their merits. iBeesoft Data Recovery is fastest of them all, and found most recoverable files. The used algorithm seems to be different for developers of recovery software.
So which is best ? Which would you prefer ? Difficult to answer really as the interface of iBeesoft is a bit confusing for novice users, but is fast and gets good results. Best interface is Cisdem and Stellar, both showing the important bits clean and minimalistic. Stellar has professional features and more sophisticated tricks covered in their application and hence more expensive, where iBeesoft is a one trick pony.

 

Scan-Time winner1. iBeesoft Data Recovery, 2. iBoysoft
Recoverable files winner1. iBoysoft, 2. iBeesoft Data Recovery, 3. Stellar
Pricing winner1. Cisdem, 2. iBeesoft
Versatility (Features) winner by far1. Stellar Data Recovery
Interface winner1. Cisdem and iBoysoft

 

So iBeesoft Data Recovering is keeping up with its rivals and is fastest of them all. Below you see part of the scan/recover interface which I feel could puzzle users. For the single file/data recovery you’ll need the RAW selection, rather then the structure on top.

PATH

TYPE

SHOW IMAGES

 

 

To ensure the success of recovering deleted, lost or formatted files from for instance SD card on Mac, don’t save the recovered files to the SD card again. You know, your device may generate new data, which will overwrite the deleted files in the SD card permanently, making the recovery fail. So, please save them to your Mac or another external hard drive. If you do, you will be risky to lose them again.

VERDICT

The final conclusion of this Data Recovery multitest is a bit mixed, as we have winners on different subjects. First we feel we use this utility to recover lost/deleted files, and esthetics are less important to find an overall winner. iBeesoft Data Recovery proved to be an overall winner in terms of speed, found files and good pricing. Novice users of Recovery tools might feel unsecure to choose the right path (RAW Files) as other paths are presented as well. But overall iBeesoft Data Recovery surprised us with a solid performance and a definite first choice if you’re in for a recovery tool.

 

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iMyFone Lockwiper review

 

ABOUT IMYFONE

 

iMyfone Technology company provides data restoration and erasing services/tools to Apple (IOS, MacOS) product users and is located at Shenzhen, Guangdong, China.
The company was founded on Apr 10, 2015. Founder is Dean Huang and the number of Employees is estimated at 11-50 persons. The company is also known as iMyfone, iMyfone Software, iMyfone Technology Co., Ltd.

 

NEED FOR LOCKWIPER TOOL

 

Why does one need a LockWiper utility really! Having a fully great working iPhone or iPad, users will not often want to do without their Cloud services. It is one of the IOS features making people want to own an iPhone or iPad. However life gets a little complicated nowadays, as we are stuck with loads of passwords for all kind of services on the internet or hardware (TV , Network, Phones , iPad) and being human we sometimes forget a password and get stuck. On the internet this is no real problem as we can change the password by just entering your email at the prompt ” Forgot your Apple-ID and/or password ” ?
With hardware like our iPhones this option doesn’t exist and leaves users in the dark, just staring at a non-functional piece of hardware. No use, banging your head to the wall, asking yourself.. what the… is the password ?

You’re locked out and nothing can change your unlucky day. But wait and read on…help is on its way… !

Your Apple ID is used to access Apple services. However, if you forgot Apple ID password, you won’t be able to turn off Find My iPhone, erase iPhone, download Apps from App Store, etc. Luckily, iMyFone LockWiper can help you remove Apple ID from iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch without password easily.

Now take Attention:

LockWiper only supports to unlock activated device. Therefore, to remove Apple ID via LockWiper, your device must have been set up already and you can access your device settings.

1. If Find My [device] is off, all devices are supported to unlock Apple ID.
2. If Find My [device] is enabled, devices running from iOS 10.2 to 11.4 are supported to unlock without data loss.
3. If Find My [device] is enabled, devices running on iOS 12 and later versions are not supported.

If your device qualifies ( the above ) for unlocking, you get to choose any of the options below:

  • Unlock Apple ID without password from iPhone, iPad or iPod touch
  • Remove iPhone passcode from locked, disabled, broken screen
  • Quickly bypass Screen Time or Restrictions passcode without data loss

To get LockWiper performing its trick(s) for Apple ID removal,  iTunes needs to be installed, or the unlocking tool won’t work ! Using LockWiper is super easy, and anyone can use this removal-tool for the removal process of Apple ID or screen password. You don’t need to be a true nerd or wizzard to make this tool do its tricks, its just dead easy. You can remove an Apple ID on an activated device that isn’t locked with iCloud activation lock. This feature is supported by iOS 11.3 and earlier versions if you have “find my iPhone” enabled, but if you don’t, then the tool works on all versions of iOS. Unlocking your lock screen passcode can be done on all iOS versions too.

Attention   Take care if you’re concerned about losing your data, as you will lose all your information once you download and run the LockWiper unlocking tool.

Yes, both Unlock Screen Passcode and Unlock Apple ID mode will erase all the data on your iDevice. For Unlock Screen Passcode mode, it will also update your iOS version to the latest one.

It’s also important to remember you should NOT update or restore your device after removing your Apple ID because your device will be automatically locked by iCloud. Now even with these serious limitations, we feel iMyFone LockWiper is a great tool to have in your toolbox incase you ever find yourself locked out of your iPhone.

 

iMYFONE’s LOCKWIPER UTILITY

iMyFone’s LockWiper has in their tradition a nicely minimalistic interface and layout. It good to have just limited options available to keep focussed on the problem to be solved. I truly like the interfaces of any iMyFone quality software. There’s No Preferences menu involved to run the tool, just choose your desired solution and follow the instructions presented in a clear and easy way. Its a no-brainer to use really, we rather have clean and simple solutions to complicated risk handlings.

 

Great, you’ve dried your eyes and will be a happy person soon, after reading the steps and/or tricks. iMyfone brings us LockWiper to solve our problem and makes us end up with a usable iPhone or iPad again. In contrast to iBypasser , this LockWiper toolbox makes No use of thirdparty software, well it needs iTunes to work, but nothing else. After LockWiper’s chosen run, you end up with:

All iOS features after removal:

  • Change to a different Apple ID or create a new one
  • Take complete control over your iPhone/iPad/iPod touch
  • Make use of any iCloud service and enjoy all Apple ID features
  • Update to a new iOS version wirelessly without losing your newly acquired Apple ID

The iDevice will be much safer:

  • After removal, iDevice can’t be tracked via previous Apple ID
  • iDevice will also be removed from previous iCloud account
  • Bypassed iDevice can’t be remotely blocked by prior Apple ID user
  • Bypassed iDevice won’t be remotely erased by previous Apple ID user

 

ALL UNLOCK STEPS

Unlock Apple ID

To unlock your Apple ID using iMyFone LockWiper, follow these simple steps:

Connect your device to your Mac and tap on Unlock Apple ID” from main interface.
– If “Find my iPhone“ is disabled on your phone,
your iPhone will begin to unlock automatically.
– if “Find my iPhone“ is enabled,
then you’ll have to reset the settings and disable it.

Once that’s done, your iPhone will restart, and you can now use a new Apple ID on your phone.

 

 

Unlock iPhone Screen Passcode

Choose Unlock Screen Passcode from main Interface, now” hit start when the Remove the Screen Lock interface opens.

– Click on the “Download” prompt to download the firmware.
– A “Start to Extract” prompt will appear, click on it and after it extracts, click the next “Start to Unlock” prompt.
– Enter 000000 to confirm the unlocking process and click Unlock.

Wait a few (10) minutes while the full process completes and click Done upon completion.

 

Unlock iPhone Screen Time Passcode

– Click Unlock Screen Time Passcode from main Interface”, for IOS 12 versions. Running IOS 11 versions, click Recover Restrictions Passcode.
– For users with IOS 11 versions, click on Start to Unlock, and after a few minutes, you’ll receive a prompt to restore your iTunes backup.

Once that’s done, the restriction passcode will appear on the screen.
– If your iTunes backup is encrypted, enter the password, and your device is ready to be used. As simple as that!
– For users with IOS 12 and later next click on Start to Unlock, and keep following the instructions on the screen to enable you disable find my iPhone.

 

SUPPORT for LOCKWIPER

Visit https://www.imyfone.com/support/imyfone-lockwiper/ to answer any of your questions regarding LockWiper software.

 

VERDICT

iMyfone’s LockWiper application offers real unblocking of Apple’s Activation Lock, Screen Time and Screen in a few simple steps. We tried and were succesfull with just a little efford unblocking our iPhone. The application does exactly what it claims, and takes any user through a smooth and easy process.  Its easy and effective and without any compromise apart from the deletion of all software on the device. Devices running on iOS 12 and later versions are not supported, so its does have its limitations.  However If you are in need for a great tool unlocking your Apple ID, Screen or Screen Time feature, and run IOS 11.3 or earlier, look no further as this piece of software will put a smile on your face again.

 

$ 39.95

InterServer Web Hosting review

Web HostingASP.net , Web Hosting , Private Email , Pro Hosting
Website InterServerBuy Winterserver hosting

 

ABOUT INTERSERVER

InterServer.net has been providing webhosting services for the past 21 years. Although technology has changed from the time they started in 1999, their core principles of quality, service, and support have remained the same. The company has evolved its product offering to include Shared Hosting, Cloud Hosting, Quick Servers, and Dedicated Servers along with co-location services to continue to exceed their customers expectations and remain Best in Class. Their clients range from single-owner, small businesses to Fortune 500 companies. InterServer acts in all levels of hosting expertise and services.

 

DO YOU NEED a WEB HOST

 

Well its obvious really. Like us, you have or want to have your website published to promote your company or private blog. Company, private Blog or E-shop, anything is possible to make the world aware of your effords to settle and inform. The internet is the most productive and rewarding way to make yourself known to the world. This is where your search for a good or the best web-host begins. Web-Hosting companies are plenty around, too many to be frank. They all cost money and its difficult to find the best around, for a fair price. You just need to rely on reviews by trusted companies. One of the first things you’ll notice when visiting InterServer’s website, is that it is too busy and too much information which only experienced system-managers will understand. Better to have seperate info-tabs and or make the site searchable. Its good that they provide so many features and options, but there’s no real structure. Furthermore I would like to see some ‘How to Guides‘ like on Siteground, taking a new user through all steps to create and setup a website. It will be a struggle for any new user to figure it all out based on their (or lack off) experience.

 

WHICH TOOLS ARE YOU LOOKING FOR

 

In order to search for a great Web Hosting company, you need to set yourself some criteria. Make sure which components are most needed or what is or might be a dealbreaker for you. Things you need to understand is, that nothing comes for free in life, especially good or great offers. Often you need to pay for any additional hosting features like SSL-certificates, Migration fees and most of all Unilimited Storage and multi-server features. InterServer’s hostingplan doesn’t compromise on anything really as they claim a huge list of Free included features, including daily or weekly backups depending of your account. Intershield Protection is also included for free.

 

InterServer’s in house developed security solution:

  • Block web attacksBlock web attacks
  • Automatic virus scannerAutomatic virus scanner
  • Machine Learning FirewallMachine Learning Firewall
  • In house malware databaseIn House Malware Database

 

 

InterServer basic included tools and features:

Unlimited ULTRA SSD Storage Unlimited ULTRA SSD Storage
450+ Cloud Apps 450+ Cloud Apps
SitePad Website Builder SitePad Website Builder
Unlimited E-Mail Accounts Unlimited E-Mail Accounts
Global Content Caching Global Content Caching
Intershield Protection Intershield Protection
30 Days Money Back Guarantee 30 Days Money Back Guarantee
Free Website Migration Free Website Migration
Free SSL Certificates Free SSL Certificates

 

Larger companies have their websites ‘build’ by professionals as they aim for the best and will need specific programming. Private build and customized websites can be created by anyone, as pre-builds like WordPress (Themes) can help you create great looking websites. WordPress for dummies is NOT as easy as it may seem, when you look at all finished websites created with WordPress or Joomla etc. However there is ONE real advantage why most people choose any of these builders (programs), and thats the ‘No Coding needed ‘ to accomplish a great looking website. Only programmers know how to code HTML, and these packages most times make all your problems disappear. Still after starting with WordPress or Joomla, it all comes down to your creative skills to make it look nice and professional.
The next thing you will notice when running a website, is SPEED ! You want every picture to popup instantly, you want your website to Backup in case of accidents, you want your web-host to load your uploads fast, you want security, you want ‘Memory Cache’ to speedup loading-time. There is a growing wish for extra’s to serve your purpose. But WHO is offering all that and MORE for a fair price ? Don’t worry just keep reading and we will present you one of the best Web Hosting sites ever. There are some great hosting sites like Siteground which is really good, but InterServer’s pricing is without competition!

 

CUSTOMER SERVICE:

InterServer support: Phone, Live Chat, or Ticket System.

The FIRST and MOST important thing you’ll need when having your website hosted is SUPPORT !! And believe me, they all claim to have brilliant support, but there’s only a few really up 24/7 and 365 days a year. InterServer hosting has good service and support for their clients. To test their support and knowledge, we started a chat and waited for response(time) to get answers for our faked problems. Response was available in approx 2 minutes, and was resolved in again a few minutes. Great response times and they do have a 24/7 chat and email service running. When a chat is finished you are presented an option to have the conversation mailed to your address. Sometimes it is good to have things ‘in black and white’ on paper. Of course one can only tell incase of real problems, how good or bad provided support is really, however we for now can only stick to the present experience. Like mentioned earlier I do miss a guide for a proper setup. All ‘Tips Articles’ don’t lift any vale’s on the real ‘How To’, rather confuse a bit more. This needs real attention if you wish to attract novice users as new clients.

Its no use for any user to have cheap hosting, but terrible support. You, at least when you are not familiar yet with the cPanel and options, will need at times guidance from support explaining your questions. So we have another box ‘thicked’ by InterServer.

 

INTERSERVER’s offered SOLUTIONS: Shared, WordPress, Joomla, Cloud, Drupal, Magento, Mambo, Prestashop

CLOUD APPS  and  461 scripts available for 1 click installs.

 

 

InterServer got so many featues and options, we just can’t get it all covered in a single review. This should mean a lot for any potential buyer. It just seems you can’t go wrong with this hosting company. Another aspect to consider is their multi-server setup for any account. In other words, you buy One account ( Hosting package) and you can run several domains from within your one hostingplan. This firstly makes things cheaper and secondly easier to maintain.

INTERPROXY CACHING & CLOUDFLARE

Website contents with heavy request loads are automatically cached using our proprietary set of caching mechanisms we call Inter-Proxy.

Raid Level: LSI MegaRaid SSD caching. Sector level hot spot caching on the storage device.
Hardware Level: Files under 2mb in size are stored in RAM. A typical web hosting node has 256GB of memory.
Software Level: LSCache for dynamic content caching.
Packet Level: QUIC – Developed by google for reduced connection times.

 

cPANEL & TOOLS

 

At InterServer you get a dedicated cPanel hosting solution that saves your time and money by streamlining and automating tedious server management tasks seamlessly. cPanel provides tools for admins, resellers, and end-user website owners to successfully manage and control their website all through a simple web browser. cPanel works best on a dedicated or virtual private server that runs CentOS, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, FreeBSD, and Cloud Linux.

An (partly) overview of InterServer’s cPanel : A kind of Swiss Toolbox for all your full web-mangement . The interface can do without the bulky bars which create an unpleasant busy view. I know its only cosmetics, but I do like to work in a clean and not disturbing interface when doing the jobs that really matter. All tools are available for importing/migrating websites and set or maintain databases. Email surely is very well equipped with loads of features to choose from. Security also present some not often found features, like Leech Protection and Hotlink Protection.

 

 

 

INTER-INSURANCE –– Included for Free

InterServer will clean up compromised, hacked or exploited accounts. They also offer this service to new customers. During the migration process, they will clean up your account. Being WordPress experts their specialty is getting WordPress websites back online securely and preventing any future issues

Service includes:

Truly, this is a nice bonus for the client and its even for free !InterServer provides a ‘Better be safe then Sorry’ policy, well done InterServer hosting.

 

WHATS ALL COVERED

 

PERFORMANCE

 

Up to this point, InterServer Webhosting has been impressive. Easy-to-use c-Panel interface, great pricing and good customer support were the three reasons for it. Server login-connections are truly fast ! Performance is most important for any website as visitors want a smooth running website and not experience any delay or hickups. Websites running loads of large images are bound for trouble if they don’t get stuff like CDN, SSD Caching Service included. Performance is top priority and is a dealbreaker if not good, no matter what pricetag. InterServer’s performance is very good at all levels which ticks another box in our review.

To test the Load Time and speed of InterServer we conducted a test connecting to their webpage used for ongoing server-uptime and networkspeed. All connections are extremely fast !

Benefits of CDN ( Content Delivery Network ):

  • Speed          ( best loading speed Geo)
  • Security       ( fence against DDoS attacks)
  • Availability   (100% avail. for website)
  • Analytics      ( customer tracking )

 

 

 

VERDICT

 

To be honest I only have two remarks making me say this is one of the best priced Webhosting companies found, and that is this absence of simple ‘Search’ and ‘How To’ tools on the website. I know all things seem to be covered, but still this should be implemented. If you are looking for Premium service, loads of Free extra’s  and securities provided, noting can beat InterServer plans for its features and pricing. We tried the whole process ourselves and are impressed with the skill and devotion offered. Their commitment is rather unique in the industry, so don’t hesitate and try it out. You won’t be disappointed, we guaranty ! Like their many Unlimited features provided this is one of the best user experiences money can buy.

PRO

  • FREE migration service and new site setup with 1-click install
  • FREE automated daily backups, CDN, email, and SSL
  • 24/7 expert support with some wait time on email or live chat
  • Ideal for business email / hosting, with 99.9% uptime
  • Pricing

CONS

  • Website and cPanel interface too busy (bulky bars)
  • No ‘ How To’s ‘ available !
  • No search possible

Duplicate File Finder Pro review

Version 6.6 ProDeveloper Nektony
Website https://nektony.com/Buy at Apple Store

 

ABOUT NEKTONY

Nektony is a software development company that is specialized on Mac utilities & iOS productivity apps. Its founded in 2011 and located in Odessa, Ukraine.

 

INSTALLATION & SETUP

 

Installation of Duplicate File Finder is simple, just drag and drop the icon(application) inside the .dmg file to your Applications folder and you’re done. Now enter your serial if you bought the Pro version. With the PRO version you can operate duplicate folders and non-identical Similar folders and even similar photos.

 

WHY WE NEED A DUPLICATE FILE FINDER

Every music and photography entousiast (and others) will face a lot of duplicate or simular files cluttering their drives, as experimenting and tryouts with images or music is one of my passions. I guess there’s more people like me, spending hours and hours perfecting our favorite photo’s or edited music compilations. People like me get warnings from iCloud, that their storage is full and needs upgrading. All because the latest Cataina version syncs our desktops with iCloud. So in order to avoid iCloud problems, I copy the folders to an external NAS where loads of partitions get stuffed with ‘Folders in Progress’, I call them. In the end, I end up with numerous folders with identical or nearly same files. At times we need to sweep the disks in order to keep things fairly clean, and use the diskspace for new data. Nektony created a nice application Duplicate File Finder Pro ( or Free ). This application helps to remove duplicates in just a few minutes or hours depending on the amount of data to be searched.
Duplicate File Finder scans your Mac hard drive or external drives to find identical files and folders. It searches equal files by type, name, count, and size. You can separately view and delete duplicate photos, videos, music, documents, or all types of duplicates from your Mac. Duplicate File Finder also helps you to detect similar folders, which have both equal and unique files and merge them to free up storage space on your disk. Besides that, Duplicate File Finder detects similar photos in order to ease the selection of the favorite pictures you want to keep on your computer. This application is easy to use and it provides a “how to use” guide for new users. A free version is also available, but I feel the Pro version with its bonus features will not withhold too much, for its pricing.

 

EXTRA FEATURES PRO VERSION

 

If you want the advanced features, like removing duplicates in bulk, comparing folders or merging folders, you can upgrade the app to a Pro version for $19.99.

  • Remove Duplicates in Similar Folders
  • Merge Scanned Folders
  • Find and Remove Similar Photos ( also in Free version )
  • View Removal History

Overall Duplicate File Finder Pro functionality features:

  • Quickly find duplicates on any disk, folder, storage
  • Detect duplicate pictures and similar photos
  • Find Duplicate and Similar folders
  • Recover removed duplicates from the Trash
  • Merge folders and organize your files
  • Remove duplicates from Photos Library
  • Find hidden duplicates
  • Use smart Cleanup Hints
  • Use Auto Select option
  • Find duplicates of any type of files*
  • View usage visualization of duplicates
  • Skip specific folders or file types from search
  • Get accurate byte-to-byte duplicates’ results
  • Define duplicate files size to be searched
  • Select duplicates only in particular folders

 

COMPARE DUPLICATE FILE FINDER vs GEMENI 2

 

Why do we compare two applications at the same time? Well to be honest Gemeni 2 is a wellknown application with great reviews, and Nektony is still fairly less known and we find almost no reviews on the internet. So we need to test and check, in order to make up an opinion on the quality and effectiveness of the scanning results.

INTERFACE & PREFERENCES

 

The opening-interface of Duplicate File Finder is minimalistic and simple. Too simple for my taste, as I fancy sleek and well layed out interfaces. Duplicate File Finder does come with some special Preferences for any user to adjust and set. Its main feature (to me) is the addition or removal of directories to be skipped or added. This will impact scanningtime (faster/slower) depending of file amount to scan. The ‘Skip List’ Tab allows you to adjust the folder/files to be scanned. The ‘Auto Select’ provides numeral options for file selections.

As soon as it starts scanning , we get a column overview of the disk content, nicely devided in seperate folders and filetypes. Depending on the amount of folders to be scanned-searched, the scan can take just a few minutes to in my case approx. 4 hours scantime. During scanning the animated columns show you the data-amount scanned and in progress. Quite informative and the progressbar at the bottom tells you the remaining files or folders to be scanned and compared.

When all scanning is finished we get a full overview of all duplicate files/folders found nicely sorted in filetype and detailed information of numbers and size. The Pro version provides some extra buttons (Merge etc), to perform related functionality.

Like any removal application, one should always check and check again if the proposed file(s)/folders are the ones you want to get rid off. People running RAID systems should defenitly check and check. Even when deleted all is not lost as there are applications to retrieve your just deleted files, but better be safe then sorry.

A view selection of seperate Button actions will give you a nice idea of its full potential.

 

FOUND DUPLICATES in SEARCH

 

We started with the knowledge of Gemini 2 qualities, and were wondering if Duplicate File Finder could match its performance. The performance is source for discusion as it comes down to priorities for results. Is the outcome of found files priority or scan-time, amount of files ? Take your pick as each seperate item is somehow important. In our test we scanned 1.500.000 files in a straight run and noted the performance of both applications. The outcome is overwhelming in favor of Duplicate File Finder in each seperate measurement. Keep in mind that we are not able to check the accuracy of each application as we ran a 1.500.000 files test, which we can’t check for each file found. Overall, the Duplicate File Finder application won in every aspect:

 

  • – Found Files approx. 42000 more
  • – Found amount Gb 16 Gb more data
  • – Scan-Time  40 min.faster

The found files amount of Gemini 2, might be due to way of calculation folders/files. Maybe its a matter of min. file size to set as Threshold, we don’t know, all we see is the outcome which surprised us really.

 

 

VERDICT

Again Nektony surprised us with a great and cheap application Duplicate File Finder Pro. We tested a huge amount of data for duplicate files (detection function) and this neat app beats the competition. Is it flawless, you might ask yourself after reading this review? I guess not, RAID users should be carefull with any remover application. However in a straight 1:1 contest, Duplicate File Finder beat the competition in every aspect.
For now honours to Nektony’s Duplicate File Finder application, which even has a decent pricing tag. Get yourself the Free version and try and judge for yourself if this could be your best buy ever.

 

 

iBypasser review

 

Version: 2.0.0Developer: iMyfone iBypasser
Website: https://www.imyfone.com/bypass-activation-lock/Buy iBypasser

 

ABOUT IMYFONE

 

iMyfone Technology company provides data restoration and erasing services/tools to Apple (IOS, MacOS) product users and is located at Shenzhen, Guangdong, China.
The company was founded on Apr 10, 2015. Founder is Dean Huang and the number of Employees is estimated at 11-50 persons. The company is also known as iMyfone, iMyfone Software, iMyfone Technology Co., Ltd.

 

NEED FOR BYPASS iCLOUD ACTIVATION

 

Why does one need an Activation Lock bypass utility really ! Having a fully great working iPhone or iPad, users will not often want to do without their Cloud services. It is one of the IOS features making people want to own an iPhone or iPad. However life gets a little complicated nowadays, as we are stuck with loads of passwords for all kind of services on the internet or hardware (TV , Network, Phones , iPad) and being human we sometimes forget a password and get stuck. On the internet this is no real problem as we can change the password by just entering your email at the prompt ” Forgot your Apple-ID and/or password?’.
With hardware like our iPhones this option doesn’t exist and leaves the user in the dark just staring at a non-functional piece of hardware. No use, banging your head to the wall, asking yourself.. what the… is the password ?

You’re locked out and nothing can change your unlucky day. But wait and read on…help is on its way… !

 

iMYFONE’s iBYPASSER UTILITY

 

Great, you’ve dried your eyes and will be a happy person soon, after reading these steps and/or tricks. iMyfone brings us the iBypasser application to solve our problem and makes us end up with a usable ( though NO cloud, call function anymore) iPhone or iPad again. You may wonder ( well I did ) how they are able to resolve our problem with a locked device. Once you start running iBypasser the more experienced Mac users will understand that the application makes use of a downloaded jailbreak app called CHECKRA1N which is a free jailbreak application. So why not just use this application and do the trick? Well i’ll explain the needed steps to perform a jailbreak, which at least is a hassle for any novice user. To be frank I guess novice users won’t be able to perform a full jailbreak as it needs some understanding of the proces to follow. The next chapter will explain what and how a jailbreak works.

 

JAILBREAK

 

What is jailbreaking? Jailbreaking is the process by which Apple users can remove software restrictions imposed on iOS and Apple products like the iPad®, iPhone, iPod®, and more. Jailbreaking allows root access to iOS. It lets users install applications, themes and extensions, and other software applications that are not authorized by Apple’s App Store. iBypasser also uses the CHECKRAIN1N app which is developped by @CrazyMind90 and @AJBboCydia some ears ago, but gets updated to keep jailbreaking any new IOS edition. CheckRa1n is a permanent semi-tethered jailbreak for every iOS version running A5-A11 devices. Jailbreak does NOT solve the Activation Lock just the root access.

 

 

CHECKRA1N JAILBREAK APP

Use the link below IF you want to jailbreak your device (at your own risk ) and install Cydia , but the Activation Lock will remain! This is a more semi-permanent solution giving access to themes, software, apps. Think twice or read about this single application before use. iBypasser handles this software in a
adjusted way to just jailbreak AND Unlock the Activation.

https://assets.checkra.in/downloads/macos/33356fd4adabe88b787e1db36ac624833c32416124a40ec00d3089d659f21a5f/checkra1n%20beta%200.10.1.dmg

 

ACTIVATION LOCK

 

So, what is an Activation Lock ? According to Apple, “Activation Lock is a feature that’s designed to prevent anyone else from using your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Apple Watch if it’s ever lost or stolen. Apple’s IOS software has build in security preventing unlawfull use of the device( your not the owner) when its lost or stolen. Users always setup their device with a security code and/or face recognition on the later iPhone models, and create an Apple ID- password. Your Apple-ID grants you access to Apple’s cloud and important apps like Cloud, Mail, Store etc. If you can’t remember your Apple-ID/password the iPhone is blocked, so can it be blocked by the ” Find my Phone app ‘, incase one lost their phone. iBypasser will gain access to the device allowing you to create a new Apple-ID/password and use it accordingly.

ATTENTION

  • After bypassing activation lock with iMyFone iBypasser, the iPhone/iPad/iPod touch will be jailbroken. You can access the device again for daily use except for the function of phone call, cellular and iCloud of your new Apple ID.
  • The activation lock screen will appear again if you reset your device after bypassing. You can use iBypasser on the same device for unlimited times before the license expires.
  • This version does not (yet) support the latest iPhones 11 and up.

We tried of course the Activation Lock bypass for its claim. First we used the original Checkra1n.app downloaded from the URL above, and though the iPhone was jailbroken, we still needed to enter Apple’s ID/Password in order to proceed the activation of the device. No good in case you like mentioned earlier forgot/have not got a valid ID belonging to the device itself ( the device keeps its original ID in its chipset stored ). So we move on to THE INTERFACE and practical use of iMyfone iBypasser.app

 

THE INTERFACE

iBypasser’s interface is minimalistic and presents all information needed to perform a good jailbreak / Activation Lock bypass. An external ‘jailbreak file’ (Checkra1n), is automatically downloaded and is needed for the full process to end. The complete interface more or less is just a visual guide for the steps to make rather then a programmed piece of software. However iBypasser does add some code to overcome the Activation Lock which is still left by Checra1n. The interface is just a set of text sreens where only the download of the jailbreak is activated with programming code/command. The clients actions to be taken are the same as the standalone Checkra1n.app, but now guided with an interface.

After the very fast processing of the jailbreak the interface takes you to its final steps. The end-result is great. Your former blocked iPhone is now overruling the Lock Activation and steps straight to the basic iPhones apps interface where you may set a new Apple ID/Pass combination. Is this Apple legal?, I don’t know. Jailbreaking is legal and only limits the security offered by Apple’s IOS software. You could have malware hidden in the jailbreak app or risk your privacy as you do with all apps used outside the Apple Store. I know Apple uses its Apple Store for money reasons, but it also provides safety for clients buying malware free stuff.

 

STEPS FOR JAILBREAK

 

To show you the simplicity but really EFFECTIVE steps to bypass the Activation Lock, we show you the few steps to achieve access to your device. It only takes a second to feel yourself a professional hacker and boast your achievement to your friends and family. Still its iMyfone’s iBypasser that deserves all the credit.

 

Is there more to it ? Not really, as we now end with some claims made by the developer.

    Bypass activation lock and get into your iOS device again.

   Use a new Apple ID on your device.

   iDevice won’t be tracked by the previous Apple ID.

   iDevice won’t be remotely blocked or erased by the previous Apple ID user.

Now whats the benefit of this jailbreak really? To put it simple just gain access to your device and do a restore action in case you backed up the device trough iTunes. Keep in mind that ONLY Apple can unlock your device really rather then bypass an Activation Lock. You won’t be able to use the call function of the iPhone as mentioned earlier.
So its not for support of stolen iPhones, as the IMEI code is still valid at Apple’s servers where owners with access to ID/Pass can block their devices and only they can unblock. You can use the phones internet and such, but calling is impossible. Well I am not an expert in these matters but I think this article
describes the jailbreak / process / use in a simple way.

Therefore, if you want to gain complete access to your iPhone, use iMyFone LockWiper to remove all iPhone locks and restrictions.

 

What are the competitive features of iMyFone iBypasser: 
1. The supported devices and iOS versions are many and relatively new: iPhone5s-iPhoneX, and it runs on iOS 12.3 or above (Note:
iOS12.4.5 and 12.4.6 are not supported)
2. Simple operation
3. Provide trial, you can know whether your device is supported by trial

 

VERDICT

 

iMyfone’s iBypasser application offers real bypassing of Apple’s Activation Lock in a few simple steps. We tried and were succesfull with just a little efford. The application does exact what it claims and takes any user through a smooth process. This software is not meant for activating stolen phones as you can’t use the call function anymore when blocked, but (may) help out any user buying a secondhand iPhone. Its easy and effective and without any compromise. If you are in need for a great tool bypassing your Active Lock, look no further as this piece of software will put a smile on your face again.

 

$ 39,95

We also provide 20% off (coupon code: iByLK20) on all license types of the iBypasser.

App Cleaner & Uninstaller Pro review

Version 6.10 ProDeveloper Nektony.com
Website https://nektony.com/mac-app-uninstallerBuy https://nektony.com/store

 

ABOUT NEKTONY

Nektony is a software development company that is specialized on Mac utilities & iOS productivity apps. Its founded in 2011 and located in Odessa, Ukraine.

 

INSTALLATION & SETUP

 

Installation of App Cleaner & Uninstaller Pro is simple, just drag and drop the icon(application) inside the .dmg file to your Applications folder and you’re done. Now enter your serial if you bought the Pro version which has some defenite usefull bonus options over the free version.

 

DO WE NEED AN UNINSTALLER

 

Main question for any software application is , if we really need the application or can we do without ! I guess our readers know all about Mac maintenance and the need for antivirus and some neccesarry utilities like Nektony’s App Cleaner & Uninstaller. Running a Mac like any computer and being glad it is a bit Unix based, our system gets loaded with applications and smaller utilities. Our Mac’s have NO real system maintenance build-in, so we rely on third party software like CleanMyMac which includes an uninstaller function, or this unknown to me piece of software typically designed to just remove installed files and leftovers.

Unlike Windows, where the user should not use their computer as a ‘testing-machine’ if they want to keep using it as a responsive system, our Mac’s are more Unix based and less sesitive to system faillure due to lost files or worse. That said, our Mac’s do like Windows gather a load of system/applications files which at some point become obsolete when it is not longer needed.
Unlike Windows our Mac’s store files only in a few folders and don’t spread files around in your complete system, but still applications create some folder entries like .plist files and launch files etc. In case you wish to delete an older or unused application, it should delete not only the main application but also all related files no matter where they ‘hide’ in your Mac’s system. This is where we need help of utilities like Nektory’s App Cleaner, which keeps track of any file-relation ! Even though some application come with their Uninstall-Tool, some files get leftover and may cause problems at some point.
If you ever tried different Antivirus programs, you may have faced issues the installation program complaining of detecting an earlier version of some antivirus program conflicting the installation. You now need to search (if you know where to look), and delete the conflicting files.

Now why is Nektory’s App Cleaner better then others or even free applications? To make a claim for being the best remover utility, the application needs some dominant results and interface.

CLAIMS

Use App Cleaner & Uninstaller to remove applications from Mac or delete only unwanted service files and even Remains – the broken files from previously removed apps.
App Cleaner allows you to manage extensions and disable all unwanted Mac startup programs with just one button click.

  • Remove apps – Completely remove applications without leaving any trace.
  • Reset Applications – Delete service files only and launch any application like for the first time.
  • Cleanup Remains – Remove leftovers (broken service files) of apps previously moved to Trash.
  • Remove Extensions – Change Mac startup items, hide or disable Launch Agents, install files and other core extensions.

Check for the difference between the Free and Pro version.    https://nektony.com/mac-app-cleaner/benefits

 

APP CLEANER INTERFACE

Nektony’s App Cleaner & Uninstaller‘s interface is minimalistic and well layed out. The three Tabs are logical and provide every possible removal option needed. When opening the application, a full search/scan is performed inside the application resulting in a fresh view of found files.

PERFORMANCE

Below we have a performance chart of respective: App Cleaner & Uninstaller  vs CleanMyMac X and Appcleaner

 

Fantastic results for App Cleaner & Uninstaller !! It finds a hell of a lot more files/folders then some competition. We checked all found files/folders for their legit presence in the listing of Nektony’s App Cleaner and all were. Top points for this awesome uninstaller from a company unknown to us, but not anymore !
Its absolutely surprising performance along with its ability to show/delete any extension or remains in your system makes this app our favorite uninstaller.

PREFERENCES

 

VERDICT

We are over the moon with the App Cleaner & Uninstaller application, keeping your system free from clutter and handling remains or extensions. It outperforms other wellknown competition like CleanMyMac X and the praised free Appcleaner. It digs and tracks your systemfiles deeper in  order to achieve great results. Is there any better we might ask ourselves? Sofar this little gem is our default application and we advice any Mac user to try or buy this neat piece of software. Its not often we get something really good, but this time we did.

 

€ 22.90

Best GPL site ThemePrice review

ThemePriceGPL website
4000+ Plugins, ThemesBuy subscriptions

 

ABOUT THEMEPRICE.COM

ThemePrice Company offices are located at : Mumbai , India and Texas , Usa. It was founded in 2018, and their number of staff is 28. Being fairly new they are aiming to stay and provide first class service and subscriptions.

 

WHAT IS GPL

The GNU General Public License (referred to as ‘GPL’) was created by computer programmer Richard Stallman in 1985. It was named the ‘GNU’ GPL, and was initiated to license the GNU operating system.

The GPL is a free software license.  The use of the word “free” within “free software” however refers not to price, but to the user’s freedom to utilize, modify and distribute the software.

The GPL is best summarized by the four freedoms associated with the “free software” movement:

  • The freedom to run the program for any purpose.
  • The freedom to study how the program works, and change it to make it do what you wish.
  • The freedom to redistribute copies so you can help your neighbor.
  • The freedom to improve the program, and release your improvements (and modified versions in general) to the public, so that the whole community benefits.

In other words, the GPL is the antithesis to proprietary software—the likes of Windows or iOS. It empowers the end user and doesn’t necessarily work in the best interests of the developer.
However, as we will discover, it certainly does work for WordPress developers (if not perhaps by design). This in a nutshell covers the claim of any GPL site stating their software, plugins and themes are fully legal selling objects, despite not being the developer of the items.

 

WORDPRESS & PLUGINS or THEMES

WordPress is open-source content management licensed under GPLv2, which means anyone can use or modify the WordPress software (themes,plugins) for free. The content management system basically offers a working tool to manage all aspects of your website – all content – without any programming knowledge. WordPress makes it possible for anyone to create and maintain their created websites with the help of plugins and themes..

 

THEMEPRICE.COM & PLUGINS or THEMES

So anyone is able to create and maintain a WordPress website. This makes it all sound so easy, but is it really easy to create a good looking website? Well, this depends on your opinion of ‘Good and Bad’ really. Your first step is to choose a WordPress Theme, which sounds easier then it really is, as there are over a 1000 themes to choose from, so which will you get ?
Your first step is to decide if your website is to be a ‘Blog’ or “E-Shop’ or any other website private or business. Though all websites are available and look great on the demo, its all up to you to design your own website, pictures and headers. This is defenitly not easy to design your own professional looking
header ready for use ( full width or not, responsive or not ), as most great images you’ll find on the internet are ‘protected’ by its owner and may only be used when paid for! Don’t think nobody will notice if you do plan to use a ‘protected image’ as they will find you in the end and make you pay a big fine !!

Now, in order to ‘dressup’ your website, plugins are absolutely necesarry to achieve a fully working website. Some basic plugins we all use and need (for SEO , Shop, Ecommerce, Security etc.) are Yoast, RankMath, Woocommerce, WP Cerber, Askimet, JetPack. I can sum up more plugins, but shows you do need any of these to plugins to create a good working website. ThemePrice offers a huge number of 4000+ plugins, themes to help you design, secure and maintain your website.

 

THEMEPRICE.COM vs OTHERS

Right, we searched for some GPL sites on the internet, and yes ‘there is a fast amount to choose from’. However, we only opt for site offering over 1500 plugins or themes, and ofcourse check their subscription prices. Beside these options, we check download limits and update history of acquired plugins/themes. This is important as WordPress keeps evolving and plugins need to be ready for use with newer versions of WordPress ( compatability ).

Pricing of their Lifetime subscription is really your best offer and rarely found on GPL sites. You may ask yourself ofcourse ‘ will the seller be active, after some years’ ), and yeah we’ve no answer for you here. Luckily most GPL sites got good performing search engines, being your main tool to search the database. ThemePrice.com’s interface is somewhat confusing and not as clean as I like it to be, then again its all personal taste.

 

WHY CHOOSE THEMEPRICE.COM

Why choose Themeprice ? Truly the ultimate question to answer. Their claims are mentioned below, don’t leave anything else to be desired really. I can not check all claims for their credibility, but did check their support. The legallity of the software is as described true, and the security step (scan with Norton, McAfee) should put your mind at rest.

✔ 100% Legal Downloads
Products Listed in ThemePrice are redistributed under the terms of the General Public License (GPL).

✔ Fastest Latest Version Update
We regularly place new versions of themes and plugins .Can’t find the latest version of the product, just click on the Update Button on Product page

✔ Priority Live Chat Support
We provide a best and Outstanding Live chat Support and Service to our Customers even with our lowest price. As our aim is to provide 100% Satisfaction

✔ Authentic Scanned Files
Each and Every Products of ours are Scanned by Norton and Verified By McAfee. All our products are 100% free from any Virus.

These conditions should make you try or buy a subscription from ThemePrice.com.

This menu-Plugin section image (only) shows the specific developers names, and needs some refinement in grouping. Being not the best plugin-menu we’ve seen, the normal searchbar will be your most used database search-tool. Yet ThemePrice offers all most common and important names like:

 

ThemPrice has some great offers and value for money pricing:

  • Subscription Monthly
  • Subscription 6 Months
  • Subscription 1 Year
  • Subscription Lifetime

 

 

 

Once you’ve found your desired plugin or theme, you should get a full information overview off the selected item. Important is the version number and the “NEEDS UPDATE’ button, if you wish or need a newer version. Themeprice adds a great ‘doc’ description to each item explaining the good and bad of the item. ThemePrice is showing most information overall from all sites we checked . We feel absolutely confident you get the best deal possible right now when opting for any subscription.

 

DOWNLOADING FILES

Downloads are very fast indeed. After selecting the file, the download button appears in light blue, now just hit the button and the file is in your default (or not) download folder on your computer. Your downloads are not saved on ThemePrices server straight away ! It takes about 1 hour for your downloaded files to show up on your account. Its a real pleasure to work, search and save files, as all is responsive and fast.

 

VERDICT

After carefully checking many GPL websites , we feel that ThemePrice is the best, offering a great subscription pricing and a huge database is at your disposal. It supports most used and famous names of developers being a theme or a plugin. Have you found no ‘cons’ testing this GPL website? Well not really, but we found ond ‘bug’ in our account as downloaded items were not stored in the folder on our account. ThemePrice could do with some extra payment options, as a creditcard is required right now. PayPal would be a great addition as far as I am concerned. However we are more than happy with the overall performance of ThemePrice. Support is not 24/7 online, but response is not taking long. ( 10min- 1 hr). Now, we advice any customer interested in GPL (plugins,Themes) to visit ThemePrice.com and choose any subscription.

 

 

 

Airo Antivirus Mac review

Versie 1.0Airo
Website https://www.airoav.com/products/

 

ABOUT AIRO

Like me, you probably never heard of Airo Antivirus or its developer AiroAV. The company started one year ago in 2019, and their vision is exclusively focused on macOS and first antivirus solution for the Mac desktop. Well they certainly changed the basic known applications into a modern interface.
Their offices are located in San Diego and Tel Aviv, where Airo aims to be the primary choice for Mac users looking to deal with and prevent Mac-specific malware.

 

AIRO ANTIVIRUS GOAL

A new brand faces stiff competition from all well-known developers like Bitdefender, Norton and Intego. You might ask yourself ‘why dive in a crowded pool’ and earn your place in the top. It must be their determination to provide users with the best possible antivirus application solely for Mac. So far Airo is doing very well, while the only known internet-testing facility to look at Airo is AV-Test. In December 2019, AV-Test gave Airo a 100 percent rating based on its detection of widespread and prevalent malware test, which had 145 samples.

That’s a great result for a new and first rolled out release of Airo Antivirus. AV-Test also ran Airo Antivirus up against more than 71,000 legitimate software samples to check any flags as malware, and passed.

Airo being focused on the Mac native engine doesn’t detect Windows malware. Being a pure Mac application (engine), Airo might become a Windows virus carrier. In order to tackle this weakness AiroAV uses the scan-engine of Bitdefender beside their own engine for Mac malware. To test the capabilities of AiroAV ourselves we used the EICAR zip file containing all known viruses and malware. The result was 100% detection and NO errors whatsoever.

 

AI TECHNOLOGY claim

Mac threats are real, they’re nasty and they mean business. Lucky for you, we come prepared. Bringing some serious AI brainpower into the mix. Airo’s self-learning machine capabilities increase by the minute. Running circles around any creep that tries to keep up.

 

SETUP & INTERFACE

After downloading the install.dmg the setup involves no extra reboot in order to activate files. Its a just a no-brainer really. In contrast to other av-applications, Airo is not located on the dock, but with a dropdown from the menu bar. This shows Airo is integrating the antivirus in your Mac’s system rather then a stand alone solution. It now is easier to check/activate or use your virusscanner, it also gives you the option the open Airo as a window (standalone).

 

 

 

From the menubar the dropdown interface provides an overview of options and information.

The quick scan button (pictured left) is clearly present . Just lower shows the last scan: time, and the last time: updated.
Somewhat less profound ‘Scan options’ is situated right from Last scan. These scan options are sufficient although scheduling is absent !

Towards the bottom of the panel are icons for StatusThreats (Airo’s history section), Settings, and Account.

The Settings section provides options for scanning files in real time, blocking adware, scareware, and suspicious files, and cloud protection.
Cloud Protection is not activated by default, as this might need sharing metadata from files on your computer to cloud.

Furthermore you can also turn on an option under Settings > Scanning options to scan external connected drives and other devices connected to your Mac.
The option to skip certain file types, is available for users to exclude for instance .jpg files from scanning to save on scan time overall.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Airo Antivirus for Mac also offers free browser extensions for Chrome as well as Safari. These extensions protect your browsing against malware, adware, scareware, spyware, and “suspicious” files.  Anti-Phishing protection works well and is readily available but not quite at the top standard Airo wants it to be. Support states that the anti-phishing capability detection is improved on-going and up to the desired highest level through new updates. So Airo ( like all) is perfecting its application and extensions for future updates.
Phishing can be tested at this location https://www.amtso.org/feature-settings-check-phishing-page/
Still I can’t tell for sure how evolved phishing detection really is.

 

 

SETTINGS of AIRO

Below some images of Airo’s settings.

Scheduling of Airo Antivirus is somewhat different to all other antivirus applications. Having NO scheduling setting or button, users might think the scheduling is absent altogether in Airo antivirus. Support solved the scheduling remark for me:

Hello Harrij,
If you are referring to scheduled scans, Airo does daily and weekly scans to make sure the computer stays clean and safe to use.

Shahar
Airo support team

Support is important for any application as users always need some help getting their problem or question solved. Airo we found, has limited support which is a bit of let down.

 

BOOTTIME SCAN & REGISTRATION

Some viruses and other threats are very sophisticated. Some viruses , even after delete, as soon as your operating system becomes active, duplicate themselves. A true boottime scan is not available right now. To register your subscription, you need to create an account. To verify the account an email is sent to
to user, it does take a while before the to be checked email arrives in your inbox. As a result ( I kept clicking, and nothing appeared ) you may end up with several late reactions from its server. Something that should be fixed, as it should not be difficult to have a fast server and algorithm running.

SERVICE & PRICING

AiroAV support is not available 24h, but response time is about 24 ~ 48 hours or at times none!  Airo antivirus is fairly high priced, although their AV-scores are excellent, but is without any bonus frills like firewall, VPN, or such.

 

VERDICT

Being a newcomer in the antivirus segment, the Airo Antivirus application is very good. It’s really easy to understand, and scores top marks on detection tests. System impact is low, and scanning is fast. It’s also easy to access options for a full scan or to scan a specific folder. At the moment, scheduling is implemented in the app itself, running daily and one a week. Personally I would also like to see the ability to drag-and-drop files for scanning or right-click scan activation, and a top notch support.
Pricing of Airo Antivirus is fair and gives you protection for 5 Mac’s. Top marks on detection and system impact should be more then enough for any buyer to consider this truly Mac antivirus application. It really only gets better in future releases.

 

$ 49.99

Norton 360 Deluxe for Mac review

Norton 360 MacDeveloper NortonLifeLock Inc.
Version Norton 360 DeluxeWebsite https://us.norton.com/products/norton-360

 

ABOUT NORTON / BROADCOM

Broadcom Inc. is a global infrastructure technology leader built on 50 years of innovation, collaboration and engineering excellence.

With roots based in the rich technical heritage of AT&T/Bell Labs, Lucent and Hewlett-Packard/Agilent, Broadcom focuses on technologies that connect our world. Through the combination of industry leaders Broadcom, LSI, Broadcom Corporation, Brocade, CA Technologies and Symantec, the company has the size, scope and engineering talent to lead the industry into the future..
Broadcom is focused on technology leadership and category-leading semiconductor and infrastructure software solutions. The company is a global leader in numerous product segments serving the world’s most successful companies.
Broadcom Inc. combines global scale, engineering depth, broad product portfolio diversity, superior execution and operational focus to deliver category-leading semiconductor and infrastructure software solutions so its customers can build and grow successful businesses in a constantly changing environment.

 

INSTALLATION

Installation of Norton 360 Deluxe proofed easy and straightforward. The basic installation needs a reboot for completing, nothing special as some other developers have an equal procedure. Make sure to uninstall any other antivirus on your Mac before adding Norton. Two similar programs can produce a lot of problems on your running Mac. During installation the installer asks for permission to install a helper tool. After reboot, open Norton 360 and make sure to run LiveUpdate. In order to get a running and fully working application, you need to grant full access to files and folder through System Preferences. You will be prompted to set these options before continuing the setup. The first thing you will notice after full setup is the new interface of Norton while you still can opt for the classic interface. To complete all options presented you will need to use the web-based interface of Norton.
Surprisingly the offered option “Cloud Backup”, is NOT available for Mac users ! This is not mentioned specifically when choosing your version from the website. Support from Norton is not aware of any future implementation of this feature for Mac users.

 

Now the big question Why or DO we need an Antivirus software application for our Mac computers ?

So do Macs get viruses? The answer is simple Yes and Yes they need protection. Although a Mac is considered more safe to PC’s, they also face the same treats as PC’s do.
In the past Mac’s were not widely used on our planet so they were less interesting to people trying to pry in your computer software and look for any interesting data like your bankaccount and used passwords etcetera.
But in recent years, as Mac’s popularity has grown, Macs have gained the attention of those looking to hijack data or make you visit websites that are after your credentials or money. We have a complete list of all the Mac viruses, malware and security flaws that have hit the operating system here.

Despite this interest, Macs have generally remained fairly secure. Thanks to the fact that MacOS is based on Unix, a kind of default security is build-in.
Apple itself has included Gatekeeper and number of security measures that make attacking a Mac particularly challenging. Gatekeeper, blocks software that hasn’t been digitally approved by Apple from running on your Mac without your agreement.

Still plenty of risks left, and Macs haven’t managed to completely avoid being targeted. According to a report from Malwarebytes in August 2017, there was a 230 per cent increase in Mac malware in 2017. So YES your Mac needs protection!
Now there is a fast growing list of developers specialised in antivirus security all claiming to be best to buy. Of course if life was that simple, there would be only one software application available on the marker solving all our problems.

We (Macsoftreview) are not able to simply setup a full known malware and virus database for checking the software’s capabilities in catching exploits and vulnerabilities. We do rely on AV-TEST which is the best known It-Security Institute from Germany. They are able to test in absolute equal conditions for every package, and measure system impact is most accurate on their systems. Updates are performed on a regular bases to check if later software-editions have evolved.
Below the latest independent test shows all scores. Norton 360 Deluxe scores a full 100% detection rate !

 

PRODUCTS

If you want to combine some of the best identity-theft protection with some of the best antivirus protection, one of the three Norton 360 with LifeLock plans is for you. This edition of Norton 360 is available in three different packages, Norton 360 Standard, Norton 360 Deluxe, Norton 360 with LifeLock
The Lifelock version is though being a great protection scheme, a costly package for most users.

NortonLifeLock delivers comprehensive protection for your Cyber Safety

As cyberthreats evolve, consumers need a single ally for device security, identity theft protection, and online privacy. Navigating today’s digital universe is complex and can leave consumers feeling out of control – with cybercriminals creating malware and phishing, ransomware and viruses, data breaches and unsecure Wi-Fi connections. We help protect you and your family when online with solutions that keep you Cyber Safe.

Device Security – Multi-layered, advanced security helps protect your devices and information from online threats like viruses, malware, and phishing.
Identity Theft Protection – We monitor for threats to your identity and provide restoration services to help if you do have an identity theft issue.
Online Privacy – Virtual private networking helps protect your privacy when information is being sent or received over Wi-Fi, wired, or mobile connections.
Home & Family – We help families enjoy connected devices worry-free with solutions like Parental Controls.

This review of Norton 360 Deluxe has the following features available, but not all features are available for all operating systems!

Real-time Threat Protection – Multi-layered, advanced security helps protect against malware threats to your devices, and help protect your private and financial information .
Secure VPN – Browse anonymously and securely with a no-log VPN. 
Dark Web MonitoringPowered by LifeLock We monitor and notify you if we find your personal information on the Dark Web.§
Password Manager – Easily create, store, and manage your passwords, credit card information and other credentials online – safely and securely.
50GB Cloud Backup – Automatic, secure cloud backup for PCs – NOT MAC USERS !!
Parental Control – Manage your kids’ activities online. 
SafeCam – Get notified if cybercriminals try to use your webcam, ONLY WINDOWS !!


ANTIVIRUS & PRIVACY 

Though many features are nice, the most important factor for buying a antivirus program is still its ability to protect you 100%. AV-Testing resulted in Norton detecting every instance of known “widespread” malware and of previously unseen “zero-day” malware in all 12 monthly evaluations by German lab AV-Test from January through December 2019.

Norton products, include a two-way firewall, an unlimited password manager and a file-backup program. They also include the company’s Safe Web browser extensions, which work with Safari, Chrome and Firefox. Safe Web’s Isolation Mode renders the contents of known dangerous sites as read-only. If you connect to a banking site, Norton runs the browser session in a virtual machine. Norton’s 360 malware-detection engine takes up few system resources in the background, but more resource impact during active scans. (Best set the scans to run overnight.)

Detection of widespread and prevalent malware discovered in the last 4 months (the AV-TEST reference set)145 samples used

 

NORTON VPN

Norton 360 comes with a no limit VPN solution integrated in the Deluxe package. Bitdefender is also equipped with a VPN but has a really low daily usage limit, which makes it unusable really. Norton however boasts a full No Limit  and No logging VPN. Browse anonymously and securely with a no-log VPN. Add bank-grade encryption to help keep your information like passwords and bank details secure and private. So what’s not to like about the VPN, well that’s easy as it supports very limited servers globally (has servers in 29 different countries and 73 locations.). However in Europe you will always find a server available and for the Netherlands even brilliant speeds. ( See VPN Speed below )

The settings are limited but connections are fast and stable. I really enjoyed using the Norton VPN solution. Again this great option adds value to this full packages deal. The interface of Norton 360 is somewhat strange, as it takes some clicking your mouse button to see how the VPN interface opens as it is not present in the menubar, rather then just only the ‘connect’ or ‘disconnect’ button. Still when you’re all familiar its a very good VPN.

Though Norton claims No Logging policy for this VPN, you should realise that Norton is based in the USA and therefore committed to US laws. Us laws do not permit No logging !  You do get noticed if officials want to trace you down. Testing ip6 security, Norton VPN hides your IP in a truly safe way, as are any DNS leaks.
Still for ordinary use, this VPN works well for daily practice.

 

 

VPN SPEED

Norton 360 Deluxe is providing a true No logging VPN and great speed. The examples below shows a speed image with NO VPN active, and the second with a VPN choice activated. Normally many servers create a fair speed drop of 40% easy, while our tested speeds only drop somewhat on ‘upload’.
I am very very pleased with its performance.

PASSWORD MANAGER

Easily create, store, and manage your passwords, credit card information and other credentials online – safely and securely. A password manager should be on every computer really. Nowadays you make yourself vulnerable if you use the same password frequent, in order to protect yourself you better use a different password for any website visited. You don’t want to become a victim of identity theft, believe me. The setup is not inside the application but is web based, this is unlike many other antivirus programs which are more controlled from within the application itself. It did make me click around somewhat
to find the places and final setup. Once installed and active it works very well and again this is a true bonus for this package. It does not have the features and smooth interface like Dashlane of course, but it is free and part of a great deal.

 

SMART FIREWALL

The Smart Firewall monitors the communications between your computer and other computers on the Internet. It also protects your computer from such common security problems as the following:

Improper connection attemptsWarns you of connection attempts from other computers and of attempts by programs on your computer to connect to other computers
Port scansCloaks the inactive ports on your computer thereby providing protection against attacks through hacking techniques such as port scanning
IntrusionsMonitors the network traffic to or from your computer for suspicious behavior and stops any attack before they threaten your system

A firewall blocks cybercriminals and other unauthorized traffic, while it allows authorized traffic to pass. The Windows Firewall feature monitors all inbound communications to your computer. However, Windows Firewall does not monitor the outbound communications from your computer to the Internet. Symantec recommends that you keep the Smart Firewall option turned on to let Norton monitor all inbound and all outbound communications of your computer. The Smart Firewall feature automatically creates program rules for each program that you run. When the Smart Firewall option is turned on, Norton retains the Automatic Program Control settings for all programs.

While macOS features its own firewall to stop applications from connecting to risky websites, Norton 360 Deluxe adds its own two-way firewall, which stops certain kinds of data from getting in or out. Its services also protect your system from risky networks and known dangerous IP addresses.

 

DARK WEB MONITORING

What is the Dark Web? An “underground” part of the Web that isn’t searchable by regular search engines. The Dark Web is where cybercriminals offer information for sale, including personal data like email addresses. Dark Web Monitoring Powered by LifeLock§ searches Dark Web markets for your email address, and we notify you if we find it. A truly useful bonus as you ( your mail address, and maybe passwords) definitely will be known on the Dark Web. I can almost guarantee a full ‘hit’ score, as hackers have mastered millions accounts and passwords. Check it out and change your passwords for all compromised sites.

 

CLOUD BACKUP

Another feature that allows you 75Gb cloud storage with Norton 360. Man, man I was really getting fed up trying to activate this nice feature on the iMac’s, and finally contacted support in order to help me out. Disappointed ? yep, truly disappointed as this feature is only for Windows and not supported for Mac. I really don’t understand, why this option is available in the interface ( check first image) if it is not supported for Mac users. Why keep an unusable option visible that creates frustration with users. Shame on you Norton, this is an option that should also be available for Mac users.

 

VERDICT

  • Excellent malware protection
  • Backup software, online storage, password manager, webcam protection
  • Unlimited VPN service
  • Optional LifeLock ID identity protection
  • Light background performance impact

Norton 360 Deluxe is a true winner, having a 100% virus/malware detection score and low system impact. Boasting truly great features, apart from the missing ‘cloud backup’ I recommend Norton 360 fully. It beats most competitors in every aspect. Its fair priced for the first year € 39,99 but more expensive for the second year € 99,99 ! The optional LifeLock protection is fantastic, but as most good things in life, this doesn’t come cheap. However you do get value for money with its protection forfeits . A happy user ends this review.

 

$ 39.99

$ 39.99

Tenorshare Reiboot Mac review

Version 7.3.5Developer Tenorshare Co, LtD
Website https://www.tenorshare.com

 

ABOUT TENORSHARE

Tenorshare was founded in 2007, which has been in the industry for more than 10 years.  They have developed many great software like iPhone data recovery, iPhone unlocked, WhatsApp transfer software, ect. They focus on data security and system fixes for iOS & Android. Tenorshare’s focus is on the iOS, Android, Windows and Mac platforms and core technology study. Tenorshare provides users with solutions for device content management, data recovery, password recovery, system repair and other practical mobile phone and computer essentials.

 

ABOUT REIBOOT

In fact, if a recent update caused your old iPhone to fail, ReiBoot supports system repair services that automatically downgrade your system to an older safe state without causing any data loss.

To put it simply, ReiBoot is a one-click solution to get the most out of a stuck iPhone or iOS system. You don’t need to know anything technical to use it since the user interface is simple enough for even the least techie person to understand. That said, it almost seems you just can’t go wrong with REIBOOT is read further as we perform our own testing with a stuck iPhone.

ReiBoot offers a repair range, leaving almost nothing to be desired.

  • 1-Click to Enter/Exit Recovery Mode Free free
  • Repair 50+ iOS system problems like stuck on Apple logo, screen won’t turn on, recovery mode loop, etc.
  • Fix your iPhone or iPad if it’s freezing or suffering from problems you can’t identify.
  • Repair your iOS to Normal without Data Loss
  • Fully compatible with the newest iPhone 11/11 Pro/XS/XS Max/XR/iPad Pro & iOS 13/iPadOS
Downgrade iOS without iTunes, Simpler & No Data Loss

Using iTunes restore option to downgrade iOS beta is always a troublesome task. This program comes with the feature that is able to downgrade iOS to the latest version automatically. Automatically because the program initiates the download by itself. The Tenorshare website offers great video’s explaining every problem you might be facing and how to solve your problem.

 

USING REIBOOT

Now we get to the part which is most interesting as the developer can promise you ‘the pot of gold’, but that remains to be seen in practice. The best application is the one needing no extra frills or knowledge but takes you straight to the solution. Older iPhone’s, iOS updates can be a nightmare as you may run into incompatibility issues with the apps and other firmware you have on your particular device. Apple’s recommendation of a hard reset might do the trick for you, but you also may loose your data which you want to save of course. How great is the fact that some applications are available for helping you out in case of trouble. ReiBoot has a clean interface with only limited options to choose from, but enough to make problems vanish into thin air….like magic, that is. The full proces only comes down to your recovery choice and attach a cable to connect your IOS device to the computer.

That’s it my friends, just hit the repair button make yourself a cup of coffee, and wait for the magic to happen. You won’t be disappointed as I can guarantee a great result. No hassle, No choices and No worries make ReiBoot an application you can’t do without.

To start, it will download everything from your phone to your Windows or Mac computer. When it has finished, it rolls back the newest update that caused the device to crash in the first place, and will then download all of your personal data back onto the device from your computer.
Just check the images below explaining the steps made by ReiBoot to recover your precious IOS device.

Now choose desired solution for your problem. First option mentioned is making your iPhone/iPad enter the recovery mode, and the second option is
Fix any serious problem of your failing operating system.

 

Now final result of Tenorshare’s REIBOOT is repair completed and job done ! It’s dead easy to fix your problems.

 

The result is that your phone is functional without incurring any damage, due to how the software circumvents the reboot and recovery process. There’s no more or less to explain in this review which complements the developers of building a one-click recovery tool for any user, novice or nerd. The list of main fixes available is covering I guess most issues.

 

MAIN FIXES

  • Fix iPhone Stuck on Apple logo
  • Fix iPhone Black Screen
  • Fix iPhone Frozen Screen
  • Fix iTunes Update/Restore Errors
  • Unlock iPhone Disabled Screen
  • Fix iPhone Stuck on Loading
  • Fix iPhone Boot Loop
  • Factory Reset iPhone without iTunes

 

VERDICT

ReiBoot is a simple-to-use, intuitive tool to safely remove the issues that caused it to fail. Its simplicity and ability to help you out when you’re lost is great. It’s a no brainer application giving you the best of both worlds, simplicity and results. I am trying to sum some negatives but alas I can’t see any reason why you shouldn’t buy ReiBoot. So, if you’re after that one tool fixing your problems Tenorshare’s REIBOOT is a top pick in todays market. Well done Tenorshare….

$ 69.95