Clean up Android devices with the (ad) free Droid Optimizer
February 20, 2015 – 06:51 | Comments Off on Clean up Android devices with the (ad) free Droid Optimizer
Clean up Android devices with the (ad) free Droid Optimizer

German developer Ashampoo has been producing PC cleanup tools since 1999, but now they’re looking a little further. Droid Optimizer is a one-stop app for cleaning, managing and maintaining just about any Android device (2.3+).
There’s …

East-Tec Eraser 2015 debuts “intelligent Risk Monitor”
November 29, 2014 – 14:29 | Comments Off on East-Tec Eraser 2015 debuts “intelligent Risk Monitor”
East-Tec Eraser 2015 debuts “intelligent Risk Monitor”

East-Tec has released East-Tec Eraser 2015, the latest edition of its comprehensive PC privacy tool.
This version introduces the Risk Monitor, which warns you of potential privacy risks as soon as they happen, removing them with …

ChrisPC Free Anonymous Proxy 5.50 adds more proxies, improves speeds
September 17, 2014 – 05:03 | Comments Off on ChrisPC Free Anonymous Proxy 5.50 adds more proxies, improves speeds
ChrisPC Free Anonymous Proxy 5.50 adds more proxies, improves speeds

ChrisPC has released the latest edition of its free-for-personal-use online privacy tool, ChrisPC Free Anonymous Proxy 5.50.
The upgrade seems to have concentrated on the fundamentals, now extending the anonymous proxy list to 1,000+ from more …

MacBooster 2 released, adds System Status, Photo Sweeper and Security modules
August 28, 2014 – 08:57 | Comments Off on MacBooster 2 released, adds System Status, Photo Sweeper and Security modules
MacBooster 2 released, adds System Status, Photo Sweeper and Security modules

IObit has released MacBooster 2.0, a major new build of its shareware cleaning and optimisation tool for Macs. The app, which is available as a 14-day trial download, includes a number of new and improved …

EFF’s Privacy Badger automatically blocks web trackers
August 12, 2014 – 05:15 | Comments Off on EFF’s Privacy Badger automatically blocks web trackers
EFF’s Privacy Badger automatically blocks web trackers

There are plenty of browser extensions around which try to block web trackers, but most have at least some issues: they’re complicated to set up, need custom configuration, use bulky blacklists, maybe there are some …

Auslogics reveals BoostSpeed 7
August 1, 2014 – 07:02 | Comments Off on Auslogics reveals BoostSpeed 7
Auslogics reveals BoostSpeed 7

Auslogics has unveiled BoostSpeed 7, a major update for its PC cleanup, maintenance and optimisation suite.
The Live Speedup module gains a Disk Priority Manager to optimise applications in real-time. Your hard drive is now monitored …

Hide sensitive on-screen information from prying eyes with AntiSnooper
May 8, 2014 – 12:38 | Comments Off on Hide sensitive on-screen information from prying eyes with AntiSnooper
Hide sensitive on-screen information from prying eyes with AntiSnooper

If you’re the kind of person who has to hurriedly switch off their monitor whenever anyone comes near, you need Bagrify’s AntiSnooper 1.1. This free tool makes it possible to obscure selected program windows whenever …

Bluhell Firewall: a simple but effective ad-blocker for Firefox
April 16, 2014 – 14:47 | Comments Off on Bluhell Firewall: a simple but effective ad-blocker for Firefox
Bluhell Firewall: a simple but effective ad-blocker for Firefox

Building the perfect ad-blocker is a complex business, not least because your users can have very different ideas on how it should work.
Some developers try to address this with layer after layer of features. You’ll …

ChrisPC Anonymous Proxy 5.00 introduces Pro version
January 29, 2014 – 09:02 | Comments Off on ChrisPC Anonymous Proxy 5.00 introduces Pro version
ChrisPC Anonymous Proxy 5.00 introduces Pro version

ChrisPC has updated its popular privacy tool with the release of ChrisPC Anonymous Proxy 5.00, which sees the introduction of a paid-for Pro version.
The free build retains the same core functionality as in previous editions, …

O&O SafeErase 7.0 promises to securely shred data more quickly than before
December 17, 2013 – 12:03 | Comments Off on O&O SafeErase 7.0 promises to securely shred data more quickly than before
O&O SafeErase 7.0 promises to securely shred data more quickly than before

Berlin developer O&O Software GmbH has released O&O SafeErase Professional 7.0, a major update to its secure delete tool for Windows PCs. Version 7.0, also available in 64-bit form adds Windows 8.1 compatibility and promises …

Check your Android apps for privacy risks with Clueful
November 23, 2013 – 11:10 | Comments Off on Check your Android apps for privacy risks with Clueful
Check your Android apps for privacy risks with Clueful

You’ve found an essential Android app. You click “Install”, wanting to check it out immediately. And so, let’s be realistic, you’re probably not going to spend a long time reviewing the app permissions, and thinking …