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Review of the Internet’s Top Privacy Apps

Review of the Nets Top Privacy Apps

Securing your privacy online can be a daunting task. There are just so many gaps in security that need to be filled in. To help out, we’ve come up with a short three-item list that works as a sort of privacy starter kit. These are the absolute must-have privacy tools to get started:

ExpressVPN

VPNs allow you to skirt censorship, surveillance, hackers, and ISP activity logging. ExpressVPN is among the fastest and most-trusted VPN services on the market, and it’s also one of the easiest to use. All your internet traffic is encrypted with military-grade SSL encryption. Furthermore, ExpressVPN is completely logless. That means it doesn’t track your session activity or keep logs of your internet traffic. The company is registered in the British Virgin Islands, beyond the jurisdiction of snooping authorities from the US, UK, and the rest of Europe.

To get started using ExpressVPN, just sign up, download, install, input an authentication key, and hit the big green button to connect. You can choose from hundreds of servers across 78 countries to route your traffic through. On top of the privacy perks, you can also use VPNs to access content that’s blocked due to firewalls or geographic restrictions.

ExpressVPN is available on Windows, Mac, Android, and iOS.

 

Mailvelope

Mailvelope is an extension for Firefox and Chrome that encrypts your email and only lets the intended recipient decrypt it. Email lacks a built-in encryption standard, making it vulnerable to hackers and snoops. Mailvelope uses PGP, or “pretty good privacy”, to encrypt emails. Whenever you compose an email, a button will appear in the composer that will open an external text editor. Type whatever information you want encrypted here, encrypt it, and transfer the encrypted text into the original email.

To take advantage of PGP, you’ll need to generate a key pair and upload it to a keyserver. A key pair is a combination of a public and private key, sort of like passwords, that ensures only the person you send an email to can decrypt it. A keyserver is a place where people can find your public key to send you encrypted email. Conversely, you can find other people’s public keys to send them encrypted email using Mailvelope. Mailvelope comes with a built in key generator and key ring to store previously used public keys.

 

Cloudfogger

Now your internet connection and email are private, but what about your files? Many of us utilize cloud storage and backup to store files online, but they often sit on unencrypted servers. Even if those servers are encrypted, there’s a good chance you don’t hold the key to decrypt your own files, which means the company itself and government authorities can still gain access. To encrypt files before they’re ever uploaded to the cloud, there’s Cloudfogger.

Cloudfogger is superior to competing products in that others require you to move files into a specified folder to encrypt them. Cloudfogger lets you select existing folders on your local hard drive that you want to encrypt before uploading them to the cloud, so you don’t have to completely reorganize your files and folders. You can still access your files on your local drive just as you always have without manually decrypting. This works great with any cloud storage or backup service, including Google Drive and Dropbox.

Cloudfogger is available for free on Windows, Mac, iOS, and Android.

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Pocket Boom Portable Vibration Speaker Review

PocketBoom Portable Vibration Speaker Review**Disclaimer** The Following Post is a Sponsored Review for a Gearzap Product. Gearzap encourages Techie WhizKid Readers to buy New iPad Covers & iPad 3 Cases from Gearzap Online. 

Pocket Boom Portable Vibration Speaker Review 

The Pocket Boom Portable Vibration Speaker is a wonderful innovation in the field of portable gadgets.

What sets apart Pocket Boom from other portable speakers is:

Pocket Boom head turns any surface or object into a speaker
– ‘Magic pad’ sticks and attaches firmly to all surfaces and is easily removable
– Small size allows you to take it anywhere
– Standard 3.5mm headphone jack for compatibility with all phones and tablets

How does the Pocket Boom Portable Vibration Speaker work ?

Using the same principle as a drumstick creating a vibration on a drum and making a sound, the Pocket Boom can convert any surface into a portable speaker – with a variety of effects. The head of the Pocket Boom vibrates like a regular speaker, but the vibrations are amplified enabling it to make a large and high quality sound through anything – from a tablet, to a window, to a cup, to a box etc.

To use the Pocket Boom, it simply needs to be stuck to the surface of the product that you wish to turn into a speaker. In order to allow it to easily stick to surfaces, it features a magic sticky pad that attaches to almost any surface with ease, whilst being able to be removed without leaving any sticky residue. If the sticky pad loses some of its magical stickiness, simply wipe it with a damp finger and restore it to up to 95% of its original stickiness each time.

The Sound quality depends and varies from object to object on which the Pocket Boom is stick onto. The most amazing sound output that i observed was I connected it to my cell phone and Pocket Boom was attached to a cardbox box and an empty bottle, the sound output was clear, full of bass almost like a sub-woofer.

For a price tag of £19.99, The Pocket Boom Vibration Speaker is a great buy and a must have addition for any gadget lover.

Pocket Book Portable Vibration Speaker Techie Whizkid Rating – 4/5 – A Great Buy for a small price

Pocket Boom Portable Vibration Speaker Demo Video 

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Micromax Andro A60 Review and Andro A60 Price Details

Micromax Mobile – India’s 3rd Largest Mobile Phone Vendor make their foray into the Growing Android Smartphone Market with the launch of their first Entry Level Android Phone called the Micromax Andro A60.

Micromax Andro A60 Review

The Micromax Andro A60 Price Tag of Rs 6990 makes Andro A60 – The Cheapest Android Mobile Phone to be sold in India so far. Let’s Analyse in depth on whether Micromax Andro A60 is worth it’s price and is worth buying at all or not?

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Comparison of 3 Midrange Android Phones – LG Optimus One vs Samsung Galaxy 3 vs Samsung Galaxy 5

Google’s Android OS is rapidly becoming the Leading OS for Smartphones Worldwide, It has already surpassed Apple’s iOS and RIM’s Blackberry OS to become the Number 1 OS for Smartphones in the US. With an ever expanding Android App Market with thousands of new Android Apps being added each day, and new handset manufacturers lining up to produce more Android Handsets to gain the upperhand in the Smartphone Handset market, Today we compare 3 most Popular Midrange Android Phones which are moderately priced in the Midrange below Indian Rupees Rs 13,000 segment. –  LG Optimus One vs Samsung Galaxy 3 and Samsung Galaxy 5.

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