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Easy and Free- 5 security apps for Windows 10

These 5 free security apps allow for safe browsing while protecting your computer against viruses, and even remembers all your passwords for you. Sounds great to us. apps.31776.9007199266248614.e32fdc94-77ee-4dac-af90-52ca48b6eb41

Password Padlock –  Password Padlock manages all your passwords securely by first having you select a single master password. This master password is used to encrypt all the other passwords in your collection using AES-256 encryption. You can rest well knowing that your master password is never stored. Encrypted passwords are easily backed up to OneDrive, and you can backup on one device and restore to another with ease.

LastPass- LastPass remembers all your passwords for you so you can spend time working on more important things. Creating strong passwords for every account you have, LastPass keeps such passwords locked up in the easy to navigate LastPass password manager. Automatic sync across every browser and device ensures you are never left scratching your head for your password. LastPass will sign into all your online accounts for you. Similar to Password Padlock, Last Pass also gives the option to create one secure password for ultimate protection. 

Super Password Generator – The Super Password Generator uses Cryptographic Random Number Generator to make sure the password generated with the given characters are unique and never gets duplicated. This generator can also generate QR code so you can scan it with any device that supports QR Code decoding such as a Windows Phone.

Avast Antivirus Download Center- The Avast Antivirus Download Center App allows for easy access to downloads of PC security products from Avast product portfolio. It also streams the latest security news from Avast Blog directly into your windows 10 PC.

Touch VPN- Unable to access some websites or apps? Worried about unprotected Wi-Fi hotspots? Want to be anonymous and protected from surveillance and hackers? Touch VPN – the Secure VPN Proxy– is the best solution for you!


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Air Display – User your IPad as a Second Monitor

As more and more users become mobile the need for mulitple screens on the road has become invaluable. Now if you have an iPad, using wifi, you can use it as a second monitor with your laptop.

You’ll have to install the app on your ipad for $9.99 as well and download and install the app on your laptop.

http://avatron.com/apps/air-display

Key features:
– An instant second monitor
– Touch your desktop
– Display it the way you want (ie Landscape or Portrait)
– No wires needed

Google Music Manager

Are you running out of space on your iPhone or Droid where you store your music? Google has come up with awesome idea by incorporating the cloud where you can store your music an acces it via an app on your phone. The key to this is that you have to have internet access to listen to your music.

To learn more about Google Music go to http://music.google.com/about/

From the Music Manager, you can:

Add music from your iTunes library, Windows Media Player library, My Music folder, or folders of your choosing to Google Music:
–Choose to add songs automatically or completely manually
–Adjust the bandwidth available for adding songs
–View the progress of songs you’re adding
–Download any of the songs that you previously uploaded to your Music library, as well as any song you purchased
from the Google Music store

You can install Music Manager by going to http://music.google.com/music/listen?#manager_pl

For the iPhone app you’ll have to get gMusic and if you have a Droid phone you’ll have to get Google Music app.

Mobile Applications (Apps) for the Small to Medium Business

Over the last year BVA has been asked more than I can recall, should my organization develop a mobile app (application) for my business which is a great question to say the least.  There is a lot that goes into making one of these and it takes a true professional to develop a good app.  There are third party firms that specifically target this market and of course BVA has been contacted about partnering with such a firm.  This partnership has not taken place due to the lack of experience of some of these outfits.  We are working with a few firms in performing some trials to see their relevance and competency.  Mobile applications are the newest and the hottest topic in all the presentations I have been to and of course all the large corporations are jumping on the train which is a little scary, especially wrapped around the banking industry.  It has become a must-have addition to the arsenal of any Web-based small to medium sized business.  Mobile app downloads across all handsets worldwide are projected to approach 50 billion in 2012 which is quite shocking if you really think about it.  That much personal data being transferred over cell towers.  To really be successful in this market of mobile apps you have to be in it to win it.  If your business line or your users want to access your organization while they’re on the go, you’re going to need a mobile app eventually.   And if you want to succeed, it will take more than just shrinking your current website to create a footprint edition for smaller screens.

The process of developing your own app is quite extensive but not brain surgery. The mission here is helping people find your website and your line of business in a fast and easy way. All the while, gathering their personal information or profile. Simplicity is a mobile app or app’s best friend, creating an app that tries to mirror your website is not the correct path.  I think another large component to a successful app is being able to enter data on the fly, easily from whatever phone unit that you are using.  I hate apps that make it difficult to enter data, I literally will stop using it.  Good graphic design is a given, but it shouldn’t become a fetish to the point where it interferes with the user’s experience.  The design is crucial to creating an engaging and effective mobile site, and not too many bells and whistles.  Be aware of the screen size and resolution you are trying to achieve.  Mobile design presents very different challenges from web design, because you’re not able to spew everything out all at once. Instead you’re forced to be very thoughtful about how your content is prioritized and presented.  Some of the IT Department heads that I communicate with stress how important to have an in-house person that knows the application well and was involved during its coding and conception.  My friend tells me that it constantly needs to be updated and changed due to user requests and organizational needs.