AVG LinkScanner for Mac lets you know in advance if a Web site contains malicious threats. Already an enormously popular developer for the Windows antivirus category, AVG launches this bare-bones Mac version of its Link scanning technology to help prevent Mac users from visiting dangerous Web sites. As the only product AVG makes for Mac, this small program is not meant to sell you anything as there are no paid products from AVG for the Mac platform.
The Mac-like interface of LinkScanner lets you activate two types of protection. The Search Shield uses Web browser plug-ins that check search results … Read more
Some people don't mind strangers rummaging through their Facebook friends lists, wall posts, status updates, and other details of their online selves. The rest of us attempt to control who has access to our Facebook information. The recent revamp of the Facebook privacy settings makes it simpler to adjust the many settings that determine whether and how people contact you, and how much of your information they can access.
Two free online scanners put your Facebook privacy settings to the test, though they take very different approaches to how they generate their ratings. ReclaimPrivacy.org gives you a Facebook … Read more
Of the many bar code scanners available for Android, the simply named Barcode Scanner makes a good starting place, especially for new Android users. With it, you're at liberty to scan QR codes to download Android apps, add a contact to your phone, or jump to a Web link. The scanner also reads retail bar codes, triggering a Google search for whichever product comes up. Though Barcode Scanner isn't as precise as other shopping apps that follow up their scan with a database search on where to find the item, it does its duty as a simple, multipurpose … Read more
Big fat disclaimer: This will absolutely sell out, so I apologize in advance if you miss your chance.
Dell has just about the best deal I've ever seen on a multifunction printer with Wi-Fi. But before I give you the details and link, I have two quick instructions: You have to scroll down the Dell's page a bit to find the right model, and you have to click Add to Cart to get the deal price. If you click the printer itself, you'll end up on the product page, where the price is higher.
On to the … Read more
If you're one of the 17 percent of American adults who reportedly suffer from some type of hearing loss, listen up: hearing aids--and earphones--may be about to enter a new generation of superior fit and functionality, thanks to molds based on a 3D imaging technique instead of plaster.
Time was, getting fitted for a hearing aid took an hour in a chair with an audiologist, who would fill a patient's ear canals with a silicone substance that hardened into a mold from which the aid would be constructed. The molds are only so detailed, which means the fits … Read more
Canon's CanoScan 8800F has been enduringly (and somewhat endearingly) popular on our site, despite the fact that we've never reviewed it. Though it's closing in on 3 years old, which is practically ancient in many of the other product categories we cover, there isn't a lot of technological development either, so it's refreshing not to be barraged with artificially differentiated products for a change. That said, Canon's latest CanoScan, the 9000F, follows up the veteran photo scanner at about $50 more, with a resolution boost for slide and film scans and improved power consumption.
Here's how it compares with its cheaper sibling, as well as its main competitors:… Read more
BYOBS. That stands for "bring your own bar code scanner," and more and more shoppers like the concept--so much so that Target has added bar code scanning to its existing free iPhone app along with a new TargetLists feature that allows you to manage shopping and gift lists from your phone.
Why would you need to use a Target bar code scanner in a Target store if you already know the price of the product? Well, the idea is you could instantly tap into more info without having to talk to a salesperson. "In addition to pricing, … Read more
The Dell V515w all-in-one printer normally sells for $149. Today only, you can get a V515w for just $69 shipped (plus sales tax in some states).
Now, you know me: I rarely post a printer deal unless there's Wi-Fi involved. Well, you guessed it: the "w" in V515w stands for "wireless." Although you can connect the printer to your PC with a boring old USB cable (not included), this baby's designed for Wi-Fi networks.
Even more impressive, it supports 802.11n. That's kind of a big deal if you already have an 802.… Read more