I’ve written this review twice now. The first time was in the heat of the moment. I was excited about Knock — a new app that was getting a lot of hype from the usual tech pundits, and I was enjoying it after just a few minutes of use. I was typing wildly like I was on a bender.
But then I told myself to calm down. Knock was cool, yes. But did it deserve my excessive praise? I figured I should let it soak in for a few days and see how it goes; analyze the app and see what solution it solves. And now that I’ve cooled off a bit, what’s the verdict? Well … (more…)
After my PayPal account got hacked a year ago, I didn’t take any more chances. I changed all of the passwords of my most important accounts, making sure they are impossible to remember and predict. The problem now is finding a safe place for all of my usernames, passwords, account numbers and more, and being able to access the list whenever I need to log in.
It didn’t take long for me to purchase a copy of 1Password for both the Mac and iOS. Recently though, I reviewed the desktop version of oneSafe and believe it to be a terrific alternative to the rather pricey 1Password app. What I didn’t mention was how significantly different it was to its iOS version after being able to test both apps together.
Priced at $5.99 on iTunes, oneSafe is a universal app that boasts of unique security features that keep all of your accounts and web logins safe from intruders. Let’s see what oneSafe for iOS can really do and if it also stands as a worthy alternative to 1Password 4. (more…)
We’re not sure exactly when passwords and pin numbers became so pesky. They started out being simple enough to remember, but have since evolved into longer, more complex and inevitably forgotten beasts. There’s one thing they usually succeeded at, though, and that’s keeping would-be identity thieves out. Sometimes they’re so good they end up doing the same to their owners as well.
Here to save the day is WISeID Password Manager & Personal Data Protector. Within this app, users can store the access codes to their accounts, such as those at banking institutions and social media sites. There’s also a way to document personal items and their serial numbers, among other features. Can WISeID protect you from the ultimate threat to security: forgetfulness? Find out after the break. (more…)
I’m not a big fan of applications that store passwords and information like that, and it’s for a very good reason: once you stop with the habit of remembering passwords yourself, you forget them, since you’re relying on an app to do it. Apart from that, there’s the security issue, since your passwords are being stored in a potentially insecure system.
That said, 1Password isn’t any password management software. Like its name doesn’t suggest, it can store almost any kind of information, not just passwords. This comes very handy in case you need to buy something online but don’t carry your credit card around. Plus, it boasts hardware accelerated AES encryption, so even if you lost your device, someone would have to go through a tough time to gain access to your passwords.
We’re happy to announce that we have chosen five winners, who will each receive a free copy of Ben the Bodyguard for the iPhone! The winners are:
- Alberto Jauregui @albertojauregui
- Jeannie Nguyen @omfgjeannie
- Mike Willick @AnnouncerMike
- Christopher Chan @ccclaw
- Bo Bogan @organime
Thanks again to everybody who entered!
Your Google account pretty much contains your entire life; you rely on Google services to hold your photos, documents, contacts, calendars, emails, and so much more. In fact, your Google email account also holds the keys to almost every site you register with.
By having access to your Gmail account, an attacker could request a password reset for services like Skype, Facebook, and more. All of these extremely important services are protected by a simple combination of eight letters, numbers, and symbols. If you’re concerned about your Google account security, then you will certainly want to know about Google Authenticator for the iPhone.
I don’t know about you, but I carry around 14 pieces of information on my wallet everyday, between ids and cards of some sort. Despite the apparent digital convergence, the physical world still clings onto these plastic cards.
Wallet for iPhone can help you reduce the bulk in your pocket and also centralize and synchronize some of that information in addition to anything digital you have spread over your email account, browser and file system.