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Net Nanny offers the best Web filtering features of any parental control program, and it’s a bargain if you have only one Android device to control.

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Geo-fencing can restrict data or communication to a certain area. Yik Yak uses this service to restrict communications to certain colleges and...

reviews - APRIL 17 0

The ability to manage devices on multiple platforms and detailed app management features make Qustodio a worthwhile parental control option in households with many devices.

reviews - APRIL 17 1

Extensive controls – particularly for app management, text monitoring, and location tracking – make this a great choice for parents who want some control over their child’s mobile activity.

reviews - APRIL 17 0

Despite detailed activity logs, Mobile Spy lacks the extensive controls to make it an effective program for managing how your child uses their phone.

reviews - APRIL 16 0

Dysonics RondoMotion turns your headphones into a 3D home theater experience that changes as you move.

news - APRIL 8 2

Everything you need to know about Cyanogen -- the Android modification that may be better than Android itself.

news - MARCH 17 0

Adobe's new Document Cloud and Acrobat DC may change the way people work with PDF documents forever.

picture story - MARCH 5 29

As Chrome's popularity grows, so does the number of extensions promising a faster, more secure and productive experience. Here's the best extensions currently available.

news - MARCH 5 0

Intel partners with Ratpr to help users optimize the integrated graphics that is found in 70 percent of today's computers.

news - MARCH 3 0

Leia uses LCD screens to make 3D holographic images that are interactive -- without the need for 3D glasses.

news - FEBRUARY 26 14

Microsoft has dismal smartphone market share right now, but Windows 10 looks to make the platform more relevant for developers and shoppers.

reviews - FEBRUARY 20 0

We tested seven of the biggest photo book services so that you can pick the right company to trust with your memories. Here are the best.

reviews - FEBRUARY 5 0

Here is a breakdown of each Photoshop version (CC, Lightroom and Elements), so you can decide which suits your interests, needs and budget.

reviews - FEBRUARY 4 0

AVG AntiVirus Pro has excellent Android anti-theft and privacy tools, but be ready to download a few more apps to unlock its full potential.

reviews - FEBRUARY 4 1

Bitdefender Mobile Security offers unbeatable malware protection and excellent anti-theft and privacy-protection tools for $14.95 per year.

reviews - FEBRUARY 4 2

McAfee Mobile Security offers excellent anti-theft and privacy-protection tools, but its malware-detection rates could be better.

reviews - FEBRUARY 4 1

Avast offers excellent Android malware protection and a staggering array of anti-theft and privacy protection features for $15 per year.

reviews - FEBRUARY 4 0

Lookout Security and Antivirus has solid malware and anti-theft protection, but other Android antivirus apps beat it in privacy protection.

reviews - FEBRUARY 4 1

Kaspersky Internet Security for Android has great malware-protection and anti-theft features, but its privacy protection could be better.

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