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PC users can already use Apple's iCloud Drive with iOS 8, but Mac owners will have to wait till OS X Yosemite's public release this fall.

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Sophos Antivirus for Mac is an easy-to-use and free program whose strong protection and built-in scans make it our top choice.

reviews - SEPTEMBER 15 0

With excellent malware detection rates, useful extra features, and a free price, Avast Free Antivirus for Mac is our top choice.

reviews - SEPTEMBER 15 0

Bitdefender's Tracker Notification feature lets you know which pages are following your movements across the Web.

reviews - SEPTEMBER 15 0

ClamXav may be a well-known name in Mac security software, but it just can't compete with other free options.

reviews - SEPTEMBER 15 0

Intego Mac Internet Security X8 is a lightweight paid program with excellent extra features, but it lacks a Web-link scanner.

news - SEPTEMBER 9 0

If this noise filtering software is implemented in more devices, we could one day stop saying, "I'm sorry, I can't hear you."

news - AUGUST 20 8

The latest version of Parallels Desktop brings performance improvements and new tools to improve your virtual desktop experience.

reviews - JULY 28 0

Bitdefender Total Security 2015 combines impeccable protection with strong features, including profile settings to optimize resources.

reviews - JULY 18 1

Here are the best cellphone monitoring programs for tracking what your kids and employees are doing on their mobile devices

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Check out these outdoor apps for camping, hiking and trekking. Here you'll find help with navigation, first aid, survival guides and more.

reviews - JUNE 16 3

We've evaluated the most widely used free antivirus programs based on ease of use, features, protection and overall system impact.

reviews - JUNE 16 0

AVG Antivirus Free delivers strong protection and a wide range of features with little system impact, but its upgrade offers are aggressive.

reviews - JUNE 16 3

Malwarebytes should never be your only antivirus software, but having it handy can only help when malware disaster strikes.

reviews - JUNE 16 0

If you're relying solely on Windows Defender for your antivirus protection, you're anything but defended.

reviews - JUNE 16 1

Avast Free Antivirus' malware detection isn't as good as those of other options, but it has a good interface and range of features.

reviews - JUNE 16 0

Excellent malware detection, a good interface and a strong set of extra features make Avira our editor's choice for free antivirus products.

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As smartphones and tablets becoming increasingly prevalent, more people are experiencing the Internet through mobile browsers. We'll look at some of the best ones out there.

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