CleanMyMac 3 Review: Powerful Cleaning Tools for Mac

As an app reviewer, I tend to try new apps every single day. One app after another and at the end of day, I end up with two things:

  • A good app that turns into a review
  • GBs of files that take up memory

In order to clean this mess, I can go into each app to look for a clear cache option or simply delete it. However, even that leaves a lot of unwanted files in my Mac that accumulate quickly and take up a lot of memory.

I always turn to my trusted app CleanMyMac. It helps me free up space on my Mac, uninstall apps and even boost up its speed with only one click.

Dive into this CleanMyMac 3 Review to learn all about this powerful app.

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Intel wants to protect your smartwatches with anti-virus software

Tom Warren from The Verge:

Intel just announced anti-virus software for smartwatches. Yes, that’s right, for smartwatches. The chip maker is bundling its McAfee Mobile Security suite with LG’s recently announced Watch Urbane LTE. I’m not sure why, and I don’t think Intel is either. I asked Intel CEO Brian Krzanich why a smartwatch needs anti-virus software, and he compared the wrist-worn gadgets to air conditioners.

Here you go, bloatware should be available soon on your watch, and air conditioners too“brought by McAfee antivirus.”

John Siracusa Quits Reviewing OS X Releases After 15 Years with Ars Technica

If you are expecting a review by John Siracusa of the next OS X release then you are out of luck, Sadly after 15 years with Ars Technica, John Siracusa decided to stop writing reviews of new releases of OS X, even on his own site:

 I won’t be reviewing it for Ars Technica or any other publication, including the website you’re reading now.

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Incapsula Review: Block Semalt and Protect WordPress Login Page

I’ve been a CloudFlare user since 11/11/13, the reason why I chose them as my CDN provider was because of all the positive reviews that I kept reading about them.

What CloudFlare supposed to do is to protect your site from malicious attacks and make it faster by caching it’s content, but I honestly didn’t see any changes what so ever, but I kept it installed because they do have one great thing that I use which is their DNS management, it’s really easy to use and control, but other than that, CloudFlare felt like just a service that my traffic go through with no purpose.

A Year went by, and my site’s traffic grew, and with more great readers like you started learning about the site, hackers started learning about it as well, also spammers, like Semalt (SEO tool) and Buttons for Website (Sharing tools), that crawled my site everyday and caused fake traffic.

Google Analytics Semalt & BFW Referrals

I thought CloudFlare should’ve taken care of both, but sadly no. CloudFlare just let them go through day after day after day…and I wanted a solution, a once and for all kind of solution, something good to replace CloudFlare, and something that could take care of this annoying fake traffic.

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Best April Fools Day Pranks 2015

Today is the First of April, this mean that Tech companies around the world are competing in making the Best April Fools Day Pranks.

There’s a lot of them, from so many companies, like Google and Microsoft, iFixit and even DigitalOcean, the VPS Server the power this site.

Here I have a list of the Best April Fools Day Pranks that I personally enjoyed this year and I thought I would share it with you, and at the end of the article you will find a link of all the April Fools Day Joke from around the web.

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What’s Your Favorite Two Factor Authentication App on iOS?

Since I started this site, I’ve reviewed many Two Factor Authentication apps for iOS, such as Authy with it’s ability to sync your login key between devices, Clef with it’s unique barcode scan that allow you to easily login to your accounts, LaunchKey that gives you the ability to login to your account with your fingerprint or by Face Recognition, and the famous 1Password app that helps you organize your passwords.

And now I want to know, What’s Your Favorite Two Factor Authentication App on iOS?

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Swiftype Search Plugin for WordPress Review

A lot of people agree on one thing when it comes to the built-in search in WordPress, they all say that it sucks!.

Here’s what Yoast has to say about it:

WordPress default search kinda sucks. It sorts the results by date, newest first and interface wise. It doesn’t have any of the cool things we’re used to when we search in (for instance) Google.

I agree with him. Yoast goes on to talk about how to customize WordPress search by doing a bit of coding and installing a couple of plugins.

But, what if I told you that you can do everything is his article with one plugin?
Yes, only one plugin. One service. Endless possibilities.

The reason why I chose WordPress was because of the ability to be able to customize and make it my own. Now it’s time to customize the search function on the site.

Swiftype is a search engine for websites and mobile applications. They provide a WordPress Plugin that makes It is so easy to implement their service into your website to take advantage of what they offer by charging your site’s built-in search function with a cutting edge search engine that tells you exactly what your readers are looking for and gives them the result that they want to see.

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ANATOMY OF A HACK

Russell Brandom from The Verge:

In the early morning hours of October 21st, 2014, Partap Davis lost $3,000. He had gone to sleep just after 2AM. While he slept, an attacker undid every online security protection he set up. By the time he woke up, most of his online life had been compromised: two email accounts, his phone, his Twitter, his two-factor authenticator, and most importantly, his bitcoin wallets.

This is one of the most interesting pieces I read on The Verge for two reasons:

  1. This story remind me of what happened to Naoki Hiroshima aka @N.
  2. The design of the page is really great, the effect on the Headings and the Featured Image, along with the table of content, all contribute to a great reading experience.

If you didn’t read this story yet, I encourage you to do so.

How to Install Chrome Extensions in Opera

Yesterday I published an article talking about Why I use Google Chrome, I talked about how it’s able to sync all my date across multiple devices, it’s simple UI, and how Chrome’s extensions help me be more productive and do my work quicker.

But I know a lot of you dislike Chrome for one reason or another, and want to use other browsers like Opera. Well today I have a special extension for you Opera users out there who want to have best of both worlds. Using Opera and being able to install Chrome extensions.

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