Flexispy has been around for a while, but it still has a few new tricks up its sleeves, especially due to the suspension of StealthGenie.
Flexispy used to be the more expensive spy software apps out there, but now it’s priced more to compete with other programs. Plus, since many rival programs have dropped their recording features – check mspy reviews like this one – Flexispy is becoming more noticed. However, is it worth the money? How safe is it? First, we need to look at the site itself.
The website now has a more premium feel to it, but it’s not simply another coat of paint. What’s more important is the new Control Center. For those who don’t know, this is the main hub where you login and view your account. While it looks great and gives you a professional feeling, the functions of the Control Center sets it apart.
It’s very easy for anyone to pick up, and has everything in front of you to use. You can see reports and alerts easily, and commands are easy to implement and figure out. It’s no longer complex, and you don’t need a detailed walkthrough just to find a few functions.
Check out Spyzrus.net for more detailed information about using cell phone spy software apps – safely and ethically!
Any Android phone can be looked at, as well as tablets that have Internet access. iOS devices can be monitored, and so can Blackberry and Nokia Symbian phones. You must remember that these devices have to access the Internet somehow, and the OS needs supporting. If you want to install spyware on Apple devices, you must jailbreak them first. Right now, here’s the list.
Depending on the device, some of the features are only available for certain types, so you need to check beforehand and make sure your device carries the features you need. A good example is that if you want to record a call, it’s only for Androids that have been rooted.
There are two packages to choose from. There’s the premium version that’s cheaper, and then the Extreme version that has everything. On their website, you can see which package has which feature, so you can decide what you need beforehand.
For the normal features, it has the typical stuff such as call logs, email, GPS locations, IM chat logs, pictures, videos, audio, contacts, Internet history, social sites, and bookmarks.
SnapChat, iMessage, BB Pin and Messenger, Yahoo! Messenger, Hangouts, Skype, WeChat, WhatsApp, Line, Viber, Facebook, and Facebook Messenger. These will be updated, and you need to check and see if your phone type covers the services you need.
These features are only from FlexiSpy. Because of Stealthgenie and its lawsuit, no other provider does these features. Since Flexispy is outside the US, they don’t have to worry about being forced to remove these features. However, you need to remember that you still can’t use their software for illegal monitoring.
Most features do work. Recording on a rooted Android is good if its connection is decent. If the phone has poor reception, it may only record part of the conversation.
Call Intercept – This adds your phone to a conversation between two people and mutes it so you can just listen. It only works for carries that allow three way calling, so research beforehand. It’s great for business and for parents.
Alerts/Keywords-You can send alerts to your phone and email for certain numbers or keywords.
Update Remotely-You never need to access the target device once Flexispy has been installed.
App Blocker-You can close and uninstall apps on the monitored device.
Update and Upgrade Remotely – once Flexispy has been installed, you never need to access the target device again. You can upgrade, remove features, and do whatever without losing your monitoring.
Password Cracker – You can buy this on the website, or it’s included with the Extreme package. This records all passwords and other login details entered on the device. It even records the password so you can unlock the phone, but you need to install the software on it before you do that.
Advanced Tracking – this allows you to see the location of your device on a live map anytime. You can also see locations that the device has been to over a time period, and even get alerts if a device enters a certain place. Setup is a cinch.
With all these features, you may want to know about the prices.
Both are one year subscriptions. As of this article, no short term package is available yet. The Premium is $149, and the Extreme is $349. Premium is a good value for the competition, and the Extreme version, while price, is the only software that can record calls. If you have to have recording, you need to pay up. It all depends on what you need. Also, there are no taxes or other hidden fees.
The advanced features make this alone, but there are other reasons you should purchase Flexispy.
-It’s hard to detect. You can almost be guaranteed that no one will find the software on your phone. You can even hide the jailbroken/rooted apps that appear once that device has been rooted or jailbroken. It won’t show up on your task manager, and it doesn’t get detected by antivirus programs either.
-It’s user-friendly, which means that anyone can pick it up and use it. Installation is easy and there is a wizard that guides you through the process. The competition can be difficult to install for a lot of people, so FlexiSpy helps with those who may not be the most literate with computers.
-Licenses are transferable. Say your target device goes from iPhone to Android. All you need to do is deactivate one and transfer it to the other phone so you can keep tracking it. It’s cross platform, unlike some that make you stick with a device from the same operating system.
So how is the support when it comes to Flexispy? Surprisingly, they’re known for having good customer service. For six days a week, they have 24 hour live support, which is uncommon for many. Besides that, their site has many tips, tricks, and resources so you can figure out the software. They include tutorials, even from video. This means that you can see everything and look at how the program works before making your decision.
Refund – If you’re not satisfied, you can get a full refund up to ten days after purchase. This means you can try it and not have to worry about the program not being your thing.
Language Support: The site is available in plenty of languages, including English, Espanol, Russian, Italian, Turkish, Chinese, Thai, Portuguese, and Deutsch.
Flexispy’s monitoring software is a high recommendation, however, you need to purchase wisely. If you don’t need to record calls, you shouldn’t blow money on the Extreme package. However, if you need advanced recording software, it’s the only software on the market that does it.If you just need it for standard monitoring, there are other programs that do it like Flexispy, including mSpy and MobiStealth.
They all cost about the same and have different features. Check them all out and decide for yourself.
And remember: you need to make sure that you’re monitoring with respect to your laws. Since Flexispy is not US based, you don’t have to worry about it getting shut down.
However, monitoring illegally is a very serious crime, and you can be in hot water if you don’t play it smart. If you’re a parent, it’s a legal way for you to see what your children are up to.
If you’re a boss and need to monitor work phones, it’s great. Since those phones are your property, you can do whatever you want. However, respect other people’s property and don’t monitor those. Play it safe, and you can reap many benefits of Flexispy. So try it out today and get monitoring.
If you are in the habit of unplugging a USB device without going the route of using the Safely Remove Hardware icon, then you should read this article before doing that again. It’s quite likely that you have not encountered any problems just unplugging the device without the use of the Safely Remove Hardware icon.
‘What’s the big deal?’ you might ask; ‘We’ve all done it at least a couple dozen times’ you might add. Indeed, depending on the settings you select, Windows actually tells you that you don’t need to use the Safely Remove Hardware option. But that bears some explanation.
The choice Windows gives is whether you want to optimize your device for quick removal (the default option) or for better performance. To view the dialogue box that contains the options, follow these steps: open the Start menu, type Device Manager and press Enter.
Next, expand the Disk drives section in the Device Manager and right-click your device. Select Properties from the options presented. In the new dialogue box select the Policies tab.
The Quick Removal option decreases the performance level of the USB, but in normal everyday use many people simply forget to use the Safely Remove Hardware option. The chances of data corruption are minimized (but not eliminated)in such cases. This option says you can disconnect your device safely without using the Safely Remove Hardware notification icon but write caching will be disabled. What does that mean? Windows will effect changes to your device immediately as you instruct it to. Data corruption can then occur if you disconnect the USB while moving files to it, saving a file to it, or doing any other process that involves having data being written to it.
Using this option, Windows will cache or store data instead of immediately writing it to the device. This will in essence improve your device’s performance since the files you wish to copy are first placed into a cache in the computer’s fast memory of RAM and then transferred to the slower-reading flash memory of the device. File dialogues will close up sooner but the actual copying occurs in the background and takes just as long.
The Safely Remove Hardware option must be used, however, to allow Windows to transfer the data from the write cache to the device. Data corruption is likely if you disconnect without using the Safely Remove Hardware option. The option instructs Windows to ensure that all the necessary changes have been made to the device before it notifies you that you may now safely remove it.
Some USB devices have a blinking light to indicate that the device is currently in use. This may be misleading as there are instances when the device may still be in use and the light off. Other devices simply do not have an indicator light.
The safest option is to allow Windows to verify that the device is not in use – all files have been copied to it, all changes you intend have been made – then notify you to go ahead and safely remove it. To do this you may choose to either use the Safely Remove Hardware icon and Eject your device before unplugging it or right-click on the USB device in the Computer window and select Eject. Windows will eliminate any chances of data corruption by telling you when it is safe to remove it.
The procedure is safest whether you are on Windows, Linux, or Mac OS X.
No matter who you are or where you come from, privacy should be a treasured commodity that you never surrender willingly. Maintaining the privacy in your home is usually a very straightforward process; you place blinds on your curtains and maybe install a privacy fence in your yard. However, privacy should not end there. Nowadays there are far too many individuals who either overlook or are simply oblivious to just how important the privacy of their electronic data is.
You would be surprised to find out just how many people give away, sell, or simply throw away their old electronic devices without even trying to delete anything beforehand. To put this in a different perspective, absolutely no reasonable person would sell their old car to someone with their passport, bank statements, private photos and family photos in the glove compartment.
While it is true that there are many people that do at least try to remove all of their personal data from their devices before they sell them, more often than not they are not truly successful. Nowadays, simply pressing delete is not enough to safeguard your privacy. There are numerous types and brands of “recovery software” on the market today (that can be purchased for $100 or less) that can be used to retrieve “deleted” data from smartphones, laptops, and other electronic devices.
However, this does not mean that you have to live in fear of compromising your privacy whenever you decide to sell of give away your old electronic devices. The following guidelines make safeguarding you privacy easy and user-friendly.
The first thing that you should always do is backup anything and everything that you need. At first glance you might think that you have gathered everything that is necessary; however, chances are that you’ve overlooked something. Examples of some things that are often overlooked are; account setting and information, application data and settings, and bookmarks. In the case of a computer, you can always do the comprehensive action and create a complete disk image.
Handheld iOS devices also have a nifty feature that allows it to automatically store backup information on any computer that it is synced to. This is exceptionally convenient, since when you get a new iOS device you can then simply reinstate all of your previous purchases and restore all apps. Whenever your device is connected to iTunes, all you need to do is click on the section marked “Summary”; from here you can configure your backup options and even see when your last backup was performed.
With handheld Android devices there is evidently more variation; however, with Ice Cream Sandwich version 4 and newer OS versions, the option to automatically backup various settings and purchases to a Google Play account is available in the section of your Google Dashboard marked “Android Devices”. For devices that don’t have this option there are apps, such as Titanium Backup, that can perform this action for you.
The average electronic device user is by no means clueless, most of us are well aware of the fact that we should always ensure that our pertinent data is permanently deleted. However, what many people don’t realize is that almost all data that has been “deleted” can potentially be retrieved by utilizing some form of recovery software. All an interested individual would need to do is link the device to their computer and click a few buttons, the recovery software will then extract and consolidate literally everything that it can locate (images, music, documents, etc.). This isn’t some $10, 000 military standard program; any interested person can buy software like this for $100 or less.
These simple to use programs work because when we “delete” data we aren’t actually removing it for our drive; we are actually just designating that specific area as being available for use. The index of the file in question is gone, the actual data (the 1s and 0s that the file is comprised of) is still present.
Fear not, there are various methods of secure deletion that give you the ability to actually safeguard your privacy once more. Regardless of the method or the complexity of said method, the overlying principle behind them is no different. What you are actually doing with any of these methods of secure deletion is actually writing over the section of the disk where the pertinent data was stored. By far, the most rudimentary method of secure deletion is the single pass method; it is called this because it does exactly what it says – passes once over the data just once and writes a sequence of 0s over it.
Now most people (barring the most paranoid folks out there) will tell you that doing a single pass is adequate enough. However, it has been revealed that a few deep recovery scans can identify some of this data. So if you think that you are getting rid of sensitive pieces of data (or you’re just a tad paranoid), then you can perform multiple passes. You could even take a page out of the US Department of Defense’s book, the standard secure deletion protocol that they follow states that they utilize 7 passes – if that is unrecoverable then I don’t know what is.
If this sounds complicated of overly complex to you then you might be wondering if you need a supercomputer or military issue software to achieve secure deletion. The short answer is “no, you don’t.” If you are using OS X then all you have to do is simply locate “Disk Utility”; then select the relevant drive; Erase; Security; and finally Options. If you are using Windows, then you can utilize the command line “diskpart” to effectively format your drive.
Now for Android devices, the aforementioned Windows procedure can be used to securely and effectively clean any SD card you may have. While Android OS does have a built in factory reset option, studies have revealed that it is not all too secure and comprehensive. It is recommended that you go to Settings; Security; Encrypt, and enable encryption settings before performing a factory reset. On the other hand, iOS devices automatically encrypt their data (so right off the bat recovery is already difficult), simply navigate to Settings; General; Reset; Erase all content and settings. This will get rid of all of the data on your device.
While not a necessary step, this is often view as common courtesy when selling a used device (or giving it away as a gift). Virtually all laptops and PCs are usually bundled with restore CDs that return your device to its factory settings, exactly how it was purchased in the store. Another option that you could take if you can’t locate your restoration CD (or you simply can’t be bothered), is to just specify on your sale that you aren’t providing an operating system. However, some buyers will either overlook this or have absolutely no idea what this actually means; this means that they will most likely return to you irate and even leave you with bad feedback/ratings.
However, one thing that you should never do under any circumstances, is download and/or install and OS that you do not have a valid license for. Both you and the buyer can land in hot water for this.
Nowadays, a lot of electronic devices and media are associated with DRM (digital rights management). This essentially allows you to allocate you purchases over several devices; iTunes, the most popular example of this, has been cited to allow up to 5 device to share common DRM settings. This means that if you sell your device without deauthorizing you DRM for it, someone can potentially utilize all of your purchases and possibly your information.
However, iTunes can be deauthorized using the following steps. Simply navigate to your account details and then select Manage devices.
Do you know of any more tips or guidelines that should be followed when selling (or giving away) an electronic device? Please, share them with us!
Smartphones are not impervious to malware and devious hackers. Letting your guard down can lead to security breaches. Your phone houses your contacts, apps containing personal information, access to emails, and possibly banking information. To be sure your data is not compromised, here are some steps you can take to protect yourself and your phone.
This is not something most people think of, but it is the best way to make sure your phone does not pick up any malware or viruses. There are a variety of apps, depending on your operating system, that can help you with this. Many are free, which should be even more appealing. Check out your appstore for options, and pay attention to user reviews.
Physical dangers are just as bad as digital ones. Lock your phone using a pin number or one of the other security methods found on your smartphone. This does not require that you download anything new. This is a feature on all smartphones and one of the easiest security methods to implement.
Your phone’s OS is always making changes so that your phone works better overall. These updates fix battery life issues, security holes, and many other factors. Be aware of these and update when your phone asks you to.
Some sites are safer than others. If your phone uses Chrome as a web browser, you will sometimes be alerted to the possible malware on the site. Also, try not to click hyperlinks from other websites. You’re flying blind when you do this. You have no idea where those links may take you.
If you are logging into an app or into a secure system through web portal, be sure to log out. It’s a good habit to have so that you do not leave sensitive information open to predators. Whether it’s your bank or Facebook, it’s smart to log out.
Do not save any sensitive information to documents or text files on your phone. You’re asking for trouble by doing this. There are safer ways to digitally save this kind of information, but sometimes it may just be a better idea to write it down or memorize it.
With your Bluetooth turned on, anyone with Bluetooth can access your phone. It’s not a perfect tool. So, when you’re not using it, turn it off.
Web security is a hugely important issue these days. So many people are doing more and more online – from personal banking to running businesses! Your data can be compromised in many different ways and you really need to take steps to stay safe and most importantly secure your personal data.
Kindle makes popular e-readers and tablets. These mobile libraries and entertainment units are impressive but numerous. One product does not necessarily stand out over another. Consumers are encouraged to evaluate their needs before purchasing one. Tablets or e-readers don’t have to be a huge investment, but you do want to make sure it has all of the tools you want.
Kindle has two different kinds of screens. One looks like a real book (called E-ink), and the other has a conventional LCD screen. You can read from both types, but again, the E-ink versions look more like books. The E-ink Kindles are pretty much just e-readers. They are not for web browsing, watching videos, or any other interactive entertainment.
One upside to a dedicated e-reader is the mobility. It’s very light weight since you don’t have to carry around an LCD screen and all the hardware that comes with that. For folks who want the LCD but are mainly using their Kindle for reading may find the light hard on their eyes. It is adjustable, but that is the main complaint among users.
E-ink Kindles: Kindle, Kindle Paperwhite, Kindle Paperwhite 3G, and Kindle DX
E-ink readers are not ideal for the games available on Kindle tablets. Mostly because they just don’t have that capability. LCD tablets are best for gamers. There are varieties of sizes and screen quality that can make gaming more enjoyable. The Kind Fire line is what Kindle offers for this purpose. The Fire is an Amazon-centric Android OS, and offers apps and games through the Amazon Appstore as opposed to Google Play.
LCD Kindles: Fire HD 7”, Fire HD 8.9”, Fire HDX 7”, and Fire HDX 8.9”.
Kindle makes products to fit most budgets. The most inexpensive is the Kindle. It’s a basic e-reader with E-ink that has very few bells and whistles compared to the Fire line. It comes with a basic touch keyboard, but it is not ideal for word processing. If you’re looking for a basic, inexpensive e-reader, the Kindle is it.
The Kindle DX is their largest offering coming in at 9.7”. It is ideal for looking at PDFs, and it could be really useful for those who are hard of seeing. The price goes up a bit due to size. That may factor into your choice. It does not come with a built-in light, and the wifi is said to drain the battery considerably over other Kindle models
I have to admit, I am Windows Phone user, so that might make me a little biased. I love the familiarity of it, plus, there is no denying the fact that it’s a great OS. And even people who swear by Android won’t get into an argument with you, because they know exactly how good Windows Phone really is.
So, what’s the problem? Why isn’t it as popular as Android, or isn’t market leader, as its older brother for PC is? Well, if you’ve ever used a Windows Phone, you’d know why. The number of apps available for Android absolutely dwarfs the number of Windows Phone apps.
Luckily, there has been a shift toward Windows in recent months, albeit not a seismic one, with a number of most popular apps finding its way onto Windows Phone. Still, the thing that bugs me is that, even though some apps have found its way onto Windows Phone, they are often limited on features, looking more like stripped down versions of their Android counterparts.
To me, it seems like some of the developers were in a rush to release their apps for Windows as soon as possible, so hopefully, the apps will improve over time. Let’s get onto why we’re here, and that’s
Well, it took a while, but it’s finally here, and not a moment too soon. Frankly, I was a bit frustrated having to look at other people checking out Facebook on their Android phones, while I couldn’t do the same on mine. Yes, Windows Phone People app would let you access Facebook contacts, and provide you with the latest updates, but it never quite did it for me.
Now, though, with the official Facebook app firmly in place on my phone, I get the full service. I can post updates, pics, check-ins, and all the usual stuff, but what’s I love the most is that you can set your favorite photos to cycle on your lock screen.
OK, this one is a bit strange, since it should have been on Windows Phone much sooner, considering that Microsoft actually owns Skype. Nevertheless, in the times of megapixel cameras, and fast internet connections, Skype is just about the most important app out there. You can now video chat with other Skype users, regardless of what platform they are using, and this includes Android, iOS, Mac OS and Windows, among others.
But, there is more, apart from its trademark video feature. You can also use Skype to send texts, call other cell phone users or even land lines at much cheaper rates then you normally would if you weren’t using Skype.
I didn’t like Vine at first, much like I didn’t like its cousin Twitter at first. 140 characters? What on Earth could say with just 140 characters? Turns out that I was wrong. I did the same when Vine came around. I believe I said: “We already have GIF!”, before I raised my fist triumphantly. OK, I didn’t really do that, but the point is, I was wrong again. I underestimated how clever people can be. Vine app for Windows Phone not only lets you view your favorite Vine vids, but it allows you to make and upload your very own vids. Brilliant.
Try out these apps for yourself.
Modern technology has changed a great deal of things, especially when it comes to living our everyday lives. But, one aspect that is rarely considered is its influence on language. Of course, we mean English, because it’s sort of the unofficial language of the internet, despite its global appeal.
Imagine talking to someone 10 or 15 years ago, using the terminology we use today. “Tweets”, “lol”, “meme”: these are all terms that would have guaranteed you a blank look at best from the person you were talking to – if you were to pull a Marty McFly and go back to the past with your DeLorean. Let’s take a look at some of the terms we use on a daily basis, and how they came to be.
Canned meat and useless messages that flood your email and social media accounts don’t appear to have much in common despite bearing the same name, but appearances can be deceiving. It all goes back to a Monty Python gag, where a restaurant menu contains nothing but spam. Of course, they go on to repeat the word until it becomes absurd – sounds familiar, doesn’t it?
With yet another food item on the list, this is beginning to look like a cooking channel blog, but bear with us. The virtual version of cookies is there to facilitate a better experience while surfing the Web, even though you will hear a lot of complaints about cookies invading the user’s online privacy. Ok, but what does that have to do with actual cookies?
The word was first used in the 1990s to name tiny bits of code which tell if the user had visited a particular website before. The “cookies” part actually has a lot to do with a term “magic cookies”, used in programming to help computers recognize each other. On the other hand, “magic cookies” probably originated from one of the now ancient video games where you would have to collect them to reach the next level of the game.
Google has become a verb since its inception, but its roots can be traced back to a time when one of Google founders, Larry Page, was trying to come up with a name for his new company. He turned to his fellow classmate for help, and they came up with googol, which is the name for a number that starts with a 1 followed by 100 zeros.
While typing the name into the search engine to check if the domain name was available. Page’s classmate accidentally wrote “google”. Page thought it was better than the original spelling, not to mention that it was a unique new word which would never be confused with anything else.
Bluetooth has nothing to do with teeth or the color blue. Back in the 1990s, there were many different standards used for wireless communication. The need for a universal standard accepted by all manufacturers led to the birth of Bluetooth Special Interest Group. Bluetooth was used as temporary name, at the suggestion of Intel engineer who had read a book about Harald Bluetooth, the Viking King of Denmark. However, the name stuck to this very day.
There has never been a better time to get into photography than now. Digital cameras are more affordable than ever, platforms which allow budding photographers to share their work online are a dime a dozen, and there is also a ton of free photo-editing software which can turn your snapshots into works of art.
Another factor contributing to its popularity are Smartphones, which now feature advanced cameras with high megapixel count. Of course, DSLRs are still in a league of their own as far as image quality is concerned, but smartphones are giving compact digital cameras a run for their money in a lot of categories.
Whether you own a digital camera or not, smartphones come in really handy if you want to take a snapshot of something, without having to lug around heavy digital cameras, lenses, spare batteries and flashes. But, you can use your Android cell phone to create serious work as well. If you don’t believe me, check out some examples of cell phone photography out there. You will be floored, I promise you. But, I’m not here to teach you about photography, but to show you some of the Android apps that you may find helpful if photography is your passion or a hobby. Let’s take a look.
Panoramic photography is one of the most striking types of photography, and its popularity in a world of wide, high-resolution screens makes more sense than ever. Unless you have a tripod with you, creating a panoramic photo on your own might prove to be a challenge. But, with the help of the Photaf Panorama Pro, creating hand-held panoramas on your Android cell phone is a breeze. You can create both horizontal and vertical panoramas. Just remember to keep your hand still.
In case you are not familiar with the term, HDR stands for high dynamic range. HDR images are created by taking the same shot at different exposures. The images are then combined into one, which contains an incredible amount of detail which would have been lost otherwise.
Now you can do that with your Android phone, without spending countless hours learning post-production. The Pro HDR Camera gives you a great deal of control over the shots you took. This app is especially useful for creating images out of shots takes in low-light conditions. Avoid taking pictures of people in HDR though, because it gives the skin an unpleasant, artificial tone. Landscapes and city streets, on the other hand, will look stunning.
The golden hour occurs twice a day – around sunrise and sunset, but the exact time changes during the year, and having an app that reminds you of this comes in really handy. The Golden Hour app will make sure you never miss the perfect moment to take your photos. The app does this by taking into account your current location, date and season. On top of that, it has a weather forecast feature, as well.