June 11, 2018

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How to Spy on an iPhone using Spy Software Apps

When it comes to spying on iPhones, it’s a bit limited compared to Blackberry and Android. Those two phones were the first to have apps developed for them, as not only was it easy, but you didn’t have to worry about dealing with the iPhone’s stricter policy on apps.

But now, it’s gotten better. There are apps you can get that will spy on any Apple device. iPhone, iPad, iPod, you name it. Spying on Apple devices has only gotten easier, and we’ll tell you a few ways you can spy on an Apple device as of 2016. Here are the two ways you can do it.

Use Normal Spy Software

So what’s normal spy software? Basically, it’s software that you have to install directly on the target device. In other words, you have to have the person you’re spying on’s phone and put the software on it.

Sounds easy, right? Well, not only do you have to know the device’s code, if it has one, but the device also has to be jailbroken. What’s that mean? We’ll discuss it below. But for now, let’s talk about the second option, which involves non-jailbreaking options.

Use the No Jailbreak Method

For those who can’t get a device jailbroken, there are alternatives. Sadly, this is a new method to spy on iOS devices, so it still needs work, and is not available to all spy software. So how do you spy on a phone that’s not jailbroken? You have to go to their iCloud.

iCloud is iOS’s solution to cloud storage. You can make backups of your device and put them on there, giving you some peace of mind in case your device loses all of its data, or if you get a new device. The jailbreak-free software involves you getting your target’s backup data from their iCloud, and no installation on their device is required.

Not having to access the target’s device sounds great at first. You don’t have to grab their phone or unlock it. But there is still a roadblock with this method, and that’s the fact that you need the user’s password and Apple ID to access their iCloud.

Plus, the target has to be backing up their data onto iCloud in the first place. If not, you’re out of luck.

The other problem is that the data you get from these backups is more limited than it is if you installed the spyware on the target device. So this method should be used as a last resort. The future may improve iCloud spying, but for now, it’s definitely not as good.

So you have two ways to spy on someone’s device. If anyone says there’s another way, you should be skeptical, as most of the time, they’re trying to scam you. So, with that out of the way, let’s go into more detail about these methods of spying, shall we?

Jailbroken Spy Software Guide

There are many programs you can use to spy on someone’s device, but the big three we recommend are MobiStealth, Flexispy, and mSpy, and you can check out our reviews if you’d like.

Also, after you’ve chosen the software that’s best suited for you, make sure you’re doing the spying legally. While many people are going to use the software unethically, such as spying on their spouse, we condone only ethical spying.

In other words, you’re a parent who’s spying on your underage child’s device to make sure they’re not doing anything you wouldn’t want them to, or you’re a boss who wants to make sure your employees are working on their company-owned devices instead of dilly-dallying on Facebook or YouTube.

Use it for nothing else. We’re not responsible if you get in trouble with the law for trying to figure out who your ex is seeing.

And again, the device needs to be jailbroken. So what is jailbreaking?

Jailbreaking

As mentioned before, Apple is strict when it comes to apps. Their store has many rules, and only apps that meet those rules can be downloaded. On a normal phone, you can’t download apps that are outside the Apple Store.

It’s understandable. Apple wants to make sure you’re downloading apps that are safe and high-quality, and spying apps can be used for unethical reasons, so Apple doesn’t want to be associated with them. But a strict app policy can stifle creativity, which is why many jailbreak their phones to download third party apps.

Jailbreaking involves hacking your phone to remove the limitations imposed by the manufacturer. Your device will become a lot more customizable, and there’s definitely reasons to jailbreak your phone besides installing spy software on it.

So is jailbreaking complicated? Will it destroy your phone if you mess up? It’s not as bad as it sounds, and we have plenty of guides that even a tech dummy can read and understand. Many of the software companies will even jailbreak the phone for you, for a fee, if you’re really afraid of messing with your device.

Jailbreaking is also reversible, too.

Also, you need to remember that spy software is designed for certain iOS versions. If your device is too out of date, or too new, for the software requirements, it may not work. You can see what versions are supported by the spy software before you download, so you won’t have to worry too much. Just do a bit of research before you purchase.

Now you know why jailbreaking is important. Even if you don’t use spy software, it’s still a cool way to give more freedom to your phone. Now that this is out of the way, let’s look at some of the software you can download. We’ll be looking at the big three, as mentioned earlier.

Flexispy

Flexispy is perhaps the most advanced out of the three, and supports up to the newest version of iOS. If you’re looking for a program that can fully spy on someone, this is the one you need. There’s a longer review if you want to read more about it, but for now, we’ll just summarize what it is.

Flexispy can monitor the essentials, such as GPS, texts, call logs, pictures, video, and can track and report in real time. Advanced features include being able to control the camera and microphone, being able to crack passwords, and monitoring chat apps such as Skype and WhatsApp.

Perhaps its most notable feature is being able to record calls and listen to calls in real time. See, the other two are based in the US, and the laws here frown upon call recording features. Flexispy is not in the US, so they can have these features.

Besides that, Flexispy will not be detectable by the target. It makes sure the program is hidden in the background and does not consume too much data. It also has a ten-day money back guarantee, so you don’t have to worry about getting software you don’t like.

The only downside is the cost.

The Price

Flexispy has two main versions: Premium and Extreme. There are monthly plans, and you get a better value the bigger your plan is. For instance, Premium will cost you $68 for a month and will cost you $149 for a year. The extreme version is $199 for three months and $349 for a year.

The Extreme version, as expected, is the one with the most features.

Besides this, Flexispy has its own installation service, where you pay a fee and have a team of professionals guide you as you jailbreak and install the program. It’s good if jailbreaking sounds too intimidating

So yes, this program is the one you want if you need the most features. Nothing tops it in this department. But the other two software apps are a good value, especially if you don’t need all the fancy bells and whistles Flexispy has. Let’s look at mSpy, shall we?

mSpy

mSpy is a cheaper alternative to Flexispy. As we’ve stated before, Flexispy is the only app that allows you to record and spy on live calls, but if you don’t need that feature, Flexispy won’t be worth it, and maybe you should check out mSpy.

mSpy is great for many reasons. First, it’s user friendly. You won’t be intimidated by the program, no matter your skill level. mSpy is also quite popular. With over a million users, they’re definitely a trusted brand.

So what do you get for the price? You get the standard reporting features that we don’t have to go over.

So instead, we’ll be looking at its unique features. These features include email alerts and being able to block specific apps and numbers from the target device. Great if you don’t want that bad influence calling your kid.

Besides that, their customer service is legendary, and who doesn’t like some good customer service?

Price

Like Flexispy, mSpy has two packages with two pricing tiers. First, we have the basic package, which has all the essentials. You can get it for around $30 for a month, or around $100 for a year. The premium option, which has all the features, will cost you around $70 for one month of $200 for a year. If you need the software for a while, the yearly deal is the best value. The one month plan is good if you just need it temporarily.

Now, let’s check out MobiStealth

MobiStealth

Like the other two, it monitors all iOS devices and you need to have it jailbroken for the software to work. MobiStealth has been improving their software over the years, and while they’re not as popular as the other two of the big three, they’re a work in progress.

Like the others, they have the essentials when it comes to monitoring, and they also boast a dashboard that is quite sleek and user friendly. Like mSpy, they have a No Jailbreak option that gives you limited reporting via iCloud.

Price

As usual, two packages, two plans.

First, we have the Lite version which will cost you around $50 for three months and around $100 for a year.
Then, we have the Pro version, which will cost you around $80 for three months and $140 for a year.

While MobiStealth is still new to the game, they’re definitely worth a try! They work hard to compete with the big dogs, and isn’t that what’s most important. Plus, they’re reliable.

So, Which to Choose?

There are other apps that spy on an iPhone, but in our opinion, they’re the best value and the most reliable. There are more bad spy programs than good, so we believe in keeping your selection limited.

The choice, really, depends on what you need. Do you need something basic, or want something with cool features? We really can’t recommend one, so you should give them all a spin and figure out which is the best.
Also, check out the full reviews, if you want to decide. This article only covers the basic features of these programs.

Now, more about not jailbreaking your device.

The No Jailbreak Option

Some are unsure about jailbreaking their device, and for reasonable excuses. Some believe that jailbreaking can mess up the device, or don’t know how to do it. Again, jailbreaking is reversible and there is tech support that can help you through the process, but there are those who just don’t want to do it, and that’s fine. So let’s look at the No Jailbreak option.

If you want the best No Jailbreak solution, you should go with mSpy. Why? We’re about to find out.
mSpy allows you to monitor without any installation on the other device. If your target backs up their phone on iCloud, and you know their ID and password, you can use this option. It needs no installed software, and you can use the online dashboard from mSpy to do it, so you don’t even have to download anything.

You’ll get backups contain essential data, but the problem is that they won’t be in real time, and won’t be as on point as the jailbroken software. As of this article, you can see the essentials such as call logs, contacts, tracking, browser history, etc. It’s decent, but should be used as a last resort, as mentioned.

The Price

If you want the No Jailbreak option, it’ll run you around the same as the jailbroken option.
So the No Jailbreak solution is decent, but the full software is the best way to go if you want to monitor someone fully without any cracks. But hey, it’s nice these companies are giving a non-jailbreak option, and things will probably improve in the future.

We still recommend jailbreaking, but it’s good if nothing else works.

Overall

As you can see, you have some decent options when it comes to spying on an Apple device. Are there flaws? Sure. But those may be fixed in the future.

If you’re still intrigued, and want to learn more, check out or reviews and other articles. They should satisfy your cravings.

March 10, 2015

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5 Ways to Stay Secure On Public Wifi Networks

Nearly every shop, fast food restaurant, cafe and public building has WiFi available for patrons. In a world that’s becoming more and more wired, it’s no wonder we can access the internet from almost anywhere. It’s a great convenience that does come with some risks, however.

Users of public networks need to be mindful of where they are logging on and what content they are looking at lest they invite predators to take advantage of their private information. Here we offer some information regarding the risks of accessing information through a public network and how to avoid them.

1. Avoid websites where you can access sensitive information.

Online predators can use open WiFi connections to access your mobile device or computer. It is, therefore, prudent to avoid checking things like your bank account, accessing sensitive emails, or other secure websites. Save those types of tasks for your private, home internet connection.safe wifi

2. Check your device’s network settings.

You can change your network settings on your computer or device to block incoming connections. Computer savvy predators can use the open connection to gain direct access to your device.

3. Assume every public connection is compromised.

It’s safe to assume every connection has been infiltrated by someone with malicious intentions. So be conscious of what websites you are visiting. Taking general precautions can’t hurt. Stick to need-to-visit sites that do not contain any secure information.

4. Enable your firewall settings.

If you are using a laptop, check your firewall settings. This can help keep unwanted visitors from looking around your computer. The firewall should already be enabled, but if not, check before you log onto a public WiFi connection. On a Windows OS, you can find this under the Control Panel Menu. For Mac OS users, check System Preferences. Firewalls are basic with most OS’s, but you can update them in order to be more specific to your needs.

5. Turn off your WiFi when you’re not using it.

Instead of automatically connecting to public WiFi connections, keep your WiFi turned off. This is especially true if you are using your smartphone. For convenience, these mobile devices are made to connect to any and all public connections so that you always have internet access. There are times, however, that it’s better to use your data connection than a public connection.

WiFi connections are something we take for granted as an amenity that businesses offer their patrons. However, it’s important to see all possible risks. Convenience is one thing, but safety of private information is another. Be informed about which networks are safe and which aren’t.

May 19, 2014

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Android OS and its Many Uses – Some a Bit Odd

Google’s Android is one of the world’s most popular operating systems. It’s open-source platform allows programmers and other developers the creativity to make and sell all kinds of applications. For most of the world, their cell phones run off of Android OS.

Due to its open-source nature, companies can tailor it to fit their products. Android isn’t just for smartphones anymore. There are many products, some common, others quite unique that now utilize the Android OS. Below are some of the products using this technology.

Refrigerators

Samsung’s T9000 refrigerator would be an interesting asset to any kitchen. The touch-screen interface allows users to browse android osrecipes, plan menus, and manage product expiration dates. Widgets can display weather, news, and offers Google Calendar integration. Since every member of the family walks past and opens the refrigerator daily, it’s an alternative way to remind everyone of tasks and events. Like any other tablet, apps can be downloaded to the fit the users interests.

Washer-Dryers

Still in the works, Touch Revolution is working on a washer dryer with a built-in touch screen tablet. Those impatient for Android to washer integration can download Samsung’s Smart Washer app. It can be used with Samsung’s washer-dryers that are Wifi enabled. Users can use their phones to control their laundry cycles. LG also makes a similar app to be used with their products.

Car Entertainment Systems

VisualLogic makes a headrest system for cars. These 7 inch tablets can be placed on the headrest and are available with a DVD system. They also come with wireless headphones and remote controls. Keeping kids busy in the car has never been easier.

Microwaves

Touch Revolution makes a microwave with what functions like a built-in tablet. The microwave’s computer should be able to replace a home’s landline with its VOIP (voice over IP) abilities. Another company, SectorQube, out of India has introduced MAID (Microwave Integrated Android Device) for consumers. The product is especially marketed toward bachelors. The plan is to release an oven that knows how to cook every known dish. They have a catalog of recipes available at their website.

These products make surprising use of the Android OS. What’s more exciting are the products that it will help power in the future. Most of them will come in the form of the products we are accustomed to carrying and seeing: phones, tablets, and computers. These innovations, however, will fuel interest in developers taking this open-sourced OS to it limits by integrating it into something unexpected.

Got an Android app which doesn’t work – find out how to get a refund here.

May 19, 2014

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5 Applications That Are Slowing Down Your PCs Boot Speed

Computers these days should boot quickly and shut down even faster. If your Window’s PC has been experiencing some lag in the boot up sequence, there may be some things happening in the background that you can’t see. With all of these new applications we add to our computers for convenience sake, among other things, we may forget that many of them add themselves to the computer’s startup process. This means that they turn on when your computer does, but this can be a lot for your computer to do on the outset.

It is, therefore, a good idea to take control of these tasks in order to decrease the time it takes your computer to start up. This start up, clean up is especially important for people who use their work computer for some of these entertainment applications. When you need to log on quickly for a work emergency or to catch a video conference, it’s utterly important to have your computer in the best shape possible.

What’s Slowing My PC Down?

Here are 5 applications that tend to tack themselves onto the boot process on your PC. You can manage them by changing thatslow boot problems default so that the application opens when you want to use it.

1. iTunes

So many people use Windows as their PCs OS but still have an Apple device (often already connected to their computer upon startup). This is unnecessary. You can launch iTunes when you want to use it. It’s a program that takes up a lot of processing power and can easily slow a computer to a crawl.

2. Skype

Everyone loves Skype, and it’s the main way many employees communicate with each other. It is not a necessary application that needs to be open right away. Take the time to disable Skype startup when your computer does.

3. Quicktime

This product allows users to view some video content, but it’s not necessary to have it start up when your computer turns on. The player can launch when you come in contact with something that requires it.

4. Adobe Reader

This is the most popular, free PDF reader on the market today, but it’s not required all of the time. You can remove this program from the start up tasks. When you click a link to view a PDF, it will automatically launch.

5. Microsoft Office

Talk about a big program. You do not need to launch this when you start your computer. It’s a cumbersome program that WILL slow down your boot time. You can open documents normally without it opening right away.

What You Should Not Mess With

There are some programs that are better left untouched since they help your computer more than burden it. Generally, these include any programs you want to run automatically without asking your permission. Here are a few others:

  • Antivirus software
  • Applications and services for your devices (mouse, keyboard, etc.)
  • Cloud sync programs (Dropbox, GoogleDrive)
  • Microsoft services
  • Anything for Intel or AMD

This is just one easy way to improve your computer’s boot speed, but there are other more involved ways. If removing these applications from start up don’t make much of a change, you may have a more complex issue.

February 4, 2014

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10 Cool Things You Can Do With Gmail

Gmail is one of the most popular free email clients in the world. It’s tools are advanced and make it a one-stop destination for all things communication. For Google newbies, many of Gmail’s features are easily overlooked. Here are 10 things Gmail can do for you:

1. Combine Multiple Email Accounts

Checking 2 or 3 email accounts is a waste of time. Even if your other email accounts are not Gmail, you can forward all of your mail to one Gmail account. This can streamline your work day and help you answer emails faster.

2. Send Event Notices

When you set something in your calendar and plan to invite people, you can add their names to the list. This is all done through the calendar function or you can add an event to an email. It will send an email to the recipient allowing them to RSVP for the event. It will then be added to your calendar and theirs if they reply “yes.” If your gmail tipsphone is connected to your Gmail account, you can set a reminder to tell you when the event takes place.

3. Utilize GTalk

The chat function allows you to see which of your contacts is online. That way, instead of sending an email, you can quickly ask them a question over the chat. The chat list will tell you who is active, away from their desk, or too busy to talk.

4. Vacation Responder

Vacation auto-replies aren’t just for work emails. When you are away from your desk for the day and don’t want to be bothered by emails, send out a vacation responder. You can set this for as many hours and days you need, and it will keep your friend and clients from thinking you are ignoring their emails.

5. Prioritize Emails

You can check the star next to each email to note ones of special importance. You will know that when you log on, those will be highlighted and take precedence. This tool is helpful if you have lots of emails.

6. Organize with Labels and Folders

You can move emails into folders or keep them in your inbox but label them. Labels can be thematic or indicate importance. This will keep you from forgetting to respond to emails and prioritize your tasks.

7. Manage Your Contacts

If you have your email attached to your phone, you can use it to organize your contacts. Whatever changes you make to one, impacts the other. This lets you edit phone numbers, emails, mailing addresses, and birthdays. You can also delete old contacts that no longer need to be in your list.

8. Integrate Your Mobile Device

You can set your phone so that when you receive emails, you are alerted. Your phone allows you to add a ringtone or vibration to let you know when you have an email.

9. Auto File Emails

You can set emails from certain senders to drop into different folders. Promos, social networking, and work emails can all be filtered into special folders for ease of organization. You never have to drag an drop into folders again.

10. Never Delete a Message Again

Unless you want to. Gmail gives users plenty of space so you never have to delete an email. You will be able to search for older, archived emails if you need to. If you never delete anything, you never lose anything.

Don’t forget, GMail isn’t the only free email client – check out some others.