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TappyTaps Introduces Barkio for Pet Owners to Monitor Their Dogs

TappyTaps introduces Barkio 1.0, a multiplatform dog monitoring app for phones, tablets, and computers. Barkio allows anyone to watch, listen and interact with their dog remotely, without the need for special hardware. The app was especially prepared with a focus to solve dog’s separation anxiety. With live audio and video, dog owners can see and hear everything that their pets are doing, and interact with them remotely. Barkio turns any two phones, tablets, or laptops into a smart dog monitor and proves to be a helpful tool when dealing with dog separation anxiety.

 

 

HD video monitoring – With live video feed, pet owners can check what their dogs are up to. The video transmission works on any network, including WiFi and cellular data.

 

Sound monitoring – Barkio is triggered every time a noise is captured. The app offers five different levels of microphone sensitivity to make sure the pet owner never misses a single bark.

 

Remote interaction – Thanks to Barkio, the pet owners have a chance to communicate with their dogs remotely. They can talk to the dog directly through the microphone feature or by pre-recording short voice messages and playing them to the dog when needed. Talking to the dog helps to calm it down when the dog is nervous, anxious, or disobeying.

 

Custom commands – Record custom voice messages such as Stop, Sit, or Stay and send them to your dog remotely whenever you need. Commands come in handy when the pet owner needs to calm the dog, but can’t talk at the moment.

 

Two-way video – When talking to the dog, pet parents may use the “Face” feature to stream a video of themselves to the dog. Some dogs proved to react better when hearing and seeing their owners at the same time.

 

Multiplatform app – Barkio is available for multiplatform usage among iOS, Android, macOS, Windows, and Linux. Covering all these platforms, we hope to offer unlimited monitoring options to pet parents all around the world.

 

All family members can join monitoring – Barkio is tied to a Family Account, which means multiple family members can use Barkio and join the monitoring of their dogs.

 

Activity log – Pet owners will never miss a single bark with a timestamp from all monitorings. Activity log records all noises so the pet owner can check at any time to find out what’s been going on. The activity log helps to understand dog behavior patterns and discover any problems.

 

Smart notifications – Barkio keeps the customers notified in every situation. The app will send notifications when the dog is noisy or resting, with recorded noise for the pet owner to listen to.

 

Power saving background mode – When using the app on the background, Barkio switches to a power-saving mode which informs the pet owners about their dogs through notifications. The audio and video are not transmitted, which saves the battery and lets the pet owners enjoy other apps.

 

A helpful tool for separation anxiety – Separation anxiety affects dogs of all breeds and ages. Barkio helps to detect separation anxiety as it allows the pet owners to see how the dog behaves when it’s alone. Barkio also helps with solitude training to help the dog feel comfortable when being alone.

 

iOS and Android versions are available worldwide exclusively through the App Store and Google Play. Mac, Windows and Linux versions are available to download directly from Barkio online. Barkio costs $19.99 (USD) / year or $2.99 / month for up to 10 devices.

 

Elroi VPN App Keeps Your Identity Secure

Michigan based entrepreneur, Rachel Cash announces Elroi VPN Secure & Unlimited for iOS and Android devices. The World Wide Web is a strange place – it has created a world without barriers yet there are geographical and data restrictions that prevent you from browsing all the content available on the internet. For example, if you are in Austria, you may not be able to access the US or Indian Netflix, and vice-versa. Similarly, a lot of content on YouTube is location-based and you may not be able to view the desired video if you are in a restricted location.

 

Well, where there’s a will there’s a way, and finally, there’s a highly secure VPN app in the market that deftly breaks these barriers that divide the World Wide Web. Elroi is a VPN-based app that not only protects your online privacy but also gives you access to 100% of the content available online.

 

“When you browse the internet on mobile, you are at the risk of losing personal data that may be used by maleficent sites for personal gains. Besides, geographical restrictions bring down your mobile experience and kill the concept of free information,” says Rachel Cash, Founder & CEO. “Elroi app is designed to protect your IP address to keep your phone communications 100% secure. A VPN (Virtual Private Network) protects your online privacy, ensuring a fast and secure connection and gives you access to your favorite content without any censorship issues or bandwidth limit.”

 

Security is, indeed, a major concern while browsing the internet. The Elroi app not only protects your data from being stolen but also scours the underbelly of the internet with “Dark Web Monitoring” to identify any leaked or stolen data that can compromise your security. Various dark web searches include Email, Phone Numbers, Credit Cards, Passport, and Social Security Numbers.

 

Features include:

  • Protect your IP address by masking it with a Virtual Private Network
  • Browse the internet safely under a cloak of security that protects your personal information and location
  • Bypass your IP address restrictions to enjoy the internet freely without any censorship issues or geographical restrictions imposed by various sites
  • Use the Dark Web Monitoring feature to scan the internet for any leaked information in circulation on illegal sites

 

The app looks quite promising with some unmatched features and has grown its user base to 1000 in only 2 months from its launch.  Elroi 1.2 is currently available for free on the App Store under the Utilities category and Google Play under the Tools category.

SecuritySpy Updated to macOS CCTV Software

Ben Software updates their premier multi-camera video surveillance software SecuritySpy 5.1 for Mac. The software has smart motion detection powered by Artificial Intelligence, flexible recording features, remote monitoring, and an intuitive user interface.   SecuritySpy is perfect for all CCTV applications, from home to professional use. The newest version adds new features and improvements, including macOS 10.15 Catalina support, Metal-accelerated video display, and web-based Mac screen control.

 

 

“This update represents our ongoing commitment to maintain top-quality NVR software and respond to our customers’ feedback” said Ben Bird, the developer of SecuritySpy. “We are excited to deliver a host of improvements that make SecuritySpy even more powerful.”

 

SecuritySpy supports most network cameras on the market, including the popular Axis, Cisco, Dahua Technology, Canon, Amcrest, Hikvision, Vivotek and Zavio ranges.  SecuritySpy has advanced AI-powered motion detection, iOS push notifications and external devices. The built-in secure web server allows remote monitoring of live streams and captured footage from over the Internet, using a web browser or an iPhone, iPad or Apple TV.

 

Improvements in version 5.1:

  • Notarized for full compatibility with macOS 10.15 Catalina
  •  Video display using Apple’s Metal framework for improved efficiency and performance
  • Mac Screen Control via the web interface
  •  Improved Browser export functionality
  •  Support for recording in ProRes 422 HQ video format
  •  New Action to wake screen and dismiss screensaver on motion trigger
  •  More information passed to AppleScripts actions
  • Fixed problems with automatic file deletion
  • Fixed problems with window positions not being remembered
  •  Fixed problems obtaining “Let’s Encrypt” SSL certificates
  • Other bug fixes

 

SecuritySpy main features:

  • Supports all major brands of IP camera as well as ONVIF-compatible cameras
  • Carefully designed user interface and automatic camera detection for easy setup
  • AI-powered smart motion and object detection for accurate triggering of recording
  • Efficient software design allows one Mac to handle high numbers of cameras
  •  Built-in secure web server for remote monitoring and administration
  • Automatic DDNS, port forwarding and SSL/TLS certificate generation for easy web setup
  • Flexible scheduling options for recording at particular times of the day or week
  • Browser feature for synchronised multi-camera playback of captured footage
  • Supports all industry-standard media formats (H.265, H.264, MPEG-4, JPEG, AAC)
  • Hardware-accelerated video compression and decompression for low CPU usage
  •  Companion iOS and tvOS apps for viewing on iPhone, iPad or Apple TV
  •  Notifications including alarms, emails, scripts and iOS Push Notifications
  •  Pan/Tilt/Zoom (PTZ) support using virtual joystick
  • Secure off-site backup of captured footage
  • Integration with home automated systems such as Indigo and Control4
  • Supports non-IP cameras such as built-in cameras, USB webcams and Blackmagic devices

 

Pricing depends on the number of cameras used, ranging from GBP 29.90 (approx. USD $40) for a single-camera license, to GBP 649.00 (approx. USD $890) for an unlimited-camera license.

Camera Guard Mac 3 Offers Improved Webcam Blocker and Mic Protection for Your Mac

ProtectStar has released Camera Guard Mac 3 for macOS, a new upgrade to their popular security solution. The app protects any Mac’s built-in web camera and mic from being accessed by hackers, trojans and spies including latest spyware. Version 3.0 brings improved protection against unauthorized access to the Mac microphone and webcam, plus it now offers users of shared Mac computers to easily pin protect any app on their Mac.

 

Camera Guard Mac 3 Offers Improved Webcam Blocker and Mic Protection for Your Mac

 

Camera Guard Mac app sits quietly in the background, monitoring the Mac’s built-in microphone and webcam for any unauthorized access attempts. The app efficiently blocks any detected attempts, while also alerting the Mac user to the attempts. The utility blocks both known and unknown attacks methods, thanks to its exclusive “Deep Detective” feature.

 

Users of shared Macs can pin protect their personal apps like Apple Mail, Photos, Contacts, Safari, and even games can be prevented from opening without the correct pin. With a quick entry of a 4-digit pin, the apps are protected from unauthorized access by other users. This new feature is the perfect solution for parents who share their Mac with younger family members and worry their kids might access things they shouldn’t.

 

Features Include:
* Web camera blocker
* Microphone protection
* Securely protects apps with a 4-digit pin
* Deep Detective (TM) protects against known and unknown attack attempts
* Protection against Mac ransomware
* Allow kids access to only specific games, and applications
* Schedule for each app or all apps to allow usage for specific days and times
* Pop-Up notifications regarding security breaches
* Logfile protocol tracks unauthorized attempts to start access apps and files
* Smart protection against ransomware threats
* Blocks execution of potentially malicious Java code
* Can be set to run at login for automatic protection

 

Camera Guard Mac 3 still includes ProtectStar’s exclusive “Deep Detective” feature, which monitors all attempted access to any protected Mac. While offering proactive protection that is similar to other companies’ firewall, Deep Detective also reports against both known and unknown attacks, via its modern heuristic methods.

Camera Guard Mac 3 Professional is $19.90 USD (or an equivalent amount in other currencies) and includes 12-months of updates/upgrades and technical support by ProtectStar’s Support Heros. A Care Plan option is also available for $49.00 USD, and includes 3-years of updates/upgrades and premium technical support by the ProtectStar Support Superheros.

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Use Data Shredder for iOS 2017 to Securely Erase Your iPhone and iPad

ProtectStar announces the new release of Data Shredder for iOS 2017 – formerly iShredder – their data shredding utility that easily erases and wipes data on any iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. Anyone can simply connect their iOS device to their Mac, and quickly and efficiently delete and overwrite all data from the device.

 

Data Shredder for iOS 2017 uses data shredding techniques that go beyond international standards set by state and military organizations for secure data deletion. Data Shredder’s data erasing algorithms have been analyzed by government authorities and independent security organizations to ensure the app does exactly as advertised, destroy all personal data on the device beyond any hope of recovery.

 

Data Shredder for iOS 2017 is available in two versions, the Professional Edition offers 10 different data shredding methods, completely wiping all free space and overwriting the storage area, to completely shred all of the stored data. Data Shredder Military Edition offers 17 erasing algorithms in total, while also offering an integrated secure file explorer.

 

Data Shredder for iOS Professional Edition include:
* Compatibility with all iPhone, iPad and iPod touch models
* Compatible with all iOS versions
* Securely erases the free space
* Completely wipes all data on the device
* Includes 1 year of technical support and free upgrades
* 24/7 support via e-Mail

 

Data Shredder Military Edition Includes the above features, plus:
* Offers the ability to wipe data from Apple TV units
* Additional military level deletion algorithms
* A 50-cycles wiping method ProtectStar(TM) Secure Deletion Algorithm(R)
* An integrated secure file explorer

 

Data Shredder for iOS Professional edition uses certified deletion algorithms, including: DoD 5220.22-M ECE, Peter Gutmann, DoD 5220.22-M, HMG Infosec No.5, US Army AR380-19 and more. The Data Shredder for iOS Military Edition uses those same shredding algorithms, plus makes use of enhanced military deletion methods like NATO standard, US Navy NAVSO P-5239-26 (MFM & RLL), USAF AFSSI-5020 and Canadian CSEC ITSG-06.

 

Data Shredder for iOS 2017 Professional Edition is just $29.90 USD (or an equivalent amount in other currencies) and is available through the ProtectStar website. Data Shredder for iOS 2017 Military Edition is just $49.90 USD. A Windows version will be available January 2017.

New Snowden film underscores the need for Camera Guard for macOS

Miami, Florida – ProtectStar is proud to announce the release of Camera Guard for Mac 2016, the free to download version of their anti-spyware utility for MacOS computers. Camera Guard protects any Mac’s built-in iSight camera, or webcam from access by hackers, spyware or malware. The app sits quietly in the background monitoring and blocking any applications or processes that might attempt to access the camera on any Mac computer.

 

The new Oliver Stone film, “Snowden,” offers the spine-tingling story of National Security Council (NSA) whistleblower Edward Snowden, who revealed how the United States government is illegally spying on its own citizens. By accessing their personal files, email, cloud storage, and even their computer’s webcam and microphone, the government not only monitored activities of the bad guys, but also that of innocent citizens. The release of the film underscores the need for Mac users to protect their privacy via invaluable security utilities such as ProtectStar’s Camera Guard for Mac 2016.

 

Camera Guard for Mac 2016 offers Mac users the ability to control access to their Mac’s iSight camera, or connected webcam, while being alerted if any app, or outside process attempts to access the camera at any time. The app immediately shuts down access, while also alerting the user to the attempt. A record of all access attempts and warnings are kept in a convenient log file, and the app’s intelligent Deep Detective feature can even detect previously unknown attacks.

 

“Who knows who is observing you at this very moment? After the NSA documents from the archive of whistleblower Edward Snowden became public, one thing became clear: Not only are data thieves and computer scammers interested in invading the privacy of computer users, the United States government itself actively spies on its own citizens,” says Chris Bohn, CEO of ProtectStar. “The government is using every tool at their disposal to illegally access this information. They even go so far as to monitor millions of people via their own personal computers and their built-in cameras and microphones.”

 

Camera Guard for Mac is an ideal addition to any other security tool users might already have in place. The app works great alongside firewalls as well as virus scanners, adding an extra layer of protection for any user’s privacy requirements. The app carries a small system footprint, so users don’t need to worry about it taking up too much disk space, or stealing precious RAM or processor cycles.

 

Features:
* Web camera protection
* Pop-Up notifications regarding security breaches
* Logfile protocol
* Microphone protection (Professional Only)
* Deep Detective(TM) (Professional Only)
* Protection against known and unknown attack attempts (Professional Only)
* Passcode protection (Professional Only)
* 24/7 Support by e-Mail (Professional Only)

 

ProtectStar also offers a Professional version of Camera Guard. In addition to monitoring a Mac’s webcam, it also offers monitoring and blocking of the Mac’s microphone, as well as offering the ability to use a Personal Identification Number (PIN) to secure the settings in the app. Thus ensuring that no one can change the protection level of the application except for authorized users.

 

The pro version of Camera Guard also offers Deep Detective, which monitors for attacks by known malware, such as the “Backdoor.MAC.Eleanor” strain which can take control of a Mac’s webcam. Deep Detective can also recognize attacks by previously unknown malware, using its modern heuristic methods.

 

“The Oliver Stone film, ‘Snowden,’ released this past week, offers the true tale of Edward Snowden, who exposed the National Security Council’s illegal spying on U.S. citizens,’ continues Chris. “The NSA, under the guise of ‘homeland security,’ covertly spied on innocent Americans, accessing their home computers and personal files, as well as monitoring them via their computer’s webcams and microphones. Snowden’s revelations underscore the need for security tools such as Camera Guard for Mac 2016.”

 

Device Requirements:
* Internet connection for activation and updates
* Mac OS X 10.11 or higher (Supports macOS Sierra)
* 64-bit processor
* 30 MB

 

Pricing and Availability:
Camera Guard 2016 is free, and is available for download from the Camera Guard for Mac 2016 website. A Professional version is also available, which also offers monitoring and protection of the webcam and microphone, “Deep Detective” protection against both well-known and unknown access attempts, a protocol in a log file, password protection, and 24/7 support via email. The Professional version is priced at $29.90 USD (or an equivalent amount in other currencies).

 

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Founded in 2004 by Chris Bohn, Miami, Florida-based ProtectStar Inc. was established with the single intent of offering innovative security solutions for individuals and corporations alike. The company offers a number of security-enhancing solutions for Mac, iOS, Android, and Windows users. The firm currently serves over 1,000,000 satisfied customers worldwide. All Material and Software (C) Copyright 2016 ProtectStar Inc. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, Macintosh, Mac OS X, and macOS are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.

Camera Guard Offers Secure Protection for Mac Webcam and Microphone

Miami, Florida – ProtectStar today is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of Camera Guard Professional for Mac 2016, their security solution that protects any Mac’s iSight camera, webcam, and microphone from being accessed by hackers, spyware or malware. With two clicks of the mouse, Camera Guard Professional stays alert for and completely blocks any applications or processes that attempt to access the camera or microphone of any Mac computer.

 

Camera Guard Professional quietly monitors the Mac’s webcam and microphone for any attempts to access the protected equipment. If it detects an attempt by an unauthorized party or app, The app immediately shuts down access, while also alerting the user to the attempt. A record of all access attempts and warnings are kept in a convenient log file, and the app’s intelligent Deep Detective feature can even detect previously unknown attacks.

 

“Illegal monitoring of webcams and microphones on computers is on the rise. Until now, all you could do was place a piece of tape over your webcam and microphone port, and hope for the best,” says Chris Bohn, CEO of ProtectStar. “But by installing Camera Guard Professional, any Mac user can have complete peace of mind that their privacy is protected completely and automatically, with just a few clicks of their mouse or trackpad!”

 

In addition to easy installation, setup, and operation, Camera Guard Professional also offers an added layer of security by protecting the individual settings of the software via a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that the user creates and enters. Any changes to the settings of the app will then require the entry of that PIN in order to take effect.

 

Features:
* Web camera protection
* Pop-Up notifications regarding security breaches
* Logfile protocol
* Microphone protection
* Deep Detective(TM)
* Protection against known and unknown attack attempts
* Passcode protection
* 24/7 Support by e-Mail

 

Camera Guard Professional also offers an intelligent and versatile feature called Deep Detective, which keeps a close eye on all attempted accesses to the protected Mac. While similar to the more common firewall or intrusion detection systems available from other companies, Deep Detective proactively protects the system from hackers, spyware and Trojans. The feature actively monitors which processes or programs attempt to access the camera, as well as reporting both known and unknown attack attempts via its modern heuristic methods.

 

The utility makes an ideal addition to any anti-virus scanners or firewalls users may already have in place. The app can be used in combination with other security solutions, in order to add an additional layer of easy to maintain security to any Mac computer. Plus, the app is a fast and elegant solution, designed to use a minimal amount of system resources, leaving only a minimal footprint on available processing power, memory, and disk space.

 

“Just like so many other computer users, the founder of Facebook Mark Zuckerberg and FBI-chief James Comey both tape over the webcam and microphone of their laptop,” continues Chris. “But by using Camera Guard Professional, your Mac’s camera and microphone are securely protected from unauthorized monitoring. Plus, you don’t have to ruin the beautiful lines of your Mac with unsightly pieces of masking or electrical tape!”

 

Device Requirements:
* Mac OS X 10.11 or higher (Supports macOS Sierra)
* 64-bit processor
* 30 MB
* Internet connection for activation and updates

 

Pricing and Availability:
Camera Guard Professional 2016 is normally $29.90 USD (or an equivalent amount in other currencies), but is available for a discounted price of only $19.90 in the first week of launch. The Pro version offers monitoring and protection of the webcam and microphone, Deep Detective, protection against both well-known and unknown access attempts, a protocol in a log file, password protection and 24/7 support via email. There is also a free version of Camera Guard available that offers protection of the webcam and safety information over accesses.

 

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Founded in 2004 by Chris Bohn, Miami, Florida-based ProtectStar Inc. was established with the single intent of offering innovative security solutions for individuals and corporations alike. The company offers a number of security-enhancing solutions for Mac, iOS, Android, and Windows users. The firm currently serves over 1,000,000 satisfied customers worldwide. All Material and Software (C) Copyright 2016 ProtectStar Inc. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, Macintosh, Mac OS X, and macOS are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.

Camera Guard Offers Secure Protection for Mac Webcam and Microphone

ProtectStar today is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of Camera Guard Professional for Mac 2016, their security solution that protects any Mac’s iSight camera, webcam, and microphone from being accessed by hackers, spyware or malware. With two clicks of the mouse, Camera Guard Professional stays alert for and completely blocks any applications or processes that attempt to access the camera or microphone of any Mac computer.

Camera Guard Offers Secure Protection for Mac Webcam and Microphone

Camera Guard Professional quietly monitors the Mac’s webcam and microphone for any attempts to access the protected equipment. If it detects an attempt by an unauthorized party or app, The app immediately shuts down access, while also alerting the user to the attempt. A record of all access attempts and warnings are kept in a convenient log file, and the app’s intelligent Deep Detective feature can even detect previously unknown attacks.

 

“Illegal monitoring of webcams and microphones on computers is on the rise. Until now, all you could do was place a piece of tape over your webcam and microphone port, and hope for the best,” says Chris Bohn, CEO of ProtectStar. “But by installing Camera Guard Professional, any Mac user can have complete peace of mind that their privacy is protected completely and automatically, with just a few clicks of their mouse or trackpad!”

 

In addition to easy installation, setup, and operation, Camera Guard Professional also offers an added layer of security by protecting the individual settings of the software via a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that the user creates and enters. Any changes to the settings of the app will then require the entry of that PIN in order to take effect.

 

Features:
* Web camera protection
* Pop-Up notifications regarding security breaches
* Logfile protocol
* Microphone protection
* Deep Detective(TM)
* Protection against known and unknown attack attempts
* Passcode protection
* 24/7 Support by e-Mail

 

Camera Guard Professional also offers an intelligent and versatile feature called Deep Detective, which keeps a close eye on all attempted accesses to the protected Mac. While similar to the more common firewall or intrusion detection systems available from other companies, Deep Detective proactively protects the system from hackers, spyware and Trojans. The feature actively monitors which processes or programs attempt to access the camera, as well as reporting both known and unknown attack attempts via its modern heuristic methods.

 

The utility makes an ideal addition to any anti-virus scanners or firewalls users may already have in place. The app can be used in combination with other security solutions, in order to add an additional layer of easy to maintain security to any Mac computer. Plus, the app is a fast and elegant solution, designed to use a minimal amount of system resources, leaving only a minimal footprint on available processing power, memory, and disk space.

 

“Just like so many other computer users, the founder of Facebook Mark Zuckerberg and FBI-chief James Comey both tape over the webcam and microphone of their laptop,” continues Chris. “But by using Camera Guard Professional, your Mac’s camera and microphone are securely protected from unauthorized monitoring. Plus, you don’t have to ruin the beautiful lines of your Mac with unsightly pieces of masking or electrical tape!”

 

Device Requirements:
* Mac OS X 10.11 or higher (Supports macOS Sierra)
* 64-bit processor
* 30 MB
* Internet connection for activation and updates

 

Pricing and Availability:
Camera Guard Professional 2016 is normally $29.90 USD (or an equivalent amount in other currencies), but is available for a discounted price of only $19.90 in the first week of launch. The Pro version offers monitoring and protection of the webcam and microphone, Deep Detective, protection against both well-known and unknown access attempts, a protocol in a log file, password protection and 24/7 support via email. There is also a free version of Camera Guard available that offers protection of the webcam and safety information over accesses.

 

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