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5 Best Free PC Tools to Protect User Data

5 Best Free PC Tools to Protect User Data

In the digital era, all of us are consistently looking for applications that can help making the computer systems more efficient. And getting these apps or free is an add-on. Nowadays, a large number of apps are available online that protects user data against virus attacks, bugs, inconsistencies and external vulnerabilities. But accuracy and integrity parameters of such apps adds a lot to the scalability.

1. Password Safety: KeePass

KeePass is an open source application available for free. In this technological era, there is an online account for everything; and a password for each account. You need to remember an array of passwords. With the help of KeePass, it becomes easier to manage the passwords as all the passwords for each account gets stored in a database. This database can be locked with a master key or a key file. This way, you only have to remember a single password corresponding to master key or a key file. The KeePass databases are encrypted using secure algorithms known as Twofish or AES.

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2. Data Recovery: Wondershare

For every organization, it is important to store and retain large volume of data files. Even for home users, data is considered an asset. But what if a file gets deleted accidently? Sometimes, it can be a nightmare. Today, there are countless data recovery tools available online and freeware are provided by Wondershare. It have various tools for recovering deleted files to provide user a safeguard for their business and among those iPhone data recovery, flash drive, computer system and android devices recovery tools are prominent. These tools are compatible over windows as well as Mac Operating System. Also, tools can recover documents, emails, images and other components of data as well.

3. Data Loss Prevention: McAfee

Data security and integrity of official as well as personal files is of utmost importance. In this category, McAfee offers flexibility in terms of features and editions. The data loss prevention app offers various versions for Home users, for Enterprise, for Small Business and for Partners. The app protects system data as well as components of data across the network form emerging threats. Analytics and real time visibility optimize security management, ensure compliance, integrate anti malware functions and this helps small to large businesses in achieving operational efficiency.

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4. Virus Protection: Avast

Avast offers virus protection beyond desktops and laptops. The application protects passwords as well. The latest version of the application comes with improved features and this makes it lighter and efficient than before. Single unbreakable password protects account passwords and this offers safety to the integrated data components. Smart scan protects PC in one go. With ‘Browser Cleanup’ feature, all unnecessary toolbars can be cleaned up safely and this triggers the performance of the system. Moreover, the three level protections beat hackers via an automatic process.

5. Disk Encryption: VeraCrypt

The free disk encryption software can be downloaded from its official website. The app makes the system immune to new developments. Other vulnerabilities and system security issues that exist in TrueCrypt are detected and resolved by VeraCrypt. It is compatible over all platforms and different versions are available for Windows, Mac and Linux Operating Systems. With this, the app becomes even more scalable. Bugs and errors found on system can be removed with the help of application. VeraCrypt 1.14 version was released with extensive feature that allows the user to create volume on disk using command line interface.

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As a whole, it can be concluded that the free PC tools to protect data are highly integrated with security and safety features and hence can be downloaded following official links and valid links.

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Last Updated on July 10, 2019

11 Brain Training Apps to Train Your Mind and Improve Memory

11 Brain Training Apps to Train Your Mind and Improve Memory

Whether at work or at school, people these days are under tremendous pressure to perform, perform and perform! Stress and pressure can have adverse affects on the well-being of a person, and need to be controlled.

Now, this doesn’t mean you make a dash to your nearest therapist. There are a number of wonderful and smart apps that you can use on your phone. These brain training apps have been scientifically designed to target specific areas of the human mind and control harmful emotions such as anxiety, as well as to improve memory and sharpness of the brain.

Here are 11 iPhone apps that you will not only enjoy but also find useful in keeping your mental health balanced at all times.

1. Lumosity

This app consists of games that focus on improving the user’s memory, problem-solving capability, attention span, and thinking. There are three games in each session, and they challenge the brain by changing every time. The user has to complete the games while playing against a clock.

Free of trial. $15 per month for the full version.

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    2. Fit Brains Trainer

    This brain training app has 10 sets of games that work on different areas of the brain and improve memory as well as concentration. A user is required to finish a particular task from each category on a daily basis and the app tracks the progress by a color coded graph.

    Free.

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      3. CogniFit Brain Fitness

      Developed with the help of neuroscientists, this fun app improves a person’s cognitive abilities, which includes memory and concentration. The progress made by the user over a period of time can be tracked. Users can also play challenge rounds with their friends. The app also modifies the difficulty level to suit the profile of the user and provide recommendations based on the results. Spending 20–30 minutes a few times every week can give measurable improvement in the performance of a user.

      First four games free, then $13 a month.

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        4. Brain Fitness Pro

        The makers of this app claim that it can improve the IQ of a user, and improve intelligence and memory. The app is fun and is user friendly, and 30 minutes a day can fetch you results in less than three weeks.

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        Buy for $3.99.

        5. Happify

        If nothing else makes you happy in life, this app will. Well, this is what the developers claim at least. This app comes loaded with lots of quizzes, polls and gratitude journals, which work on the fundamentals of positive psychology. The app also helps to control stress and emotions to make you feel better.

        Free to use.

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          6. Clockwork Brain

          You will like the little gold robot that comes in every time to explain the next game you are going to play. While the games are not much different to those offered in apps such as Luminosity, the look and feel reminds me of a workshop from old times.

          Free.

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            7. ReliefLink

            Initially created as an app for suicide prevention, it has found its use as a great app for tracking the mood of the user by taking measure of all things relevant to the user’s mental health. In case the user experiences high emotional stress, the app has a coping mechanism that includes voice-recorded mindfulness, exercises and music for relaxation. There is also a map that informs the user of the nearest therapist and medical facilities for mental health treatment.

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              8. Eidetic

              Eidetic is a memory enhancement app and uses a ‘spaced repetition’ technique to help users memorize information such as important phone numbers, words, credit card details or passwords. It also notifies you when it’s time to take a test to see what you remember, so that you retain information in your long-term memory.

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                9. Braingle

                Braingle helps to maintain the sharpness of the brain and improve the reasoning ability of a person through riddles and optical illusions. It is different from other brain training apps that employ memory and reaction based tests. You can also compete with your friends and family members in figuring out the fun riddles.

                Free.

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                  10. Not The Hole Story

                  If you have a penchant for solving hard riddles, then this app is a must-have for you. Filled with exclusive riddles along with a simple-to-use interface, the app gives you riddles that you have to solve through a book. You will be given hints along the way, and when you give up, the answers will be revealed. This app will encourage you to broaden your thinking and put your mind to a challenging test.

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                  Free.

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                    11. Personal Zen

                    This fun brain training app follows the journey of two animated characters who travel through a field of grass. Personal Zen is a nice app meant for reducing anxiety and trains the brain to focus on the positive aspects. The developer’s advice is to use the app for 10 minutes a day to see the best results.

                    Free.

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