Remotely Lock Your Mac With A Launch Center Pro Shortcut

Putting your Mac to sleep from your phone is handy when you leave the room and forget to secure your computer. Blogger Rick Stawarz shows that it’s easy to make this happen using the iPhone app, Launch Center Pro, then Dropbox and Hazel on your Mac.

The Biggest Problem With The Windows Store: Scams Everywhere

Windows 8′s “Windows Store” is a great idea, but it’s a disaster. It’s full of scams, designed to trick you into buying apps you don’t need.

Telstra: Complaints About Scam Calls Are Up 400%

Further proof that phone scams are still on the rise and everyone needs to stay alert: Telstra says that complaints from its customers about lying scumbags pretending to be from the telco and trying to extort money or personal details have quadrupled in the last 12 months.

Paranoid Paul Monitors Terms Of Service And Alerts You Of Changes

Keeping track of changes to terms of service or privacy policies on websites is incredibly difficult, because they change so frequently. Paranoid Paul is a web app that let’s you pick services and get alerts when the policy changes.

Andrognito Hides Files You'd Like To Keep Away From Prying Eyes

Android: We all have files on our phones that we’d rather others didn’t see for one reason or another. Andrognito protects your privacy by hiding files of your choice, even if your device is not rooted.

Chrome's Safe Browsing Blocks Expanded To 'Deceptive' Downloads

Chrome: Google already uses its Chrome browser to warn users about potentially malicious software. Soon, the browser will begin blocking downloads that do annoying things, such as changing browser settings.

Use GeekTool To Track When Someone's Spying On Your Computer

Worried that someone’s remotely spying on your Mac? Blogger Jacob Salmela shares a tip for monitoring VNC and SSH ports using GeekTool so you’re alerted if someone tries to peek in.

Dynamic Pin Locks Apps With A Complex, Changing PIN

Android: Per-app PIN locks are nothing new. However, they could be more secure. Dynamic Pin takes a page out of TimePIN’s book and allows you to create dynamically changing lock codes for individual apps.

Pocket Lock Switches Phone's Screen On/Off When You Aren't Using It

Android: Pocket Lock is an app with a simple purpose. It will intelligently switch your phone’s display off and on when you put it in your pocket or take it out, respectively. It also switches off when you hold the phone upside down and switches on when you lift it.

Use An Alternative Keyboard Layout On A Mac Login Screen For Security

Mac: Your Mac is really only as safe as your initial login password. If you’re worried that someone will get past it, Macworld shows you how to use an alternative keyboard layout to throw them off your trail.