Best Antivirus 2017 – Top 10 Antivirus Reviews by Industry Veteran

With hundreds of different viruses and malware programs emerging every year, protecting your PC from wrongdoers has never been more important.

We checked two well-renowned online service comparison sites to find out which antivirus software is the top 10 antivirus of 2017.

TheTop10Sites.com, a reputable and objective source for expert reviews, ranks as follows:

McAfee – Ranked in first place for its excellent detection and removal rates, as well as affordability  – ($19.99 /month)

Norton – ($19.99 /month) – The industry veteran

Total AV – ($24.95 /month) – a new entrant with top notch technology

Other anti-virus and internet security solutions are

4. ZoneAlarm – ($19.95 /month) – By the Israeli CheckPoint Software
5. Bitdefender – ($24.95 /month)
6. BullGuard – is ranked third ($23.96 /month)
7. Avira – ($21.99 /month)
8. ESET – ($29.99 /month)
9. Panda  – ($19.99 /month)
10. AVG  – ($39.99 /month)

 

TheTop10Sites.com features the best deals for its listed top 10 antivirus software, while The Top 10 Reviews lists its top-rated antiviruses according to the number of provided supplementary features.

According to The Top 10 Reviews ratings:

  1. BitDefender Antivirus – Ranked in first place for its superior performance rates ($29.95 /month)
  2. Kaspersky – ($59.99 /month)
  3. Norton – ($39.99 /month)
  4. F-Secure Antivirus – ($39.99 /month)
  5. AVG – ($24.99 /month)
  6. BullGuard – ($29.95 /month)
  7. G Data Antivirus – ($29.95 /month)
  8. Panda – ($35.99 /month)
  9. Avast! – ($39.99 /month)
  10. McAfee – ($39.99 /month)

Combining the comparison sites’ expert rankings, we have rated the top 10 best antiviruses on a 10 point system, wherein 10 points are awarded to the number 1 antivirus software, 9 points to second place, and so on. The final tally is as follows:

#1 Kaspersky – Totaling 16 points!

#2 Norton – Totaling 13 points

#3 BullGuard – Totaling 13 points

#4 McAfee– Totaling 11 points

#5 BitDefender Antivirus – Totaling 10 points

#6 F-Secure Antivirus – Totaling 7 points

#7 Trend Micro – Totaling 6 points

#8 AVG – Totaling 6 points

#9 ZoneAlarm – Totaling 5 points

#10 Iolo – Totaling 4 points

Noom Review – How does Noom Coach Work?

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Noom Coach is a mobile application that uses behavior change and habit building to help promote long-term, sustainable weight loss. In a study published last month in Nature’s Science Reports, data showed successful weight loss of 78% of users in a 9 month period. Additionally, 23% of the study’s population lost over 10% of their starting bodyweight, with the prevalence of obesity decreasing by nearly 30%.

What Features does the Noom Coach program have?

The core features of the Noom Coach app include a food logger and an activity tracker. Noom’s reliable and extensive food database provides over 3.7 million food logging options, and includes a large number of brand names, cultural foods, and meals from over 850 restaurants and chains. Can’t find a food? Users can simply use the integrated bar code scanner to log their foods seamlessly. Noom has also taken into consideration how each users approaches portion sizes, and includes a handy visual guide in-app with easy to understand units like a deck of cards or a fist to make food logging even more accurate.

Noom uses a unique “Traffic Light” color system to help users identify simple ways to monitor their diet each day. Noom uses volumetrics when categorizing foods and factors in the concentration of healthy and unhealthy nutrients in each food. “Green foods” are the least calorie-dense and contain the highest concentration of healthy nutrients. “Red foods” are the most calorie-dense and contain a low concentration of healthy nutrients. Yellow foods are categorized somewhere in the middle.

Noom allows users to track calories burned and exercises through either the built-in pedometer or by syncing with an extensive list of supported wearables including Fitbit, Garmin, Jawbone, and many more.

 

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What is the Healthy Weight Course?

Noom’s Healthy Weight course is a program delivered in app that lasts a full 16 weeks, or the time Noom has discovered is the appropriate amount of time required to form new healthy habits. Upon purchasing of the Healthy Weight program, users are assigned to a virtual support group designed to enable anyone to give motivational feedback, share helpful tips, or discuss struggles or barriers anyone might be facing. Alongside the groups, a user is also paired up with a personal coach who will help them identify the areas that are holding a user back from achieving their desired weight. A coach leads the program, sending each user a helpful article that is designed to teach a user a different weight loss topic every week. Each week of the curriculum helps users learn a different aspect of weight loss and healthy living, to ensure that any healthy behavior is sustainable and long lasting.

How Do I Download Noom?

You can try Noom’s Healthy Weight course Download Noom!

Top 10 addons in 2015 / 2016 including streaming & sports

Less than a year ago we reviewed the top addons for Kodi. The application is changing so rapidly that we feel that it’s a must to update our review. We have checked literally hundreds of addons and apps and came up with 10 that every movie, music & sports fan should have.

  1. Addon Installer. Before anything else, download the addon installer which serves as an addon store for Kodi and allows you to download all the other apps.
  2. Phoenix. The best addons for streaming movies and TV shows. Features 1000s of live channels.
  3. Open Subtitles. If you are not a native speaker or you watch films and TV shows in other languages you should download Open Subtitles and get all the content translated to your mother tongue.
  4. Money Sports. Requires the Plexus add-on installed.
  5. AWXI – allows you to better control your audio and video features.
  6. YIFY Movies HD – The best torrent option for movies and TV series.
  7. Genesis – Formerly knows and GoTV & GoMovies.
  8. Muzu.tv – Great for watching music videos with a jukebox function which plays songs based on a set genre
  9. Tunein Radio – Access 1000s of free radio stations
  10. US TV Now! – Free live US TV Channels (SD for free, HD additional fee.)

I hoe you enjoy your Kodi ! If you need a safe & anonymous solution for downloads & surfing, you can see the top 10 vpn solutions here.

Kodi 16.0 for Linux Includes Multi-Touch Support

Kodi (formerly XBMC Media Center) V. 16.0 Alpha has been released to a new branch. The new branch includes some changes:

New Features:
Multi-touch support for the Linux platform has been added

Improvements:
The add-on manager has been improved
Personal Video Recorder (PVR)functionality will help you to record and watch live TV
The playback of VP9 and VC1 video codecs on Android has been enhanced

Removal:
According to the changelog, the Karaoke module has been removed.
The old implementation for audio and video provided by libstagefright has been removed.

You can download Kodi 16.0 Alpha 4 right now from Softpedia and give it a try, but if you are not an advanced user you might want to wait for the stable version.

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Tax Return Season is Here! Compare Top 5 Tax Software 2015

Year 2015 has started and we need to get down to submitting our 2014 tax returns. The Internal Revenue Service will start the 2015 tax filing season on January 20, 2015. Getting your tax return right can save you hundreds or thousands of dollars.

While using a CPA or tax professional is a valid option, it can be costly – typically $200-$800 per person. Therefore, using a tax software is often the best solution. These software cost only a fraction of the price and can calculate and submit all tax return forms for you. Most of them have the federal filings for free.

You till typically need your W-2 form and enter the data into the right boxes. Then you may want to claim certain expenses: the top online software can help you with finding the right type of expenses that you can include and lower your tax liability by hundreds of dollars.

Best online tax software
Best online tax software

These are the top tax solutions as reviewed by our experts.
TurboTax has several different versions: Premier (read our review), Deluxe (read our review) and home (review.) Their free tax preparation software can help you fill out simple forms, like the 1040EZ, 1040A, and 1040. For more complex form you will have to use one of the paid versions.

Other vendors that you might consider are: H&R Block tax software (our review) and quicken (see review here)

To see the full comparison please visit our comparison chart

Please let us know if you have any questions.

Happy tax season!!

Top 10 xbmc / Kodi addons

Since launched, XBMC (now known as Kodi) has gathered a large group of fans. Some of the more technical fans created addons for XBMC. Addon sites typically divide them into categories: Games, Subtitles, Programs, Services, Skins, Audio, Video and more.

We tested several dozens of the addons and came up with our Top 10 list of addons.

1) XBMC Torrent (now known as Pulsar) – the premier alternative to popcorn time. XBMCTOrrenet features a large catalog of content, including movies, tv shows, music, video and more. It is easy to download and install.

2) XBMC Hub – is now known as TV addons and allows watching TV.

3) Navix – allows streaming videos straight from the Internet

4) Bluecop Repo – Get dozens of free cable channels !

5) Sports Devil – if you are a sports fan this is the place for you. You can find here sports content from all over the world.

6) PseudoTV – takes your feeds and videos and creates TV channels for others to see

7) NetfliXBMC – you can now watch netflix through this awesome addon

8) USTV VoD – you can basically find all types of content on this new addon

9) UTorrent – don’t you just love torrents? with uTorrent there’s no need to download them anymore!

10) XBMC Library updater – saves you the need to restart XBMC every time you update the library.

If you have additional recommended addons please post them below!

10 Best Alternatives to Pirate Bay

With Pirate Bay shut down, many users are looking to similar sites. We know the industry well so we thought to share this with you all:

1. KickassTorrents – One of the industry veterans with great choice of torrents – easily the #1 choice after Pirate Bay.

2. Torrentz – Another great torrents site. It won’t be easy to take down this one…

3. Extra Torrent – The URL may have changed but the great content is up and running!

4. YTS.RE – is relateively new and unknown but features most of Pirate Bay’s content. Seems like a mirror site really.

5. BitSnoop – Our Editor’s Favorite. Very fast with nice interface.

6. Mininova – Remember the good old Nova? it has resurrected in this place.

7. Torrent Download – Yet another free torrents site.

8. Demonoid.ph – a private community torrents site.

9. – Another industry veteran with lots of goodies.

10. 1337X – A new promising torrents site.

 

Remember to use these sites for exchange of legal content only!

 

Best hotels in london – top 10 hotels by customer ranking

Which are the best hotels in London? We checked some top travel sites to see what their users think.

And the winner is...

According to Tripadvisor ranking:

#1 Hotel 41  – #1 out of 1076 hotels ($350 – $550 / Night)
#2 Egerton House Hotel (~$300 – $450 / Night)
#3 The Milestone Hotel  (~$300 – $550 / Night)
#4 Taj 51 Buckingham Gate Suites and Residences (~$500 – $700 / Night)
#5 Haymarket Hotel (~$300 – $550 / Night)
#6 The Halkin by COMO (~$350 – $550 / Night)
#7 The Chesterfield Mayfair (~$300 – $500 / Night)
#8 Covent Garden Hotel (~$300 – $500 / Night)
#9 The Goring  (~$500 – $700 / Night)
#10 Corinthia Hotel London (~$500 – $700 / Night)

These are all fairly expansive hotels. For a great value hotel we recommend #11 The Montague on The Gardens which can go as low as $320 with pay for 2 and stay 3 promotion which takes down the price even more.

Booking.com has their user review a bit differently:

#1 Ham Yard Hotel #1 out of 1178 hotels ($500-$600 / night)
#2 41 ($550-$700 / night)
#3 Haymarket Hotel ($550-$700 / night)
#4 The Soho Hotel ($500-$650/night)
#5 Corinthia Hotel London ($600-$800 / night)
#6 Charlotte Street Hotel ($450-$600 / night)
#7 Taj 51 Buckingham Gate, Taj Suites And Residences ($700-$1000 / night)
#8 Covent Garden Hotel ($450 – $600 / night)
#9 Egerton House ($400-$600 / night)
#10 45 Park Lane ($1000+ / night)

To get the absolute list of best hotels in London, we gave each hotel 10 points for being #1 on a list, 9 points for being second etc. This is the final list that we compiled:

#1 41 hotel – 19 Points – EditorChoice index winner!

#2 Haymarket Hotel – 16 points

#3 Taj 51 Buckingham Gate Suites and Residences 11 points

#4 Egerton House – 11 points

#5 Ham Yard Hotel – 10 points

#6 The Milestone Hotel – 8 points

#7 The Soho Hotel – 7 points

#8 Corinthia hotel – 7 points

#9 Covent Garden Hotel – 6 points

#10 The Halkin by COMO – 5 Points

 

Chromebook: The Best Choice for Students

When you’re a student it can be hard to know what computer offers the best value for your dollar. Names like Apple may have name recognition, but a simple computer will set you back by hundreds! Not to mention the hassle of set up and maintenance. But a Chromebook saves you not only time, but money as well! Read on to learn why Chromebooks are the perfect computer to meet a student’s needs!

Chromebook

1. Google integration 

Full integration with Google makes it easy to work from any computer, be it at home or on campus. Pick up and leave off wherever you need, knowing any edits or changes will be saved automatically in Google Drive. No more emailing yourself papers or losing track of your latest revisions!

2. Battery life

Chromebook’s long battery life makes marathon study sessions a breeze. You won’t have to worry about your computer powering down suddenly with Chromebook’s up-to 7 hour battery life. But just in case you do run low on battery, your Chromebook will give you plenty of notice so you have time to wrap up your project or find an outlet. Just one of many ways Chromebook is looking out for you!

3. Light-weight

Chromebook is light-weight and thin, so it won’t take up much room in your bag. It’s easy to bring your Chromebook to campus without struggling with an overloaded book bag. In fact, the Chromebook is probably lighter and smaller than a few of those textbooks you have to carry around!

4. Virus protection 

Built-in virus protection keeps your Chromebook safe without a headache. With the number of viruses swirling around the internet, the peace of mind offered by Chromebook is a huge perk. No additional cost involved! It’s an end to pop-ups and sales pitches.

5Fast downloads

Downloads are fast, easy, and immediately available. Plus, Chromebook makes it easy to keep files at your fingertips with simplified organization. Create folders, save to either the Drive or your computer, and know that you’ll have access when you need it. And when it comes time to download your papers, you have a variety of choices for format. It makes it easy to meet all your professors’ needs and land an A!

6. Easy search

The search button makes last minute fact checks simple! Just hit the button you’re used to using for Caps Lock and a Google Search will be pulled up instantly without opening another window. Access all the information of Google without losing your place!

7. Access anywhere

Never worry about losing your files again! Things happen, drinks get spilled, and sometimes computers become casualties. But say good-bye to the stress of recovering files with Chromebook! Anything saved to your Drive or any other Google site, any websites bookmarked, and any apps can be accessed from any computer with an internet connection.

8. Affordable

All this for a low price! You don’t have to drain your savings to get a computer that works for you. With prices starting at $249, Chromebooks are among the best value on the market, and you’ll be paying low prices for top-of-the-line performance. Nothing beats that when you’re a student on a budget!

Chromebook: The Best Bang for Your Buck

Considering a Chromebook? With the many different models available, finding the perfect one to suit your needs can be challenging. But don’t let that overwhelm you. Here’s are the top reasons to consider a Chromebook.

Chromebook

1. Speed

Chromebook is fast! Like, crazy fast. Over computers can take minutes to get going, with surprise updates adding to time between when you hit the power button and actually get to work. But not with Chromebook! You won’t have to sit around waiting for your computer to start up. Just give it a few seconds and you’ll have full functionality!

2. Affordable 

Chromebook has no hidden costs. No additional expense for key programs, no costly virus protection, no shelling out for unexpected needs. Chromebook has it all at your fingertips from the first time you log on.

3. Google integration 

Chromebook makes life easy with full Google integration. Your computer should work for you, not make work for you. Chromebook keeps it simple by syncing to your Google account anything you do on your computer. That means easy access wherever you are, be it at work, home, or school. Chromebook makes it simple to get your projects done when you need to!

4. Perfect for travel 

Chromebook’s lightweight design makes it perfect for travel. When you’re on the go it’s important to have a computer that’s reliable and easy to carry. Chromebook is just that, from its sleek design to its compact size. Slip it into your bag (fully charged to avoid bringing your charger!) and you’ll still have plenty of room for other essentials!

5. Up to date

Chromebook keeps you up-to-date on all the latest upgrades without inconvenience. With easy updates done in the blink of an eye upon shutdown, Chromebook makes sure you have access to the latest Google products and apps. A simple arrow icon in the taskbar alerts you to when an update is waiting, but you won’t have to deal with annoying pop-ups! If you decide you’re ready to complete any waiting updates, Chromebook’s fast restart means you’ll have only seconds between shutdown and being back at it.

6. Ready to use

Chromebook arrives ready to use! Just start it up, sign in to Google, and you’re ready to go. No lengthy instructions or difficult installations necessary. Once signed in to your Google account, Chromebook will quickly sync any bookmarks or links saved on any Google Chrome browser. It will also automatically connect to your Google email, Drive, and Maps, as well as any other services you currently use.

7. Sleek 

Chromebook gives you top-of-the-line looks for discount prices. Not only is the computer itself minimalist and sleek, but the desktop is free from a jumble of icons with Chromebook’s simple taskbar. You won’t have to hunt around for the right program or document, just another way Chromebook helps keep you organized!

8. Battery life

Chromebook’s long battery life means easy mobility without the worry. With up to seven hours of life when fully charged, your Chromebook can stand up to the most grueling tasks even when a charger isn’t handy. And in case you do run low, a simple warning system will alert you in plenty of time so you aren’t interrupted by a sudden shutdown.