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Mavis Beacon Keyboarding Kidz

With more than 300 lessons and 10 games, this software is going to keep your kid entertained while they learn to type. Typing tutors Mavis and Dex guide students through hand and finger placement, as

Sibelius First 8

Sibelius First 8 is affordable music notation software with an elegant and easy-to-use interface. Sibelius’ full version costs $600, but a perpetual license of the First version is less than $12

Notion 6

Simply put, Notion 6 is the best music notation software we tested. You can purchase a perpetual license for $150, and it comes with the same features you find in programs that costs $600. Because it

Forte Home

Forte Home 9 has an intuitive and streamlined interface that makes it easy to start notating a song idea within the first five minutes of opening the software. The recently improved music ribbon sits

Espionage 3

Espionage 3 is good file encryption software and one of only two solutions we reviewed that is compatible with Mac computers and laptops – the other being Concealer. It’s easy to install a

Concealer

Concealer is the best encryption software for Mac because it’s easy to use and keeps encrypted files small. To encrypt your file, you only have to drag and drop them into Concealer. It’s i

Best Monitoring Software

Monitoring software helps keep your family safe from dangerous and inappropriate content online. Read our reviews to learn how you can protect your children with the best monitoring programs.

ContentBarrier

This monitoring program has 23 categories, so you can easily block dangerous content without having to enter each individual site’s URL into the blacklist. ContentBarrier lets you decide if you

Net Nanny

Net Nanny Family Protection Pass lets you block web content by category using its 18 filters, including pornography, drugs, gambling, and death and gore. You can create additional categories within th

Norton Family

Norton Family is the only monitoring software we reviewed that is tested by the third-party lab AV-Test, a non-profit company that also evaluates a variety of internet protection programs, including p

Surfie

Surfie is one of the best monitoring software options because it has so many tools that monitor your kids’ social media, chat and email account for cyberbullying, and it blocks these perpetrator

Qustodio

We believe Qustodio is the best monitoring software because it protects your children online better than any other program we reviewed, and it’s easy to install and use. It’s compatible wi

Trend Micro

Trend Micro Antivirus for Mac is a basic antivirus program that includes several extra internet security tools that protect you and your family online. The virus scanning portion of the program receiv

Best Driver Update Software

Find an easy solution to updating old driver software.

Sophos

Sophos Home gives you effective protection from malware for free, and lets you extend that protection to 10 different computers or laptops. It’s compatible with both Mac and Windows operating sy

Avast

Avast Security for Mac is one of a few free Mac internet security programs, and it’s one of only two that are good enough to make it onto our top 10 list. It is 99 percent effective at detecting

PC Mechanic

While most of the applications we reviewed are large tool suites, PC Mechanic – which shouldn’t be confused with System Mechanic – focuses solely on scanning your computer and fixing

Avast

The personal firewall Avast includes with its Internet Security program is smart enough to provide extra protection when you connect to a public network versus your home network. This keeps snoops and

Intego

Intego offers firewall protection that is designed specifically for Mac computers, and its Mac Premium Bundle X9 includes a system cleaner, online file backup and antivirus. The program also comes wit

Avira

Avira is a top-notch antivirus solution that consistently performs near-perfectly in in-house and third-party laboratory malware detection tests. It also has a powerful internet security suite that in

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