Articles by Robert Bateman

Robert is an expert in privacy, data protection, and cyber-security. He specializes in helping people and businesses keep their devices safe and their personal information private.

KeePass vs. KeePassX — What’s the Difference? (UPDATED 2020)
KeePass vs. KeePassX — What’s the Difference? (UPDATED 2020)
Apart from the big “X” in the name, what are the major differences between these two popular password managers? KeePass is an open-source, free password manager with a loyal following in the tech co...
Robert Bateman by Robert Bateman January 9, 2020
5 Best (REALLY FREE) Antivirus Apps for Android in 2020
5 Best (REALLY FREE) Antivirus Apps for Android in 2020
Lots of antivirus companies provide a free antivirus app for Android — or at least, a free version of a premium app — and I’ve tested all of the top 50 antivirus apps on the Google Play Store. What I found during...
Robert Bateman by Robert Bateman December 28, 2019
5 Best (REALLY FREE) Antivirus Apps for iPhone & iPad 2020
5 Best (REALLY FREE) Antivirus Apps for iPhone & iPad 2020
Here’s a fact most antivirus companies don’t want to tell you: Virus scanning isn’t actually possible on iOS. Apple banned developers from publishing apps that claim to scan your iPhone for malware. This is becau...
Robert Bateman by Robert Bateman December 28, 2019
Tried & Tested: 5 Best Antimalware Software for 2020
Tried & Tested: 5 Best Antimalware Software for 2020

Hackers are getting smarter, and risks to your online security are evolving. Antivirus software might once have been enough. But new and inventive methods of intruding on your safety and privacy are emerging all the time. 

New threats require new defenses. That’s where anti-malware software comes in.

Robert Bateman by Robert Bateman December 24, 2019
LastPass vs. Bitwarden — Is an Open-Source Password Manager Better?
LastPass vs. Bitwarden — Is an Open-Source Password Manager Better?
LastPass vs. Bitwarden: An Overview Since its release in 2008, LastPass has continued to establish itself as a highly-respected market leader, and Bitwarden is an open-source password manager and newer to the market but is already...
Robert Bateman by Robert Bateman October 29, 2019
1Password - Why Is There No Free Version?
1Password - Why Is There No Free Version?
Password managers usually offer a free version but 1Password is only available on a paid subscription. This suggests that it’s a premium product. But in 2015, an engineer discovered a security flaw in 1Password’s cloud...
Robert Bateman by Robert Bateman July 23, 2019
Free v Paid Dashlane: Can You Rely on the Free Version?
Free v Paid Dashlane: Can You Rely on the Free Version?
Dashlane’s website greets visitors with a tempting message: “Get Dashlane – it’s free!” But Dashlane has a way to force you to upgrade. The free version only covers one device. Once you’ve insta...
Robert Bateman by Robert Bateman July 23, 2019
Free v Premium LastPass - Is the Free Version Secure?
Free v Premium LastPass - Is the Free Version Secure?
Millions of people hand over their most valuable and confidential information to LastPass. But have you heard that LastPass only provides its most secure login methods to paying users? With this in mind, you need to know...
Robert Bateman by Robert Bateman July 12, 2019
10 Best Anti-Spyware Software (100% Detection) for 2020
10 Best Anti-Spyware Software (100% Detection) for 2020
Every day, there are dozens of new anti-spyware products that come out onto the market, claiming to guarantee protection. And every day, there are new harmful spyware exploits created to bypass these weak defenses. With so much an...
Robert Bateman by Robert Bateman January 8, 2019
The 5 Best (REALLY FREE) Antivirus for Windows 2020
The 5 Best (REALLY FREE) Antivirus for Windows 2020
Some free antiviruses out there are actually malware designed to steal your private information. This is especially true for Windows because with so many users around the world, it’s the most popular target for viruses and o...
Robert Bateman by Robert Bateman January 4, 2019