Norton 360 Multi-Device Review

Most of you might be familiar with the Symantec’s popular anti-virus software, the Norton 360. I’ve been using the Norton 360 from the last 3 years and I never had a single virus on my desktop and laptop. Earlier this year, Symantec launched a new product, Norton 360 multi-device. It is nothing but the Norton 360 Premier Edition for PC, Norton Internet Security for Mac and Norton Mobile Security for Android devices packed in a single product. Norton 360 multi-device is also called as Norton 360 Everywhere in some countries. It allows you to protect up to 5 device with a single license.

I have installed the Norton 360 multi-device on my laptop powered by Windows 8, desktop PC with Windows 7 and smartphone running on the Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) OS. Some anti-virus software takes more than 10 minutes to install, but Norton didn’t take more than 2 minutes to complete the installation. The UI will be quite familiar to those who have previously used the Norton 360. As soon as you start the program, you will be greeted with a start screen as shown below.

The Norton 360 start screen has 4 sections – security, identity, backup and tuneup.


After installing the software, Norton will scan your computer and check for threats. If it does not detect any virus, spyware or other threats, then the security section will marked as ‘protected’. Norton 360 protects your important stuff from viruses, spyware and other threats. It not only detects any possible threats from your computer, but also removes them before they can cause problems for you.

The security section allows you to view details regarding the last time you have scanned your computer. It also checks whether the virus and spyware definitions are up to date. If you have not updated the program from a long time, then there is no need to worry. You can just hit the ‘Run LiveUpdate’ option and the program will automatically check for update and download it within a few seconds.

Norton 360 not only scan your computer for virus and threats, but it also scans your Facebook wall and check whether the shared links are safe from online threats. The ‘Quick Scan’ option allows you to examine only key areas of your computer. On the other hand, ‘Full System Scan’ allows you to examine your entire computer and run a file backup. You can also manage your firewall, create custom internet access for individual programs or block all internet traffic from the security section.


The identity section lets you view whether your computer is protected from online threats. It come with the ‘Norton Identity Safe’, which is nothing but a password manager similar to LastPass and 1Password. It stores your passwords in a secure, cloud-based vault that can be accessed only by you. However, if you forget the password, then there is no way to recover it. We recommend you to use a password hint which can easily remind you of the master password.

Norton Identity Safe allows you to save passwords to the vault, autofill addresses, credit cards and save notes. It keeps your passwords synchronized across different computers, browsers, and mobile devices. It works with Google Chorme, Mozilla Firefox, Safari and Internet Explorer on the windows platform. It is also available for OS X, iOS and Android devices. Norton Identity Safe warns you of unsafe sites in your search results and blocks them immediately.

These days identity thieves use SPAM, malicious Web sites, email messages and instant messages to trick people into divulging sensitive information, such as bank and credit card accounts. Norton’s Antiphishing component analyzes the security level of the Web sites that you visit and protects you from visiting unsafe Web sites. Norton phishing protection also blocks navigation to the Web sites that are confirmed to be fraudulent.


Norton 360 offers 2 GB of cloud storage, however the Norton 360 Multi-Device comes with 25 GB of online storage. The Backup section allows you to backup all your important files and folders to other location such as external drives, DVDs, USB flash drives, etc. You will need to create a set by specifying the files you want to backup and the external location. The backups will help you to restore all your important files and folders in case your computer hard drive crashes or if you delete something by accident. To restore your files, just hit the ‘Restore Files’ option and follow the instructions.


The Tuneup section packs some important tools such as Disk Optimization, File Cleanup, Startup Manager and Diagnostic report. The Disk Optimization defragments your hard disk and free up space, while the File Cleanup deletes the temporary files that are left behind after Internet browsing as well as deletes the unnecessary files that are left in Windows Temporary folders after a program has been installed or updated.

The Diagnostic report lets you view the details of the Norton 360 product version, details of the operating system, date installed, country code, version of Internet Explorer, Windows update setup, latest Windows Hotfix date, the operating system user language, system restore points and much more. The Startup Manager helps you to manage and control your startup programs. You can additional use the ‘delay start’ option to delay the start of a program when you turn on your computer.

Norton Mobile Security:

Norton Mobile Security is available Android smartphones, tablets, iPhone and iPad. It not only protects your smartphones and tablets from malware and viruses, but also protects all your data if the device is accidentally damaged, lost or stolen. We have installed the Norton Mobile Security on our smartphone running on the Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) OS and iPad 3 with iOS 6. You can easily download the lite version of this app from the Google Play Store and upgrade to the full version by using the same product key provided with Norton 360 Multi-Device.

The anti-Malware checks for malware on your device internal storage as well as on the SD card. You can schedule a daily, weekly or monthly scan to detect malware from time to time. The backup feature helps you to backup all your contacts to your Norton account. If your device is lost or the data is deleted due to the OS upgrade, you can easily restore your contact back to your smartphone. Other important feature is call blocking. You can add contact from your call log, sms log, contacts or directly input a phone number to block all the unwanted calls.

The Anti-theft is the most important feature of the Norton Mobile Security. If your smartphone or tablet is lost or stolen, you can easily lock your device to prevent strangers from using it and access your important files, pictures and videos. The Remote wipe feature lets you erase the information on your missing mobile device, including any data on phone memory cards. Sadly, this feature does not work with iPhone and iPad.

The Sneak Peek feature remotely takes a photo to help identify who has your missing device. However, you will need a device with front-facing camera to access this feature. Other useful feature is the Scream alarm, which activates a scream alarm, so you can quickly find your missing mobile device. Last but not the least is the Remote locate, which locates your lost or stolen Android and iOS device on a map to help you find it easily.


I have been using Norton 360 from the last 3 years and I always recommend my friends to get this product as it have never failed to protect my PC. The Norton 360 Multi-Device takes the basic Norton 360 to the next level. I own a Windows laptop, desktop, Android smartphones and iPad. Previously, I had to purchase a seprate license for multiple devices on multiple platforms. However, Norton 360 multi-device solved this problem and allowed me to use a single product key for 5 different devices on multiple platforms.

Norton 360 comes with 2 GB of online storage, however the Norton 360 multi-device offers 25 GB of storage which is extemely useful if you accidentally lose important data from your computer. The only thing I didn’t liked about the Norton Mobile Security for ipad is that the Anti-theft feature is not available for Wi-Fi iPads. You are stuck with just contact backup feature. If you are someone like me who owns multiple devices, then I would definitely recommend you to get the Norton 360 Multi-Device.

Norton 360 Multi-Device for up to 3 device is available for Rs.2999.99, while you can purchase the license for up to 5 device at Rs.4189.99. To order the Norton 360 Multi-Device, head over to this page.

Rating: 4/5

Verizon Galaxy S III Gets The Android 4.1 Jelly Bean Update

Samsung Galaxy S III was originally launched with the Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) Operating System. The manufacturer has already rolled out the much-awaited Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) update for the unlocked variant of this device across the globe. However, the owners of the carrier locked Galaxy S III are still waiting for their respective carrier to approve and roll out this update.

Luckily, T-Mobile and Sprint customers were the first ones in the US to get this update. On the other hand, Verizon failed to roll out the update on time. Now, the disappointed Verizon subscribers has a reason to cheer. The big red carrier has finally rolled out the Android 4.1 update for the Galaxy S III.

The latest update is numbered JRO03L.I535VRBLK3 and it bumps the Galaxy S III to Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) OS. This update brings smart keyboard, improved S Voice, Google Now, improved voice search, enhanced notifications, new Photo Effect Filters, improved voice and data connectivity and much more. Check out the complete changelog after the break.


  • Global Support

Device is enabled for Global Roaming. Now take advantage of voice and data services in over 205 countries worldwide.

  • Isis Mobile Wallet

Device now includes support for the Isis Mobile Wallet; Shop, pay, and save with your phone using the Isis Mobile Wallet. The Isis Mobile Wallet holds virtual versions of most things your existing wallet does such as payment cards, loyalty cards and coupons. Just tap your phone to pay at any Isis Ready merchant.

  • Improved connectivity and reliability when syncing Google and POP-3 e-mail accounts.
  • Enhancements made to improve accuracy of predictive text.
  • Automatic Set Up option has been enabled when setting up a Road Runner email account.
  • Improved accuracy and runs reliability of Weather application.
  • Visual Voicemail has been updated to ensure proper delivery of notifications.
  • Fixed resets that were sometimes seen when trying to connect to a VPN client.
  • Support for opening attachments in .ics format.
  • Now supports Software Upgrade Assistant; installs and runs automatically when plugged in to your computer’s USB port.
  • Missed Call Log has been updated to ensure accuracy.
  • Enhancements have been made to ensure the reliability of Back Up Assistant Plus.
  • Improvements made to automatically reconnect to known previously used Wi-Fi sources hot spots.
  • Verizon Accessories Application has been added as a preload.

This update can be easily downloaded via OTA (Over-The-Air). You should make sure that your device has at least 50% or more battery. It is advised to backup all your data before updating this device. You will be automatically notified once the update is available for your device. If you have not yet received the update, then just go to Settings > About Device > System updates and check for the update. To learn more, head over to this page.

Panasonic Inaugurates New ‘Eco Ideas’ Factory In Jhajjar Haryana

Panasonic India recently invited us to the inauguration of their new manufacturing unit in Jhajjar, Haryana. It is the country’s first and Asia Pacific’s sixth ‘eco ideas’ factory. The construction of Panasonic Technopark was started in April 2011 and has an initial manufacturing capacity of over 1,000,000 sets of air conditioners, 400,000 sets of washing machines and 25,000 sets of welding and cutting machines per annum.

The Panasonic Technopark in Jhajjar was inaugurated by Haryana’s chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda and Panasonic ‘eco ideas’ brand ambassador Dia Mirza. The two phase project will be completed by 2018 and it will provide employment to 1500 staffs in its first phase and around 2000 staffs in the second phase. Apart from that, the company offers vocational trainings to improve technical skills of people working in and around the facility and help them increase their employment opportunities. This facility brings economic growth and social benefits to the region.

The Panasonic Technopark is designed with various green features, including a 28.29 KWp solar modules installation at the rooftop of the office, entrance canopy and car park to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, and a 100% water recycling system for a sustainable water provision. Panasonic will also implement initiatives that focus on three key areas, which include CO2 emissions reduction, waste management and recycling and chemical substance usage.

Mr. Daizo Ito, President, Panasonic India said:
“The opening of this factory will fuel our first priority goal in India of doubling Panasonic’s revenue in fiscal 2012-2013. We plan to achieve this by focusing on three core strategies: pursuing our company vision of becoming the No. 1 Green Innovation Company in the Electronics Industry by 2018; integrating Indian expertise into our product design and manufacturing processes; and increasing focus on rural development.”

Panasonic will not only sell these eco-friendly products in the Indian market, but it will also export these products to other markets like Middle East and Africa. The company is planning to export 5% of its products by next year and will gradually increase up to 20% by the end of 2015.

Currently, Panasonic has a workforce of about 12,650 people in India. The company is expecting a sales revenue of Rs. 10,000 crore from its Indian operations during 2012-13. Panasonic India is also targeting Rs.25,000 crore turnover by 2015. Check out some amazing pics of the Panasonic Technopark after the break.

Samsung Galaxy Camera Goes On Sale At Verizon For $549.99

Back in August, Samsung unveiled the company’s first Android powered digital camera, the Samsung Galaxy Camera. This device runs on the Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) Operating System. Samsung has already launched this device in most of the European and Asian markets. The 3G variant of device is also available for the AT&T subscribers in the US. If you were looking for the 4G variant of Galaxy Camera, then we have good news for you.

Earlier this week, Verizon announced the availability of Galaxy Camera for its subscribers. Today, the big red wireless carrier has finally released the Samsung Galaxy Camera with 4G LTE in the US. This device will be available in the regular white as well as the Verizon’s exclusive Cobalt Black color.

Samsung Galaxy Camera features a large 4.8 inch HD SLCD display, 1.4 GHz quad-core processor, 16-megapixel BSI CMOS sensor, 21x zoom lens, Full HD (1080p) video recording and playback, GPS with A-GPS, HDMI, 8 GB internal memory, MicroSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, Google Play Store, Samsung Hub, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, 3G/4G Connectivity and a 1650mAh battery.

AT&T is selling the HSPA+ version for $499.99, however you will need to shell out $549.99 for getting the 4G LTE version from Verizon Wireless. You will also need to subscribe to the Share Everything plan at $5 per month. If you are planning to buy this device, then just head over to this page.

HTC Butterfly Announced; Comes With 5 Inch Display, Android 4.1 OS

Back in October, HTC announced the J Butterfly smartphone in Japan. It is the company’s first device which comes with a large 5 inch 1080p display. Last month, HTC launched Droid DNA in the US, which was noting but the Verizon’s variant of HTC J Butterfly. HTC was already rumored to launch the international variant of this device with a slightly different name. Today, the Taiwanese mobile phone manufacturer finally dropped the letter J and unveiled the HTC Butterfly smartphone for the rest of the world.

There are no major changes in the specs of this device. It comes with the usual 5 inch Super LCD 3 display, sporting a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, Corning Gorilla Glass 2, 1.5 GHz quad-core Qualcomm S4 Pro processor, Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) Operating System, 8 megapixel rear-facing camera, 2 megapixel front-facing camera and more.

Other features include a 3.5 mm headset jack, Google Play Store, 2 GB RAM, 16 GB internal memory, MicroSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n, 3G Connectivity, NFC (Near Field Communication), HDMI-out, Bluetooth 4.0, DLNA and 2020 mAh battery.

This handset will be first available in China from mid-December. HTC Butterfly is also a dust-proof and waterproof smartphone. This handset will be available in white, black and red colors. The company has not yet announced the availability of this device in other markets. HTC Butterfly comes with a price-tag of 4799 Chinese yuan (approx. $770). Check out the video advertisement, after the break.

Snapseed Photo Editing App Finally Comes To Android

Snapseed is a popular photo-editing app developed by Kik software. This app was previously available only for iPhone and iPad. Back in September, Google acquired the parent firm of Snapseed. This indicated that Google was planning to release the popular Snapseed app for Android smartphones and tablets. After waiting for a couple of months, Snapseed was finally released on the Google Play Store.

Snapseed allows you to edit your photos as well as adjust brightness and contrast using simple gesture controls. You can easily adjust or tweak your photos with a single tap using Auto Correct and Tune Image. You will also find a Google+ button on the top, which clearly indicates that Google wants you to post all your amazing photos on its very own social networking site. Currently, this app supports only JPEG and TIFF photos.

Photo editing apps doesn’t come cheap. However, you will be surprised to learn that Android users can download Snapseed for free! This app was previously available for $4.99 on the Apple App Store. Now, iPhone and iPad users can also download this app without spending a dime. Sadly, this app is available only for devices running Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) or the newer version of the OS. We will be posting a complete review of Snapseed within next few days. Stay tuned!

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Sony Unveils The Android 4.1 Powered Xperia E Smartphone

Sony recently unveiled the Android powered Xperia E smartphone. It is the company’s first device to ship with the Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) Operating System. Sony Xperia E will be available in both single-SIM and dual-SIM variants. This handset features noise cancellation that filters out background noise and allows you to have clear conversations in any environment.

Calum MacDougall, Director Xperia Marketing at Sony Mobile Communications, said,
“Consumers looking to take their first steps into the world of Xperia smartphones would be well advised to look at Xperia E or Xperia E dual. They are perfect for those seeking affordable access to the quality and functionality more traditionally associated with high-end Android smartphones.”

Sony Xperia E features a 3.5 inch HVGA display, sporting a resolution of 320 x 480 pixels, 1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM7227A processor, Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) OS, 3.2 megapixel autofocus camera, VGA front-facing camera for video calls, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, 3G connectivity and so on.

Other features include a 3.5 mm audio jack, FM radio with RDS, GPS with A-GPS, Bluetooth technology, DLNA Certified, Micro USB, USB 2.0, MicroSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, 512 MB RAM, Google Play Store, up to 6 hrs 30 min of talk-time, up to 530 hrs of stand-by time and a 1500 mAh battery.

The single-SIM variant will be available in black, white and pink colors, while the dual-SIM variant will come in black and gold colors. This handset will go on sale from Q1 of 2013. Sony has not yet announced the price of this device, but the price is expected to be around $200.

Nokia Announces The Entry Level Lumia 620 Smartphone

Nokia recently unveiled the wallet-friendly Lumia 620 smartphone at LeWeb 2012 in Paris. This affordable smartphone runs on the Windows Phone 8 Operating System. The Nokia Lumia 620 packs some pretty decent specs including a 3.8 inch display, 512 MB RAM, 8 GB internal memory, 5 megapixel camera and much more. It is the company’s third Windows Phone 8 powered device.

Jo Harlow, executive vice president, Nokia Smart Devices, said,
“We continue to execute on our strategy to reach new audiences and new markets. With its innovative design, the latest Windows Phone 8 software and signature experiences from Nokia, like Nokia lenses, Nokia Maps and Nokia Music, the Nokia Lumia 620 is a highly competitive smartphone at this price point.”

Nokia Lumia 620 features a 3.8 inch WVGA display, sporting a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels, 1 Ghz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor, Windows Phone 8 OS, 5 megapixel rear camera with autofocus and LED flash, VGA front-facing camera for video calls, 512 MB RAM, 8 GB internal memory, 64 GB expandable memory and more.

It also comes with a 3.5mm headset jack, Office 365, Xbox Live, A-GPS, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, 3G Connectivity, IE9 with HTML 5 support, 7 GB Microsoft SkyDrive cloud storage, USB 2.0, Bluetooth 3.0 + EDR, NFC (Near Field Communication), Nokia Drive, Nokia Maps, Bing Maps, up to 61 hours of music playback in offline mode, up to 9.9 hours of talk-time, up to 330 hours of stand-by time and a 1300 mAh battery.

The Nokia Lumia 620 uses a new dual-shot color technique, which adds a second layer of colored, transparent or translucent polycarbonate on top of a base layer to produce secondary color blends and depth effects. This handset will be available in lime green, orange, magenta, yellow, cyan, white and black colors. The Nokia Lumia 620 will go on sale from January 2013 for just $249 excluding taxes.

Toshiba Unveils The Android 4.1 Powered Excite X10 SE Tablet

Toshiba recently announced the new Android powered Excite X10 SE tablet. This device is the successor of the Toshiba Excite X10, which was touted to be the world’s thinnest 10-inch tablet. This device will be shipped with the newer Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) Operating System out of the box. The affordable Excite X10 SE will be available only in 16 GB variant.

Carl Pinto, vice president of marketing of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., Digital Products Division, said,
“Our Excite family of tablets continues to grow with options to suit a wide range of consumer needs, from portability and gaming to versatility and power. We designed the Excite 10 SE to be a full featured tablet that offers a pure Android, Jelly Bean experience, while maintaining an attractive price point.”

Toshiba Excite X10 SE features a 10.1-inch diagonal AutoBrite HD touchscreen display, sporting a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels, quad-core Tegra 3 Super 4-PLUS-1 processor, Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) OS, 3 megapixel rear-facing camera with auto-focus and digital zoom, HD (720p) video recording and playback, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0, MicroSD card slot, Micro USB and much more.

This device measures 0.4 inches thick and weighs 22.6 ounces. Toshiba Excite X10 SE will go on sale from December 6 for just $349.99.

Facebook Messenger For Android Updated; Sign Up With Just Name And Phone Number

We have good news for Android smartphone and tablet users. Facebook recently rolled out a new update for its not-so-popular Messenger app. The latest update brings the ability to sign up with just your name and phone number. You heard it right! Now, even if you have not yet created a Facebook account, you can still use the Facebook Messenger app and connect with your friends on the go.

This feature was already available on the popular cross-platform mobile messaging app, Whatsapp, which allows you to sign up with just your name and phone number. The first countries to get this feature are Australia, India, Indonesia, South Africa and Venezuela. Facebook will roll out this feature for users in other countries in the coming weeks.

Similar to Whatsapp, the Facebook Messenger app allows you to send messages and images to anyone on your phonebook and does not even require a Facebook log-in. Currently, this update is available only for Android users and the company is planning update their iOS app in the coming days.