The battery percentage feature in iOS 16 has become a popular topic since the update was made available to everyone on an iPhone 8 and up, but a preview version of iOS 16.1 is refining it even further.
Instead of a constant value that is in front of the battery icon, the battery itself also drains like before, so if your iPhone reaches 20%, for example, the icon will be displayed as before and in red, while the percentage will remain.
It’s a small change, but it will benefit those who wanted the best of both worlds – a battery icon where the percentage is displayed, while the battery itself goes down next to the value.
You can see for yourself if you subscribe your iPhone to Apple Beta Software Program (opens in new tab) and install iOS 16.1, I prefer it as it is now, especially since other iPhones will gain this feature once the update rolls out to everyone.
If it’s not broken…
The percentage figure disappeared when the notch arrived with the iPhone X in 2017 as there was very little room for both. But the feature first arrived in iOS 3 in 2009, where anyone with an iPhone 3GS and up could push a button and a numerical value appeared next to the battery icon.
However, Apple decided to bring this back in a new form with iOS 16, where the value would be on top of the battery icon. I was happy to see this comeback on my iPhone 13 Pro as I had to download Control Center in the top right corner of the screen to see it. Now, I can just look at the value in the top right corner.
But you can’t please everyone, which is why Apple is refining the icon to show the dead battery like before. Looking at this on my iPhone X running iOS 16.1, it seems confusing to me now – you have an ever-changing battery icon and numeric value in the same place.
However, we are still in the beta period, so this could still change before iOS 16.1 arrives, but it would be nice to have more customization so that any user can display the battery icon as it is now or as it might be in the future. Regardless, it’s still nice to have a percentage figure after so many years, but we’ll have to wait and see until iOS 16.1 is available to anyone with an iPhone 8 and up.
Amazon India is hosting the annual Great Indian festival sale, which is now live. There are some fantastic deals on audio products on sale. Products from leading brands like Realme, OnePlus, Oppo, Sony, Boat, Truke, Sennheiser, JBL and more are available at great discounts.
Here are the best deals on TWS, neckband and headphones from the Amazon Great Indian Festival sale (opens in new tab).
Card Offers – What is it? How to claim it?
Amazon is offering an extra 10% discount when using SBI debit and credit cards. SBI credit cards offer up to Rs. 2,000 instant discount on a single purchase. However, an instant discount on a single purchase on SBI debit cards is limited to Rs. 1,000.
You just need to use any SBI credit or debit card to claim the card offer. The discount will be applied automatically on the payment page.
The Lovelace GPU series is finally here! Nvidia finally showed us the goods, revealing the RTX 4090 and two versions of the RTX 4080 at this year’s GTC event, and we’re now trying out all the variants offered by third-party GPU manufacturers like MSI, Asus, Zotac, and more.
So, to get into the Team Green spirit, let’s do a short rundown of some eye-catching new variants from the aforementioned manufacturers, as well as what to expect in the coming months. We’ll discuss the significant changes these companies have made to meet the undoubtedly intense needs of the RTX 4000 series and what that could mean for us as release dates are announced.
Before we dive in, there’s a specific model we’d like to talk about first. This one is a personal favorite on our list and it’s a pretty easy guess why.
Colorful’s new iGame GeForce RTX 4000 Neptune graphics card series has a new look to match the updated liquid cooling system. The Neptune series now features an all-white color scheme with customizable RGB lighting and a slim 2-slot matte finish.
Promotional photos show the new system with pink, blue and purple lighting on fans, creating an aesthetic that is often associated with female players. Women have been making a name for themselves in the community for a long time, creating really colorful and impressive PC versions, broadcasting and commenting on the state of the gaming industry, which I love to see! Personally, I love this version of the RTX 4000 series and find it incredibly cute, but it immediately brings up a terrifying thought: the pink tax.
The pink tax is the – unfortunately common – phenomenon where items designed for women (or that don’t meet the conventional dark, angular designs of the traditional aesthetic of products aimed at men) cost significantly more, even if they serve exactly the same function, work or have the same characteristics. same specifications. While the Neptune series is not explicitly marketed to women, it is a very impressive kit that is likely to be very appealing to a female audience. The white and pink aesthetic is strongly associated with women gaming, and seeing the aesthetic in the world of already expensive GPUs makes your wallet shake a little.
We don’t yet have release dates or pricing information for these third-party cards, but there is concern that already expensive equipment could be even more expensive for certain audiences.
The pink tax discussion entered the gaming world very recently with the Logitech Aurora collection. The collection featured fun-colored keyboards, mice, and accessories that were aimed at the women’s gaming market, with more add-ons to be purchased for a more customizable experience.
The only problem with this is the fact that Logitech has delivered this to female gamers with the pink tax included. On the edge (opens in new tab) notes that most of the products available in the collection have significantly shorter battery life or look and feel very similar to the less colorful headsets and mice offered by Logitech, but at more expensive prices.
The unaffordable pricing that the Aurora collection flaunts as being ‘gender inclusive’ only demonstrates the point that companies are aware of the issue and are comfortable continuing to charge certain groups in the community more for essentially the same product. There’s no logical reason why a little pink or lilac should cost almost $50 more.
We’re not charging the pink tax charge specifically against Colorful and the new iGame GeForce RTX 4000 series graphics cards, just pointing out a common problem hitting consumers in most markets. Seeing a product with ‘feminine’ colors or designs raises little alarm bells in our minds, and we hope that by bringing this to light, we can help players make more informed choices.
MSI has unveiled its version of the GeForce RTX 4090 and RTX 4080 series and it is very beautiful. MSI’s new graphics card lineup seems to focus on improving and redesigning its cooling systems, a move that makes a lot of sense when considering how powerful (and, in turn, how hot) the RTX 4090 and RTX 4080 will be.
The models we will see from MSI are the Suprim, the Suprim Liquid, the Gaming Trio and the Ventus.
Suprim graphics cards are all about performance, efficiency and prestige. The new and advanced cooling system, Tri Frozr 3s, is equipped with TORX Fans 5.0, 10-core heatpipes and airflow control fins that promise to maximize performance while keeping the GPU temperature cool. The RTX 4090 and RTX 4080 16GB models will also have a vapor chamber, while the RTX 4080 12G model will have a solid nickel-plated copper baseplate. The Suprim will be equipped with RGB Mystic Light with customizable lighting options and users will be able to quickly switch between low noise or additional performance settings. The RTX 4090 model will occupy 3.75 slots and the RTX 4080 models will occupy 3.75 and 3.5 slots respectively. That’s a lot of room to give up, so heed this warning to you, fellow small PC users.
This generation will also introduce the Suprim Liquid series, which will utilize a connected closed-loop liquid cooling system to keep temperatures low and performance high. MSI Silent Gale P12 fans provide massive air pressure, and the TORX 5.0 fan situated on top of the heatsink promises even more cooling at peak performance. This model is only available for the RTX 4090.
trio of games
We see a familiar look and feel with the Gaming Trio, with just a few updates, like the iconic three fans, which focus airflow on the improved Tri Frozr 3 cooling system. This model also hosts a nickel-plated copper baseplate and features RGB LEDs that work with MSI’s Mystic Light Sync and Ambient Link software to create a customizable, colorful experience. The graphics card will occupy 3.75 slots for the RTX 4090 model and 3.25 slots for the RTX 4080.
This model continues its no-frills design philosophy. The Ventus is slim and has an improved cooling system, reinforced aluminum backplate, and a simple but satisfying aesthetic that fits into any build. It’s a pretty practical design that seems to do what it says on the box. This one is a little thinner than its siblings, coming in at 3 and 2.5 slots for the 4090 and 4080 respectively.
Release dates for all of the above models have yet to be released by MSI, although we suspect we could see the series in late October or early November to coincide with the release of Nvidia’s standard GPUs.
Asus is in on the action, releasing GPUs in its ROG Strix and TUF Gaming lines, introducing pretty beefy variants of the GeForce RTX 40 series and we’re here for it! The designs of the new models are industrial and chic and, once again, place great emphasis on the latest and greatest refrigeration techniques.
ROG Strix GeForce RTX 4090
Asus claims to have designed this graphics card with higher resolution and refresh rates in mind, and we can see aspects of that feeling in these graphics cards. The new 3.5-slot ultra-rigid die-cast frame is designed to prevent sagging and warping while allowing for uninterrupted airflow, which is a balancing act for such a compact and powerful graphics card. The rebuilt heatsink and updated Axial technology fans promise a 24% increase in airflow than the previous ROG RTX 3090, which would be impressive if true.
TUF Gaming Geforce RTX 4090
TUF gaming cards aren’t much different from the ROG Strix models we’ve known so far, aside from a slightly slimmer body and ARGB lighting that works with Aura Sync. There’s a huge opening on the edge of the backplate and a new vapor chamber to help with cooling. This is turning out to be a pretty big graphics card, something to keep in mind if you have a small or compact PC.
The design choice Zotac made with its version of the GeForce RTX 40 series is a favorite of some of our team members. Each of the three models has a very interesting squoval design that works really well with the RGB setup and general vibe that Zotac is trying to follow. We will see three variants: AMP Extreme AIRO, Trinity and Trinity OC.
AMP Extreme Air
This is the new flagship model, designed with “gamers and enthusiasts who want the best performance” in mind, according to Zotac. The new ‘Air Optimized’ design features counter-rotating fans and full RGB lighting on the die-cast metal backplate.
The AMP Extreme Airo features the IceStorm 3.0 Advanced cooling system, which mounts three large fans that are twice the blade height and width of its previous generation. The steam chamber is paired with nine composite copper heat pipes, which are larger than those seen on some other models. The new modern design allows waste heat to escape more freely through the ventilation paths.
Trinity and Trinity OC
The Trinity and Trinity OC models utilize the same IceStorm 3.0 Advanced Cooling system as the AMP Extreme Airo, as well as active fan control and a heavy-duty metal backplate. Both Trinity models have SPECTRA 2.0 RGB lighting and a new Firestorm Utility feature that comes with more options and controls such as clock speed, fan speed, fan curve settings and more. The design is similar in form to Zotac’s flagship, but a little less flashy overall.
All in all, we have a wide range of GPU designs to choose from in the coming months, all with different aesthetics and specs to suit a variety of needs. Many third-party manufacturers have faced the challenge that the Nvidia GeForce RTX 4000 series presents, trying to cope with the power and performance that the graphics card can achieve.
The 4000 series will give us graphics processing power like we’ve never seen before, and it’s obvious from the new variants we can see around October 2022 that manufacturing companies have had to step up their game to match the obvious excitement that PC gamers have. have around. the new cards. Meanwhile, the RTX 3000 series GPUs are already seeing significant price cuts and may continue to do so as we approach release dates, so this is the perfect time to buy one if you’ve been waiting.
With cheaper prices for a (now) more affordable GPU, the RTX 4000 series might not have as many eager buyers as expected. Most people won’t need the kind of performance output that the RTX 4000 series offers, so buying any of the RTX 3000 series models can be a great idea if you want great performance for a much cheaper price. Until the announcement the RTX 3000 series, particularly the RTX 3090 Ti, were the best on the market, and now that these cards are significantly cheaper, this is the perfect opportunity to experience that level of performance without breaking the bank.
Most of the models we’ve reviewed are configured to take up a few slots in whatever PC case they’re installed in, and are very, very large and heavy. They all seem to be focused on improved cooling solutions and that could be a nod to how hot the RTX 4000 series will run. So basically: be prepared to make some room in your gear chassis!
Ever looked at the glowing white Home button on your Xbox Elite Controller Series 2 and wondered, ‘what if it was purple?’ Well, now it might be, with the latest Xbox update.
Microsoft has released an update for the Xbox Elite Controller Series 2 that allows for home button color customization. Want to change that plain white light for a pink, green or even yellow? Now you can!
Accessible through the Xbox Accessories app on Xbox Series X|S (via Xbox Wire (opens in new tab) ), you can choose from over 16 million colors by changing hue and saturation, thanks to RGB support. But it’s worth noting that this new feature is only available for the Xbox Elite Controller Series 2. If you have a standard Xbox Wireless Controller, you’re out of luck for now.
The update arrives on the same day as the Xbox Elite Controller Series 2 Core Edition release. This white version of the Elite, officially revealed earlier this month, is cheaper than the standard black one. But that’s only because the accessories included in the standard edition are sold separately for the white variant.
Ready to make your controller your screen? Customize the Xbox button color on your Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2 pic.twitter.com/AaZORHBv2KSeptember 21, 2022
How to Customize the Xbox Elite Controller Series 2 Home Button
To start customizing the home button color of your Xbox Elite Controller Series 2, you need to update it with the latest firmware. You might be prompted to do this the next time you turn on your Xbox console.
Once updated, go to ‘My Games & Apps’ and find the Xbox Accessories app. This can be downloaded from the Microsoft Store if you don’t already have it. Once in the app, choose (or create) a profile for your Xbox Elite Controller Series 2.
You should then see a new ‘Color’ tab in your controller’s profile. Navigate to that and you can start changing the Xbox Home Button Hue and Saturation.
A nice update, but…
I’m a huge sucker for hardware customization of any kind. Anything from swappable thumbsticks to RGB lighting and I’m in. So I must be a big fan of this latest Xbox Elite Controller Series 2 update. And I am… almost.
I find it a shame that the color of the Xbox Home button remains static after being customized. It’s a petty detail, I’ll admit, but as someone who loves the color shift effects on my Corsair K65 PC and keyboard, I can’t help but be a little disappointed with the Elite’s implementation. Just a little, though.
But in any case, it’s a lovely new feature and should work brilliantly in conjunction with the Xbox Design Lab, which the Xbox Elite Series 2 controllers will be added to later this year.
Die Akkuprozentanzeige in iOS 16 ist zu einem beliebten Thema geworden, seit das Update for alle mit einem iPhone 8 and höher verfügbar ist, aber eine Vorschauversion von iOS 16.1 verfeinert sie weiter.
Anstatt eines konstanten Wertes vor dem Batteriessymbol wird nun auch die Batterie selbst abnehmen. Wenn dein iPhone also zum Beispiel 20% erreicht, wird das Symbol wie bisher in Rot angezeigt, während die Prozentzahl bestehen bleibt.
Es ist zwar nur eine kleine Änderung, aber sie kommt denjenigen zugute, die das Beste aus beiden Welten wollen – ein Batteriessymbol, das den Prozentsatz anzeigt, während die Batterie selbst zusammen mit dem Wert abläuft.
Du kannst dich selbst davon überzeugen, wenn du dein iPhone für Apples Beta-Softwareprogramm (opens in new tab) more installed and iOS 16.1 installed. Mir gefällt es im Moment besser, zumal auch andere iPhones diese Funktion erhalten werden, sobald das Update für alle verfügbar ist.
Wenn es nicht kaputt ist…
Der Prozentwert verschwand, is also Aussparung mit dem iPhone X im Jahr 2017 eingeführt wurde, da es zu wenig Platz für beides gab. Die Funktion gab é zum ersten Mal 2009 on iOS 3, wo jeder, der ein iPhone 3GS or other models besaß, einen Schalter umlegen konnte and ein numerischer Wert neben dem Batteriessymbol erschien.
Apple beschloss jedoch, Diese Funktion mit iOS 16 in einer neuen Form wieder einzuführen, bei der der Wert über dem Batteriessymbol angezeigt wird. Ich habe mich gefreut, dass dies auf meinem iPhone 13 Pro wieder der Fall ist, denn bisher musste ich das Kontrollzentrum von der oberen rechten Seite des Displays herunterklappen, um es zu sehen. Jetzt kann ich stattdessen einfach einen Blick auf den Wert oben rechts werfen.
Aber man kann es nicht allen recht machen. Deshalb verbessert Apple das Symbol so, dass es den Batteriestand anzeigt, so wie es vorher war. Wenn ich mir das auf meinem iPhone X mit iOS 16.1 ansehe, sieht es für mich jetzt unübersichtlich aus – du hast ein sich änderndes Batteriessymbol und einen numerischen Wert an Derselben Stelle.
Da wir uns noch in der Beta-Phase befinden, kann sich das noch ändern, bevor iOS 16.1 erscheint, aber es wäre gut, wenn man das Batteriessymbol besser anpassen könnte, so dass jeder Nutzer es so anzeigen lassen könnte, wie es jetzt ist oder wie es in Zukunft sein könnte. Trotzdem ist es schön, nach so vielen Jahren einen Prozentwert zu haben, aber wir werden abwarten müssen, bis iOS 16.1 for alle mit einem iPhone 8 and höher verfügbar ist.
Apple set off a tectonic shift in the iPhone world this year when it added a new device and naming scheme to the iPhone 14 lineup with the iPhone 14 Plus.
Originally billed as the ‘iPhone 14 Max’ and designed to complement the sizable iPhone 14 Pro Max – with a simpler chip, display and camera system, the 14 Plus also showed that Apple wasn’t beyond reworking its product names for the better. clarity.
Rumors now suggest the company will apply a similar treatment to next year’s top-of-the-line iPhones. Instead of the iPhone 15 Pro Max, it’s starting to look like we’ll be introduced to an ‘iPhone 15 Ultra’, configured to sit above the iPhone 15 Pro.
The naming is not uncommon for Apple. The company has just released an extreme version of its smartwatch – loaded to the gills with features – called the Apple Watch Ultra.
The notion of an Apple iPhone 15 Ultra makes sense to us and breaking away from the Pro in the name will make Apple better justify any differences Apple decides to inject into its two more capable 2023 iPhones. The 15 Ultra is likely to be more than just a bigger screen and battery, as is the case with the current iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max.
Cut to the chase
What is it? The Biggest and Worst of Apple’s Expected iPhones for 2023
When do you leave? Probably September 2023
How much will it cost? As much, if not more than the current 14 Pro Max, probably
iPhone 15 Ultra release date predictions
Apple events historically take place in the first or second week of September. The company likes to make an announcement on a Tuesday or Wednesday and start pre-sales on the same Friday. The phone usually hits stores the following Friday.
For the iPhone 14, that event dropped on September 7 (admittedly, earlier than expected), with three of the four phones going on sale more than a week later on September 16 (the iPhone 14 Plus doesn’t arrive until October 7).
In 2023, that means September 5th or 12th are likely event dates (both are Tuesdays), although the 6th and 13th are also possibilities. We could see the phone in stores as early as September 15th.
iPhone 15 Ultra price leaks
The first leaks about how Apple is going to price the iPhone 15 Ultra are telling. Apple can start the Ultra phone for $1,199. That would put the phone at the same price point as Samsung’s current “Ultra” device, the Galaxy S22 Ultra. This phone costs $1,199.99 / £1,149 / AU$1,849.
The current iPhone 14 Pro Max is priced at $1,099 / £1,199 / AU$1,899, which is a price increase outside the US market over last year’s model. We think it’s possible that when Apple switches from ‘Pro Max’ to ‘Ultra’ it will raise the price by $100 in the US with corresponding price increases elsewhere.
Hopefully this price increase will also come with more reasons to buy. The current iPhone 14 Pro Max offers a larger screen and battery than the standard 14 Pro, and that’s it. That’s a huge bonus for $100, but if Apple is going to raise the price even further, it needs to offer more features and more hardware to justify the price.
In other words, we expect the iPhone 15 Ultra to cost about the same as the iPhone 14 Pro Max, with 256GB of storage.
iPhone 15 Ultra news, rumors and leaks
We’ve heard a lot about the much-anticipated iPhone 15 with rumors dating back to before the launch of the iPhone 14 series, but only recently has news surfaced of a top-tier Apple iPhone 15 Ultra. Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman mentioned shortly after the launch of line 14 that an Ultra would be coming, and this was the first we’ve heard of this possible new nomenclature.
After that, we heard more confirmations of other iPhone 15 leaks, and one leaker suggested that in addition to a bigger screen and battery, the iPhone 15 Ultra could have a better camera setup than its sibling iPhone 15 Pro.
The information was pretty vague, with the leak saying that Apple was testing a much-anticipated 8K video recording feature for its upcoming iPhone, but the leaker wasn’t sure if this feature would make it to the iPhone 15 Pro or just the higher-end. iPhone 15 Ultra. This has sparked speculation that the Ultra phone could see camera improvements over the Pro.
Samsung’s Galaxy S22 Ultra is a step up from the Galaxy S22 Plus and the base model Galaxy S22, and a significant improvement is the addition of a periscope-style telephoto zoom lens. Leaks suggest Apple could also use a periscope zoom on its larger Ultra device, and the size requirements for that lens would make more sense on the larger phone compared to the smaller iPhone 15 Pro that is also expected next fall.
It looks like Microsoft may be gearing up to launch the Surface Studio 3 all-in-one PC at an event in October 2022.
When invites to the event, which takes place on October 12, 2022, started to arrive, a lot of focus was on whether to see the Surface Pro 9 or Surface Laptop 5. latest windows points (opens in new tab)we can see a few more niche products from Microsoft, including a possible Surface Studio 3.
This rumor comes from a recently published US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) document in which Microsoft describes a “Desktop Computer” that may be branded Surface. While other information is scarce, it is currently believed that this could hint at the existence of the Surface Studio 3.
Analysis: Can Microsoft really stand up to Apple?
Microsoft’s Surface Studio lineup are all-in-one desktop PCs that have computer components built into a screen, making them a convenient and space-saving alternative to traditional desktop computers.
Arguably the best-known all-in-one computer is the Apple iMac, and Microsoft clearly wanted its Surface Studio devices to overturn Apple’s dominance in that market. However, despite decent critical reception (our Surface Studio 2 review is particularly glowing), the Surface Studio lineup failed to make an impact with consumers. The high price compared to its rivals certainly didn’t help.
Microsoft hasn’t released a follow-up since the Surface Studio 2 launched in 2018. Meanwhile, Apple has released several new iMacs, including a new 24-inch iMac with an attractive, colorful new design.
So if Microsoft is preparing a new Surface Studio 3, there’s a lot to do. We’d like to see high-end components, but without an astronomical price tag. While the Surface Studio has always been aimed at creative professionals, if Apple is lowering the price with the more popular iMac, the Surface Studio will never take off. We hope to find more on October 12th.
You absolutely need one of the best Mac antivirus software for your Mac and MacBook. The common misconception is that Apple products are completely impenetrable, which means there’s no point in getting antivirus for Mac. That isn’t exactly true, however.
There’s an enormous potential target out there that is irresistible to hackers and cybercriminals considering the sheer amount of Mac and MacBook owners around the world. The macOS operating system is Unix-based, which is sandboxed so it can be challenging for viruses to do any real damage. However, malicious programs targeting Macs and MacBook Pros have not only become increasingly common, but also more potent.
You will need Mac-specific antivirus software designed to work with the unique demands of macOS in order to protect that new Mac. After all, even the MacBook Air 2022 is not what you’d call cheap, and you don’t want to have something pricey be crippled by a cyber attack.
We’ve tested many of the best antivirus apps on the market so we know which ones are the best. To help you, we found the best Mac antivirus software specifically designed to protect Mac systems for you and gathered them all on this list – whether you’re looking for a paid version or a free one. And, while you’re at it, be sure to invest in the best Mac VPN as well.
The best Mac antivirus 2022
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Best antivirus protection for Macs overall
Maximum devices covered: 3
Stand out features: Online banking and web protection, Time Machine protection, multi-layer ransomware defenses
Reasons to buy
Excellent antivirus engine
Useful privacy protection touches
Scans for Windows malware too
Reasons to avoid
Is missing a few features like a firewall
Bitdefender Antivirus for Mac is one of the most accurate virus protection suites for Apple devices out there, built on a sterling antivirus engine that is consistently rated among the top performers by independent testing labs – and it boasts fast scan times, too.
It’s not just about core antivirus defenses, though, because Bitdefender also lays claim to a broad set of features. That includes multi-layer ransomware protection, solid anti-phishing capabilities, with very robust AI-powered web browser protection delivered via an extension.
Bitdefender Antivirus for Mac also offers an adware blocker, and is a good performer when it comes to scanning and picking up on Windows PC malware. That helps defend against the possibility of you transmitting a Windows virus to your friends or family who might have Windows 10 PCs.
Time Machine protection is a valuable addition, too, as an extra safety net to keep backups safe from ransomware attacks. And a further nifty extra is the integration of Bitdefender VPN, although that said, the data allowance here is limited to 200MB daily, which is very little – so it’s only good for very occasional use. Still, it’s certainly better than nothing and handy in a pinch.
If you’re concerned about viruses and the other nastiness floating around on the internet, Bitdefender Antivirus for Mac is the best software for Macs. Finally, note that as well as this standalone Mac antivirus, you can also get protection for your Mac as part of Bitdefender Total Security, the firm’s flagship security suite (which covers Macs, Android, and iOS devices, plus Windows PCs – up to 10 devices in total).
Read our full Bitdefender Antivirus review
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Super strong Mac antivirus made by Apple software specialists
Maximum devices covered: 5
Stand out features: Intelligent firewall, anti-spyware protection, online privacy protection
Reasons to buy
30-day free trial
Reasons to avoid
Not always rated by independent test labs
Intego is a veteran antivirus provider which has been defending Macs for well over two decades now, so if there’s any software maker that knows what kind of security Apple machines need, it’s this company.
Mac Internet Security X9 provides good antivirus protection against the latest threats. The independent testing labs have generally rated it highly in the past (although it isn’t always covered at AV-Test, but in the last roundup where Intego did feature, namely June 2021, it received full marks). Scans are reasonably swift, too, plus you get strong protection against Windows malware.
Outside of that robust core malware defense, Internet Security X9 boasts an intelligent firewall with anti-spyware countermeasures with the latter keeping a close watch on outgoing internet traffic. In addition, Intego helps shore up privacy levels by defending against third-party apps attempting to hoover up your data. On top of all that, Mac Internet Security X9 offers a neat interface, and it’s nicely user-friendly.
Among the downsides of Intego are that some of the suite’s bonus extras aren’t quite up there in terms of the power shown by the top competition in the Mac antivirus field, and also the lack of recent evaluation at AV-Test (not that we should read anything into this, but it’s still a disappointing gap in coverage).
Of course, Intego does offer a lengthy 30-day free trial, so you can take Mac Internet Security X9 for a good spin to see if it meets your personal approval. Finally, note that there’s also a full Intego Mac Premium Bundle X9 which consists of Internet Security X9 plus a whole host of extras, including backup, performance optimization and parental control features.
Read the full Intego Mac Internet Security X9 review
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Great Mac antivirus choice for multi-device users
Maximum devices covered: 5
Stand out features: Intelligent firewall, VPN, password manager
Reasons to buy
Protects 5 devices
Some smart extra features
Bundled unrestricted VPN is a big bonus
Reasons to avoid
More system performance impact than average
PC users get more
Norton is another well-respected brand in the antivirus world and provides excellent malware detection for Mac computers. Indeed, Norton 360 Deluxe, the brand’s best choice for multi-device users, delivers protection for Macs, Windows PCs, or mobile devices – up to five of them per license. So, if you’ve got plenty of Macs or MacBooks to cover, or perhaps a Windows laptop as well, and of course your smartphone, Norton will have your back across all bases.
You get quite the helping of features here, including impressive antivirus protection, anti-ransomware, a smart firewall, and some neat extras like a password manager, dark web monitoring (in certain regions), alongside a significant bonus in the form of Norton Secure VPN (with unlimited access) to help maintain better security and privacy when online.
So, while you get a host of benefits on the security front, one thing to be aware of is that Norton 360 does have more of a noticeable impact on your system performance than some rivals in our experience. Also worth bearing in mind is that Mac owners don’t get a couple of features, namely cloud backup and parental controls (but you can use these on Windows PCs).
Furthermore, the cost of this security suite is on the pricier side by default. However, there are usually offers knocking a substantial amount of money off. At the time of this writing, you can get a pretty good deal on a subscription – particularly when you consider the number of devices covered.
Read the full Norton 360 Deluxe review
Great security with social network protection
Maximum devices covered: 1
Stand out features: Social media protection, email scam filtering, parental controls
Reasons to buy
Great anti-malware defenses
Keeps you safe on social media
Parental controls included
Reasons to avoid
Just covers a single Mac
System slow down
Trend Micro Antivirus for Mac is another good choice to keep your Mac secure, and its antivirus engine is well thought of by the independent testing labs – generally speaking it’s up there with the best of them (even if Trend Micro slipped just a touch in AV-Comparative’s Mac rankings for 2021).
This program’s feature-set includes ransomware protection (courtesy of Folder Shield), parental controls, camera plus microphone protection, anti-phishing defenses, and a social media privacy checker that monitors social network usage for the many increasingly severe threats delivered via these channels. This package is also easy to get to grips with and generally user-friendly.
On the downside, Trend Micro suffers from a greater level of system slowdown than most rival suites going by recent testing. Also, the app only covers a single Mac, so lacks the added value of extra licenses that many of the competition offer.
Furthermore, some rival antivirus suites offer more features. For example, Trend Micro lacks a firewall or protection for the likes of online banking – the firm’s Pay Guard secure browser is reserved for the Maximum Security for Mac suite.
That said, note that at the time of writing, you can get the latter suite for not much more of an outlay compared to Trend Micro Antivirus for Mac – and it also provides extended coverage for up to five devices (including Windows PCs, Android, and iOS mobiles, plus Chromebooks, as well as Macs). Indeed, discounts on pricing like this seem to be around quite often, so it’s well worth keeping an eye out for a good deal on the Trend Micro Maximum Security suite.
Read the full Trend Micro Antivirus review
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5. Avast One
A good all-round option with plenty of features and a robust VPN
Maximum devices covered: 5 (30 with Family plan)
Stand out features: Web Shield, VPN, network advisor
Reasons to buy
Top quality protection against malware
Good range of features (but Windows gets more)
Keeps you impressively safe online
Reasons to avoid
Built-in VPN isn’t the fastest or best
Avast One is the firm’s all-in-one security package which provides a host of defenses for Macs and other devices, offering coverage for up to five pieces of hardware with the Individual plan – so that’s for Macs, Windows PCs, Android and iOS mobiles.
Mac users get a whole lot of features here – over and above basic antivirus protection – with a dedicated anti-ransomware layer, a high-quality Web Shield to keep you safer online, as well as an integrated VPN (with unlimited usage) to further bolster levels of online safety. No, the VPN isn’t the fastest offering out there by any means, but it’s solid enough, and a great addition to the overall value of this suite.
On top of this, Avast One provides a load of privacy protecting extras, such as tracking protection, data breach monitoring, and features like a network advisor which recommends turning on the VPN based on what sites you might be visiting or in situations such as when you’re connecting to unsecure public Wi-Fi.
The Avast antivirus engine is very strong as well, and going by recent ratings from the independent test labs, this is one of the top-performing Mac defenders.
Admittedly, Avast One on the Mac doesn’t quite carry all the features seen with Windows PCs, in terms of lacking some PC maintenance and speed-up tools – though it does have a basic clean-up function, and as we’ve seen, there’s still plenty packed into this suite. It’s well worth a look, then, for those who want good all-round coverage for a number of devices. And remember if you have loads of hardware, the Family plan covers up to a staggering 30 devices, too.
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All-in-one security package for the less tech savvy
Maximum devices covered: 6
Stand out features: VPN, identity theft protection, secure browser
Reasons to buy
Ace antivirus protection
NordVPN-powered integrated VPN
Reasons to avoid
Mobile apps are really basic
Clario aims to be an all-encompassing security package, and it succeeds in that goal, providing antivirus and a lot more. Bitdefender, our top-rated provider, powers the main antivirus engine, so unsurprisingly, Clario does well here, and is rated pretty much identically to Bitdefender in more recent tests from the independent labs.
As mentioned, you get a whole host of security extras here. That includes a fully integrated Mac VPN service (powered by NordVPN, a well-respected provider), identity theft protection, secure browsing, anti-tracking countermeasures, and more.
The Mac app is smartly designed to be very easy to use for beginners, although on the flip side, it pushes ease of use so much that tech-savvy types may be put off. The other main drawback here doesn’t apply to Mac users because the Mac app works well – but the mobile apps are disappointingly basic. Yes, Clario also supports iOS or Android devices (but not Windows) – up to three or six of them on the monthly or yearly subscription plans respectively.
The asking price is more than some of the rival suites on this page. However, having high-quality antivirus and Mac VPN protection rolled together in a beginner-friendly package will appeal to some Mac users.
Read the full Clario review
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Strong core defenses and some privacy extras
Maximum devices covered: 5
Stand out features: Web protection, tracker blocking, anti-phishing
Reasons to buy
Good antivirus defenses
Impressive web protection
Avira Antivirus Pro is a solid option for Mac users that provides protection for up to five devices (also including Windows PCs). It’s rated highly by the independent test labs on the whole, although AV-Test is slightly more enthusiastic than AV-Comparatives with its Mac-based evaluation of the product – but one way or another, you’re certainly getting strong core antivirus protection here.
However, features are somewhat thin on the ground compared to the Windows version. On top of the fundamental antivirus defenses, there’s web protection to block malware-laden websites, as well as capable anti-phishing tech, an ad blocker, along with a browser tracking blocker to better maintain your online privacy. But that’s about your lot.
There are alternative products in this list which offer more in the way of extras, though what Avira tackles, it does a good job of. And if you want more, you could always consider upgrading to the Avira Prime suite, which boasts a built-in VPN (a pretty decent one, too) with no data limits, and extras like a password manager, plus some performance and maintenance tools.
Read the full Avira Antivirus Pro review
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8. ClamXAV for Home Users
Good value barebones antivirus that’s a favorite with IT pros
Maximum devices covered: 9
Stand out features: User-friendly interface
Reasons to buy
Simple to use
Reasons to avoid
No features outside of basic malware protection
Rarely rated by independent test labs
ClamXAV doesn’t have the catchiest of names, but it’s the best Mac antivirus for many IT professionals – not least because the firm only creates AV for Apple computers. That doesn’t mean it’s overly complicated – there’s a Home version of the app targeted at the average consumer, and we found ClamXAV’s interface to be one of the most simple and easy-to-use out of all the Mac antivirus software on this list.
It’s particularly adept at catching viruses in email attachments, and while ClamXAV hasn’t been rated often by the big independent labs in recent times, it has performed decently in the few evaluations which have taken place.
Do bear in mind that ClamXAV doesn’t come with some of the internet safety tools seen in other suites, but it’s still a good choice for protecting your Mac, particularly on the value front – its various subscriptions are priced competitively compared to rivals. The ClamXAV for Home Users edition of the software allows for up to three Macs to be protected, or up to nine if you choose the Family Pack plan.
Editor’s note:Kaspersky Internet Security for Mac used to appear on this list. Considering the current climate however, we’ve taken the decision to remove the provider. Although much of the company’s core processes are now take place in Switzerland, the fact that its headquarters remain in Moscow and there have been previous allegations around government coercion, it feels prudent to use the provider with caution. And, when there are so many other excellent providers to choose from, it’s impossible to whole-heartedly recommend Kaspersky at this time.
The best free Mac antivirus 2022
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1. Avast Free Mac Security
Strong all-round free protection for your Mac
Stand out features: Limited VPN Secure Connection and Data Breach Monitoring
Reasons to buy
Blocks access to dangerous sites
Detects network vulnerabilities
Reasons to avoid
Need to upgrade for some features
Avast Free Mac Security goes the extra mile to protect your Mac with an unusually lengthy feature list. The core antivirus engine offers real-time protection to catch threats when they appear, for instance. You can run on-demand full system scans if you suspect a problem, or launch a more targeted check on specific files, folders or drives. It’s even possible to schedule scans to run automatically when you’re not around.
A Web Shield warns you about malicious websites, blocks dangerous downloads and email attachments, and protects your privacy by eliminating intrusive ad tracking. There’s an unusual extra in Avast’s wireless network scanner, which quickly checks your network, router and connected devices, alerting you to any vulnerabilities.
Mac antivirus software isn’t often checked by the independent testing labs, but Avast’s most recent results were good, with AV Comparative’s 2018 test finding the package detected 100 percent of sample threats. If you’d like even more, upgrading to Avast Security Pro gets you ransomware protection and instant alerts of Wi-Fi intruders or changes in your network security.
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Great for blocking the latest malware before it can cause damage
Stand out features: Free VPN 500 MB limit per month, junk remover, protection cloud
Reasons to buy
Detects Mac and Windows threats
While many antivirus companies try to win you over by piling on the features, Avira Antivirus for Mac takes a simpler, more lightweight approach. There’s no web filtering, no network scanning or other security extras: it’s purely focused on keeping your system malware-free.
That doesn’t mean the package is short on power. We found its real-time scanner to be incredibly effective, checks any file the system accesses, picking up threats before they can do any harm. The scheduler enables setting up the app to scan your system automatically, or you’re able to check your entire system whenever you like.
As a bonus, the app doesn’t just protect against Mac threats. It also uses Avira’s Windows experience to pick up any PC-related malware, ensuring you won’t share any files that might endanger your friends.
The main testing labs haven’t evaluated Avira Free Antivirus for a while, but AV Comparatives last report found the Avira engine blocked 100% of test malware (tying with Avast). With Avira’s strong record on the PC we’ve no doubt that this is an app you can trust.
Although this list is all about free Mac antivirus, Avira deserves a mention for its commercial Avira Antivirus Pro product. It includes tech support and protects up to three devices with one license (Mac, Windows and Android).
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Incredibly easy free-to-use antivirus for Mac
Stand out features: Custom location scans, malware searches even in archives and various other file types, growl notifications
Reasons to buy
Easy to use
Hourly signature updates
Reasons to avoid
No real-time protection
Bitdefender Virus Scanner is a lightweight free malware hunter that can track down and remove both Mac and Windows-related threats. A simple and straightforward interface makes the app extremely easy to use. We appreciate the status display that keeps you up-to-date on how your system is doing. As we do the four buttons that enable running a quick scan of critical locations, an in-depth check of your entire system, or speedy scans of running applications or a folder of your choice.
Although this looks all very basic, use Bitdefender Virus Scanner for Mac for a while and you begin to notice some very neat touches. The app doesn’t force you to wait a day for your next virus signature updates, for instance. Bitdefender issues updates every hour and Virus Scanner always fetches the latest version before it starts a scan.
An option to exclude files and folders from the scan – network shares, system backups – is another plus. It reduces the work the engine has to do and significantly speeding up your scan times.
What you don’t get here is any form of real-time protection or web filtering, essential tools for a complete security solution. This simplicity also reduces the chance of conflicts with other apps, though, suggesting Bitdefender Virus Scanner could be a useful second opinion tool that you run alongside another security app.
Read the full Bitdefender review
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Quick and easy anti-malware from a big-name provider
Stand out features: 14-day trial of the premium version
Reasons to buy
Reasons to avoid
No real-time protection
The best Mac antivirus isn’t just about detecting the latest most deadly ransomware, or other high-risk threats. Most tools can also strip out adware and other potentially unwanted programs which may not be highly dangerous, but are wasting system resources and slowing your Mac down.
Malwarebytes has been eliminating the full range of Windows threats since 2006, and the Mac edition is just as simple, straightforward and effective. The app is such a lightweight installation, the size of three digital music files, that we’ve barely noticed it’s there. And while the lack of real-time protection means Malwarebytes can’t stop attacks – only remove existing infections – it also ensures there’s no real impact on your system resources and the app is unlikely to conflict with other antivirus tools.
Performance is another highlight, with Malwarebytes claiming the average system is scanned in less than 15 seconds. Set it running when you check your emails in the morning and it’ll be finished before you are.
Installing Malwarebytes for Mac also gets you a 30-day trial of the Premium edition which is able to detect and block threats as they appear. If you’re not interested in this, ignore it; real-time protection will disappear when the trial expires and you’ll get on-demand scanning only.
Read our full Malwarebytes Antivirus review
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A complete security suite for free
Stand out features: Remote management, prevents connections to compromised or dangerous sites, parental web filtering
Reasons to buy
Loads of features
Accurate detection rates
Protect Macs and PCs from one account
Reasons to avoid
Basic level – upgrading brings more features
The free antivirus market is highly competitive and it can be difficult for individual companies to stand out from the crowd, but the British vendor Sophos has found a way: it gives you more features in its free products than many competitors provide in their paid editions.
On-demand scanning to clean up infected systems? Check. Real-time protection to prevent attacks in the first place? Of course. Browser filtering which blocks access to dangerous sites? Naturally. Parental controls to define the content your child can access online? Yep. Oh, and you can cover up to three Mac or Windows devices with a single account, and remotely check and manage their status from a central web console – potentially very useful when protecting the whole family.
Sophos isn’t just piling on these extras to disguise a weak antivirus engine, either. AV Test’s December 2017 Mac detection rate tests showed Sophos delivered the same level of protection as products from Avast, Bitdefender, Kaspersky and other big names.
This works for us, but if you need more, Sophos Home Premium does have some worthwhile extra features: advanced ransomware protection, monitoring of access to your webcam and microphone, live chat and email support, and the option to protect up to 10 devices. It has a strong feature set and is competitively priced.
Read the full Sophos Home review
How to choose the best Mac antivirus for you
Choosing the best Mac antivirus for you is not to be taken lightly. You cannot simply go with the most convenient option because it’s cheap or it’s what your friend is using. The protection you need might be, after all, different from others.
The first thing you need to decide is how much you’re willing to spend on a subscription or if you’re willing to spend any money at all. It’s worth remembering that while free antivirus products are effective at protecting against threats, they also lack certain premium features.
If you have multiple systems on your network, for example, you’re at a higher risk of cyberattacks. More users means more endpoints to target. Additional management tools, typically available behind a paid subscription, let you set policies can help mitigate this risk.
Speaking of which, you do need to consider all the security features you need, from basic ones like real-time protection, parental controls and a password manager to access to secure VPN and dark web monitoring.
Finally, you need to find out just how big of an impact the antivirus software you’re considering has on your system. Some of them take up considerable bandwidth, which can be taxing on your computer especially if you’re regularly performing taxing tasks.
How we test Mac antivirus
While the amount of Mac malware is still considerably less than that targeting Windows, its still 100 times higher than what experts predicted just a few years ago.
The excellent AV-TEST regularly puts antivirus programs through their paces, and their most recent tests took place in December 2020 on macOS Catalina. They test three key areas: malware detection, false positives and performance.
For Mac malware, seven packages achieved 100% detection without false positives.
We combine AV-TEST’s findings with our own product research and reviewing. We focus further into the usability of the products, their features and how good they are to use and live with on a day-to-day basis.
That really depends on you. The risk of infection remains pretty remote, and if you practice basic security measures and don’t fall for common scams then you’re very unlikely to suffer from any problems. Even ransomware can be defeated with the cunning tactic of having a backup of anything important.
That said, if you’ve ever experienced the mess malware can make on a Windows system you’ll know that just getting things back to normal can be an incredible time thief, especially if key data has been damaged. Perhaps the question shouldn’t be whether Mac antivirus is worth the money, but whether your time is more valuable than the cost of a security app.
Mac antivirus: what’s the effect on performance?
Most of us believe that virus protection software has a negative effect on performance, but chances are it’s much less negative than we think: in their tests, AV-Test found that there was no measurable performance drop when using providers like ClamXav, MacKeeper, Kaspersky or Norton.
There was a measurable difference with Sophos and Trend Micro (two per cent of additional system load), and with ESET and Bitdefender, which added around four per cent to the overall system load.
She-Hulk: Attorney at Law Episode 6 has arrived on Disney Plus – and the Marvel TV show may have finally introduced us to its main villain, a mysterious group known as the Intelligencia.
That’s not all, however. Based on the Marvel comics, Intelligencia’s arrival in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) could tie She-Hulk’s Disney Plus program to some upcoming Marvel Phase 5 movies like Ant-Man 3 and Captain America 4. No. we know who’s leading this villainous group, but that’s not going to stop us from speculating about who it could be, what their motives are, and why they want She-Hulk’s blood.
Below, we’ll explain what Intelligencia is in the comics, how it was adapted for the MCU, and how they can play a more active role in Marvel’s giant franchise in the future. Full spoilers for the sixth episode of She-Hulk followso come back now if you don’t get caught.
Who is Intelligence in She-Hulk Episode 6?
In the context of the MCU, Intelligencia appears to be a Reddit-style site where the world’s worst criminals – and She-Hulk’s greatest enemies – post images and death threats, aimed at She-Hulk, with seemingly no repercussions.
As the end of Episode 6 reveals, though, it appears that this website is a front for a shadowy, science-led organization. We see a message from someone known as the HulkKing appear on the computer screen – one that asks “Is the next phase of the plan ready to be executed?” – which shows data on the DNA of Jennifer Walters/She-Hulk. We also see a scientist carrying a broken needle – the same one the Wrecking Crew tried to use to extract She-Hulk’s blood in Episode 4 – to a table. The unknown individual quickly puts it aside in favor of a more sinister, drill-looking device, which is sure to be used on She-Hulk in next week’s episode.
So who (or what) is the Intelligence exactly? In the comics, Intelligencia is the name of a group made up of the greatest and most sinister minds on Earth. It was created so the world’s greatest villain could exchange information about superheroes, such as their weaknesses, or devise plots to take down the world’s best defenders.
The organization, which was created by Jeff Parker and Paul Pelletier, debuted in December 2009 in the first issue of the Fall of the Hulks: Alpha storyline. Its most recent appearance came in 2017’s Infamous Iron Man #6, but has not been used since. Expect that to change, with their popularity likely to soar following the group’s MCU debut.
How can Intelligencia set up future Marvel movies?
This is due to the evil geniuses who are members of the Intelligencia in the comics.
The first is The Leader, also known as Samuel Sterns. In the comics, the Leader is a villain of the Hulk. Rather than possessing superhuman strength, accelerated healing, and other traditional Hulk-based powers, the Leader has genius intellect and, in some cases, telekinesis and telepathy. It is his superhuman intelligence that makes him such a formidable enemy; one who is uniquely positioned as a villain of the Hulk.
Interestingly, The Leader is set to be the main villain in an upcoming Marvel Phase 5 movie. He will appear in Captain America: New World Order, with Tim Blake Nelson set to reprise the role of Sterns/The Leader from 2008’s The Incredible Hulk. .
However, it is increasingly likely that he will reappear in the MCU in the She-Hulk TV series first. The Leader is the individual who founded the Intelligencia in the comics, so it makes sense that he would be revealed as the big bad in She-Hulk: Attorney at Law. He could obtain a sample of She-Hulk’s blood and, thanks to his supreme intelligence, might even be able to break the Hulk’s gamma radiation formula and create a new race or race of Hulk-like creatures.
If he does, it could form the basis for Captain America 4’s storyline. The New World Order element of his title could be a hint to the Leader’s desire for humanity to evolve into Hulks using his new serum. Don’t forget that the original Hulk serum was based on the super soldier serum given to Captain America. If the Leader invents a new serum that turns people into Hulks, it would bring the MCU full circle and make for a fascinating story in which Sam Wilson’s Cap has to stop the Leader from carrying out an evil master plan decades in the making.
If the effects of the serum are also permanent, She-Hulk and Captain America 4 could create a World War Hulk movie. How cool would it be to see Mark Ruffalo’s Smart Hulk face off against other villainous versions of himself like Kluh, Rick Jones’ Abomination, or a revised iteration of the Red Hulk? We’ll split the profits from this idea with you, Marvel, by a 50-50 share.
She-Hulk can also configure elements from Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania. In the comics, MODOK is another member of the supervillain group. He’s also set to make his MCU debut in the upcoming Ant-Man superhero movie, so perhaps we have a tease about his potential involvement of the Intelligencia during or after Quantumania. That’s as long as he survives the events of that movie, anyway.
In the comics, the lesser-known members of the Intelligencia also have ties to the Fantastic Four, with this group of superheroes getting their first MCU movie in Phase 6 of Marvel. The Mad Thinker and the Red Ghost were part of the Intelligencia lineup, with the villainous duo battling Mr. Fantastic and company sometimes in the comics. We don’t expect to see any of the antagonists appear in She-Hulk or future MCU projects, but their ties to Intelligencia and the Fantastic Four cannot be forgotten.
Speaking of the Fantastic Four, their most famous villain – Doctor Doom – has also joined the Intelligencia. Would we be surprised if he isn’t the main antagonist of Marvel Studios’ Fantastic Four movie when it arrives in November 2024, so could he be teased as a live-action member of the Intelligencia in the She-Hulk TV series? It’s unlikely, but an easter egg or passing reference wouldn’t hurt.
Ultimately, the Intelligencia was the group responsible for causing the arrival of the Beyonder – a cosmic entity that ushered in the first of Marvel’s two Secret Wars stories in 1984. Secret Wars, that’s another link to the Intelligencia and the potentially integral role it plays. they will play in the MCU.
Despite its positioning as a cool comedy, She-Hulk could be a very important Marvel TV show in the grand scheme of things. That’s if any of the above is true, of course – we have no inside knowledge about future Marvel movies, so take that with a pinch of salt.
Still, Intelligencia’s arrival in the MCU opens up many narrative avenues to explore. And, in our opinion, all of the above would be a compelling sight if Marvel decides to go any or all of these plot-based routes in Phase 5 and beyond.
For more Marvel-based content, check out our Marvel Movie Ordering Guide. Alternatively, find out how we’ve ranked every MCU movie to date, or check out our ranking of MCU villains from worst to best.
The internet is crazy about Do Revenge right now. At the time of writing, Jennifer Kaytin Robinson’s coming-of-age comedy is Netflix’s second-biggest movie and a much bigger topic of conversation across various sectors of social media.
Inspired by Alfred Hitchcock’s Strangers on a Train, the film follows two students from entirely different social circles, Drea (Camila Mendes) and Eleanor (Maya Hawke), who form an unlikely alliance in an attempt to exact revenge on the bullies who ruined their life. their life.
We’ve described Do Revenge as “Mean Girls for Gen Z audiences” in our review, and below, we’ve rounded up five more twisted teen dramas – many of which serve as direct inspirations for the new Netflix movie – to help you scratch that noughties. scratch some more.
Mean Girls (2004)
Let’s start with the obvious. If you liked Do Revenge for its references to sleepover classics, then you’ve almost definitely seen 2004’s Mean Girls – but hey, we couldn’t no include it in a list of similar films, could we?
From the mind of comedy genius Tina Fey, Mark Waters’ teen drama stars Lindsay Lohan as Cady, a naive high school newbie whose popularity soars when she ingratiates herself with the Plastics, a group of overprivileged, image-obsessed students. led by Rachel McAdams’ Regina George.
Often hilarious and surprisingly (but sadly) accurate, Mean Girls is the definitive representation of classroom meanness, and Do Revenge points his hat at the former’s most iconic scenes on multiple occasions (take a look at this one). post on instagram (opens in new tab) for a handful of examples).
Mean Girls is currently streaming on Netflix in the US and on Paramount Plus in the UK.
Easy A (2010)
The world should thank Easy A for putting Oscar winner Emma Stone on the map as one of the most talented actresses in Hollywood.
Partly inspired by Nathaniel Hawthorne’s 1850s novel The Scarlet Letter, the film stars Stone as Olive, a low-key high school student whose well-meaning lie about losing her virginity spirals out of control when others learn of her false antics at the bedroom.
Do Revenge shares clear similarities with Easy A’s setting and rumor-fueled premise, but both films also feature well-written, multifaceted characters who aren’t always the clear good guys we want them to be.
Easy A is currently streaming on fuboTV and Hulu Plus in the US and on Netflix in the UK.
The Other Woman (2014)
Okay, The Other Woman isn’t strictly a teen drama – but it’s still a movie in which revenge (in this case against a despicable man, three times) plays a key role.
The film stars Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann and Kate Upton as three women – Carly, Kate and Amber, respectively – who team up to take down Mark, played by Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, a charismatic businessman who secretly watches them all. at once. Hormone pills, shaving cream and laxative water are all part of the Mean Girls-style trio’s plans, making The Other Woman – like Do Revenge – an incredibly satisfying tale of gruesome revenge.
The Other Woman is currently streaming on HBO Max in the US and Disney Plus in the UK.
Like Mean Girls, Clueless is a clear mainstay of inspiration in Do Revenge — and not just because the school uniforms used in the latter look like they borrowed from the wardrobe of Amy Heckerling’s 1995 classic.
Loosely based on Jane Austen’s 1815 novel Emma, Clueless stars Alicia Silverstone as Cher, a beautiful and popular high school student who begins to examine her own existence while playing matchmaker for a pair of tough teachers.
Of course, both movies look similar. But they also do comparable blows on a very particular brand of pastel-colored school costume – Vogue (opens in new tab) calls it the “bubblegum dream world” – transposing its respective source material in a way that feels accessible.
Clueless is currently streaming on Netflix and Prime Video in the US and on Paramount Plus in the UK.
10 Things I Hate About You (1999)
10 Things I Hate About You is not so much a movie about revenge as an unlikely alliance.
Gil Junger’s 1999 comedy stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Cameron, a young student who enlists the services of a mysterious bad boy (Heath Ledger) to help him date a popular girl (Larisa Oleynik) whose father doesn’t love her. leaves dating unless his feisty sister (Julia Stiles) also gets one. The film is essentially a modern retelling of William Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew, and is named after a poem written by Kat (the sister) that describes her bittersweet romance with Patrick.
Sure, this synopsis doesn’t sound much like Do Revenge’s – but 10 Things I Hate About You is also at its best when its seemingly opposing main characters find comfort in their common ground.
10 Things I Hate About You is currently streaming on Hulu in the US and Disney Plus in the UK.