Here’s a cool app available for Android or iPhone. Waze uses other drivers (a community) to edit maps and provide information about finding the best way to your destination. Waze
Seagate’sGoFlex Home is a great option for any home or small business. This network NAS has dozens of options to configure the device for multiple users. (For Windows and Mac)
While this is not a thorough review of the capabilities of this device, it shows the basic options you have as we go to a mobile world (netbooks, notebooks, ultrabooks, iPads, iPods, iPhones, Androids, Microsoft Surface and other devices). Of course the device can be used with a desktop and its ability to cross platforms makes it an excellent choice.
This is where the fun begins – with a powered devices, a small hub can be used to add multiple external devices (other drives) to the GoFlex Home Network Storage Unit. Although there is only one usb port, you can add a small hub and easily add devices (Technically up to 25 other external drives)
The GoFlex can be easily connected to your network’s router or to a small switch by a small ethernet cable. Once the device is installed, you can access the device by the web interface or by going to the search box in Windows and typing \\the_ip_address.
This Home Network Storage device includes these features as described by Seagate -
And you can download the free GoflexAccess™ app for iPhone, iPad and Android to access your files remotely using your mobile device.
This device also ships with basic software to automate your backups if you wish to do so.
Accessing the device with your web browser
Simply enter the device’s ip address into your browser
Main menu by web browser
Preferences by web browser
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Viewing Shares by the web interface
Setting up shares through the web browser
Highlight the folder and click the tiny arrow to the right of the file
Selecting a folder or drive to share
When you share music, it instantly streams to your iPhone, iPad or other device.
Using Windows native networking
View of all folders and external devices through network
Simply copy and paste files to your folder
More information on the Seagate GoFlex Home Network Storage (3TB, 2TB, 1TB)
Seagate Website $159 new (1TB) $189 (2TB)
Geek’s refurbished $97 refurbished (2TB)
Need software that is free and is rated as some of the best software? AlternativeTo is an excellent website that helps you find software you can use for your Android tablet, iPhone, iPad, Windows, Linux, Mac (Apple) and even cloud software. These thousands of software applications are alternatives to paid for software.
The following post is from an internet friend who posted this on her company’s blog. With Facebook and other social sites, Geotagging can pinpoint you based on pictures that have been uploaded (by you or someone else). This in-turn is placed on a map on your profile. This can be dangerous… go over and watch the video posted on their blog.
Let’s say you upload a picture to Facebook to share with your friends. If you’re doing this from a smart phone, you could be sharing more than just the photo. This video courtesy of NBC Action News shows us just how those who are tech savvy enough can cherry-pick personal information straight from your uploaded photos…see the post here
Programs like Irfanview, XNView and KUSO can be used to see geo tags…
Over the last several weeks we have talked about cloud computing, CloudU’s free certification and space in the cloud that consumers can get for free. Rick over at What’s On My PC has an excellent article on CX.com over at his site. You can sign up through Rick’s referral here or go to CX.com and get 10gb of space for free. Use their referral program to get even more space for free. Be sure to check out their android app and their desktop apps. CX.com works with Apple, Windows and other operating systems. As Rick said, you can also sign up for Microsoft’s skydrive and get 25gb for free. Don’t forget with Microsoft’s apps, you can easily sync your files with your iPad, iPhone, Android or Android tablet.
Below: Skydrive app shown on android phone. (iPhone, iPad apps available)
A recent exploration made by a digital forensics company into a handful of phones found in the smartphone secondary market showed how easy it is to glean information from old or lost phones, even if a factory reset has been committed. Today an expert from Access Data gave Dark Readingthe skinny on his findings from his informal research and explained some of the repercussions for both corporations and consumers who don’t pick, manage, or dispose of their phones wisely.-Old Smartphones Leave Tons Of Data For Digital Dumpster Divers – Dark Reading.
Earlier this year I showed you how to convert your blog into a pdf that could be printed as a book or downloaded as a pdf. By using BlogBooker, you can export your WordPress blog as an xml and BlogBooker converts it to a pdf where self publishing companies can publish it.
Now you can use BlogBooker and make your blog into a pdf and upload it to Epub2Go and convert it to an Epub. Why Epub? So that iPhones, iPads, Kindles and others can read your blog as a book. (PDF files must be <30 mb.)
To read an ePub with an iPhone. Simple, download Stanza for free.
or try 2EPUB if the file is complex (supports up to 20 mb files)
Want to read it with Windows, Mac or Linux? Try Calibre.
Want to read ePub books on your iPad, iPhone or iPod? Use Stanza.
You cannot effectively protect corporate data and intellectual property. It takes skilled IT professionals to protect your data.
A new survey by DELL Kace revealed 87 percent of companies have employees that use some kind of personal device for work including laptops, smartphones and tablet computers. However, they are unable to effectively protect corporate data and intellectual property as well as ensure compliance.
Read more 90% of employees use personal devices for work .
FEMA Text Messages
A new and separate service from the new app, our text message updates will allow cell phone users to receive text message updates from FEMA.
(For availability of shelters and services, contact your local emergency management agency.)
Mobile PCMonitor offers an excellent software to monitor your computer’s resources. PCMonitor monitors your logs, processes, services, network, receive notifications and monitors other resources remotely. PCMonitor also allows you to remotely restart, run a command line utility along with dozens of other options.
It is rare that I find a truly useful app that is beneficial and productive to enterprise IT. This is an excellent application to monitor critical computers.
Credit to Bill Mullins for stumbling on this software.