The MARA organization created a list of 10 vulnerabilities that we should all be aware of and make sure we have covered. The areas of concern include WiFi, Bluetooth, VoIP, and loss.
The Mobile Gadgeteer
Professionals are doing more today on the go than ever before. Matthew Miller provides you with news, commentary and in-depth reviews of the latest in mobile gadgetry such as iPads, Android tablets, cutting edge smartphones, portable gaming,
Matthew Miller started using a Pilot 1000 in 1997 and has been writing news, reviews, and opinion pieces ever since.
Bluetooth is designed as a cable replacement wireless technology, but unlike simply plugging in a cable devices have to be paired and have to have matching profiles for things to work. Unfortunately, devices don't always talk well with each other and even mobile experts have trouble getting over the connection issues.
Attempts are being made at ways to improve the mobile browsing experience with new .mobi domain names, improved web browsers, and properly formatted sites. The W3C issued guidelines to help standardize strategies to improve the mobile internet.
Going on the road with only a mobile device can be a tragic experience if your data gets corrupted or lost and you do not have a recent backup in hand. There are solutions for all mobile platforms and Sprite Software develops some of the most powerful and user friendly utilities. Get a backup solution now and backup your devices regularly.
This high end Nokia NSeries device sports a 4GB hard drive, 2 megapixel camera, stainless steel construction and more all in a mobile phone form factor. These NSeries devices focus on multimedia while giving you a phone, but are definitely not designed with phone calls as the primary function.
Road warriors are concerned about battery life on the go and you could carry around extra batteries for all your gear or go with a portable battery pack solution. Battery Geek sells the Portable Power Station that meets the power needs for a large number of devices and we have one in house for evaluation.
Cingular Wireless and HTC America (manufacturer of the devices) just released ROM updates for their 8125 and 2125 devices that give users push email ability if you have an Exchange or hosted Exchange server setup.
Google is targeting mobile search with a new London mobile division. The mobile search area is still open to someone who can produce the "killer" application of mobile search on the small screen. Gada.be does an excellent job with metasearches and is my current favorite mobile search method.
Mobile device geeks everywhere will now have to add a stop to Chicago on their next itinerary to visit Motorola's Destination Q store and Nokia's new Flagship store. Destination Q opened up on June 8th and is located at 666 North Michigan Avenue. Nokia's Flagship store will be opening on June 24th and is also located somewhere close by on Michigan Avenue.
Smartphones are rolling out in droves lately with the enterprise being a primary target of Palm, Windows Mobile, and Symbian device manufacturers. Business users focus less on multimedia functionality than consumers do and more of their needs focus on email and connectivity.