Today's smartphones and tablets offer computing power, memory and storage that surpass that offered by mainframe computers in the 1990s. But security remains an ongoing challenge.
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Storage companies best known for providing memory cards for smartphones and cameras are increasingly using their scale and knowhow to come to a data center near you.
Despite having sold about one of every three smartphones shipped globally last year, Samsung is dabbling in luxury televisions and investing in memory chip production to diversify away from smartphones and tablets.
The company's nuclear business is declining, but smartphones and tablets are still doing well — and the maker of flash memory chips is seeing the results.
Global semiconductor revenues fell by 2.5 percent last year, but the growth of memory chip sales for smartphones and tablets is leading to 5 percent growth in 2013, according to IHS
The new offering, called Currents, keeps files automatically synchronized between multiple devices including Android and Apple smartphones, tablets, and personal computers.
Smartphones continue to prove their popularity with the global masses as it is projected to outpace feature phones in memory usage by next year.
Users of the devices can now download binary image files to return the tablets and smartphones to a clean state, with Android 'Jelly Bean' 4.1 installed
Not only can mobile device users access their cloud-based files with Box, but they can access and edit those files directly on smartphones and tablets with third-party apps.
Subscribers can now view their files securely from a wide ranging of smartphones or tablets.
SmartPlanet's Week in Innovation: memory-erasing pills, 313 mile-per-hour trains, military smartphones and more in a news roundup from our friends at SmartPlanet.
Sony has revamped the Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo HX, which now cuts the amount of time it will take to transfer files from your memory card to your computer by 50 percent.
Today we see that ZumoDrive released updates for iPhone, Android, and Palm webOS smartphones. You can now upload and download files to ZumoDrive right from your smartphone and that is a MAJOR benefit to me personally.
Hollywood would have IT pros believe that the biggest threat to network security comes from international super hackers or high school kids trying to download games like global thermonuclear war. In reality, we face a more mundane threat--our end users, particularly those wielding USB storage devices.These pocket-sized devices can store a large amount of data. But even if your users aren't planning to cart off sensitive company files, USB storage devices (external hard drives, camera, memory stick, MP3 players, etc.) can be a headache in other ways. Employees may use your networks to download music to their USB-based MP3 players. New USB flash drives, such as SanDisk's U3 smart drives, can even run software directly from the device--a perfect tool for the end-user who wants to run unauthorized software on your network.If your concerned about USB storage devices on your network and don’t feel a written policy alone will protect your data, disabling the devices is your next step.In this IT Dojo video, Bill Detwiler, TechRepublic's Head Technology Editor, shows you how to disable USB storage devices on both Apple OS X and Windows. The United States National Security Agency (NSA) described the process in a March 2008 document from the agency's Information Assurance Directorate.Once you've watched this IT Dojo video, you can read the original TechRepublic article, download PDF version of this tip, and learn more about mitigating the risks poses by USB storage devices from our IT Dojo blog.
Rove Mobile introduced PCMobilizr, which lets users have complete access to the files and applications on their home and office PCs. With the PC becoming a peripheral to smartphones (especially those with bright, big screens), PCMobilizr makes a lot of sense.
OK – brief rant here. Why is it that when I'm using a USB memory stick, Vista is apparently incredibly stupid about removing the device when I'm finished working with it? First, the OS refuses to allow me to safely remove the stick if a window is open. How dumb is that? Second, even after dutifully closing all windows, files, applications, etc. and clicking on the Safely Remove Hardware button in the tray, Vista leaves the dialog box informing me that I may now safely remove the hardware open after I've removed the stick. Seemingly forever. Until I dismiss it manually. XP was smarter than this. So I ask again: Is Vista stupid or is it me?
I travel quite a bit and for people like us that rely on the data stored on their handhelds having a good backup is critical. I discovered how valuable a hosted Exchange service can be and rarely sync directly to a computer anymore. The new beta of Palm Backup does even more than a hosted Exchange service can do in terms of backing up your data. Palm Backup saves a copy of your contacts, calendar, memo, tasks, browser bookmarks, speed dials, and call logs to a secure server from anywhere you have wireless coverage. You can setup a backup schedule or perform manual backups when you want. You should still perform regular backups to a storage card for your applications and other files, but this is a great way to know your vital data is backed up. The service is available from Palm for free for now, but there will be a fee structure when the service rolls out of beta. The Palm Backup service works with the Treo 700p, Treo 680, and Treo 650 Palm OS based smartphones.
Mobile device security specialist Trust Digital recovered 27,000 pages of personal and corporate data from 10 used smartphones, which were bought on eBay, even though the previous owners had deleted the phone's memory.US-based Trust Digital on Thursday published the findings of its project and revealed that the data was recoverable because the previous owners had simply deleted the memory but not performed an "advanced hard reset".
This Windows Mobile smartphone is remarkable for its internal 3GB hard drive, which, although primarily targeted at music fans, could prove useful to business users too. Samsung's bundle of software extras are also a plus point for the well-featured, if somewhat bulky, SGH-i300.
Unlike many sloppy applications that make a mess of the registry and shared DLL files in Windows, µTorrent didn't even need to be installed! It just ran off of the tiny 100 KB executable and the only install it did was put a desktop shortcut to the executable. Once µTorrent loaded in a matter of milliseconds, it was ready to rock and contained itself in less than 5 megabytes of system memory which is insane by today's standards.
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