First they hijacked my T-Mobile service, then they stole my Google and Twitter accounts and charged my bank with a $25,000 Bitcoin purchase. I'm stuck in my own personal Black Mirror episode. Why will no one help me?
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If you read my post on "checkpoint friendly" bags back in July you may be wondering what is going on with this program. Starting on 16 August, the TSA announced they were ready allow compliant "checkpoint friendly" bags through the X-ray machines while remaining in the bags. The TSA always has the option to check any back going through the machines, but this new program should help in many cases. I was sent an evaluation bag from Aerovation and then made a trip to Singapore in late August that served as a perfect test trip for the bag and I am happy to report it made it through the system just as intended. Check out my image gallery and the YouTube video they posted below.
I've written about TouchDown for the Google Android a couple of times (here and here) and as I have said in those posts it gets better and better on a regular basis. I have been using beta versions and the latest available beta supports PUSH email, ability to send attachments, device-local drafts, and more. The folks at NitroDesk, Inc. were able to sign a licensing agreement with Microsoft to support direct push capability through Exchange ActiveSync. I think this is one of the first products for the G1 that provides this functionality, even though a couple others are working on it as well.
As more and more people become mobile and take their office on the road the importance of maintaining security of corporate and personal information increases due to the number of devices that may be lost or get stolen.
The Verizon Galaxy Nexus was finally released and smartphone enthusiasts are picking it up this weekend. We discussed many topics about the mobile space in MoTR #256.
RIM needs to make changes and figure out a strategy to stay competitive in the smartphone market and a major first step was taken last night with the announcement that the co-CEOs are stepping down.
Microsoft continues to roll out some great games and I can't stop dropping $2 to $5 each week on these games, can you?
The 2.0 update for the BlackBerry PlayBook will provide Android support and to promote this functionality RIM is holding a developer promotion.
One area for improvement in reading ebooks on iOS devices has been the lack of support for public library books. The new Bluefire Reader looks to change all that with their free application.
Trend Micro is a leader in developing software to protect our mobile devices from viruses, spam, and hackers. Their upcoming beta test software adds firewall support and more so sign up if you are interested in helping out.