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Google can find your Android smartphone anywhere in the world

Google can find your Android smartphone anywhere in the world

Google has made it easier for Android smartphone owners to seek out the location of their device.

Whether its tucked down the back of the sofa, buried in the garden by the dog or in the pocket of a nasty thief, Google will find it.

All panicked phone owners have to do is sign into Google, type “find my phone” into a Google search and a map will be displayed showing the whereabouts of the misplaced mobile.

Once it has been found, the handset can be called, however it cannot be blocked or wiped to prevent prying eyes from accessing personal data. To do this, users will need to have Android Device Manager installed, and go through the procedure using the app.

However, for those times when a phone has just been “put somewhere safe” (the safest places are always the hardest to find), Google’s method will save minutes, if not hours of frantic searching and fearing the worst.

Apple has a similar ‘Find My iPhone’ service that lets users sign in to iCloud.com to see their missing Mac, iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch on a map.

Read More by Phil Tottman

Microsoft sounds 100-day DOOM KLAXON for Windows Server 2003

Screaming kid

Upgrade now or forget about disruptive mobile cloud innovation, says Redmond Microsoft wants you on the upgrade treadmill

Microsoft’s sounded the 100-day warning bell for Windows Server 2003, which exits supported status on July 14th.

Redmond’s rolling out the usual arguments for making the move to anything other than Server 2003: you’re going to be insecure; you’re missing out on the joy of virtualisation and automation, and the savings they generate; don’t even think about trying to do cloud or mobile with Windows Server 2003; by sticking with 2003 you’ve tied yourself to the CPU equivalent of a steam engine and there’s no future in that, and; no way can you be a disruptive innovator on a crusty old operating system like Windows Server 2003.

All of which are sound arguments. Why, then, are at least 57 per cent of the organisations Microsoft had Spiceworks poll still running at least one Windows Server 2003 instance 100 days from its implosion?

Mike Heald, Microsoft’s cloud and enterprise man in Australia, had no answer beyond an acknowledgement that apps are sometimes tightly coupled to servers and operating systems, which makes upgrades tricky. Especially for smaller businesses if they’re impecunious or tied to legacy apps.

Read More by Simon Sharwood

Speeding up the Internet

CAT5E+Snail

We are currently keep getting asked how can we speed up our Internet on old circuits and believe you me, we currently have over 500+ connections which we review the Exchanges and Cabinets to see if we can upgrade your circuit to FTTC (Fibre to the Cabinet) as soon as possible.  Sometimes this is the simplest thing to do, other times we have to think clever.  First thing we do is look at when (if ever) your exchange is going to be upgrade to FTTC, if it isn’t going to be upgraded within the next 12 months then we look at alternatives, such as Duel Wan, Bonded, 4G / Satellite or Lease Line.  Sometimes we even Switch Providers within House  as certain Suppliers we use do certain type of circuits compared to others.  As the End User, you still deal with our Trained In House Staff, but we deal with all of the Migration.

 

Draytek Connections 2Two ADSL’s Internet Working independently but Load Balancing at Router Level.

Bonded Internet Diagram Bonding the Two ADSL Lines to give Potentially Double Upload / Download.

Productsheet Images Internet Connect DiverseLease Line with an ADSL Backup with speeds from 10Mbps to 1Gbps.

 

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