I’m not sure if I was the only person who missed this in the announcement, but the new iPad can now function as a mifi, sharing your 4G internet connection with up to 5 devices. For someone like me who already has a Mifi from Verizon, this is VERY appealing. My iPad would have “Internet-always”, I could rid myself of the Mifi payment/contract, use the iPad data plans contract-free in its place, and get a case that would function similar to the Motorola Android phones’ Lapdocks (which I’ve wanted for a while).
And for me specifically I’d be moving from my 3G Mifi to the 4G speeds now available in this area.
I’m going to confirm this with Verizon (Apple chat confirmed this was the case, but I’d like to validate it once more before pulling the trigger), and will likely follow up with a post on how I’m replacing my workstation/laptop with an iPad to work
The proliferation of smart phones and tablets is at record levels, and no one sees them stopping anytime soon. With these new devices coming out everyday, remote access and potential for issues to arise will continue to increase as well.
Mobile Security will be a big focus for a number of companies as we shift in 2012, and Trend Micro is here to help.
As smart phones and tablets enter and traverse networks at record levels, IT administrators will have to find ways to ensure that devices accessing corporate resources are secure.
Look no further than Trend Micro Mobile Security.
There are 3 main technologies behind the security:
1. Walled Garden – essentially keeps network applications (email) completely separate from regular consumer applications
2. Remote Wipe – if the phone is lost or falls into non-company hands, it can be remotely wiped
3. Encryption – the contents of the phone can be encrypted and secure
As a plug-in to Trend Micro’s OfficeScan, organizations can quickly deploy the mobile security app to IOS (iPad & iPhone), Android, Windows, Symbian, and RIM Blackberry devices.
The devices can be remotely provisioned, encrypted and password protected. Remote lock, remote wipe, power-on-password enforcement, and location tracking are some of the key features that you will have at your disposal. Plus you’ll know that your devices will be protected through Trend Micro’s best in class cloud-based threat intelligence, Smart Protection Network, safeguarding against malware, viruses, malicious code and attacks.
Plus the app gives the smart phone user the ability to filter calls and messages. So if an unwanted user is calling and texting you, you can simply put them on the block list and move on.
The game has changed: Smart Phones and Tablets are omnipresent and being able to prevent enterprise assets from being at risk is key.
eGroup can help.
September 7, 2011 – Mount Pleasant, SC – eGroup, Inc. today announced it is now enrolled in the Apple Developer Program. The Apple Developer Programs offer a complete set of technical resources, support, and access to pre-release software — providing developers with everything they need to create innovative applications for iOS and Mac OS X, extensions for Safari, and accessories for iPod, iPhone and iPad.
Click here for more information on the Apple Developer Program.
Yesterday at WWDC, Apple announced the next level of Mac OSX….Lion.
Apple spoke about around 250 updates to the OS, including improved gesturing, a Command Center, and a major Mail update.
This update along with IOS 5 (to be released in the fall) seems to be further blurring the lines between OSX and IOS, the new Mail app looks almost identical to the iPad version.
The upgrade will be available on the App Store in July and will cost $29.99.
The cloud is here. Finally, after years of battling with multiple devices and my iTunes purchases, it is no more. As a self-proclaimed Apple fanatic (proud Mac Book Pro, iPhone 4, and iPad 2 owner) I can’t remember an Apple update I’ve been more excited about. New features include iTunes purchases available on any device, last 1000 photos available on any device, iBooks anywhere. The idea of not having to worry about syncing my iPhone and iPad to a single device is liberating. Combined with the new features in the upcoming iOS 5 – http://www.apple.com/ios/ios5/ – this is a game changer.
Any application. Any device. Anywhere.