Monday, February 27, 2012

Ubuntu and the Smartphone....its coming as a desktop!

A full Ubuntu desktop, on your docked Android phone

  • Complete desktop solution for full productivity on docked Android phones
  • Easy to integrate with existing Android phones in development
  • Certified apps for business users from Adobe, Citrix, VMWare and more
  • Drives sales of multi-core phones with faster CPUs, more cores, more RAM and high-end graphics
  • Drive adoption of 4G handsets since office apps shine with low latency and higher bandwidth
  • Canonical is the leader in ARM Linux support and a major partner in Linaro, alongside ARM
  • Target the enterprise thin client, and emerging market first-PC markets
  • Ubuntu and Android share the same kernel, running at the same time, accessing data and applications
  • The world’s favourite free desktop fully integrated with the world’s favourite open phone
A docked phone running Ubuntu

Your next desktop could be a phone

Why carry two devices, when you could carry only one? Your next high-end smartphone has far more horsepower than you’ll need on a phone, and more than enough for a laptop. So we’ve brought Android together with Ubuntu, the world’s favourite free operating system, to give you a full productivity desktop that fits in your pocket. Android for the phone experience, Ubuntu for the desktop, all on one device, running at the same time.
So forget the office PC. Just dock your corporate phone and enjoy Ubuntu. Anywhere. One address book. One set of bookmarks. One place for your text messages and email. No more typing on a tiny screen when all you want is a keyboard and a mouse. Seamless integration of your desktop and mobile worlds. Brilliant.
See the features in full ›

Just cause for more cores

Ubuntu for Android gives mobile workers a compelling reason to upgrade to multi-core handsets with more RAM, more storage, faster GPUs and CPUs. It’s not just a phone they are buying, it’s a desktop too. While mid-range phones can deliver a perfect Android experience, it takes high-end horsepower to drive a phone and a desktop at the same time. Newer multi-core processors are up to the job, and Ubuntu is the killer app for that hot hardware. It’s the must-have feature for late-2012 high-end Android phones.
A built-in desktop is also a driver of LTE, which offers higher bandwidth for productivity apps and lower latency for business users. Cloud apps like Google Docs are best used with a full desktop, and shine with LTE. The phone has traditionally been a slower, less productive tool. When you’re at a desktop, you want to get things done, quickly. So you appreciate the difference between 3G and 4G. Adding a desktop to the phone justifies the extra cost of newer network technologies for business customers.
“Ubuntu is the killer app for multi-core phones in 2012”

New markets, new opportunities

For phone manufacturers eager to expand their audience, Ubuntu for Android gives access to entirely new markets.
Enterprise IT departments currently support a PC and at least one phone for every desk-based worker. Our solution reduces their burden to a single device for every user. So Ubuntu for Android helps you tap into the lucrative corporate PC replacement and thin client markets. Ubuntu is already the most popular replacement for Windows on the corporate desktop, with deployments of tens of thousands of desktops in multiple institutions.
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In developing economies, where there is little historical PC penetration, the phone can define personal computing for an audience that has no legacy attachment to the desktop. For the next billion knowledge workers, their first PC could be their first smartphone, but they’ll need a device that can do more than just be a handset, if they really want to shine.
Ubuntu ships pre-installed on millions of PC’s from major manufacturers in China, India and Brazil today. It’s easy, it has an amazing range of software on tap, and it’s totally integrated with our personal cloud service, Ubuntu One. Pure 21st century goodness.

Easy to integrate to your Android phone

Ubuntu for Android drops in cleanly alongside the rest of Android, so it is easy to integrate into current production roadmaps. The hardware requirements are straightforward and, with a broad range of ARM and x86 hardware supported, it can realistically be added to phones already in development.
Of course, your phone needs the docking capability and hardware support for HDMI and USB. But that’s standard for high-end models in the current generation of devices in development.

Make sure your Google account is's how...

Google accounts are a treasure trove of personal data for identity thieves. We’ve already covered setting up two-step authentication to secure your Google account, but there are a few more tricks you may not know about.
These Google features provide easy ways to monitor your account’s access history, manage the websites that can access your account, and control private information that may be leaking onto the Web.

Monitor Account Activity

Buried at the bottom of your Gmail inbox, you’ll find a Last Account Activity indicator. It’ll tell you when your account was last accessed; click the Details link to see more information.

The details window shows you your account activity at a glance. You’ll find a Recent Activity List here — as I can see from the * indicators and the IP address at the bottom of the window, all account activity is coming from my current IP address.

If there was activity coming from an unusual IP address — perhaps one half way around the world — I’d get an alert because my alert preference is to prompt on unusual account activity. This is the default. If the alert is disabled, you’ll probably want to click Change and set it to alert you.
If there active sessions elsewhere — maybe you forgot to log out on a public computer? — use the Sign Out All Other Sessions button to forcibly close them.

Check Authorized Sites & Apps

Website and apps can ask for permission to access your Google account. If you’ve been trying out various web services and apps, some of them may still have access to your account, even if you no longer use them.
First, open the Account Settings page from anywhere on Google.

On the Account Settings page, click the Edit link next to Authorizing Applications & Sites.

After entering your password, you’ll see the list of sites and apps that have access to your Google account.

Each website or app can have different permissions. Ones with permission to “Sign in using your Google account” can’t do anything more than use your Google account to confirm your identity, while ones with “Full Account Access” have access to your entire account. Many apps are somewhere in between — for example, the Picnik image editor has access to my Picasa Web Albums here. Other apps could have access to your Gmail account.
If you don’t use an app or website anymore, or just don’t like how many permissions it requires, click the Revoke Access link to remove access.

Check the Dashboard

Google’s Dashboard shows you everything Google knows about you. At the bottom of the Account Settings page where you found the Authorizing Applications & Sites link, click the “Visit the previous version of the Google accounts screen” link.

On the following page, click the “View data stored with this account” link.

From here, you can see what you’re sharing with the entire Internet or other Google users. Look for the icon that looks like a group of three people to see what you’re sharing. If you don’t want to share specific data, use the links next to the service to manage your shared data.

You can also remove data you don’t want Google to have. For example, if you’re done using Chrome and don’t want Google to remember your browser data, click the “Stop sync and delete data from Google” link to the right of the Chrome sync service.

If you notice anything amiss, particularly with access to your account from other locations, changing your password is a good idea. Click the Change Password link on your Account Settings page to change it.

The Amazing Results of Mobile Technology

Monday, February 20, 2012

Telemarketers etc....trace their calls back with this!

Click on NumberInvestigator and report these calls! provides free information about hundreds of millions of landline and cell phone numbers in the United States and Canada. This information includes approximate location, city the phone number belongs to, and phone carrier information. Our comprehensive database also includes reports of thousands of numbers used by telemarketers, scammers, debt collectors and other annoying callers.

Report Telemarketers

Our system allows you, the user, to report telemarketers, scammers, fraudsters, debt collectors and other annoying callers in an effort to build a global database of calls which you don't want to pick up. Additionally, when a number collects enough complaints, we submit them to the appropriate authorities. Help report telemarketers and spread the word to help humiliate these annoying callers and make the calls STOP.

Got poor cell phone connection - here's the app to get it going!

Get it from Market for Android and boost your signal - works GREAT

VLC is now at 2.0- Get it Here

Upgrades too numerous to mention....Get it HERE for Windows  HERE for Mac

The best player out there!

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Create your own Ebooks for IReader (Android)

Here is a very handy program to convert your PDF files or whatever for reading in a Reader on your smartphone or PDA...


Import your files into the program- when they are imported hit CREATE and away you go....follow the directions and you will soon have a library in your pocket!

IREADER App on Android will be perfect for these .prc files....Create a folder --drop the files that are converted via mobipocket into that folder and IREADER will let you browse to the folder and import the books....

Large Document-Chrome Extentsion-15 gigs of free space

Need to transfer large files....the Chrome extentsion is just the ticket..get it from the Chrome store and install into Google Chrome....upload and share your files across the planet....

Large is a secure file transfer and sharing service that does not require any login information. You can transfer files as large as 2 gigabytes in size and can store up to 15 gigabytes of data for up to 180 days for free. Send high resolution photos and videos without having to worry about the typical 10 mega-byte email attachment limits. Large Document stores your files online in web accessible direct links. We will never pester you with ads. The file links can be shared before the upload process has completed, so there is no need to wait around (but you will need to keep your transfer window open until it completes). When a user tries to download a link that is still being uploaded they see a message stating the estimated time remaining for the file transfer. You can also share your folder, remove files, publish directly to Facebook, Twitter, Gmail, LinkedIn or Email Directly with your email client.

If you don't want to use Chrome extention here is the webpage itself.


Thursday, February 9, 2012

Clean up "Recently Viewed" in Windows 7

Especially if others are using your computer you will want to do this. It will
protect you from others finding your files that you don't want them snooping into...a little bit anyhow...real geeks can find and do anything so be careful of who is using your computer!

1. Go to Start menu, and type gpedit.msc in the search line and press Enter.

2. If prompted by UAC, click on Continue.

3. Now go to this folder : User Configuration\Administrative Templates\Start Menu and Taskbar.

4. once you got to this folder, you will find 'Clear history of recently opened documents on exit' in the right pane, just double click on it.

5. Select the Enabled option and click Ok.

6. Close the Local group Policy Editor and you are done.