Category Archives: Mobile Apps

Nine found open wireless group for shared Wi-Fi resources

Why we need an open wireless movement

Why we need an open wireless movement (Photo credit: opensourceway)

New project promotes shared open Wi-Fi with tips and how-to’s

By ECM Plus staff

ECM Plus /San Francisco/ +++ A new open wireless group has been formed that will open up the airwaves to shared Wi-Fi resources.

The Electronic Frontier Foundation and a coalition of nine groups has launched the ‘Open Wireless Movement’, a new project to promote a landscape of shared, wireless Internet. Continue reading

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Renewal of smartphone jailbreaking and video remixing rights

Apple iPhone 3GS, Motorola Milestone and LG GW60

Jailbreaking now ok for ‘smart’ phones

Copyright Office Announces Exemptions to Mitigate DMCA Harms

San Francisco – The Electronic Frontier Foundation has won renewal of critical exemptions to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) in a new ruling, including the upholding of jailbreaking rights for smartphones – and new and expanded legal protections for video remixing. Continue reading

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Chaos abounds as BYOD costs prompt confusion

Confused Man Reading a Bill or Bank Statement

Cost confusion and chaos in BYOD (Photo: s_falkow)

Fiercely divided opinion on BYOD despite ‘hype’

By ECM Plus staff

ECM Plus /London/ +++ A new survey has revealed that fears are rising around the hidden costs of BYOD deployment - as well as ‘class divides’ and evidence that company managers are using BYOD to ‘pacify’  staff.

Moreover, some IT managers are even asking ‘is it worth surrendering control just to raise staff morale?’

Opinion is still divided when it comes to implementing ‘Bring Your Own Device’ strategies within businesses, with many at the top suggesting that such deployments create more problems than they solve. Continue reading

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Location data takes centre stage in legal case

U.S. Supreme Court building.

U.S. Supreme Court building.

Government faces new warrantless surveillance battle after losing landmark GPS tracking case as defendant pushes to exclude cell phone location data obtained without a warrant

A federal district court is poised to determine whether the government can use cell phone data obtained without a warrant to establish an individual’s location.

In an amicus brief filed last Monday, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and the Center for Democracy & Technology (CDT) argue that this form of surveillance is just as unconstitutional as the warrantless GPS tracking the U.S. Supreme Court already shot down in this case. Continue reading

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Survey finds BYOD trend ‘counter-intuitive’

English: Advent Vega Tablet PC

IT departments prompting enterprise BYOD adoption, driving tablet use and emergence of ‘three-screen reality’

By PAUL QUIGLEY

ECM Plus /London/ +++ According to a new research survey by open source software organisation Alfresco, mobile and tablet adoption is being led – not by users – but by IT departments.

Aflresco said this ‘proves counterintuitive’ to the general perception of the “consumerization of IT” trend that resourceful and driven employees bring consumer technology into the workplace, sneaking under the radars of unwitting IT departments that are resistant to change. Continue reading

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Incumbents and Android set for doldrums – survey

Android x86

Doomed?

Freelancer.co.uk reveals the 50 fastest growing online jobs for Q2 2012 – tables turn as Apple iOS accelerates, leaving Android in its dust; Google changes send Internet Marketing industry into panic; Businesses look to weather the economic downturn with BPO; Open Standards dominate the Fast 50 and Web; Facebook IPO fizzer spills over into fall in Social Media jobs.

By ECM Plus staff

ECM Plus +++ According to outsourcing marketplace reelancer.co.uk in its latest  Fast 50 survey for the second quarter of 2012 reveals some startling changes taking place.

The Freelancer.co.uk’s Fast 50 pulls data from over 4 million users and over 2.3 million projects to highlight the 50 fastest moving online job categories, creating the most comprehensive insight into online job trends. Continue reading

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New muzak model is music to the ears of British retailers

English: Stratford Shopping Centre.

EngIish shopping centre in Stratford

Licence-free background music service MusicStream claims millions in saving for retailers

By ECM Plus Staff

ECM Plus +++ MusicStream, a royalty-free music operator has just launches a new service which boasts to be an exclusively rights-free digital background music service.

According to the company, the music and management control features have been designed specifically for retail, leisure and hospitality business use. Continue reading

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EFF proffers free guidance tips on good cellphone data management

Camera Phone Dump

A picture's worth a thousand words. Image: Rob Boudon

 

ECM Plus +++ The Electronic Frontier Foundation has just published a most interesting document on its web site called “Cell phone guide for Wall St protestors and Everyone Else’, which details guidelines to cellular phone users out and about on good governance of their handset’s valuable, personal data when out and about on the streets, with some useful tips on what to do and how to manage the data in cell phones and how to make sure the data is protected and backed up. Continue reading

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Open source content vendor goes mobile

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Open source content vendor goes mobile

Alfresco taps freebie apps for corporatist workers on the move

By ECM Plus

ECM Plus +++ Open source software vendor Alfresco has just taken the wraps off its latest product dubbed ‘Mobile’, iOS apps for iPads and iPhones.

Alfresco said its iOS apps offer corporate users direct access to their business content whilst out on the hoof. Continue reading

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Canuck citzens’ journalism CMS goes mobile

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Citizen's journalism on the move

Filemobile launches citizen journalism functionality into Media Factory

BY PAUL QUIGLEY

ECM Plus +++ Canadian software vendor Filemobile has just debuted a series of producer-friendly features to its user-generated content management platform Media Factory 3.0.

According to Filemobile, the new citizen journalism features are designed to streamline workflow, navigation and management. The new enhancements offer integration with automated broadcast systems, enabling upload and broadcast of user-generated content from any digital format. Continue reading

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FEATURE: Remote workers and document management

Virtual Private Network site to site and from ...

A virtual private network topology

80 percent of business information resides in documents. Today, the Internet has made it possible to access information from coffee shops and airports anywhere in the world.

By Jon Clark

Access to documents remains a barrier to many remote workers and travelers who rely on people in the office to retrieve files from file cabinets and fax or email those documents. Continue reading

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Filed under Business Rules, Document archiving & retrieval, Document asset management, Document Management, Features, Intranets & Portals, Mobile Apps, Mobile communication, Mobile Content

BRITISH RIOTS: Blackberry content co-ordinates blitzkrieg strikes

BlackBerry Bold 9000 connected to T-Mobile USA...

RIM's Blackberry service under the microscope again

BREAKING NEWS: Encrypted Blackberry devices masterminding orchestrated strikes around the nation

BY ROBERT NEWKET

ECM Plus +++ The ongoing riots and civil unrest escalating across Britain is being orchestrated by a sophisticated, encrypted messaging system, according to reports.

Neither Twitter nor Facebook social media networks are understood to have been used to organise the civil unrest and rioting raging across the country.

And, unlike in the Arab Spring rallies and protests around the Middle East over recent months, where Twitter in particular was cited as being a main part of the organisation of the pro-democracy movements, the British riots are using content distributed via the Messenger service on Research in Motion’s Blackberry handheld mobile communicators. Continue reading

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Digital rights guide to protect computers and mobile devices published

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Digital rights take centre stage in new publication

New ‘Know Your Digital Rights’ guide to constitutional liberties

By ELECTRONIC FRONTIER FOUNDATION

EFF +++ The Electronic Frontier Foundation has answers to these questions in our new “Know Your Digital Rights” guide, including easy-to-understand tips on interacting with police officers and other law enforcement officials.

“With smart phones, tablet computers, and laptops, we carry around with us an unprecedented amount of sensitive personal information,” said EFF Staff Attorney Hanni Fakhoury. “That smart phone in your pocket right now could contain email from your doctor or your kid’s teacher, not to mention detailed contact information for all of your friends and family members. Your laptop probably holds even more data — your Internet browsing history, family photo albums, and maybe even things like an electronic copy of your taxes or your employment agreement. This is sensitive data that’s worth protecting from prying eyes.” Continue reading

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German software behemoth takes Britain’s Metismo in mobile move

Artist Interpretation of GPS satellite, image ...

New apps include GPS capabilities

New mobile BPM platform to expand apps into GPS, video, audio and mobile office

By ECM Plus staff

ECM Plus +++ Berlin-based Software AG has just acquired the British company Metismo Ltd,  a firm which sells mobile apps.

According to the company, Metismo’s expertise lies in mobile devices such as GPS, audio and video can be integrated into organisational business applications. Continue reading

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Software AG acquires Terracotta in Java cloud move

Monument of Hermann in Teutoburg Forest, Germany

German company takes control of foreign firm to acquire cloud and memory assets

In-memory and cloud to enable high-performance Java applications for cloud services

By ECM Plus staff

ECM Plus +++ /Frankfurt, Germany/ +++ The German software firm Software AG has just acquired Silicon Valley innovator Terracotta’s portfolio of products and services which the German firm said will form the foundation of its new in-memory and cloud offerings.

According to Frankfurt-Germany-based Software AG, the combined portfolio will increase revenue with existing customers and expand opportunities with new enterprise customers.

The German software giant added that it would also gain access to Terracotta’s large open source community.

The firm also stated that the acquisition would also enable it to offercloud and to increase performance and scalability of its business process platform.

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RFID hacked: TV station finds chips are toast

RFID chip pulled from new credit card

RFID chip pulled from a credit card

Television group reveals serious security flaws with RFID-equipped credit and debit cards

By ECM Plus staff

ECM Plus +++ A consumer television report into the insecurity of radio frequency ID – or so-called ‘RFID’ -equipped credit and debit card chips has shocked the security industry.

One vendor, SecurEnvoy said the apparent ease with which RFID has been hacked to create a `magic wand’. With the ability for anyone to effectively read RFID cards at a distance clearly demonstrates that RFID is no longers fit for purpose, observers say. Continue reading

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European Council warns on increased risks from cordless, mobile and wireless devices

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EMF: The long-term risks to health are still unknown

Kids at particular risk from cordless, mobile phones nand wireless Wi-Fi radiation effects

By ECM Plus staff

ECM Plus +++ In the wake recent heightening concerns over the health risks associated with new airport MMW backscatter radiations in full-body scanners being installed inside many major airports, – especially the longer-term risks to DNA and the human lymphatic system of the skin-deep penetrating backscatter radiation – new concerns are now emerging over the other serious health risks to people who live and work close to cordless, mobile and wireless Wi-Fi devices in homes and offices, especially the effects on young children whose DNA and cellular activity is still in a rapid growth phase.  Continue reading

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Mobile: the real deal for web content vendors?

Hand Holding a Mobile Phone

Hands-on: mobile calling for web content vendors via HTML5?

Web content management vendors are making only halting moves towards mobile-enabling applications

By ECM Plus staff

ECM Plus +++ Web content management vendors need to apply significant resources to mobile services over the next year, according to The Real Story Group.

In new research by their analysts, it states that many Web CMS tools can generate outputs for different mobile formats, often via functionality that renders alternate templates for different devices. Continue reading

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Radio killed the video star? NAB moves to embed FM into mobiles

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FM-radio revival to move mobile content into radio age

Campaign promoting Frequency Modulation band radio-enabled wireless handsets demanding lawmakers halt supporting for Creativity and Innovation resolution

By ECM Plus staff

ECM Plus +++ U.S. National Association of Broadcasters has just launched a bold new campaign targeted at embedding FM radio into mobile devices.

NAB said the rationale was to provide local news, entertainment as well as emergency information content to information. Continue reading

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Ipad arrives for mobile cloud content

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Ipad arrives for mobile cloud content

Latest version of cloud-based Enterprise Content Management platform enhances mobile-worker capabilities with iPad

By PAUL QUIGLEY

ECM Plus +++ SpringCM has just released the latest version of its cloud enterprise content management platform. The new release features new dynamic case management, enhanced team productivity and dashboarding for key business processes.

According to the company, this new version boasts mobile support for iPad that not only uses a so-called ‘intuitive-gesture interface’, but also has cloud capabilities such as full-text search of content repositories. Continue reading

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4G speed freaks peak at 130 Mbps in Malaysia

P1 logo

Malaysian broadband Packet One shows 4G speed peaks with WiMAX and LTE

By PAUL QUIGLEY

ECM Plus +++ Malaysian 4G broadband company Packet One has just released figures from technical trials that have shown that people in Malaysia can now look forward to some very speedy connections on their wireless broadband speeds of a staggering trunk-like data rates of 130 megabits per second, the comoany claims.

By a combination of WiMAX and LTE TDD (Long Term Evolution – Time Division Duplex), P1′s proud CEO Michael Lai boasted: “The proliferation of rich media applications namely video streaming, online gaming and online social-networking are driving consumers desire for greater bandwidth and faster speed. Not only that, high definition, larger display, WiFi TV and soon-to-come 3D small screens are also driving consumer demand whether at home or away.” Continue reading

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NAB SHOW: TV content session tackles mainstream media miasma


NAB Show Floor

NAB Show in Las Vegas

Session to examine distribution of TV content across new platforms

By PAUL QUIGLEY

ECM Plus +++ This year’s NAB Show is to take on the challenging issues of the day in mass media, with a new super session given over to what it calls the ‘Connected TV’, which is set to feature industry pundits opining on their take on a ‘new Internet’ and the video devices that are impacting the maisntream media’s television fate.

2011′s  NAB Show promises quite a paradigm shift for content creators with the debut of a the Super Session examining the new ways in which content is delivered to people and the ramifications such developments have on the mainstream media TV’s future.  Continue reading

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FEATURE: Mobile capture – pushing the boundaries

ABBYY's Dave Evans

Mobile has been a significant growth area in communications for a long while, and the rapid shift towards mobility can be seen globally. According to Canalys, just under 300 million smartphones were sold worldwide in 2010, which is 80% more than in 2009. As the way we use our devices evolves, the importance of application mobility expands and now permeates a much broader range of industries.

By DAVE EVANS

Mobile phones have become ‘smart’ – they have morphed gradually into the ultimate digital toolkit and personal assistant with an ever more extensive array of functions. From a device designed purely for taking calls, we now rely on smartphones as our primary communication tool, for everything from business communications on the go, through mobile banking, to social networking. This opens doors for different types of businesses to take advantage of the mobility phenomenon. Mobile capture is one of the technologies widening our horizons, delivering tangible benefits to businesses. It unlocks innovative new functions for devices, connecting them with enterprise data management systems for advanced document management. Continue reading

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Filed under Business process automation (BPA), Document archiving & retrieval, Document Automation, Document Management, Document scanning & imaging, Features, Mobile Apps, Mobile communication, Mobile Content

OBITER DICTA: Will search blow hards blow it in billion dollar buy-up?

News emanating from the FT that search engine software firm Google is in the throes of snapping up some US$900 million worth of paper, the value put on a pile of intellectual property and patents in the rusty filing cabinets of moribund mobile telecom vendor Nortel is a big surprise indeed.

Surprise? Indeed. Nortel was never renowned for its pioneering smartphones, more for its base stations and other infrastructure hardware. Continue reading

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Mobile movie content downloads to reach 18 billion by 2015

Mobile date on the rise, again...

Mobile devices to generate data traffic equivalent to 18 billion movie downloads by 2015

By PAUL QUIGLEY

ECM Plus +++ Pressure on mobile phone networks, however, will begin to ease as 63 percent of traffic, nearly 9,000 petabytes, moves across to wi-Fi and femtocell networks, the report said.  Continue reading

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