apple

iOS VPNonDemand gets “inactive”

recently we noticed VPN wasn’t working, could be the disabled connect on demand option – nope – the entire VPN configuration was inactive?!

a bit history: apple introduced VPN on demand (VPoD) still in iOS 5, it’s required setup certificate authentication – at first it was just possible to define single domains, over the years it advanced to ignore, evaluate or disconnect for certain domains – along with iOS 7 apple intoduced Per-app VPN to connect specific apps – since iOS13 it is even possible to tunnel just mail/calandar/contacts domains

noticed that this just happed for VPoD configuration, even if a single domain overlap in OnDemand rule, always the last pushed VPN configuration is active

even though all other obsete profiles are remove, the VPN config stays in it’s current state, even if it’s the last remaining configuration

you either manually enable the desired config or repush the config via MDM to remote enable

google

you know chrome’s offline easteregg and how to play online

you notice it when sites doesn’t load or videos can’t played… not at Firefox or IE

google added in 2014 a little endless runner to chrome browser, the developer wrote about the idea – when your trying to load something and the connection suddenly stops – simply tab the screen or hit the spacebar – jump over the cactus/cacti the speed raises with game progress

  • at your desktop just hit chrome://dino to play the game even when your online

let the games begin


technology

switch android phone and (easily) reconnect your wear smartwatch

largely relegated to checking notifications, counting steps, and maybe measuring your heart rate from time to time

in Q3 2019 the wearable band shipments grew 65% and propably below some christmas trees

beginning 2020, one-in-five americans use a smart watch or fitness tracker, according to a Pew Research


apple released in 2019 it’s watch series 5 with built-in compass and Emergency SOS application on cellular models

google smartwatches, running wear os, without an update since rename in 2018 – need oem vender to push the mobile os – xiaomi succeed with low prices to the global leader with 27% share – huawei reached annual growth largest wearable growth of 243% – fitbit recently sold to google


what’s embarrassing with wear os is the switch to a new android device, there is no guide to reconnect, you had to erase the watch and reconfigure – some apps on your mobile device offer the option to install as extention onto the watch, but all other needs to be installed manually one by one

but the is a clever guide to use the developer option to reconnect to a new device, without the need of resetting

simply enable usb debugging, disable blueooth, connect your wearable to android studio/adb tos, execute to following

  • adb devices
  • adb shell “pm clear com.google.android.gms && reboot”
  • adb shell “am start -a android,bluetooth.adapter.action.REQUEST_DISCOVERABLE”

detailed guide at xda-developers

innovation

android drop – upcoming simple filesharing | added fast share

since google dropped it’s “beam” feature in android q – Xiaomi, OPPO, and Vivo founded an “Peer-to-Peer Transmission Alliance” to ease P2P file exchange between mobile devices

but google was working on it’s own Fast Share, now renamed to Nearby Sharing will be available with future Google Play Service Update, xdadevelopers video below

… and there is even no buildin solution to share notes in android, on the other hand how easy it could be for iOS or even Windows

share everywhere – cloud clipboard and others handle your content

finally announced that their cross-device file transfer solution will launch in february – any file and protocol even folder should supported – interessting solution of chisnese company’s since google is not available in China – we’ll hope other vendor will join the gain this a real universal solution

source: prnewswire

microsoft

mobile office apps – all for one

while microsoft has had it’s separate versions of word, excel, and powerpoint available for iOS & android, the new Office app combine all of them into a single app – combine functionality – reduce filesize in total – o365 provide powerfull graph api to integrate into enterprise deployments

and for sure a new icon, like egde and other apps > read about the all new edge browser with chromium

how to get the new Office app, for android register here or dirctly download here

but iOS testflight beta already full


refer to screens and short demo video below

general

stay private and prevent of spam with these simple services

you have to signin for every service online, with 10minutemail.com you don’t need to provide your own/private mail account, it creates a valid random account for about (for sure) 10 minutes, the provider explains

sign up for a site which requires that you provide an e-mail address to send a validation e-mail to. And maybe you don’t want to give up your real e-mail address

check out https://10minutemail.com

as same as for mail it is also available for sms, your don’t have to provide your personal phone number, e.g. send any verification code to one of the free available numbers

try it: https://www.receive-sms-online.info/

general

share everywhere – cloud clipboard and others handle your content

working with different devices and handling with content could be quite tricky – use the cloud-based clipboard to copy and paste images and text across devices

windows

in it’s may 2019 update, select start  > settings  > system  > clipboard , and then use the toggles to turn on both clipboard history and sync across devices. you can also press the windows logo key +V as a shortcut to easily access your clipboard – what’s also new in current windows update

to share just websites you could use continue on PC from mobile devices

apple

use Universal Clipboard with any Mac, iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch – read requirements here – sign in with your apple id, enable bluetooth, enable wifi and enabele handoff – copy the text, image, or other content content – is automatically added to the clipboard of your other nearby device

android

google’s device doen’t offer any buildin feature like cloud clipboard – between android you could use blueooth or ncf to share data

other android oem implent it’s own technology, like Huawei Share as an immediate file transfer tool just between Huawei mobiles, using bluetooth connection and wifi direct technology

on Samsung Galaxy phone utilize Direct share feature as a pipeline for instantly sharing photos, videos, and more

mixed

to share data between difference devices and vendors it’s quite tricky, the way touse to any of the following 3rd party services like OneNote, Google Keep or Pushbullet – additionally your able to enrich your content that copied with style and format

fortunately, there several option and a lot more apps available for android or in chrome webstore – but with all of it’s possiblity …

keep security and trust of your data in mind