general, technology

mirroring, casting, streaming, etc.

let’s check the main differences, possiblities, describe examples and how business utilize mirroring, select term:

streaming – casting – mirroring – miracastairplaychromecastamazondlnamirrorsharesamsung – clicksharechromecastappletv


streaming

is the technology to get to your data, data needs to be transfered and could directly viewed while transfering, other that simply copy and paste between to places

casting

the content from internet (netflix) goes direct to your tv, optional initiat the connection from your smartphone, you could leave the network without interrupting the stream

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mirroring

to display the exact same content at another display, in fact if you leave the wifi the transmissing is broken

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miracast

despite from it’s name, miracast is also a screen-mirroring protocol @wikipedia, miracast is vendor independant, integrated in tv or seperate hdmi stick, even windows10 device could mirrored

airplay

is a streaming protocol between apple devices, your able to stream music but also mirror your device screen to an apple tv, other remote controller could “learned” to control apple tv, offer access to apple’s appstore

streaming_appletv

update: simulate airplay to stream from ios devices to android tv with airreceiver app



chromecast

google offers a lot streaming devices with this name, integrated in every android device, it’s the largest framework, more smart with integration of speakers, similar setup with amazon’s alexa possible, integrated in many apps to watch live tv, stream from you synology nas and for sure in every google app, example in medialibary below

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arrow read also: how to configure your synology nas

amazon
offer it’s own devices (fire tv stick) to display it’s own contect (amazon music, prime video), but current device doesn’t support miracast anymore, amazon’s fling as chromecast pendant discontinued, see some fire tv app screens attached below, but with android apps quite powerful to customize

 

dlna
alliance founded by ease sharing digtal media, handling often not that userfriendly, local app render content to be displayed at a supported dlna device (tv) e.g. allcast app, not mirroring supported

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mirrorshare
huawei’s native feature to mirror your device to a connected tv, but mirrorshare support miracast, for chromecast you need to install dedicated google home app

samsung

also samsung got it’s own sharing option – allshare, now called smartview to easily share between samsung camera, samsung laptop, samsung phones, samsung tabs, samsung …

 


business …

…even more got the challange to guarantee the usability and  functionallity

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clickshare

is an enterprise solution, stable and expensive, needs to be connected to the device, multiple device can mirror to a tv

chromecast

do not support wpn2 enterprise, no device management possiblities, perfect for private use – no enterprise grade

appletv

enrolled with apple’s device enrol lment program, managed with an emm system, connected to 802.1x wifi networks and restricted with buildin policies, perfect for enterprise with apple devices


general, innovation

better veil mit privacy

veil is a system to make private browsing more private – wang, an mit graduate student, said:

…the fundamental problem is that [the browser] collects this information, and then the browser does its best effort to fix it. But at the end of the day, no matter what the browser’s best effort is, it still collects it…

it doesn’t require any modification on the browser, because it doesn’t rely on browsers – a compiler can create a veil version of a site

mitveil was presented at the network and distributed systems security symposium or read at mit news  

general

offline is the new online

in times like always connected, it could happen – no connection – no fear, here are apps with offline functionality to bridge with

google_mapsgoogle maps – download areas and maps offline, others maps.me, here

 

spotifyspotify – offline music in flight mode, required premium subscription

 

amazon_kindleamazon kindle – ebooks pay it, download it, read it offline

 

podcastspocket casts – hundreds of thousands of podcasts offline

 

feedmefeedme – rss reader app, get all your news offline

 

onenote

one note – notes offline and synced online

 

lastpass

lastpass – password store and manager with offline functionality

 

tripadvisor tripadvisor – travelling offline, hotels, flights or city guides

 

pocket

pocket – import articles to read it later – offline

 

Continue reading “offline is the new online”

general, technology

got leaked?

are you really sure that your account is/was not compromised – hasso plattner institute analysed over 5 billion leaked user accounts – your able to check if it’s listed in at least one stolen or unlawful published identity leak

they further analyse password qualityastonishing how easy password are still in 2018

password quality

need an extra layer of security ? use multi factory authentication, two factor authentication, 2fa, two step verification or fta – additionally to username and password are further method is requested to successfully authenticate like

  • software token
  • hardware token
  • sms token
  • google authenticatorandroid | ios
  • microsoft authenticatorandroid | ios

a lot of services currently offer this security, you just need to enable it

gotleaked3e.g. fedex exposed thousands customer records on a password-less server, companys should care about your data as well, especially for european citizen because of gdpr

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then and now

smartphones changed the way we live, work and communicate, but not everything changed …

then
then

this survey gives a detailed inside about the usage of smartphone, feelings around mobile devices and the impact in surprising ways, read it here

thenandnow

many of us spend more than three hours a day on our phones

controversal – there is a unwritten etiquette guide of rules when not to use smartphone

never the less – working with mobile devices increase productivity while an emm system maintain the required security, some examples of thousands are:

lidl  claas   va

apple, general, innovation

touch @macos

apple introduced the “all news” touch bar in 2017 for macbook pro, but what most mac users missing is a touchscreen – the addon airbar, extra hardware attached to the screen, looks unbeautiful

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every smartpsmartsmaand a lot other notebook own a touchdisplayt, so what to do if you don’t want to run or carry separate device – vitualize it – get the comfort of 2 devices in one and have to ability to use your touchscreen on macos

psp-mini-hero-configurator-icon_2xadditionally some features and software are just available to macos, like apple configurator, xcode or imovie – guides how to use apple configurator are recorded and online at madereal youtube channel

not allowed to run macos on other then apple hardware, but inside are also intel chips, thats why it is possible to run it on windows – see also “hackintosh”

a fews steps are necessary to host macos in vmware running on windows…

  1. download – vmware player, macos iso or vmware and unlocker
  2. intel vt-x & amd virtualization – enable in bios and vmware settings
  3. vmware player – install software, but do not launch
  4. vmware unlocker  – execute win-install.cmd and “run as administrator.”
  5. macos iso – mount in vmware player and launch

…now your ready to use the macos features right at your finger tips

macos_with_touchscreen4.pngOther more detailed guides at @techsviewer and @tactig – virtualbox is also possible

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apple, general, google, innovation

preconfigure outlook

with it’s current release of microsoft outlook app for ios and android it is possible to preconfigure via enterprise mobility suite @microsoft

following values are suppoted for android, a step further for android enterprise to get rid of the “almost”

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for ios refer to apple’s managed app configuration and it’s key value pairs

within windows10 there are some possiblities to preconfigure an email profile in outlook, even via emm

arrow read more: outlook supporting oauth, ios12 added exchange payload

other mircosoft office apps don’t support these functionality – graph api is the approach, any vendor can integrate with intune to use it as middleware to manage office apps – a powerful api with the intelligence in microsoft’s hands

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general, google, technology

android (almost) enterprise

…launched in 2015, renamed in 2017 from android for work and now it’s time for enterprises to adopt android’s modern device management

androidenterprise2.pngapproach of google to manage devices, regardless of any vendor, to better integrate android in enterprise

device admin api’s started deprecating some features, emm system unable to reset device passcode for android 7.0 devices, google will deprecate further in android “p” release in 2018 and stop working with major release of android in 2019

not yet – tested a lot of android’s feature to get a markable footprint in enterprise, realized use cases to bring value for customers but unfortunately android enterprise can’t replace device admin, that’s why…

enrollment – apple’s devices can centralized ordered, prepared and assigned to an emm system via dep (device enrollment program) – google’s pendant zero touch enrollment is currently just available for android 8.1 and pixel devices – samsung got it’s own knox mobile enrollment (kme) which depends on the installed knox version and is for sure just available for samsung devices – a fully managed samsung device via android device owner needs at least knox version 2.8, otherwise you need to prepare all devices locally via qrcode or nfc

certificate authentication is a basic requirement for a secure enterprise deployment, with am emm you’re able to enroll client certificates and distribute via android enterprise to mobile devices – but with current emm tools it’s further possible to achieve a seamless authentication with kerberos constrained delegation, the continuous synchronisation is provided even a user change his password

vpn started a full device tunnel for windows notebooks, beginning with ios is was possible to configure dynamic vpn based on domain rules, even vpn connection can secure a single app, with android enterprise it is possible to setup the vpn just for work content – was missing? a simple “on demand” could stop draining battery life from “always on” vpn or prohibit mistakes if forgot to “manually” enable it

reliability – inconsistent experience noticed – depending of build version, huawei ignore that device passcode is already set – lenovo yoga missing android enterprise enrollment capability – when sending a (private) picture via (secure) mail, login to work container, attachment lost in mail – honor device completly ignore passcode policy for work container – convert phone number to link in gmail is just working sometimes @theverge 

use cases could realized with android enterprise, e.g. silent app and unattended certificate installation is possible for non-samsung devices could , comparing to device admin, but there’s space for improvement…

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general

ai to secure appstore

google created a news technique to prevent “bad” apps to be published via play store @engadget

the company took down over 700,000 apps that violated play stores policies last year (a 70 percent increase over 2016)

 

google_play_protect

google play protect is already a service to protect android, it is built into every device with google play

apple user are save as well, if they use the apple appstore, there are also just scanned apps approved

google‘s last years app store growth or enterprise protection services @appstore recap

general, innovation

wine

wine enables linux, mac, freebsd, solaris and android users to run windows applications – “wine is not an emulator” – instead of simulating windows it translates windows api calls on-the-fly – wine is free software under constant development – codeweaver sells a supported version as crossover – commented from wine:

this brings us to the chicken and egg issue of linux on the desktop. until linux can provide equivalents for the above applications, its market share on the desktop will stagnate. But until the market share of linux on the desktop rises, no vendor will develop applications for linux. how does one break this vicious circle?

… wine is an answer, they released wine3.0 with is higlights @winehq

  • direct3d 10 and 11 support.
  • direct3d command stream.
  • android graphics driver
  • improved directwrite and direct2D support

update: domino10 is out – finally the administrator und designer able to rum natively on mac

cheers

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general

google knows

“google knows everything” – bots basically crawl the internet to fill a database, it’s about content, statistics, locations and people’s gender, age, a lot more …

websites use google analytics to optimize their page – ip, browser, os, etc. is reported to google, no personal information transfered, but with this characteristics a template could created – example: when login a forum, specialized to financial advices, you could get extra credit offers or you searched for tenancy law, new flat offerings aren’t displayed – technical feature like ip masking are as save as google take care about their responsibility

… they have the almost ability to predict the future, like:

larry page google founder, alphabet ceo, mentioned “we are no longer living in a mobile-first world, we are in a mobile-only world.” – mobile changed already from second to first screen in web usage

sundar pichaigoogle ceo, said ai is “one of the most important things that humanity is working on. It’s more profound than, I don’t know, electricity or fire,” – ai (artifical intelligence) already found a way in today’s smartphones, it is the biggest tech trend of 2018

about your privacy in google hands – you can have a look what google knows about you at history.google.com/history or display saved passwords facebook also knows o.O

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ehealth

after almost any other industry already adopted enterprise mobilty to close the gap of information to improve productivity and optimize efficiency

health sector has a huge change to gain advantage of enterprise mobility, secure communication and exchange of information – imagine that a hospital can access patient data even when he’s still in ambulance – could you believe that forms are still to filled in on paper

to force this improvement and to ensure privacy the general conditions are written down in law, additionally each personal data needs to be compliant to gdpr (dsgvo) from may 2018

novaalert10use case – with novalink it is possible to preplace pager devices with intelligent smartphones, doctor’s get the information where and what kind of emergency direct at the display, even it could located with bluetooth beacons, with samsung xcover devices you get a complete solution with thread alarm if attacked by someone

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ehealth @germany @switzerland

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under-glass fingerprint

update3.0: vivo and huawei phones use optical technology to scan the fingerprint through the display, samsung presented a prototype of the company’s ultrasonic fingerprint reader

update2.0: samsung’s s10 should get in screen fingerprint reader, like vivo and at the same time iphone like face recognition

update: samsung’s s9 still not provided in-screen fingerprint reader, vivo updated with dual fingerprint scanner

since samsung had to replace the 2. camera to place with the fingerprint sensor, because couldn’t provide under-glass fingerprint in S8 – vivo is the first company to reveal this feature, while S9 will launch in about one month

more @ androidauthority – see this detailed hands-on of 9to5google @ youtube

general

apple’s lisa

computer historic museum announced that the source code for the operating system “lisa”, was release in 1983 and flopped on the market, it is a milestone in apple’s and jobs history, afterwards he left apple and founded next computer, that was later acquired by apple to bring Steve back ,apple currently reviews the code, stay tuned…

more @ gizmodo

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…we may see it again like this concept of antonio de rosa