technology

websessions with custom background

in times of corona in homeoffice and a lot of websessions it’s a nice feature to hide your background or change carpet color

teams

offer “background effects” to insert custom image to live video, at windows add your custom image here

%APPDATA%\Microsoft\Teams\Backgrounds\Uploads

zoom

called as virtual backgrounds it is also possible to hide real background, for multiple os and even with custom files


webex

called as video background it is for suce possible to add custom background, since a few days also for iOS devices


… and many many more

technology

gather ios device logs on the fly without a mac

it usually requires a mac with configurator installed to gather iOS device logs while troubleshooting an issue, there a some alternatives around…

#1 virtualize macOS

… and use apple’s configurator on windows, read more how to establish this below

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 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… Continue reading touch @macos

#2 itools

as an alternative software for iTunes, it it further able to access device logs and is supported at windows & macOS for the following devices

iPhone X, iPhone 8,iPhone 5, iPhone 6, iPhone SE, iPhone 7,iPhone 5C,iPhone 5S, iPhone 6S,iPhone 6 plus, iPhone 6S plus, iPhone 7 Plus, iPod touch, iPad 4,iPad Mini 4, iPad Mini 3 and iPad Mini 2,iPad Pro (9.7 , 12.9 inch),iPad Air and iPad Air 2


#3 buildin analystics

even directly from the device it self it’s possible to gather debug information, with this workaround

  • enable AssistiveTouch
  • select analytics
  • press virtual Homebutton
  • reproduce the issue/crash
  • upload logs
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

apple, technology

iOS13 just released, but already updated

…with some interesting festures:

  • share ETA in maps
  • dynamic wallpapers
  • icon of volume slide

even for enterprise mobility there is some interesing festure, with iOS13.1 it’s possible to silently update an App, it will close, update and continue in kiosk/single app-mode.

more about apple developer beta at beta.apple.com

or read about how to downgrade beta

https://madereal.blog/2019/03/19/downgrade-beta/
technology

iOS security framework like a swiss cheese

apple did a quite good job with the restrction of openin function between managed and unmanaged apps, and advanced it’s separation within it’s native mail and even contacts app

  • allow open documents from unmanaged apps to managed apps
  • allowUnmanagedToRead ManagedContacts

read more >>

manged_contacts

but

there are still leaks in the security framework to get around enterprise restrictions, further details below


openin

apps and even accounts are separated in managed/unmanaged, via enterprise deployed exchange configuration could blocked to move/forward messages to other email accounts within the native apple mail app – the separation between private/business accounts highlighted in colors red/blue through managed domain configuration and also apply to safari domains, downloaded files from managed web domains could only be shared with managed mail accounts, 3rd party apps could implement app configuration to disable copy/paste, sounds perfekt so far,
…but it is still possible to copy/paste business data to private

quick look

an opened document in nativ viewer also respect to managed/unmanaged restriction…
…but when open the file in quick look, you able to send the file in any account without restriction

pictures

it is possible to save media to gallery, for sure it is possible to perform a screenshot but is a bit more tricky

lockscreen

via enterprise registered bringyourowndevices could display sensitive information without the need to enter device credentials at the lockscreen, a mangement system could block the information for devices registered

  • allowLockScreenNotificationsView
  • allowLockScreenTodayView

… but this would impact also the notification for private apps

keyboard

furhtermore for byod it is hard to maintain security without restricting private use, users could use custom keyboard with potential embedded keylogger, iOS developer could add a code below in their project’s to present default iOS keyboard


stay tuned for iOS13 adding more security features 🔐 and privacy with user enrollment 🔏

technology

maximum exchange partnership exceeded – how to solve

with a lot testing with mobile device, i reached again the maximum number of allowed mobiles devices to sync with exchange environment via active sync

You have 100 device partnerships out of the maximum allowed 100 partnerships. After you reach the maximum, you can’t create additional partnerships until you delete existing ones from your account. To do this, sign in to Outlook Web App, click Options > Phone > Mobile Devices, and delete any unused partnerships.

when logged in via webmail it is possible to remove the paired devices via selfservice, unfortunately it is just possible to remove each device by itself in a not very performant ui

exchange mobile devices

as an admin there a other ways to get around this limitation via powershell

change the limit and increase the number – execute Get-ThrottlingPolicy | Set-ThrottlingPolicy -EASMaxDevices 20

programatically remove paired mobile devices Get-MobileDeviceStatistics -Mailbox "tonysmith" | Format-Table DeviceType, FirstSyncTime, LastSuccessSync, Guid

innovation, technology

… not in june

everyone is promising what to wait for, but not in this article – we’re ahead of big upcoming technology – it’s may 2019, but as mention in the title not in june

Samsung Fold

Samsung already presented one of the first foldable phones, but seam to struggle with the folding mechanics @androidauthority


Huawei OS

Since the ban of Huawei devices, their pushing “plan b”, what is necessary for there announced but not released device Matex and Honor20(Pro) @techradar


iOS13

At WWDC Apple will demonstrate iOS13 with it’s features, like dark mode, but release probably in late summer @macrumors


Blackberry Messenger

the messenging service is about to shutdown and will not available until june @slashgear

apple, google, innovation, microsoft, technology

windows 10 is (still) mobile

by the end of this year microsoft will end the support for windows 10 mobile on december 10 2019, the october release 1709 was the last update back in 2017

since microsoft wasn’t able to get a markable footprint in mobile business, windows phone failed, relaunched a windows 10 mobile .. there are still ways to combine windows 10 and mobile

launcher 10 – android launcher

i was a huge fan of windows 10 mobile and it’s live tile design, but missing enterprise features und apps forced me to look for other opportunities

launcher 10 offers the beloved windows phone design for android smarthphones as seaperate launcher, sort and resize your tiles including a paid feature of live tiles

live tiles are deprecated of microsoft, and microsoft missed to remove all refences, so it’s possible to do a sub domain tack over, the the service is still online http://www.buildmypinnedsite.com/

your phone app companion

every windows 10 embed a feature to connect your ios or android phone to be able to remote use features like sending messages or access media remotely from your device or synchronize file changes between devices

with is current windows 10 insider preview build 18885 (20H1) microsoft added notification for android devices – stop reaching for your phone to check your with features like

  • see incoming phone notifications in real-time
  • view all of your phone notifications in one place
  • customize which notifications you want to receive
  • clear notifications individually or all at once

read more about productivity with a second screen

3rd party services

other apps like airdroid pushbulltet, mightytext and others offer the also the ability to compose and receive messages from desktop , transfer files without a wired connection and for sure receive push notifications directly from device – additionally
possible within your browser, independent from your platfrom os or even device with when using a webservice

apple

if your using an apple device you’d probably own a mac and should use features like
universal clipboard, make calls with your mac, send and receive messages or handoff immediately between devices where your stopped before, everything connected to icloud

use continuity to connect your mac, iphone, ipad, ipod touch, and apple watch