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

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apple services from non apple devices

apple provide it’s appstore for all apple devices, but from webbrowser or windows devices it’s hard to browse apple services

you can use the ios appstore search from the folling webservices that utilize apple api – search for app’s and bungle id’s – https://theappstore.org or https://fnd.io


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also apple music is designed to be used from app for ios and even android, this webservice offers capabilitys direct from the web – https://musi.sh



while icould.com is a well designed service to work from every webbrowser, from mobile it’s not supported, you may have to switch to desktop mode



think different

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 …

smartcast

vizio updated it’s tv’s with smartcast 3.0, able to stream from any mobile device, native ios support with airplay 2.0, no additional device or dongle needed @blog.vizio


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


apple, google, technology

right at your thumb

touch has become the main input method, time to think about the best way to utilize it

it’s usually a mistake for the app to take over the decision-making

mobile os vendor successfully implemented ui guidelines – consistent app handling while implementing familiar standards – apple provide tip about do’s and don’ts – to offer great opportunities for engaging apps – apple’s human interface guidelinesgoogle’s material design guidelines

android guide to provide navigation up the hierachy, to parent and ancestor screens – develeopter have to, because some devices don’t have a “home button” anymore
arrow read more about android tips and tricks @madereal

some pattern are universal – a design solution that has proven to work more than once – androidpatterns

leveraging device capabilities vs. mobile first

Tablet thumb zone

all those ui descisions rely on finder friendly design – rule of thumb – larger the screen, the harder it is to take in the whole thing at a glance – responsive design is neccessary to fit all needs – new rule: every desktop design has to go finger-friedly

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gorilla armssteve jobs said – “ergonomically terrible” – “touch surfaces don’t want to be vertical” – but it works, use touch at notebooks in trains, for presentation or layed back at a sofa
arrow read more about how to use touch at macos @madereal

Touch mode hand icon

every desktop ui should be designed for touch now -even microsoft’s office optimize for use with touch – but still optimized not developed

get focus on maximizing usablity

apple, innovation, technology

defer ios updates

ios12 was announced and demonstrated at wwdc, beta started at june 19th and public beta followed at june 25th

since ios 11.3 it is possible to surpress ios update on managed devices – cause you want to test new releases in your infrastructure – ensure that all of your productivity apps running fine with the new version

it is mandatory that those devcies are supervised, setup with apple device enrollment program or enabled with apple configurator

appleconfigurator

with current emm vendor it is possible to simply enable/disable this value – otherwise configure a profile in apple configurator, either send it via mail or upload to enterprise mobility management suite and deploy remote

 

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if your device running ios version below ios 11.3 your able to configure global http proxy – with *.pac file your able to redirect apple update url

proxypac

mobile devices fit enterprise needs

technology

everything you need to know about malware and how to protect

 

rootkit, control your device and get your data – mining-software, steal your power to mine crypto currency – trojan, install other malware, to send spam from your device or steal information like passwords

 

only 14% of businesses have implemented even the most basic cybersecurity practices

 

 

the signs are clear that mobile threats can no longer be ignored

 

 

a combination of vulnerability management, anomaly detection, behavioral profiling, intrusion prevention and transport security technologies to protect mobile devices and applications from advanced threats

 

 

apple, technology

dual-sim

travelling between two countries or managing dual persona at the same device

in enterpise those solutions are quote interesting, provide full flexibility with just one device

  • Android support DUAL-SIM/MULTIPLE SIM cards in API since ANDROID 5.1
  • Samsung KNOX support Enterprise billing on dual SIM devices

  • first dual-sim phone was the benefon twin in 2000, sim card needs to be selected at phone launch
  • 2003 dual-adapter became popular, but it was still not possible to use both at the same time
  • several chinese device spotted beginning 2006, samsung’s first dual-sim device d880 was released in 2007
  • 2012 Nokia released a cheap nokia 101
  • beginning 2014 microsoft provied dual-sim devices 530 and 630

read more: huawei’s flagship devices with dual sim

  • update: 12.09.2018 apple released iPhone XR, XS and XS Max , all got dual-SIM capabilities, one will be a physical SIM card and the other an eSIM (embedded SIM), a chinese only device will hold two physical cards
  • hopefully those solutions are from the past

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