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

technology

downgrade beta

…it’s quite easy to join a public beta, a lot of chinese vendor develop there software while customer already using it – for ios and android it is possible to get a sneak look into new features or test changes behaviour in your enterprise environment before public rollout

join beta at

top 3 features of upcoming mobile os

ios 13 “yukon” android q “quinoa/quiche”
split view more granular location control
multi-user ipad undo app removal
dark mode dark mode

but when it comes to downgrade from a current beta, android raise the bar

ios can easiely opt out of beta, but to download grade you finally need to restore your entire device locally with itunes

apple

apple adds more barriers to increase security

as far fas know from this ios 12.2 beta, there are several improvement/changes, at least in regards to the users security

enroll here: beta.apple.com


ssl security

not just since edward snowden, chelsea manning and other leaked infromation – your data matters – apple adds the noticable change in safari when browsing at webages that a not secure

@ios.gadgethacks.com
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read more about ssl strip @wifi security today and attack vectors


profile installation

profile at ios devices mean everything in enterprise, to enroll a private users device in emm system it is nessccary to manually install the ios mdm profile – before ios 12.2 the profile popped up to install – beginning with the new release, after successfully authenticated with emm the ios profile is download, user needs to manually navigate to settings and select to install profile

motion data

the new motion & orientation access stetting is toggled off by default, a webpage is unable to get accelerometer and gyroscope data from the iPhone – test at what web can to today website with iOS 12.2 beta

ios13 should be available in about 4 months

innovation, technology

progressive web apps

progressive web apps (pwa) getting more popular due to their ability to send push notifications – provide offline content and add to homescreen – no need to install pwa, improve functionallity above browsers with less costs compared to apps – load faster than web – enhanced conversion – scroll 60 frames per second

@google developers training

test your browser online, the featureset differs a lot between mobile platform and browser-  compatibility estimated by appswithlove.com

https://whatwebcando.today

2015 a chrome developer coined progressive web app, adopted by apple and even windows 10 joined as well


Some good examples what pwa’s can do and how already using it:

how to deal with acceleated mobile pages (amp) in times of pwa, how to choose between faster loading or offline functionality, it’s possible to combine both like washington post

read more: acceleated mobile pages


in an enterprise perspective it is about how to deploy applications, with mdm it is quite easy to push an app to a device, even silent installation is possible with android enterprise or apple vpp…

…but pwa’s aren’t that apps anymore and there is no api to remote set homescreen icon 

apple, google, innovation, technology

qr code & share wifi

qr code in business it is quite common to use qr code to optimize processes – in private this feature is rarely adopted, but …

arrow read more: enterprise features of android pie

 

qr code

often used to link webpages, promote sales offers or share contacts – different styles, colors or even logos are possible …

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… but it gets complicated if you don’t know how to scan the code, first need to download a qr code reader app – since ios11 apple added the native function to scan qr code with camera app – some android device got a qr code reader pre-installed, other need to download it from app store

 

wifi qr code

enterprise facing other challenges to secure authenticate and trust devices

arrowread more: wifi security today and attack vectors

friends often request to join private wifi – tell the password ? no – enter your 12diget&complex$pezialC4ract3r password ? maybe not

create a qr code of your wifi incl. password, with services like qifi, your friends needs to “simply” scan the code

tested: for ios since ios11 it is working pretty easy, android devices with pre-installed qr code reader need to find the right app, but even my huawei ai powered camera is unable to recognize the qr code

update: since ios12 it is possible to add qr code scanner to control center to access from lockscreen and qr codes  highlighted in camera while scanning

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ios share wifi

even since ios11 apple added a feature to share wifi password between two ios devices, unless you have an ios device, the are some requirements to be meet

  • both ios devices need ios11 or newer installed
  • both ios devices need wifi and bluetooth enabled
  • your ios device must be actively connected to the wifi that the other device wants to join
  • both ios devices need physical proximity to each other
  • you must have each other in contacts list

 

be aware

  1. that trusted devices are inside your network, may access your private services (sonos) or unsecured storages (nas) – better setup a separate guest wifi, with just access to the internet
  2. shared passwords synced to google backup or icloud backupScreenshot_20180909-120209
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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