Use The Pareto Principle To Manage Mobile Security More Effectively

The Pareto principle argues (in simplistic terms) that 80 per cent of effects derive from just 20 per cent of causes. The 80:20 rule can be a useful approach to adopt when you’re trying to devise mobile security strategies, especially as bring-your-own-device (BYOD) creates an ever-diversifying stream of devices that need to be controlled.

Even Government Agencies Have BYOD Policies These Days

Government IT is often portrayed as slower to deploy and less flexible than other sectors. Yet as this infographic from BlinkMobile suggests, even in government circles, almost two-thirds of agencies have BYOD policies for mobile phones.

What's The Most Inappropriate Gadget You Use While Walking?

The indomitable rise of portable computing has led to a uniquely 21st century phenomena: people blithely walking into potential mayhem while ogling their gadgets. Most of us are guilty of doing this — especially on smartphones — but on which gadget do you personally draw the line?

Australia's Business Tablet Market Set To Explode In 2013

The use of tablet computers among Australian businesses is set to increase by at least 50 percent in the next 12 months, according to a new survey from market research group Roy Morgan. However, some industries continue to drag their feet.

Is VMware's Future Horizon Filled With Apps?

VMware has officially launched its Horizon Suite, which combines a virtualised workspace designed to offer access to applications and data on mobile devices with some of its existing software for managing virtual and physical systems. What’s the plan for the product that one enthusiastic Australian beta tester describes as ‘NotDropbox’?

BYOD Bans Often Aren't Permanent

A common workplace reaction to the bring your own device (BYOD) phenomenon is an outright ban. But take heart: it might not be forever.

Keep USB modems in place on your Eee PC

Adding a wireless USB modem to your Eee PC (or any other ultra-compact notebook) makes it a true go-anywhere machine, but there’s one slight nuisance: you’re left with a modem hanging off the side. Not necessarily a problem on your desk at home, but on a crowded train or in the back of the taxi it can quickly become a real nuisance as it bounces around. Conventional notebook owners can eliminate that hassle with a PC Card, but that’s not an option with most ultra-portables.

My simple (if not entirely elegant) solution to this conundrum was to whack a medium Command Picture Hanging Strip on the back of the modem, and another one onto the back of the Eee screen on the bottom right-hand side (nearest the USB port). The velcro-like attachments let you fix the modem easily in place when you need it (be careful not to apply direct pressure to the display itself), and the standard short cable that comes with pretty much every USB modem covers the distance nicely without excess.

Get free wireless at 10 Sydney's libraries

Sydney Wi-Fi users will be able to take advantage of free Wi-Fi access at 10 libraries across the city in a council scheme announced today. The libraries, mostly in CBD or inner city areas, are encouraging locals to bring their laptops in to use the new service, which starts this week.

The libraries offering Wi-Fi are:

Customs House, 31 Alfred Street, Circular Quay Glebe, 186 Glebe Point Road, Glebe Haymarket, 744 George Street, Sydney Kings Cross, Level 1, 50-52 Darlinghurst Road, Kings Cross Newtown, 8-10 Brown Street, Newtown Ultimo, Level 1, Ultimo Community Centre, 40 William Henry Street, Ultimo Waterloo, Waterloo Town Hall, 770 Elizabeth Street, Waterloo Surry Hills Library Link, Northcott Centre, Belvoir Street, Surry Hills Town Hall Library Link, Level 1, Town Hall House, 456 Kent Street, Sydney

Live out of a filing cabinet

What a cool concept – you can furnish a bedroom/study with the furniture shrunk and packed into a container the size of a filing cabinet. Watch the video – it’s like watching how many clowns can fit into a telephone booth, but in reverse. The container includes: 1 wardrobe1 large desk/table 1 desk cabinet with locking drawers1 revolving, height-adjustable desk chair2 stools1 single bed 1 mattress1 tall set of shelves

The kit, called CASULO, is a demo but will be on the market in Europe soon – an interesting idea for globetrotters and students.[via Wise Bread]