IPhone Beats BlackBerry in Business

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We will always be an equal opportunity dealer in mobile devices–Callpod carries an inventory of adapters that can power over 5,000 mobile devices, and Keeper works on every major operating system. That being said, we believe that it is our duty to keep you informed of relevant news in the mobile space, and thought that you might be interested in this article that we came across in Forbes indicating a change in guard in the way that businesses enable workers to function with their mobile devices.

The article states that “Apple has been making a play for enterprise for some time,” competing with RIM to oust BlackBerrys as the go-to device of choice for companies, citing Deutche Bank and J.P Morgan as significant examples of companies who have recently allowed iPhones in the workplace.

RIM’s recent usage issues, along with the increasingly functionality of the iOS software are contributing factors to this industry-wide shift.

Freedom, Power and Protection

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Since our company was founded, Callpod’s mission has been to provide intelligent solutions to technological needs. We have researched and engineered ways to improve the lives of mobile device users and allow our customers to use their technological tools unhindered by the built-in limitations of such devices.

Our groundbreaking innovations in bluetooth technology with the Phoenix, Dragon, Onyx and Vetro stemmed from a vision to provide the freedom to be truly mobile. With your hands free and the ability to roam at will, we hope to inspire creativity within collaborative efforts. Some meetings and communications are best undertaken without the impediments and restrictions of a fixed space, just as some of the best thoughts and ideas come from an uninterrupted flow. Our bluetooth headsets enable our customers to communicate with crisp clarity on the same system while on bike rides, on ships, or in separate departments within the same company. We have always known the possibilities with our technology were limitless; the question is, do you?

“Your Devices Are Hungry: Feed Them”

Maintaining high energy levels is an essential part of any successful endeavor, from the human body to your mobile devices. Callpod makes this easier and more efficient for you with our award winning charging products which were designed to deliver power to the devices that you have come to rely on.. The Chargepod is widely recognized for its simple answer to a technological age problem–the clutter and logistical mess that comes with have many devices. We have given you the ability to free both your physical and mental space and streamline your life to allow you to worry about more important things.

We have stated many times that the very nature of mobile devices leaves you and the information transmitted through them vulnerable. Whether the risk comes from passing through unsecured networks, or theft or loss, the data that you have on your device can be hacked in so many ways and is becoming an increasing concern to businesses and individuals. Keeper is the solution that we have provided for the issue of protection, and with more than 5 million downloads our users agree that it provides a simple and elegant solution to the need for encryption. We have been constantly improving the operability and functioality of Keeper and are continuing to develop new ways to guard you and your device against predatory users.

Callpod has always been an idealistic company, finding ways to enhance the mobile experience of our customers and promote better communications and innovation through the use of our products. We have a history of renowned research and engineering programs that have produced exceptional products that stand out with style.

Keeper for the iPhone 4s

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We are continuing our mission to protect your mobile devices so that you can go about your business with absolute security, and know that your most important files will always be accessible. The most recent version of coincides with the release of the iPhone 4S.

Keeper now runs faster than ever before. Syncing to the cloud is now completed in record speeds. We understand that the need to access your files is critical at times and have ensured that you will always have fast and ready access to your electronic vault.

Keeper is easier to use than ever. Once you sync the new phone to iTunes, you just enter your master password into the app like you always would. Your records will automatically appear on the iPhone 4s.

More Teens Report Being Hacked

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The digital age has brought with it a host of concerns for parents regarding the privacy of their children in light of the information and activities that is now being shared online. And with good reason:

“An Associated Press-MTV poll finds 3 in 10 teens and young adults have had people get into their Facebook, Twitter, MySpace or other Internet accounts and either impersonate or spy on them. That’s nearly double the level seen in 2009,” the Washington Post reports.

Teens report that 72% of these incidents are for “spying”, while 65% are for “hacking”, and that often these instances are not driven by malicious intent: “It’s meant to be funny,” said Lindenfelzer, a junior at Ithaca College in New York.

The new digital generation is, in other words, coming of age with the access to social networks and online presence with all the wisdom and experience of teenagers. Until the boundaries are tested and learned, it is adolescent nature to treat the parameters of online privacy with the carelessness of youth–some of the subjects interviewed for the story report both breaching another’s online account in addition to having been hacked.

It’s a life lesson to have one’s privacy be violated- only then could one know the true value of encryption and security. Children and teenagers are often unfortunately ill-equipped to regulate and manage their own privacy and couldn’t possibly be trusted to do so all the time- this is why parental controls are invented in media sources and TV channels.

Providing your child with the bullet proof protection of military-grade encryption is one way to not only keep them safe from the outer world of malicious hackers, but also from other teens and young adults. At the very least it removes them from being a sitting duck target for exploitation.

BlackBerry Teaches Valuable Lesson in Backing Up to the Cloud

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Many of the people who have relied upon BlackBerry’s Password Manager function found themselves in dire straits these past few days during the failure of service to 70 million of its users. Of the many problems and snafus that this created, the most critical one was the inability of BlackBerry users to connect to the internet.

Those who rely on the Password Manager function to store and keep passwords and login information experienced the problem of not being able to connect that data to the users most important websites. We hear from users who use the program for the most critical of functions (otherwise, why bother to store and encrypt it?) and we assume that it must be the same for users of BlackBerry’s Password Manager.

This service failure makes a case for the importance of cloud storage, in addition to highlighting the essential limitations of mobile devices in general. If lost, stolen or out of commission due to service problems, the programs storing your important information have no way to help you work on a different device.

We foresaw this scenario when we developed Keeper Backup. By storing your data in the cloud, you will always have unrestricted access to your files at any time, in any place. All of the information that enter into Keeper is encrypted from the moment that you input it. This encryption is based on the secret password that you choose, ensuring the safety of your information when you do store it in the cloud.

This way, life can continue seamlessly even if you lose your mobile device or service to it.

Investment in Mobile Security to Increase 44% Annually Through 2015

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Regular followers of Callpod’s blog know that this has been an extraordinary year in mobile device security. Breaches of security are occurring at rates that only continue to accelerate. Hacking is taking place for all kinds of reasons as our lives become increasingly enmeshed in technology, targeting everyone from workers to regular consumers accustomed to shopping through online merchants and banking through the internet, to leaders of corporations and governments.

One thing that we can all admit after experiencing a year in which reports of mobile device security breaches have amplified is that there is a now a greater need than ever for protection from hackers. Most people now fall into the category of having something to protect- from contact lists, photos and files to passwords and login information, the value of the information that we carry is inestimable. Software developers are beginning to scramble to in response to the need to keep up with the new demand for protection from malicious users. Canalys recently reported that “investment in mobile security will increase 44% annually through 2015“.

Our product, Keeper Password and Data Vault™ provides a simple solution to the anxiety that can be felt over the perceived lack of control that you as a consumer may feel over the data and personal resources that are stored in your mobile device.

Keeper encrypts your data with military grade encryption that has met the criteria of approval for security software by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. In the context of our software, this encryption is egalitarian and unbiased- our software has no agenda other than to protect anyone who uses it. No one can crack the code to the encryption of the files stored on your device because it is based on the password that you choose.

It has become clear that privacy in a highly technological information society is a relative term, as the most sensitive details of an individual’s life are networked and accessible online. The only true solution to alleviating the uncertainty and unease of this is to create a realm of security—a virtual vault—that encrypts the most important data that you possess.

This is how Keeper was designed. Our software has been downloaded over 5 million times and usage is only increasing in response to the obvious threat that is posed by hackers.

 

RIP Steve Jobs, 1955-2011

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“No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven don’t want to die to get there. And yet death is the destination we all share. No one has ever escaped it. And that is as it should be, because Death is very likely the single best invention of Life. It is Life’s change agent. It clears out the old to make way for the new. Right now the new is you, but someday not too long from now, you will gradually become the old and be cleared away. Sorry to be so dramatic, but it is quite true.

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”

Steve Jobs’s Best Quotes

Hacking Efforts Claim New Victim In Wall Street Protests

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Callpod has been watching the news recently with a high degree of interest, as a recent wave of cyber attacks ensued upon the sensitive data stored online by members of Wall Street and those affiliated with the establishment against which the “Occupy Wall Street” movements has been been protesting. Earlier this week we shared the story of Goldman Sach CEO and Chairman Lloyd Blankfein’s data hacking, as well as Deputy Inspector Anthony Bologna’s exposure by hacker collective Anonymous.

JP Morgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon is the latest target of online  activists, CNBC reports. “A document containing Dimon’s addresses, family members, political donations and other personal information were posted on the website Pastebin by hackers going under the name of “CabinCr3w.”