So dropbox, sugarsync, bitcasa, skydrive to name a few are getting a new nemesis in the form of Google coming to the party with the strongly rumoured G drive giving 5 gig of free storage then you will no doubt have to pay to get extra which is not a problem, if you are like me with an iphone, 14 mega pixel canon camera and shoot in HD you soon rack up gigabytes of data!!!
But as they are late to the party, what’s the unique selling point to get you to change to the G drive?
Will dropbox and the simplicity be enough, obviously having another string to the bow of google is a plus for them and another chance to keep control of you and your data and then let advertisers sell to you, wait a minute am I talking facebook or google?
Hoping there will be some innovation really that makes me stop and say that’s the service for me.
Wouldn’t it be great if you could go to a website, select what programs you want download one piece of software that installs a wide range of software automatically and keeps it up to date
And not have all the extra toolbars and fluff that some of the software packages bundle in to the kit, DO WE REALLY NEED a yahoo toolbar, Ask toolbar after all it’s not the 1990’s!!
Thats why I love http://ninite.com/ As it can install multiple browsers, media players, FTP programs, Imaging software, document programs, Security and utilities in one easy click, no mess no hassle!!
Got a windows machine or an apple MAC, ninite works on both and believe me when I recently updated my laptop it saved me hours of searching for the software and installing one by one 🙁
I installed around 25 programs at the time and running it today it automatically updated 6 of them to the latest version, again no hassle!
So go and bookmark it or download the software now and save yourself hours the next time you replace a machine
If you are in the know or have a few more brain cells than average you will know that the phone networks monitor and track your mobile phone.
Companies now offer a service where you can track a mobile phone and see where it is by just using the GPS signal, the latest smart phones if you loose them offer a service where you can track to within a few yards, send a message to them and if that fails remotely wipe all the data and lock it up so it’s no use to the delightful person who now has it.
So it makes complete sense that those simple text messages are scanned for appropriate keywords like “bomb” and voice calls are also monitored along with all the data you download on to your phones.
Don’t believe me?
Green party politician Malte Spitz sued to have German telecoms giant Deutsche Telekom hand over six months of his phone data that he then made available to ZEIT ONLINE. Who then combined this geolocation data with information relating to his life as a politician, such as Twitter feeds, blog entries and websites, all of which is all freely available on the internet.
Check out the interactive map of all his calls, data and activity and the full story here as it really brings it home how much a mobile phone can be used to track a person and show that they were at a place in time.
Then if you are still not sure about tracking and monitoring done on all the phones and your daft enough to try something then ring a friend and mention bomb quite a few times in a conversation, then search on your phone for the same phrase and a couple of text messages should prove the point!