Archive for the ‘mobile’ Category
First you need to register it to FaceBook before you can use it. It registers the cell location, rather than the GPS location, and allows you to tag the Cell with a location tag. It runs in the background. According to FireEagle:
Automatic operation is currently available for BlackBerry …
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Somebody was nice enough to tag MindBerry in my del.icio.us inbox. So I installed the 4.5 version, initially I got an COD error, but the second time it installed fine. I needed to make the decision to remove something I didn’t use very often, so Opera Mini has left my CrackBerry. 😦
It’s possible to export the mindmaps to an external tool FreeMind making it possible to share your mindmaps to your colleague’s and friends, at least until your 10 day free trial is up.
I use BIS – BlackBerry Internet Service – which collects my mail from my Google Mail account and forwards it directly to my CrackBerry.
I changed my password for Google quite some time ago, at least 4 weeks before I got the message from BIS that they couldn’t collect my mail. Which means that for at least 4 weeks my mail was being retrieved from Google and forwarded to my BlackBerry after I changed my credentials. I use the IMAP option for GMail, which means that there is a persistent connection between Research In Motion and Google. It also means that Google violates security best practice by not requiring re-authentication.
USSD is part of the GSM standard which tends more towards a real-time messaging service, unlike SMS no data is stored on the mobile or network. All the data still goes over the same channel over the GSM network, and thus is still inherently insecure, due to the fundamental flaws in the GSM encryption methodology.
One of the advantages over SMS is that nothing sits in between to store messages, so they must be answered immediately. The back end application is responsible for the message handling, as it is completely session oriented. There is both a push and pull method, which means communication is initiated from the mobile or network. IMHO this still leaves it susceptible to a man-in-the-middle attack.
Do banks consider this acceptable risk? Or do they just not know the whole truth?
CNN.com has an interesting article 5 tips to limit your cell phone risk. Their first is predictable, don’t put it against your head use the speakerphone, but I didn’t know that CNET keeps a list on Specific Absorption Rate (SAR), “… a way of measuring the quantity of radiofrequency (RF) energy that is absorbed by the body.” Have a look at the article Cell phone radiation levels.
It seems my RIM BlackBerry Curve 8330 is one of the highest at 1.54 SAR, and the crappy Motorola Razr is the lowest as 0.14, although as it’s prone to crash constantly you can hardly ever use it. My Nokia 2600 (RH-59) and 6300 (RM-217) aren’t listed on CNET, but from Nokia’s SAR I discovered they run warm at 0.80 W/kg and cooler at 0.57 W/kg respectively.
And people call me a hot head, it’s not me it’s my phone.
I’d seen on Ars Technica that Microsoft had released Windows Live Messenger for the CrackBerry. I had already had GTalk, which didn’t work on my Curve, and Yahoo! Messenger, which I could already use to chat with my my MSN contacts.
I found some other CB applications: