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All posts tagged "sharing"


Friday, January 28, 2011

Do You Share Your Location?

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "The Competition" @ 04:00 AM

http://www.businessinsider.com/most...locatoin-2011-1

"Location-based services are going to have a hard time overcoming privacy fears and proving their worth."

The survey about privacy and sharing with location-based services was done by Microsoft, and it does reveal some interesting tidbits. Over 80% of those polled have never used a location-based service to tell others where they are, or to find the location of their friends, family etc. And of the roughly 20% that had used it, the most popular service was Google Latitude or Places at 52%, followed close behind by Facebook Places at 50%. Foursquare was only used by 15% of those users in the United States, and less in the other countries polled (Japan, Canada, UK and Germany). I am not too surprised that the "have-used" crowd was smaller than the "have-not" used crowd, but I didn't think the disparity would be that large between them. And for those that use those services, I would have thought that Foursquare, for all it's hype, would have had a greater percentage of users. I wonder just how many that said they didn't actually did but didn't know it. I guess the bigger point they are trying to make here is that people are just not comfortable putting that information out there yet. Personally I don't have too big a problem using Facebook Places every now and then, since I've vetted those that are my friends there, but there aren't too many on a regular basis that I do use other than that. How about you, any qualms about using these services and letting the 'Net know where you are?


Thursday, February 25, 2010

SharePlug Makes Connecting To Your Far-away PC Easier

Posted by Jon Westfall in "Windows Phone Software" @ 10:30 AM

http://choung.net/SharePlug/

"When you activate SharePlug, it creates a virtual computer that represents your real computer back at home or office behind firewall. You can use this virtual computer to securely access Windows shared folders, Web server or any service running on the real computer that's compatible with TCP port forwarding. You don't need to sign-up for any monthly service or install software on every computer you wish to connect to. You simply need to setup a sharing gateway server on your remote site and run SharePlug."

At first glance, SharePlug sounds sorta magical. However it's actually a pretty simple app that lets you easily harness the power of SSH Port Forwarding (Think PocketPuTTY plus Port Forwarding & a good UI). If you can install an SSH server on it, you can access it through SharePlug. Sounds pretty useful for the $9.99 pricetag. You can find it (and literally hundreds of other apps) in the Windows Phone Marketplace.


Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Internet Connection Sharing

Posted by Ed Hansberry in "Pocket PC Talk" @ 05:00 PM

I am sitting at the airport and decided to plug my TyTN II in to guarantee that 100% charge before I board so I can watch movies on the flight and then I think of all of those emails in my outbox in Outlook 2007 on my laptop. I don't have a WiFi account here and can't justify $8 to send them now as opposed to 1am when i get home, but then I remember the "Internet Connection Sharing" icon in WM6 on my TyTN II. I have never played with it before and thought now would be as good of a time as any.


I started the connection on the device, it told me to go to my PC and connect to the bluetooth PAN. I opened Vista's network settings, clicked on "create a new connection" then scrolled down to the PAN setting. Clicked it and within 10 seconds I was online. I was absolutely floored it was that easy, and those that know me know that I hate bluetooth. I've never had a bluetooth connection work so flawlessly.


So, my EDGE connection was surprisingly fast, my emails are sent, and this post got posted all on that little connection. If you have it on your device, do you use it often, or ever?


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