Read Part One of this article here.***I recently wrote about the lessons I’d learned from losing my laptop computer, and the measures I’d taken to ensure my devices and data were protected going forwards.I was lucky enough to have my laptop returned to me, but what would happen if you lost a mobile device such as a laptop, smartphone or tablet?Earlier in the week I looked at tracking your lost device, but now I’m looking at protecting the most valuable part of any Laptop or other mobile device – your data.In yesterday’s article I looked at using Encryption and Device Lock mechanisms to protect your mobile device data.In the second part of my guide on how to protect the data on your laptop or mobile device, let’s take a look at how you’d recover your data if you ever lost the mobile device that data is stored upon.
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I recently wrote about the lessons I’d learned from losing my laptop computer, and the measures I’d taken to ensure my devices and data were protected going forwards.I was lucky enough to have my laptop returned to me, but what would happen if I lost a mobile device such as a laptop, smartphone or tablet?Take it from me when I say that when you lose a device, your first thoughts turn to ascertaining whether the device has been accidentally lost, or actually stolen.Fortunately there are a raft of Tracking and Anti-Theft software available – and in many cases, free of charge. The caveat with all of these methods is that they’re dependant upon an active Internet connection being live. If you have a continuous 3G signal – great, you’ll be on-line most places. But if the device is Wi-Fi only then you’re reliant on the device being actually connected to a Wi-Fi signal.With Read more [...]
I attended a trade show in Manchester recently where dozens of suppliers were showing off their wares. Much of it was same-old same-old but one company surprised me with something I didn't think I could be surprised by... laptop carry bags.Techair produce a series of bags which not only look good, but carry more features than you can shake a stick it. For a start they are adjustable internally to allow any make/model/size of laptop to be accomodated. Then they have a special air padding system that protects your laptop from a fall from even waist height. They include a removable organiser, and best of all, a Tracking system. Each bag contains it's own ID strip which you register against your details. If you forget the laptop and leave it somewhere (and providing the finder is an honest soul) then a 'phone call later you'll be identified as the owner as the laptop returned to you!So many simple Read more [...]
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