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 [...]
That man Andy Parkes strikes again - this time bringing to my attention some lunatic intrepid individual who has managed to modify an Eee PC with an additional eight items including a USB hub, a GPS receiver with its own antenna, a Bluetooth module, a second SDHC card slot, a Flash drive, a power switch, an FM transmitter and a modem - so reports El Reg.Oh, and he's running Windows XP on it too.In fact, modding the Eee PC seems to have become a very popular past-time - there's even a Wiki page dedicated to how you too can mangle £200 worth of laptop with a soldering iron for fun.Good luck! :-)Read more [...]
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