Archive for April 2011
What is Concept?
Concept, from Cobase, is a Cloud Service for building projects. It enables project owners, managers, architects, engineers and contractors to capture and communicate their ideas, live and in real-time.
How can Concept help with Building Projects?
Concept has a separate user interface for each of the fifteen engineering disciplines. Specifically designed menus enable each engineer to enter design data about each room within a building and to compile detailed inventories of individual functions and components.
The Concept life-cycle system records and processes every project requirement through a multi-stage approval sequence, from its conception, through to construction and final hand-over.
Concept is multi-language, enabling users from different countries to collaborate seamlessly on international projects
Find out more about Cobase
You can find out how you can start using Cobase Concept within your building projects or architectural practice by going to the Cobase website at www.cobase.eu
Lookout mobile security catches car thieves
Its a US video, so unfortunately has the mandatory 15 second commercial at the beginning, but is well worth watching to see how Lookout Mobile Security helps in real life.
What is Lookout Mobile Security?
Lookout is a Mobile Security application which works on Blackberry, Android phones and Windows Mobile. Protecting your phone from rogue applications, malware and spyware. It provides 4 key features.
- Security from Malware
- Data Backup
- Device Management
- Missing Device – Remote Location and Remote Wipe
In this video Lookout Mobile Security helped to recover a stolen car, which had the owners mobile phone in it. So it has gone beyond the expected use of the application, protecting the data and device from malware and rogue applications.
Free Mobile Security
Lookout Mobile Security comes in 2 flavours:-
The table below shows the features in each version of Lookout Mobile Security
|Security||Anti-Virus, Anti-Malware, Anti-Spyware||Included||Included|
|Photo, Call History Backup||No||Included|
|Restore Data to Existing Phone||Included||Included|
|Transfer Data to New Phone||No||Included|
|Missing Device||Find Phone (Locate & Scream)||Included||Included|
The Premium version of Lookout costs $2.99 a month or $29.99 a year.
Lookout Web Interface
Below is a quick summary image from the Lookout Mobile Security website.
Get Lookout Mobile Security
You can download Lookout Mobile Security from the Lookout website a www.mylookout.com
Protect your mobile phone with Lookout Mobile Security
SmartStamp – The Problem
The current Release of SmartStamp, from the Royal Mail, version 126.96.36.199 will not work correctly if you have IE9 installed on your computer. What happens is that the Postage Rate updates will not download.
When you go to print SmartStamp:
- Checks that the postage rate used matches the current latest update.
- If SmartStamp finds that there is a later version of the Postage rates it will attempt to to download them.
- If SmartStamp is unable to download the updates it will not allow you to print any stamps.
SmartStamp is able to correctly access the account details and the account balance, it is just unable to download the postage updates.
At the moment the only ‘workaround’ is to stay with EI8.
If you have already upgraded your SmartStamp PC to use IE9 the simplest thing to do is to install a copy of Smart Stamp on another PC which hasn’t yet been upgraded to IE9. You can have multiple copies of SmartStamp all using the same account, as the postal balance is checked every time you print.
Once I have tested any updates from Royal Mail I will post the results. However when I spoke with them today they were unable to say when SmartStamp will support IE9.