Development

How to make mobile devices friendly for elderly individuals?

Follow @42gears People and their lifestyle have remarkably changed over the last couple of decades. Gadgets and technologies have replaced the traditional way of life. From reading the latest news to being in touch with loved ones, the younger generation today feel handicapped without these technologies around. Smartphones and tablets being their lifeblood. But, do…

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4 common mobile device security threats enterprises face and ways to prevent them

Follow @42gears Growing mobility is changing the way Enterprise Information Technology departments work. Employees who are on the move have been quick to embrace mobile devices as productivity enhancing tools. These mobile devices are slowly replacing laptops and desktop computers and are being used by employees for all possible purposes that include getting in touch…

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5 reasons why enterprises must upgrade to Android Marshmallow from Android Lollipop

Follow @42gears Android is the largest smartphone platform with more than a one and a half billion users across the world. Android mobile devices are also preferred by employees and employers to improve efficiency and productivity at work. After the launch of Android Marshmallow, Enterprise Mobility Management or EMM companies including 42Gears started offering support…

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Tablets in classrooms – Distraction or focused learning?

Follow @42gears With constant developments in mobile technology, there is a sudden surge of educational apps for iOS, Android and Windows devices. These apps focus on students and use of mobile devices like tablets for classroom learning and school work. Students are finding this trend helpful. According to Pearson Student Mobile Device Report published in…

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Command Line Interface and APIs for SureFox

SureFox uses a BroadcastReceiver to allow 3rd party applications to send specific commands to SureFox. Command can be send using Intent. (See examples below). To execute any command Administrator password is necessary. Currently, SureFox supports the following commands: Launch_surefox: final Intent intent = new Intent(“com.gears42.surefox.COMMUNICATOR”); intent.putExtra(“command”,”launch_surefox”); intent.putExtra(“sender”, context.getPackageName()); //optional this.sendBroadcast(intent); Exit_Surefox: final Intent intent = new Intent(“com.gears42.surefox.COMMUNICATOR”); intent.putExtra(“command”,”exit_surefox”);…

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Major mobile platform providers taking enterprise adoption seriously

Not so long ago mobile devices in enterprises meant using BlackBerry for white-collared workforce and Windows based handheld devices for blue-collared workers. BlackBerry was the de facto choice for enterprises. No other company could match the security and encryption features that BlackBerry provided for the mobile ecosystem. The advent of touch screen phones transformed the…

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SureLock enables corporate owned business only (COBO) devices on Windows 10 platform

Windows 10 launched with much fanfare and with free upgrades for Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 users. The platform boasts of features focused for businesses and enterprises. Apart from the obvious return of the much-criticized missing Start Menu in Windows 8 and elimination of Charms Bar, Windows 10 brings in Cortana, Microsoft’s digital assistant, Continuum feature that seamlessly adapts Windows 10 interface…

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Enable Watchdog Service for Advance Lockdown on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop devices

  SureLock offers different levels of lockdown on an Android device. It can be restricting the device users to only few allowed applications or an advance locking down of device with just one application running all the time. There are also few complementing features in SureLock like Watchdog Service. This feature once enabled will restrict the users from…

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How Android for Work is positively impacting enterprises

When it comes to official use, Windows and iOS are far more popular platforms in comparison to Android. In order to gain some ground, Google came up with a new program called Android for Work for enterprises to regulate data and apps that employees store and use on their smartphones and tablets. With the launch…

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