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Lost Phone AppsWith smartphones holding both personal and enterprise data, losing one can spell disaster. These apps locate stray mobile devices and help secure them.
Locate your iPhone on a map, make it ring (even if the sound is off), display a text message, and remotely lock the device or wipe out its data, all from a Website.
Free (iPhone). apple.com
Find My Phone (for Windows)
Find My Phone (for Blackberry)
Under SurveillanceOld Photos, New Life
Scanning your old photo prints and 35mm slides has been on your to-do list for years now. iPics 2 Go from ION Audio helps you tackle this time-consuming task and adds the convenience of instant sharing to Facebook. Just place your iPhone4/4S into a cradle on top of the iPics 2 Go box, slide a 3x5 or 4x6 print or 35mm slide into the appropriate tray, and take a photo of the print with the iPics 2 Go iPhone app. iPics 2 Go is not a scanner but a mini photo booth where the original is isolated from all outside lighting and interference and positioned perfectly for your iPhone 4 camera. Built-in lighting illuminates a photo without any glare or hotspots, resulting in the best possible photos that your iPhone can take.
Big Data Overload
In an Oracle survey of 333 C-level executives from U.S. and Canadian enterprises spanning 11 industries, 94 percent said that their organization is collecting and managing more business information today than two years ago, by an average of 86 percent more. Other key findings:
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