Dec 18

Mini PC: Entering the Age of Miniature

Nowadays people are pursuing the smaller and smarter features in all most all portable devices, and on some aspects, their need are successfully satisfied while the others are not. They use smart phones with a thinner frame and smaller size (or larger screen) and computers in more light and small appearance. Actually, now smart phones are used as computers as they has the function which allow people to surf the net with the phone. Now to meet the requirement of people who want to access the Internet via HDTV: mini PC, with miniature volume which has the shape and size of a USB drive disk and use mobile platform for data exchange.

These kind of pint-size PCs are amazingly tiny, incredibly inexpensive, and eminently customizable and avoid the power-hungry x86 processors found in desktop and laptop PCs in favor of mobile CPUs and GPUs, but each relies on an external monitor or HDTV—connected via HDMI—to display its user interface and other video output. Among them some mini PCs are extremely tiny and can be connected to the display with USB port.

There are various of mini PCs in the market and some of you may interest in this tiny and versatile computer, here is a brief introduction of an outstanding mini PC for example.

Although this kind of PC is cheap and affordable for most people, but you need to do some preparation to render them completely functional, don’t worry this would not takes much money and time and it is within the range of bearable things.

One of the outstanding mini PCs is MK802 II which is Android based computer manufactured by Chinese company. It has the size and appearance very much like a USB drive disk, and with a 1GB RAM and 4GB storage and A10 Cortex-A8 CPU. About the operating system, it is equipped with Android 4.0.

The release of such PC with mini size gives us a hope that someday in the future we may have the chance to access maybe USB sized computer with full function and features the same with computers we use today. We cannot deny that there are still some limitations in the using of mini PCs today, while this is the tendency and direction for the development of future computer.  

When you are enjoying the convenience brought by the newest technology you should not neglect issues related to data security in computers. Folder encryption methods are wildly used in today’s “normal” PCs, we hope in the future the similar theory can be applied to protect data security in the mini PCs.

One thing for sure is that, mini PCs are resemble the ordinary USB drive disks, and technical workers may get inspiration from the way to lock USB drives and secure people’s sensitive data in mini PC.  

Dec 13

Android-based YotaPhone Features Dual-screen

Now with the development of the technology on smart phone field people can enjoy the newest and interesting experience from newly releases smart phones. After we witness the release and take-off of new generation of Windows phone, iPhone and Android phone we may not have much surprise to see a new snart phone.

Russia’s Yota Device has turned the idea of equipping the phone with two screens into reality and let slip of some details about the phone on their release schedule: the Android-based phone with both front LCD and rear E Ink screens.

Yota Device announced that featuring two screens on a phone allows the smart phone users receive messages and phone calls in any time without pressing on the power button and then sliding to unlock the screen. Customers can view news, SNS, agenda or other things on E Ink displayed conveniently. Even the E Ink is lighted all the day it will not consume much of the electricity in the battery of the smart phone because this kind of display are low power consuming products. And the two screens also function separately, which means the LCD screen is an ordinary smart phone screen while the E Ink on rear is more or less a display.

As far as specs, the LCD portion of the device is rated at 720p resolution and measures in at 4.3 inches. The E Ink screen matches the size of the “front” display and is rated at 200dpi. Both are constructed with Gorilla Glass for extra toughness. Internally, the phone will rock a 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4, 2GB RAM, and 32GB of storage. The LTE-enabled YotaPhone also sports a 12MP camera with complimentary HD front-facing camera.

YotaPhone is good attempt for the development of smart phone, while at least it make us to  expect new user experience from it as we’ve use the phone again and again. However no matter how the phone’s appearance changed its storage device will not change rapidly and greatly. Phones are using memory card and other USB storage devices to expand the storage of them. So you’d better notice that when you keep secret files or data in these devices you need to lock usb or memory card and ensure data security in the phone.  

Right now the YotaPhone is pegged for a tentative Q3 2013 release in Russia, with a potential for European and US release as well. By the time Q3 rolls around, however, we doubt two screens will be enough to keep the handset afloat given its decidedly mid-range spec sheet.

When you are cheering about the birth of new telecommunication devices you also need to pay attention to memory card protection and related USB encryption issue. Only in this way can you live a secure and joyful life on the go.  


Nov 15

Watch Out for Potential Danger: Surf the Internet in Safe Way

As long as you are using the web you can be followed or tracked by a variety of individuals or organizations. There are potential threats for your normal use of the Internet, you may need to communicate with friends on Twitter, shopping online just read some news on a homepage of a press or get some files from a unreliable website. Apart from being carefully about data in your computer, protect folder or lock files, to ensure security of your personal information, online activities may betray you in front of cyber criminals.

Losing your personal information on the web will definitely bring you a lot an unexpected trouble, nobody is willing to be peeped or supervised by uncertain enemies. So that you can hide your IP or surf the Internet by using the anonymity to ensure you are not followed or peeped by some on purposed guys.

Internet is a Pandora’s box which allows you to get the newest and elite resources and help you solve annoyed work and life problems with people online, yet malwares or cyber criminals also can take advantages of these convenience to track your shopping information or invade into your PC. Some of the irrevocable tragedies are result from careless PC users. You can get some plug-ins and useful tools on the Internet to help you guard your privacy and protect your sensitive data.

Apart from be cautious when you are online, you can pay attention to your files and document on your computer and portable USB disks. To encrypt folders and files on your computer will definitely stop potential threats from both the web and people in the real world. When using the browser you can reach to a sea of information, while have you ever noticed about the details of it. Speaking of browsers, you might want to set aside a second browser on your PC that you use solely for your anonymous activities. Most anonymizer services still allow websites to place cookies on your computer by default, and if you use the same browser for both everyday activities and the browsing you want to keep anonymous, websites could theoretically use those cookies to identify you.

 If you’re worried about local users snooping on your Internet exploits, be sure to use your browser’s Private or Incognito mode so that anyone opens your browser won’t be able to check the history and see your searching record.

What’s mote if you have the habit to uploading files or photos to the web from a USB memory card, you should be more careful about your USB drive encryption which means you can encrypt you USB drives to stop illegal use of your personal files and information. Now the new operation system like Windows 8 already offers new level of data security and ensures your surfing safety to some extent, while that is not enough for people with higher standards.

Complete security for surfing the web need efforts and trying from different aspects, so that be wise enough when facing some malwares or bad guys and learn to protect your privacy by using some tools and methods. Watch out potential dangers on Internet and make full use of useful online resources.