Smart Switch – IOT

IMG_3345If you are searching or automation geek , this product you will like for sure . its electricity switch that works on 110v or 220v . the beauty thing this works via WIFI easy to be configure and their software very nice . the most cool thing also it works with AMAZON ALEXA ! .

why i choose this , well i want it for the lighting , so buying smart bulb is very costly and really does not worth it . so alternative buying this switch ūüėõ . you could utilize it to connect different devices . but be careful of power requirements as some devices wont be safe to use this switch !

i installed it and really enjoyed it . automation is cool ūüôā

this the product box . you can order it from amazon and some offer bundle offer saving huge cost !

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Personal Firewall And Caching Solution

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Pfsense is a solution capable to do multiple things . its a security , Load Balancer, Chaching , VPN Server , DNS and many more . also u can buy a hardware with installed application on it or u just need to install it on a virtual machine . the good news also amazon is now offering PFsense as a solution .

https://www.pfsense.org/

Enterprise File Sharing a DropBox like !

File Sharing and what most call it now File Collaboration is booming , most enterprise wants a drop box similar solution .

Dropbox know for it easy of use and Free decent storage ¬†! But …..

Enterprise companies wont risk putting employee data on an open solution ,specially critical Data . and in same time file sharing is most important .

here comes the solution ; which is enterprise File Sharing ;

Citrix provide this option via their Cloud Based

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EMC/syncplicity Provide File sharing and Sync via their Cloud or it can be installed into your enterprise network

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accellion/kiteworks provide file Sharing via their cloud also on premises ( private )

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this is not a comparison between the three product , its all about that such solutions exist .

the need for it in my opinion for :

  • Secure File Sharing
  • Collaboration
  • File Synchronization ( backup user Data to enterprise storage )
  • Give your employee a drop box similar which is more secure ( prevent them from using free stuff as dropbox )
  • Offload emails ( no need to send large file via email , you simply can share a link and you can define who to download also expiry date.

 

 

Home Surveillance System – Home Camera –

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Well home monitoring is an important thing specially if you have kids you want to watch remotely . or maybe u are traveling and want to verify things .

in addition having a store or a shop u want to keep an eye on .

 

the easiest solution is D-Link my cloud camera solution . why ? much cheaper than Hawally DVR solution were they sell the DVR with 200KD and each camera around 10 or 20 KD . also internet setup is complicated and no much software update

 

D-Links rocks !!! just install the camera ( the night vision one cost 25KD in Hawally ) register an account on dlink cloud , and u are done … you can watch with ur iphone ,ipad or web browser

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there is a free software called D-View , u can install it on a PC and records video , also enabling motion detection alert .

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an easy and cheaper solution ūüôā

 

about security i think Dlink is much secure than regular DVR systems .

 

Check it out on Youtube 

 

 

WATCH US Medias without VPN !

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A Great new service is offered by unlocator.com . where you can Watch Hulu for example from anywhere without the Need for a VPN ! .

 

simply register on their web , update your IP and change DNS to point to them

 

they are in Beta mode now but soon they will launch their service which they told me will cost approx 4$ per Month !!!! a great price really ūüôā

 

 

Iphone calendar invitation forward

in iphone there is no way to forward outlook or calendar meeting invitation , which is supposed to be there .

an alternative you can buy “Forward My Meeting” from itune . this small app do the job ¬†ūüôā personally i like it

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Download the app from here

Nigaoe – Photo Avatar

Nigaoe is iphone application to make pictures as a cartoon ones .  it is really a great application and the person behind it is actually drawing the picture its not computerized . thats why sometime it takes from 1 day to max 10 days .

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personally i liked the idea and the cost 3.99$ which is not that much .

 

i think now everyone can do his/her own avatar

 

note : the new update has english language , no need to explain how to use it . its simple now .

 

search on itune for Nigaoe and you will get the soft

 

Application Portal – Self Service –

I guess the name explain it all , employee in a company always complain that Helpdesk not answering the calls , slow response ..also some installation they need to send a tech support to employee office .

 

guess what with app portal software , employee will do it by her/him self .

 

the good thing also it has it is own workflow ,so still Helpdesk or admin to approve or deny , and it integrate with Microsoft SCCM .

 

this is the future , why to call Helpdesk of you can do it ur self .

 

now Self Service web or app spreading , and i beleive it is adding huge value .

 

ya last , SCCM 2012 has it own web for self service but microsoft didnt mention much .

 

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Well the title is tricky , but this to draw attention , if you want to serve your customer with excellent customer experience , then you need to have CDNs ;

A content delivery network (CDN) is a large distributed system of servers deployed in multiple data centers in the Internet. The goal of a CDN is to serve content to end-users with high availability and high performance. CDNs serve a large fraction of the Internet content today, including web objects (text, graphics, URLs and scripts), downloadable objects (media files, software, documents), applications (e-commerce, portals), live streaming media, on-demand streaming media, and social networks.

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Most CDNs offers a partnership so Telecom or ISP can be a hub or a provider .

 

if you want to check which site is using which CDN then the best answer is

CDN PLANET