18. February 2013 22:20
With the emergence of Smartphone, the life has become so much simpler. We remain connected with our friends using phone, text messages and also through social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter. An app which has become popular with Smartphone users is Truecaller. Basically, it’s an app built by Swedish company which lets user look up the owner of a phone number.
How does it really work? when the user installs this App on his/her phone s/he has to grant permission to send phone book contacts to Truecaller servers, the app then fetches the phone’s contact list. Majority of the users give permission to this without reading the detailed terms of service, these terms of service clearly state that the user’s number and the numbers from his/her phonebook will become part of a public database without the consent of the people who own those numbers. so even if you haven’t agreed, your number might be on the True caller database because of your friend who has downloaded the app.
You can go to their website www.truecaller.com and see if your number is listed in their database, if you find your number in their database, you can remove it by clicking on this link http://www.truecaller.com/unlist, this link will ask for your country and your number which you want to remove from their database. click on unlist button and your number will be removed from their database. It normally takes 24 hours for this effect to take place.
Please share this information with your friends and tell them how this app violates the privacy of their friends.
8. January 2011 13:02
Windows Home Server 2011 code named “VAIL” is a home server operating system to succeed windows Home Server (WHS). It will release sometime in 2011.
At the CES 2011, Microsoft unveiled a new WP7 add-in for “Vail.” This add-in creates a new feature called “My Server” on the Phone.
You can follow easy steps to provide the settings to this add-in. Selecting “My Server” brings the setup screen where you provide home server connection information. Click “Add an Account” to start the setup wizard. Now enter WHS’s Domain Name. Provide the username and password. At this point, you can provide the administrative access, which gives you the additional facilities.
Sign in to see the two screens Media & Account. You can see an additional screen Alerts if you have the administrative access.
Selecting any of the option will present you with the library of content from WHS; if you select photos, you can access them from WHS on your phone. It applies to Music and Videos too.
The App allows the sharing of your picture from your phone to WHS. Windows Phone creates a folder with its “phone name” called Mobile uploads within the WHS pictures folder. Inside this folder, you can view all the photos you have uploaded from your phone.
This App is definitely going to be useful to all those who are using WHS. Waiting to see more such useful apps which integrate the experience to make life of end-user better.