MegaPath Partners with VeloCloud to Expand its SD-WAN Portfolio

Pleasanton, Calif., Feb. 07, 2017 — MegaPath, a leading provider of voice, data, security and cloud services in North America, today announced a partnership with VeloCloud, an industry-leading Cloud-Delivered SD-WAN™ (software-defined wide area network) technology provider. The partnership is part of MegaPath?EU?s strategy to expand its SD-WAN service options to help business customers manage their network with unprecedented flexibility and ease, support bandwidth-intensive applications at the branch level, and use bandwidth more efficiently to ensure the highest level of application performance with zero downtime, all while lowering costs.

?EU?Businesses today cannot afford downtime. With the increasing reliance on the cloud, the cost of downtime has grown exponentially, and the need for always-on, reliable WAN connectivity has become a business imperative,?EU? said Dan Foster, President, Business Markets, MegaPath. ?EU?VeloCloud?EU?s industry-leading Cloud-Delivered SD-WAN strengthens MegaPath?EU?s SD-WAN product by further addressing the business need to maximize application performance and meet the increasing bandwidth demands of our customers. The combination of SD-WAN with our nationwide WAN connectivity options, and our feature-rich IP services like voice and UCaaS, provides real value to businesses customers that desire a broad range of high-value services from a single nationwide provider.?EU?

?EU?VeloCloud is excited to partner with MegaPath as it blends MegaPath?EU?s network and security expertise with VeloCloud?EU?s unique, multi-tenant cloud-delivered SD-WAN architecture,?EU? said Sanjay Uppal, CEO and Co-Founder of VeloCloud. ?EU?MegaPath?EU?s full suite of cloud-based services and nationwide, carrier agnostic WAN connectivity offerings can leverage VeloCloud?EU?s reliable, high performance network wide connectivity to deliver SD-WAN solutions that empower companies to realize the full potential of the cloud.?EU?


With today?EU?s announcement, MegaPath?EU?s SD-WAN offering includes the ability to support bi-directional priority routing, real-time application failover, packet-level application performance monitoring, true bandwidth aggregation and complete network performance visibility. These new capabilities add to MegaPath?EU?s existing SD-WAN offering introduced in March of 2016,…
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dodocool 4-Port USB Charger – Get a discount with Coolsmartphone

Yesterday we took at this dodocool wall charger. It has 4 USB outputs and you can still use the electrical socket you plug it into because it passes through an international socket.

dodocool 4 Port USB Charger   Get a discount with Coolsmartphone

The only minor issue is that, here in the UK, it’s a bit upside down. That’s not a massive problem though, especially if you’ve got this plugged into an extension lead and we’ve passed our comments to the dodocool designers. They’re going to sort it out but, in the meantime, they want you to buy the thing.

To make up for it, they’ve given us a discount code to share with you guys. Get to the Amazon page and enter..

QW5JDDVL

…as a coupon code. You’ll then get 15% off, bringing the final price down to £9.39. This is valid until February 20th.

Read the full dodocool USB charger review here.

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  • Qmarkets Donates Toward Renewable Energy for Lake Victoria, Kenya

    TEL AVIV, February 2nd, 2017 — Qmarkets, the leading global provider of enterprise idea & innovation management software, has partnered with UK-based charity Renewable World, to help provide renewable energy to communities on the shores of Lake Victoria, Kenya.
    Every year Qmarkets allocates a significant budget towards wishing their contacts a happy holiday season, however in 2016 it was decided that this budget could be spent in a somewhat more meaningful way.

    Qmarkets’ VP of Marketing Eran Tsur shared, “We heard about the brilliant life-changing work that Renewable World is doing across the globe, and we felt that partnering with them could be our way to contribute to this noble cause while at the same time, share this gift of giving with our amazing customers and partners.”

    Marie Hounslow, Fundraising Manager at Renewable World, stated that, “We were delighted when Qmarkets decided to support our Lake Victoria Appeal that has helped bring access to energy to fishing communities in Kenya. We thought this was a wonderful and thoughtful way of celebrating the holiday season and raising awareness of the work we do to tackle energy poverty in developing countries. Thank you so much to Qmarkets for choosing us.”

    Renewable World asks communities about their needs, assesses the natural resources available to them; and works with them to plan renewable energy systems that will provide them with important resources, such as water, light, or electricity.

    “Partnering with the Renewable World on this special project was our way to contribute and to say thank you to all our contacts who helped make 2016 such a great year for us,” says Noam Danon, Qmarkets’ CEO. “We are proud to take part in this life-changing initiative,” adds Mr. Danon, “and we’re especially proud to see that our contacts have appreciated this project.”


    Renata Devčić, Head of Marketing at Mercury…
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    Askborg ChargeCube 10400mAh Powerbank – Review

    Askborg ChargeCube 10400mAh Powerbank   Review
    We’ve become all too familiar with the terrible battery life of our smartphones. As your phone gets older that battery gets even worse, so that’s where gadgets like this come in. This is the Askborg ChargeCube 10400mAh Powerbank. You can get it for £17.99 from Amazon UK or $18.99 from Amazon USA. The company also does some even higher capacity portable batteries too – like this 20800mAh gadget. This, though, is the 10400mAh unit and that – for a regular smartphone with a 3000mAh battery – will mean that you can charge your phone from flat just over 3 times.

    Askborg ChargeCube 10400mAh Powerbank   Review

    It’s a plastic chassis but has a soft feel to the outer skin and a leather-style finish. It measures in at 10.4 x 2.5 x 8 cm and weighs in at 240 g. There are two USB ports on the top – one of which has a “Speed ID” label. This, according to the leaflet in the box, ensures that your phone or tablet is charged as quickly and safely as possible. The other port appears to be a 2.1A output – good for fast charging of phones and tablets.

    Askborg ChargeCube 10400mAh Powerbank   Review

    Above these two ports you’l see four blue LED’s for showing the battery level – 25%, 50% 75% and 100%. You charge the powerbank with a microUSB charger from a wall socket and, when all those LEDs are lit up, you’re good to go. Just plug in the microUSB cable to your Lightning cable to charge your device on the go from the Askborg Powerbank. The power button on the side will also let you turn on an LED light – press and hold for a couple of seconds to activate this. Good for camping or just when you need a light and don’t want to drain your smartphone battery using the rear flashlight.

    This product comes with an 18-month warranty and worked very well in our tests.

    Askborg ChargeCube 10400mAh Powerbank   Review

    Askborg ChargeCube 10400mAh Powerbank   Review
    Askborg ChargeCube 10400mAh Powerbank   Review
    Askborg ChargeCube 10400mAh Powerbank   Review
    Askborg ChargeCube 10400mAh Powerbank   Review
    Askborg ChargeCube 10400mAh Powerbank   Review

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  • In the beginning there was… The Orange SPV

    In the beginning there was... The Orange SPV
    Way back in 2002 this whole site was kick-started by one phone. It ran an operating system created by Microsoft and the handset was the result of a partnership with UK network, Orange. The network itself has since left the UK, but HTC – a relative unknown at the time – built the handset and ended up becoming a household name a few years later.

    In the beginning there was... The Orange SPV

    The phone had a few foibles. Dust used to get into the earpiece and settle behind the screen, and the paint would peel off. However, the non-touchscreen OS, called Microsoft Smartphone 2002, let you add your own backgrounds and your own ringtones without having to pay any extra. We started offering WAV files with a bit rate which suited the phone plus cropped backgrounds and CAB files for installing file explorers. Compared to the monochrome Nokia handsets of the day, it was a huge leap forward. At last you could customise your phone. You could make it your own. You could create a cool smartphone.

    Fast-forward 15 years and we’re still here. Today the touchscreen is the clear favourite, and Microsoft are no longer the king of mobile. Android and the mighty iPhone seem to be pushing any competing mobile OS into the dirt, but one of our readers has decided to hop in a time machine. John Brown has managed to get a completely “as new” and boxed Orange SPV from eBay.

    It’s in absolutely mint condition and comes complete with the old charging stand that was supplied. This is way before USB-C, microUSB or even microUSB ports. It didn’t have a camera either, and it was only later on that a clip-on camera became available. Compared to the smartphone cameras of today, it was ultra-low quality.

    In the beginning there was... The Orange SPV

    John is currently on the hunt for the old “app unlock” CAB file and is waiting for that clip-on camera to arrive. He’s also purchased a 512MB SD card (yes, a full-sized SD card) as the phone is unable to handle the modern large-capacity ones.

    We’ll be bringing you more on this, but if you can help John with any CAB files or old SPV advice, please do add it to the comments below.

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  • Facebook, Google, Others Launch Drive Against Fake News in France

    Social media companies Facebook, Google and a group of news organizations launched an initiative on Monday to tackle fake news stories in France, with the media in the spotlight as the country?EU?s presidential election approaches.

    Facebook said it would work with several leading French news organizations, including Agence France-Presse, BFM TV, and newspapers L?EU?Express and Le Monde to ensure that false news items were not published on its platform.

    Google also said it was part of the initiative, dubbed ?EU?Cross Check?EU? by the partners.

    Facebook has faced criticism that it did not do enough to prevent false information being republished on its platform during last year?EU?s US presidential campaign, and in response has set up measures to try to tackle the problem.

    There have been similar concerns that people could disseminate false information on Facebook in the build-up to the French election, which takes place in April and May.

    In the United States, Facebook has said users would in future find it easier to flag fake articles as a hoax, and added that it will work with organizations such as fact-checking website Snopes, ABC News and the Associated Press to check the authenticity of stories.

    Last month, Facebook also set up an initiative against fake news in Germany, where government officials had expressed concerns that false stories and hate speech online could influence a parliamentary election in September in which chancellor Angela Merkel will seek a fourth term in office.
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    Password Managers Can Heighten Online Security

    Passwords are a pain. Actually, they’re more than that. They’re becoming unmanageable. The average person has dozens of passwords they have to keep track of. And that number is only growing as we sign up for more apps and online services. The situation is made even worse by sites and services that require users to change passwords frequently and by widespread hacking attacks that necessitate replacing passcodes.

    Many people resort to simple tricks — using simple, easy to remember passwords; reusing favorite ones over and over; or slightly altering passwords by changing their order or substituting numbers for letters. But these passcodes are often easy to guess, and if your password on one site is compromised, a hacker can potentially gain access to your accounts on other sites.

    As hopeless and frustrating as all this seems, there is a solution — using a password manager. I’ve been testing out a couple — after long resisting them – and am now wondering why I didn’t start using one sooner.

    But a recent meeting with cybersecurity experts with the Electronic Frontier Foundation spurred me to finally start using a password manager.

    Bill Budington, a security engineer and technologist at the EFF, recommended three different password managers — 1Password, LastPass and KeePassX. I focused on 1Password and LastPass, because they each are more complete products than KeePassX, which is an open-source effort whose different components are cobbled together.

    Both LastPass and 1Password work similarly. They each store your passwords in a locker in the cloud. You set a master password — hopefully a long and strong one — that encrypts all your data within the locker.

    Each of the two companies offer PC programs, browser plug-ins and mobile apps. When you access a website or service on your computer, each service will offer to remember your existing password or,…
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    Google Adds Real-Time Tabs to Google Maps for Android

    Google today updated its Google Maps app for Android devices with new tab-based tools meant to help access real-time information with a single tap. Moving forward, three tabs appear at the bottom of Maps’ home screen: places, driving, and transit. The places tab will reveal a set of curated, nearby locations such as diners, coffee shops, ATMs, gas stations, and other such destinations. The driving tab will provide real-time ETA data between home and work, with traffic alerts when in driving mode. Last, the transit tab will make it easier to discover bus/train schedules, see when the next arrives, and get ETA data for arrival times. Google Maps has long offered these functions, but they were not always available directly on the home screen. Moving them to dedicated spaces that can be opened with one press should help make them more accessible and, Google hopes, more useful. The new tabbed version of Google Maps is rolling out to Android devices starting today.

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    BlackBerry Signs Licensing Deal with India's Optiemus

    BlackBerry today said it has licensed its smartphone brand to Optiemus, a smartphone maker based in India. The deal represents the third such agreement forged by BlackBerry with other hardware manufacturers. The most notable licensing deal is with TCL, the parent company of Alcatel, though BlackBerry has a similar deal in place with a joint venture in Indonesia called PT BB Merah Putih. Like the first two agreements, this third licensing deal means Optiemus will design, build, and sell Android-based, BlackBerry-branded handsets in India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, and Bangladesh. BlackBerry says the deal conforms with India’s “Make In India” program, which requires the creation of local jobs and facilities. Optiemus did not immediately announce any new smartphones under the BlackBerry brand. The move is strategically important for BlackBerry because it now has distribution channels into the world’s three largest smartphone markets: China, India, and the U.S. TCL, which distributes BlackBerry devices to North America, is expected to fully reveal the BlackBerry Mercury smartphone later this month at the Mobile World Congress trade show.

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