Posts here are work related, and I hope they will be of interest or help to you. I post on a haphazard schedule, depending on what I am thinking currently. I can be quite blunt in my views so if you feel like commenting go right ahead!
I have been using DataVault from Ascendo since October 2011. I switched from Password Keeper because I needed something that would sync with my iPad. I like DataVault very much. The only thing that could be improved is for the Search feature to include Categories, because right now you need redundancy in the Item Name:
Category: Company A
Item: Company A VPN
On the iPad app it would be nice if it opened to the Search by default.
I have been clearing up my office and wanted to do something useful with an old Panasonic Toughbook from 2007, which was starting to die and which I replaced a couple of years ago. I could not remember my password and had not entered it into my more recently acquired password software DataVault, from Ascendo.
A quick search took me to Login Recovery and $35 later I now have the passwords for all three Users of this machine.
Frighteningly simple and it just goes to show how absolutely nothing is safe. Fingerprint technology would be good but what if you are unwell or die and your machine needs to be accessed?
While on a trip to the UK last month I noticed that within Skype there was an option to SMS my partner’s mobile phone in Canada. This seemed like a good idea at the time as I knew she was out and about with a visitor.
What it did NOT make clear was that I would not receive the replies back from my partner’s mobile.
This was frustrating in the extreme as I was trying to make contact for a specific reason. My partner was frustrated because each of my messages were flagged as coming from different UK phone numbers and it became clear to her quite quickly that I was obviously not getting her replies. In the meantime, I had no idea if my messages were even landing in her phone.
It appears that this feature is intended solely for the distant traveler to simply update someone back home with an “I’ve arrived safely” type of message. It is no use at all for a regular SMS conversation between a Skype user and a mobile/cell user.