Under the hood on iOS is a hard place to get; especially without bricking or jailbreaking a device. There are a few tools that can provide insight into what’s on a device, and about the device, though. One is an app called SysSecInfo, available at https://www.sektioneins.de/en/blog/16-05-09-system-and-security-info.html.
Once installed, you’ll see how much CPU and memory are in use, and not in use, on your device.
Scroll down and tap on Process List to see a list of each process running on the device.
Tap Details towards the bottom of the screen to see more information about the OS build running on the device.
Overall, a handle little tool, with lots of information about devices, including how to derive whether the device has been jailbroken (although note that for each method of jailbreak detection, there’s a method for defeating detection).
krypted June 8th, 2016
Posted In: iPhone
Episode 5: SSO & Puppies, Two Tales of Adoption with Tom Bridge, Pepijn Bruienne, Marcus Ransom, and I is now available at http://podcast.macadmins.org or using the embed below. Hope you enjoy!
And a special thanks to Andrew Seago, Miles Leacy, and Mikey Paul for joining us!
krypted June 7th, 2016
Here’s a little app to sync data from a DynamoDB database to an iOS device. Includes the ability to search. Simply edit the constants file to link it to your source. Enjoy.
krypted June 6th, 2016
Posted In: iPhone
Domino’s is arguably not the best pizza in the world. But it’s pizza. And, if you have an Amazon Echo, you can order it without opening an app, touching a keyboard, or making a phone call. This makes for a great look at using one of the skills options in Alexa to extend the usefulness of an Echo.
To do so, you’ll first setup a Domino’s account (aka Pizza Profile). Do that at Dominos.com (avoiding any conflicts with the Noid along the way).
Also setup an Easy Order, which is the kind of pizza that Alexa will order each time you tell her to do so. Once done, you’ll need to enable the Domino’s skill. To enable the Domino’s skill. A skill is an extension of an Echo. Think of it like an App Store on an iPhone. In this example, I’ll use my desktop to enable the skill, but the process is the same when run using the Alexa app. First, open the web interface at http://alexa.amazon.com. Then, click on Skills in the sidebar along the left side of the screen and click on Enable.
You’ll then be prompted to provide a username and password for your Domino’s profile. Enter that and then click on Link My Pizza Profile.
After a brief moment, Alexa will tell you that the skill was successfully linked. Close this window.
Now, you’ll see that the skill has been enabled and can easily be disabled if you decide that there’s better pizza to be had by clicking on the Disable button.
Now, just say “Alexa, open Domino’s and place my Easy Order” and then as your tummy grumbles, simply say “Alexa, ask Domino’s to track my order” to check the status.
krypted June 4th, 2016
Do you have a Premium Spotify account? Before you start this, please note that only Premium Spotify accounts can be linked to Amazon Echo.
To link your Spotify account to an Amazon Echo, first open http://alexa.amazon.com and then click on Music & Books. Then, click on Spotify under the Music section.
When prompted, click on “Link your account”
Click Log In To Spotify (unless you don’t have an account, then click “Sign up for Spotify” to setup an account)
I use my Facebook account for Spotify, so I’ll click “Log in with Facebook”
Then, grant access when prompted.
Now, you can say “Alexa, play Halloween mix on Spotify” and you’ll hear this (or I will):
krypted June 3rd, 2016
Another article for CBS, this one I’m just getting around to, before spring is officially gone! Enjoy!
Do you use Apple devices at your small business? Is everything as centralized and organized as you want it to be? Maybe things are great and you just want to make them a little bit better. Regardless of your situation, spring is the perfect time to assess what you have, what’s working, what isn’t, and to clean out some of the clutter so that you can focus on efficiency moving into the rest of the year. Here are some top spring-cleaning tips you can implement to help make the most of your Mac, iPad, and iPhone investments.
krypted June 2nd, 2016
Posted In: Articles and Books
My latest piece on the Huffington Post is about nerding up your Smart Home. Here, I look at some of the weird little things they don’t put in the manuals, and try to help people not fall into some of the traps that have resulted in about 10 IoT style devices I can’t use with my latest hub, wasting money, and sometimes just not having the correct expectations going into some of my equipment installs. I still love this whole little industry. But I can reserve a little hope that others will get some joy out of commiserating, learn something, or maybe even get into something they may have thought wasn’t ready or was beyond them. Hope you enjoy!
krypted June 1st, 2016
Posted In: Uncategorized
“Body Massage Machine Go” Seriously, though… Be safe out there. “Pork Chop Sandwiches”
krypted May 31st, 2016
Posted In: personal