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Information Security Expert

In depth experience in banking / retail transaction technology, with focus on devices, multi-tier architecture, and security (PCI, ISO stds).

Long term software designer, with periodic stints in systems administration (Solaris, Linux) and infrastructure troubleshooting (Windows, Solaris, Linux).

Specialties:

Strategic Planning, Problem Solving, Change Management, IT Governance/Audit, Product Development, Infrastructure Hardening

Long term research:

  • Information Security policy: staff use, compliance, governance, legislation, privacy, and disclosure
  • trend analysis: IT corporate, office productivity software, mobility, encryption, and biometrics.
  • Mozilla Firefox (browser): development, end-user support, testing, and cross-platform (Windows, Linux)
  • Mozilla Thunderbird (email), Mozilla Lightning (calendar): development, end-user support, testing, and cross-platform (Windows, Linux); libical / calsify library code; RFC 5545 (iCalendar) and RFC 5546 (iTIP) standards
  • Apache OpenOffice / LibreOffice, Open Document Format (ODF): development, end-user support, testing, and cross platform (Windows, Linux)

Oct
14
comment What are the differences between the two Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 7.0" models?
Is there anything to suggest that is the ONLY difference?
Oct
14
comment What are the differences between the two Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 7.0" models?
The SM-T230NU (Tab4 7.0) is a regional model, for North America (US/Canada). I can confirm it DOES have an IR 'port', whereas the SM-T330 (Tab4 8.0) does NOT. I have yet to examine an international model SM-T230 (Tab4 7.0).
Jul
5
comment Force Android to display in grayscale
That link is broken ..
Jul
5
comment Force Android to display in grayscale
Do you have any support material / resources that describe the size (audience) for this 'feature'' requirement? This could be raised to Google/Android or Samsung (etc.)
Jun
28
comment Will Nexus 5 be allowed to update to Android L?
Agree. The Nexus 5, Nexus 7 (2013), and (still pending) Nexus 9 are all Google/Android dev. platforms. They will receive any new releases soon after it is released (along with a new platform/device).
Feb
26
comment take Nexus 7 from android 4.3 to 4.2.2
Did you try with 4.4.2 (KitKat+). I have had no issues with my Nexus 7 (2013). Can you provide more details of what you are actually trying to achieve? (not just use USB-OTG)
Feb
26
comment take Nexus 7 from android 4.3 to 4.2.2
The Nexus-7 (2013) 'razor' was released with 4.3 (JSS15Q). There is no official 4.2 or earlier versions.
Jun
29
comment Remove unneeded 'system apps', and notifications (tool)
Can you provide a better explanation? I can do the cumbersome method, and don't need to 'root' the phone. What can I do, after I 'root' my phone?
Jan
25
comment How do I mount a Kindle Fire 10.2.6 on my Linux computer?
Is this a first generation (custom Android 2.3 / 'Gingerbread') or second generation (custom Android 4.0.x / 'Ice Cream Sandwich') Kindle Fire device?
Jan
3
comment MTP mounts vs USB storage - restrictions
The timestamp issue should be raised as a separate question. It is mostly the old 'push' / 'pull' problem, with the recipient host not honouring the (remote) timestamp. This can be circumvented by copying 'from', instead of 'to', the target location.
Dec
31
comment Samsung Galaxy Y won't connect to the computer
I've tried most of these. They don't seem very stable ,and do not generally work for Samsung devices.
Dec
30
comment Samsung Galaxy Y won't connect to the computer
Thanks. I get prompted (for MTP or PTP) when I plug in an SGS3 Mini (with 4.1.1). It connects (but does not work) under Nautilus/Ubuntu 12.10. But for my Samsung Tab2 7.0 tablet (with 4.0.3) I have no USB settings (except enable/disable debugging). My PC does not even detect the device attached.
Dec
30
comment Samsung Galaxy Y won't connect to the computer
Which version(s) of Android do these work for?
Dec
29
comment Can't explore files on my Sony Xperia U using my Ubuntu 12.10 laptop
Is this (particularly udev syntax) for Ubuntu 11.x, or latest (12.10) ?
Dec
7
comment Jellybean 4.2 update fails in middle of download for nexus 7
It is the same issue raised, but I was saying needs to be closed as duplicate. However, suggested answers for one may work for the other ..
Nov
30
comment Google Nexus 7 not recognized via USB
Are using the USB cable supplied (with device), or an OTG type USB cable?
Nov
24
comment Activate Android app by pressing thumb on timeout / locked screen for few seconds
I would suggest instead asking the phone manufacturers to add an actual 'Panic' button to their device.
Nov
24
comment Why won't my nexus 7 update to Jelly Bean 4.2?
Have you tried over WiFi, or just 3G/4G?
Nov
24
comment Jellybean 4.2 update fails in middle of download for nexus 7
Duplicate of: android.stackexchange.com/questions/33948/… (unanswered)
Nov
23
comment Android tablet not recognizing external keyboard?
Is it a standard 'HID' keyboard-device, or a more complex USB keyboard? Check this on a PC (Windows or Linux).