Remote access tool Dendroid injects malware code into APK files
A HTTP new remote access toolkit (RAT) that is cause for concern has surfaced, according to anti-virus/anti-malware program maker Symantec, which makes turning legitimate Android apps into malware easier than before. The program, Dendroid (tagged as Android.Dendoroid by the security company), offers an easy-to-use commercial solution to inject malicious code for trojan access into APK files for placement on Android marketplaces, bypassing security checks.
Can view HD media remotely on iOS devices
LogMeIn has updated its flagship Mac version, LogMeIn Pro, to add the ability to stream HD video, audio and multimedia apps to other computers or iOS devices either via a browser or the native iOS LogMeIn application. The LogMeIn program allows users to access Macs running LogMeInPro remotely, and includes printing capabilities, running Mac applications and accessing remote media content on mobile devices.
Ignition limited time promotion
Zinio, a magazine service designed for iOS devices, has become one of the top three grossing iPad apps offered in the App Store. Since July's v2.0 update, which added support for in-app purchases, Zinio has ranked as the number one grossing News application in numerous countries including the U.S., Australia, Canada, and Russia. The application provides access to thousands of magazines from around the world, with support for purchasing both subscriptions and individual issues. All magazines can be viewed as full-color reproductions of the print versions, or as enhanced text pages with support for resizing the text.
VPN supports multi-certificate, provisioning
NCP has released its IPsec VPN client for the Mac, NCP Secure Enterprise. The software allows a Mac client to connect to a centrally managed network, enabling users to perform tasks such as linking a home Mac to a firewalled work computer. The company's management system monitors and controls remote access via VPN, allowing a remote Mac to access needed servers with one click.
Version 2.5 adds updated interface
Flying Mac has updated its remote access utility for Bare Bone's Yojimbo personal information manager, launching Webjimbo 2.5. The software allows users to view and edit their Yojimbo data from anywhere - via web browser, iPhone or iPad. Yojimbo stores information across numerous filetypes, like PDFs, images, web archives, rich text notes, bookmarks and both passwords and serial numbers. It uses tags, collections and labels for fast organization.
Remotely access Windows computers from Mac
RemotePC has launched Remote Access Viewer for Mac, a new application that allows users to access Windows computers from a remote location. The utility can connect to one or more computers from a single platform, with each interface presented through a web browser. When accessing different computers, users can access programs, work on documents, or even reboot the remote machine. The connections are protected using 128-bit RC4/SSL security encryption, which covers all communication.
Insight monitoring software now works with Mac
Faronics has released an update to its classroom management software for teachers, Insight 7.4. The software provides tools for monitoring a studentís computer, and allows instructors to control what applications can be opened, where students can go on the web, or to remotely access their systems. In the latest version support has been added for instructors to use the software from a Mac, along with additional internet controls for Internet Explorer 8 and Firefox.
VNC Enterprise Edition 4.5
RealVNC has launched an update to its software for remotely accessing and controlling computers, VNC Enterprise Edition 4.5. Users can view the desktop and control a different computer from within a web browser. The latest version features improved speed and performance, along with support for cross-platform printing and international characters. The company also enhanced the cross-platform chat function.
ResizeMe 2.1 ($26) is a batch image and photo editor that can resize, scale, rotate and flip multiple images and photos at once. The application is capable of handling most of the common image formats including JPEG, PNG, TIFF, PDF, JP2, SGI and TGA. The update has added the ability to rename files with the search and replace function, and allows images to be imported by dragging them to the dock icon. Photos can also now be edited in place as opposed to copies being saved in other locations. [Download - 1.2MB]
Health Tracker 3.3.0 ($20) is a tool for tracking and graphing any health related measurement. Diabetics can keep track of their blood glucose levels and people on diets can track their weight. The software also keeps track of your rate of losses or gains for each measurement, and evaluates how long it should take you to reach a goal, if a goal has been entered. Version 3.4 has fixed an bug related to deleting entries and also includes several user interface enhancements. [Download - 3MB]
iWeb Backup, Seize the ARD
Involver 1.0 ($20) is a invoice building application that features support for multiple companies and clients. The software allows users to manage past an present invoices, search through an archive of your invoices and track which clients are up to date with their payments. Users will also find features such as pre-formatted invoice printing, PDF export, customizable invoices and universal currency support. [Download - 2.4MB]
briefly holiday bundles
In brief: Limit Point Software gas announced a holiday promotion for its products called "The Everything Bundle," which includes a package of their applications at a greatly reduced price. Another bundle has been put together by three different developers dubbed the "Mac Switcher Bundle," which offers TextExpander, 1Password and Witch. Meanwhile, Flying Mac has announced that FarFinder and WebJimbo, their Macintosh remote access products are now on sale. Electronista has reviewed the Able Planet Sound Clarity Wireless Headphones, favoring the comfort of wearing these headphones but found that when moving out of the signals "sweet spot" a hiss was introduced.
TeamViewer now free
German Developer TeamViewer GmbH is making the full version its flagship desktop sharing software free to non-commercial users. TeamViewer is a cross-platform appication that allows 'information sharing between two computers located anywhere in the world." The company says TeamViewer is easy to use, and supports screen and file sharing between firewalls without compromising security.
iGet Mobile 2.0 released
iGet Mobile 2.0 is a new version of Nakahara Informatics' remote Mac access software for the iPhone, iPod touch and other web-capable devices. iGet Mobile offers Mac users a personal web interface to access their documents remotely, with a special emphasis on making various types of data more accessible on small-form-factor devices. Version 2.0 sports new iPhone-specific features in the web interface, an improved web server component, a completely redesigned user interface for the Mac application, and many other enhancements. The company also improved the automatic network configuration features, making it easy to make personal servers accessible from the internet without requiring networking expertise.
JumpStart for FileMaker
FMWebschool recently announced JumpStart, a web-based application that allows users to access FileMaker databases from remote locations using a cell phone. JumpStart allows users to visualize their database, and configure which layouts are viewable with which permission sets. FMWebschool is offering JumpStart to FMGateway hosting clients for no charge, while non-client users can pay $10 per month to access the service.