How I Used Mac Addresses to Identify All the Smart Devices On My Network

Like many tech-savvy thirty-somethings my household has acquired quite a few Wi-Fi-connected devices over the past few years: Fitbit Aria Wi-Fi scale Wireless printer Smart thermostat Apple TV/Roku Smart HDTV Wi-Fi baby monitor Wi-Fi security cameras Smart phones, tablets, computers etc. Our network had gradually become highly populated with devices, and I didn’t even notice. When I upgraded our router […]

Android + Dropbox + KeePass + LogMeIn + Carbonite = Mobile Sync Awesomeness

I’ve been wanting to write this blog post for a while, but I kept putting it off to focus on SharePoint stuff and my updated WordPress theme (I’ll be posting about my updated theme soon). I was a little late to the smartphone party, but last year I finally picked up my first smartphone—a Droid Incredible. Because I’ve had such a great experience using it with these programs, I wanted to share it with others. This is geared toward Android™ users, but most of this stuff will work on iPhone® too (Windows® Phone 7 and Blackberry® users are on your own—and if you own a Blackberry, I’m sorry…).

Android + Dropbox + KeePass + LogMeIn + Carbonite
Android + Dropbox + KeePass + LogMeIn + Carbonite = Mobile Sync Awesomeness!

Most of these programs and apps are free, but there are a couple that you’ll need to pay for. If you want a totally free solution, you can still get a lot of value out of this solution even without the paid apps/software. (more…)