Why One Logins Are Unsafe

Remember the mantra, “Don’t use the same passwords on different websites.” Now, here we are using the same logins (ahem) for apps, games, and websites. Somehow, we are foolish enough to fall prey to convenience rather than security standpoint. We are now seeing news of rogue developers taking advantage of this exploit and putting it on public servers for everyone to see. It’s just ugly.

One log-ins are easy to exploit for third-party developers. When you log-in to an app, game or website, they record your keystrokes and save it elsewhere. Then, they use this information to log-in to your social networking websites. They got your email, and they got your password!

Of course, I will not leave you without giving good advice. You should buy a good password manager for your devices that do not save in the cloud, and only for offline use. Password managers are necessities and critical for a safe digital life for everyone in the information age.

Wireless Charging Magnetic Battery

Have you seen a beluga whale? It’s the battery case for iPhones nowadays. I’m kind of sorry to see a great looking phone covered with rubber that is shaped like a pregnant beluga whale! 

Now that wireless charging is a thing, maybe we could improve on that and make a battery that has magnets that sticks at the back of the phone and charge it. By doing this, it creates a more convenient way of recharging the phone, and easier to remove when it’s done. You can even put a logo with leather design which makes it more pleasing and elegant.

Now, beluga whales 🐳 are happy to see!

Programmable Physical Keyboard Shortcuts With Selfie Camera

If only you could make a smartphone case with a physical keyboard that can be programmed as shortcuts. For example, when launching YouTube and Messenger, press on a single button and it will launch those apps at the same time. Or, program it to say a greeting on social media apps automatically. And maybe you could buy an item on Amazon at the press of a button!

I know there are existing apps that can do this, but physical buttons are much more tactile and provide you with easier access. Moreover, virtual keyboards just gobble up the screen.

For fun, why not include a selfie camera so you can remove those annoying notches, punch holes, and teardrops! And since it’s a case, it provides protection from drops, scratches, with water-proofing and wireless charging!

Data Collection For Kids

I saw a Youtube video about a company who makes electronic tags that captures everything an employee does and collect data for analysis. Using the tag, they can track if an employee is working, chatting, sitting, standing, idling everyday, and they use this in their offices.

That idea struck me.

What if we could use the same tracking tags to know where, what your kids are doing. Then, at night we could just login to a website where we can see our children’s activities for the day and if they are healthy, studying or just playing games. The data can be represented by pie charts and graphs where we can improve the child’s well-being and know if they are sick, stressed out, bullied, etc.

Therefore, in conclusion, data collection is not evil per se because we can be responsible parents to our small children in order for them to grow healthy mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually.

Invent Something Awesome For 2019

Happy New Year! Ain’t that awesome? Here we are surviving at least to be MORE awesome in 2019!

I challenge you to invent something that will change the world. A machine, a song or even a poem to make people’s lives different (in a good way). Be Steve Jobs, be Nikola Tesla, be a hero! Saving the world is no easy task, but at least we’ve enjoyed the journey towards progress.

Invent to prosper!

Solving The Traffic Problem Using Mobile Apps

The traffic problem is getting worse. As population rise, traffic will become an everyday issue for all of us. Transportation is key to economic growth that is why governments spend huge amounts of money to build bigger roads, sky ways and having electric trains for the future.

So how exactly a mobile app can solve the traffic problem? One word: “Crowdsourcing.” By harnessing the crowd, we can make data be useful and powerful information on how we decide where to go.

As we where coming home from a mall, I noticed an app used by drivers to know which roads are having heavy congestion and which aren’t. So, I asked him how this is possible? He told me that there are buttons which they press to alert all drivers (using the app) where there is low, medium and heavy traffic, and only registered drivers can use this added feature. I was thinking back then that there is already an existing solution to an ubiquitous dilemma.

Therefore, let’s say we design two mobile apps, one for traffic enforcers, and one for the drivers. The app for traffic enforces presses a button about the status of his current location designated to him/her. This data goes to the headquarters for monitoring all of the traffic status on a map. Then, this gives the drivers important information which way to go to their destination. It can also give the time of arrival, if the roads are inundated with floods, road accidents data, and maybe a nationwide breaking news notifications.

This is an effective and most affordable solution that is already existing and proven that governments may adopt to solve traffic crisis.

Partition Backups: Golden Rule

One golden rule in digital computing is to backup, backup, and backup your important data to another drive in case a ransomware attack takes place. In any scenario, backups can even save lives whether you’re working in healthcare or medical institution that is crucial and life threatening.

Backing up documents, spreadsheets and some data is often cared of, but what about the time it cost to reinstall the OS and all the applications needed to function normally? This will drain the working hours just to recover from an eventuality that’s why Partition backups are essential.

Partition backups are backups that stores everything from a hard drive into another disk including the operating system, applications, files and everything. If you need to restore from the backup, you just need one click and wait for it to transfer everything to a new computer and everything will be exactly in its place just like before! The downside is that you may have created the backup WITH the malware installed and so render it quite useless when restoring it. BUT, you can copy individual files from the backup to a stable location.

In the mobile computing age, this kind of backups are rare since there are no (or few I don’t know of?) solution that people actually use. Do you know any device that directly do partition backups of your smartphone or tablet? It will always need a desktop or laptop to do this and thus making the backup redundant (which is not always a bad thing). However, the cost of having another computer just to do partition backups is quite annoying and cumbersome since you have to backup both.

Isn’t there a clever way to streamline the process? Cheaper and more convenient? Like an external hard drive that connects via USB-C at a click of a button?