Taking The Plunge With LastPass

Password Management

What with the “Cloud” coming and all… I’m going to finally give this a try. “All data is encrypted locally on your PC… automatically synchronizes your data – access it from anywhere at anytime.”  And so far, wow… extremely cool technology. And they’re local, too… fun!

LastPass – Password Manager, Form Filler, Password Management

“We’ve taken every step we can think of to ensure your security and privacy. Using an evolved host-proof hosted solution, LastPass employs localized, government-level encryption (256-bit AES implemented in C++ and JavaScript) and local one-way salted hashes to give you complete security with the go-anywhere convenience of syncing through the cloud. All encrypting and decrypting happens on your computer – no one at LastPass can ever access your sensitive data. LastPass’ Security Challenge also allows you to identify weak account data and provides suggestions for significantly improving your online security.”


Square Gets You Paid

Square® Mobile Payments

“Accept payments. Everywhere.”  Talk about revolutionizing the merch table! This has to be the coolest app yet… and yet another excuse to buy an iPad (to use their full cash register app.)  Expecting my iPhone reader to arrive today…

Square – Accept credit card payments with your mobile phone


Site QR Code

QR Code (quick response code) for MikeShupp.com for print media, pretty cool…

Scan code with a scanning app on iPhone, Android, or camera-enabled smartphone… the QR code can initiate a number of smartphone functions, from linking to digital content on the web to triggering a text message.


PayPal Mobile

This is just too cool… it’s currently available for iPhone™,  Android™ and BlackBerry ®… I’ve got it on iPhone™…

“Send money, manage your account, and more, with the PayPal app… It’s free, secure and more convenient than going to the ATM, writing checks, or sending gifts the traditional way.”

“Send money as gifts, collect money for a group gift, or repay a friend for free*
Snap a photo of a check to add money directly from your iPhone, no fees apply
Bump to exchange contacts and send money
Check balance, withdraw funds, view past transactions
Create, track, and manage fundraising campaigns”

PayPal Mobile Payments – Send Money from Your Mobile Phone


MapQuest 4 Mobile iPhone

My first time trying voice-guided navigation… and this is a FREE app for iPhone and Blackberry… it worked great, I’m very impressed.  I’ll be re-activating my MapQuest account to access all the extra mobile features.

MapQuest Mobile Solutions – MapQuest 4 Mobile iPhone