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Changing your router’s DNS settings to increase speed and security

At times, you may experience slow hiccups while trying to use the internet from your home. Sometimes, these problems can be attributed to your router’s DNS settings because your ISP may not always have the best DNS server speeds. Your DNS server settings can also affect your security as you use the internet because some DNS […]

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Privacy-enhanced Viber for iPhone lands with end-to-end encryption, hidden chats and more

Two weeks after rival WhatsApp announced that chats on its platform are protected from eavesdropping with end-to-end encryption, the popular messaging app Viber on Tuesday released a privacy-enhanced edition of its iPhone and iPad app. Bumped to version 6.0, messages you send and receive through Viber are now protected with end-to-end encryption, as indicated by […]

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Annke SP3 960P HD Wireless IP Camera – Review

Annke SP3 960P HD Wireless IP Camera   Review

We’ve head quite a few security cameras cropping up here at Coolsmartphone. This one is from Annke and you can control and move it from anywhere via your smartphone.

Annke SP3 960P HD Wireless IP Camera   Review

First up, the plus points. Although you’ll spot an ethernet port on this, it connects very easily via WiFi too. The stubby, directional antenna has a good range as well. The setup is very quick, easy and there’s a little speaker and microphone in there so that you can do two-way audio. Ideal for hearing what’s happening back home or perhaps shouting at intruders or simply saying “Hi” to your pets.

Annke SP3 960P HD Wireless IP Camera   Review

This being a security camera, you can either start recording footage on the fly, record when motion is detected or perform a scheduled recording. There’s a wide viewing angle, night vision and you can take a snapshot or alarm the camera straight from your phone.

Annke SP3 960P HD Wireless IP Camera   Review

First though, let’s get a look at it. The design, I must confess, is bright and friendly. It measures around 10 cm wide and just over 12cm high. You can affix it to the wall or ceiling with the help of the mounting kit shown and you can invert the image on your app and recordings or snapshots so everything is the right way up, even if your camera isn’t.

Annke SP3 960P HD Wireless IP Camera   Review

It looks almost child-like but is well built and the top half swivels around 355 degrees horizontally whilst the black ball camera section at the top moves up and down 120 degrees to complete a pretty big full pan and tilt.

Annke SP3 960P HD Wireless IP Camera   Review

You can pop your own microSD card (up to 32GB) into the slot for storing your video, but all you need to worry about it plugging the thing in. It’s then just a matter of grabbing the Yoosee app (available for Google Play or iTunes) and it’ll guide you through the connection process. For me it was just a matter of installing that app and then plugging the camera in.

Annke SP3 960P HD Wireless IP Camera   Review

A computerised voice will come from the camera telling you that it’s ready for a connection. It’s then just a matter of letting the app find it. Once it does (and that takes seconds), it’ll ask you whether you’re going to connect via WiFi or ethernet. I chose WiFi, then gave it my WiFi access point and password. That, I have to say, was that. Everything else is just as simple too.

Here’s an overview of the app in action..

You can get notified when there’s movement at home via email and it’ll make a right old noise out of the speaker to deter any intruders too! When it gets dark there’s a bank of LEDs which will let you keep an eye on the room you’re monitoring even in low-light conditions.

Annke SP3 960P HD Wireless IP Camera   Review

Once you’ve added a camera the app will let you twiddle with all the settings you need on the camera – alter the date and time, set an admin / guest password, change the video format (PAL / NTSC), the network, the type of notification (and how long to sound the loud buzzer for) and you can update the camera software itself directly from the app.

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Now, I have to say, I’ve reviewed a couple of cameras like this in the past and I usually have some problems somewhere. I’ve seen random APK’s needing to be downloaded, I’ve seen strange Chinese firmware and I’ve seen hit-and-miss functionality. Here ? None of that. It worked faultlessly and also worked as a great communication device when I was working away – I could speak to my son at home without having to faff around with any video call software. The movement of the camera was smooth, controlled and quiet. Plus, if you have the bandwidth, the 960p HD video output delivered to the mobile app was shockingly good.

I’ve got to say, what did it for me was just how brilliantly simple this was. You can setup and get going in seconds and the operation of the thing was remarkably simple and straight forward. I couldn’t find anything wrong with it at all, other than I’d perhaps like some cloud storage addition maybe.

Get more information on this camera from the Annke product page or buy it from Amazon USA (currently $59.99) or Amazon UK (currently £49.99). The resolution was good, the movement sensor was spot on and the app / camera combination was a complete package.

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  • Mobile forensics firm that unlocked terrorist’s iPhone 5c thinks it can hack iPhone 6

    Mobile forensics firm Cellebrite that help the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation bypass the passcode protection on the San Bernardino shooter’s iPhone 5c is adamant that it can also work around Apple’s security protections and hack into an iPhone 6, CNN reports. Italian father Leonardo Fabbretti, who wanted to see the photos stored on his dead son Dama’s […]

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    WhatsApp now fully encrypted.

    WhatsApp now fully encrypted.

    Unless you have been living in a cave, with your eyes shut and your fingers in your ears, you will have heard of the recent hoo-ha over a certain company and a law enforcement agency request to unlock an iPhone. This has spiralled into a privacy debate, which in some ways is a good thing as it’s brought privacy into the limelight and actually made some people think about the subject, some for the first time.

    Well, the worldwide popular messaging app, Whats app has partnered with Open Whisper Systems to bring end-to-end encryption to all WhatsApp communications, and today the company have announced that have finally concluded the long process. This isn’t a completely new process as the messaging service first starting the encryption process back in November 2014, but now all the services, which includes text,voice calls, video chats and group messages are fully encrypted from end to end.

    I had the following appear on the app this morning.

    WhatsApp now fully encrypted.

    This encryption, like the app itself, is cross platform including Android, iOS and BB10, as long as you’ve updated to the latest version of the app.

    Source What’s App Blog

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