Archive for the ‘Software’ Category

Call Evidence Using Smartphones

Saturday, June 30th, 2007

I came across something interesting on BNET the other day. It seems that many smartphones are capable of recording voice conversations.

 Now you will have to check your state legislation regarding the recording of phone calls, but in most cases, as long as one party is in the know [that’s you], all is well.

All it takes is a bit of inexpensive software….

Most software versions will record either all calls, or just the ones you selelct.

For comparisons of smartphones and PDA’s


PC Data – Choosing A Data Back Up Program

Tuesday, March 13th, 2007

In advance of actioning my bi-annual laptop replacement I thought it time I did a review on the latest programs in data back up and also programs. I needed something to mirror my drive – data, programs, the works, and then another program to wipe my hard drive clean enough to give even the forensic team a hard time.

I was amazed at how many fantastic data back up programs are now available as freeware. They appear to have all the features of purchased programs and none of the problems of the standard ghastly Microsoft included versions such as MS Synctoy. Thought that was pretty well named – compared to other programs out there the Microsoft Vista offering is only a toy, and probably not even worth time playing with it.

My best picks [so far] are:

  • For FTP data backup– SyncBack and Save2FTP
  • For external drive data backup – AISBackup [love anything that’s drag and drop]

Check out the full reviews:

Data backup programs

Data destruction programs

Would love to hear your suggestions.