With the world computing scene now shifting towards tablet PCs, it was perhaps just a matter of time before the next great spyware battle is fought on these devices. From a different perspective, with tablet PCs being increasingly used by employees or children, companies and parents might like to know how the tablet is being put to use. Thankfully, there is a way out, as is evident from the efforts of Retina-X Studio. Retina-X Studio has developed a software named PeekTab that can keep a tabs on it all. The information is then sent to a central location though a network connection. Retina-X Studio said the application will be compatible for Android tablets and the iPad.
Some parents think that keeping a digital eye on their kids’ browsing habits and making sure they aren’t doing something they are not supposed to do is very important. PeekTab will also allow them to block inappropriate sites. Similarly for employers, the application will enable management to keep an eye on the activities their employees are up to during office hours. This will ensure your workforce is not playing games or visiting places where they may leak confidential company information. One of the ways this software works rather well is because the PeekTab application can work silently in the background with the tablet user unaware of being monitored.
“By knowing the truth about employee tablet usage they will be able to control efficiency and learn if confidential company information is sent from the tablets,” said James Johns, CEO of Retina-X Studios.
Among the things that the PeekTab application will reveal include the pictures looked at by the user, the GPS location of the tablet, as well as history of text messages that have gone via the tablet. However, for the iPad, you would need to jail break the device prior to installing the application, while the company has mentioned the BlackBerry version will be coming soon. Until then, PeekTab can be downloaded from the company’s website for a price of $29.97.
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