UPDATE (10/25/2016): They are now being sold under the brand name “SkyGenius”. STAY AWAY. These are the same backdoored cameras as before. Theses are the kinds of cameras that were likely used in the DDOS attacks that took place last week. Link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01LZRFGXN?m=A3G20NDO3H60P2&th=1
I just wanted to make a quick post that these camera companies are removing and deleting reviews on the Amazon pages that alert people to the behavior that I outlined in my previous post: Chinese IP Cameras – The next Trojan Horses? VimTag/BEW/Fujikam
ALL the reviews on the BEW version are gone and the ones I left on the VimTag ones are removed as well. In addition to that they are now being sold under the “LeFun” brand.
LG G5 Promotion Site Link: http://www.lg.com/us/mobile-phones/g5/promo/carrier-selector
Many other users have posted online today since the LG G5 rebate site went live that they are getting an “IMEI number is invalid. (1)” when trying to submit their promotion info.
I was having the same issue and then remembered that some phones used to show a MEID number that is 1 digit shorter (on the last digit) than the IMEI. I deleted the LAST number of my IMEI number from the entry and it worked! I just wanted to share this in case someone else was having the same issue. Here’s my confirmation email!
At the end of January I made a post about giving OwnCloud a spin as a replacement for DropBox. I used this solution for over a month and overall I was quite happy with it, but there was one killer feature that made me go back.
What does it do well? The desktop to cloud sync works very well. It works the same way that DropBox does. It does sometimes take a while for the initial sync but after that it is on par for smaller updates with dropbox. There is the ability to have multiple users and also plugins are available to extend the features of the OwnCloud server. You can even leverage 3rd party cloud storage services (DropBox, Google Drive, Amazon S3, etc). This is a nifty feature but I did not use it.
I wanted to make this post longer but it really doesn’t need to be. The bottom line is that if you use OwnCloud mainly for desktop to desktop sync and maintaining a backup in the cloud this will work very well for you. The thing that made me go back to DropBox is that the camera upload function of their Android app was simply too fickle and unreliable to actually get the photos up to the owncloud server. In addition to being fickle it will NOT upload video files. I heavily rely on this everyday and this was the killer feature that DropBox just did well.
Again if you just need a desktop to desktop with cloud backup then OwnCloud is great. But if you rely on the camera upload feature of DropBox then you will be very disappointed as this just simply does not work well.