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Kangaroo Mobile Desktop PC (A really tiny PC!)

Hi all,

I have a Kangaroo Mobile Desktop PC for sale that I imported from the US in February 2015.

Review: Link

Specs:

  • Intel Atom x5 Z8500 1.44 GHz Processor
  • 2GB LPDDR3 RAM
  • 32 GB eMMC
  • 802.11 AC wireless + Bluetooth
  • Fingerprint reader
  • 1 x USB 2.0 + 1 x USB 3.0
  • 1 x HDMI
  • Windows 10 Home
  • Built-in battery (4 hours when new, but never tested)
  • Item Dimensions…

Kangaroo Mobile Desktop PC (A really tiny PC!)

Kangaroo Mobile Desktop PC (A really tiny PC!)

Hi all,

I have a Kangaroo Mobile Desktop PC for sale that I imported from the US in February 2015.

Review: Link

Specs:

  • Intel Atom x5 Z8500 1.44 GHz Processor
  • 2GB LPDDR3 RAM
  • 32 GB eMMC
  • 802.11 AC wireless + Bluetooth
  • Fingerprint reader
  • 1 x USB 2.0 + 1 x USB 3.0
  • 1 x HDMI
  • Windows 10 Home
  • Built-in battery (4 hours when new, but never tested)
  • Item Dimensions…

Kangaroo Mobile Desktop PC (A really tiny PC!)

Cryptomining, ransomware are top malware in 2017

Cryptomining, using tools to hijack a user’s CPU to mine cryptocurrency; ransomware and mobile malware continued to plague enterprises in 2017, according to a top malware report issued by Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.

The report, which investigated the top security issues facing enterprises in the last half of the year, said 20% of organizations were infected by cryptomining malware that in some cases can diminish CPU processing by more than half.

Check Point, based in San Carlos, Calif., also said in its top malware report that attack vectors shifted during the last half of the year, with infections based on the Simple Mail Transfer Protocol eclipsing those on HTTP. The increase — from 55% during the first half of 2017 to 62% after July — reflected the number of skilled hackers targeting vulnerabilities in documents, particularly Microsoft Office.

Mobile attacks, meantime, became more nefarious. The Check Point top malware study found that enterprises are now becoming vulnerable to threats either launched by mobile devices or through mobile malware such as Switcher.

“The second half of 2017 has seen cryptominers take the world by storm to become a favorite monetizing attack vector,” said Maya Horowitz, Check Point’s threat intelligence group manager, in a statement. “While this is not an entirely new malware type, the increasing popularity and value of cryptocurrency has led to a significant increase in the distribution of crypto-mining malware. It’s clear that there is still a lot that organizations need to do to fully protect themselves against attacks.”

Check Point based its second-half top malware report on its ThreatCloud intelligence service, which holds more than 250 million addresses analyzed for bot discovery and 11 million malware signatures.

Broadcom releases SDK for ASICs

Broadcom Ltd. issued an open source software development kit, or SDK, to enable developers to customize their use of Tomahawk switch silicon in their operations.

The first version of the kit, dubbed SDKLT, is based on the BCM56960 Tomahawk switch, used within top-of-rack switches and fabric designs. The open source code is downloadable from GitHub, with the associated logical table APIs available through an Apache 2.0 license, Broadcom said.

The SDKLT uses a logical table approach to simplify how developers add features to the switch silicon. All device physical resources, such as media access control address tables, Layer 3 route tables and other functions, are presented within logical tables instead of proprietary function calls, Broadcom said.

“The SDKLT brings a fresh, state-of-the-art software development approach to the broader community of network software developers where they can now fully and directly control and monitor the rich switch feature set optimized for SDN and cloud use cases,” said Ram Velaga, Broadcom’s senior vice president and general manager of switching products, in a statement.

Broadcom’s move follows a similar initiative by Barefoot Networks, which in 2016 released Tofino, a family of switches that can be customized through P4, an open source consortium with more than 60 members.

F5 launches training for app development

F5 Networks has introduced a new training program aimed at speeding up the time it now takes for enterprises to ramp up new applications and services.

The initiative, called Super-NetOps, is focused on enabling engineers and developers to deliver applications through a service model rather than a traditional, ticket-driven approach, Seattle-based F5 said.

By standardizing critical application services and basing how they’re developed through automated toolchains, F5 said applications can go live within minutes.

“Super-NetOps will help network operations professionals build on their decades of experience deploying, managing, maintaining, and securing applications and equip them to deliver the automation and agility needed by DevOps teams,” said Kara Sprague, F5’s senior vice president and general manager, in a statement.

The online course, which is free, will debut with two modules covering DevOps methodologies and the concepts of automation, orchestration and infrastructure as code. Future modules will include training about agile methodologies, application language frameworks and how to deploy third-party automation toolchains.

News briefs: Mobile recruiting interfaces still painful

Mobile recruiting platforms aren’t getting enough attention from HR departments, according to a recent Glassdoor report. Mobile interfaces are clunky and hard to use. They impose required fields that duplicate data that’s already on the résumé.

“Mobile job application experiences remain painful for most job seekers,” said Andrew Chamberlain, Glassdoor’s chief economist, in a report on upcoming trends. This is a problem for employers. Many job seekers today are using mobile devices to reach employer job sites.

It is a consequence of legacy enterprise applicant tracking systems (ATSes) built before the mobile era. Firms are waking up to this fact, and Glassdoor believes improving mobile recruiting systems is on the verge of becoming a priority.

A lot of organizations have a hodgepodge of HR systems. Their primary goal is moving to cloud and to mobile more quickly, said Tony DiRomualdo, senior director of the HR executive advisory program at The Hackett Group, based in Miami.

But mobile is only “widely implemented” in 16% of organizations surveyed last fall by Hackett. DiRomualdo said he believes the percentage is higher for mobile recruiting platforms, because it’s easier to make a business case.  

Mobile recruiting implementation “has been slower than a lot of people in HR would like,” DiRomualdo said. “They have a hard time getting the funding and prioritization for it,” he said.

A new recruiting platform with ATS-like systems

Mobile job application experiences remain painful for most job seekers.
Andrew Chamberlainchief economist, Glassdoor

Recruiting platform vendors are taking on some of the work of internal applicant tracking systems and can give job seekers a better mobile experience. They are creating dashboards and intelligent ranking systems. JobzMall, the latest addition to this trend, is due to launch Jan. 15.

The site, which has about 250 participating organizations and is running in a closed beta, organizes itself around a “virtual shopping mall,” said Nathan Candaner, co-founder of JobzMall, based in Irvine, Calif.

Employers have virtual stores and can use video to create a personalized experience about their business. There are different buildings — such as the startup building, one for nonprofits, another for freelancers and one for larger firms. Job seekers fill out a template on the recruiting platform, which they can use to apply for multiple jobs. The system gives applicants a little more transparency into the progress of their application.

Candaner said he sees a need for this type of recruiting platform. Many job sites today want users to cut and paste their résumés for each job application. The systems give employers little help in managing the applications.

JobzMall gives employers a dashboard, which includes collaborative tools, for managing and viewing applicants in one spot. The system knows what the qualifications are and the skill sets of the applicants. It also learns the employer’s behavior in evaluating candidates. It uses that to help rank and select applicants. “Our system learns, and in time, we do give very pointed candidates to required jobs,” Candaner said.

AT&T 5G headed for 12 U.S. markets this year

AT&T plans to introduce fifth-generation, or 5G, mobile services in a dozen markets by the end of the year, as it aims to become the first U.S. carrier to offer the high-speed wireless network.

The rollout of the AT&T 5G services was sped up by the recent completion of new standards, the company said. In December, international wireless standards body 3GPP finished the new radio specifications that define radio access to the network.

The completed standards provide the specs device and chipset manufacturers need to build 5G products capable of handling data speeds of up to 10 Gbps — 10 to 20 times faster than the current 4G networks. In a statement, AT&T said it’s “confident this latest standards milestone will allow us to bring 5G to market faster.”

Verizon plan differs from AT&T 5G strategy

AT&T rivals Verizon, T-Mobile and Sprint also plan to offer 5G mobile services. However, the companies, including AT&T, haven’t described in detail the services they would provide.

While AT&T focuses on mobile, Verizon has aimed its initial 5G work at residential broadband services, which the company plans to launch in five markets this year. The higher-frequency range of 5G makes it possible for service providers to deliver high-speed internet to homes wirelessly.

Fifth-generation is expected to support tens of millions of new broadband connections at 50 Mbps or more. The higher speeds on fixed and mobile 5G services can power virtual reality applications, driverless cars and 4K streaming video.

While preparing AT&T 5G services for consumers, the company plans to test the technology with businesses across industries. AT&T said the lower latency of 5G would make it useful in edge computing, an architecture designed for the internet of things.

Despite the ongoing 5G rollouts, carriers are not expected to deliver wide-scale services until at least 2020. Manufacturers will need time to build support in devices, and most service providers are content to wait until they reap the full return on 4G investments.

Baramundi Management Suite

The Baramundi Management Suite (which begins at $25.90 per device) is a relative newcomer to our mobile device management (MDM) review roundup. It’s also notable for the fact that the software comes in the form of a virtual machine (VM) intended for either local installation on a server in your data center or for use in the cloud as a server instance in either Amazon Web Services (AWS) or Microsoft Azure. While it might be a solid enough MDM competitor for many small to midsize businesses (SMBs), the Baramundi Management Suite suffers from some unneeded complexity as well as a dependence on Microsoft back-office platforms for full functionality. It’s these issues that keep it behind our Editors’ Choice winner VMware AirWatch for now.

Similar Products

On the plus side, the MDM function is just one part of the bigger picture in the Baramundi Management Suite. Similar to Microsoft Intune, the Baramundi Management Suite also handles some desktop management chores for Microsoft Windows and Apple OS X-based desktops, up to the installation of a new operating system (OS). The downside here is that full functionality requires integration with an external Microsoft Active Directory (AD) domain and a Microsoft Exchange Server for sending email notifications. The first is something we encounter often, but the second has become something of a limitation now that many SMBs are going with hosted email services such as Google G Suite instead of an in-house email server. Our trial system didn’t have access to either of these platforms so we were unable to test all of the features, including the sending of email messages for device enrollment. Additionally, on the MDM side, Windows-based devices also required AD support, which means that shops without AD and Microsoft Exchange will only be able to manage Android and Apple devices with the Baramundi Management Suite.

Installation and Device Enrollment

Installing the Baramundi Management Suite consists of provisioning a VM, which was accomplished by the company for our test instance in the Microsoft Azure public cloud. The same could be accomplished in AWS should you choose to go that route. Connecting to the system uses a remote desktop session to connect you into a Windows Server environment. The one advantage to a VM approach is the consistency of deployment for the management infrastructure across multiple cloud services and on-premises, which means you’ve got easy access to redundancy and scalability should you need it.

To enroll either an Android or iOS device, you simply download the Baramundi Mobile Agent application from the appropriate store and follow the in-app instructions. Baramundi provides a Quick Response Code (QR code) that contains the server and account information so you don’t have to type this in. The agent includes a QR scanning capability, which removes the need for any additional apps. On iOS, the app installs the appropriate certificates to get you securely connected to the server.

We were able to register an iOS phone, a Samsung Galaxy S8+ smartphone, and a Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 device. The Baramundi Management Suite does support the Samsung Knox platform and the ability to block (black list) or allow (white list) specific apps. Only those apps which have been white-listed will be allowed should a user choose to install them. We did find some limitations to this capability depending on the version of Knox you’re using but it shouldn’t be an issue with updated phones.

Management Interface

Opening the Baramundi Management Suite console presents a dashboard that shows the status of Windows devices. The dashboard for mobile devices shows compliance status and rules violations. The Compliance Overview block includes clickable links to take you to another section of the management interface with more detailed information. The graphics displayed are static, meaning you can’t click an image and drill down for further details like you can in other products like VMware AirWatch and SOTI MobiControl. You also can’t modify the dashboard screens.

Like most of the other products in this roundup, the Baramundi Management Suite uses the concept of device profiles to configure specific settings. One difference from products such as and SOTI MobiControl is that the Baramundi Management Suite uses the concept of a universal profile to apply the same basic settings to all platforms. Creating a profile consists of settings collected into groupings they call “building blocks.” For example, one building block addresses restrictions on hardware such as the camera. Other building blocks include settings for Wi-Fi access points and virtual private network (VPN) credentials.

Once a profile has been created, it must be deployed by using a job. Jobs perform a number of different actions, including installing or uninstalling an app or profile; locking, unlocking, or wiping a device; and compiling a hardware or software inventory. Performing an action such as a device lock or wipe requires several steps, including creating a job to accomplish the task and then deploying it to a specific device. This seems more cumbersome for mobile devices than simply right-clicking and choosing “Lock Device” as in other systems such as SOTI MobiControl.

Viewing individual devices lets you see pertinent information about the device and perform specific tasks such as assign a job or edit the owner details. A Device Actions menu item on the page only let you deactivate the device. To do anything else requires creating a job. Creating a new job happens under the Jobs section. The Baramundi Management Suite includes a number of standard jobs to do things such as take a hardware and software inventory or distribute an app. Initiating a device wipe requires a number of steps to first create the job and then assign it to a specific device. This amount of effort would become quite tedious for most administrators after the first few device wipe requests.

Reporting was one strong area for the Baramundi Management Suite. A long list of pre-defined reports gives you access to most of the pertinent information. Creating new reports requires a full version of Crystal Reports which is an additional cost but does offer a robust report building tool. On the downside, the Baramundi Management Suite interface was not as intuitive as other products, like and SOTI MobiControl. It’s also missing features such as geofencing, geolocation, or mobile expense management (MEM). The geolocation feature is a significant one when an employee loses his or her device.

Pricing

The base price for a single Baramundi Management Suite device is $25.90 plus a yearly maintenance cost between $3.50 and $5.50 depending on contract length. While that sounds like a lot, it actually puts the Baramundi Management Suite among the cheapest of all the products we tested, along with AppTec360 Enterprise Mobility Management.

Overall, we liked the Baramundi Management Suite, though we did find that it offers only the basic functionality that we’d expect out of an MDM product. However, it does manage that at a very low cost. Still, it doesn’t fully compare with the capabilities found in the other products in this roundup, notably our Editors’ Choice winner VMware AirWatch. Simple administrative functions, such as wiping a device, require far too many steps when compared to all of the other products in our roundup. Plus, its reliance on Microsoft for full functionality makes life hard on companies that have opted for different cloud-based back-office platforms.

For Sale – i7 6700K Mini ITX Gaming PC

Hi there

Finally I have decided to sell the system all together due to moving on mobile. Mainly bought from scan on February 2016 Have all boxes and the paperwork for warranty purposes.

GPU from Box, top dust filter from DEMCIflex, case, fans and SSD from Amazon

£700 for collection

Recent prices: i7 Mini ITX Gaming PC – muzzydark’s Saved Part List – Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core, GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB Mini, Define Nano S Mini ITX Desktop – PCPartPicker United Kingdom

CPU: Intel – Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor
CPU Cooler: Corsair – H80i GT 70.7 CFM Liquid CPU CooleR (a.k.a H80i v2)
GPU: Zotac – GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB Mini Video Card
Motherboard: Asus – MAXIMUS VIII IMPACT Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard
Memory: Corsair – Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory
Storage: Samsung – 850 Pro Series 256GB 2.5″ Solid State Drive
Case: Fractal Design – Define Nano S Mini ITX Desktop Case
Power Supply: Silverstone – Strider Gold 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply
Case Fan: Corsair – ML120 75.0 CFM 120mm Fans
Case Fan: Corsair – ML140 97.0 CFM 140mm Fans
Other: SilverStone SST-PP05-E; Short cable set for SilverStone PSU Strider series 100% modular
Other: DEMCIflex custom order dust filter for top ventilation of the case

Pictures from my Archived Post: For Sale – Skylake 6700K mini itx Build

PC1.jpeg

PC2.jpeg

PC3.jpeg

PC4.jpeg

PC5.jpeg

PC6.jpeg

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I have monitor, mechanical keyboard, wireless 7.1 headset and bose speakers to go with

-BenQ XL2420G 24 inch LCD Gaming Monitor (G-SYNC, 144 Hz, 1 ms GTG Response Time, 1000:1, 350 cd/m2, 1920 x 1080, 1 ms, VGA/DVI/HDMI/DP) – (No box)
-Corsair VOID PRO RGB Wireless Dolby 7.1 Premium Gaming Headset Special Edition – Yellow
-Corsair K65 RGB 10 Keyless Mechanical Gaming Keyboard – Cherry MX Red
-Bose Companion 2 Series II Multimedia Speaker System

System £700 – Bundle £1000 Collection only

Price and currency: 700 & 1000
Delivery: Delivery cost is not included
Payment method: Paypal, BT, Cash
Location: London N7
Advertised elsewhere?: Advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I prefer the goods to be collected

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For Sale – i7 6700K Mini ITX Gaming PC

Hi there

Finally I have decided to sell the system all together due to moving on mobile. Mainly bought from scan on February 2016 Have all boxes and the paperwork for warranty purposes.

GPU from Box, top dust filter from DEMCIflex, case, fans and SSD from Amazon

£700 for collection

Recent prices: i7 Mini ITX Gaming PC – muzzydark’s Saved Part List – Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core, GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB Mini, Define Nano S Mini ITX Desktop – PCPartPicker United Kingdom

CPU: Intel – Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor
CPU Cooler: Corsair – H80i GT 70.7 CFM Liquid CPU CooleR (a.k.a H80i v2)
GPU: Zotac – GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB Mini Video Card
Motherboard: Asus – MAXIMUS VIII IMPACT Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard
Memory: Corsair – Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory
Storage: Samsung – 850 Pro Series 256GB 2.5″ Solid State Drive
Case: Fractal Design – Define Nano S Mini ITX Desktop Case
Power Supply: Silverstone – Strider Gold 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply
Case Fan: Corsair – ML120 75.0 CFM 120mm Fans
Case Fan: Corsair – ML140 97.0 CFM 140mm Fans
Other: SilverStone SST-PP05-E; Short cable set for SilverStone PSU Strider series 100% modular
Other: DEMCIflex custom order dust filter for top ventilation of the case

Pictures from my Archived Post: For Sale – Skylake 6700K mini itx Build

PC1.jpeg

PC2.jpeg

PC3.jpeg

PC4.jpeg

PC5.jpeg

PC6.jpeg

———————-
I have monitor, mechanical keyboard, wireless 7.1 headset and bose speakers to go with

-BenQ XL2420G 24 inch LCD Gaming Monitor (G-SYNC, 144 Hz, 1 ms GTG Response Time, 1000:1, 350 cd/m2, 1920 x 1080, 1 ms, VGA/DVI/HDMI/DP) – (No box)
-Corsair VOID PRO RGB Wireless Dolby 7.1 Premium Gaming Headset Special Edition – Yellow
-Corsair K65 RGB 10 Keyless Mechanical Gaming Keyboard – Cherry MX Red
-Bose Companion 2 Series II Multimedia Speaker System

System £700 – Bundle £1000 Collection only

Price and currency: 700 & 1000
Delivery: Delivery cost is not included
Payment method: Paypal, BT, Cash
Location: London N7
Advertised elsewhere?: Advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I prefer the goods to be collected

______________________________________________________
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By replying to this thread you agree to abide by the trading rules detailed here.
Please be advised, all buyers and sellers should satisfy themselves that the other party is genuine by providing the following via private conversation to each other after negotiations are complete and prior to dispatching goods and making payment:

  • Landline telephone number. Make a call to check out the area code and number are correct, too
  • Name and address including postcode
  • Valid e-mail address

DO NOT proceed with a deal until you are completely satisfied with all details being correct. It’s in your best interest to check out these details yourself.

For Sale – i7 6700K Mini ITX Gaming PC

Hi there

Finally I have decided to sell the system all together due to moving on mobile. Mainly bought from scan on February 2016 Have all boxes and the paperwork for warranty purposes.

GPU from Box, top dust filter from DEMCIflex, case, fans and SSD from Amazon

£700 for collection

Recent prices: i7 Mini ITX Gaming PC – muzzydark’s Saved Part List – Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core, GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB Mini, Define Nano S Mini ITX Desktop – PCPartPicker United Kingdom

CPU: Intel – Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor
CPU Cooler: Corsair – H80i GT 70.7 CFM Liquid CPU CooleR (a.k.a H80i v2)
GPU: Zotac – GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB Mini Video Card
Motherboard: Asus – MAXIMUS VIII IMPACT Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard
Memory: Corsair – Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory
Storage: Samsung – 850 Pro Series 256GB 2.5″ Solid State Drive
Case: Fractal Design – Define Nano S Mini ITX Desktop Case
Power Supply: Silverstone – Strider Gold 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply
Case Fan: Corsair – ML120 75.0 CFM 120mm Fans
Case Fan: Corsair – ML140 97.0 CFM 140mm Fans
Other: SilverStone SST-PP05-E; Short cable set for SilverStone PSU Strider series 100% modular
Other: DEMCIflex custom order dust filter for top ventilation of the case

Pictures on Archived Post: For Sale – Skylake 6700K mini itx Build

Price and currency: 700
Delivery: Delivery cost is not included
Payment method: Paypal, BT, Cash
Location: London N7
Advertised elsewhere?: Not advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I prefer the goods to be collected

______________________________________________________
This message is automatically inserted in all classifieds forum threads.
By replying to this thread you agree to abide by the trading rules detailed here.
Please be advised, all buyers and sellers should satisfy themselves that the other party is genuine by providing the following via private conversation to each other after negotiations are complete and prior to dispatching goods and making payment:

  • Landline telephone number. Make a call to check out the area code and number are correct, too
  • Name and address including postcode
  • Valid e-mail address

DO NOT proceed with a deal until you are completely satisfied with all details being correct. It’s in your best interest to check out these details yourself.