Windows 10 Video Tour (Preview)

You may have heard about Microsoft’s announcement regarding the upcoming Windows 10 (they’re apparently skipping version 9). Once again, Scott Hanselman has put together a short video (less than 8 minutes), this time covering the major features of the technical preview. The improved Start Menu and better integration between full screen apps and the desktop look like a very positive step forward.

eWallet Gets Cloud Sync in iOS and Windows versions

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We’re very proud to announce that eWallet’s SyncPro® engine now includes support for syncing to the cloud. What does this mean? With version 8 of eWallet for iOS and eWallet for Windows PC (desktop) you now have an additional way to sync and backup that makes use of cloud services, and doesn’t require a direct connection between devices. With cloud syncing you consider the wallet in the cloud to be the master, and then you can sync multiple devices (desktops, laptops, iPhones, iPads, iPod touches) to that master wallet.

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Does this mean you now have to use cloud sync? No, not at all. Cloud syncing is an additional feature — we still offer the direct sync methods as well if you don’t want to store your wallet in the cloud. Ok, fine, but what about the Mac and Android versions? We plan to add cloud sync services to those platforms as well, and although we can’t say when they will be ready, we are already working on them.

A lot of other work went into these releases as well. The iOS version got improved iOS 7 support for both iPhones and iPads, and the existing iCloud support was upgraded to use our SyncPro engine for card level syncing. The iOS version now gives you the choice of using iCloud or Dropbox for syncing and backup. The PC version has a new Sync Manager to keep all sync related activities, including setting up a new sync location and changing sync settings, in one easy to access place within eWallet. We also added a new Security Manager so all security settings are available from one place. The UI was also updated in several places to make tasks easier to get to, and information easier to read.

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A special thank you to our beta testing team, we got some wonderful feedback and incorporated much of it in the final versions. If you’re interested in participating in a future beta, or have any questions or comments about the release, please contact us!

eWallet 8 for iOS runs on iOS 6 and iOS 7. This update is free for all users who already own a license of eWallet version 7 for iOS on compatible devices, and is delivered by Apple’s on-device App Store. Get all the info about eWallet for iOS here on our site.

eWallet 8 for Windows PC runs on all versions of Windows 7, and runs on Windows 8 and 8.1 in Desktop mode. This update is free for all users who already own a license of eWallet for Windows PC (desktop), version 7; you can download or upgrade to the latest Windows PC version from our site (you do not need new registration codes). If you have version 7.5 or later with automatic updates turned on, you’ll get prompted to update to the latest version (you can press “Check for Updates” in the About screen too). Get all the info about eWallet (including access to a 30-day trial version) here on our site.

eWallet and SyncPro are registered trademarks of Ilium Software, Inc.

Protecting your information

life preserverMore and more people are living their digital lives entirely out of their mobile devices, but the convenience of keeping your data with you may also be keeping all of your eggs in one basket.

Each mobile device is unique and the information you keep on a device is often just as unique as the files and documents you might keep on a computer. So like a computer, you should always take steps to preserve and backup any of the important information you save on your mobile devices.

Backing up everything on iOS devices can be as easy as making a full device backup using iCloud or iTunes on your computer. For Android, connecting your device to the computer can let you pick and choose the important data you’d like to copy as a backup.

No matter what type of device you’re using, it’s very important to make sure you are in control of your system. A reputable anti-virus application can be a good thing to add to your device, but as with any apps you install, your own research and caution is the best defense against malware.

Being in control of your system is even more imperative if you plan on using any kind of memory/file cleaning app for your mobile devices. Because “cleanup” type apps are specifically designed to delete information, they should be used with caution. If possible, set cleaner apps to ignore your most used programs and always double-check the information that the cleaner wants to delete before allowing it to clean. (Remember those backups?)

eWallet 7.6 for Android now available

eWallet logoThe new 7.6 version of eWallet® for Android is now available. This release includes the often requested AutoPass feature, some UI improvements, and several fixes.

AutoPass is a feature that automatically sends the user name and password from your wallet to the web page when you visit a site from a link within eWallet. The AutoPass feature can be turned on/off globally as well as on a card-by-card basis.

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We also made some improvements for when the keyboard shows and hides itself so there’s not so much up and down between fields. Certain devices were reporting the wrong IP address for sync and that has been sorted out in this version. Finally, a few users were running into some crashes and we fixed those too in this release.

Thanks to all of you have have taken the time to write to us with suggestions — we appreciate all the great feedback and please keep it coming.

eWallet for Android runs on Android OS 2.3.3 to 4.x including both phones and tablets. This upgrade is free for all users who already own a license of eWallet version 7 for Android. If you purchased a copy from Google Play or Amazon using their app stores, then you’ll be able to use the Update feature in the respective store to get the new version. Get all the info about eWallet here on our site.

You can find eWallet in both Google Play (aka the Android Market) as well as on the Amazon appstore.

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eWallet for Windows 8/RT 7.4.1 update

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The new 7.4.1 version of eWallet® for Windows 8.1 and Windows RT 8.1 is now in the Windows Store. This minor version fixes a problem a couple of people reported where the search box would incorrectly take the focus away from the web page when using AutoPass in some cases.

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Thank you for all your feedback and please keep it coming.

eWallet for Windows 8/RT runs on Windows 8.1 PCs as well as tablets running Windows 8.1 or Windows RT 8.1. This update is free (from Microsoft’s store) for all users who already own a license of eWallet for Windows 8/RT. Get all the info about eWallet here on our site.

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eWallet 7.5.2 Update for iOS in App Store

eWallet logoeWallet® 7.5.2 for iOS (iPad, iPhone and iPod touch) is now in the App Store. This release resolves a synchronization issue with the PC that was introduced by a piece of technology used by many Windows applications called “WinINet”. Unfortunately, the Internet Explorer 11 browser appears to have been shipped with a version of WinINet that included a bug that adversely affected people trying to sync eWallet. We already worked around the issue in eWallet 7.6 on the PC side but wanted to also provide a solution for people who haven’t yet had a chance to upgrade eWallet on their PCs.

eWallet for iOS runs on iOS 6 and iOS 7. This update is free for all users who already own a license of eWallet version 7 for iOS on compatible devices, and is delivered by the on-device App Store. Get all the info about eWallet here on our site.

As always, please keep the great feedback coming!

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eWallet 7.6.2 for Windows PC Update

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Today we released eWallet® for Windows PC version 7.6.2, another follow-up to the 7.6 upgrade that went out a few weeks ago. This minor update resolves some screen resolution issues for people who set their display scaling higher than 100% (some laptops now default to 125%).

eWallet 7.6.2 for Windows PC runs on all versions of Windows 7, and runs on Windows 8 and 8.1 in Desktop mode. This update is free for all users who already own a license of eWallet for Windows PC (desktop), version 7; you can download or upgrade to the latest Windows PC version from our site (you do not need new registration codes). If you have version 7.5 or later with automatic updates turned on, you’ll get prompted to update to the latest version (you can press “Check for Updates” in the About screen too). Get all the info about eWallet (including access to a 30-day trial version) here on our site.

Thanks as always for your feedback and please always feel free to contact us!

eWallet 7.6.1 for Windows PC Update

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Today we released eWallet® for Windows PC version 7.6.1, a quick follow-up to the 7.6 upgrade that went out a few days ago. It’s a minor update that includes a fix to show category names in the Recent Cards and Search lists, and we also added tooltips the Quick Password and Add Details buttons on the edit screen.

eWallet 7.6.1 for Windows PC runs on all versions of Windows 7, and runs on Windows 8 and 8.1 in Desktop mode. This update is free for all users who already own a license of eWallet for Windows PC (desktop), version 7; you can download or upgrade to the latest Windows PC version from our site (you do not need new registration codes). If you have version 7.5 or later with automatic updates turned on, you’ll get prompted to update to the latest version (you can press “Check for Updates” in the About screen too). Get all the info about eWallet (including access to a 30-day trial version) here on our site.

Thanks as always for your feedback and keep it coming!

eWallet for Windows PC 7.6

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Today we released eWallet® for Windows PC version 7.6 with several new features, many of them user-requested:

  • Card display updated to simpler, cleaner look
  • Updated password generator and added new “instant password” button
  • Editing screen improved for easier entry and updating of information
  • New interface for adding additional detail fields
  • Note Card and Picture Card display improved
  • Credit card images updated
  • Fix to sync with FTP sites for systems with IE 11
  • Other miscellaneous improvements and fixes

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We made several user interface changes with this release, all with the goal of making your information easier to read, enter, and edit. One of the areas that was completely redone was the Password Generator. We really wanted it to be very easy to generate passwords, so you can now easily configure your default password rules, then when you press the little password button to the right of any password field, you’ll instantly get a new password built using those default rules.

Internet Explorer includes a piece of technology used by many applications called “WinINet”. Unfortunately, IE 11 appears to have been shipped with a version of WinINet that included a bug that adversely affected people trying to sync eWallet with FTP sites. eWallet 7.6 works around this bug so if you ran into it, upgrade eWallet and you should be all set.

eWallet for Windows PC runs on all versions of Windows 7, and runs on Windows 8 and 8.1 in Desktop mode. This upgrade is free for all users who already own a license of eWallet for Windows PC (desktop), version 7; you can download or upgrade to the latest Windows PC version from our site (you do not need new registration codes). If you have version 7.5 or later with automatic updates turned on, you’ll get prompted to update to the latest version (you can press “Check for Updates” in the About screen too). Get all the info about eWallet (including access to a 30-day trial version) here on our site.

Thanks as always for your feedback and keep it coming!

eWallet 7.4.4 for Mac OS X Update

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Today we released eWallet® for Mac OS X version 7.4.4. It’s a minor release that includes a fix for handling invalid bookmarks, a piece of Mac technology that helps manage permissions to files. A big thank you to our beta testers for helping us sort out this issue; not many people seemed to be effected but we’re happy to have it resolved.

eWallet for Mac runs on OS X 10.7 (Lion) or later. This upgrade is free for all users who already own a license of eWallet version 7 for the Mac. If you purchased a copy from Apple using their Mac App Store, then you’ll be able to use the Update feature in that store to get the new version. Get all the info about eWallet (including access to a 30-day trial version) here on our site.

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Thanks as always for your feedback and keep it coming!