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MOBILedit! is an application that provides an interface between your phone and your computer. It was designed to help improve productivity and communication by allowing input using the computer to be downloaded into the phone. It allows someone to send photos, SMS messages, documents, ring tones and much more to and from your phone.
There are two versions of MOBILedit!. MOBILedit! Lite is designed for the end user, while MOBILedit! Forensics is to help aid in forensic investigations. MOBILedit! Lite is downloaded as an evaluation version and can be purchased for $25. It supports more makes and models than any other program of its type. It allows edits to anything from the time on the phone to the contacts in the phonebook, all from a computer. It also can backup all the information on the phone to a computer in case you lose the phone. This makes for an easy way to get everything back onto the new phone.
This application allows communication with phones via BlueTooth, Infrared, or cable, depending on the model of phone. The basic drivers for each phone are installed with the program. However, if another driver is needed, they can be downloaded from the website assuming the phone is supported.
A unique thing about this program is it can send SMS messages and phone calls directly from the computer, monitor battery life, signal quality, and the current network operator. It does not just pull the data off the phone when needed and push it back when it’s done; it monitors everything on the phone continuously. It displays everything on the phone to the screen of the computer, allowing an easier input and use of the phone. It actually allows you to control your phone from your computer.
There are some good reviews for this product on their website. It seems as if the users realize the wide variety of phones it connects with and appreciates that. It is stated that it has an easy to use interface. All functions of the program are on the main screen and it looks much like that of Microsoft Outlook. It is also fully compatible with Microsoft Outlook, allowing the user to synchronize email onto his phone with Outlook. Multiple devices can be configured to connect to MOBILedit!. This allows you to use the same program to interface with multiple phones.
From a forensics point of view, MOBILedit! Forensic edition is the way to go. It collects all the data from the mobile phone and generates an extensive report onto a PC that can be saved or printed. MOBILedit! Forensic is a fully enabled forensic cellular phone solution with the architecture that in the future should be able to support virtually all cellular phones. MOBILedit! Forensic allows for the customization of the output from the cell phone which makes the data completely adaptable to the needs of each judicial system. MOBILedit! Forensic also has frequent updates and upgrades so that you can be sure you are using the absolute latest in technology.
MOBILedit! Forensic has the ability to cater to the entire world with reports that can be generated in any language. The ability to create specific templates for specific functions is also a function of MOBILedit!. These template files can be created in tools such as MS Word and many other text editors. MOBILedit! Forensic will read this template and insert all data gathered from the device. This means that there is no need to import or export stubs of data from SIM cards or phones.
The reports that MOBILedit! Forensic outputs are secure, as the final report document is created without the touch of a human hand. MOBILedit! Forensic is read-only so it prevents changes in the device, which could mean the disappearance of evidence. All items are also protected against later modifications by a hash code used in digital signatures. All blocks of data like the phonebook are protected by the MD5 hash algorithm. Each item has its own MD5 code to help you quickly locate the possible place of modification.
You are able to generate reports from devices presently connected to the computer and reports can also be generated from phones that were connected in the past using the backup file. So if you are pressed for time, you can simply run backups and later generate nice reports.
Today’s mobile phones are a complicated world of themselves and it is not easy to offer a single program for their control. MOBILedit! is designed with architecture similar to that of operating systems. The result is that you can add new applications and drivers, and in the same way that Windows or Linux resolves the complexity of computer hardware, MOBILedit! reconciles the differences between mobile phones.
With this revolutionary software, you can add applications to enhance its functionality for future phones and new features. For example, if your phone supports MMS, you can add an MMS application to MOBILedit!; you can add the ability to edit, upload, or download pictures, control a camera and view movies, as well as all future functions that have yet to become available.
In addition to applications, you can also add drivers, which cover the differences between mobile phones at a low-level. Therefore, any mobile phone can be supported. The driver interface is open and COMPELSON Labs even offers the source codes of their drivers.
In summary, MOBILedit! Lite is perfect for the end-user. It allows them to manually edit many features of their phone from their home computer. MOBILedit! Forensic allows you to read data from a phone directly onto a PC. This data can be saved to a file or exported into any supported format. Because no data can be altered, it is completely concrete and admissible in a court of law. With all the expansion features that MOBILedit! supports, this program will continue to flourish and grow to support many more cell phones than it already does.