interesting iPhone app; fileBrowser. Access to your home files, music, video.

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    Sep 24, 2014 2:18 PM GMT
    I am still running ios7 on my iPhone (havent been home enough to download it)
    but
    found a file manager (has functions to create directories, copy rename, delete files. Also Associate applications to file types.)

    FileBrowser

    It can access your home files on your iPhone through VPN.

    VPN is a old 80's internet protocol like www or smtp (mail). Establishes an encrypted channel from an outside computer's display & keyboard to your home network. Its like that outside computer is physically safe secure inside your home on your home wifi. VPN itself has been built into the iPhone for years, works well, setup can be a bitch.



    since i only have ios7, the new ios8 is more enabled, not much personal interest yet but down-loaded the Lite version of FileBrowser.
    kinda difficult to tell how much was working because the Lite version was disabled with nag-ware for you to buy the full version.
    On the positive side FileBrowser found my home network via VPN. Built a directory of all my music. The part that didnt work so well was the Association function, difficult to tell if the nag-ware was disabling it or just not working.

    for any tech people with ios8 working:
    -what ios8 VPN enabled file managers are available other than FileBrowser?
    -does the $5.00 full version of FileBrowser work any better?
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    Sep 24, 2014 8:40 PM GMT
    These things are probably dangerous for none technical people. They might remove an important system file.

    But they are useful for seeing how much crap gets stored. Which is another good reason to upgrade your phone every so often; your current one could be getting full.
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    Sep 24, 2014 10:27 PM GMT
    Dunno... I haven't messed with VPN for about ten years. It couldn't deal with the latency in a satellite internet connection - hard to see how a cellular data connection would be much better.
    But I suppose in computer years, that's more like a century ago icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Sep 25, 2014 2:18 PM GMT
    i am not an expert either, got VPN working last year but not my iPhone5 with ios7 didn't do much with it. Moe likely to use it on my portable.

    -using iTeleport I could pull up a screen on my iPhone5 of a computer running at home.
    -the main use was i could be on public wifi, bypass their security evil eye.
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    Sep 25, 2014 10:06 PM GMT
    Not to be pedantic, but VPN is not a protocol. It relies on other protocols to work (like TLS, SSH, IPSec). VPN is just an acronym for Virtual Private Network.