Audit Form is a Web-based iOS app that allows you to create and fill out audits that you can then sync to a server for access elsewhere. The app allows you to log in to the service with a demo account to get a better understanding of how it works; but for full personalized access you'll need to set up an account for yourself on the company's Web site. The app's setup time is extensive and cumbersome, but there are some good tools in here for those that frequently use auditing software on other platforms.
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iAuditor provides a plethora of tools in a streamlined, mobile-friendly interface to manage audits in a number of different fields. Using predesigned templates and offering a library of new templates you can download and implement on the fly, iAuditor is a powerful tool for almost every type of business that performs regular audits, whether in-house or on the go.
Audits are a part of doing business in dozens of industries, many of which require being in the field, constantly taking notes and answering questions. Instead of carrying a bulky clipboard, iAuditor has presented a very viable mobile solution. With prepopulated … Read more
Mangofile offers an all-in-one file management system that can turn a long and painful process of searching through tons of paperwork into a breeze. Even though the program is on the large side, the installation was easy.
The installation wizard takes the user quickly through the setup process. The user is first asked to choose a directory location where Mangofile will store files. Another window prompts the user to set up the administrative account by choosing the username and password. After the user logs in, they can set an additional security question and answer. Although the program is free, you'… Read more
Readers have from time to time requested a list of the "test" tracks I use to evaluate gear. It's a long list, mostly recordings I've used for many years and heard on hundreds of products, and recordings I made myself or from sessions I attended. They work for me, but wouldn't necessarily help you. More than any specific tracks, I recommend starting with music you know best, favorite tunes you've listened to for years, and then listen to how the speaker, headphones, etc., you're considering changes, improves, or degrades the sound of your … Read more
Conan O'Brien recently had a little fun on "Conan" trying to envision what one notable director's interpretation of the recently announced "Star Wars: Episode VII" might look like. The director in question? Wes Anderson. I think you can tell where this one is going...
A nearly four-year tax audit of the Mozilla Foundation is finally over. And it looks like the foundation got off easy by handing over just $1.5 million to the U.S. government.
Mozilla Foundation Chair Mitchell Baker announced in a blog post today that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) closed its audit and agreed to settle with the company.
"I'm happy to note that we've settled the issues raised and the IRS recently closed the audit," she wrote. "We entered into a settlement, under which the Mozilla Foundation paid the IRS US $1.5 … Read more
Facebook has finally satisfied the European Union by disabling facial recognition tagging.
Facebook, which was subjected to an audit by Ireland's Data Protection Commissioner (DPC), was under pressure to implement a variety of changes in Europe, mostly dealing with privacy and security issues. Last December, Facebook had promised to make the changes outlined in the audit document in order to comply with European regulations.
One stumbling block was facial recognition tagging, which prompts your Facebook friends to "tag" or identify you in photos in which you appear.
Facebook has now turned off the feature for European users. … Read more
Hopefully, we all know that we should be careful what we tweet, especially after hearing stories about people who mention being on vacation and come back to find their home burglarized. But slips can happen in the fast-paced Twitterverse.
To see if you may have been careless with your tweets, you can use new service at MyPrivacyAudit.com and find out exactly where you went wrong. Though my quick testing of the service suggests that while it may be better than nothing, its privacy checks are far from infallible.
From the Web site:
Initially, the focus of MyPrivacyAudit is understanding … Read more
Though a full report from the Fair Labor Association's audit of Foxconn isn't expected till next month, the group's head says the FLA has already found "tons of issues."
In a telephone interview with Bloomberg, FLA Chief Executive Auret van Heerden told the outlet that the group had found "tons of issues," and that "I believe we're going to see some very significant announcements in the near future."
What those issues are were not disclosed by van Heerden, Bloomberg reported.
The remarks come just a few days after van Heerden … Read more