"Unlimited" is the new black for mobile phone operators (at least until the iPhone Black is released in two weeks), but what are the implications for consumers? After a surprise overage of $150 last month, I found out! It seems that I've been burning up the airwaves with calls lately, and my rollover pool dried up. Now I owed them the dough fair and square. So I called … [Read more...] about The Dark Side of Unlimited Mobile Phone Plans
Archives for May 2008
It seems that there is another iPhone gremlin, this time in the interaction between the iTunes Wi-Fi Music Store (as seen on the iPhone and iPod Touch) that can cause your purchases to vaporize. This only seems to apply to folks who have unchecked "automatically sync" and have not previously clicked "Transfer Purchases From..." in iTunes. Here's the situation: You are … [Read more...] about Watch Out When Buying From the iTunes Wi-Fi Store!
Update: I have created another page for custom drive icons in Mac OS X If you're like most people, you have accumulated a large number of removable USB storage devices over the years, from flash-based thumb drives to external hard disks. I have seven of these things sitting on my desk or in by laptop bag right now! But Windows XP and Vista uses the same icon for all of … [Read more...] about Custom Icons Keep Removable Drives Straight
Watching the announcements coming out of EMC World today, one bit of jargon stuck out at me: The EMC bloggers are starting to refer to "data deduplication" as "3D". I had never heard this terminology before yesterday, but the EMCers are all using it, so it must be a popular term inside that company. So I'm just giving my readers a heads-up: 3D is deduplication, at least at … [Read more...] about Jargon Watch: EMC 3D = Data Deduplication
One of the surest of sure things in the storage industry right now is the potential for email archiving solutions. There are literally dozens of products out there, with prices and functionality for pretty much any application. And the growing demand for letigation hold and search has made this an essential technology for any organization - just ask the President!. So how … [Read more...] about Email Archiving: Just Can’t Get Enough