Among the many new features in Apple's iOS version 5 is the ability to update the operating system “over the air” without attaching it to a computer. An added bonus of updating in this manner is a smaller (and thus much quicker) differential or delta download. Today, Apple released the first over the air update to iOS, 5.0.1. Here's how to trigger an automatic over the air … [Read more...] about How To Update iPhone and iPad iOS Software Without a Computer
One of the most common requests from readers of my iPhone and iPad Exchange ActiveSync guides is support for synchronization of tasks. Added in Exchange Server 2003 SP2, wireless synchronization of tasks has not been consistently implemented by mobile devices. Android doesn't have it, and neither does Windows Phone 7 (yet). But iOS 5 will indeed include wireless, over-the-air … [Read more...] about iOS 5 Will Support Exchange ActiveSync Tasks
The most interesting products and companies at Interop Las Vegas 2011 were found around the edges of the show floor. Companies like NEC, Synology, Ciphertex, and Endace may have gone unnoticed in the shadows of towering booths of the industry titans but deserve attention. One such pairing was two Wi-Fi analysis companies, MetaGeek and Ekahau. Both work together to enable … [Read more...] about MetaGeek and Ekahau: Wi-Fi Analysis To Go
Upgrades are an inevitability in our modern technological world. A new phone comes out every year or two, and the migration process begins. So why don't devices have a special mode, priming them for upgrade and migration? This really hit home recently, as I upgraded the hard disks in my Drobo, but it applies equally to laptops, phones, and services like e-mail. So It … [Read more...] about Why Can’t We Prime Our Devices For Upgrades?
This regular series features highlights from the week. My writing: How Will Thunderbolt Affect Enterprise Storage? Introducing Storage for Virtual Environments (From My Seminar) Other great stuff: 1394, DMA, and BitLocker Open-FCoE: Will Software Initiators Win Again? NetApp’s Purchase of Engenio VMware View Client for iPad Released VMware’s … [Read more...] about Back From the Pile: Interesting Links, March 11, 2011