I recently purchased a Novatel MiFi 2200 on Virgin Mobile (USA) as an emergency fallback networking device for Tech Field Day, and it saved our bacon on-site at Symantec. It literally saved our bacon. See, being a security company, Symantec had a strictly-controlled network that did not allow live streaming to Ustream. Since the CradlePoint PHS300 was in use by the delegates, … [Read more...] about Why Won’t My MiFi Charge?
Anyone with a green bone in their body should love rechargeable batteries, but it’s awfully difficult. Alkaline batteries provide always available power, last a long time, and are widely available and inexpensive, while rechargeables are expensive, unpredictable, and usually dead when you need them. As a fan of green technology, I was frustrated at the prospect of buying … [Read more...] about La Crosse BC-700 Review: A Battery Charger That Does Not Suck
Apple's recently introduced mid-2009 MacBook Pros sure do look nice! I am definitely tempted to trade up my late-2007 model, leveraging the excellent resale value that Mac hardware commands. But two of Apple's trick features for 2009 are already present on my old workhorse: An integrated SD card slot and up to 7 hours of battery life. … [Read more...] about Don’t Be Jealous Of The New MacBook Pros!
Shortly before landing in San Francisco the other day, the MacBook Pro-using guy in the seat next to me leaned over and asked, "how did you manage to use your Mac all the way across the country? Is that some special battery you have?" For a minute, I was tempted to make something up, as in "yes, it's an experimental fuel cell that runs on bovine methane!" Or maybe claim that … [Read more...] about How I Get 7 Hours of MacBook Pro Battery Life