This week I started getting to know a whole bunch of wireless geeks in preparation for Wireless Field Day in March. I also wrote about Light Peak, my search for an AirPrint-compatible printer, and some more on the iPad and ExFAT. On the enterprise IT side, I covered Application Performance Monitoring (with a special offer from SolarWinds) and Dell's potential acquisition of … [Read more...] about Back From the Pile: Interesting Links, December 10, 2010
After Apple added SDXC and ExFAT compatibility to Mac OS X in 10.6.5, I got to wondering if they had added similar compatibility to the iPad in iOS 4.2.1. Although the hardware reader is probably not SDXC-capable, it wouldn't have been too hard to add the ExFAT driver from Mac OS X to iOS. Then, the iPad could import from SD cards formatted as ExFAT and USB-connected … [Read more...] about Is The iPad Compatible With SDXC and ExFAT Cards?
SDXC and its partner, exFAT, are on the rise and gaining support in the latest digital cameras. New Sony models like my NEX-5 add SDXC support, as do new models from Canon, Nikon, and others. Photographers are mainly interested in the increased speed and capacity of these cards, but many will face a challenge when trying to use them in their Macintosh computers. Thankfully, it … [Read more...] about Introducing SDXC and exFAT in Apple Mac OS X
Microsoft already gave the world FAT and NTFS, and both have become common in the non-Windows world thanks to flash drives, SD cards, and portable disks. But the folks from Redmond are now introducing a new filesystem, exFAT. Do we really need a new filesystem? The Rise and Fall of FAT Although computing is a volatile world, standards tend to stick around way past their … [Read more...] about An Introduction To exFAT