The difference between American and European mobile phone providers are vast, and the modern traveler is likely to run afoul if they are unprepared, running up a surprisingly large bill! Here's a rundown of my standard techniques to prepare my American mobile phone for travel abroad. Frequency Compatibility The first thing to do when considering a trip abroad is checking … [Read more...] about How to Prepare Your AT&T Phone for Travel Abroad
The Tech Field Day events I run are hotspots of social media, but it has been hard building an Internet presence to keep up. Constantly on the move, I need a flexible network with scalability and failover (and fail-back) between 3G/4G and wired Internet. My latest design relies on CradlePoint's MBR1200 "Failover Router", which can load-balance across multiple 3G and 4G data … [Read more...] about Building a Combination 3G/4G/Wired Wi-Fi Network
Apple may make their product lines easy to understand, with simple and consistent names, but there sure are a lot of iPad 2 models. Which iPad is the best choice? I picked the 32 GB Wi-Fi model personally, but I can see cases where others might prefer a 3G or base model. Let's consider it. The iPad 2 Model Lineup There are no less than 18 different iPad 2 models: 16 … [Read more...] about Which iPad is the Best Choice?
Rather than making a ton of predictions about the coming year, I'm going to make one big one: 2008 will be the year that the mobile phone market in the USA finally opens up, catching up to the standards of the rest of the world. For the first time, the average American will be able to walk into a store and buy a working phone, rather than signing their life away for a … [Read more...] about 2008 – The Year the US Mobile Phone Market Normalizes