This regular series features highlights from the week. Hop By Hop TCP What is a Switch Network Fabric ? Deal: 1800 mAh iPhone backup battery for a measly $13 Web-based jailbreak returns, supports iPad 2 and any other iOS device Rumor: Apple soldering MacBook Air SSD to motherboard (and why it's a bad idea) (updated 2x) Zerto: Or What I Learned at Tech Field Day … [Read more...] about Back From the Pile: Interesting Links, July 8, 2011
Consumers and businesses love wireless networking, but the latest version of 802.11 "Wi-Fi" will leave many scratching their heads. With a confusing array of optional features, most of which are disabled by default for compatibility, today's 802.11n products will not deliver the performance gains promised by vendors and expected by consumers. Let's take a look at the key … [Read more...] about Not All 802.11n Networks Are Alike
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?
I spent this week at the 2011 Microsoft MVP Summit in Redmond, WA. It was an excellent trip, full of great information that I can't talk about: Microsoft is the only company I have an NDA with! But I can say that no one should count that company out. Although Apple, Google, and Facebook (?!) get all the attention, Microsoft is making some good moves. The Kinnect and Windows … [Read more...] about Back From the Pile: Interesting Links, March 4, 2011
Apple announced the new iPad 2 today, and will begin selling the new device on March 11 in the USA. Predictably, they are clearing out the original iPad models, and there are some great deals to be had! WiFi 3G 16 GB 32 GB 64 GB 16 GB 32 GB 64 GB New $399 $499 $599 $529 $629 $729 Refurbished $349 $429 $529 $479 $559 $659 The … [Read more...] about Great Deals on iPads (for now)