8 02, 2011

Hands on with Verizon’s Pantech UML290 4G LTE modem

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No, we're not a Verizon blog (we're still on AT&T) but we have had the opportunity to put a lot of the new Verizon gear through the paces lately.  Our latest frolic was with the Pantech UML290 from Verizon.  It's the first 4G-capable, Mac-compatible modem available from Verizon.  The modems have been available from VZW for a couple months but they weren't Mac-compatible.  Thankfully, VZW pushed out an update to the VZAccess Manager software last week... we downloaded, installed and tested ri [...]

29 12, 2010

Paper books should come with digital copies

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This holiday season, I faced an unexpected, challenging dilemma: I had a few books to buy but I didn't know where -- or how -- to buy them.  First there was the argument of digital or old-fashioned paper.  On the paper side, you have to choose between hardcover and paperback... that's not too difficult.  The digital side has the option of buying through the iBook Store -- this assumes that Apple's iPad will continue to be the best digital reader on the market -- or play it safe with Amazon and d [...]

5 05, 2010

iPhone OS 4.0 Beta 3 now available

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For those of you who aren't "in the know," Apple has released its third beta of iPhone OS 4. If you've been messing with previous betas, you'll realize that the builds have been anything but stable... until now. Beta 2 had some weird issues with Wi-Fi and the Camera Roll: those appear to be fixed and Beta 3 is relatively stable. We haven't had any apps crash on us all day. Apple did run into a problematic issue with Xcode in the initial release of Beta 3 but that has since been resolved. We're r [...]