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Toshiba Tecra R950-11F review

The Tecra R950 is a hefty 15.6in. business-grade notebook with an up-to-date set of security and manageability features, integrated mobile broadband and a solid but understated design. It performs well enough for its market, but we'd prefer a higher screen resolution.

September 11, 2012

Virgin Media serves up all-you-can-eat mobile data

Virgin Media has launched a tariff that features all-you-can-eat data, offering it at a discount to existing customers of the company's TV and broadband services.The new Premiere tariff costs £26 per month and includes unlimited texts and data, 2,500 monthly voice minutes, bundled phone insurance and a pre-installed Mobile Rescue remote security app.

June 25, 2012 by

Why we can't trust Telstra with FTTP

One of the strangest arguments against the NBN is that it's going to raise the price of broadband access. What those spouting this argument don't seem to realise is that next-generation access prices won't be any cheaper — and if Telstra has its way, it will make NBN Co's pricing look like loose change while killing VoIP, IPTV and "naked" services.

July 19, 2011 by

iiNet slams Telstra over VoIP stance

National broadband provider iiNet has responded to comments by Telstra that consumer-grade Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) telephony isn't yet reliable enough for use by pointing out that it has 170,000 customers using the technology — and they're very happy, thank you very much.

May 4, 2011 by

Wi-Fi use can slow downloads by 30 percent, study finds

Video-on-demand, VoIP and online gameplay applications are noticeably slower over Wi-Fi than using wired Ethernet connections, the broadband analytics firm Epitiro has said.The company said on Thursday that a small drop in wireless signal can lead to a drop in download speeds of 30 percent and an increase of between 10-20 percent in latency, with packet loss and jitter also being affected.

March 10, 2011 by

AVM Fritz!Fon MT-F

AVM's Fritz!Box routers (such as the Fritz!Box 7390) are notable for the extensive range of VoIP telephony features they offer.

February 7, 2011

Frugal Friday: Optimum Ultra and DOCSIS 3.0, Crapware, When to replace a PC, Engine Yard and Ruby on Rails

Frugal Networker Ken Hess and I discuss my adventures in Optimum Ultra 100Mbps cable broadband service (and experience the hilarity of early adoption when my VOIP cuts out 3 times during the broadcast) the bane of crapware, the decision of when to replace a small business computer, and talk to Michael Mullany, Vice President of Marketing for Engine Yard, a cloud-based Ruby on Rails application hosting provider.Click here to listen to the July 3, 2009 Frugal Friday Podcast.

July 4, 2009 by

Dude, Where's My Phone Bill?

The OOMA is a Voice Over IP (VOIP) appliance that plugs into your broadband connection which provides you unlimited local and long distance telephone service. What's the difference between this and other consumer VOIP solutions such as Vonage or Packet8?

April 27, 2009 by

Toshiba Tecra R10-112

This is a good-looking 14in. ultraportable with a particularly nice display. However, the design leaves it short of space for ports and connectors, while the keyboard has too much flex for comfort.

March 31, 2009 by

Broadband Superguide

This Broadband Superguide consolidates a massive selection of features, blogs, case studies, news stories and whitepapers to provide everything you need to know about broadband.

February 8, 2009 by

Fritz!Box 7270

The Fritz!Box 7270 is well designed and packed with features. DECT and 802.11n are major additions, but the real value lies in the detailed features built around those functions. The 7270 should prove extremely useful as a small office or home gateway.

December 2, 2008 by

VoIP vulnerabilities in Microsoft Communicator

Researchers at VoIPshield Labs have pinpointed a wide range of denial-of-service vulnerabilities in Microsoft Communicator, the unified communications that features business-grade instant messaging , voice, and video tools.The flaws, rated "high severity," could cripple VoIP-powered communications on Office Communications Server 2007, Office Communicator and Windows Live Messenger.

November 17, 2008 by

Building an iPhone application

The iPhone has a terrific touchscreen and great features like 3.5G mobile broadband and GPS, making the iPhone highly suitable for some enterprise mobile applications.

October 21, 2008 by

News to know: Midori; Yahoo; iPhone; VMware

Notable headlines:Mary Jo Foley: On the road to Midori: RedHawk, MinSafe and Sapphire Next Microsoft enterprise instant messaging/VOIP server: Think 2009Microsoft to push XP SP3 via Auto Update on July 10Microsoft to deliver SQL Server 2008 in AugustJason O'Grady: Mac.com, ahem, MobileMe is down for maintenanceTechRepublic: Poll: Does your IT department plan to support the iPhone 3G, with its improved enterprise features?

July 9, 2008 by

The harsh reality of suburban broadband

Like millions of other Americans and many of New York City's "bridge and tunnel" crowd, I live in the 'burbs. While I do a great deal of travel for my full time job, I am also classified as a "mobile" employee, so I'm not formally attached to an office -- I've been issued a company laptop and they pay my monthly broadband, cellular and phone bills, which are in the form of an AT&T Callvantage VOIP account.

June 22, 2008 by

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