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Battery Life, and Miscellaneous

Let's talk about something a lot more interesting, and less irritating, than Internet Exporer security holes, shall we?There have been a couple of questions about battery life in my new HP Pavillion dm1-1020ez, with the Celeron DualCore Su2300 CPU.

January 20, 2010 by

Adam to host SA Transport

The South Australian Department of Transport, Energy and Infrastructure has received an exemption from the state's chief information office to buy hosting services worth millions of dollars from Adam Internet instead of from the existing panel.

January 11, 2010 by

Bluetooth USB Nano Dongle

I have a very strong preference for Bluetooth mice on my netbook and notebook systems. Unfortunately, a couple of them don't have bluetooth adapters - most significantly the HP Pavillion dv2-1010ez, which is becoming my current favorite, and one of the HP 2133 Mini-Notes.

October 11, 2009 by

Cloud grows globally: Russia, South Korea, and Malaysia join Open Cirrus

A global, multiple data center, open-source test bed for the advancement of cloud computing research, Open Cirrus was started last summer by HP, Intel Corp. and Yahoo! Inc. The goal is to “promote open collaboration among industry, academia and governments by removing the financial and logistical barriers to research in data-intensive, Internet-scale computing,” the founders say.

June 12, 2009 by

McKinnon's magician

Who exactly is new Westpac IT executive Sarv Girn, who has newly been poached from Commonwealth Bank of Australia? Is he just a point man for the IT integration of St George, or is he "McKinnon's magician", the boy genius who will lead the bank to its IT nirvana?

March 22, 2009 by

Kensington SlimBlade Trackball Mouse

The Kensington SlimBlade Trackball Mouse has a number of big advantages:- It is small and light enough to be easily taken along and used when traveling (approximately the same size as the Logitech VX nano).- It connects to the computer using Bluetooth, so it saves a USB port, which is precious when my HP 2133 only has two of them.

February 17, 2009 by

Mobile software Monday: WMWiFiRouter turns your Windows Mobile device into a mobile hotspot

Readers have asked me about the capability of tethering your devices to laptops and other devices and I decided to post a review of a very useful utility that lets you turn your Windows Mobile device into a WiFi hotspot. Of all the mobile operating systems around, I think Windows Mobile is the easiest to use as a wired or wireless modem for your laptop and other devices. Windows Mobile 6.1 includes the Internet Sharing utility that lets you connect via cable or Bluetooth to your laptop. However, with the use of Bluetooth PAN and USB it isn't that simple to connect things like the iPod touch or Nokia N810. WMWiFiRouter lets you turn your Windows Mobile device into a wireless hotspot that makes connecting virtually any device quick and easy.

February 1, 2009 by

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