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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

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

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

Nokia was the world's largest computer maker in 2008

The tech community is gearing up for CES and Macworld Expo 2009 events this week and it is expected there will be new from the large computer makers, Apple, HP, Dell, Lenovo, etc. However, did you know that Nokia is now the world's largest computer maker with 13.8% of market share? HP, Dell, Apple, Acer, Lenovo, RIM, and Toshiba follow in the stats. These numbers only include the Nokia smartphones and not all of the Nokia mobile phones (Series 40 phones are quite powerful too, but not included) or devices (Nokia Internet Tablets are not included), which would increase their numbers even more.

January 4, 2009 by

Google Android OS ported and running on the Nokia N810 Internet Tablet

The T-Mobile G1 is an impressive device that has been performing rock solidly for me these past few weeks. The idea of running the Google Android device was to have it move from phones to other devices in the future and according to Linux Devices an enterprising developer has ported Android to the Nokia N810 Internet Tablet. I enjoy using the N810 and would love to try out the Android OS on this Linux-based device. With its WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity, the device is more than capable of staying connected for Google syncing.

December 8, 2008 by

Apple patent application for RF module

A recent patent application filed by Apple describes its vision for a new Personal Area Network (PAN) that would link RF modules in everything from clothes to accessories which would communicate with each other and connect to the Internet.The PAN would include both short range (WiFi and Bluetooth) and long range (GSM, EDGE, etc) communication "which would be able to communicate with and identify themselves to any other modules around and, potentially, piggyback their way onto the Internet.

October 23, 2008 by

HP should be shipping the iPAQ 900 series Mobile Messenger soon

There is definitely not a lack of choice in new mobile phones this year with the Apple iPhone 3G, HTC Touch Diamond, Samsung OMNIA, Nokia E71, BlackBerry Bold, and more being announced/leaked and shown all over the internet. It was last September when HP announced new Windows Mobile devices and thanks to a post at jkOnTheRun I found out that HP's new HP iPAQ 900 Series Business Messenger announcement made yesterday.

June 11, 2008 by

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