Category Archive: Connectivity

Sep 15 2014

Aftershokz AS500 Bluez 2 Open Ear Wireless Stereo Headphones Unboxing

I have gone through a number of headphones over the years as I’ve either been interested in or required specific features, such as: noise-cancellation, Bluetooth connectivity (to use with my Lumia 1520), built-in microphone, software integration with other peripherals (i.e. keyboard and mouse). My Logitech UE9000 headphones seemed to easily cover all of those features …

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Jun 25 2014

iOttie Easy Flex Wireless Qi Charging Car Mount Review

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Introduction Again, I want to thank MobileZap for sending out the iOttie Easy Flex Wireless Qi Charging car mount for me to review on my blog. This car mount was one of a number of solutions physically and technically suitable for my new Nokia Lumia 1520 – this is just one of the wider range of wireless chargers on …

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Sep 28 2013

Get the Most Out of USB 3.0 Flash Drives

This may seem obvious to technically minded people but given the similar look of standard USB ports you could forgive unsuspecting users for thinking that there is no difference between them all. However, if you look closely you can quickly work out which devices you should connect to which USB ports. If you see in …

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Sep 12 2013

Show Your Support for the Original NBN Vision

Just a short one for today. I usually steer clear of writing about telco matters given my employment in the industry but I really think this is an important matter for all Australians to consider. The new Coalition Government wants to change the scope of the NBN project to become a fibre to the node …

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Sep 11 2013

Billion BiPAC 7800DXL Router Modem Unboxing

Leading on my article from yesterday I had to replace my old Dynalink RTA1025W ADSL2+ router modem given that it no longer worked. Even after having the line speed reduced on the DSLAM did nothing so out I went and fetched the Billion BiPAC 7800DXL router modem. Unboxing video is below: This router modem has …

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Sep 10 2013

Rationalising Network Hardware

Well, as luck would have it on a day when I am working from home the ADSL router modem bites the dust but fortunately I had a couple of 3G connections as backup. The trusty old Dynalink RTA1025Wjust couldn’t manage to sync up to the exchange anymore and would have pushed at least a couple …

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Sep 02 2013

International Data Roaming on the Cheap with Prepaid Abroad

In a week my wife will be going on a trip to Denmark and of course she will be taking her iPhone and iPad both as a means to stay in touch and capture highlights along the way. However, Denmark doesn’t seem to have any great local deals for data packs and none of the …

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Aug 15 2013

Handling NTLM Proxies on Android Without Rooting

This might be a bit of a bugbear if you’ve tried using your Android tablet on the Wi-Fi at work only to find that the corporate proxy server uses NTLM (NT LAN Manager) authentication instead of basic or plain text authentication. Android doesn’t have native support for NTLM authentication for proxy server which means that …

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Jun 25 2013

Finding Out About COM-MID1 On Your Network

Here’s a quick tip. If you’ve logged into your router and have found COM-MID1 in the list of hosts with IP addresses I wouldn’t blame you for thinking that your home network might have been compromised. Whilst I don’t discourage such a reaction it is prudent to do some investigation before jumping to conclusions. In …

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Jun 24 2013

Panasonic AX2 Business Rugged Convertible Ultrabook Unboxing

The unboxing videos keep on rolling! So far in the last week I’ve been very lucky to unbox: the Panasonic HC-X920M 3D camcorder, the Pebble smartwatch, the Ouya Android-based console. This time around, we get back into mainstream computing with an ultrabook from Panasonic that you probably haven’t seen in the shops. Panasonic isn’t well …

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