Category: Switching

How to Check a Website’s Availability

Quick tip for tonight. Sometimes you might not be able to reach a particular website for one of many reasons, including: the website being down for maintenance, the website being flooded, a link between you and the website going down. It’s hard to tell unless you have another internet connection handy (like a mobile phone …

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Panasonic 803 Series Premium DECT Cordless Phone

Panasonic 803 Series Premium DECT Cordless Phone

Last time, I covered the Panasonic washing machine that was shown off at the recent Panasonic home appliance launch last week. Today, I am going to cover off the new cordless phone that will be added to the existing lineup. Granted, these days landline telephony might be viewed more as a legacy service compared to …

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IPv4 Addresses: A Finite Resource

From time to time, you may have seen the newspapers (or their online counterparts) drag out a story about IP addresses running out accompanied by some sort of estimate as to when they will run out. It’s a cheap story to run and any non-technical journalist can get away with some basic coverage. Doing a …

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iPhone 4 – It’s not 4G!

One thing I have noticed lately is that people are incorrectly referring to the iPhone 4 as the iPhone 4G. This also occurred well before the official announcement of the device. ┬áSure, some people might not know any better but the technological purists amongst us do have a good point as to why we should …

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Skype – Free Voice and Video Calls for the Masses

Skype (Conversation Window)

Traditionally, people have relied on landlines and more recently mobile phones to keep in touch with their friends and loved ones. Sure, costs to call people interstate or internationally have come down over the years and mobile caps are helpful to a degree but you still end up having to bear the cost of communication. …

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Circuit vs Packet Switched Networks – Packets are the Future

Having studied data network and telecommunications concepts and principles at university, I know the difference between circuit and packet switched networks but I suspect that the regular person on the street does not have the same level of knowledge or awareness. As such, I thought I would flesh this out a bit so that people …

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