Tag Archive: HP

Sep 05 2015

HP Proliant Microserver Gen 8 Unboxing

A bit out of order given that I’ve already put up a video showing how to install a micro SD card or USB stick in the HP Microserver but I can’t let that get in the way of  a good unboxing!   So, why did I choose the HP Proliant Microserver (Gen 8) over building …

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Sep 04 2015

How to Install a Micro SD Card in an HP Proliant Microserver (Gen 8)

Recently, I bought ourselves a new microserver to replace our existing home server which I built six or seven years ago. It was a steal at AU$290 for the entry level HP Proliant Microserver (Gen 8) which ships with the Celeron G1610T CPU and without any hard drives or optical drive. Anyway, given that I …

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Sep 18 2012

Old Printers and New Operating Systems

With Windows 8 almost upon us in terms of full public release and sale it’s worth giving a thought to printer compatibility. Simple tethered printers will usually be less susceptible to being left behind when operating systems are updated however multi-function and networked printers may not fare so well. For instance, I have an aging HP …

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Jun 26 2011

The Lowdown on HP ePrint

Well, over the weekend I got to have a play with a new HP Officejet Pro 8500A Plus (the name is a bit of a mouthful to say the least) and its ePrint functionality. To recap, ePrint basically allows you to send an e-mail from any web connected device in order to print to your …

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Jun 25 2011

HP ePrint – Research Underway

Last year, HP introduced functionality into its higher end consumer printers in the form of ePrinting which allocated an e-mail address to a given printer allowing people to effectively print from anywhere that allowed e-mail access. I was a little skeptical about it in a prior article but have not come across any implementation of …

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May 28 2011

Check Your Laptop as HP Extends Battery Recall

Here’s a heads up for those of you out there with HP laptops that are a few years old. As is usually the case with battery recalls most are undertaken as a precaution to avoid widespread fire hazards, overheating and explosions from occurring. Unfortunately, unless the message is broadcast from manufacturers direct to consumers or …

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Mar 25 2011

BlackBerry PlayBook: RIM Apps or Android Apps?

As the tablet wars start to heat up there was an interesting teaser from RIM about the ability to run Android apps on their new PlayBook tablet. While the details are still a bit murky as to how this will work (either through emulation, “Just in Time” compilation or some other means) it does give …

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Dec 02 2010

HP Retires MediaSmart Server Line – Death Knell for Windows Home Server?

Windows Home Server “Vail” (the second version of Windows Home Server) slated for release by Microsoft next year already suffered a significant setback and subsequent public backlash last week after the announcement that its Drive Extender functionality was to be dropped. Drive Extender provided the very popular storage pooling and selective folder redundancy features found …

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Nov 03 2010

Printer Cartridges – Do Your Homework

Another quick tip for this evening. When we buy a new printer there is a sort of honeymoon period after it comes out of the box and you’ve gone through the process of assembly, connection, installation and the final test print. What we may not realise is the ongoing cost of consumables such ink or …

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