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So you’ve decided to get a tablet PC, but you don’t know how to go about choosing the right solution for your needs. Here are a few tips that might help in your decision.
1. First and foremost which is the hardest decision….which operating system do I want to go with? Do I want to go with a chosen leader for ease of use like the Apple iPad? Do I want to have the freedom to add widgets withing Android Honeycomb? Or are you still addicted to your BlackBerry (in an Apple and Android World) that you want to continue the legacy with a BlackBerryPlaybook? This isn’t the easiest of decisions. The last quarter of this year we will see an influx of Tablet makers and this is one decision that cannot be judged by price and specs. Is it for social networking, remote access to your server, or just looking for an easy way to access your company mail on the go.
2. Next…this decision doesn’t get much easier. Which screen size should I choose? They typically range from the small 7 inch screen to the large 13.3 inch screen. Remember, that bigger isn’t always better or more expensive. Unlike desktop monitors, tablet monitors are meant to be small and handy to carry anywhere. Choose a screen that you are comfortable with, but remember sometimes the bigger they are the shorter the battery life will be!
3. What kind of performance are you looking for? Single core processor? Dual core processor or does it even matter? With a world of tablets coming to the table performance doesn’t always = price. The best “bang for your buck” might be in the middle of the road so avoid the most expensive tablets (unless you have money to burn) and check the consumer reviews of the models you have in your sights.
4. Are you looking for expandability? Determining what type of ports might actually determine which operating system you choose. Typical ports include Type I and II PC card slots, SD card reader, USB ports, VGA port, docking connector, microphone jack, and headphone jack, but Apple limits you to only the microphone jack so expandability is what your looking for than an Android tablet might be what your looking for. Take into account what you might be doing on this tablet in a year to make a better informed decision. 5. Battery life is more important than you may think! Here is a great Wiki that shows a complete comparison of the available models out there with their run times. Once you find a style and OS of your future tablet, make sure it meets your demands for battery life.
The Mobilewiseguy will help guide you with all the different choices and features so contact me.
I had some promotional material made with my new logo from Dave Thompson with Bay Wide Specialties informed me that there was no way for anyone to contact me from this site. So I had a contact form added by my web guy and then I added a Google Voice widget that calls my phone. The widget is great because it gives me control of my calls and eliminates a lot of spam. If I put my phone number on the site I would get text and calls from spammers.
Check it out send me a message or call me.
What does this mean, what can this union provide. Well I have a opinion on what this means. When I saw the Skype acquired Qik I realized right away that’s how Skype was going to integrate video conferencing with computers and mobile devices.Qik’s technology worked great to stream video from mobile phones to the web live so that would be a great fit for Skype. Now Microsoft wants Windows to be the main platform used for all devices to do video conferencing so what better to buy the best company to bring that all together Skype.
Check out the link below
My site was taken down by my hosting company Hostgator because of a security error. Well thats what they told me when I called them but all that web lingo is greek to me. I know mobile phones but not websites and computer programs. They told me they sent a email with the instructions how to correct it and it was easy to do (NOT).
This is what the email said:
Unfortunately, we were forced to suspend the script “/home/curtism/public_html/index.php” as it was causing a high load on the server, and due to this affecting all of the other accounts on the system, we were forced to take immediate action for the health of the server.
We noticed that this is a WordPress blog, and recommend installing the plug-in W3-Total-Cache, and which helps to greatly reduce the CPU required to run a WordPress blog and can help you to have more traffic while using less CPU. You can also find some tips on how to optimize WordPress installations for use on shared servers here (http://return-true.com/2010/05/optimizing-wordpress-for-shared-hosting/). Please note that though this link provides information about WP-Super-Cache, the plug-in W3-Total-Cache can be setup to provide the same sort of caching with the page caching method “Disk (enhanced)”. Also, we would strongly recommend that you enable “Database Cache” and “Object Cache” in the plug-in’s settings for the best performance.
We will need you to update us with your IP address so that we can safely open access for you to make the needed changes to your site. Please let us know how you would like to proceed.
13:38:46 up 66 days, 10:14, 1 user, load average: 3.19, 10.86, 9.28
13:38:51 up 66 days, 10:14, 1 user, load average: 4.69, 11.04, 9.35
13:38:56 up 66 days, 10:14, 1 user, load average: 4.40, 10.87, 9.30
13:39:01 up 66 days, 10:14, 1 user, load average: 4.20, 10.73, 9.26
13:39:06 up 66 days, 10:14, 1 user, load average: 3.87, 10.55, 9.21
13:39:11 up 66 days, 10:14, 1 user, load average: 3.56, 10.37, 9.16
13:39:16 up 66 days, 10:14, 1 user, load average: 3.43, 10.23, 9.13
13:39:21 up 66 days, 10:14, 1 user, load average: 3.16, 10.06, 9.08
13:39:26 up 66 days, 10:14, 1 user, load average: 2.90, 9.90, 9.03
[root@gator713 ~]# user “$user”
curtism 4314 0.0 0.1 38984 15292 ? RN 13:36 0:00 /usr/bin/php /home/curtism/public_html/index.php
*************************** 1. row ***************************
After getting off the phone and reading this email I had to go to the online chat for help with what they wanted me to do. They are in the process of fixing the problem but they can’t tell me what caused the problem. I stll think blogs and a lot of web stuff is still to complicated for the average person and it seems you need a web designers degree to keep up with everything.
It took me days to get this site back up. I have been on the phone with Hostgator support 5 times trying to accomplish what they wanted and I did not realized all my sites hosted with them where down.
Thanks for your patience with this Curtis.
The only choice for the Apple iPhone with data is the $29.99 unlimited data. Verizon Wireless is ending the $15 150MB data package on 1/30/11 and the only choice for Smartphones will be the unlimited package. Verizon will have a new package for simple phones and that will be $10 for 75MB or the simple phones can choose the $29.99 unlimited data package.
Smartphones on Verizon will only have the $29.99 option for data. The introduction of the Apple iPhone was probably a significant factor on this decision.
That $15 150 MB data package was great for most Blackberry users. If you want to save money on your monthly bill because you don’t use much data, change your plan before 1/30/11 and that plan will be grandfather in. I would recommend any Blackberry user to check there data usage and change now.
There is also another great deal being lost because of this data change. The Palm Pixi can add the $15 data package and that also includes 5 GB of hot spot data on the Palm Pixi.
Get the Palm Pixi now!
I wonder if you get a smartphone before the $15 data package ends on 1/30/11 and switch to the Apple iPhone within the 14 day exchange policy if you can keep the $15 data package?
I wanted to do quick video and post it to the web using my cell phone. I thought it would be easy to take the video and then upload it from the phone to YouTube so it can be used on my Blog.
I only can take a short video with my Blackberry Bold 9700 and send the video through MMS to YouTube. The video is sent as a multimedia message to YouTube and the anyone can see your video on YouTube. After the video is uploaded to Youtube it can be link to websites and or Blogs.
The issue I have is that a MMS video is only 30 seconds and the quality is not as good as normal videos that can be taken with the Blackberry Bold 9700. A normal video can be hours long as long as you have room on your media card.
I have a few other ways to upload longer and better quality videos to YouTube. First is after taking a good quality video with the phone take my media card and use the SD adapter to upload the video from my laptop to YouTube.
Secondly is my Motorola Backflip an Android device let’s me upload videos taken with it directly to YouTube without the 30 second restriction. I am sure it has something to do with Google owning Android mobile operating system and Youtube. My first test was a 5 minute video I took waiting for the draw bridge to open. I realized later more than 2 minutes took way too long to upload directly from the cell phone.
Then I remembered using an application on my Blackberry Bold 9000. It is called Qik, this application allow you to stream the video live and the video can be an hour or more. I stopped using Qik only because it is not supported on my Blackberry Bold 9700. Qik works on many devices Android, iPhones, Windows Mobile and some models of the Blackberry.
Qik is the easiest way to put videos on the web.
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Effective July 1, 2010, the price of AT&T FastAccess DSL Direct Lite (768 kbps) to
new customers is increasing from $19.95 to
$29.95 per month.
Existing FastAccess DSL Direct Lite customers will receive a bill notification in June 2010 informing them of a $5.00 per month price increase, from $19.95 to
$24.95 per month beginning July 1, 2010. If an existing customer has been enrolled in the plan for less than six months, this price increase will not take affect until they have six months of service.
FastAccess DSL Direct
• New Offer: Effective July 1 through September 20, 2010: Customers purchasing new FastAccess DSL Direct Lite (768k) and agreeing to a verbal 12-month term can receive introductory pricing of $19.95 per month for 12 months. Monthly price guaranteed for 12 months.
What is a Wireless Internet Card?
Wireless internet cards – also called laptop cards, wireless modems and PC cards – are devices that attach to your computer to give you access to the internet over a wireless carrier’s cellular network. Most wireless internet cards now support 3G data speeds, and are convenient if you want to access the internet wirelessly anywhere, anytime, without a Wi-Fi hotspot or a wired connection.
My laptop has Wi-Fi. Do I need a laptop card?
No, but a wireless internet card and data plan from your wireless carrier will let you access the internet at high speeds from anywhere in the country where your carrier provides coverage – indoors, outdoors, or even on the road. With Wi-Fi you need to be within range of a Wi-Fi hot spot (usually 20-30 feet) to get connectivity to the internet.
How much does this kind of connection cost per month?
To use a wireless internet card, you will need a data plan subscription from a wireless carrier. Most carriers’ standard data plan offers 5 GB (or gigabytes) of data use per month for about $60 per month. This information is intended as a guide and actual usage and rates may vary.
So the standard data plan includes up to 5 GB of data – how much is that?
5 GB is the equivalent of 5,120 MB (or megabytes) of data. Using general assumptions, 5 GB per month lets you send or receive 150,000 emails with no attachments or 50,000 emails with a five page Microsoft Word document attached to each. Surfing the internet, you could visit 30,000 typical web pages per month if you aren’t downloading files. A song download is about 1 MB per song (or 5,000 songs per month). Short internet video clips are about 3 MB, but downloading a 2-hour movie will use about 1.5 GB (that’s only 3 movies per month). We recommend downloading large files when you are connected to the Internet via Wi-Fi or Ethernet, which doesn’t use your 3G data allowance at all. In short, 5 GB is a lot of data for most users. This information is intended as a guide and actual usage and rates may vary.
Can I share my card between multiple laptops?
Your data service will only work with your wireless internet card. You can easily move your card from one computer to another, but it can only be plugged into one computer at a time. Multiple computers can access the internet through a single laptop card if the card is used to power a 3G Wi-Fi router, provided that all PCs are in range of the router’s hot spot. Another alternative is a MiFi, now available with certain carriers. A MiFi has a built-in wireless internet card and allows up to 5 devices to connect simultaneously to the internet via Wi-Fi. Think of it as a mobile hotspot you can control.
Do wireless internet cards work on Macs as well as PCs?
Yes. Most of our wireless internet cards work on both Macs and PCs. Just make sure to choose a card that’s compatible with your laptop.
How do I know which wireless internet card to choose?
Wireless internet cards are distinguished by how they connect to your computer. Some connect via USB, and this may be the best option for you if you are unsure what type of card is compatible with your laptop. Also, there are several 2-in-1 cards available now that come with an Express-to-PCMCIA adaptor, thus allowing the card to be used in either an Express slot or a PCMCIA slot.
I have customers always asking me what does 5 Gigabytes of data mean. This is the allotted amount of usage At&t, Verizon, Sprint and most of the major wireless providers have set as the limit on the amount of data allowed each month for the data cards.
The cost is $60 across the board with all the major wireless providers but At&t charges more tax and fees than Verizon or Sprint. My Verizon USB Data card cost me $60.07 with tax per month and at&t would cost $73 per month with tax.
The chart on this post will show you the amount of email, music downloads and web browsing that can be done on the different data packages.
The lowest package of $35 is for 200 Megabytes and the highest is $60 for 5 Gigabytes.Click the link the below for free offers on laptop wireless internet options.