• Cubby’s file sync service has changed my work life

    Cubby’s file sync service has changed my work life

    Syncing my data easily between several computers has been a dream of mine for years. As a technology writer, I write about all kinds of data horror stories that people and companies have shared, from bad back-ups to stolen computers to lightning strikes that wipe out critical data. Every time I file such a tale of woe, I always tell myself that I never want to experience any of those scenarios if I can help it. It would simply be too embarrassing to me after I’ve spent so much time telling others how to avoid similar problems. So I relentlessly back up my data using online cloud back-up vendors Mozy and Backblaze, as well as Seagate and Clickfree external back-up drives in my office. Redundancy is so important to me that I even have a separate desktop PC sitting right next to my main work PC so that if the first machine breaks, I can swiftly move to the standby PC. In addition, I email copies of important work files to special email accounts where I can access them whenever I need them, wherever I am. On top of all of that, I also have a Lenovo laptop that I can call into use. You’d think that’s enough redundancy for one person, but alas, it’s still not enough for me. If disaster strikes, I have to go to another machine, find my needed files on my external back-up drives or online cloud back-up sites, then download them to my still-running machine so I ... Читать далее »
  • Bandwidth Ideal Solutions For Bandwidth Hungry Companies

    Bandwidth Ideal Solutions For Bandwidth Hungry Companies

  • What Makes The Metro Fiber Ethernet Solution So Effective?

    What Makes The Metro Fiber Ethernet Solution So Effective?

  • Midcontinent Doubles Speeds, Offers 200 Mbps Service

    Midcontinent Doubles Speeds, Offers 200 Mbps Service

  • CarPlay coming to 2015 Audi models in Europe, North American cars in 2016

    CarPlay coming to 2015 Audi models in Europe, North American cars in 2016

  • VoIP buying guide for small business

    VoIP buying guide for small business

    The cord-cutting movement isn’t limited to consumer cable and Netflix. As Voice over Internet Protocol communication matures and as high-speed Internet becomes cheap and ubiquitous, an increasing number of businesses are ditching conventional landlines and jumping to VoIP. VoIP sounds almost magical: The hype makes it sound more flexible, more full-featured, and best of all, significantly cheaper than placing your calls through traditional telephone service providers. But is VoIP really all it’s cracked up to be? Are the potential pitfalls worth the potential monetary payoffs? I’ll walk you through the basics, discuss the pros and cons, and take a look at three commercial VoIP services of varying complexity. How Does VoIP Work? Generally, things are pretty simple if you’re looking for a hosted service. Many of the top VoIP providers handle all the heavy lifting offsite, delivering calls to your phones and software clients without much hassle, especially if you use phones that are plug-and-play certified for the service in question. The majority require no additional on-site hardware aside from those phones; at most, you might need to find a space for a small box of hardware somewhere on-site. In contrast, maintaining a self-hosted, on-site VoIP system requires a bit more work. You need an IP-based private branch exchange—a VoIP-friendly version of the PBX phone systems that many offices use—to route your calls to the appropriate phones on your network, as well as a device called a PSTN gateway. The PSTN gateway sits between the IP-PBX software and the analog signals of the ... Читать далее »
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    A merger with Port of L.A.? No way, Long Beach officials say

  • Russia sanctions: Why the U.S. and Europe are not quite in step

    Russia sanctions: Why the U.S. and Europe are not quite in step

  • Verizon completes purchase of Vodafone’s 45% stake in Verizon Wireless

    Verizon completes purchase of Vodafone’s 45% stake in Verizon Wireless

  • Benefits of Business Ethernet For A Wide Area Network (WAN) Design

    Benefits of Business Ethernet For A Wide Area Network (WAN) Design

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Cubby’s file sync service has changed my work life

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Syncing my data easily between several computers has been a dream of mine for years. As a technology writer, I write about all kinds of data horror stories that people and companies have shared, from bad back-ups to stolen computers to lightning strikes that wipe out critical data. Every time I file such a tale of woe, I always tell myself that I never want to experience any of those scenarios if I can help it. It would simply be too embarrassing to me after I’ve spent so much time telling others how to avoid similar problems. So I relentlessly ... Читать далее »

Bandwidth Ideal Solutions For Bandwidth Hungry Companies

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Every business needs bandwidth solutions of some sort. For many businesses that require large amounts of bandwidth finding just the right solution….from a cost and application standpoint….can be a confusing process. It doesn’t have to be if you understand what to base your decision on. Like anything in information technology, it really depends on how you will utilize this infrastructure. It certainly doesn’t make sense to provision high capacity transport links if you will use them for a small fraction of the day or the traffic doesn’t warrant it. I think one of the hardest things about this arena is ... Читать далее »

What Makes The Metro Fiber Ethernet Solution So Effective?

What Makes The Metro Fiber Ethernet Solution So Effective?

If you are running a modern business, you will need the most efficient and reliable access to a lot of information, which is why it pays to find out more about Metro Fiber Ethernet. Today, there is a lot of online content with much of it involving multimedia and which is radically different from conventional metro transport technology. This is in fact, the one network technology that is most widely used in the business world and almost every business is using Ethernet at its platform to converge data, internet, video and voice. The simple truth is that this option is ... Читать далее »

Midcontinent Doubles Speeds, Offers 200 Mbps Service

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Midcontinent Communications (see our largely positive user reviews) has announced they’ve doubled the speed of most of their available tiers, and introduced a new 200 Mbps down, 20 Mbps tier. The new speeds will be available to most of the company’s customers in North Dakota, South Dakota and Minnesota (except for their most rural users), with pricing varying by region.   «Recent extensive testing proved that a doubling of our speeds was achievable and even helped handle traffic more efficiently,» the company said in a prepared statement. «With this change we feel we’ve anticipated and jumped ahead of demand.» The company tells CED they’re bonding ... Читать далее »

Benefits of Business Ethernet For A Wide Area Network (WAN) Design

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The choices today for Wide Area Network (WAN) design are wide and varied. No pun intended. Relying on the same old legacy options is no longer necessary with the maturation of Business Ethernet interconnectivity. Your voice/data transmission deserves better. Too often businesses looking to upgrade an existing voice/data network infrastructure… or install a new network for whatever reason… tend to gloss over the advantages a Business Ethernet backbone may present. This may be due to a simple lack of understanding, or perhaps a rush to judgment relying on «what you know» for the final decision. This is unfortunate as Business ... Читать далее »

CarPlay coming to 2015 Audi models in Europe, North American cars in 2016

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Following up on its announcement that it will support CarPlay in its cars beginning in 2015, Audi has provided more details about the rollout. According to the luxury car-maker, iOS CarPlay support will arrive in models for Europe in 2015, while North American models will see the software in center consoles in early 2016. Audi has also detailed how the functionality with be integrated: CarPlay will integrate with Audi’s built-in controls, including the innovative Audi MMI touch system, as well as dial controls and voice controls to easily activate Siri. This gives Audi drivers a variety of ways to minimize distraction on the ... Читать далее »

Siri Port for iOS 7.1.1& iOS 7.1.2 fully working come soon!

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SiriPort for iOS 6.1.3 — iOS 6.1.6 iPhone 4, iPod Touch 4, iPhone 3Gs Final Released

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Установить Siri на iOS 6.1.3 — iOS 6.1.6 можно добавив наш репозиторий в Cydia : http://repo.siriport.ru более детально про установку можно узнать на странице установки в Cydia Читать далее »

What Is Fiber Optic Internet?

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The predicaments of a modern world It is very important to remain fully informed as well as up to date about the current major events around the world. The easiest way of accomplishing that goal today is to use the Internet. The Internet is the single most wide spread and useful electronic media today, which is why billions of people worldwide are browsing it on a daily basis, in search of much useful information. However, the speed of the Internet is a very important factor that affects the quality of the connection, which is why people are always searching for ... Читать далее »

Apple to Sell T-Mobile, AT&T Prepaid Plans in Store

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For the first time in the United States, Apple store customers will be able to purchase an iPhone at full-price and then connect the phone to a pre-paid plan or a month-to-month plan at the store, notes 9 to 5 Mac. Previously, iPhone customers could only buy full-priced iPhones as unlocked devices then connect the devices to pre-paid plans or month-to-month plans via a previously purchased SIM-card or at a carrier retail location. From the sound of things, only AT&T and T-Mobile are going to be partners on this new prepaid push.  quote: Apple Stores will soon stock up on AT&T GoPhone ... Читать далее »