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Wireless Tethering, a Newcomer’s Guide – NYTimes.com

April 6th, 2011 No comments

The Newcomer’s Guide to Wireless TetheringBy JOHN BIGGSVerizon Wireless’s MiFi 2200, a wireless-tethering device that shares a 3G connection with up to five devices over Wi-Fi.

What it is: Your smartphone has a high-speed, 3G data connection. Your laptop may only have Wi-Fi. Tethering turns your smartphone into a wireless router, sharing the phone’s 3G connection with other devices over Wi-Fi.

No more wireless data cards for laptops, and devices like Wi-Fi-only iPads can get on the Internet via a phone.With the arrival of iOS 4.3 for iPhones and iPads, AT&T subscribers are now able to use their iPhones as wireless hot spots for up to five people, something that Verizon users have been able to do for a few weeks now. But what does tethering mean for the average user and should you enable it on your phone?

via Wireless Tethering, a Newcomer’s Guide – NYTimes.com.

10 Ways to Get the Most Out of Technology

January 27th, 2011 No comments

The New York Times logoA recent article by Sam Grobart in the Technology section of the New York Times lists 10 things you can do to for a better experience with your computers, smartphones and assorted gadgets. And often at no cost.

“…the tech industry has given you the impression that making adjustments is difficult and time-consuming. It is not.”

From protecting your photos and files from theft, accidental loss or crashes to protecting your devices from viruses, this article is packed with good advice.

One piece of advice that I have been giving for a few years that also appears in the article is “STOP using Internet Explorer!” Using a modern browser like Firefox, Google Chrome or Safari will give you a better browser experience and offer you a wide variety of add-ons and features.

Firefox, Chrome and Safari are available for Mac and Windows – Firefox and Chrome are available in Linux versions as well.

Read the complete article at the New York Times »

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