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Mega Cloud Storage offering 50GB for free

by Blogger on ‎01-31-2013 09:24 PM

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Cloud storage isn’t really the sort of tech that always grabs headlines, but Mega is a different sort. Reason being that Kim Dotcom, the man behind the former file-sharing site, Megaupload, is the central figure around Mega as well. Dotcom may be wanted by U.S. authorities for a number of offences, but his new site run out of New Zealand appears to be all about secure online storage with 50GB given to you after you sign up.

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New hardware announced from Linksys

by Blogger ‎01-12-2013 08:27 AM - edited ‎01-12-2013 08:28 AM

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There has been a lot of great news coming out of this year’s CES. This week Cisco Linksys announced that their Linksys Smart Wi-Fi offerings are expanding. They have three brand new 802.11AC powered Smart Wi0Fi router models coming, as well as a new 802.11AC compact USB adapter, and a few new Smart Wi-Fi apps to round it all out.

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RadioTower.pngIf you’ve got a big home and you’ve been having issues with accessing your network in the far reaches of it there are a few things you can do beyond simply learning to live with the problem as most people will. Sure, you could always upgrade your router to the latest and greatest unit to give you maximum WiFi signal strength at long range. That method won’t be likely to save you money and still may not give you the performance you’re looking for. Enter the wireless network range extenders. You might not even realize these exist but they’re just what the doctor ordered if the above situation sounds like it's describing you.

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Continuing on our journey to understanding the often mysterious world of advanced home networking, lets take a look at QoS. Last time we checked out Port Forwarding; what is is and how it can help you.  It was something that, even if you didn’t know what it was, had likely heard about when trying to troubleshoot your networking issues. QoS is even more obscure though. Chances are you’ve never even heard about it and have no idea what it means. Thats such a shame. Its something that you’ll wonder how you ever did without it once you know how to take advantage of it.

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An introductory guide to port forwarding

by Blogger on ‎12-07-2012 06:31 PM

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Have you ever heard about Port Forwarding? for many it can seem like a sort of networking black art. Something that they’ve heard hushed whispers of but never really bothered to investigate.It can seem cryptic and daunting. It involves numbers and some knowledge of your networking setup. If you’re brave enough to wade the deep waters and get it all set up to your liking it can make a big difference in your networking performance and help resolve lots of possible issues.

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History was made today at a Tim Horton's in downtown Toronto where Olympic triathlete Simon Whitfield made the first mobile credit card transaction using Rogers Suretap on a NFC-enabled BlackBerry smartphone.

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Linksys brings you 802.11ac speed with the WUMC710

by Blogger ‎10-07-2012 11:06 AM - edited ‎10-07-2012 11:07 AM

wumc710front.jpgWe recently took a look at the new Linksys EA6500 802.11ac router, the new home networking gadget that will let you take advantage of the latest in WiFi speeds. Well Cisco has also released a new gadget to let you capitalize on those speeds. When coupled with an 802.11ac compatible WiFi router, the WUMC710 universal media connector lets you take advantage of Gigabit wireless technology on your existing wired ethernet gear.

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Review: The Linksys EA6500 802.11ac router

by Blogger on ‎10-04-2012 05:03 PM - last edited on ‎10-19-2012 11:04 AM by Administrator

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Linksys now has a hot new top-of-the-line router out and we’ve got the scoop on it. I had the chance to spend some time with this new unit and take it for a spin and see how it performed in the real world. 

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The D-Link DIR-505 all-in-one mobile companion is effectively a WiFi router that can fit in your pocket. They call it a mobile companion presumably because if you’re very mobile and have internet access needs, this could be your new best friend always by your side. You likely haven’t really seen a router this compact so lets take a closer look.

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How to get any gadget online from anywhere

by Blogger ‎09-13-2012 02:20 PM - edited ‎09-13-2012 04:51 PM

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We’ve all been there. You’re on the go and it would be amazing to have internet access on one of your WiFi enabled gadgets but alas you only have internet access through your mobile phone. A lot of people don’t even realize there are a few ways around this pesky problem to let them enjoy full wireless internet wherever they are.

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Review: WD Sentinel DX4000 small office NAS

by Blogger on ‎09-05-2012 12:55 PM - last edited on ‎01-10-2014 02:33 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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There is certainly no shortage of NAS devices out there these days. They come in a wide range of shapes, sizes, and price points. Many of the newer entries to the scene are smaller, more consumer oriented devices that, while functional, are pretty basic. Not so with Western Digital’s DX4000 Sentinel NAS.

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Review: netTalk Duo WiFi VoiP solution

by Blogger ‎07-31-2012 07:07 PM - edited ‎07-31-2012 07:23 PM

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Offering a free Canadian phone number and 12-months free service, the netTALK Duo WiFi improves on the netTALK Duo by adding WiFi connectivity which gives users more latitude in how and where they can install the device. netTALK Duo WIFi also brings better security with Call Blocking and Call ID Blocking features.

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Review: Apple Airport Express Base Station

by Blogger on ‎07-11-2012 04:06 PM - last edited on ‎07-20-2012 02:11 PM by Administrator

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Now sporting a new "squircle" design that's very similar to the AppleTV, the new Apple Airport Express Base Station is the perfect traveling companion to notebooks, tablets and smartphones. Featuring simultaneous dual-band 802.11n Wi-Fi on the 2.4GHz and 5GHz wireless bands, so every device on your network will connect using the band that provides the fastest speed and performance. The Airport Express Base Station is available from Future Shop for $99.00.

 

 

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Cisco Connect Cloud 2.jpgThe router gets no love when you really think about it. It was always the one hardware product you set up once and hoped you’d never have to touch again because the hands-off approach meant it was doing its job. When you did have to look at it again, it was usually because something was up with the Internet at home. Those days are over, at least for those consumers who like the idea of using smartphone or tablet apps to manage what the router can actually do.

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image002.pngWe’ve covered the new Linksys app-enabled routers from Cisco already but there haven’t really been many apps to take for a spin yet. Recently Cisco announced the Linksys Developer Community to help encourage and connect app developers and kickstart Cisco’s app ecosystem for it's Smart Wi-Fi router series.

 

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