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I just received my Chromecast in the mail and of course had to set up right away. I used my iPad Mini to set it up to identify with the right wireless network and tried all my options. I used a Windows Desktop, Laptop, Android (Samsung Galaxy S4) and the iOS  (iPad Mini) device. If you were early enough you could have gotten this device for just $11 after getting 3 month worth of free Netflix. Even if you were a current user. But unfortunately the stopped with this promotion Well it is a good start but it is lacking in one specific area I wasn’t expecting. Set-up The easy Read more

One of the largest complaints with documents shared on SkyDrive was that others couldn’t edit collaborated documents if they didn’t have a Microsoft account. Well SkyDrive listened and this is now possible. According to the Inside SkyDrive official Blog a billion Office documents on SkyDrive can be collaborated with ease. With a special edit link all recipients (even with a non-Microsoft ) can edit the document. You can even edit this at the same time. Of course you can have more control and just invite specific people via their email and checking the “require user sign-in”. These changes definitely will make it easier to share and collaborate specific documents. SkyDrive is increasingly adding functionality and is Read more

If you are travelling to the United States or if you live in the United states you realize that Mobile data comes at huge cost. Many get charged international roaming data costs or if you live in the United Sates you get charged overages. In some cases you even have to pay your carrier to turn on the hotspot functionality on your phone just to be able to share your current data plan with other devices. Many have asked me over the years what is the best dataplan to get. Well there is a new player in town. Until now Virgin Mobile  was the first choice I would let people know to Read more

If you’ve ever lost your password to any given website, it can be extremely frustrating. I know I’ve had this happen to me many times. If you’re anyone like me, and think one password would suffice for everything, then this post is for you. Many websites have certain criteria as far as passwords go, and you may be forced to use a different password then you are used to, or your usual username might have already been taken, and you may have to resort to a totally unfamiliar and hard to remember username. It’s a pain in the neck to remember all of these. Wouldn’t it be nice to just Read more

Portable 3G routers are a great tool for sharing one mobile (3G) broadband data connection with several clients through wifi. Sharing your mobile data connection with multiple devices can make you more productive while working and relaxing.In this review we will take a look at the E5830, the 3G mobile hotspot modem from Huawei. Read more

Short Introduction The Novatel Wireless MiFi received the GSMA Global Mobile Award for Best Mobile Connected Device at Mobile World Congress, as you can read on the Novatel Wireless website: “Novatel Wireless, a leading provider of wireless broadband solutions, is pleased to announce that its MiFi(TM) Intelligent Mobile Hotspot has won the GSMA Global Mobile Award for Best Mobile Connected Device (non-handset). The GSMA Global Mobile Awards is the mobile industry’s leading annual award presentation that honors excellence and innovation in the mobile communications industry worldwide.” In this article I would like to have a thorough look at the Novatel Wireless MiFi 2352, its hardware and a few different usage scenario’s. Mark Briggeman, Read more

In this article I would like to provide a short overview of Internet Sharing on Windows Phone, one of the area’s in which Microsoft pioneered new functionality for smartphones. It reminds me of an article of international friend Arne Hess, MVP Mobile Devices and Editor in Chief of the::unwired, “How Windows Mobile, Internet Sharing and UMTS saved me time” in which he states: “Okay, I admit that I was quite “frustrated” and “irritated” when Microsoft replaced the dial-up modem functionality on Windows Mobile 5.0 AKU2 with Internet Sharing.” In case you forgot the specific timeframe, Jaap van Ekris, MVP Mobile Devices, has published an overview of Windows Mobile OS versions and updates in time Read more