Can you hear me now? Tales from a Cisco voice instructor:

June, 2010

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June 30, 2010  5:58 PM

iPhone 4 – Beyond the Hype (Part 2)



Posted by: Dave Bateman
Apple, iPhone 4, review

In the last post I discussed what I liked about my new iPhone 4. It is very seldom that I have found a product that I don't feel could be better in some way. Don't get me wrong, I feel there are many fine products, but there's nothing wrong with asking for a little more. Sometimes you just might...

June 28, 2010  9:13 PM

iPhone 4 – Beyond the Hype (Part 1)



Posted by: Dave Bateman
IPhone, review

I like to wait before I review any product I use. While hundreds of thousands of people rushed to post their review of the iPhone 4, I decided to actually use mine for a while and then pass judgment. First things first, I am by no means an Apple Fan Boy, as a matter of fact, there was a time I...


June 22, 2010  7:01 PM

Quicker and More Precise Cisco Searches



Posted by: Dave Bateman
Cisco, Precise Search, Quicker Search, Unifed Communications

Searching Cisco.com for information can sometimes test your patience. Depending on the time of day you are searching, the results can take what seems like a lifetime to load. When they finally load, you then have to spend time sifting...


June 17, 2010  8:29 PM

Unity Support – Web Site of the Week



Posted by: Dave Bateman
Cisco, support, Unity, Unity connections

In the last article I discussed Cisco's Support Communities. While these are an excellent resource for many Cisco products, they aren't the only websites you should have in your bookmarks...


June 15, 2010  8:11 PM

Cisco Support Communities



Posted by: Dave Bateman
CCO, Cisco, community, support

If you have been around the Cisco world for long, you have certainly heard someone say, "it's on CCO." This was most likely when you were trying to find the details for some Cisco product or configuration. CCO stands for Cisco Connection Online and is often used when referring to Cisco.com. So,...


June 11, 2010  7:34 PM

How to Split, Merge, and Extract Pages from PDF Files



Posted by: Dave Bateman
extract, merge, pdf, split

Today I needed to convert a PDF file to Word format. There are a number of programs that will do this, so I fired up my favorite converter and started the process. The PDF I was converting was quite large and the resulting Word file was several hundred megabytes. This made the Word file...


June 6, 2010  6:40 PM

A CCNA Study Tool that is Almost Fun.



Posted by: Dave Bateman
CCNA, Cisco, Games

Everybody knows that studying is a drag. I suppose there are a few people out in the world that enjoy studying, but I have never met one. If you are like me, you will find pretty much any excuse to avoid studying. The problem with this strategy is that sooner or later we run out of either time or...


June 3, 2010  6:36 PM

How to get Free Commerical Software – Website of the Week



Posted by: Dave Bateman
Free Programs, Free Software, giveawayoftheday

You know the saying, "If it sounds too good to be true then it probably is?" Normally, there is no place that is truer than when talking about "free" software. The Internet is flooded with sites that offer the ability to "download" the software for free. Sure you can download it for free, but if...


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