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

April, 2011

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April 30, 2011  8:14 PM

Cisco Console Cable for the iPad

Dave Bateman Dave Bateman Profile: Dave Bateman

I have a goal to one day be able to travel laptop free. I hope to be able to take only my tablet with me when I am on the road. My current tablet of choice is an iPad2 and every week I find new apps that allow me to use my iPad for tasks that once required a PC. However, there are still a number of...

April 29, 2011  6:42 PM

Web Content Filtering for Home

Dave Bateman Dave Bateman Profile: Dave Bateman

It's a scary place out there. There's lots of dark and dangerous places one can stumble into and now, thanks to the Internet, you don't even have to leave your house to end up some place you are better off not going. Many adults find their screens filled with unwanted images simply because they...


April 27, 2011  7:23 PM

First Epsilon, Now Sony – Who’s Next?

Dave Bateman Dave Bateman Profile: Dave Bateman

I think it is time to face it - our private information is no longer private. A few months ago, it was reported that Epsilon had a security breach and millions of email addresses were stolen. Then, just last week the Sony Playstation network abruptly went offline due to another security breach. In...


April 24, 2011  8:56 PM

Use the Cloud – Just Don’t Trust the Cloud

Dave Bateman Dave Bateman Profile: Dave Bateman

Do you use Dropbox, SurgarSync, Box.net or any or the other hundreds of online storage services? I do, and I love them. One of my favorite uses is when I take a picture on my iPhone it is automatically uploaded to Dropbox. The next time I am on my PC the photo is already there. The app that does...


April 23, 2011  9:49 PM

New Personal Tracking Software is Creepy

Dave Bateman Dave Bateman Profile: Dave Bateman

Do you ever get that feeling that you are being watched? Well, it may be more than a feeling. A new piece of software is making it easier for people to track where you have been, when you went there, that is, of course, if you post your Twitter or Facebook status when you are out...


April 18, 2011  10:15 AM

Make Your PC Boot in Under 30 Seconds

Dave Bateman Dave Bateman Profile: Dave Bateman

Earlier this week I spent a day refreshing my laptop. If you use Windows, I am sure you know what I am talking about. All is great when you get you new PC. It is faster than any PC you ever had before and then you start to use it. In about a month you start to notice a slow down, but nothing you...


April 14, 2011  3:05 PM

The Cisco Flip, Flops

Dave Bateman Dave Bateman Profile: Dave Bateman

Last week Cisco surprised many people when John Chambers said that they were going to drop the somewhat popular Flip camera. To be honest, I was surprised when they made the acquisition in the first place, but it seemed to work for them - at least that what it looked like. Cisco made a conscious...


April 6, 2011  1:10 PM

Dos and Don’ts to Avoid Spam and Phishing

Dave Bateman Dave Bateman Profile: Dave Bateman

This morning I received my fifth email stating that my email information may have been compromised. As you most likely know by now, a company called Epsilon was compromised by hackers last week and an untold number of email addresses and names may have been obtained. The reports claim that only...


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