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

May, 2011

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May 31, 2011  5:10 PM

Is it Really the Time of the Tablet?



Posted by: Dave Bateman
Android, tablets

Computex begins in Taipei this week and once again the buzz is all about tablets. I say "once again" because last year was going to be the year of the tablet. A year later we see that there are still just a handful of tablets that have proven to be of any real value. The most popular, of course, is...

May 30, 2011  3:29 PM

No Power, No Problem



Posted by: Dave Bateman

It’s a tech-head’s worst nightmare. There you are just minding your own business, surfing the Internet on your Mac, and downloading the latest service pack on your PC when out of nowhere your Internet connection fails. At first you assume one of your routers or switches hiccuped. But then you...


May 28, 2011  6:49 PM

Adding Alternate Names in Unity and Unity Connection



Posted by: Dave Bateman
Cisco, Unity

I have a sister- in-law that I have know for a long time. Her name is Suzette, at least that is what I always thought. For years I have called her Suzette because that is what everyone calls her. I just came to find out that her name is not Suzette, but rather Mary. I guess her mother's name was...


May 26, 2011  7:28 PM

Create Quick Quizzes and Surveys



Posted by: Dave Bateman
Quiz, Survey

The other day I wanted to get a number of people to give me their reaction to an idea I had. At first I thought about sending out an email, but then thought better of it. Often emails can take on a life of their own and all I wanted to know was if they thought it was a good idea or not. That's when...


May 25, 2011  7:20 PM

CAPTCHAs Cracked



Posted by: Dave Bateman
CAPTCHA, Security

If you mention the word CAPTCHA in most circles, you will be met with blank stares. But, it is a good bet that most of those people know what it is even if they don't know it by name. CAPTCHAs are those annoyingly hard to read phrase that you have to enter when creating or validating certain types...


May 22, 2011  8:07 PM

Are WebEx and Linksys Next to be Cut?



Posted by: Dave Bateman
Cisco, Linksys, WebEx

The Cisco rumor mill is really buzzing lately and the latest is that WebEx and Linksys may be heading the way of the Flip. As you may recall, Cisco recently announced that they will be doing away with the Flip camera line and now some are wondering if WebEx and Linksys are next. These rumors stem...


May 21, 2011  6:36 PM

Find it Now, Read it Later



Posted by: Dave Bateman
Instapaper, offline browsing, Readitlater

How many times has this happened to you? You are on the internet looking for something and you stumble across something you find interesting and want to read it. But, you know you really don't have the time so you bookmark it. Later that day you have time to read it, but realize that you bookmarked...


May 5, 2011  12:17 PM

Where E-readers Fail



Posted by: Dave Bateman
ereaders, Kindle, Tablet

E-readers seem to be all the rage lately. While I don't have an e-reader per say, I do use my iPad for light reading. Many people that have e-readers absolutely love them, while other say there is nothing like the feel of a real book you your hand. Personally, I sit somewhere in the middle. I'll...


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