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

December, 2011

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December 31, 2011  2:28 PM

That’s a Wrap – Bring on the New Year

Dave Bateman Dave Bateman Profile: Dave Bateman

2011 was filled with news in the world of technology. Here are just a few of the topics that stand out in my mind. Biggest Vaporware - iPhone 5, or as I like to call it, the iPhone that never was. Give away the Razor - Kindle Fire, it is funny how Amazon goes to...

December 29, 2011  7:48 PM

$20 Dollar a Month Unlimited Cell Plan

Dave Bateman Dave Bateman Profile: Dave Bateman

A company called Republic wireless is promising to turn the cellular world upside down or die trying. They offer an unlimited voice and data plan for only $20 a month. If you are anything like me you are asking, "OK, what's the catch?" To be honest, there doesn't seem...


December 28, 2011  6:16 PM

How Much Does Texting Really Cost?

Dave Bateman Dave Bateman Profile: Dave Bateman

I am not sure, but I sometimes think people have forgotten how to use a telephone to actually make a call. As cell phones have evolved, more and more features have been added to them making them a much more useful device. I have no problem with that. As a matter of fact, I am sure I use my phone to...


December 27, 2011  3:42 PM

Don’t Just Bookmark a Page, Really Save It

Dave Bateman Dave Bateman Profile: Dave Bateman

Bookmarks are great. Without them there is no way I could keep track of all the sites I frequently visit. Sometimes I will create a bookmark for a page I want to view later or store for reference. As much as I like bookmarks, there is nothing more frustrating than clicking a bookmark and getting a...


December 20, 2011  9:22 PM

Quick Access to Settings on iOS – No Jailbreak Required

Dave Bateman Dave Bateman Profile: Dave Bateman

Okay I admit it, at one time I jailbroke my iPhone. I hope the Apple gods can someday forgive me, but I had good reason - the OS had some major shortcomings. As the OS has matured, it has gotten better, much better - so much so that I find very few reasons to jailbreak. I know there are many that...


December 17, 2011  7:34 PM

Hard Drive Warranties to Shrink in 2012

Dave Bateman Dave Bateman Profile: Dave Bateman

There is one thing you can be sure of when it comes to computers - they will eventually fail and most likely at the most inconvenient time. You know the time I am talking about, it's when you waited until the last minute to write that proposal, term paper, or resume. It is a proven fact that...


December 17, 2011  7:03 PM

Learn to Code

Dave Bateman Dave Bateman Profile: Dave Bateman

Have you ever wanted to learn to code but figured it was too hard or maybe you didn't want to spend hours and hours in class learning about theory before you could write your first bit of code? Even if you don't desire to become a master coder, it is nice to have...


December 9, 2011  7:10 PM

How to Install Widgets on the Kindle Fire

Dave Bateman Dave Bateman Profile: Dave Bateman

After having used the Kindle Fire for more than three weeks, I still like it as much as I did the day I got it, which is a lot. When I decided to get the Fire. I sold my Android tablet because I figured I didn't need that and a Fire. While I don't regret that decision, there...


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