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

January, 2012

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January 31, 2012  8:17 PM

iPhone Virtual Keyboard

Dave Bateman Dave Bateman Profile: Dave Bateman

A few years back I was walking through the airport when out of the corner of my eye I saw an odd device for sale in one of those overpriced airport gadget stores. It was a little cube that projected a keyboard on to a desk. If I recall correctly, it was a Palm store and the device could be paired...

January 29, 2012  7:59 PM

Waterproof Your Phone

Dave Bateman Dave Bateman Profile: Dave Bateman

The days of water damaged cell phones may be soon behind us. A few companies recently announced that  they will soon start providing a product that can help make electronic devices resistant to water damage. This is done by applying a silicon based coating to the device. The coating is so thin...


January 25, 2012  7:00 PM

Becoming a CCNA Just Got More Expensive

Dave Bateman Dave Bateman Profile: Dave Bateman

In today's job market everyone is looking for an edge. For some, that edge is certifications. One popular certification is the Certified Cisco Network Administrator (CCNA). There was a time that you had to wait to get a seat in the class that prepares you for this test. That is no longer the case,...


January 24, 2012  6:40 PM

New Isn’t Always Better

Dave Bateman Dave Bateman Profile: Dave Bateman

The other day I was using my FTP client and a window popped up informing me that a newer version was available. I don't always update programs as soon as there is a new version, but I had the time so I figured I would update it. The update went fine, and I logged into one of my FTP servers without...


January 20, 2012  6:45 PM

The Perfect Swiss Army Knife

Dave Bateman Dave Bateman Profile: Dave Bateman

I remember when I was younger and my parents came home from a trip to Switzerland. It was a once in a life time trip for them, and they were so excited to tell us all about it. I sat and patiently listened, but I really wasn't hearing anything. All I had on my mind was one very important question,...


January 19, 2012  11:50 PM

Finally! No More Boring Walks

Dave Bateman Dave Bateman Profile: Dave Bateman

Remember the last time you took a nice long walk and you were alone with just the beauty of nature and your thoughts? I bet more than once during that walk you said to yourself, "Self, I wish I could watch an HD movie while I was walking." Okay, maybe that thought never crossed your mind, but...


January 17, 2012  10:01 PM

Firefox Sync

Dave Bateman Dave Bateman Profile: Dave Bateman

When I sat down today to write a blog, I did the same thing I always do. I opened my bookmarks menu so that I could quickly navigate to my blog login page. To my horror there were no bookmarks. That's when I remembered I was on the PC that crashed a few day ago, and I had to rebuild. Hence, all the...


January 14, 2012  5:23 PM

Run Windows 7 on an iPad

Dave Bateman Dave Bateman Profile: Dave Bateman

If you are like the majority of computer users, you use Microsoft Office suite. If you own an iPad, there are times you need to open an Office document on it. While there are a number of apps that allow you to view and edit Office documents, none of them seem as good as the true Microsoft Office...


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