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

August, 2012

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August 31, 2012  8:28 PM

Will the Smart Phone Replace Checkout Lanes?



Posted by: Dave Bateman

So, imagine the next time you do your shopping you don't have to wait in line at the checkout. No, I am not talking about just walking out the door without paying, but rather using your smartphone to scan items while you shop and pay for them that way. Well, if the test that Walmart is currently...

August 30, 2012  7:23 PM

Send and Receive Call on a Tablet – No Cell Service Needed



Posted by: Dave Bateman

Since I got my Nexus 7, I find that I don't carry my cell phone around the house with me. Instead, I carry the Nexus 7. Yes, it is bigger but not so much that it is too large to easily carry around the house. The fact that it is larger than my cell phone is one of the main things I like about it....


August 29, 2012  6:42 PM

Run Android on a PC



Posted by: Dave Bateman

Have you ever used a virtual machine package like VMware or VirtualBox? I am a pretty heavy VM users myself. I honestly don't know how I would do my job without it. I used to to do everything from running Communications Manager to booting XP on my Mac. If you have never used one of these packages,...


August 28, 2012  7:37 PM

Seven Days With a Nexus 7



Posted by: Dave Bateman

I have had the new Nexus 7 a little over a week now and thought I would share with you what I think of this little device. First, a little background. I own an iPhone, iPad, Samsung Galaxy Note (phone) and a Kindle Fire. In other words, this isn't my first tablet or Android device, and my feelings...


August 28, 2012  11:15 AM

Emailing Delivery Tracking



Posted by: Dave Bateman

Have you ever received an email that you wish you hadn't read? Like your boss emailing you on the weekend asking you to finish a report by Monday - if you happen to check your email. So, if you never saw that email you would be spending the weekend at the beach instead of in the office. Normally...


August 27, 2012  7:11 PM

Road Warriors Beware



Posted by: Dave Bateman

Next time you check in at you favorite hotel chain you may not be as safe as you think you are. If you are any kind of frequent traveler you already know better than to leave valuables in your hotel room when you are not there. However, you do expect a certain degree of protection. For instance,...


August 26, 2012  6:56 PM

Send an Email to the Future



Posted by: Dave Bateman

It seems to happen to me every Friday afternoon. Just as I am about to leave the office, I get an email that I decide can wait until Monday morning. The problem is that by the time Monday comes that email is at the bottom of a very long list of emails that came in over the weekend. On top of that,...


August 24, 2012  6:35 PM

Lights Out for Wireless?



Posted by: Dave Bateman

Imagine being able to setup a wireless network by simply screwing in a light bulb. A German physicist by the name of Harald Haas has created a technology that he calls D-Light. It allows a standard LED light to transmit data. It works by slightly changing the amplitude the of the light....


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