The musings of an IT Consultant:

September, 2010


September 30, 2010  9:28 PM

Battery life on the iPhone

Raj Perumal Raj Perumal Profile: Raj Perumal

Hi folks! So last but not least on my review of the iPhone, is battery life. So far battery life has been great and it allows me to use it as both for apps and as a phone without killing the battery completely. However, there is one point I want to mention. Many iPhone 4 users aren't use to the...

September 30, 2010  9:21 PM

VoIP on your iPhone

Raj Perumal Raj Perumal Profile: Raj Perumal

So one of the many services my company provides in IT is Voice Solutions. We provide both Cisco and Asterisk VoIP solutions. So imagine my happiness when I found this great soft phone app for iPhone! The app is called Bria and it is just great. What it allows me to do is login to my phone number...


September 30, 2010  9:16 PM

Facetime on the iPhone

Raj Perumal Raj Perumal Profile: Raj Perumal

Hi folks! So I finally had a chance to try out Apple's version of videoconferencing called facetime. I have to say it's not bad. One of the limitations is that you can only use it on wireless. However despite that I have to say it's quite good. The downside? You can only use it on Apple. Oh...


September 30, 2010  9:08 PM

Microsoft Second Shot is back

Raj Perumal Raj Perumal Profile: Raj Perumal

Hi folks! So if you didn't know this already, Second Shot is back! What is that you might ask? Second Shot allows you to retry an exam if you fail it the first time for a reduced cost. Microsoft likes to do this every once in a while to encourage people to do certification exams. I highly...


September 30, 2010  9:00 PM

Running network wiring

Raj Perumal Raj Perumal Profile: Raj Perumal

Hi everyone! One of the things our company does is run network wiring. It's one of those things that you just can't get around in IT , you need it and can't go all wireless all the time. Now one of the things that people always seem to forget is to decide on how many drops they want and end up...


September 30, 2010  8:52 PM

EPIC Technology Day is here again!

Raj Perumal Raj Perumal Profile: Raj Perumal

Hi everyone, my company's twice yearly IT conference event is here again. EPIC Technology Day consists of us putting on a bunch of presentations throughout the day by various IT vendors. You can learn a lot at these sessions and most people say they always come away a little more knowledgeable....


September 30, 2010  8:47 PM

Flash and the iPhone

Raj Perumal Raj Perumal Profile: Raj Perumal

Hi folks, so I finally get to chime in on the Flash fiasco with iPhone. Now that I have my iPhone 4, I have been doing a lot of web browsing with it. I have to say that the lack of flash hasn't been so bad that it makes me want to stop using the iPhone, but it has been annoying. I think as time...


September 30, 2010  8:44 PM

The BlackBerry PlayBook

Raj Perumal Raj Perumal Profile: Raj Perumal

Hi folks! So unless you have been hiding under a rock, you would have heard about the announcement of the BlackBerry PlayBook by now. So what is it? It's RIM's answer to the iPad. Now that Apple has made tablet computing hip and cool, RIM has thrown their hat in the ring. The question is, will...


September 30, 2010  8:37 PM

The BlackBerry Torch

Raj Perumal Raj Perumal Profile: Raj Perumal

Hi folks! So the BlackBerry Torch is here, and I have had a chance to try it out. I tried one the other day and I have to say it is an improvement over older generation BlackBerries but it's not nearly enough. Sure you can do all sorts of things with the Torch, but I still don't find it as...


September 30, 2010  8:30 PM

RDP Client for the iPhone 4

Raj Perumal Raj Perumal Profile: Raj Perumal

Hi folks, for those of you that like network administration on the run, i have a great app for you. One of those things that is super important as a network admin is the ability to RDP (remote desktop) into a computer or server. The problem is that most apps don't support Windows 7 orĀ  Windows...


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