(The New) iPad 3 Review – Solid unit, uninspiring upgrade
April 11, 2012
So the “The new iPad” or the “iPad 3” (depending on your preference, mine is for the latter) has been out for a couple weeks now. As is my custom, I got my hands on one (16 GB 4G Verizon) and took it for a test drive. Since the iPad 3 really has only a few features that are different from the iPad 2, I’m just going to talk about those features and my thoughts on the upgrades. The new upgrades are the processor (which I’m going to skip, yawn), screen, battery, 4G, and camera.
MiFi vs Device Independent 3G
May 17, 2011
Last week I had a quiet night of testing the Cr-48 while I was DSL-less. Even though I lacked traditional broadband access, I still had plenty of high(ish) speed net access in the form of Verizon 3G devices. To be exact I had out on my desk (and was actively using the data service on all of the devices): a Cr-48, a Motorola Xoom, and a Motorola Droid 2. At some point I paused and realized that it costs money to maintain internet on all these devices… and there could be cheaper options; namely a MiFi.
Review: Motorola Xoom – Hardware
April 5, 2011
I purchased a Motorola Xoom for work just shortly after it came out. Personally, I’m a big fan of the current version of Android (2.3); it’s come a long way since 1.0. That “release” sucked and I still have nightmares about the G1. It’s a bonus that my office is a big proponent of Open Source and I’m always looking for OSS options to lure people away from things like iPhones and iPads. I’ve been carrying around the Xoom most of the time since then and I’ve gotten a good feel for it. In this first post, I’m just going to cover the hardware, the next post will be about the Operating System, Android 3.0 “Gingerbread”.