With faster broadband speed, unlimited fibre optic broadband packages (up to 100Mbps going and up to 300Mbps sometime this year) and higher uplink speeds on offer , it’s easy to see how one can benefit from setting up their own personal cloud rather than relying on a free or fee based and limited cloud storage service from the likes of […]
Chromebook is gaining a foot hold in the market given it’s simplicity, ease of use, maturing OS and now reliable hardware from mainstream manufacturers. We looked at the comparison between HP Chromebook 11 and Samsung Series 3 Chromebook, now let’s look what else is out in 2014.
Typically, wireless speakers connect via Bluetooth although most speakers also provide a 3.5mm cable for direct connection using the Line-in socket. Some of the speakers featured here also include a mini USB or USB port and cable. This is used to update the speakers firmware or as a USB Power port to charge your smartphone […]
We looked at portable wireless storage solutions in our article, Wireless Portable Hard Drives. But what if you already have a portable storage, memory cards and removable flash USB drives. Is there a solution(s) out there that shares the features of wireless portable storage; self powered device with built-in rechargeable battery and wireless connectivity BUT […]
With a web developer, an avid photographer and a graphics designer in the team, we have invested in network storage and backups in our workplace including cloud solutions for backing up to the web. But we were never quite sure how to bring our files with us especially when we are on assignments abroad or […]
There are many routers on offer with USB port(s) that allow users to connect a printer, scanner or external USB drive to it. These can then be shared on the network through configurations on the management console. Basic controls over the hard drive will turn your USB drive and router into a mini file server […]
External storage devices are a quick and cheap way to increase storage space on your desktop or laptop. These are available in portable format using Solid State Drives (SSD) or 2.5″ Hard Disk Drive (HDD) and in desktop format using 3.5″ HDD(s). While disk drives are given bandwidth throughput of up to 300MB/s using the […]
We recently received an interesting referrer to our article Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) in Schools – Considerations. On closer inspection, we found an article on www.teachthought.com titled ’20 BYOD Resources For The 21st Century School’ which included a link to our article.
Google went from placing their Google Chromebook laptops in the affordable segment to the high-end with Google Chromebook Pixel. Previous, Chromebooks were designed and built with partners such as Samsung, Acer, Lenovo and HP with emphasis on simplicity and affordability. With Chromebook Pixel, Google is moving into Apple’s MacBook Air and MacBook Pro territory.
We were asked recently to advise on the possible solutions for a noisy switch. Physically the school was limited on space and for various reasons, the age of buildings (hence very thick walls) and an ‘interesting’ layout demanded that the network (both wired and wireless) had it’s own peculiarities including the placement of some of […]
28 things you need to consider when implementing BYOD in schools Many schools are looking to implement Bring Your Own Devices (BYOD) to give students and staff access to personal devices such as laptops, tablets and smartphones in classrooms. As technology becomes more and more affordable, students will undoubtedly have access to internet enabled devices […]