Archive for the ‘EVDO’ category

iTunes Not Vista Ready!?

February 5, 2007

OK, that’s just plain stupid on Apple’s part. It wasn’t until the Window iTunes Music Store and Windows iPod integration came online that the iPod really took off. Now, they’re wanting to diss the Windows platform?

I’ll grant my detractors that the Vista platform is just taking root. However, let’s draw a comparison… Apple raised holy freakin hell over Adobe releasing certain components of their Creative Suite on Windows well before Univeral Binaries were made available for Apple’s new Intel platform. So, it’s only fitting that the Vista customers out there who have plunked down their change for an iPod and who may or may not be iTunes Store customers to raise hell with Apple for being laggards too. It’s not like they didn’t have ample warning on how to get their stuff to work on the Vista platform!

Also related – RD let me know by email over the weekend that only the Novatel card has drivers for Vista EVDO (at least in the Sprint family). So, while Apple’s not alone in pissing off their customers… They’re the one’s who set expectations so much higher than the customer-no-service cell phone companies. I’d expect more from Apple if I was one of their potential “switchers”.

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U720, EVDO, MacBook Pro

December 15, 2006

From my buddy RDent, aka ARDent, aka RD

OK, we have now been ablr to get out PwerBook G4 in the lab to work with the U720 with the โ€œtweakingโ€ from EVDOInfo.com. However, this will not be supported for customers due to the fact that it requires mods, etc. The fix is from: http://www.evdoforums.com/viewtopic.php?p=21155#21155

THIS is a BFD IMHO. Lots of traffic to the gWHIZ blog over the past 6 months looking for mobile Macs + EVDO + U720. Hope this makes someone’s day. And a humungous thanks to RD!

RD, What’s Hot/Not for Mac EVDO?

November 8, 2006

RD, long time no see. Hope you’re doing well out there in the aether.

What’s the latest poop on Macs and EVDO? Anything good brewing? Anything GREAT!?

Also, any changes in the way these smart cards are registering with the OS? Or, do you and I need to sit down with a bag of Cheetos and some Jolt Cola and do some coding? (I’d trade the Cheetos in if you’ll bring Dana the coding Gawd! ๐Ÿ™‚

Novatel U720 USB EVDO Sprint

October 1, 2006

FCC find: Novatel U720 USB EV-DO modem for Sprint – Engadget

Nifty. But, I think I’d still rather have the WRT54G3G-ST.

Hey RD!…

August 31, 2006

MacNN | Mac compatible Sprint EVDO card

RD… what do you know about the Aircard 595U? Looks like it’s got it all… EVDO, EGDE, GPRS, Rev A and Rev 0 compatible. Do tell…

Public WiFi Security

August 31, 2006

We’ve been talking about wireless security at the office lately. Everyone should be concerned about it.

SCENARIO

Employee from Division X is on the road at a conference then is going to make a business call afterwards.

While at the in between sessions at the conference they plop down in one of the wifi hotspots and start corresponding But wait, there’s more!

Indispensable EVDO + Mac Info

August 30, 2006

Apple Adds EVDO Card Support in 10.4.7 – EVDOinfo.com

Guy Kawasaki, bless his heart! I do love this man so and pray for his safety on our planet regularly (no, really, I do).

He’s provided the mother load link (above) to the root of all EVDO information you could ever hope to tap into. Read it. Love it and learn. All thanks to Mr. K!

Sprint Releases EVDO Rev. A Card, Faster Than ‘Regular’ EVDO – Gizmodo

August 25, 2006

Sprint Releases EVDO Rev. A Card, Faster Than ‘Regular’ EVDO – Gizmodo

By now, you trustly loyal readers know I’ve fallen helplessly in love with wireless computing. My dear little Sony Ericcson EDGE card has done a marvelous job. Since I travel a fair bit I’m reluctant to offer it for sale to go to EVDO. Speed is of secondary concern. Coverage is primary. I’m just not sure I’ll get the coverage domestically and overseas by switching away from GSM + TMobile. Oh, and the fact it works like a friggin champ on my PowerBook… utmost concern!

Whaddya think RD? You of all people would know…

The Linksys WRT54G3G-ST EVDO Router!

August 9, 2006

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TechDepot has the Linksys WRT54G3G-ST EVDO Router in stock. $219.95 + $12.15 shipping.

Please feel free to use the product link below:

The Linksys WRT54G3G-ST EVDO Router (Sprint)
WRT54G3G-AT WRLS-G ROUTER (AT&T)

Full disclaimer: The above ARE affiliate links and I REALLY appreciate your interest. I know you’ll love this router and the Sprint or AT&T service you’ll need to use it with. Blogmobile! ๐Ÿ™‚

Linksys isn’t even promoting this dude yet so I feel fortunate to have an industry scoop. Google seems to think so. That or I have the product number wrong but I don’t think so… But wait, there’s more!

Novatel V640, EVDO, MacBook Pro

August 2, 2006

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Since the MacBook Pro has standardized on the Express Card format and jettisoned PCMCIA… Apple’s been without an EVDO card option for their pro laptops… That is until now.

Verizon and the Novatel V640 are supposed to be pretty hot. The forums are filling up with underinformed campers out there, though.

I also happen to know a guy close to the whole EVDO side of life here in town… Maybe he’ll drop a line as to what works and what doesn’t with Macs and Sprint’s networks. RD, care to enlighten the EVDO hungry Mac horde? ๐Ÿ™‚

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