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Google WiFi – my experience 4 months on

Google WiFi – my experience 4 months on

This will be a short post and that is a good thing! As you’ll know from my post in Jan, I’ve had Google’s WiFi offering in place for about 4 months. I can safely say that I’ve been very impressed with the system and here is why: Google WiFi Stability Since I put Google WiFi in place, I’ve had zero complaints from others in the house. Prior to this I would receive complaints about bad signal, interrupted streaming and random drop…

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Why I’ve bought Google Wi-Fi

Why I’ve bought Google Wi-Fi

This morning as the snow fell in Boston I was delivered an eagerly awaited nondescript brown cardboard box containing my set of three Google Wi-Fi routers. This isn’t just a chance to play with some new technology but rather the latest in my attempts to finally achieve wireless networking success after years of merely adequate implementations. All too frequently my network use is plagued with slow speeds, limited signal coverage and general network instability as I wander around my house so it is…

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SAPPHIRE & ASUG – What’s in your bag?

SAPPHIRE & ASUG – What’s in your bag?

May 14th 2016 and we are, yet again, on the eve of the SAPPHIRE and ASUG Annual Conference in Orlando Florida. 25,000+ people flocking from all corners of the globe talking nothing but SAP, Innovation and the future of their digital enterprise. It is truly a unique and incredible experience for anybody who has not been before! Surviving SAPPHIRE is not difficult but there are a few things I always make sure make it into my bag to make my life…

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My search for the true companion device

My search for the true companion device

Over the last few weeks I’ve been on the hunt for a companion device to solve some (seemingly) simple tasks I need to undertake – turns out this is a harder problem to solve than I anticipated. The Background I’m a Mac user – have been for quite a long time now and at the moment I’m using a 13″ MacBook Pro which is a beast of a machine and can pretty much do anything. But there’s a problem –…

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The Amazon Echo – Oh Mama!

The Amazon Echo – Oh Mama!

It’s been a while since I’ve posted about a gadget and that’s because its been a while since I’ve been really excited about something. But that has changed in the last 12 hours…. Back before Christmas, my beautiful wife asked me the dreaded question – “what do you want for christmas?”. That question normally fills me with dread – because I never know what I want or what won’t be obsolete within 2.5 seconds!! I started thinking about asking for…

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Life Hacking: Hotel Streaming with my Roku

Life Hacking: Hotel Streaming with my Roku

As somebody who spends a lot of time in hotels, for me it is important that I have something to watch in the evening that is vaguely interesting and will allow me to switch off. That can range from just sticking some series on Netflix and wasting the night away or it can be tuning into itpro.tv or twit.tv for some technical relaxation. Either way – none of these options are generally available on a hotel TV. Enter my favorite…

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