Vonage VOIP and VPN using AirPort (Snow)

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Date: Thursday, February 24th, 2005, 23:33
Category: Archive

After recently purchasing the Vonage VOIP service for cheap unlimited telephone over the Internet, I found that everything seemed to work after the very simple setup. I was able to use the telephone in under five minutes and I was able to hook up my AirPort (Snow) base station and use the Internet. However, I was unable to connect to my office VPN. I swapped the AirPort base station with the Vonage Linksys Router and I was able to connect to my VPN without issue.

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WiebeTech Shipping Bus-Powered FireWire 800 Portable Drive

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Date: Thursday, February 24th, 2005, 11:56
Category: Hardware

WiebeTech is now shipping a 200GB 7200RPM UltraGB+ portable drive enclosure that is accessible through a FireWire 800 interface (400 compatible). UltraGB+ is bus-powered, allowing you to access massive amounts of data without carrying an AC adapter.

When attached to an adequately powered FireWire host port, it will function just like any other desktop drive. It features our toughest desktop enclosure with FlexMount? anti-shock protection that protects the hard drive from external bumps and vibrations. The aluminum case provides durability as well as heat dissipation.
First announced in January at MacWorld, all versions of UltraGB+ are now shipping, including this new 200GB version. UltraGB+ is the world’s highest capacity, bus powered FireWire 800/400 drive. UltraGB+ is available in three different capacities: 120GB, 160GB and 200GB.

I have been using one of WiebeTech’s ToughTech (non bus-powered) FireWire 800 desktop hard drive enclosures for a few months now and love it. An empty ToughTech enclosure costs US$119 and numerous drive options are available including a 250GB 7200 RPM (8MB Cache) that sells for US$339.
I purchased a 250GB, 7200 RPM Western Digital drive, installed it in my ToughTech enclosure and it totally saved me from near catastrophe when my 80GB internal hard drive went bad. The ToughTech is super fast (FW 800), quiet (it’s fanless) and the unique FlexMount anti-shock protection keeps my drive safe from shock and also reduces enclosure noise.

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iPod mini 2 Unboxing

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Date: Thursday, February 24th, 2005, 10:31
Category: Archive

iPod mini 2 UnboxingDr-mip from Kodawarison.com has already recieved his iPod mini 2 and has posted pictures of the unboxing (English, Japanese). I wonder how long it will be until he takes it apart? Doctor, what time is surgery?

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Apple Ditches FireWire in Favor of USB, Worlds Collide

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Date: Thursday, February 24th, 2005, 10:36
Category: Opinion

Apple iPod FireWire Cable Goes Bah-By!In probably the most surprising move in the announcement of the new iPods yesterday Apple has unbundled the FireWire cable in favor of (Gasp!) USB. Has Steve Jobs lost his mind? Read More…

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Is the Monochrome iPod on the way out?

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Date: Thursday, February 24th, 2005, 10:11
Category: iPod, Opinion

It looks to me like the US$349 30GB iPod Photo is a much better deal than the remaining 20GB monochrome iPod at US$299. You have to love U2 or the color black to get the US$349 20GB U2 edition. It looks like Apple will simplify the iPod line shortly to just three players: the Shuffle with no screen, mini with monochrome screen and full size with color screen. Or maybe they’ll add a color display to the mini (as has been rumored recently) and ditch the monochrome displays altogher?

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Apple Adds Image Capture to iPod Photo

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Date: Thursday, February 24th, 2005, 09:26
Category: Accessory, iPod

iPod PhotoOne of the least publicized and most important features announced with the new iPod Photo yesterday was the addition of Image Capture support allowing you to upload photos from a digital camera to the iPod – with an option US$30 dongle. Read More…

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