911 & City-utility surcharge on a data-only EVDO card?

  • May 28th, 2007

For the past 5 months, I have spent a significant amount of time online thanks to the Sprint Novatel U720 USB modem. The modem – which operates seamlessly on both Windows & Apple hardware – is the perfect companion for anyone looking for true mobile broadband. Due to the fact that Sprint’s EVDO network operated […]

EVDO fans make ready, Kyocera KR1 firmware update

  • May 5th, 2007

Sprint EVDO coverage in Seattle is fast with very little competition (for now) – Still waiting for HSDPA to ship There is no doubt that anywhere any time internet via EVDO is a personal favorite. Even more so of a favorite for Sylvia who seems to have semi-permanently jacked my Sprint Novatel U720 USB modem. […]

OS X 3.1 Mbps EVDO – Sprint Novatel U720 Rev. A USB Modem

  • December 14th, 2006

UPDATE: Apple updates WWAN support for Intel based Macs – Download. Having previously experienced and tested the EVDO options for the MacBook Pro with the Verizon Wireless Novatel V640 ExpressCard (Rev. 0), I’ve managed to get my hands on the latest offering from Sprint – the Novatel U720 USB modem (Rev. A). Key feature differentiating […]

MacBook Pro ExpressCard EVDO setup & review

  • October 14th, 2006

UPDATE: Apple updates WWAN support for Intel based Macs – Download. Current Intel-powered Apple MacBook Pro owners share much in common. A preference for balanced computing power, OS X, and a common question concerning the tiny slot located on the left-side of their machines – what to do with an available ExpressCard slot? How about […]

Hold your breath, Apple iPhone to HTC TyTN II Kaiser

  • October 2nd, 2007

UPDATE: My thoughts and experiences concerning the HTC TyTN II Kaiser. Naturally, as time progresses, personal interest and taste change; replaced with new interest(s). Despite my own attempts to persuade myself to ignore the urge, I rarely follow through with my intention(s) to resist falling for the next latest & [purportedly] greatest gadget. Call it […]

Belkin N1 Vision, the wireless router is "cool" again

  • August 18th, 2007

Remember the old days when wireless networks were few and far between? Since then, we have come a long way with commercial & personal networks overlapping and blanketing neighborhoods and city blocks. Although performance, reliability, and security have improved, hardware is still bulky, unattractive, and generally "unfriendly". Wireless hardware is the type of device that […]

The 2.16GHz Core 2 Duo MacBook, no 12.1" MacBook Pro

  • May 18th, 2007

Anyone who has followed my hardware track record, articles, and Tweets will surely know that when last Tuesday came and went without an update announcement along the lines of ‘The 12" PowerBook grown up, meet the 12.1" MacBook Pro’, I was sorely disappointed. In fact, not too long ago, I even went so far as […]

Clearwire may lose potential customers, here’s why

  • April 3rd, 2007

Syl and I took a look a few different internet options aside from the usual: cable, DSL, or FIOS. The requirements were that the service would need to be a) temporary, b) able to be shared, c) free of obtrusive installations, and d) convenient – no long-term contract requirements. Two options immediately sprang to mind […]