I have been browsing some amazing pictures of Zanzibar last night. So here goes my first version of my Bucket List.
- Visit Zanzibar – 2-3 weeks of bliss in sky blue waters
- Live a summer in the French country side
- Live a summer in Italy – country side
This device from NetComm is shaped like a thick credit card, it works out of the box, and so far has the best User Experience of all 3G WiFi Modems I have used in the past. The only one that can come close is the Novatel MiFi.
I am extremely pleased with it. I have used it for a whole day, it is rock solid. No reboots were necessary during an 8 hour work shop (battery life was about 5 hours) and you can keep it charged via the supplied USB – Micro USB cable.
It is small, thin, and works.
I have been playing with the Amazon Kindle 3 (6″) – WiFi version and I am very impressed. I managed to read 5 chapters of a book in one sitting without any distractions. This could mean less time on my iPad.
For a focused, no-nonsense, reading experience where content that matters hits your grey matter in the most effective way, go with Kindle.
Apple recently upgraded their MobileMe services. When I logged in to me.com it prompted me to upgrade. I accepted and about 10 minutes later I was upgraded.
Afterwards my iCal was confused and “lost” all it’s calendars. It took me a while of playing around with the settings iCal and MobileMe, but I found a recipe which worked for me.
1. Make sure there are no accounts configured in iCal. See iCal->Preferences->Accounts.
2. Go to your MobileMe settings and reset your syncing by logging out and re-registering your computer.
3. Enable syncing on MobileMe. Wait for the process to complete.
4. Go to iCal->Preferences->Accounts and add your MobileMe account.
5. After a few seconds, your calendars will appear in iCal and will be synced after a few minutes
I have previously blogged about the Cell C Data SIM on a Novatel MiFi. I also tested the Cell C Data SIM on a Huawei K3520 (the white one I received with my original Vodacom 3G contract). The Cell C Data SIM works just fine on the older Huawei modem as well.
Go here for a list of compatible modems.
If you already have a compatible modem, then you just need to decide between R999 for 2GB / month for a year or R1999 for 5GB / month for a year.
For those of you who would rather have a US iTunes account, you can follow these instructions at Marc Forrest’s post.
My iPhone 4 has been updated to iOS 4.3. I was looking forward to this update for a while since I wanted a MiFi Hotspot without carrying around my MiFi device.
So far it works really well. This post is published via my iPad, connected wirelessly to my iPhone 4.
This saves me from taking out another data contract for the iPad for the odd occasion when I need access outside WiFi range.
This makes an iPhone 4 and WiFi-only iPad a nice combination.
Below is a screenshot of the iOS Personal Hotspot option.