Many are inquiring about how to chat with us using IRC.
Here’s the simple guide using Xchat.
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Tagged CHAT, Free, IRC, software, software tool, Ustream, Vista, Windows, Windows 2000, Windows 7, Windows Mobile, Windows Vista, Windows XP, XP
TransferBigFiles.com is the easiest way to share a bunch of files with friends, family or anyone in the world. There’s no registration required to use the website. You just go to the home page and start sending files.
TransferBigFiles does not limit the amount of space your account can use, the only storage limit is that your files may not be larger then one (1) gigabyte.
Files are stored for up to 5 days or until the download limit of 20 downloads is reached.
Next time you need to send a large file use try
No Login / Account necessary
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Tagged Backup, File, File Transfer, Free, FTP, Internet, software, Transfer, Vista, Windows, Windows 2000, Windows 7, Windows Mobile, Windows XP
We’ve talked about how popular wireless broadband is for a growing spectrum of the population. I personally would give up my iPod before my 3G USB modem. But how much bandwidth can you really get? DSL Reports recently noted that Canadian wireless provider Telus is backtracking on its original unlimited wireless broadband plan and capping users at 1GB for $65. That has some rural users in a tizzy since they use it for their home network. I’d be in a tizzy too, since I use my modem whenever I travel or visit coffee shops rather than pay for Wi-Fi.
In the U.S., Sprint started enforcing a 5 GB data cap on unlimited plans in May; since few people reached those caps the wider consumer market hasn’t protested. But with the iPhone, reasonably priced 3G data plans and the carrier focus on increasing data usage, how long before consumers believe 5GB isn’t enough?
As this article from the Register makes clear, wireless broadband is pricier to deploy than fiber or DSL, and as more people use it, carriers need to upgrade their networks via new infrastructure (base stations and backhaul) and buy more spectrum. That’s expensive, which means that limits –even on potentially fat LTE networks– could be here to stay. Here are details on a few North American mobile broadband plans to show how much you can get for your dollar or loonie. If anyone can help me with Telcel’s plans, I’ll add those too.
Verizon Wireless: 5GB data plans range from $24.99 to $44.99 for phones and are $59.99 for wireless modems.
AT&T: 5 GB data plans range from $30 for unlimited personal use to $60 for unlimited use plus tethering for phones and $60 for wireless data cards.
T-Mobile: Unlimited data plans for phones range from $29.99 for the Sidekick to $89.99 for an enterprise BlackBerry plan. Unlimited data cards are available for $49.99 a month, but they only work on the EDGE network.
Sprint: Has an 5GB wireless data plan for phone included in its $99 Simply Everything plan or as part of two other plans that range from $69.99 to $169.99. Wireless card users pay $59.99 a month for up to 5 GB.
Rogers Communications: Offers data card plans for $100 that give users up to 6 GB and costs 50 cents for each MB over the limit.
Bell Canada: Offers up to 5 GB for $80 a month for data cards and 1GB for data on smart phones for $100. It sells a $10 unlimited data plan with the Samsung Instinct phone.
Updated with more plans:
Leap Wireless: As keith pointed out in the comments, Cricket has a 5 GB data card plan for $40.
AT&T GoPhone: Kevin over at jkontherun drew my attention to the prepaid AT&T GoPhone’s data plan for $20 a month. It has the same 5GB cap and requires you to pop out the SIM card, but it’s a steal.
Posted in Internet, Mobile Devices, PC, Smartphones, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP
Tagged AT&T, Blackberry Smartphones, Cell Phone, Internet usage, Iphone, network activity, PPC, T-Mobile., Windows, Windows Vista
If you work for an organization running Microsoft Exchange Server, you can synchronize with Exchange Server over the air.
From your PC
Before you can set up your e-mail with Exchange Server, you will need to obtain the following additional information from your IT department:
- Server name
- Whether your server requires an encrypted (SSL) connection Domain name
You will also need your:
- E-mail address
- User name
Your wireless service provider will charge you or your company for data transferred during over-the-air synchronization. If you don’t have an unlimited data plan, you might prefer to synchronize through a direct connection with your PC rather than over the air. Check with your wireless service provider for rates and details.
To be able to synchronize your smartphone with Exchange Server over the air, your organization should be running Exchange Server version 2003 or above, and it must be set up for mobility. If you’re not sure, please check with your IT department to verify both points before proceeding.
From Your Smartphone
To use your smartphone to set up over-the-air synchronization with Exchange Server, take these steps:
- From the Home screen on your smartphone, press Start and scroll to ActiveSync. Note: You may see a screen with several messages. If you click on the link that says “If your company supports syncing directly with its Exchange Server you can set up your device to sync with it,” you’ll be led through a series of steps to sync your e-mail with your Exchange Server. Otherwise, continue with the steps below.
- Select Menu > Add Server Source.
- In Server address, enter the name of the server running Exchange Server.
- Select the check box next to This server requires an encrypted (SSL) connection if required by your IT department (most companies require this). If your company requires an encrypted connection and you do not check this box, you will be unable to sync with your company’s Exchange Server.
- Select Next.
- Enter your username, password, and domain name, and select Next.
- If you want your smartphone to save your password, so you won’t have to enter it every time you want to check your mail, select Save password, which will put a checkmark in the checkbox.
- Select the check boxes for the types of information items that you want to synchronize with Exchange Server. If a box has a check in it and you don’t want to synchronize that particular type of information, click the box to uncheck it.
- To change the rules for resolving synchronization conflicts, select Menu > Advanced.
- To change synchronization details (for example, how far back in time you want to synchronize), select the type of information and click Settings.
You can also use your PC to set up over-the-air synchronization with Exchange Server. In this case, your smartphone uses your PC’s Internet connection to reach Exchange Server, rather than connecting to the Internet itself.
To synchronize using your PC, follow these steps:
- Physically connect your smartphone to the PC through the USB cable
- If your smartphone came with a CD, install Activesync 4.5 (or later) to your PC from the CD. Otherwise, to download the latest version, go to http://www.microsoft.com/canada/windowsmobile/wm07/activesync/default.mspx and follow the instructions in the Sync Setup Wizard.
- Select Synchronize directly with a server running Microsoft Exchange Server.
- Enter your logon credentials.
- Choose the information you want to synchronize with your smartphone.
- Select Finish.
Posted in Exchange Server, Mobile Devices, PC, Server 2003, Smartphones, Software, Technicial Support, Windows 7, Windows Server, Windows Vista, Windows XP
Tagged Active sync, activesync, Exchange, OTA, Over The Air, Smart Phone, software, software tool, SSL, synchronization, synchronize, T-Mobile., Verizon, Vista, Windows, Windows 2000, Windows 7, Windows Mobile, Windows Vista, Windows XP, XP