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Telecom XT Pricing Plans Announced

, posted: 28-May-2009 15:58

Well... It's not a big surprise but certainly much simpler to understand and easier to use pricing plans.

The good thing is sharing the minutes with a small group of people, great for small team. Calls are per second, and to ANY national network (i.e. NZ numbers). TXT and Data plans are acceptable and reasonable, nothing too stellar however it would certainly encourage people to use mobile data more, now that it's priced competitively similar to Vodafone NZ. TXT plans are somewhat d (read the entire post)...



Vista virtualisation ban lifted

, posted: 23-Jan-2008 10:16

Just spotted this newsbit over at Ars Technica that Microsoft has lifted the ban on running consumer edition of Windows Vista on any virtual environment.

So rejoice all virtual pc users! You can now run your Vista Home Basic and Vista Home Premium in any virtual environment. And if I read it right - understanding the whole ban on virtualisation - that you may run a virtualised Vista in your Home Basic/Premium too perhaps?

The approval still require you to have a license (read the entire post)...



64-bit Windows support in Boot Camp

, posted: 22-Jan-2008 09:49

Just spotted this over at Mac Rumors, that there's few cases reported any Mac Pro users can boot into their 64-bit Windows Vista (no confirmation for XP-64 however).

From the manual, Page 4, the message said:

Important: You must use a single full-install Windows installation disc (Service Pack 2 is required for Windows XP installations). Do not use an upgrade version of Windows and do not install an earlier version of Windows XP and attempt to update it later to SP2 or (read the entire post)...



TCL digital tv decoder died!!!

, posted: 13-Jan-2008 10:33

Just this morning, our digital tv decoder decided to die and never to return to power up, after numerous on and off...

So... off I went and called TCL helpdesk, reported the fault and will be greeted by a technician tomorrow morning. Dang! One whole day without Sky Movies or C.I. ... life is hard... guess I'll have to do some real work then... (read the entire post)...



TelstraClear back on mobile again!

, posted: 12-Nov-2007 08:01

This is something that I have been waiting for since TelstraClear and Vodafone NZ announced their business separation a few months ago, with the sudden unplug of their Unplugged project. And since then, TCL has been keeping mum on their planned effort using Telecom NZ's network for their mobile launch.

Well today is the new day for TCL's mobile network, piggy-backing on Telecom NZ's network. But what's different with TCL-TNZ's business venture compare with TCL-VNZ's, is TCL will be (read the entire post)...



Verizon's Limited Unlimited BroadbandAccess

, posted: 25-Oct-2007 09:18

Just as I was doing my morning ritual of reading my blog sites... spotted this on jkOnTheRun on about New York to Verizon- unlimited does not mean 5 GB.

In short, Verizon's marketing advertisement was misleading customers, and those that were affected (i.e. used more then 5GB in their "unlimited" plan) were terminated, rendered them a useless broadband wireless modem. New York state found Verizon's malpractice and misleading conduct and told Verizon to reimburse US$1M to the mistrea (read the entire post)...



[Update] Windows Live ID Linked Account

, posted: 24-Oct-2007 08:14

I was browsing around my usual blog sites and came across this cool new feature brought out by Microsoft for their Windows Live ID.



What it does is by allowing you to link all your Windows Live IDs that you may have been using for different sites or different reasons (like the GeekzoneMail - which is Windows Live enabled), allowing you to switch between different IDs without signing-out-signing-in again. One ID to rule them all.



Though this w (read the entire post)...



Windows Vista Memory Hungry? SuperFetch?

, posted: 19-Oct-2007 09:29

I just came across this interesting and useful article regarding Windows Vista's memory usage, and why it is using almost all of your available memory, and perhaps the reason why they are a lot of people complained about Windows Vista's super-memory-feast, which says why more RAM is great for Windows Vista too.

SuperFetch, it understands your everyday usage while you're on Windows Vista. It anticipates what program you use, and how often you use it (or depend on it) and load them al (read the entire post)...



[Update] Got Vista? Got VMC? But no go?

, posted: 12-Oct-2007 10:00

Got Vista? Got VMC? But no go?

Well if you are one of a few that are using Vista (any build) and a Vodafone Mobile connect card (Novatel Merlin U630), you would probably figured out that the VMC software does not install properly, even on elevated privilege. What happened is that, due to the enhanced security built into Vista, the VMC software cannot run properly (Why? Don't ask me).

As usual when things doesn't work the way I expected, you go search online (or google for i (read the entire post)...



[Update] Windows Live Hotmail 5GB is on its way...

, posted: 12-Sep-2007 11:20

Not long ago, Microsoft announced the expansion of their free and paid email storage size. Free Windows Live Hotmail accounts will get 5GB, which beats Google and Yahoo's offering.

Well, just today, checking my WLHotmail accounts, I get a nice surprise... although I have no idea how long ago this had been but I'm pleased. However, two all of my other accounts still pending for have gotten the 5GB upgrade...



[Update] Just one left @geekzonemail.com pending (read the entire post)...



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