Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Up for Review: Epson Artisan 800

This SMB multifunction/all-in-one (AIO) device is now at the Orbiting O’Odua and ensconced safely in my home office there.

Read on

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Special Preview: Monsters vs. Aliens

For the past few days I have been in my old stomping grounds of Los Angeles – to be correct, in Beverly Hills.

One of the experiences I enjoyed was a visit to the DreamWorks Animation Studios facility in Glendale, California, where the visit culminated in a special sneak preview of the new DreamWorks Animation 3D film release, Monsters vs. Aliens at the double-private Directors’ Screening Room there....(read more)

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

HP ProLiant ML110 Gen 5

HP Small Business Servers Review Series, Review #1…(read on)

Monday, March 23, 2009

Up for review: HP dc7900 Business Desktop & L1945w Display

The HP Compaq dc7900 Business Desktop is a small form factor desktop that I have been told is the best desktop out there for a home office, among its other uses.

….read on

Sunday, March 22, 2009

The SmallBizWindows CradlePoint Routers Reviews

In my preview here, I announced the CradlePoint MBR1000 WWAN router.

Well, the MBR1000 was joined by the CTR500 and PHS300 mobile routers.

These three devices have performed beyond admirably….(read on)

Friday, March 20, 2009

Internet Explorer 8: Back at #1

Ever hear that fable about the tortoise and the hare? Cutting a long story short, the moral of the fable is, always find out what kind of a race you are in. if it is a marathon, don’t bring your sprinting shoes.

What does that have to do with Windows Internet Explorer, version 8 (IE8)?

Just that Internet Explorer, in this release, retakes the mantle of best browser in the world, bar none!…

(read on)

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

2 Weeks with the Pantech Matrix Pro

The Pantech Matrix Pro is a dual keyboard, dual slider smartphone running Microsoft Windows Mobile 6.1 Standard software. I have had a unit for the past few weeks.

The device is compact, comes in an attractive gunmetal blue case, and seems sturdy. (Then...(read more)

IBM & Sun?

JAVA & IBM?

Are you kidding me?

The flower child ...(read more)

Sunday, March 15, 2009

The SmallBizWindows HP Color LaserJet CP3525dn Review

We have been testing the HP Color LaserJet CP3525dn at our Northern Colorado RealtorLabs for the past several weeks.

The HP Color LaserJet CP3525dn 
The HP Color LaserJet CP3525dn is a duplexing, 30 ppm….(read more)

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Windows Mobile, ActiveSync, Microsoft Outlook: why the lock-in?

One of the divisions at Microsoft that continues to underwhelm me is the Windows Mobile team.

Forget, for a second, the fact that they sell over 20 million licenses yearly….(read on)

Monday, March 09, 2009

The Orbiting O’Odua: J&T’s Room

Have you seen the new ‘Rookie’ series of Microsoft’s “I’m a PC” ads? Especially the one with the 4-yr old girl?

I have. And I would like my kids to be that savvy.

With that in mind, for the boy’s room at the Orbiting O’odua, John and Trevor get to use...(read more)

Sunday, March 08, 2009

The SmallBizWindows Epson WorkForce Pro GT-S80 Review

For the past several weeks, I have been reviewing the Epson WorkForce Pro GT-S80 sheet feed scanner.

While we all strive for the paperless office, the reality of it is that the current inventory of documents has to be digitized, or at least scanned, into the respective e-document repositories of their owners…(Read more)

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Windows Vista SP2 RCs

The Release Candidate of Microsoft Windows Vista, Service Pack 2, is now in public release.

This has got to be the smoothest beta ever of an existing product.

The current RC is rock solid, contains so many improvements over 6001 that in a vacuum, it should...(read more)

How we review at SmallBizWindows (and AbsoluteWindows)

At SmallBizWindows, we get quite a few products sent to us for review.

We also solicit for products that catch our eyes and fancy – as described in the PR blurb, or by word of mouth.

Based on the product, it is either reviewed personally at the Orbiting...(read more)

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Open Source Open Letter to President Obama?

Shouldn’t it read,

“Freetards try to schneider the new President?”

And shouted from all the rooftops!

I mean, when will this madness stop?

What if you gave a party and no one came? Then you offered the food and drinks, in descending order, to the caterers...(read more)

Announcing the CradlePoint MBR1000 Router.

When you live in ‘the big city’, aka, urban areas, or mainstream America, all the talk of rural America’s travails with broadband seems very alien, almost like the attention paid to exobiologists announcing the discovery of something on a trinary star...(read more)

The SmallBizWindows Verbatim TuneBoard Keyboard Review

Innovating in these troubled times.

I have been reviewing the Verbatim TuneBoard multimedia keyboard for the past several weeks.

Dovetailing into my consumer series of reviews, the TuneBoard seemed perfect, a nice way to cut the clutter on the desktop...(read more)

Monday, March 02, 2009

Most US airlines trialing airborne Wi-Fi

In January, I blogged about American Airlines and their trials of airborne Wi-Fi on their domestic routes.

Over the past few weeks, and leading up to a story in today’s fishwrap, it seems that every US airline is doing the same.

Hopefully, their trials...(read more)

The Orbiting O’Odua: Baby’s Nursery

Since Kylie Emma is only three months old, she probably has no need for a system right now.*

However, Disney’s Baby Einstein series is something she seems to relish listening to. As a result, she has scored a TV and DVD player. Close...(read more)