Category: Hardware

Printing in Citrix / Terminal Services? Watch what you buy.

Incredible as it may seem, I occasionally screw up. Here’s a recent example. A client wanted to add a small, fast laser printer at her desk so she could print reports from her accounting system. This system is run on a Citrix server, which always makes printing more complicated. Now I knew that many printers, […]

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Posted in All, Hardware, Technology on Aug 31st, 2007, 12:28 pm by David Schrag     

Another iPhone review

Lots of folks keep asking me about the iPhone. I still advise against it for anyone using Microsoft Exchange for e-mail, at least until there are proven solutions that make it just as good as Windows Mobile and Blackberry for full wireless synchronization of e-mail, calendar, and contacts. Here’s another review that covers all the […]

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Posted in All, Exchange, Hardware, Technology, Windows Mobile + PPC on Aug 21st, 2007, 10:19 am by David Schrag     

Maybe iPhone can work with Exchange after all

As a review I mentioned recently points out, getting an iPhone to work with Exchange is … well, let’s just say there’s a reason that part is not included in Apple’s snazzy iPhone commercials. Chris Rue illustrates this point as well (literally). So I’m not going to be recommending iPhones to my clients. But sooner […]

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Posted in All, Hardware, Technology, Windows Mobile + PPC on Jul 13th, 2007, 3:38 pm by David Schrag     

PC Magazine mobile phone buying guide

In the market for a mobile phone? PC Magazine has several articles to help guide your decision. I recommend consulting multiple reviews before making a decision, but these will at least provide some context and they’re aimed at a relatively non-technical audience. Smartphones for global travel First crop of Windows Mobile 6 phones Mobile phones […]

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Posted in All, Hardware, Technology, Windows Mobile + PPC on Jul 13th, 2007, 7:14 am by David Schrag     

Can you hear me now? Not if you’re a voicemail in .WAV format.

I recently switched to a VoIP service (much more on that later) that can send me my voicemail as e-mail. Cool. But when I try to open them on my Windows Mobile 5 Pocket PC, all I get is this error: “Cannot play back the audio stream: the audio format is not supported.” A fuller explanation […]

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Posted in All, Hardware, Technology, Windows Mobile + PPC on Jun 27th, 2007, 4:25 pm by David Schrag     

Changing Exchange users on Windows Mobile 5

Suppose Joe leaves the company and is replaced by Jane. Joe had a company-owned Pocket PC that Jane will now use. What do you do? You wouldn’t think this would be so much of a challenge, but the steps are actually hidden pretty well. The answer was posted at Experts Exchange. Scroll all the way […]

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Posted in All, Exchange, Hardware, Technology, Windows Mobile + PPC on Jun 27th, 2007, 3:34 pm by David Schrag     

Time for Linux to learn a lesson

Linux fans, say what you will about Microsoft’s recent follies with regard to Daylight Savings Time, but at least they acknowledge that DST exists. Today I was configuring a Linux-based NAS device. To get it to work properly on my network, I had to make sure that its clock was synchronized with my server. It […]

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Posted in All, Hardware, Technology on Jun 22nd, 2007, 2:51 pm by David Schrag     

How to reset an iPod

I know Apple gets high marks for style and ergonomics in some quarters, but today I had a Nano freeze on me and I had no bloomin’ idea how to turn it off and on again. Where the hell is the reset button? How do I hit Ctrl-Alt-Delete? I tried all the button combinations I […]

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Posted in All, Entertainment, Hardware, Technology on Jun 17th, 2007, 11:46 am by David Schrag     

Notes from the Bureau of WTF

If you’re trying to set the permissions on a Buffalo Technology LinkStation network attached storage device, here’s something to keep in mind: [Automatic User Registration]Select this to register any user permitted by authentication server to authentication user list of the LinkStation automatically.Example:By unabling the automatic aquirement after acquiring some users by the automatic registration for […]

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Posted in All, Hardware, Technology on Jun 1st, 2007, 5:53 pm by David Schrag     

Problems wiping myself

Things had been looking up for my Exchange mailbox rebuild, but they got really bad again the first time my Pocket PC tried a wireless sync. All of my contacts, which had just been imported back into Exchange from the .pst file I’d created, were seen as new entries by my phone. So it synched for […]

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Posted in All, Exchange, Hardware, Office 2007, SBS, Software, Technology, Windows Mobile + PPC on Apr 14th, 2007, 3:14 am by David Schrag     

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