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Thursday, February 3, 2011

Are You Having Battery Trouble With Your Windows Phone 7?

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Windows Phone Talk" @ 05:40 PM

Over the past month or two, I've seen scattered reports of people having trouble with their Windows Phone 7 devices related to the battery charging. I haven't had any problems yet, but I don't think this is an isolated incident. Symptoms include:

  • Connecting your phone via USB to your computer and having the battery drain rather than charge
  • Connecting your phone via USB to a wall charger and having the battery not charge at all even after hours of being connected
  • The battery is showing a low power indicator, but if you power off the phone, take out the battery, put it back in, and power up the phone, it will actually be fully charged

Seen anything like this yourself? Vote in the poll and post a comment with details.


Friday, July 30, 2010

Busting Bandwidth Bugaboos: Troubleshooting ISP Speed Problems

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Digital Home Talk" @ 11:30 AM

Since most Thoughts Media readers are using high-speed Internet, I decided this article would benefit everyone, so it's one of our rare across-the-network pieces of content. I hope you find it useful!

Figure 1: What is this, 1994 all over again?

Whenever bandwidth is discussed, there's always lots of finger pointing because there are so many variables, and players involved, that it's rarely a simple issue. My particular bandwidth bugaboo this morning? I was ticked off that Dropbox (referral) was only uploading at 10 KB/s. I left a 900 MB transfer running all night and it wasn't finished in the morning, and that's when I discovered the awful speed. My first instinct was to point a finger at Dropbox, thinking there was some sort of bandwidth throttling going on. I did a speed test with a tool my ISP provides (speedtest.shaw.ca) and was shocked to see 1.7 Mbps downloads and 107 kbps uploads (Figure 1). It's normally 20x that on downloads and 10x that on uploads, so I knew something was wrong beyond just Dropbox. Read more...


Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Apologies for the Brokenness

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Thoughts Media Status Updates" @ 02:30 PM

When we upgraded some server software over the weekend, it has some unanticipated side-effects - and unfortunately it not only broke the news feeds at the top of each site, it also broken the article page on every site. We're working to fix this and thank you for your patience.


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