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Thursday, August 5, 2010

Windows Phone 7: Presented to You in German

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Windows Phone Articles & Resources" @ 03:00 PM

http://www.pocketpc.ch/news/101439-...ocketpc-ch.html

Just can't get enough Windows Phone 7? Then skip past the first 30 seconds of this video - that's the blurry part - and check out what the Windows Phone 7 boot up/reboot process looks like. Performance isn't final yet of course, but the initial setup of the phone looks pretty fluid and snappy. In fact, that's one of the common things I've heard from people seeing Windows Phone 7 for the first time - they're surprised at how snappy and high-performance is feels. That's a good sign of what's to come!


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...


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