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Wednesday
Sep212016

How To Combine Internet Connections for Faster Speed

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Full disclosure, Speedify is an advertiser on this site.  I recently tried their trial access and was impressed by its ability to solve my traveling internet issues (at least partially) so that I can upload files on-the-go using various connections.

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Basically this allows you to combine bandwidth / internet connections (called bonding) together for faster speed.   They cannot be from the same provider so my usage will be using FREE cafe internet access in addition to my mobile hotspot for combined throughput.

On my Macbook I use an external, extended range wifi adapter plus the internal wifi adapter to take advantage of two different networks.  At home where I have one main internet line and a backup line I can do one via wired connection, another via another wired connection or use wifi without much additional equipment.

Plus, its also a VPN as well so you get that added functionality while traveling when needing to access something local in the USA (like netflix, or P2P).

Thursday
Aug252016

Canon 5D Mark IV - 5D Legend Continues

If you are looking to upgrade or add to the 5D Mark III, best to pre-order at a few locations.

Wednesday
Aug242016

Pebble Beach Cinemagraph

Tuesday
Aug092016

Why SkyRoam Won't Work For Me

I don't have a SkyRoam, and have never tried or used it.  I'm sure its a good device and service because it gets great reviews on Amazon.  So this is not a review of the device, just some preliminary findings based on what I wanted to know before I spend money to consider reviewing or evaluating SkyRoam.

I had to dig a little bit about this for a number of things:

1. Where does it work?

2. How fast are the speeds?

3. Cost for the data?

4. What don't they tell you up front?

 

1. It works pretty much globally.

2. Somewhere between 3G and 4G speeds.  

3. $8-$10 a day 'unlimited'

4. You only get 350MB of high speed.  After that you get 2G speeds, which is very, very slow.  "

"Note: Skyroam is not optimized for video services like YouTube, Netflix or other heavy streaming activities."

The answer to #4 pretty much makes this no better than what T-Mobile already provides for me on my phone.  I can get slow speeds that are OK for emails, and light browsing already with no additional cost with my plan in many countries.
What I want to be able to do is upload photos and videos while on the go, and the SkyRoam only ensures that I can send and receive emails for $10 USD a day which is something I already get with my T-Mobile Plan.
**Not an endorsement for Tmobile and SkyRoam**
Monday
Aug082016

Guiness Record for Synchronized Robot Dancing

1007 synchronized robots.