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06-Feb-13 Technology does work!

In Blog, BYOD, Consumerisation, Technology on February 6, 2013 at 7:41 am

After my fun and games with my smart TV on Monday, last night was all about overcoming this technology challenge.

Although one of the issues was the digital coverage in my kitchen, this was less of a concern, as at least standard television viewing could be used. The biggest issue was the wireless connectivity to my broadband router, which meant the smart TV applications kept buffering. Added to this, the built in web browser just kept updating when being run.

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The web browser issue was quickly overcome. For this application, smart TV provides a reinstall option which I took.

On to the buffering. Well for some time, I’ve had doubts about the positioning of our wireless router. It was moved by the engineer when BT fitted the new fibre connection for Infinity, as it needed to be next their unit in the hallway, so using my Power line Ethernet adaptors, I moved the wireless router to a different room and bingo, all of a sudden, reception across all our wireless devices was much better and no more buffering on the TV. Yippee!

I have to say these Power line adapters are fantastic extending your Ethernet wiring through your electrical plug sockets by simply plugging and playing!

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As I was on a role, I decided that I would attempt an update of my phone to the new Windows mobile 7.8 version. Although this has now been officially released by Nokia and gradually being rolled out, there is a method to force the update, which I read on the Internet yesterday.

Although dubious, I gave it a go, and much to my surprise, the updates started working; exactly as outlined in the forums I had read.

As I write my blog, I am now using the new tethering (mobile hot spot) feature and I’ve already had a play with the new mobile 8 customisations. Happy days….

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