Category Archives: Hardware

iPad Air 2: First Impressions

After waiting just over 2 weeks for my iPad Air 2 128GB Space Gray WiFi to arrive at the campus computer store, it finally arrived yesterday. I picked it up from the computer store, quickly connected to my iPhone 5S to … Continue reading

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My Windows Phone Experiment Begins: Nokia Lumia 520 – Initial Impressions

Amazon had a Daily Deal last week on the Nokia Lumia 520 tied to AT&T’s pre-paid GoPhone service.  I confirmed I could forego activating the 520 as a phone and simply use it as iPod Touch-like device over WiFi, so … Continue reading

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Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga – A Joy to Use

I recently requested a loaner unit of the Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga.  We’re a mostly Dell shop on the desktop/laptop side of things, but I saw a Lenovo touchscreen convertible laptop/tablet at a conference a while back and wanted to test … Continue reading

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Dell Venue 8 Pro – iPad mini Competitor?

What a Tablet is to Me We recently ordered a few Dell Venue 8 Pro’s for testing. The timing worked out really well for me because I was toying with the idea of replacing my iPad 3 with an iPad … Continue reading

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Nokia Lumia 920 – A Brief Review by an iPhone Fan

A few months back, I saw a tweet from my buddy, Jeramiah Dooley, mentioning that he’d just received a loaner Lumia 920 from the [email protected] program.  Seems they were sending out loaner Lumias (say that fast three times) to folks … Continue reading

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Encountering Thin Clients & Citrix XenApp in the Wild

So my wife and I got to spend several unplanned days in the hospital this week when our baby decided he didn’t want to wait any longer to enter the world.  The awesome news is Spencer Alexander was born healthy, … Continue reading

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On the road – NetScaler training

A coworker and I are spending the week out of town attending a NetScaler administration class.  We typically try to stagger training like this, but NetScaler classes seem to pop up with much less frequency than XenDesktop or XenApp classes, … Continue reading

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