2013: Week Fifteen: Snail's Pace

A slower than usual week, although I rather needed it. Still, broadband was tested, blackberries were kept appy and security came up one more time. Also, strange things were afoot at the circle K.

At CNET.com.au, a pair of mobile broadband devices to kick the week off:
Telstra Pre-Paid Wi-Fi 4G
Telstra’s Pre-Paid Wi-Fi 4G hotspot looks cheap, and it is cheap, although the accompanying data isn’t. But the combination does make for excellent value.
Optus E3276 Premium 4G Modem
Optus’ 4G network doesn’t have the overall reach of Telstra’s effort, but if you’re underneath Optus’ coverage cloud, get ready for some seriously impressive speeds.
At Hydrapinion, I continued to assess Blackberry 10, by way of… the BBC Micro?
A month with a Blackberry: Keeping me appy?
Back when smartphones were just feature phones, and, for the sake of borrowing a fine writer’s joke, small furry creatures from Alpha Centauri were real small furry creatures from Alpha Centauri, the number of additional things that your phone could do didn’t matter that much.
I popped up later in the week at TechRadar, explaining how to avoid mobile phishing attempts
Mobile Phishing: How to avoid getting hooked
Don’t let scammers catch a big one
At Telstra’s Smarter Business Magazine, some tablet case studies:
Upwardly Mobile in 2013
Tablets and smartphones are game-changers for all kinds of businesses, and the mobility trend just keeps growing
In the world of print, the May issue of TechLife is out now, and within its shiny pages you’ll find my reviews of the excellent Might & Magic Clash Of Heroes, Dungelot, Retrovirus and the slightly less shiny DIVO.
Meanwhile, sister site APCMag.com has published a trio of smartphone reviews of mine that had previously appeared in the print edition.
Motorola RAZR M 4G review
Good things can come in small packages.

HTC Windows Phone 8X review
Nokia’s not the only Windows Phone maker in town.
Nokia Lumia 920 review
A Windows Phone on steroids, but some unusual growth as well.
Hang on. That was a slower than usual week? I’m beginning to think that I might be slightly overworking myself…
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