Ripping up the neighborhood…

I was reminded during the past week of how dependent I have become of my Telkom DSL connection at home. Over and above the convenience of Internet at my finger tips its the luxury of being able to bring some order to the chaotic state of my corporate email Inbox. The luxury of having uninterrupted access to the Internet during those hours at night when all is quiet at home. I will have to find a way to cut down on the volume of email I deal with daily. But I digress. My DSL line has been down for more than a week now. This (for me) is most frustrating. And at times like these I am reminded once again of Neotel, through all the trenches that have turned our neighborhood in such a mess. I can’t but help to think that their trenches in the steets is the reason for my line being down ? But, it also reminds me that its perhaps time to seriously consider the various Neotel product offerings ? Having had a look at the Postnet Website (agents for Neotel) the Neoconnect Prime product offering looks very good. But, before I consider making such a move, I’d be keen to hear your experiences ? Have any of you made the move from Telkom to Neotel for Broadband connectivity yet, and if so, what are your impressions ?

The iPhone or the Omnia ? Which one ?

The world still seems largely undecided. It is to be expected that cellphone manufacturers will bring out new models to compete with the iPhone. But why ? The iPhone has established itself very well and its following still swears by it ? But cellphone debates will rage on and sometimes makes for entertaining reading. The Omnia certainly appears to be a worthwhile rival. But who is prepared to take the plunge and get one ? Whatever you decide it will be based on your personal preference. And once you have done so, you will be stuck with it. 🙂 Read some of the debate here…

Google Mobile Sync

Growing numbers of people are switching to Google’s online e-mail and calendaring services because of the convenience they offer – you can access them from anywhere you have an Internet connection, they’re easy to set up, and don’t require the support of your corporate IT department.

But syncing calendar and contact items has not been easy because, with the exception of Gmail, Google didn’t offer users the ability to sync their mobile devices with the company’s services.

That’s changed with the recent introduction of Google Mobile Sync, which is now in beta. The software works with the Apple iPhone, BlackBerry, Nokia S60-based smartphones, other Nokia handsets, Sony Ericsson devices, and phones running Windows Mobile. For more information – visit the Google Mobile Sync web page…