Here are some new updates on Exede’s latest plans: Personally, I would only pick a plan that has their new Speedboost + WiFi modem and the Liberty Pass. Initially I enjoyed the “late night free zone” (or LNFZ) but as of late it just became too much of a hassle to manage data usage during the daytime (and saving all the heavy stuff for late night) so now I much prefer the ease and simplicity of the Liberty Pass. Plus I absolutely
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After upgrading from a Samsung S6 to a Nexus 6P, one of the few changes needed was new USB-C cables! Thankfully, Amazon has a nice assortment. I especially like the white USB-C cables here: They are usually available for around $6.99 and they allow easy connection to USB-A (“regular” USB) devices like most existing PCs, Macs and laptops. After purchasing a two pack, I’m a happy camper
Some exciting news about the Lenovo IdeaPad Y700 14″ laptop, its GPU uses DDR5 memory. Woot! PS thanks to commenter Fee for asking the great question whether it utilized GDDR3 or GDDR5 PSS as the specs show, I have the 2GB version of the card… I do not know for sure what type of GDDR the 4GB version uses.
Here you will find real world speed test results for ViaSat’s Exede Liberty Pass internet plan. These results are from AFTER the monthly allotment is downloaded. These are also with their latest modem which features “up to” 25 Mbps downloads. Here is verification that the monthly allotment has been used, and the Liberty Pass is in effect: A quick note regarding units discussed in this post: Unit symbol The ISQ symbols for the bit and byte are bit and B,
Genius is one of the few reasons why I like iTunes. Unfortunately, this evening my iTunes installation would not up update Genius. I tried a few suggestions from the web but none of them worked. For me, what did work was updating my iTunes installation to the latest version. After the iTunes update, all menu options were available again
Please find below photos showing Lenovo ThinkPad X220 disassembly and mSATA SSD upgrade. WiFi is also easily upgradeable (make sure to get whitelisted card or modified BIOS) Lastly, 2.5″ SSD is upgradeable without even opening up the case 😉 NOTE: I recommend the Samsung 850 EVO 250GB SSD for the mSATA SSD. This drive costs < $90 at Amazon with free shipping. For the 2.5″ drive I recommend a larger SSD like the Samsung 850 EVO 500GB which is roughly $160 on Amazon.
Please see photos below, with these simple steps you can upgrade to a faster and higher-capacity mSATA drive. NOTE: I used a Samsung 850 EVO 250GB SSD for the upgrade. This drive costs < $90 at Amazon with free shipping. Performance has been exceptional and the 500GB and 1TB drives also work well with the Yoga 2 Pro. TIP: Click any photo for a larger view.
Lenovo doesn’t make it very clear which key to press for the boot device selection menu Thankfully, holding Fn+F12 during boot will show you the boot menu! Applies to: Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro and many other Lenovo Yoga, IdeaPad & Thinkpad devices