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IBM Connections 5.0 Entitlements for Notes & Domino customers

IBM has announced entitlements for IBM Connections 5.0 with IBM Notes and Domino 9.0.1. Customers will get access to the Files and Profiles features freely with Domino licenses.
With this update, IBM Notes and Domino customers continue to receive access to the Files and Profiles features of IBM Connections 5.0 with the entitlements listed below. The entitlement lets IBM Notes and Domino customers deploy and access the Files and Profiles features of IBM Connections through all clients, browsers, and mobile devices, at no additional charge.

IBM Domino Enterprise Client access license
IBM Domino Messaging Client access license
IBM Domino Collaboration Express® License
IBM Domino Messaging Express license

Apparently the actual press release is hard to find. Thanks to Luis Guirgay for finding the link
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    On Friday, July 25th, 2014   by Chris Miller        

GreatCall Splash - Waterproof Medical Alert Device review


Overall the GreatCall Splash - Waterproof Medical Alert Device does what it states as a medical alert device. The downside in rating revolves around clarity of expectations, setup and performance. See the review.
GreatCall Splash medical alert device


The device itself is tiny and we like the simplicity of the front with a single button.  We could also see this getting misplaced or forgotten.  The addition of the belt clip was nice and stayed on during our tests.  We could see the clip breaking if caught on something though.  People were curious about the waterproofing and we are happy to report it is safe after we put it through some submerge tests.  Normal rain, splashing and even a quick shallow dunk in a puddle should not be a problem.
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    On Thursday, July 24th, 2014   by Chris Miller        

IBM Mail Next update for July 2014


IBM Mail Next updates as of July 2014 as presented by IBM for a SocialBizUG webcast.  Design Advisory Program updates, web updates and timelines. These are my notes as they happened. You can now watch the webcast embedded above and get the slides here

Key announcements
  • Kramer talked IBM Mobile First and iOS-ready apps and the Apple announcement

Now on to the good stuff.....  a long list with tons of screen images
IBM Mail Next





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    On Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014   by Chris Miller        

D-Link Wi-Fi AC750 Portable Router & Charger review


The D-Link Wi-Fi AC750 Portable Router & Charger (DIR-510L) is the next step in portable routers for the road warrior. With AC band, profiles, USB charging ports, USB 3G/4G support, router, access point and more.
D-Link Wi-Fi AC750 Portable Router & Charger (DIR-510L)

I have numerous portable routers, repeaters and access points now (most with reviews up). D-Link is trying to bridge together more than a few features in one device and has done so very well. This also adds the newer AC band for improved speed but you need your devices and network to support it or just plan on the more common 5Ghz speeds. Let's dig into each capability they brought together into one device.
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    On Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014   by Chris Miller        

New in Blackberry OS 10.2.1 is IBM Lotus Traveler connection type

I upgraded my Blackberry Z10 to OS 10.2.1 to get my hands on a ton of new features. IBM Lotus Traveler now shows as an account type when adding email, calendar and todo.

Blackberry 10.2.1 IBM Lotus Traveler

I was surprised at the number of new features, not just fixes, that are available in this release. http://crackberry.com/whats-new-blackberry-os-1021
See my posting comparing the Blackberrry Z10 and Q10 devices. See more updates and hands-on with the BlackBerry 10 devices on BlackBerry Today.
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    On Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014   by Chris Miller