Author: neil

QuickerTek releases nCard for MacBooks, MacBook Pr

QuickerTek has released the US$89.95 nCard
( for use with a
MacBook, MacBook Pro or Mac mini with any wireless network. The
company says that users of the new nCard can expect wireless speeds
“that are the absolute fastest the wireless network can manage.”

To boost performance even further, this card can be upgraded with an
external antenna. That means even more distance from the wireless
access point. The nCard offers compatibility with all Apple AirPort
Base Stations, as well as Linksys, Belkin and virtually all other

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ProSecure unveils new gateway security appliance

ProSecure, the specialized network security brand by NetGear, has
unveiled the ProSecure UTM5, a gateway security appliance designed to
extend enterprise-class Unified Threat Management (UTM) technology to
any small business, home networks for telecommuters, and small branch
offices around five users in size.

Distributed via NetGear’s channel partner program, the ProSecure UTM5
appliances come with simple subscription options without any per-user
licensing. The UTM5 enables small companies to protect themselves

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2X unites application, desktop virtualization with thin client management

2X Software has released version 8 of its 2X ApplicationServer and 2X
VirtualDesktopServer products. The new version not only includes the
ability to publish applications and virtual desktops, but also allows
the management of user thin client configurations from within the
application console.

This creates an all-in-one application for remote publishing and
device management, according to Nikolaos Makris, CEO of 2X Software.
The new release will further reduce IT administration hassles, by
allowing centralized control of both device groups and published

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QNAP expands Turbo NAS line-up

QNAP Systems ( — a manufacturer of NAS servers,
NVR video surveillance systems, and network-based video players —
has expanded its Turbo NAS lineup with two new mid-range NAS servers
targeted at SMB and corporate customers.

The new TS-239 Pro II (a two-drive model) and TS-439 Pro II (a
four-drive model) incorporate the new Intel Atom D410 single-core
processor, which delivers up to 8TB of performance and networked
storage. the TS-239 Pro II and TS-439 Pro II NAS servers are
compatible with VMware’s vSphere4 (ESX 4.0) virtualization platform

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On the eve of the “Tablet”

There’s much ado this week over Apple’s "Tablet" announcement tomorrow.  It’s particularly interesting that more people know about this announcement than they do that President Obama is doing the annual "State of the Union" address the same day.  There’s no doubt that we’ll see some surprises.

I’ll put my stake in the ground and say that I believe the tablet will be:

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