Thursday, 24 May 2012

[TechRepublic] ASUS TF300 is good, but Apple may already have won

Cracking Open

TechRepublic Member | May 24, 2012

Editor's note
In today's newsletter, you'll find a review of the new Asus TF300, a list of tried and true command-line tools, and iPhone 4S battery saving tips. --Bill

ASUS gets it right with the TF300, but is it too late?

Donovan Colbert is impressed with the ASUS TF300, and he can use it to complete most of his IT work. With the proliferation of iOS devices, do you think it's too late for Android tablets? Read more

Resource of the day

Silver Peak VXOA: A Foundation for Universal WAN Optimization

With products from Silver Peak, your WAN optimization projects can be achieved faster and easier. Check out this white paper to learn more about using Silver Peak's Virtual WAN Optimization tools to improve your network.

Additional TechRepublic resources


Nook GlowLight teardown reveals secrets behind integrated light and lower weight

Bill Detwiler cracks open the Nook Simple Touch with Glowlight and shows you how Barnes and Noble reduced the e-reader's weight and gave it an integrated light. Read more

Set up a free and secure Terminal Server with Linux

Jack Wallen suggests ditching the Windows Terminal Server and migrating to using a Linux box. Learn how to set up and use NX Free, a tool that can help with this task. Read more

10 command-line tools that refuse to die

Despite the abundance of GUIs, the command line still offers more power, flexibility, and control for certain tasks. Read more

Tips to get more battery life from your iPhone 4S

Jack Wallen offers some tips for preserving and even extending the battery life of your iPhone 4S. Read more

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Cracking Open the Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight

Windows 7 Files That Contain Icons

Desktop wallpaper: Eclipses

Circuit board jewelry is second life for recycled hardware

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Cracking Open the Apple iPad 2012 (Wi-Fi)

Bill Detwiler cracks open the 2012 Apple iPad. Inside the tablet, he found hardware from Samsung, Broadcom, Hynix, and more. View on site

Cracking Open the Apple TV 2012

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Cracking Open the HP Omni 27 Quad all-in-one

Bill Detwiler cracks open the HP Omni 27 all-in-one Windows PC and finds hardware from Intel, Samsung, Hitachi, and more. View on site

Today's recommended downloads

Live Webcast: Getting to Microsoft Office 365: The Right Migration for Your Business (Microsoft)

Windows Defragmenter: Not Good Enough (Condusiv Technologies)

Optimizing Your Virtual Platform Without Messing it Up (Condusiv Technologies)

Remote support for PCs, Macs and Smartphones (LogMeIn)

Cables and Connectors: Planning your Data Center (APC by Schneider Electric)


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Bill Detwiler
Head Technology Editor

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