News – Intel Centrino Tablet PCs at Risk, Making Calls Via “Google-Fi”, OtterBox 7030 Rugged Case Reviewed

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Updated Intel Centrino Patch Blocks “Wi-Fi” Worm

Your Intel Centrino-based Tablet PC could be at risk. Intel has advised users to install a security patch for users of certain centrino-based computeres. The Intel Pro Wireless card models 2200BG, 2915ABG, 2100 and 3945ABG are vulnerable to aworm that hops from computer to computer via Wi-Fi networking. Most Centrino Tablet PCs and computer products contain these built-in card models. To protect your Tablet PC, download updated Intel software here.

Making Calls From Your Tablet PC Via “Google-Fi”

Katie Fehrenbacher at GiaOM has tested Google’s new voice over Wi-Fi service. It seems that the technology while less reliable than cellular or landlines does indeed work. Users of the Nokia 770 Internet Tablet can especially enjoy this service. Any computer user can make Skype to Skype calls and expect fairly good performance. For just a few cents, Skype users can enjoy long distance chatter from a PC and some smaller mobile devices. Pocket PCs do not seem to do the job well at this point. Read more…

OtterBox 7030 Rugged Case Reviewed

Linda Epstein from TabletPc2 has reviewed the OtterBox 7030 rugged laptop case. If you are the type to take your Tablet PC or UMPC on rough trips in the wilderness or into environments that are unfriendly to sensitive electronics, the OtterBox could be the right case for you.

” Have you ever wished you could have the protection of a ruggedized version of your Slate Style Tablet PC, Convertible Tablet PC or Ultra Mobile PC? If so the Otterbox 7030 Rugged laptop case my be the answer to your dreams. The Otterbox 7030 medium laptop case has a polypropylene shell, customizable shock bumpers and a quick release strap. It’s waterproof, ruggedized, lockable, has a both carry strap and handle and is strong enough to stand on. In Addition to all of that the Otterbox 7030 provides protection from water, dust and drops.”

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