Tech News May 2011

Mushkin Interview and Tour 2011
OCC :: Monday, May 02, 2011
“There is a saying that big things come in small packages and this suits Mushkin to a tee. They may not have hundreds of employees or dozens of offices, but they sure do damn well with what they have. I spent two days in the offices watching, asking questions and learning how they do business. I was amazed at the overall moral of the company and how everyone smiles and just loves their job. One thing that stood out to me was when they got a big order, and everyone ran to the back to help out and pack orders. When I say everyone, I mean everyone – sales people, tech guys – even the president of the company.”

Interview with RIM’s Mike Al Mefleh 
t-break :: Sunday, May 01, 2011
At Planet of the Apps last week, I had a chance to sit down with Mike Al Mefleh- the Director of Product Management at RIM Middle East. I spoke to Mike about RIM’s plans to introduce the App Store in the UAE as well as their upcoming tablet- the BlackBerry PlayBook. The following are excerpts from that interview.

iPad 2 Tablet Review
Hardware Secrets :: Sunday, May 01, 2011
“When Steve Jobs walked on stage for the announcement of the iPad 2 in San Francisco on March 2, nobody realized that the new iPad 2 would have the impact it has had so far. Over a million have been sold. Disappointed would-be customers waited in long lines at stores across the country and around the world only to discover that there were no more iPad 2 tablets available at that location. It was one of the most remarkable introductions of a device in history. ”

IOGEAR USB HD Video Adapter Review
Everything USB :: Sunday, May 01, 2011
For a small but very important portion of the consumer marketplace, the need for multiple monitors on their systems is a must have option. Sadly, while this small niche is willing to pay good money for a laptop with multiple output options, their choices are extremely limited. This is why companies like IOGEAR make and market devices such as their USB HD video adapter (which is DisplayLink certified). A long while ago, my colleague looked an earlier version of this device and walked away moderately impressed. Today, I will take a long hard look at the new and improved version which boasts 1080p, 32-bit colour depth resolution to see if IOGEAR and DisplayLink has worked out all the bugs.