My first week with Teksavvy.

As a public service to anyone considering the switch to Canada’s upstart ISP Teksavvy I’m going to write about my first week or so using their service.

It’s true that Teksavvy piggybacks on at least part of the incumbent networks for their Cable and DSL Internet products, but if you think that supporting a company other than the incumbent ISPs is important like I do then you’ll want to keep reading…

A guided tour of a Rogers-branded Nokia.

Prior to last week’s #N97minitour the last locked-to-a-carrier handset that I used was a Fido-branded hiptop that I gave up in 2007. I’m a big fan of unlocked phones and wrote a fairly popular treatise on the subject for a previous blog.

In the interest of due diligence I thought I might have a look and show you what I’ve been missing before this Rogers-branded Nokia is sent back. Prepare to be underwhelmed…

Tethering your Nokia to Ubuntu via USB.

After seeing firsthand the perils of using an open WiFi network last week I resolved to post about tethering a Nokia smartphone to an Ubuntu-powered laptop or netbook via USB, as a public service to those who didn’t know that they could. Count me among them — or at least among those who didn’t realize how ridiculously easy it is…