Category: iPad

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Security in the news – June 2010

This last week, I had an embarrassing moment when my Facebook account started posting weird “Likes” (in my case, “97 Hottest Women in the World 😀 :: on www.97hottestwomen.com” – seriously, not my interest), which claimed that I endorsed the site. What makes things worse, in an SNS enviornment like Facebook, your network of friends supposedly share the same interests, ideals and trust, so there is a higher tendency that your friends will further click on these links based on a “Like” endorsement. I was only made aware of this “Like” link because a friend happened to comment on my

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Softbank iPad restrictions

Apparently, it’s even worse. 3G iPad’s sold by Softbank in Japan will actually be SIM locked (unlike other countries) BTW, here is a comparison of the various international 3G rates for the iPad.  Japan seems to have the more expensive plans.

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NTT not supporting iPad in Japan

NTT DoCoMo decides not to offer wireless service for the iPad in Japan. Time to experiment and see if/what works.

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3G iPad roaming between carriers

Interesting observation, while stuck in a no coverage Softbank zone, my iPad switched to NTT. I doubt Japanese iPad’s will do that.

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3G iPad roaming in Japan

1st thing I did after arriving in Japan – fired up my iPad of course. 3G works great (Softbank) and quick (feels quicker than US or Europe)