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Replacement cable modem: Motorola SB6120 Surfboard DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem

I was having some issues with my old Motorola Surfboard Cable Modem dropping my cable connection, especially under heavy loads like playing streaming video. The modem would stop issuing an IP address to my router and require a reboot of both the modem and the router. Using some Staples Reward dollars I had saved up, I replaced my older modem with this new Docsis 3.0 compatible modem from Motorola . I am happy to report that I haven't had a drop-out in almost a week. Troubles with your Internet connection can be frustrating and sometimes you need to replace equipment even if it is working 90% of the time. It is that 10% where it isn't working that can drive you crazy. My next issue is poor coverage from my Wireless N router. I have metal lathe beneath the plaster walls in the older part of the house and it seems to eat up the wireless signal like a Faraday Cage . Changing the wireless channel has helped a bit, but I think I am going to need to step up to a more powerful router w

New on my iPhone for April 12, 2011

Here are a few new (or new to me) iPhone apps that I recently loaded on my phone for testing. Click each link to be taken to the iTunes install page. Viddy Viddy is a simple way for anyone to capture, beautify, and share amazing videos with the world. Record a key moment of your life, make it beautiful, and share it with those who matter most. Vidcinity Vidcinity is a location-based video sharing and discovery application. Record video at a location and anyone that comes to that location will be able to see that video! It's like Twitter + Foursquare + video, without all that weird checking in and following stuff. You get videos just by being near a location! Broadcastr Broadcastr is a new social-media platform for location-based audio. Our free app lets people easily create and share recordings on an interactive map. Users share oral histories, restaurant reviews, walking tours, citizen journalism, personal messages, funny anecdotes, and more. Nebulous Notes Nebulous Notes is a pow