The Mid-2012 Apple Airport Express is Sweet

Just wanted to show some fanboy love here for my latest Apple device – the updated (mid-2012) Airport Express. After recently moving out to Las Vegas (more on that some other time) I picked up the fastest internet I could manage – Cox Communication’s PowerBoost 25+ Mbps. That’s about double what I was getting in Orange County through Time Warner, so I couldn’t wait to check it out.

Apple Airport Express Mid-2012 Refresh

Once the install was done, I hooked up the router (a 4+ year old D-Link) only to get about 4-6mbps. Nothing close to what I’m going to be paying for. The technician verified all the connections (and actually they were really cool about running a fresh line to the house) and when the laptop was run straight to the modem I was getting 30mpbs (sweet!). But the router was just too old.

So, hearing about the latest Apple release of the Airport Express, I was curious. Would it have enough “oomph” to handle the needs of a full household of internet marauders. We’re talking 4 people running streaming video, streaming gaming, multiple Dropboxes, site FTP’s, and online video management. Loads of power. I called my dad to get his thoughts on the Airport Express, and he also couldn’t see a reason not to give it a shot (instead of dropping another $80 (plus tax) on the Airport Express). Continue reading The Mid-2012 Apple Airport Express is Sweet

Apple is kicking RIM’s Ass

If you’re wondering whether or not APPLE is going to be a good growth buy, or if RIMM done, I think it’s pretty clear the answer is that Apple wins on almost all sides.

Katie RoofKatie Roof – @Katie_Roof
RT @JonErlichman: 3 years ago, #Apple’s market value was 2X Research in Motion. Today, it’s 20X $RIMM. #signofthetimes $AAPL $$

Jon brings up a great point – Apple is just trouncing Research in Motion on every front. I think it’s pretty clear that RIM is a buyout contender right now. Great reference Katie.

I can say, even from personal experience, the Playbook tablet is a pretty solid example of how poorly RIM is able to compete right now. It took me nearly 3 weeks to successfully sell a brand new 16GB Playbook, and even for a new product like that (currently advertised on TV even!), the best price I could manage to move it for was around $350… Continue reading Apple is kicking RIM’s Ass