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7.23.14 : Odonnell Company : No Comments

Fossamail now considered a viable replacement for Mozilla Thunderbird for Windows

Has Mozilla Thunderbird been sluggish and/or unresponsive for you?  We use it here in the office, and sometimes it can be a memory hog.  I've been playing with Fossamail now for the past 2 days and I have to say there is a vast improvement in performance.

Mozilla's Thunderbird is a solid email client, but it can be a bit sluggish and it still doesn't support 64-bit processors. FossaMail is a freely downloadable clone optimized for 64-bit systems, all while supporting the same extensions.

It creates a separate profile folder on your computer, thus letting you use it separately from your Thunderbird too. Setup is smooth and easy, and you'll soon have a functional email client that looks and feels just like Thunderbird, only faster.

Still using 54mbps wifi?

You're now in the minority, most users have bumped up to the wireless-N standard, but Asus has a new router that will bring you the fastest wifi available.

asusrtac87Meet the RT-AC87.  Beaming out signals at 5Ghz, it can reach speeds of up to 1.73Gbps, which is plenty fast to stream all your entertainment.  The problem is that most people don't own any 802.11ac enabled devices, so just like the wireless-N market, we'll have to wait for the rest of the technology world to play catch up.

But, in case you do have devices that will work, the RT-AC87 will be available "shortly" for $270, though it'll be limited to North America. For the time being, ASUS can enjoy having the speediest router in town, at least until D-Link, Netgear, Belkin and the rest of them show up to the party.

Xiaomi's new $13 wearable

Are you a fan of fitbit, or another wearable fitness tracker?  Check out Xiaomi's Mi Band.  Stylish & beautiful, the Mi band packs a bunch of features for a small price tag.

  • Health Tracking Sensors
  • Vibrating Alarm Clock
  • 30-day battery life

Unfortunately the Mi Band is only available in China. But at the very least, it's something to hope for.

 

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