The area around my office has some pretty awesome 4G speeds, so when I was tethering my iPad to my phone via bluetooth, I was surprised that the speed wasn’t as fast as I expected. I was connected via bluetooth instead of WiFi to experiment on battery usage, theory being that bluetooth would draw less current and therefore use less battery.
So I did a quick Speedtest and the results were no where near what I have previously experienced in the area, in fact it immediately topped out at 1.4Mbps when I often get somewhere between 14 and 20Mbps. Turned off bluetooth and switched back to WiFi, connecting to the same device and the usual speeds returned. Of course this depends on the versions of bluetooth on each device, one device could have v3.0 which is capable of 24 Mbps, while the other might be lower version with consequently lower speed capabilities.
So if you want higher speeds, “WiFi Hotspot” is the way to go.
Love my Foxtel, couldn’t live without it now, which is something I promised my wife wouldn’t happen. The way they program their channels is good, not saying I could do any better but I still think they could be slightly better, it’s not quite intuitive enough at the moment. Although that’s being picky I have to admit.
I also really like the way they create, or more often inherit good sub-brands for various channels, Fox8, History Channel, the various sports channel etc. But what I’ve found interesting, and annoying, is the life cycle these brands have and the limited time they have to prove themselves. Recently SoHo has replaced W as well as new channels like A&E and FX. Now don’t get me wrong, FX is awesome! If I had to create a channel based on my favourite genres, FX would be it.
So because of that, what drives me crazy, is these sub-brands barely exist, FX is barely 9 months old and already they are ripping it apart. You have shows like The Walking Dead, Hell On Wheels, reclaimed shows like The Shield and Alias and then they go and throw in Ultimate Fighter? Huh?! I thought the branding was gritty and mysterious, and then they go and throw sport into the mix? Lost me on that one, just hope they don’t ruin the great sub-brand they’ve only just started creating.
FX Channel Australia, what does that have to do with UFC?
Our 50 Awesome Bathurst Moments concept, created by Aaron Noonan as well as Ford and Penny at V8 Supercars, has proved to be hugely successful. We’ve always seen big interest in the historic content from the Saturday Sleuthing articles but Aaron has out done himself with this one.
50 moments from the last 50 years of Bathurst is a big list to put together and a big thanks to Chevron for helping out with the images.
I get stuck with the task of finding, editing and uploading each video!
This one I did a little additional editing to bring even more impact of Fabian Coulthard’s 2011 lap 1 crash.