Monthly Archives: February 2012

Windows 8 Consumer Preview Support

We’re as excited about the Windows 8 Consumer Preview release as we expect many of our customers are. And we’re here to help if you install Windows 8 Consumer Preview on computers where you’re using or plan to use any Plugable devices. We’ve already begun installing Microsoft’s latest operating system on PCs in our lab […]

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When You Need a New WiFi Adapter

You love your laptop, but its WiFi network adapter is on the fritz. You could try to get it repaired or plunk down at least a few hundred bucks for a new computer. There’s also an easy, inexpensive option that will get you back on the network in no time: Use a USB-based WiFi adapter. […]

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Mac OS X 10.7.3 Breaks Display Rotation

We recommend not upgrading your Mac to the OS X 10.7.3 release if you are using a Plugable graphics display adapter. This latest upgrade to the Mac OS was made publicly available at the beginning of this month. Unfortunately it breaks display rotation functionality in all third-party display drivers. DisplayLink, the maker of the graphics […]

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USB Battery Charging and the Amazon Kindle Fire

This is the new USB Battery Charging Standard in action with the Kindle Fire and the $19.95 Plugable 4 Port HUB with 2.5A Adapter and BC 1.1 support. As both support the new standard, you can fast charge — even without a computer attached. A few notes: * The Kindle Fire has a standard USB […]

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Plugable’s New USB 2.0 Switch for Sharing a Device or Hub Between Two Computers

Here’s a scenario our customers frequently describe: “I just got a new USB-based printer and want to share it between two computers. But the printer isn’t networkable. What should I do?” The inexpensive solution: Plug the printer’s USB cable into the computer where you have something to print. Repeat as needed. The easier solution: Get […]

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