The key advantages of cellular Internet access are coverage and mobility. You don’t need to be near a fixed WiFi access point, like your local library or Starbucks. MiFi lets get on the Net from any place your cellular signal reaches: a park bench, a beach, high in the mountains, etc. Also, you can be traveling while connected. If you are a rock star on a tour bus, you need cellular Internet access to Tweet and do Facebook with all your fans. But what if the whole band wants to get online at once?
E-Fax is a service that lets you send and receive faxes as email attachments. You simply use the recipient’s fax number and eFax’s address. The 30-day free trial lets you send up to 30 pages. You can also use eFax to receive by email, up to 130 pages during the trial. Be careful, if you don’t cancel during the initial month, you will be charged.
A netbook is a mobile computer designed to take advantage of the Internet and wireless communications. WiFi is built in, of course, but it’s more than just a nice-to-have option. A netbook is deliberately built with a minimum of computing resources, and relies on the Internet to make up for what it lacks in storage and computing power.
Readers such as the Amazon Kindle, Sony’s eReader and other ebook readers, you have a whole library of books without breaking your back. However, paying for all those ebook downloads at $10 a pop can still break the bank.