The Real (and Virtual) Adventures of Nathan the IT Guy:

August, 2009


August 31, 2009  3:16 AM

Trojan that targets Skype users.

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An Australian website posted that the Skype Trojan can log VoIP calls. Here is an insert "An infected machine will use the software that handles audio processing within a computer and save the call data as an MP3. The file is then sent...

August 31, 2009  3:04 AM

Mac Os “Snow Leopard”

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Apple's Mac OS X 10.6 brings Grand Central, OpenCL, full 64-bit mode, QuickTime X, and Exchange support to Mac users. Snow Leopard may not warrant too much excitement, but it's still worth the $29(US) upgrade price. CNET has a nice little video review about the highly anticipated upgrade, check...


August 28, 2009  4:11 PM

Veeam Backup and Replication 4.0

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The soon to be release #1 Backup solution for ESX 3.5 and vSphere is better than ever! Read below for all the new features. If you would like to be notified when Veeam Backup 4 gets released go here. • Native support for...


August 27, 2009  3:37 PM

Windows 7 and RDP Color Depth Setting

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With Windows 7 comes Remote Desktop v6.1.7600. I have seen a lot of posts where people want to reduce the color depth to 256 colors, which is not allowed via the Display Tab - Colors. Doing some research i found that if you have a "saved" rdp connection, you can open it in notepad and modify a...


August 25, 2009  3:14 AM

Blackberry Storm 2 (ODIN)

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Well it was bound to happen, a leaked video made its way onto the Internet. If you currently use the Blackberry Storm, or any Blackberry for that matter check out this video. The person in the video states that even with the old OS, the phone performs faster and is much more responsive. Check out...


August 23, 2009  3:47 AM

Office 2010

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Yes, yes, old news, but i came upon an article on CNET where they preview Office 2010. Included in this article is a video review of Microsoft's, latest Office suite. One comment that I smirked at was the fact that one of the editors installed it a while ago and stated, "I wish Outlook/Office 2010...


August 12, 2009  11:13 PM

Facebook Lite to challenge Twitter

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Okay I know this isnt exactely tech news, or news about Vmware, or anything else. BUT it is news about two of the most popular socializing networks, Facebook and Twitter. Picture this a stripped down version of facebook, where you can do everything you need to stay in touch with your friends,...


August 12, 2009  10:59 PM

Microsoft and SQL Server 2008 R2

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I'm not a huge SQL Guru by any means, but I do have a few clients with SQL Servers hosting their data, which is critical to their business, so I am letting everyone know that Microsoft delivers SQL Server 2008 R2. I have attached some inserts for you to read. Then you can goto the full article...


August 10, 2009  12:22 AM

More news on Project Natal for Xbox 360

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CNET got up close and personal with Xbox 360 Project Natal, the CNET editor went to Redmond and got to try out Project Natal himself. Here is an isert from the article... "Although Microsoft demonstrated Natal at this year's E3 trade show, the software maker hasn't said when the technology will...


August 5, 2009  1:26 AM

Windows 7 is almost here….

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If you still haven't tried it out, or watched videos of Windows 7, the real successor to Windows XP you should do so as soon as possible... CNET has an excellent article with embedded videos, here is an isert from the website. "Luckily for Microsoft, Windows 7 is more than just spin. It's...


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