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

August, 2011


August 30, 2011  12:39 AM

More iPhone 5 Rumors and a BlackBerry “Plug”



Posted by: Nathan Simon
Apple, battery life, BlackBerry Bold 9900, Camera, display, extending battery life, improve battery life, iOS, iPhone 5, iphone 5 release date, retina, RIM

Well more rumors have been spreading around the Internet about the highly anticipated iPhone 5. Things like the screen size, the processor, the camera, the size of the phone etc. One of the newest rumors isn't exactly a good one, its screen size, some say it will be 4 inches, some say 3.5(current)...

August 28, 2011  10:39 PM

Windows 8 – USB 3.0 and improved file copy management.



Posted by: Nathan Simon
microsoft, transfer rate, trending, UI, usb 3.0, user interface, vendor, Windows 8

We have a little ways to go before Windows 8 is released to the masses, but as weeks pass more and more information flows through the Microsoft doors. First off is the built in support for USB 3.0, currently vendor drivers are utilized and can cause sometimes not work as well as they could,...


August 25, 2011  3:24 PM

VMware vSphere 5 Installable and Documentation



Posted by: Nathan Simon
certification, e-reader, ESXi 5, Installation and Setup Guide, kindle, Upgrade Guide, Virtual Machine Administration Guide, vSphere 5, vSphere 5 documentation, vSphere Basics Guide, vSphere Examples and Scenarios Guide

Hot off the Presses from yesterday! vSphere 5 Installable and all documentation has finally been released. All you guys and gals looking to study for VCP5 better get reading! Download the client

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August 25, 2011  12:49 AM

Facebook gives you more control… its about time..



Posted by: Nathan Simon
blogging, facebook, friends, Google+, microsoft, photos, posting, privacy

So you post a bunch of pictures, some of them are questionable, you really don't care if your "friends" see them, but what if your boss, or aunt, or mom's best friend sees these pictures from Mexico? What will they say, oh how embarrassing... Well now you can change that, and you will be fully...


August 25, 2011  12:37 AM

Mastering vSphere 5



Posted by: Nathan Simon
VCP 5, VCP 5 Certification, vmware, vreference.com, vSphere 5

Are you ready to tackle the next Exam? I know I wouldn't be. but this book might help you get the edge you need to succeed. Mastering vSphere 5 is a book that http://www.vreference.com/ recommends. If you do not know what vReference is, then you probably...


August 25, 2011  12:30 AM

Steve Jobs Resigns as CEO of Apple Inc.



Posted by: Nathan Simon
Apple, Bill Gates, BlackBerry, Bold 9900, iphone, Mac Book Air, Mac Book Pro, microsoft, Steve Jobs, Windows

Well without reading anything in the press, nor have I even read what is below, I will say this, like Bill Gates, Steve steps down, he may not be actively running the company, but I am sure he will have plenty of input. I do not like Apple, I was forced to use an iPhone 4 for almost a year, thank...


August 21, 2011  8:52 PM

August Sysinternals Update



Posted by: Nathan Simon
capture utility, DLL, minidump, Process Explorer, server 2003, Server 2008, sysinternals, Windows, Windows 7, Windows XP

I've said it time and time again, Sysinternals is one of the best names in the IT industry, without it, I wouldn't be the tech I am today. With that said, there are some program and blog updates from the 16th of this month that I wanted to make sure got some extra attention. Process Explorer is...


August 11, 2011  2:09 AM

Facebook Messenger! SMS huh?



Posted by: Nathan Simon
bbm, Blackberry Messenger, Facebook Messenger, iphone, iPhone4, itunes, SMS, social networking

It all started way back when you could send an innocent 148 character SMS(or short message service). Now we blast into the 20th century and you have BBM(BlackBerry Messenger), millions of users and unlimited amount of characters and smiley faces until you were blue in the face.... Wait for...


August 11, 2011  1:53 AM

Bold 9900 and 9930 out in the Wild!



Posted by: Nathan Simon
BlackBerry Bold 9900/9930, BlackBerry Colt, BlackBerry OS 7, BlackBerry Torch 9810, BlackBerry Torch 9860, QNX, RIM, Smartphones

Did you get yours today? I think that all the people that say BlackBerry is dead, can go back to their SMS texting. I mean come on people. The BlackBerry is just so easy to use and you can get everything done within seconds. Other touch phones are so annoying to try and find the proper...


August 8, 2011  9:10 PM

Pierre Cardin designs an iPad Competitor



Posted by: Nathan Simon
3g, android, Apple, Froyo 2.2, Ipad, mini HDMI, Pierre Cardin, Steve Jobs, tablet, WiFi

Sick of your friends carrying around a pretty iPad? Well look no further, Pierre Cardin has gone where no other designer dared. He designed a tablet PC that will turn heads... maybe... either way. It will look good, and it will be Android, that is enough to worry Steve Jobs.


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