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

October, 2011


October 31, 2011  12:08 PM

MacBook Air Competitors

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Here are a couple of MacBook Air Laptops that I am keeping an eye on... The Samsung Series 9 Laptop Core i5 2537M Processor, 4GB Ram, 128 GB SSD Drive, and 7 Hour Battery, check out the full specs Bookmark and Share     0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend

October 31, 2011  1:24 AM

Sysinternals Update and News

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Once again, I present you with a Sysinternals update. Autoruns has been updated to v1.1. Autoruns is my favorite application to help in the battle against malware/spyware. For those who aren't familiar wth Autoruns, it kind of like the startup tab in msconfig on steroids!

Autoruns...


October 30, 2011  6:01 PM

BlackBerry Playbook OS 2.0

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BlackBerry® PlayBook™ OS 2.0 is out and about. RIM wanted to provide us with an update on the progress that they’re making.

As much as we’d love to have it in your hands today, we’ve made the difficult decision to wait to launch BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 until we are...


October 28, 2011  11:58 AM

HP is keeping its PC Business

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This is great news for everyone, along with this, there are rumors that the Touchpad will be repurposed with Windows 8! You know what is going to happen... someone will take Windows 8 and port it to the Touchpad, its only a matter of time.

The world's largest maker of PCs has...


October 27, 2011  12:09 PM

SQL Licensing and VMware

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I have been looking for quite some time and I think i finally found a good document which references exactly what I was looking for. Its called "Application Server License Mobility" and can be downloaded


October 24, 2011  11:47 AM

Toshiba’s new 2560 x 1600 Display

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You see the title of this post and naturally you think, sure that's cool, that's where 50" TV resolutions are headed... you're wrong, Toshiba's released the specs on a 6.1" display that boasts ~500 ppi(pixels per inch) Here is a breakdown of world leaders in PPI.


October 19, 2011  12:16 PM

Bold 9900 Red LED of Death (RLD)

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It had to happen, my worst dreams come true... my new Bold 9900 died on me Monday evening. Now if you don't want to read my story, skip to the middle of the blog to get to the technical part, if you like short stories, read on! It all started with trying to use my phone to call a college on my way...


October 13, 2011  2:37 AM

Blackberry, What happened?

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Still down? Is the only question I can ask, or care to ask, all day I have had service disruptions, mitigated only by connecting to WIFI, so if most of RIM's services were working on WIFI why was nothing working when connected direct to Rogers?

“The messaging and browsing delays...


October 7, 2011  12:26 AM

Vodafone to acquire RIM?

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Its a substantial rumour that has caused RIM's stocks to rise. In the wake of the announcement of the new iPhone 4S, many people were left uninspired, sure its faster, and has some cool new voice features, but that's it, iOS 5 will be available to many current iPhone users all the way from 3GS and...


October 6, 2011  2:21 AM

Bill Gates mourns long time competitor Steve Jobs.

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Today is a sad day. Steve Jobs has passed away. Yeah I said I disliked Apple, "Just Because" but Steve Jobs was an amazing business man, and brought Apple from near extinction to what it is today. Who knows where the company will go from here. It all makes sense as to why he stepped down as CEO, he...


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