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

January, 2012


January 23, 2012  3:35 AM

RIM CEO’s Step down!



Posted by: Nathan Simon
BlackBerry, board, ceo, jim balsillie, mike lazaridis, Playbook, RIM, step down, stocks

Jim Balsillie and Mike Lazaridis step down and Thorsten Heins is named CEO... it was just announced moments ago... this has to be good for RIM stocks!

According to RIM’s press release Mike Lazaridis, former Co-Chair and Co-CEO, has become Vice Chair of RIM’s Board and Chair of the...

January 23, 2012  12:34 AM

Seagate Momentus XT with SSD



Posted by: Nathan Simon
boot time, laptop, Momentus, seagate, SSD, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows XP, XT

Looking to speed up  your laptop but wanting to keep all your ISO's, movies, and pictures with you at all times? Find it hard to function with only 60GB or 120GB of space?

The Momentus XT solid state hybrid drive fuses the blazing speed of solid state with the high capacity of a disk...


January 19, 2012  3:58 AM

Alienware X51 Desktop



Posted by: Nathan Simon
8GB DDR3 1333Mhz, Blue-ray, features, gaming pc, GeForce GTX555, Nvidia, Optimus, sff, small form factor, specifications, Windows 7 Home Premium

Have you seen the smallest fasted PC in the world? Well it might not be that fast, but its as close as its going to get for its size, and for under $1500 US!

  • Enjoy amazing visuals with desktop graphics card options, including the powerful 1GB GDDR5 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 555 and...


  • January 18, 2012  3:34 AM

    Microsoft System Center 2012



    Posted by: Nathan Simon
    App Controller, Configuration Manager, Data Protection Manager, Endpoint Protection, MVA, Operations Manager, Orchestrator, Private Cloud Day, Private Cloud Evaluation Software, Release Candidate, Service Manager, System Center 2012, Unified Installer, Virtual Machine Manager

    Meet the new System Center 2012 Suite.

    A Microsoft private cloud dramatically changes the way your business produces and consumes IT services by creating a layer of abstraction over your pooled IT resources. This allows your datacenter to offer true infrastructure service capability as...


    January 12, 2012  1:05 PM

    Meet the first 28nm GPU Video Card.



    Posted by: Nathan Simon
    AMD, benchmarks, gaming, GDDR5, Nvidia, Nvidia GTX570, PCI Express 3.0, Radeon

    The Radeon 7970, currently is the most powerful video card solution, if you install 2 and Cross-Fire(SLI) them. Who's willing to fork over around 1000$ to be the best?

    • The world’s first 28nm GPU. The revolutionary new GCN Architecture. Ready for DirectX® 11. PCI Express 3.0. The AMD...


    January 10, 2012  12:55 PM

    BlackBerry News App for PlayBook



    Posted by: Nathan Simon
    BlackBerry News, BlackBerry PlayBook, blog roll, crackberry.com, Gizmo Canada, Maximum PC, news reader, pictures, PlayBook App, rss, top app, top application

    Have a PlayBook and want to stay on top of your RSS feeds in style? Look no further as BlackBerry PlayBook has one of the most straight-forward news readers I have ever used. The BlackBerry Bold version of new is also very clean and fast. If you want to see some screenshots and download links go...


    January 10, 2012  1:10 AM

    BlackBerry OS 7.1!



    Posted by: Nathan Simon
    BlackBerry, Bold 9900, download, OS 6.1, OS 7.1, RIM, UMA, WiFi Calling, WIFI Hotspot

    For you all Bold users running OS 7.0, OS 7.1 is ready for release. Blackberry will be pushing the official OS out over all carriers through out the week. Here are a couple of the new features.

  • Mobile Hotspot:Turn your BlackBerry 7.1 OS device into a Wi-Fi®...


  • January 9, 2012  1:54 AM

    PlayBook Tips and Tricks



    Posted by: Nathan Simon
    64GB, BlackBerry, micro-HDMI, multitasking, Playbook, screenshot, tips and tricks

    Looking for more tips and tricks for that new PlayBook you bought over the holidays? Well look no further! Below is a quick insert on a couple things that you might not know about your PlayBook.

    Just in case you didn’t know, you can connect a micro-HDMI cable to your PlayBook and...


    January 9, 2012  1:04 AM

    Veeam Backup and Replication 6 Patch 2



    Posted by: Nathan Simon
    deduplication, ESXi, forums, replication, veaam, Veeam Backup and Replication 6, vmware, VMware aware backup

    Veeam Backup and Replication 6 Patch 2 has recently been released.

    Veeam Backup & Replication 6.0 Patch 2 is now available through our support. Please, refer to the Known Issues topic for the full list of issues it addresses, and consider installing the patch if you are affected by...


    January 6, 2012  12:40 PM

    Blackberry Playbook OS 2.0



    Posted by: Nathan Simon
    BB, BBX, BlackBerry, BlackBerry PlayBook, BlackBerry Runtime for Android Apps, BlackberryPlaybook, BlackberryRuntimeForAndroidApps, developer beta, developer build, DeveloperBeta, DeveloperBuild, Playbook, Playbook os 2.0, PlaybookOs2.0, preview, QNX, RIM

    So the PlayBook is still on sale, should I buy one? I am not too sure. I have all but given up on the Asus Transformer Prime(word on the street is that they removed GPS support from their spec sheet because of its poor signal strength). I for one think there is a future for the BBX(or should I say...


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