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

July, 2013

July 29, 2013  2:15 PM

Blackberry Messenger slated for end of September

Posted by: Nathan Simon
Blackberry Messenger

BBM iOS Android1

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July 29, 2013  12:22 PM

Collecting diagnostic information from VMware Horizon View

Posted by: Nathan Simon
Horizon View, VMware View

If you need to make a support request when you are having issues with Horizon View 5.2, technical support will want you to pull logging information. How you do that can be can be found here. You also have to realize that the many components of View speak to each other and logs for all components is...

July 25, 2013  2:17 PM

Android 4.3 is Official

Posted by: Nathan Simon
android, Google Android

Google devices rejoice, Android 4.3 is here. If you have unlocked your bootloader, then you should be able to get it installed into your phone sooner than later via custom ROMS, I am hoping ViperOne releases a 4.3 iteration. Some of the improvements are below.


July 24, 2013  1:39 PM

Nvidia, Kepler, and Project Logan : Mobile Processors on the Rise

Posted by: Nathan Simon

Now I am not a huge mobile gamer, I rarely play games that require any horsepower at all, but there are many people that do, and those people want better graphics. Well NVidia took a step in the right direction and have produced this. Check out the video below. [brightcove] The Kepler GPU...

July 22, 2013  2:28 PM

iPhone 6 Rumor : Larger Screens May be on the Horizon

Posted by: Nathan Simon
Apple, Apple iPhone 5

Well if rumors are true, it’s about time Apple caters to people who crave a larger screen. Mind you Apple would be smart to keep the aspect ratio, but they will not, to properly increase the size of the iPhone 5,  they will have to increase the width more so than the length. Once again Apple...

July 18, 2013  12:38 PM

3,000MB/s Enterprise SSD Drive from Samsung

Posted by: Nathan Simon
Samsung, SSD

3GB/sec is fast, I mean, right now you might be running an OCZ drive that is capable of 685MB/sec, and for me that's fast enough. I know there are some people out there that want to run this thing in their home computers, and kudos to you if you do so. When they do arrive they will be released...

July 12, 2013  9:24 PM

5-Inch Blackberry A10

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blackberry a10

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July 11, 2013  9:52 PM

VMware/Hyper-V and SAN Aligned Virtual Disks

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optimize VMware Converter

If you are working with VMware of Hyper-V then you know what the heck I am talking about. Aligning the OS' data blocks with the SAN. There are many ways to do this, but a lot of people are unaware of easy ways to do so. Some people know of the WMIC command, and some people know of...

July 8, 2013  5:25 PM : Top 20 KB list for June 2013

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Of the top 20 “installing and upgrading to ESX 5.1 best practices” and “upgrading to vCenter 5.1 best practices” articles should be checked out! Here are the top 5 issues resolved when following...

July 5, 2013  4:26 PM

Xbox Beta Invite Open Now

Posted by: Nathan Simon
xbox 360, Xbox One

Looking to get the latest from Microsoft and their Xbox? Look no further than your Xbox Dashboard, so turn that puppy on and get in on the Beta!

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