It’s been a while since I last posted about the new Xbox, but not new rumors are surfacing, SuperDAE a known good source has released the specifications in the post below.
The next Xbox will run on custom hardware that includes an 8-core, 64-bit CPU running at 1.6ghz, an 800mhz DirectX 11.x graphics processor units and, alongside them, various “custom hardware blocks” that are able to handle certain individual tasks, taking the strain off the main CPU.
According to sketches from information shared by SuperDae, there’s 8GB of DDR3 memory, along with a small amount of flash memory for system tasks. The Durango’s optical disc drive is 50GB in size, while, as mentioned, there’s a 500GB hard drive, with read speeds of up to 50 MB/sec. source kotaku.com
Along with these impressive specifications, you can multitask, pausing your game to check Facebook, Twitter, or some other application, once you are done you can resume your game without loosing a step. Pretty cool if you ask me!
If you have a 3D TV you’re in luck, as the new Xbox will support 3D out of the gate, be it Blue-ray movies or 3D games, it’s about time Microsoft brought Blue-ray to the Xbox! Why don’t you head on over to the source link and check out the rest of the article, there is a lot more information to read up on.
Although I would like to do my own review of my BlackBerry Z10 smartphone, I just haven’t been using it long enough, I just managed to pick it up at Wireless Wave here in Winnipeg, shelled out 726$ taxes in to get my grubby paws on it, but I love peek and flow… it is so easy to use, mind you, you do have to get used to it, but once you do, you’ll be amazed at how much easier it is to use than an iPhone or Android. Oh and the keyboard is very nice, I would like some swiping capabilities to eventually be added, but this rivals SwiftKey for straight out predictive texting…
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The Z10′s strength is clearly within its user interface. The company formerly known as RIM has nailed it, and with a few tweaks to make it a little less buggy, it could be even better. Specifically: getting apps to talk with Hub better so that when I check on messages and mentions on Twitter and/or Facebook, they get dismissed within the Hub too. It can get a little frustrating having to keep going in to the Hub to mark everything as “read”.
Please do remember that BlackBerry OS 10 is in its infancy and a lot of this little nuances will be worked out! Go here to read the rest.
So did you happen to catch the commerial during the Superbowl? I was hoping to see it earlier and more often, but I will take what I get! If you missed it, check it out below!
And here is a message from BlackBerry CMO Frank Boulben on the Big Game. (The same commercial, but with a lead in)
What did you think of it? Were you hoping to see more features? I wouldn’t worry about it, I got to hold one in my hands, and I was sold! The phone is awesome… check it out here.
Are you excited? I sure am! Which one will you be getting? Black, or will you wait it out for the white one? If you want to wait for the white one, they wont be available till February 15th.
Check out my post over at my company’s website. I also posted the unboxing of the new Z10… how did that guy get his hands on that?!
I didn’t feel like retyping everything
But I will leave you with the official specifications!
Whilst the BlackBerry Z10 is not set to be officially unveiled until tomorrow, full BlackBerry Z10 specs were recently leaked in a selection of training materials with the first BB10 handset set to play host to a 4.2-inch HD display with a 1280 x 768p resolution.
With the BlackBerry Z10 release date expected to see the handset launch with 16GB of internal storage in tow, the BlackBerry Z10 specs sheet has been tipped to be bolstered by 2GB of RAM, an 8-megapixel rear-mounted camera with 1080p Full HD video recording capabilities and a 1,800mAh battery. A second, 2-megapixel snapper around front will also be present.
Here we go VMware, tackling the application provisioning market, I have heard great things about VHAM 1.5, and am working on getting a solid PoC running in my home lab. I will tell you one thing, it is not for rookies that’s for sure!
VMware has been doing very well in the Readers Choice Awards this year.
According to Virtualization Review, “This year’s Virtualization ReviewReader’s Choice Awards survey was sent out to approximately 20,000 of [their] readers… Job titles for the group ran the gamut from C-level executives to help desk technicians. Vendors were not allowed to vote for themselves or solicit votes.“
VMware dominated the end-user computing categories starting with ThinApp bringing home the reader’s choice award for Application Virtualization for the third year in a row beating out Citrix XenApp and Microsoft App-V. VMware View took home the crown in the category of Desktop Virtualization & VDI also for the third year in a row, coming in ahead of two Citrix products. Horizon Application Manager, a brand new product, took home a preferred product award in Mobile Virtualization & Bring Your Own Device. This shows a tremendous amount of momentum and direct customer validation of VMware technologies across all of our end-user computing products. source VMware.com
Check out the video of how to install the Horizon Agent and provision applications to users.
If you are interested in Enterprise Thinapp provisioning, then check out the documents below.
Here is a re-post from my companies website about BlackBerry 10 Enterprise Server…
BES 10 is available for download, it’s an evolved Enterprise Mobile Management solution for BlackBerry 10 Phoens, not only does it manage all other BlackBerry devices and Playbooks, it also supports Android and iPhone. BES 10 is the counterpart required to enable enterprise-specific BlackBerry World and Balance on upcoming BB10 devices.
RIM has been piloting BES 10 in many big enterprises, and the feedback has been extremely positive, as noted in the full press release below. The recently-announced trade-up program RIM recently announced is also important to highlight. Companies upgrading to BlackBerry 10 in 2013 will be able to trade in their current BES licenses for BES 10 ones at no charge. Keep reading for full details! source crackberry.com
What are your thoughts? 6 days and counting till BB10! Are you Excited?
Okay we are all professionals here, and as such we have to get up in the mornings to do our jobs… 627.am stands for the time that the developer of this wonderful Windows Phone 8 app gets up in the morning, well maybe not every morning, but the time is what gave it its name.
I can speak personally to this application, because it really was the only rock solid alarm I could use with my Lumia 920, along with that you could see the time/temperature on a Live Tile, as well as any reminders or tasks you set from the night before.
That was months ago.
627.am has been updated to support Windows Phone 8 natively! Along with native Windows Phone 8 support there are some exiting new features like better gesture support for Windows Phone 8 devices, fast resume support, wide live tile, high resolution live tiles, new resolution support for 720p HD screens, e.g. HTC 8X, many bug fixes and improvements.
If you want all these improvements now, you will have to pay 1.49, trust me, it’s worth it. The trail version works on Windows Phone 7.x and Phone 8 and may be lacking some features, but should help convince you to purchase the full version regardless if you are Windows Phone 7 or 8.
Windows Phone Central also did their own review and have posted some pictures, along with Windows Store links to 627.am, check it out here!
Beginning of the month I posted about iPhone 6 (original article), well there will be an iPhone 6, just not right away, there will, however, as I stated the iPhone 5S and its slated for a June release, with production to start in March!
Below is a great article on how Apple is moving ahead to iOS 7.
There’ll be a Retina iPad mini. There’ll be a thinner, lighter iPad 5. There’ll be an Apple A7 system-on-a-chip. There’ll be an LTE radio that can do simultaneous voice and data, and eventually voice over LTE. There may be curved displays, biometric sensors and security, 4K AirPlay, onboard voice parsing, in-air gesture and face recognition, and much, much more. source iMore.com
So what are your thoughts, is Apple in need of a change? When the BlackBerry 10 phone gets released, as the above article states, iOS will be the oldest smartphone OS on the market. I personally think its a huge mistake to not change or enhance their UI, I find it boring and old.
Nathan is a Senior Technical Architect and he’ll be blogging about virtualization, portable apps, useful little-known apps and general IT issues and resolutions encountered in his role as an IT consultant. He’ll also be blogging about his certification exam experiences with the MCTS track. Currently he has VCP3,4, 5, VTSP4/5, VMware VDI Accredidation, and MCP Certifications.