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October 13, 2011  2:37 AM

Blackberry, What happened?



Posted by: Nathan Simon
3g, BlackBerry, hotmail, HSPA+, microsoft, outage, RIM, rogers

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?



Posted by: Nathan Simon
Apple, bbm, Blackberry Messenger, google, IM, microsoft, RIM, RIM aquisition, smartphone, Vodafone

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.



Posted by: Nathan Simon
Apple, Bill Gates, icon, iPhone 4, microsoft, passed away, Steve Jobs

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...


September 27, 2011  12:58 AM

Windows Server 8



Posted by: Nathan Simon
cloud computing, continuous availability, hyper-v, microsoft, server 2003, Server 2008, Server 8, Virtualization, Windows 8

Have you heard? Windows 8 release is looming, and yet I haven't really had a chance to figure out what all Server 2008 can do. Microsoft is building this with Cloud Computing in mind. They are really pushing their virtualization platform, or shall i say shoving it our faces, by including Hyper V...


September 14, 2011  4:40 PM

VMware Workstation 8



Posted by: Nathan Simon
Linux, microsoft, sand box, Virtual PC, Virtualization, VMware Workstation 8, Windows

VMware Workstation 8 is out! For those who like to dabble in VMware but cannot afford a separate PC for virtualization sand boxing look no further... there are a bunch of new features.

Run over 600 different operating systems right on your PC. Prove your mastery of the PC and run from...


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  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  12:30 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...


July 25, 2011  1:07 AM

OCZ Vertex 3 Max IOPS SATAIII



Posted by: Nathan Simon
IOPS, Max, microsoft, Netbook, Nettop, notebook, OCZ, OCZ Vertex, SATAIII, SSD, Vertex, Windows, Windows 7

You want a fast booting system? You have some cash to spend? Look no further the OCZ Vertex 3 Max IOPS is just the solid state drive for you! Check out those stats! I have the OCZ Vertex 2 in my system and it takes longer to get by the BIOS then it does boot my Windows 7...


June 29, 2011  2:06 AM

iLO 2 Update 2.06 – 06/04/2011



Posted by: Nathan Simon
browser, ESXi, Firmware updates, HP, iLO, microsoft, url, Windows Server 2008

One of the key things I keep on top of is firmware and software updates. Ilo has been updates at the beginning of the month and a lot of people over look it. So I am here to remind you all of the updates. Below you will find the list of fixes, additions, and enhancements.

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