As I read the live blogs from Gizmodo yesterday, eagerly waiting for what Apple is gonna shove down consumers throats this time. I was very impressed as to how thin the new iMac’s are, at first it seemed like a CG rendering of a futuristic super thin computer of some sort which is pretty ridiculous. The new models are just around 5mm thick which is 80% thinner than the previous iMacs. The new models are available in the usual 21.5-inch and 27-inch versions, while the 27-inch version has a 2560 x 1440 resolution, but no retina display here, so sorry folks. And after checking out the specs it seems pretty impressive too, the iMac’s are available with quad-core i5 or i7 processors with up to 32GB of RAM (wow!), and you can have as much as 768GB of flash storage. And when you come to think of it, it’s even more impressive when you think about how they were able to cram all of this into the new super thin iMacs.
The two versions each has four USB 3.0 ports, two Thunderbolts, an SD card, a gigabit ethernet, a new “fusion drive” with 128GB of flash storage plus 1 or 3 TB of hard drive combined into one hard drive. The 21.5-inch model starts at $1300 and ships in November, and the 27-inch version starts at $1800 and ships in December.
The specs are really impressive, but when you think about the cost of these machines, you really have to be into iMacs to be shoving around almost 2k dollars worth to a machine that is going to be replaced again next year. And when you can buy a PC a helluva lot more powerful than these if you spend the same amount of money for a PC. But anyway, that’s just me, I like Apple products I absolutely love my iPhone, (iPods and iPads) but being a PC power user, Macs are a different story.
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Yep, you read that right. Time travel in GTA IV is possible, by using a mod of course. And if you are a Back to the Future fan like me, you will also love this mod. However, obviously mods are only available for the PC version of Grand theft Auto IV. (Which is too bad since I have this game on my PS3 and not for my PC) but still, this is such an awesome mod that if you know mods, you should definitely try this out! The mod includes a Marty McFly skin and the DeLorean, the DeLorean really does actually time travels in the game when it hits 88 mph. The car is fully detailed in the inside and you can see it’s inside including the flux capacitor, it even has some of Marty’s voice incorporated in the game. This would be pretty awesome when you’re being chased by a bunch of cops and then boom! Back to the future baby!
(Info on how to do it and links to the mod is on the Youtube page!)
There are apps for virtually everything nowadays, and with more and more people concerned about physical fitness, it is no surprise to find that there are plenty of mobile apps available for the latest phones to help you get yourself in shape – or maintain the level of fitness you have already achieved. These are a few of the good ones.
Virtualization is when a desktop environment for a personal computer such as a laptop or a desktop is separated from the physical computer that creates and powers the environment. This is done through a client and server approach to computing. A closely-related term is the virtual desktop interface or virtual desktop infrastructure. This refers to the server computing model that makes desktop virtualization possible, and it includes both the software and the hardware devices that are necessary for the virtualized environment to successfully operate. This article will serve as an introduction to and explanation of virtualization in computer environments. For more in depth information on virtualization, click here.
With new technology perpetually getting smaller and more portable, many people will be wondering if they should ditch their cumbersome laptop in favour of the sleek and slim tablet. Of course, the tablet is infinitely more manageable than a laptop when it comes to working on the move, but is that all there is to it? Let’s weigh up the pros and cons of both.
Last month I posted an article about the How much is your Smartphone Worth, this time here we look at a nice infographic about the iPhone 5 titled: The True Cost of an Iphone 5 , and
not surprisingly, it costs more than $199 (with Plan) or $649 (for the unlocked 16gb) but around $1,800 in total.
We all know the new Apple Maps on the iOS 6 is nowhere as accurate as Google Maps, and I’m trying to be polite by saying that, because quite frankly, it sucks. I applaud Tim Cook fir this, in an un-apple like fashion, Apple admits failure, and now Apple’s CEO Tim Cook has issued a public apology and ironically advised iPhone users to try alternatives like Bing, Waze, and Google Maps.
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Virtual clients are personal computers that serve as the physical hosts for a number of virtualized machines. It is the personal computer analog to virtual servers, which describes virtualization environments where servers are used as the physical hosts for virtual machines. Virtual clients are an essential component of virtualization, and while the specific features of virtual clients will necessarily vary from one to the next, the most common of these features will be explained in this article.
The defining feature of a virtual client is that it makes it possible for users to run a number of virtualized machines that collectively share the hardware resources of the single client system. The single client system is most often a personal computer with an architecture based on Intel’s x86 processor.
How Virtualization Works
Through virtualization, an essentially unlimited number of virtual machines can be installed to the same physical machine. A different operating system can be installed on each virtual machine on the virtual client. Each operating system may be used to install a number of applications. As a result, there are a number of sizing, scaling, and efficiency advantages to using virtual clients in business and enterprise environments.
Not so long ago, I posted an article titled How does GPS tracking work? And basically what it does is it uses a satellite network to transmit signals to your device triangulating the signals then converts this signals to coordinates to accurately pin point your location in a map. Although initially developed by the military, it is now widely used from smartphones to other consumer devices, and it has now become an important part of businesses for asset tracking and personal security and logistics.