This is starting to look like one of the soap operas where a guy marries one girl but keeps dating his old girlfriend. Microsoft said Vista is their new true love, but they just can’t give up XP yet. Read the rest of this entry »
Brick? Aggressive iPhone users eager to escape the clutches of ATT’s wireless stranglehold on iPhone service in the US download some tricky bits to modify their phones. Apple responds by turning those phones into bricks whenever they update the iPhone software. Imagine how much fun you could have with your laptop if it decided to assign itself a password one night, giving you a “Password=” prompt the next time you booted it. Even more fun, there is no correct password you can guess to access your laptop, excuse me, brick, no matter how hard you try.
If you own a Toshiba Satellite or Tecra laptop, get ready to play the “My laptop is now a brick” game. Read the rest of this entry »
Remember those handheld DYMO labelers? The company now has ways to help you scan and later find your paper documents. Jeremy Petty, Business Development Manager for the DYMO File product line, explains how it works and gives a demo.
David Yarborough, President of Computer-Plus, talks about the printer support business while standing over the smoking printer he uses to catch attention during the ITEC conferences. Guess what\’s the most disgusting thing he ever dug out of a printer?
Fred Jentgen, American Marketing Manager for Intel, and Kevin Unbedacht, Sr. Manager, Strategic Alliance Channel Sales for Altiris (now a part of Symantec), discuss the continued integration of Intel\’s vPro technology hooks into Altiris/Symantec software. Improvements on the initial feature set provide more ways to manage computers without actually touching them, which saves money as companies support their users. This interview was done at the fall ManageFusion 07 convention in Orlando.
Altiris users know Dwain as one of the brain trust of the Altiris product line. At the ManageFusion 07 conference in Orlando, Dwain talks about the Symantec integration and ways to convince your management to step up to a real network management suite of products.
The ZyXEL NSA-2400 Network Attached Storage devices offers a solid chassis, a business-like attitude, and backup software for Windows clients and SQL and MS Exchange servers.
Symantec product manager Steve Fairbanks discusses improvements in their BackupExec System Restore product during the Altiris ManageFusion user conference.
Chris Loeffler demonstrates Eaton’s new BladeUPS rack mounted battery backup and power distribution systems at the Data Center World show in Dallas.
Ashish Moondra, with help from Nathalie Reagins, demonstrates their new Cyclades PM42 manageable power strip at the Data Center World show in Dallas.