George Clooney to play Steve Jobs?

George Clooney is reportedly in the running to play late Apple CEO Steve Jobs in an upcoming film.

He will go up against former ER co-star Noah Wyle for the role.

The biopic, made by Sony Pictures, is due to start filming next year and rumour has it that Oscar-winning screenwriter Aaron Sorkin (of The Social Network fame) will write the script.

Sony is keeping tight-lipped on the details, but we do know that the film will be based on Walter Isaacson’s biography of Steve Jobs, and will chart the life of the Apple co-founder.

The reaction to the film is set to be huge, with critics already predicting it will be a box office hit.

Would you watch a film based on the life of Steve Jobs?

Pop Out! The Tale of Peter Rabbit

Now this is a digital book! Made by little known video game developers in Vancouver, Loud Crow Interactive this book for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch had eclipsed all others like  it.

What makes this so good is that it is so similar to reading the original books. The original text, watercolour images and sliding pop-out features from the early edition of the book have all been replicated electronically.  For the young readers words are highlighted as they are read by a sweet English voice.

The e-book/app is currently available for $5.99 in the Apple App Store. Loud Crow Interactive plans to release further pop-out books in the future, including a Christmas-themed e-book set to debut in 30 days.

Store Wars: Microsoft opened its largest store today – right across from the Apple Store Store Wars: Microsoft vs Apple

Microsoft has opened its sixth and largest store ever (8,600 sq feet) in the gigantic Mall of America in Minnesota today, and the store is right across the aisle from the Apple Store.

The store is said to be much wider and deeper than its opposition.

The store features Microsoft electronics and software, including XBox 360 slim, Kinect, Windows Phone 7, Office 2010, Windows 7 and even the new Microsoft Surface.

Here’s a video of the grand opening today:
https://www.youtube.com/v/ZUciWOpC8po?fs=1&hl=en_US

Small Business Outsourcing IT

There have been many articles over the past few years concerning small business outsourcing their IT services.

Rather than battling with vagaries of software, servers, networks and security, many firms are outsourcing everything to an external service provider.

That way you only pay for services when you need them and aren’t forced to take note of all the rapidly changing technologies. You are given the best possible advice, not from a salesperson but from a qualified technician that is employed by you.

At Super IT Solutions we offer a “Corporate” package where we do an initial “computer audit” to collect and organise all the information techs will ask for during a visit which leaves most businesses owners scratching their heads or scrounging through the bottom drawer of the filing cabinet. Your serial numbers, passwords, user information, software licenses (and much more) can be very expensive to replace. These will be presented in an easy-to-reference folder for your or a tech’s time-saving access when crucially needed. The “Computer Audit” will further reinforce and identify the needs for improvements in your hardware and potential system performance black-spots. We will then arrange monthly servicing of your computers, which included system checks, cleaning and general maintenance.

What does RAM do?

Answer:

When you use a program, much of the files for that program need to be accessed quickly, so your computer temporarily stores those files on your ram to do this. As you open more and more programs at the same time, so does your computer load more files onto the ram. This is why more is better when it comes to RAM.

As RAM is a crucial element to your computer, it is good to know how to manage it. Firstly, Windows will take a fair portion of your ram, often leaving you with less than half of your initial ram remaining.

Programs like Outlook and Internet Explorer use quite a bit of RAM, so the more windows or tabs you have open in these programs, the slower your computer will seem to go. If you like to have copious amounts of windows and tabs open at once, it might be an idea to talk to Super IT Solutions about your needs and the possibility of upgrading your ram. It is a cost effective way of getting more out of your computer. If you find your computer grinding to a halt and closing down programs doesn’t seem to fix it, sometimes the best thing to clear the RAM is a good ole restart.

John Taylor
Morningside

Keeping your computer free of viruses

The first line of defence in keeping your computer running fast and healthy is a good anti-virus program. While having an anti-virus program installed will be a much greater help than having nothing at all, there really is no completely fail safe method for keeping viruses out.

There are many “rogue” programs that disguise themselves as anti-virus programs when they actually a virus themselves. Some to definitely keep away from are AntiVirus2008, Antivirus2009, AntiVirusPro and a new one making the rounds, AntiVirus2010.

Once you have chosen your anti-virus program, it is imperative that you keep it up to date. Generally programs are set to automatically receive updates on their own. You should leave this option in place to prevent forgetting to manually update on your own. In addition, most programs are set by default to do a daily scan at a set time. It is ok to change this setting so that your computer will be scanned during a time that your computer is normally on

If you need help picking your anti-virus software call us on [xyz-ihs snippet=”superit-phone”] or send us a message. Remember, even the best programs will not always keep you safe. If you already have a virus you can’t get rid of, it may be time to call a professional before it gets worse.