summer 1 Summer is... the best...and the reason it's the best is....???? See here....

Google has reached a deal to acquire Twitch for $1 billion, according to a report from VentureBeat. The purchase is expected to be completed through the tech giant's YouTube division.

 
Hope I get cake today...
It is 25 July, and that means it's Systems Administrators Appreciation Day once more. Sysadmin Day is that one special day a year where syadmins the world over say to each other "Wow, I can't believe we all made it another year", and everyone else forgets that this has been a thing for 14 years.

Crap...
Microsoft's Skype's Division has announced the latest version of its Android Skype client.

By now you all know I have been in this business for a LONG time (19 years... Jesus...) and have been running a version of this website for a LONG time.

Well hell yes!
For those that are still operating the unsupported Windows XP, there's good news. While Microsoft may be done helping to keep your system safe, third-party antivirus software are pulling in some overtime to make sure your systems are still protected from online threats.

I am RIGHT SMACK in the middle of studying for my Exchange 2013 exams (summer, news is slow... time to get a couple of new certs....) and one of the topics was using the ESEUTIL.

No Kidding... my cats might actually like this and your supporting a new company which might turn into a BIG company.

Didn't they already already try this? Windows 8? Ever heard of this OS?

Sure... why not. Hell, about now I'll take just about anything.

Hmmm... a dual core router with incrediable speed? Kinda like the one I already have... the Nightwawk from Netgear.

WOW! Almost makes you want to just close the lid on the laptop and call it a year.

Holy...crap!!!!
The Asus ROG division is launching its Maximus VII Formula motherboard. This is the flagship Z97 motherboard from the ROG series of products, and comes with quite the hardware to back up that status.

As I awoke this AM I thought to myself:
"Self..." I said.... "I hope a software program you truly love gets updated today!"

The worst kept secret in the technology industry right now is that the next iPhones will be delivered with bigger screens this September, coming in 4.7 and 5.5-inch sizes. But if reports out of the Far East are to be believed, the new iPhone won’t just be bigger it will be huge — for Apple that is. How so? The Wall Street Journal reports Apple is asking its suppliers to build 70-80 million new iPhones by year end. That represents an increase of up to 60% from last year’s orders for the iPhone 5s and 5c, which totaled 50-60 million.

Although Facebook put $2 billion on the table for Oculus back in March, the acquisition has only officially completed today, leaving the social media giant as the de facto forerunner of virtual reality tech.

Verizon on Monday announced that it is boosting FiOS upload speeds to match download speeds. This means it'll be faster to do things like upload videos and back up files online.

Ian Morris of Forbes has discovered that Google's Chrome browser for Windows can drain a laptop's battery. The problem was first reported back in 2010, and Google is just now getting around to addressing the problem.

Sweet! I need me a new Start Menu! Wait... WHAT! I have to buy Windows 9 to get a Start Menu?