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Microsoft is tweaking a number of its built-in apps for Windows 8.1, but the Music app appears to include the most changes. A freshly redesigned copy of the Windows Store in leaked builds of Windows 8.1 has revealed the new user interface for Xbox Music. Microsoft previously revealed to The Verge that the focus with the new Music app is on playing songs over surfacing new content, noting you can now play music in two clicks rather than six.
Screenshots of the new Xbox Music update show a two panel interface that appears to improve discoverability of music and the ability to quickly access a collection of songs. Xbox Music originally launched in October for Windows 8 and Windows RT devices, with the ability to access songs from an Xbox…
Hundreds of posts reveal views on secrecy, religion, politics, and working in IT. “Society really seems to have developed an unquestioning obedience towards spooky types,” he says.
Under the name TheTrueHOOHA, Snowden appears to have posted to ArsTechnica, a tech, IT, and geek culture site, hundreds of times over the last ten years.
The last of his 753 posts, first discovered by Anthony DeRosa, was posted on May 21, 2012, in response to a question about creating a “Dead Man’s Switch,” a program that would automatically delete a computer's contents if its owner failed to log in periodically. Snowden replies, “You could write one. There are also plenty of orphaned Open Source ones out there you could pick up that need to be finished, if you want a head start.” This was the first time he had posted on the forum in six months.
Earlier, in a thread titled, “I'm a screwup,” he writes, “Join the army. Worked for me.” Two days later, in a discussion about emerging industries, he suggests “Counterterrorism” is an area that will expand within the next five years.
First off, the degree thing is crap, at least domestically. If you really have ten years of solid, provable IT experience (and given that you say you’re 25, I think it'd probably be best to underestimate), you CAN get a very well paying IT job. You just need to be either actively looking now or get the fuck out of California. I have no degree, nor even a high school diploma, but I'm making much more than what they're paying you even though I'm only claiming six years of experience. It's tough to “break in,” but once you land a “real” position, you're made.
It takes a lot of bullshit to get to that point, though. I was unemployed for a full year and then had to work in a non-IT field for six months before I was able to get back in IT and double my salary.
If you do want a degree, I agree that going overseas is a much better idea than attending some $ 150k domestic diploma mill.
Also, don't discount the Foreign Service. Someone already mentioned it, and it's an amazing deal if you can swing it. I'm not talking Foreign Service Officer, either, just standard IT specialist positions.
They pay for your (ridiculously nice) housing and since you'll be posted overseas, the first ~$ 80k you make will be tax-free.
Military is always an option as that door is not likely to close in the future. If you do decide to join, though, I would suggest considering using the opportunity to learn a new skill, as opposed to further specializing in IT. You only live once.
DISCLAIMER: I’m going to come off sounding as an asshole, but I'm not. It's just the nature of the business. To succeed in a hostile environment, you need to be both confident and aggressive.
You're going into IT. Nobody gives a shit what school you go to. Choose the cheaper school.
Listen to what they say about networking. This is absolutely vital. If somebody likes you, it doesn't even matter if you put your pants on before your underwear in the morning — you will get the job.
What you will need is IT work experience. You must get a job in IT while you're going to school. The sad reality is that an IT degree means DICK in terms of competency to an employer. You need demonstrated, specialized skills to be competitive. SO, you need work experience.
Get a part-time IT gig anywhere you can. Even if you don't want to work through college, that's fine. Get it. Here's the dirty little secret: you can scale back your hours until you're only working four hours a week if you need more school time. Take leaves of absence, but remain employed. It doesn't matter how many hours you work, because the only thing going on your resume is the number of YEARS you worked there. What DOES matter is that you are the absolute best of friends with your supervisor and when your new post-college employer calls them for a reference, they absolutely BLEED love for you.
As long as you're good at what you do, you'll never have a problem, and that work experience will make that degree worth far more than it is on its own.
People might argue, but they'd be wasting their breath. I speak from personal experience in the most disadvantaged position in the job market. I don't have a degree of ANY type. In fact, I don't even have a high school diploma.
That said, I have $ 0 in debt from student loans, I make $ 70k, I just had to turn down offers for $ 83k and $ 180k (they're going in a different directions than where I'm heading), and my co-workers have BSs, MSs, and ten to fifteen years of experience. Employers fight over me.
And I'm 22.
That's networking. Good luck.
An update to the Google Music app broke compatibility with the ill-fated Nexus Q — but it appears Google may have a new media streamer waiting in the wings to replace it. A recent FCC filing provides some sparse details on a mysterious product referenced as the “H840 Device.” Google is mentioned as the product’s manufacturer, and it’s described as a “fixed base station” with 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi. What’s most intriguing, however, is the product’s purpose: one of the documents states plainly that “The device functions as a media player.” Douglas Adams fans are also likely to get a kick out of the device’s model number, as well. It’s listed as the H2G2-42, no doubt a sly wink towards The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.
The Nexus Q had…
The big-screen adaptation of Ender’s Game isn’t scheduled to land in theaters until November, but we’re already getting our first glimpse at some footage from the film — and the official teaser trailer is just around the corner. On May 7th, the film’s teaser will be unveiled during a live Google+ Hangout, accompanied by a conversation with three of the film’s key creative elements: director Gavin Hood, star Asa Butterfield, and producer Bob Orci (whose credits include Alias, Fringe, and Star Trek Into Darkness).
In the meantime, a brief spot announcing the event features our first look at footage from the film — including appearances from Harrison Ford and Sir Ben Kingsley. The Google+ Hangout itself will be taking place on Tuesday…
At a recent design day event in Norway, Windows Phone design studio general manager Albert Shum and Todd Simmons, creative director at Wolff Olins, held a talk about “re-imagining” Microsoft. After switching its Windows, Office, and Microsoft brand logos last year, it appears the company has some additional plans for Bing, Skype, Yammer, and Xbox. Simmons revealed a concept video from two years ago of how Microsoft looked to rebrand its key products. Part of the video includes a new Bing logo that looks very similar to a paper airplane.
At first it seems the clip is simply an old concept, like similar ones Microsoft has experimented with previously, but later in the presentation Simmons reveals design work for the same Bing logo and…
Google felt it appropriate to highlight some of Glass’ specs earlier this week, but there’s much more to the company’s wearable display than just the 5 megapixel camera and its 16GB of internal storage. In case you were hankering for a taste of what else makes Google Glass tick, Android developer (and Glass Explorer) Jay Lee spent some time tinkering with his preview unit and managed to figure out what kind of hardware it has under the hood.
Lee managed to confirm that Glass runs Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich (CEO Larry Page noted during Google’s most recent earnings call that Glass “obviously” runs on Android), and also determined that it has a Texas Instruments OMAP 4430 chipset. In case you haven’t been keeping abreast of developments in the mobile chipset market, the OMAP 4430 was used in devices like the original Motorola Droid RAZR and Samsung’s 7-inch Galaxy Tab 2.0 — solid devices during their prime, but the chipset that powered them is far from new.
Sadly, some of the particulars are still shrouded in mystery — Lee wasn’t able to figure out the processor’s clock speed (the 4430 CPU can be clocked between 1 and 1.2 GHz), and the device only reports that it has 682MB of RAM, but Lee suspects the total is actually 1GB. Still, that’s not too shabby a spec sheet for a device that essentially lives on your face, and some recent reports reveal that the ambitious headset may be surprisingly too simple to root to. Liam McLoughin, an intern for Google’s Chrome team, recently tweeted to note that gaining root access to the search giant’s curious head-mounted display seemed simple in theory, a development that prompted Lee to go digging in the first place.
Meanwhile, Cydia founder and administrator Jay Freeman revealed on Twitter that he too had made progress in gaining access to the device, and even posted a picture to show off how far he’d managed to go. At this point we’ve already seen some companies embrace the Glass platform (Path and the New York Times immediately spring to mind) and others like Evernote are known to be crafting experiences for Glass, but some moderately powerful hardware and seemingly easy rootability could make Glass an even bigger hit for Android tinkerers.
Microsoft’s next-generation Xbox will be revealed on May 21st, 2013, an invitation from the company has revealed. The announcement from Don Mattrick and the Xbox team, titled “a new generation revealed,” will take place at the company’s Xbox campus in Redmond, Washington.
Microsoft says that the event will “mark the beginning of a new generation of games, TV, and entertainment,” and will stream the event to the public on Xbox.com, Xbox Live, and on Spike TV. “We are thrilled to pull back the curtain and reveal what we’ve been working on,” writes Xbox Live’s Larry Hryb (“Major Nelson”).
Microsoft’s next-generation Xbox will be revealed on May 21st, 2013, an invitation from the company has revealed. The announcement from Don Mattrick and the Xbox team, titled “a new generation revealed,” will take place at the company’s headquarters in Redmond, Washington.
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While Microsoft is preparing to unveil a public preview of Windows 8.1, it looks like Windows RT and Windows Server 2012 users won’t be excluded of the new upgrade cycle. A recently dripped develop of Windows 8.1 has actually exposed references to a Windows RT 8.1 Sneak peek and Windows Server 2012 R2 in the code of some files in the operating system. Microsoft is comprehended to be preparing a “Blue” upgrade for its Windows variety of items, so this identifying is consistent.
The mention of a Windows RT 8.1 Preview suggests that the business could likewise be preparing to introduce a Public Sneak peek version of its Windows RT upgrade for Surface RT and other tablets at the upcoming Build developer conference. Microsoft is preparing to detail all Windows 8.1′s …
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Less than 24 hours away from Samsung & rsquo; s next Galaxy S unveiling, detailed images have actually dripped on Chinese site IT168 that look exactly like yesterday & rsquo; s purported video of the device. The pictures show that the eight-core phone will determine 7.7 millimeters thick and consider in at 138g, with a 4.99-inch 1080p display.
The description confirms reports that the device will have a 13-megapixel camera, a substantial jump from the Galaxy S III’S 8-megapixel resolution. As rumored, the processor is identified as a 1.8 GHz Exynos 5410, the first Samsung chip to use ARM’s brand-new big. LITTLE architecture, which couples faster A15 cores with low-power A7 cores to enhance for both performance and battery life. The chip is stated to be combined with a 533Mhz …
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