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Their name is LIFE, Lenovo's Newest Future Icon.

Their name is LIFE, Lenovo's Newest Future Icon.

Are you "that person" in your crew that is always up on the newest artists and tracks before anybody else? If so, you'll want to check out the Future Icons channel inside the Lenovo Companion app, available exclusively on Lenovo Windows 8 systems. Future Icons brings you exclusive behind-the-scenes music and videos from artists we've tapped as the next big thing. They will share with you how they use digital music creation to get their sound, and hopefully inspire you to start making some tracks as well! Our newest Future Icon is the alternative rock band called LIFE. The band consists of  Los Angeles natives Moi J Quinn,Sean Chapman, and Matthew McEwan, and offers a distinctive SoCal sound reminiscent of 311 and Sublime. Their exciting debut EP, R U D W N? drops June 18, 2014, featuring their first single of the same name. (If you're in the Los Angeles area, they will perform at their album release party at the legendary Roxy nightclub in Hollywood June 18.)  Moi, Matt and Sean were first known as the founders of Southern California band Tomorrow's Bad Seeds, and spent nearly a decade engaging a diehard fan base with three full-length albums as well as successful stints on Warped Tour. However, their muse suddenly morphed right before their eyes. "It wasn't planned out," recalls Sean. "We just started writing music, and it awakened something different within us. It wasn't...

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Lenovo Companion App

Lenovo Companion App

We’re redesigning the Lenovo Companion app and want to hear from you! The new version of Companion is launching in a couple months.  We’d like it to be the go-to app you use all the time...and we need your help to get it there. What do you think of the content in Companion today? What could make it better? What type of content would you like to read more about? Your feedback is important to us, so let us know your suggestions. The link to the survey is in Companion.  What is Lenovo Companion? For those who aren’t familiar with Lenovo Companion… Companion is a Lenovo-exclusive, Windows 8 app pre-loaded on all Lenovo Windows 8 PCs and tablets. Think of it as your destination for everything related to your new Lenovo system. The content in the app is updated frequently and includes how to’s, tips and videos to help maximize your Lenovo experience. Learn how to: Discover the features of your new system including the new TrackPad, Fingerprint Reader and Adaptive Keyboard Get up and running with Windows 8.1 and find out more about pre-loaded software Check out Lenovo recommended Windows 8 apps and games in the Windows Store Upgrade your warranty and see all of the optional accessories designed for your specific system Where to find Lenovo Companion Navigate to the Windows Start screen. Scroll to see the Lenovo Apps. Click on the Companion icon. After you open Companion, click on...

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Lenovo’s Virtual Desktop Client Ecosystem

Lenovo’s Virtual Desktop Client Ecosystem

According to research by TechNavio, the forecast for virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) in the US is predicted to grow at a CAGR of 8.47 percent over the 2014-2018 period. Likewise, according to The 451 Group, the US desktop virtualization ecosystem market is estimated at $5.6 billion by 2016. (This includes server, client and cloud-based hosting; session-based computing; application virtualization; management). The rapid growth of VDI has been spurred by recent software and hardware technologies that have elevated the virtual desktop experience through significant performance gains. Technologies such as NVIDIA’s Grid GPUs, Fusion-io accelerators, improved hypervisor software and greater server compute power have opened up the viability of VDI from task-oriented users to power users and designers. These technologies have allowed companies to increase the total available market for VDI by extending the model across larger portions of their corporations. There are many benefits to a virtual desktop infrastructure deployment: Facilitated Management - Centralized management of all your desktops and improved control over what is installed on/used on the desktops. Improved Security – IT administrators can lock down the image from external devices and prevent data from being copied to a local device. VDI also provides remote users or ultra-mobile employees with peace of mind, as sensitive data is stored on servers in a data center vs. directly on...

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