• Microsoft readies IE 11 for Windows 7, too

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    December 21, 2020 /  Computer Technology, Internet Informations

    Browser aficionados and haters alike will be overjoyed that Microsoft is keeping its promise to keep the new Internet Explorer up-to-date on Windows 7 as well as Windows 8.

    The Internet Explorer 11 Developer’s Preview for Windows 7, which debuted on Thursday, introduces the most of the new features and functionality of the Windows 8.1 default browser.

    Roger Capriotti, Microsoft’s marketing director for Internet Explorer, said that, like IE 10 forWindows 7, IE 11 won’t have the modern interface, but it will have performance benefits.

    “We’re faster than the folks at Chrome or the folks at Firefox,” he said. “We’ve got better CPU [processing times], better usage, and better load time overall.”

    In addition to usual pitch of improved overall performance, the specifics of the Windows 7 IE 11 Developer’s Preview include updated standards support and overhauled developer tools.

    Repeating a talking point that’s been at the forefront of Microsoft’s campaign to revitalize its previously-moribund browser, Capriotti said that the team building IE wants developers “to spend more time developing and less time on standards.”

    Most of the backend changes to IE 11 for Windows 7 are in the Windows 8.1 version. These include several firsts that result in faster site loading, according to Microsoft.

    The browser is the first to implement the W3C Resource Priorities standard, so that developers can tell the browser which parts of a page to load first; it’s the first to render text on the graphics processing unit (GPU), to more directly accelerate page loading; and it’s the first to natively decodes JPG images in real-time on the GPU; which reduces overall battery drain as well as speeds up site loading.

    IE 11 also includes support for WebGL, and it supports the security- and speed-focused SPDY protocol, which originated at Google. These are notable because both previously had been sniffed at by Microsoft. The ECMAScript 6 standard scripting language is supported, too, as is more “just-in-time” compiler in the browser’s JavaScript engine, Chakra.

    And to get developers to stand up and take notice, the Microsoft team has overhauled its “F12” developer tools. There’s a new memory management tool that shows in cleanly-designed, real-time charts memory spikes and other problems.

    This interface responsiveness report is good news for developers using IE11, but most people will notice changes under the hood: WebGL and SPDY support, for better graphics and faster page-loading, respectively.

    (Credit: Microsoft-News.com)

    A new emulation tool allows the developer to mimic how their site will look on screen sizes for different devices. It also has a geolocation tool for region-specific debugging.

    The new User Interface Responsiveness tool isn’t not working in the current developer’s preview, but Capriotti says it will ship in the final version. It uses more graphics than before to show developers how a site is behaving, with color-coded problems areas and detailed, real-time charts.

    To sweeten the deal, the company has revamped its debugging modern.IE Web site, offered a 25 percent discount on Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac, and made virtual machines available for Internet Explorer 11.

    Basically, Internet Explorer 11 is a highly competitive browser. Or at least, that’s Microsoft’s plan. But the competition updates on a six-week release cycle, and Capriotti wouldn’t say when IE 11 would be ready for the public. If it follows the release pattern of IE 10 for Windows 7, it will be around four months after IE 11 arrives with Windows 8.1.

    Besides swimming upstream against years of negative marks for IE, Microsoft struggles with rapid standards implementation. Part of that is market dynamics. According to NetApplications’ market share statistics, IE still has more people using it than Chrome and Firefox combined, and making changes on a six-week release cycle as Google and Mozilla do would likely anger customers.

    However, that means that those browsers, which are developed in a far more open manner than IE, are able to implement new technologies and standards much more rapidly than IE. Capriotti wouldn’t confirm any IE development on the latest in browser tech such as ASM.js, which Firefox has and Chrome is looking at adopting; or WebRTC, an HTML5-based real-time communications protocol that eliminates the need for plug-ins like Skype.

    “There’s this tension of what rapid release should be,” he said. “Is it 6 weeks? Six months? We don’t think it should be six years,” he joked.

    The truth is that all of Microsoft’s Windows divisions are moving towards updating more rapidly than in the past, as Steve Ballmer said at the recent Build conference, and that includes Internet Explorer.

    But while Microsoft is concerned with keeping Internet Explorer up with the Joneses, the Joneses — mostly Chrome and even Firefox a bit as it moves into the mobile OS world — are looking beyond the traditional markets.

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  • NSA intercepted, Apple, Google, Microsoft alliance

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    December 17, 2020 /  Computer Technology, Internet Informations

    Jakarta – A giant technology company formed an alliance to demand transparency from the U.S. government related information monitoring program of the National Security Agency (NSA) called PRISM.
    The alliance involves companies such as Apple, Google, Facebook, and Microsoft. In alliance was also a number of civic groups. In a letter that will be announced in a few hours, the alliance which amounts to 63 companies, investors, and non-profit organizations is asking for clearer rules about such things.
    “Basic information about the way the government enforce laws related activities have been published during this investigation does not interfere with the investigation,” read one of the points in the letter obtained by AllThingsD on Wednesday, July 17, 2013.
    The Alliance requested that they be allowed the right to announce the number of government requests for data on the users of their services. They also requested that the number of users, accounts, and information held gadget that can be announced.
    Alliance also assess the amount of requests basic information about the content and the user, could be made public as part of their transparency.
    At the same time, the alliance will also ask the government to announce a number of requests and the number of individuals whose data is requested from the technology companies.
    This letter will be addressed to President Barack Obama and congressional leaders. Here are some names of firms and associations involved in this alliance:
    Yahoo, AOL, Apple, Digg, Dropbox, Evoca, Facebook, Google, HeyZap, LinkedIn, Meetup, Microsoft, Mozilla, Reddit, salesforce.com, Tumblr, and Twitter.
    Also there younow, Union Square Ventures, Y Combinator, New Atlantic Ventures, The Electronic Frontier Foundation, Human Rights Watch, the American Civil Liberties Union, the Center for Democracy & Technology.
    In addition, there are elements of the press and advocacy organizations such as Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, Public Knowledge, the Computer & Communications Industry Association, Reporters Without Borders, and the Wikimedia Foundation.

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  • Vectorform’s Toolbox For Windows 8 Is Great For Multi-Tasking

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    December 16, 2020 /  Computer Technology, Software

    Based in Royal Oak, Michigan,Vectorform invents digital products and experiences with a focus on innovative mobile and emerging technology solutions. Vectorform partners with premier global brands including Microsoft MSFT +0.72%, Disney, Coca Cola, and Volkswagen to create the next iconic experience. Vectorform was founded in 1999 and now has over 100 employees across the globe with additional studios in Seattle, New York, Munich and Hyderabad.

    Aside from designing experiences for clients, their elite team of artists, engineers, entrepreneurs and technologists has also developed a number of its own applications that have proven very successful.

     

    “Vectorform has evolved from a digital agency to part think tank, part lab, and part studio,” stated Vectorform Director of Product Vision, Kevin Foreman.

    One of Vectorform’s most popular applications is the ever-evolving Toolbox for Windows 8.  The free application has recorded over 850,000 downloads and is currently the number 1 productivity app available on the Windows Store. With Toolbox you can view and interact with up to six different tools at once, giving you the power and flexibility to customize your workspace for maximum productivity.

    There are currently 12 tools available within Toolbox, including a Facebook FB -1.02% application, voice notes, real-time currency converter, web browser, and a Twitter client that was added just this past May. The Twitter application refreshes in real time so that you can view details of content without having to leave the timeline.

    When asked why Vectorform was primarily focused on developing apps for the Windows 8 app store, Foreman said “Toolbox specifically was focused on Windows 8, and Toolbox may be ported to additional operating systems.  As a company, we’re focused on mobile and emerging technologies.  We’re platform agnostic.”

    Foreman told me that they were one of the companies that had the Microsoft Surface table product a few years ago.  They created a 360-degree user interface where music chips could be dragged around and they used this application create the Vectorform Surface DJ.

    Another major project for Vectorform involved the 2008 election where President Barack Obama faced off against John McCain.  Vectorform worked with MSNBC to create virtual charts of aggregated electoral votes used on air by anchor Chuck Todd.

    Vectorform was able to take this campaign from concept to final product in 3 weeks.  Vectorform has a passion for creating great products and this is what keeps the company growing.

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  • Microsoft Will Release Various Xbox & PC Game For iOS & Android Mobile Platform

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    December 16, 2020 /  Computer Technology, Software

    Undeniably kepopularan iOS and Android mobile platforms on the market today has made Microsoft reportedly plans to bring even more variety of games specifically designed for both platforms.

    Meanwhile, according to a report compiled by the Nikkei recently, Microsoft will most likely be a third party to bring even more variety Xbox and PC games that can be run through iOS and Android mobile platforms. And even one Japanese company named clubs reportedly have obtained permission from Microsoft to release a variety of Xbox games and PC specifically intended for both the mobile platform in the near future.

    Related to that, a game called “Age of Empires” is said to be the first game to be released exclusively for both the popular mobile platforms.

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  • Sony SmartWatch 2 will launch at 9 September

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    December 13, 2020 /  Computer Technology, Software

    Jakarta – In June 2013, Sony has introduced smart watches, Sony SmartWatch 2. Previous smart watches is reported to be released on July 15, 2013. But, then again Sony deliver a new launch date for the SmartWatch 2 on 9 September 2013.
    If ordered through Clove website, you can get 2 SmartWatch soon after launch. This smart watches IP57 certified. So SmartWatch 2 can be brought into the water up to a depth of 1 meter for 30 minutes. In addition, the SmartWatch 2 also anti dust.
    Sony SmartWatch 2 had 200 applications. The developers can also access the API (Application Programming Interface) to add the application. This device is compatible with all types of operating system Android 4.0 and above. This watch is also equipped with NFC technology (Near Field Communication).
    With smart watches SmartWatch, the user can answer or ignore the call. SmartWatch 2 also displays incoming phone call notifications and missed calls. Wearable device also has a calendar and weather applications and other applications that can be downloaded on Google Play Store. Sony Smartwatch 2 will be priced at U.S. $ 181 or about USD 1.8 million.
    Besides Sony, other technology manufacturers like Apple, Microsoft, Google and others are now also working on smart watches. It is estimated that smart watches will emerge from 2014. Wearable devices or devices that can be used are likely to soon become a new trend in the technology market.

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  • Safari and Chrome Still Leads Mobile Web Browser

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    Jakarta – Around 80 percent of the world population has a mobile phone. The number of mobile phones around the world estimated to be about 5 billion units, with 1.08 billion units of which include smart phones. Thus, it’s no wonder when browsing on the Internet today is mostly done through mobile phones.

    Most of the smart phone owners, as quoted from the go-globe.com, prefer to use a standard mobile web browser, aka the phones default browser. They reason, the default web browser is definitely the best for their phones.

    There is also the thought that they do not need to change the web browser because it did not want to be bothered by trivial matters, such as the need to download first and then run the application.

    Another reason put forward is that they feel no need to update the web browse, as is done on a notebook or desktop computer. Therefore, updating the application is much more important than replacing the web browser on the mobile device.

    For desktop and notebook computers, the web browser is the most widely used Google Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Opera, and Safari. Competition to be the most popular frequently occur between Microsoft’s Internet Explorer and Google Chrome.

    In mobile devices, such as smart mobile phones and tablet computers, maps of different strength. Which became the market share leader for the mobile web browser is Apple’s Safari and Google’s Chrome browser fib.

    However, in recent months, Safari increasingly dominant. According to the output data from Net Applications, Safari controlled 61.79 percent market share for web traffic in March. In fact, months before Apple’s browser only won 55.41 percent market share.

    In general, mobile web browsers can be distinguished from ability, such as opening a different site, doing page zoom, and make a keyboard shortcut. However, there is also an optimal mobile web browsers on mobile devices use only.

    In addition, there are several mobile devices also can not offer a lot of choice what mobile web browsers can be used. One of the devices is a flexible mobile devices with Windows Mobile operating system.

    In Indonesia, people always want a high-speed mobile web browser.

    “We provide the connectivity features with high compression, especially on a busy network. Compression is also advantageous because the users were able to save the battery, “said Communications Manager Opera Indonesia, Agnes Agastia, two weeks ago.

    No less aggressive in offering the experience of using a mobile web browser is Google. According to Google’s Head of Communications Indonesia Vishnu K. Mahmud, Google will continue to focus on developing a modern browser Chrome that will provide the best experience for its users.

    Mobile web browser is best for your device, of course depending on the need and type of device used. Therefore, not all mobile devices compatible with the existing web browser.

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  • Chat apps ‘Nimbuzz Messenger’

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    December 12, 2020 /  Computer Technology, Software

    Chat on Instant Messenger Applications Through One Application

    Nimbuz is a place for you who have an account on a popular instant messenger applications. So by using Nimbuzz, you can chat on Yahoo Messenger account, Facebook Chat, or Google talk, through one application that is Nimbuzz.

    d6-435-nimbuzzMetode it uses diverse, can through desktop applications that must be installed first, or can be directly through the browser by logging in using an account on the official website through Webchat feature. To check if the connection is using Nimbuzz goes well, provided a useful bot to respond to the chat that you do.

    Nimbuzz also has the facility to call abroad at a cheaper cost than using regular telephone rates. You do this by purchasing credits through Nimbuzz! Out with the subscription fee is offered. Similarly, the video chat facility if you have a webcam or a camera that supports it. Share files such as audio, image, or video are also possible as most similar applications.

    Nimbuzz Messenger comes complete various platforms, ranging from PC desktop to mobile. For the mobile platform is available on Android based operating systems, iOS, Blackberry, Windows Phone, Symbian and Java. Nimbuzz also features a comprehensive list of some brands of mobile phones that support this application. And users can perform a cross-platform chat so that you more easily in touch with relatives in cyberspace.

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  • Launch of Remodeled Website by limoserviceoakland.net

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    December 10, 2020 /  Computer Technology, Internet Informations

    Limoserviceoakland.net, a premier ground transportation provider, has recently launched their remodeled website. Their remodeled website aims to improve the user experience and offer better insight of their business model. Their remodeled website has tons of new features and user-friendly navigation structure to benefit the customers.

    “Any business has to keep up with the improving technology in order to stay in the business. The basic idea behind remodeling the website was to make our services and fleet information available to the customers with utmost ease. The customers will find complete specifications and technical details with the images of the fleet in the new website for determining the profitability of the vehicle. Additionally, we have included many features that can help the customers in comparing the vehicles and choosing the best one for the tours. Of course, the best search engine optimization was also the main aspect behind the remodeling of the website.” – said Ruben, a manager of limoserviceoakland.net

    They have used dynamic approach to remodel the website to make it visually appealing and informative for the customers. The remodeled website offers the benefit of accessing the required information with only a few clicks. Their remodeled website includes complete information about the services like wine tour, casino trips, airport transfers, concerts, sports events, night on the town and corporate events. Their website has dedicated pages focusing on the luxury transportation options for the occasions like wedding, birthday parties, proms, bachelor parties and bachelorette parties. Their new website has state-wise recommendation about the most popular destinations, hotels and restaurants for the benefits of the customers.

    They have showcased their wide ranges of limo collection that includes Escalade Limo, Lincoln Stretch Limo, Rolls Limo, Hummer Limo, Range Rover Limo and Chrysler 300 Stretch Limo in their fleet. Some other fleet information like features available in 20 passenger party bus, 28 passenger party bus and 45 passenger party bus are also listed on their website with the high-definition images. The information about their wide range of exotic cars such as Bentley Flying Spur, Mercedes-Benz S500, Ranger Rover SUV, Rolls Royce Phantom, Ferrari and Lamborghini Gallardo are now available on their new website.

    They have also included the complete information about the different tour packages and their features in the website for better understanding. The customers can now subscribe to their newsletter to know about the release of new packages, deals, services and fleet. They have also included the online vehicle reservation facility on the new website to offer the convenience of booking the most appropriate vehicle with utmost ease. The customers can visit http://www.limoserviceoakland.net to check out the new features of the remodeled website or book a limousine for tours and travels.

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  • Intel Core i7 HEDT Ivy Bridge-E Bakal Dirilis Sebelum Tanggal 11 September 2013 Mendatang

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    December 7, 2020 /  Computer Technology, Hardware

    Popularity CPU Sandy Bridge-E reportedly soon will soon be replaced by the emergence CPU Intel Core-i7 “Ivy Bridge-E” in a recent benchmark that is claimed as one of the most advanced desktop CPUs and the latest HEDT.

    According to leaks reported by Japanese news site called Hermitage Akihabara, it has been revealed that Intel will soon release a few official new flagship CPU models as well as between 4 to 11 September 2013 that will come.

    Although the newly revealed 8 Core i7-4960X Extreme Edition, Core i7-4930K and Core i7-4820K, but it was likely also will see several other new models later.

    Existence HEDT platform itself is one level below the current consumer architecture.

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  • LG Optimus F3 from Virgin Mobile USA Touts Advanced User Experience and Functionality, with No Contract

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    December 5, 2020 /  Computer Technology, Hardware

    LG Electronics and Virgin Mobile USA announced that the LG Optimus F3 smartphone is available today from Virgin Mobile for $179.99 when purchased with a Beyond Talk™ monthly no-contract plan which offers unlimited data and messaging1starting at $35 per month2. This dynamic device features powerful performance, an advanced user experience and long battery life to provide exceptional connectivity and entertainment.

    The LG Optimus F3 comes equipped with everything users need to connect, share, create and manage their lives, including a sleek, user-friendly form factor, 4G LTE3 speed, a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, Android 4.1.2 (Jelly Bean), an LED Home Button with color-coded alerts – for notifications like missed events, incoming calls or texts from friends – and a long-lasting 2,460 mAh battery with up to 16 hours of talk time.

    Additionally, the LG Optimus F3 received ULE Platinum Certification, the highest level of environmental performance recognized by sustainable requirements established by UL Environment and Sprint, and is packaged in 100 percent recyclable materials.

    “In an always-connected world, users need a device that delivers an intuitive, user-friendly experience alongside solid all-day performance thanks to the strong battery,” said Georg Rasinski, director-Mobile Brand Management, LG Electronics USA. “The LG Optimus F3 from Virgin Mobile provides users with tools that enable greater self-expression, functionality and entertainment in conjunction with powerful hardware and 4G LTE speeds to match their daily needs.”

    “Virgin Mobile customers appreciate value for their wireless solutions,” said Mark Lederman, director-Virgin Mobile USA. “Adding the LG Optimus F3 further enhances Virgin Mobile’s strong smartphone portfolio and continues to offer choice and flexibility in consumers’ no-contract wireless plans.”

    Some of the compelling features of Optimus F3 include:

    Enhanced user experience: The LG Optimus F3 blends intelligent tools with collaborative sharing features that enable thoughtful self-expression and greater multitasking functionality. Users can also utilize QuickMemo™ to add their own creative commentary to pictures or screenshots with the swipe of a finger, then share it via social media, email or SMS. Another unique LG feature built into the user experience is Quick Translator, which allows users to translate words and phrases from 44 different languages into 64 native languages.

    Designed to inspire: The LG Optimus F3 also comes with a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera with an LED flash that shoots 1080p Full HD video, as well as a front-facing camera that can be used for shooting self portraits or for video chat. It also comes packed with advanced camera features that let users edit their photos. The Beauty Shot feature gives users the ability to snap photos that enhance the appearance of the subject while Cheese Shot lets users take a voice-activated photo by simply saying “cheese.” Panorama Shot helps users to capture the entire scene in a single photo. The LG Optimus F3’s vivid 4-inch IPS display with durable Corning® Gorilla® Glass 2 provides accurate, true-to-life color, bringing photos and videos to life.

    Full list of features:

    • 4G LTE Network speed
    • Long-lasting 2,460 mAh battery with up to 16 hours talk time
    • Android 4.1.2 (Jelly Bean)
    • 1.2 GHz dual-core processor
    • Vivid 4-inch IPS display with durable Corning Gorilla® Glass 2
    • Share fun and personalized notes with VuTalk
    • Instant color-coded alerts with LED home button
    • 5 MP autofocus rear-facing camera with LED flash and advanced features
    • 1080p full HD video capture
    • VGA front-facing camera for self-portraits and video chat
    • QSlide 2.0™ advanced multitasking
    • Expressive QuickMemo™
    • SmartShare – share media wirelessly to DLNA®-enabled devices
    • Wi-Fi Direct™ file sharing
    • Live effects – capture video with fun and creative editing tools and backgrounds
    • Polaris® Viewer 4 – PC-like office suite app for viewing documents, presentations and spreadsheets
    • Android Beam to share content via NFC and Bluetooth technology
    • LG Tag+ – preset, individual phone profiles activated using NFC technology tags
    • Quiet Mode – specify times to disable notifications for calls and messages

    About Virgin Mobile USA

    Virgin Mobile USA offers millions of customers control, flexibility and connectivity through Virgin Mobile’s Beyond Talk™ No-Contract plans with unlimited 3G data, and available 4G data speeds for mobile phone service, including Android™-powered smartphones and for prepaid Broadband2Go high-speed Web access on the Nationwide Sprint Network. Virgin Mobile Beyond Talk monthly unlimited data plans, which start at $35, are ideal for those smartphone users hungry for the most connectivity and the least amount of voice minutes. Virgin Mobile-branded devices are available at more than 40,000 retail stores, including Target, Walmart, Best Buy and RadioShack. Top-Up cards are available at approximately 150,000 locations nationwide. Experience Virgin Mobile on the Web at Facebook, Twitter, You Tube, and purchase Virgin Mobile USA products athttp://www.virginmobileusa.com.

    About LG Electronics USA

    LG Electronics USA, Inc., based in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., is the North American subsidiary of LG Electronics, Inc., a $45 billion global force and technology leader in consumer electronics, home appliances and mobile communications. In the United States, LG Electronics sells a range of stylish and innovative mobile phones, home entertainment products, home appliances, and air conditioning systems and energy solutions, all under LG’s “Life’s Good” marketing theme. LG Electronics is a 2013 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year. For more information, please visitwww.lg.com.

    1 Includes 2.5GB per month of high-speed data. Adaptive protocol video limited to 3G speeds. When mobile hotspot add-on purchased (only for select plans/devices), data usage is total combined device and hotspot data use.
    2 Service on Virgin Mobile USA is subject to acceptance of certain terms and conditions.
    3 4G LTE coverage is not available in all markets

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