What is new?
• Update Center
• To-do lists (with reference to the website)
• Subscription to the regular publications
• Integration into Twitter
• Editing photos from the gallery
• Opening camera from the Lock screen
• Wi-Fi sync
• Reading mode in Safari
• Support for the multitasking gestures on the iPad 2
• Split pad on the iPad
Reminding: here are supported devices:
• iPhone 3Gs
• iPhone 4
• iPad 2
• iPod Touch 3g
• iPod Touch 4g
The media has reported the death of Steve Jobs, who was the former CEO of Apple company. We can treat Apple and Steve differently, but we cannot deny that he is an eminent figure in the IT-industry, who created a lot of trends. Rest in peace, Steve.
Here is information that is posted on the official site of Apple:
“Apple has lost its fabulous and inventive genius and the world lost a remarkable man. Those of us who were lucky to know and work closely with Steve have lost a dear friend and inspired teacher. Steve left behind his company, which could be created only by him, therefore, his spirit will live forever in the heart of the company".
Source - Apple.
The Apple’s stores turned off the illumination of all logotypes of Apple all over the world.
Those who want to share their compassions can e-mail their thoughts and condolences to the postal address: [email protected]. Perhaps, some of condolences will be passed to Steve’s family and relatives.
He re is a good video from CNET, which visually summarized the career of Steve.
Below are the memories of his colleagues in the IT-industry:
The last four years I have lived and worked as a programmer in the United States in the Silicon Valley. During this time I have collected some observations that I'd like to share. I will focus on the infrastructure issues, such as the transport, internet, roads, crime, water, entertainment, and etc. I will tell only about my own experience. I hope this article will be interesting for the specialists that are thinking about working in the Silicon Valley.
Roads and automobile transportation
First thing I noticed when I came to the valley, it is excellent quality of the roads. The highway usually has four lanes in the each direction. The outer left lane can be used when more than one person is the car. The speed limit is usually 105 km / h., and it is controlled by the police forces that pull over the people, who drive over the limit. I have to say that they do not pull over for 120 km / h., but for 130 km / h., they may write a ticket. These two statements are verified by my own experience.
Slogan: This plant will absorb the warm air rather than generate it.
The wind is an environmentally clean and theoretically inexhaustible the energy source; unfortunately, its qualities are blocked by its low efficiency relative to other ways to generate the electricity. In order to get the quantity of energy comparable to the plant that burning the coal, it takes a few square kilometers that are filled with the windmills.
But then the Japanese research engineers used the usual approach for a country “construct up and not in breadth” from ZENA Systems.
Construction will be a 50 meter hexagonal tower in the height. The form will allow capturing the blowing wind in all directions and at different heights.
This article will tell you about the Isosurface rendering.
So, what is Isosurface – according to Wikipedia is a three-dimensional analog of an isoline. It is a surface that represents points of a constant value (e.g. pressure, temperature, velocity, density) within a volume of space; in other words, it is a level set of a continuous function whose domain is 3D-space. Let us take a look at the pictures:
These images show the surfaces with a different value “constant value” - the density. On the first image a value is less than on the second.
Many are looking for such studies, which would have been pleasant for the person, and useful in the development of certain skills for the programmers, and people with an office work.
A Juggling is a wonderful thing that is healthy for health and for the soul. What benefit can we get from the juggling?
First of all, it is a good exercise for the eyes that removing the stress from them, which is important for the people that have been working at the computer. Then, this is the physical exercise (even if it is a small) as for the hands, so for the feet (at the beginning we will have to constantly bend over to pick up the falling objects). Finally, it is a moral satisfaction from the fact that you get to manipulate objects in the air. The juggling did not require any accessories. Only three (initially two) objects of such form that would be convenient catch and toss up preferably not too light or too heavy.
The Internet has many videos on how to learn to juggle, for example:
Well, the sweetest is juggling, which activates the mutual work of both hemispheres that stimulates the creative process and allows us to write a good code. The last thing is the speculation.
There is a very interesting book “The Psychology of persuasion” on the practical psychology that is written by Robert Cialdini.
Despite the fact that this book is devoted to the use of knowledge about the psychology of human behavior in the society, so many moments reflect the relations that arise between the seller and the buyer in this book.
On the first pages are given some examples of successful and effective management of customers and their buying behavior.
The book carries away a reader. In order to understand the essence of the article, let us read two brief stories from the author.
My neighbor is a jeweler; he is the owner of antique jewelry store. Once he told me like his own experience convinced him that is existence of the stereotype “expensive = good”. One of his friends was looking for a wedding gift for his bride. The jeweler just had a beautiful necklace for $ 500 that he was ready to let his friend have for $ 250. As a friend saw the necklace, he was delighted and wanted to buy it. But when he found out that the necklace was worth $ 250, he immediately became sad and began haltingly to refuse, explaining that he was looking for his bride “something really worthwhile”.
People have known a saying “worst is first”, which I cannot say about my recent experience of the internet trade. Most likely, this is just an exception that proves the rule, but after all, I want to talk about those minor findings that I made last month.
So, it is a little story about how you can easily make for one month at least 15 000 Euros.
My professional career is a web-development. I do the R & D in a small IT company; I write “advanced” applications for the corporate intranets and, in principle, I do not complain about my life. Of course, in this scenario I would like to do some interesting project at the same time, what I have repeatedly engaged in the world of Open Source. Over the time, I wanted to make money on the side projects that with Open Source was not as easy as it may seem from the articles on the Habrahabr.ru :) That's why I decided to try for myself something entirely new - open an internet shop.
Microsoft made an unusually sharp statement that graphics technology WebGL, which has been promoted by the Khronos Group, is too dangerous in order to be supported in Windows.
Currently both browsers Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox are provided with support of WebGL. Google calls this “the most powerful way to add 3D graphics on the web pages”and appeals to the developers “explore the field of graphic development “. Mozilla positions WebGL as the ideal technology for “interactive 3D games and applications with the rich graphics and realization of a new approach to the visual design without using other software components”.
In turn, Microsoft has published a statement entitled as “WebGL considered harmful” in the official blog of Microsoft Safety Center. It was published by a group that is responsible for the organization of security of Windows and other products Microsoft.
The statement was made after a pair of reports that describe the “serious design flaws” and “security problems” in WebGL. Last report includes a demonstration of how user data can be stolen through browser.
Despite the complexity with the project of Google Books, Google has been continuing to work towards the digitization of books, and today it has become known about the latest achievement of the corporation. Google corporation has concluded an agreement on the long-term cooperation with the British Library. In the Net will be posted 250 000 digital copies of books, starting with the publications of the 18th century within the scope of cooperation.
Of course, this is a fraction of the treasures that are kept at the British Library (about 150 million books), however, users can access the valuable publications, most of which will be available free of charge. The fact is that for most of the publications copyright has already expired.