imageA small group of like-minded developers has introduced alpha version software that lets run Android applications on Windows.

The developer’s mission from the company BlueStacks is well expressed in a fun demo video, which can be viewed on the front page of the company: bluestacks.com/home.php. We strongly recommend watching the high quality demo.
Skull 4 november 2011, 12:37

Do you know what value produce this code in JavaScript?

var foo = 1;
function bar() {
if (! foo) {
var foo = 10;
}
alert(foo);
}
bar();

If you are surprised what will produce "10", then the following code confuse you at all:


var a = 1;
function b () {
a = 10;
return;
function a() {}
}
b();
alert(a);

In this case, the browser produces "1". So what exactly is going on? Although this behavior seems strange, dangerous and confusing, in fact it is very powerful and significant tool JavaScript. There is a name for term for such behavior, which is “hoisting”. This article will try to explain the mechanism of the language, but first let us talk about scope in JavaScript.
Sparks 30 october 2011, 17:14

imageWhen I read about the device fragmentation on Android, I mentally agree with the author. When I see theses that the device fragmentation prevents from the software development, I raise eyebrows perplexedly, but when somebody tries to prove me that the fragmentation of Android is the main problem of this platform and the main disadvantage for developers of mobile software, frankly, I start laughing. I am sorry, but this is a pure marketing nonsense or complete misunderstanding of the situation.

Let us imagine that you are a furniture manufacturer. You are working in the market of furniture products; you competing with other producers and dividing the entire market in some parts. As an entrepreneur your job to cut as much as possible the radial angle on a pie chart with the title “Furniture market share”. The pixels of this diagram are the people who buy the furniture. These are different people and they buy different furniture: starting from the unstained wooden beds from IKEA and ending with sofas that are upholstered in leather of young crocodiles from Caroline Islands that each costs as your apartment.
xially 29 october 2011, 12:20

Codify is available in the App Store. It is a first code editor for iPad with the native interface and support for the touchscreen. It is very convenient: using a finger press on the object features and a pop-up window will appear with a list of options. Most importantly, the written code can be run any time in order to test the accelerometer and multi-touch. There would be no more problems with emulators!



Codify is built on the base of Lua language that is a simple and smart programming language, and it is well suited to create games for iPad.
MeLavi 28 october 2011, 16:49

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It was reported in the summer that an unnamed pair of ex-Apple’s engineers on behalf of an unnamed startup is going to present an unnamed product. It turned out that they were Tony Fadell, Apple’s former Senior Vice President of the iPod division and the leading engineer Matt Rogers. They use the iPod click wheel in the new product.

This is not a music player of the new generation, instead they developed a thermostat. The new startup of Tony Fadell and Nest Labs decided to add to the design and purposefulness of Apple standard in those boxes that are installed on the walls of a quarter million American homes and offices, which control their internal temperature. Why? Fadell is sure that all existing thermostats are ugly and too difficult to use. He wants to do something that no one ever thinks about, and make it as a favorite object in the house.
Pirat 26 october 2011, 16:47

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It is unlikely that someone would complain on this trip: a team of Google employees recently has traveled across the Swiss Alps to photograph the Albula-Bernina line that is considered one of the most scenic rail routes in the world, and it is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.

The route is known for its mountain sceneries that starts from a Swiss commune Thusis and goes through St. Moritz to the Italian border in Tirano. The panoramas have made with the support of Rhaetian Railway that will appear on the "Google Maps” soon.
Skull 24 october 2011, 18:48

The full list of changes and enhancements was released for NetBeans 7.1 beta.
We will focus on the most important changes that are related to PHP and the web development.

Support CCS3

There are supported and highlighted a new syntax, new elements and the pseudo-classes ...

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xially 8 october 2011, 16:41

imageTwo researchers from the University of California at Davis Hao Chen and Lian Cai found a way to determine, which keys have been pressed on the screen’s keypad of OC Android by measuring the shift of vibration and wobbliness of the device that were measured by the built-in accelerometer. This is important, because the data from the accelerometers were not considered as a potential vector of attack, and thus freely available to any application on any Smartphone or pad.

Eavesdropping of keylogging on a desktop or laptop computer with Windows or Mac is incredibly simple: install the appropriate program (or Trojan virus it will do for you), set up where it should be saved or sent the stolen key’s codes, and that is all! When it comes to Smartphones, however, the complex systems of access restrictions make this approach almost impossible unless the side-channels will be used. Strictly speaking, a side-channel is open source of information, which helps the attacker to crack the cryptographic system. In a broader sense, a side-channel may be a light indicator on the router that blinks during the data being transferred, or the keylogging’ sounds of a keypad. [Note: here were mention the real variety of attacks] In other words, the side-channels are characteristics of the system, which potential danger is overlooked.
Pirat 4 october 2011, 14:29

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This is not a joke, the developers of the service Google Analytics added a new tool to track the traffic of any resource in real-time mode. A new tool has its own name that is Google Analytics Real-Time. The service is available only in the new version of the interface, so if you still use the old one, then change the habits. Of course, if you want to track in the real- time mode.

The developers believe that Google Analytics Real-Time will help the webmasters to track the popularity of various materials on the resources. Previously, the traffic tracking was also possible in the real-time mode, but for that purpose were used the third-party tools and services, for example: whos.amung.us.
KlauS 3 october 2011, 14:50

Everyone has a history. A person changes over time, changes appearance, character, remained unchanged only the name. This year, Adobe celebrates its 25th anniversary. A quarter of century is a considerable age even for a man, and for a company that deals with the computer technologies is simply a great age, few companies can boast about such history.

Let us look back and see how Adobe has been developed over the time and its most famous product - Photoshop. Let us trace the transformation of the logo and loading screen.

The company logo was changed three times.

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Vanrok Marwa drew this version; she is the wife of Vanrok John, who is the founder of Adobe.
Skull 2 october 2011, 13:45