Twaha Ahmed Minai is associated with computer science and software development industry since early 90s. His area of specialization is development and algorithms. On his credit he has several computer based tutorials designed for different walks of life including defence sector. He has been teaching software development and algorithm analysis at undergraduate and graduate levels for the past 12 years. He has been actively involved in computer science based research which includes Bio-informatics, Physiognomy and forecasting. He is an inquisitive follower of the ongoing developments in computing era.
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Office 365 Home Premium Edition has been released as the very first full release version of cloud based Office 365. The latest on the front is that five free Bing apps have been released for use with Office 365. The release of these free five apps by Microsoft would enable ease of entering Bing search results into Office 365 documents. These searched results may either be images or other information.
“Fighting Spam With Pure Functions” is the title with which Facebook developers are mentioning the integrity and supremacy of the new language they are using for developing Facebook. Domain Specific FXL or Feature eXtraction Language has been designed specifically to fight spam and abuse before it can reach any of the Facebook users. Since the popularity and the user dominance of the site is increasing manifolds with every next hour so is the percentage of spam spreading throughout the social networking platform.
Green gaming means environment friendly gaming. Not only this, but it is pocket friendly too. Being new, the term is not very common in the gaming world. This blogs attempts to explore the topic with brief explanation.
The gaming industry is doing a roaring business these days. Microsoft, Nintendo, Sony, Sega and Atari are among the top notch game manufacturers. The gamers are so very indulged into the quality issues of gaming that they are oblivious of the price they and other people around are paying. The cost may be economical, social, or personal but, the deadlier is the environmental impact. According to the Greenpeace (environmental organization),
The estimated amount of e-waste generated every year if put into containers on a train would be enough to circle the globe!
The frequency of generation of e-waste is much higher as compared to other pollutants due to the short life span of electronic products like computers, gaming consoles and cell phones. Gaming alone is a great contributor to environmental pollution. According to the BigFIshGames,
For a layman ‘Usability’ is the synonym for the ease of use associated with something. The more user friendly a utility is, the greater is its usability. With respect to software and Operating systems usability is the Key to success. The recently launched and highly lauded Windows 8 OS is being critically assessed by experts for its usability drawbacks. For the common user currently planning a shift from their old Windows 7 this may come as a setback.
Gone are the days when the crashing of your computer system’s hard disk used to be an issue. If you’re surprised to read the former statement then either you’re still living in the nineteenth century or you’re not concerned with the latest fringe benefits technology has in store for you. Ever since technology went cloud this tech world has changed enormously. SkyDirve is the latest addition. SkyDrive is your ever available data backup facility provided by Microsoft.
The File Systems in Multimedia Operating Systems are said to have extended the File System Structure of the Unix Operating System. As characteristically notified above, the file types that are relative to the multimedia operating system require quite a number of adjustments. This basically is because of the massiveness of the files, their need for runtime instructiveness with the server, the continuity of retrieval of data and synchronization.
The handling and organization of these specific file types was a cumbersome task when the original and conventional file systems was arranged to accommodate them. With the increasing trends of graphical and media files embedded e-mail windows the handling of multimedia files has become inevitable. Their performance often comes at stake if their implementation is done using the conventional file system.
MMFS is a Multimedia File System. It extends the UNIX File System (UFS). Specifically designed for multimedia applications that may be interactive in nature, MMFS is characteristically supportive of the real-time and faster environments of the Multimedia file types. It supports single-medium editing and multiple-media playback environments. It does so by getting implemented in a file structure which is two dimensional in nature. More >
“Multimedia support in operating systems is one of the crucial prerequisites for a successful multimedia system”, quotes Steinmetz and Nahrstedt (2004) in their well-researched book Multimedia Systems. Multimedia Operating Systems are characteristically different from the traditional systems that work behind traditional applications. Some noticeable characteristics of multimedia operating systems may be narrated as follows:
• Increased File Sizes, thus Storage Spaces
The file sizes of Multimedia systems may be quite large in size. For example a MPEG file of about a hundred minutes may need approximately a storage space of 1.125GB. Similarly, a High Definition Television or HDTV file may need up to about fifteen GB of storage space. With the said file size proportions imagine a server that has to store several media files of similar and more sizes. Such a server would definitely need terabytes of storage space.
• Faster Data Transfer Rate Required
The media that are continuous in nature such as audio and video files need to execute at a relatively faster data rate than that for normal non- media file types. For example, considering digital video, it is observed that a digital frame of the video is displayed at a conventional resolution of 800×600. If the resolution of 24 bits is used for the representation of each pixel (which permits the formation of roughly 16 million different colors) the amount of data that needs to be stored for a single frame of the video is about 800x600x24 = 11,520,000 bits. Similarly, if the rate at which the frames are displayed is around 30 frames per second, then an around 345 Mbps of bandwidth is needed to run the file.
• Playback Timing Delays
Timing delays during playback are a critical factor when it comes to multimedia applications. Even after a media file has been sent to the client the process of that file’s playback requires continued delivery of the file. If this continuity of interaction is disrupted during playback then the viewer will have to face disruption in the running of the media. (Silberschatz, Galvin, Gagne, 2011).
Social media marketing is very important for fashion industry. Social media can enhance the awareness of fashion products by comparing the characteristics of one type of fashion product with another’s. It helps prospective clients to establish a preference for their fashion product and to ultimately become loyal customers. Social media, with its millions of users, is a great place for a fashion companies to introduce their products and enhance awareness of their characteristics. This encourages prospective consumers to remember the fashion product enabling them to relate to it at various instances.
Continuing from where we left in the previous post it is imperative to mention that since school going students are the backbone of an entire generation of individuals they need to be dealt with in extremely careful and nurturing manner.
The technology equipped times of today do not make it easy for elders to control the way technology is utilized by students within the classroom. The role of school counselors is very important for the ethical brought up of students. This role is not restricted to the ethics of class rooms only. The parents of the students must also be counseled for a collaborative effort.
A quick course in classroom ethics may sound like a constructive idea for training students but it would not be sufficient to bring about the intended change. An overnight change is also impossible. The precaution and reform process should be continuous and the following suggestions should be taken under account when conducting it:
Technology and education go hand in hand. The invasions of technology laden gadgets make it impossible for classrooms to remain detached from them. Before the issue of controlling classroom technology is addressed it is imperative that the need to do so be emphasized first.
The role of technology in the enhancement of learning is beyond any doubt. To say the least, technology giants like Apple are making substantial efforts to incorporate learning and technology together. This however, also implies that just as the steering of a car cannot be handed over to would be drivers before they get their license, similarly the juveniles cannot be left with technologically advanced equipment without any checks or restrictions.