Usability is the key of matters in the current times. The extent to which a software can be taken advantage of by its users and the more convenient the using of a software is, the more usable it is called
Formally Usability is often used interchangeably with a number of terminologies as stated in the following statements that have been taken from the User Experience White Paper (2011):
“The term user experience is often used as a synonym for usability, user interface, interaction experience, interaction design, customer experience, web site appeal, emotion, ‘wow effect’, general experience, or as an umbrella term incorporating all or many of these concepts.” (User Experience White Paper, 2011)
The superlative version of your ever trusted Microsoft Office Desktop application, Office 365 was officially launched in 2011. Office Desktop Setup is an essential application for every computing system and serves innumerable services. The Microsoft Office 365, however is a cloud based package that in available for an affordable monthly fee in Professional and Enterprise Editions.
Critics surround the latest touch screen friendly Operating System Windows 8 and consider it and less user friendly but the customers have a different say to the issue! Recent sales of the Operating System show that the sales of the Windows 8 OS have grown incredibly in the past quarter and specially in the last month. Two months back only five percent of the computer software and hardware shares were dominated by Windows 8 OS however in the last month this percentage increased to twenty percent.
The image below is quoted by ITJobswatchUK to show:
The chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Windows 8 within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.
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,
Very few of the current internet users would remember the times when only the very basic telephone systems were available for communications. For commercial purposes there were times when only the hardcore circuit switched telephone systems could be installed for communications” purposes causing much of a hustle bustle before they eventually came into existence. Then came the times of data being transmitted in the forms of packets over networking protocols. The most convenient and the most widespread of protocols became the internet protocol and the voice being transmitted over it began being termed as VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol). More >
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 computing and information sciences have brought new meaning to the life of human beings. It is by virtue of these advancements that the children of today are growing up with computing devices being their all-time companions, friends even!
Software is the way human beings talk to computers. Both youngsters and elders alike find it equally convenient to get their tasks done from computers with the help of software interfaces. These magicians know the human and the machine interfaces well and become the middle man justifying their need. Developing such remarkably versatile software is a task that has a class of its own. Not only that, software development is a lucrative and recession proof occupation as you can see if you click here.
Cloud computing has burst on scene as the next big thing, but it is important to know whether cloud computing is right for you. There are several advantages and disadvantages offered by this burgeoning technology. One of the advantages offered by Cloud Computing to common man is financial advantage. You don’t need a high powered and high priced computer to run cloud computing’s web based applications. This is because the application runs in the cloud not on the desktop PC. PC will run with improved performance as no software programs need to be installed as the applications run from the cloud. Hence computers in a cloud computing system will boot up faster and run faster, because they’ll have fewer programs and processes loaded into memory.
Team Skype recently published an infographic on their official blog that shows some big figures related to Skype’s extra ordinary services. These large numbers (stats) included in the infographic are taken from the average daily data gathered during the month of July. “The figure that is most impressive is 700 million minutes of free Skype-to-Skype calls each day. To put it in perspective, 700 million is the equivalent of going around the earth 28,000 times in one day, if each minute represents a mile. Or 17,400 times if each minute is a kilometer.” states Jennifer Caukin, Head of Social Media at Skype. More details can be seen in an infographic shared after the break.
According to an announcement on PittPatt’s website, Google has acquired Pittsburgh Pattern Recognition, known as PittPatt, which is a software company that develops technology for recognizing faces in images or tracks the motion of faces in videos and more.