Archive for January, 2012
The whole world is talking about how Wikipedia and several other important sites went on a blackout for a day, as they were all protesting SOPA and PIPA. However, there are still a lot of people who are unaware of what these terms mean. Well, for starters, SOPA stands for Stop Online Piracy Act, while PIPA denotes Personal Information Protection Act. What exactly are these acts? These acts, if they come into proper existence, will mean that any owner of intellectual property, will have the upper hand on sites of international origin, against whom they hold a copyright claim. The results of such a blacklisting could be so severe that such a site would no longer show up on search engines, would have no advertisements posted on it and might even have the internet service provider to the site, themselves recommend that people not to onto the site anymore! Now, coming onto what would happen, if SOPA and PIPA were to be put into effect. For starters, the world of social networking would be severely affected, as sharing of music and photos would become difficult. Blogs of all kinds, private as well as those of companies would have to live in the constant fear of copyright violations. Moreover, if a company, even after giving proper credit, where it is due, utilises the graphics from another website, they could face consequences that would not just be severe, but could also lead to the complete shutdown! Dark times are coming, and we have no choice but to wait things out, as of now.
When people think of Android programming all they think of is about application development for the platform but Android is much more than that. Android used in high end phones include its own framework of application programming that include stability even when an incoming call is coming. Android is actually a software platform in mobile phones that include Middleware, operating system and certain key applications. In order to start Android programming you will need an Android software development kit that comes along an emulator. Some of the popular development toolkits include names like Eclipse that is suitable for Java Development. The features of Android include: • The application framework developed using Android programming enables reuse and replacement of components. • There is also an integrated web browser present, which is based on open source WebKit engine. • Presence of optimized graphics that is powered by 2D graphics library and also 3D graphics, which is based on OpenGLES 1.0 specification. • Presence of structured data storage due to the presence of SQLite. • Supported audio and video formats include MPEG4, H.264, MP3, AAC, AMR, JPG, PNG, GIF. • Hardware dependency includes features like 3G, WiFi, and Accelerometer, compass, GPS, camera and Bluetooth. • Development of the platform requires device emulator, memory, tools for debugging, Eclipse IDE and performance profiling.
Search giant Google has modified its search patterns once again and the best part is that the new all ‘Search Plus’ is already generating positive results due to its personalized features. One of its features named as Search Plus Your World offers you search results from social networking platforms like Google Plus. Searching people or long lost friends are pretty much easy using Search plus Your World given the condition that they are on Google plus. This part will appear as an automated suggestion when the user is searching on Google.com. Similar search method using the latest searching tool can used to track down the profiles of notable personalities and public figures. People who are satisfied with their plain old search engine of that of Google can switch back by clicking on the icon of the globe on right hand corner of the search. In order to change the personalization search option permanently all you have to do is change the search option from the search preferences list. After realise of the search system, mot much was good between Twitter and the search engine company as Twitter believed that the search results were overlapping the important pages from Twitter and it focussed more on the pages created by the social networking site. What Google Search Plus does? • Offers search results in the form of profiles in Google plus • This search encourages you more towards the Social networking site of Google Plus • Assists in finding information shared on Google Plus
Android is one of the most popular mobile softwares prevailing in the market today. This is a software stack, which is used for mobile devices having operating systems, middleware and some key applications. The SDK version of Android includes various sample projects with source codes, development tools, essential libraries and an emulator. It is also an ocean of endless exciting applications out of which most are written using the Java programming language. These applications run on Dalvik, which is a custom virtual machine that has been designed specially for an embedded use. Let us consider the top most android applications that are leading the android market nowadays. The first one is the Layar. Layar is a practical application that is the most beneficial when you wish to access Wikipedia subjects through your mobile phones on the go. The second popular Android app is Listen. This app is also referred to as the king of podcast apps. This app will help you find audio content as well as manage your subscriptions in Google reader. The third popular android app excelling the market is AnyCut. This app will help you to have neat things on your Android home screen. You will also be able to access the deepest guts of your phone settings like switching on and off your 3G settings, enabling location services as well as many other tricks round the corner. The most popular android app prevailing in the market nowadays includes the ASTRO File Manager. This is one of those apps that help you to navigate files on your SD. One can also easily access the internal memory of their phones with the help of built-in task killer of this android app.
Every entrepreneur that operates his/her business online is very well familiar with the need and significance of copywriting in the process. Copywriting is basically the process of using words and ideas with the thought of promoting a person, business or opinion. A copy may also be referred to as any content which is intended for printing in a newspaper, magazine or book but when it comes to copywriters, their role is generally restricted to promotional situations and is regardless of mediums. The main purpose of copywriting services is to persuade the viewer, reader or the listener to buy any particular product or service or subscribe for it to some extent. Enterprises generally utilize their copywriters for writing direct mail pieces, jingle lyrics, web page content, taglines and product descriptions. When the purpose of writing is not associated with advertising, the writer is known as content writer and not copywriter. Since, there is a lot on stake with the advertising process of a company it is the responsibility of a company to make sure that their in-house or hired copywriters provide a professional quality. The advertising content of a company goes up on internet, television, radio, press releases, whitepapers, billboards, brochures, sales letters, commercial scripts and many more such mediums that are viewed by mass audience. In the present social media advertising trends, tag lines and jingles also intend to be posted on various popular social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook. So, if you are willing to invest properly in copywriting services then make sure they are highly professional as these services are going to benefit you big time.