Microsoft readies IE 11 for Windows 7, too

Browser aficionados and haters alike will be overjoyed that Microsoft is keeping its promise to keep the new Internet Explorer up-to-date on Windows 7 as well as Windows 8.

The Internet Explorer 11 Developer’s Preview for Windows 7, which debuted on Thursday, introduces the most of the new features and functionality of the Windows 8.1 default browser.

Roger Capriotti, Microsoft’s marketing director for Internet Explorer, said that, like IE 10 forWindows 7, IE 11 won’t have the modern interface, but it will have performance benefits.

“We’re faster than the folks at Chrome or the folks at Firefox,” he said. “We’ve got better CPU [processing times], better usage, and better load time overall.”

In addition to usual pitch of improved overall performance, the specifics of the Windows 7 IE 11 Developer’s Preview include updated standards support and overhauled developer tools.

Repeating a talking point that’s been at the forefront of Microsoft’s campaign to revitalize its previously-moribund browser, Capriotti said that the team building IE wants developers “to spend more time developing and less time on standards.”

Most of the backend changes to IE 11 for Windows 7 are in the Windows 8.1 version. These include several firsts that result in faster site loading, according to Microsoft.

The browser is the first to implement the W3C Resource Priorities standard, so that developers can tell the browser which parts of a page to load first; it’s the first to render text on the graphics processing unit (GPU), to more directly accelerate page loading; and it’s the first to natively decodes JPG images in real-time on the GPU; which reduces overall battery drain as well as speeds up site loading.

IE 11 also includes support for WebGL, and it supports the security- and speed-focused SPDY protocol, which originated at Google. These are notable because both previously had been sniffed at by Microsoft. The ECMAScript 6 standard scripting language is supported, too, as is more “just-in-time” compiler in the browser’s JavaScript engine, Chakra.

And to get developers to stand up and take notice, the Microsoft team has overhauled its “F12” developer tools. There’s a new memory management tool that shows in cleanly-designed, real-time charts memory spikes and other problems.

This interface responsiveness report is good news for developers using IE11, but most people will notice changes under the hood: WebGL and SPDY support, for better graphics and faster page-loading, respectively.

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A new emulation tool allows the developer to mimic how their site will look on screen sizes for different devices. It also has a geolocation tool for region-specific debugging.

The new User Interface Responsiveness tool isn’t not working in the current developer’s preview, but Capriotti says it will ship in the final version. It uses more graphics than before to show developers how a site is behaving, with color-coded problems areas and detailed, real-time charts.

To sweeten the deal, the company has revamped its debugging modern.IE Web site, offered a 25 percent discount on Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac, and made virtual machines available for Internet Explorer 11.

Basically, Internet Explorer 11 is a highly competitive browser. Or at least, that’s Microsoft’s plan. But the competition updates on a six-week release cycle, and Capriotti wouldn’t say when IE 11 would be ready for the public. If it follows the release pattern of IE 10 for Windows 7, it will be around four months after IE 11 arrives with Windows 8.1.

Besides swimming upstream against years of negative marks for IE, Microsoft struggles with rapid standards implementation. Part of that is market dynamics. According to NetApplications’ market share statistics, IE still has more people using it than Chrome and Firefox combined, and making changes on a six-week release cycle as Google and Mozilla do would likely anger customers.

However, that means that those browsers, which are developed in a far more open manner than IE, are able to implement new technologies and standards much more rapidly than IE. Capriotti wouldn’t confirm any IE development on the latest in browser tech such as ASM.js, which Firefox has and Chrome is looking at adopting; or WebRTC, an HTML5-based real-time communications protocol that eliminates the need for plug-ins like Skype.

“There’s this tension of what rapid release should be,” he said. “Is it 6 weeks? Six months? We don’t think it should be six years,” he joked.

The truth is that all of Microsoft’s Windows divisions are moving towards updating more rapidly than in the past, as Steve Ballmer said at the recent Build conference, and that includes Internet Explorer.

But while Microsoft is concerned with keeping Internet Explorer up with the Joneses, the Joneses — mostly Chrome and even Firefox a bit as it moves into the mobile OS world — are looking beyond the traditional markets.

Axicon Auto ID Launch Check Digit Mobile App

Axicon Auto ID Ltd, a world leader in barcode verification, announce the launch of a check digit calculator app for mobile phones, available free of charge on apple and android operating systems.

Oxford, UK, June 04, 2013 – Axicon Auto ID Ltd, (Oxford, UK) a world leader in barcode verification, announce the launch of a check digit calculator app for mobile phones, available free of charge on apple and android operating systems. The new check digit calculator app allows users to confirm barcodes have the correct check digit encoded using a mobile phone without the need to access a PC. Users select the appropriate barcode symbology which will determine the length of the number that is encoded; EAN-8, EAN-13, ITF-14 or UPC-A. A history will be kept of all the barcode numbers entered and these can thenbe retrieved later for future reference.

The last, rightmost,digit of the GS1 Global Trade Item Number (GTIN) is calculated from the rest of the digits and it is vital in confirming the validity of the number that isto be encoded in the barcode. Once the data has been entered, the resulting code string with the calculated check digit will be displayed, the check digit will be highlighted in a different colour at the end of the number sequence.

Passing comment, James Bernard Chairman of Axicon Auto ID Ltd said, -We are delighted to announce the launch of our new mobile app, we continually strive to improve the speed and usability of our products and the check digit app certainly provides these benefits to our customers,- he continued, -the new app allows our users greater operational freedom to check barcodes on the go via the ease and convenience of a mobile phone.-

About the company, the Axicon Group is a world leading barcode verification solution provider. Based in the UK, Axicon Auto ID Ltd specialise in barcode verification, barcode images and labels and distribute their product range through a network of international partners across the globe. Axicon Auto ID invites anyone with an interest in barcode verification technologies to view their full product range online at – www.axicon.com. German customers with an interest in barcode prfgerte and strichcodescanner can view the site at www.axicon.com/de/.

Media contact – Mathew Taylor, Director, Algorythm Solutions Ltd, email: , website: www.algorythmsolutions.com

Contact: Mathew Taylor Director Algorythm Solutions Ltd 10 Torkington St Stamford, Lincolnshire PE9 2UY +44 (0)773 403 2112

Google Maps Back Wins Feature Offline Cache

As we know, Google Maps has been updated a few days ago. Unfortunately the update is gained criticism because of ‘loss’ offline cache feature maps that lead the user must constantly connected to Google to use the service.
The criticism has received a response from Google. Not long ago, Google said it would issue a new update featuring the option to store the offline cache on the Maps application has been rolled out for Android. This option will be installed at the bottom of the search box located on the map and can be switched easily. In addition, Google also decided to add the “Where’s Latitude?” that will take users to information about the future of the location sharing service.
This update began rolling on this day and can be checked via the Play Store.

Rotana To Open New Centro Capital Centre Hotel To Guests Planning Abu Dhabi Holidays

Rotana has announced that its newest Centro hotel, the Centro Capital Centre, Abu Dhabi, will be opening to guests in October, 2012.

Rotana is a leading hotel management groups in the Middle East and Africa and operates approximately 70 luxury hotels and resorts across the region including four properties for Abu Dhabi holidays and business travel.

The new Abu Dhabi hotel is located next to the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition centre within the Capital Centre development complex.
Travellers taking holidays to Abu Dhabi will be able to sample a range of cuisine in the C.Taste all-day dining restaurant, the C.Deli takeaway delicatessen, and the sophisticated C.Mondo bar.

The property has 414 spacious guest rooms that are decorated with contemporary and classic furnishings. The rooms feature modern technology including flat-screen TVs, high speed Internet, mini-fridge, tea and coffee making facilities, and hairdryers.

“Centro is a revolutionary hotel concept that redefines mid-market accommodation and does not compromise on quality at all”, commented Omer Kaddouri, the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Rotana.

With the rise in travellers looking for accommodation at an accessible rate, Rotana is eager to continue growing our revolutionary Centro Hotels brand. We are delighted to announce the opening of Centro Capital Centre in Abu Dhabi, Rotanas fifth Centro hotel in the UAE. With this opening, Rotana will increase the number of Centro rooms to 1,464.”

Centro Capital Centre, Abu Dhabi is located just 20 minutes from Abu Dhabi International Airport, allowing easy access for tourists arriving and departing from holidays in Abu Dhabi.

The hotel management group is planning to open 25 Centro Hotels by Rotana hotels in the Middle East and Africa by 2014.
Abu Dhabi is the capital of the United Arab Emirates and it is a thriving destination for business and leisure travellers.

The emirate is a popular destination for annual festivals, shopping, and sporting events such as the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on Yas Island. Holidaymakers can visit a number of attractions during deluxe Abu Dhabi holidays, including Khalifa Park, Sheikh Zayed Mosque, the Marina Mall, the Abu Dhabi Mall and the waterfront. The vibrant city is home to luxury internationally-branded Abu Dhabi hotels, championship golf courses, lavish shopping malls and boutiques, lush green parks and golden sandy beaches.

Importance of the Exciting Scuba Diving Sport

Scuba diving is an adventurous journey in itself. It is a magnificent and soothing adventure in a peaceful environment where you get to feel the assorted species of flora and fauna. It indeed is a very tranquilizing sport and in several situations, it can be beginner friendly if you are a novice.

How about planning a diving vacation with your treasured ones once you have acquired the skills of scuba diving? Sounds great, doesn’t it? Although the prime focus of your vacation would be scuba diving, it is apparent that you would not be spending all your time under the water. The small ship adventure cruises and resorts offer this pleasure-seeking activity to their guests so that they can have the time of their life.

Scuba Diving has been considered as one of the most awe-inspiring and pleasure seeking activities in the world where you relish the ecstasy when you have a close encounter with the species of different types. It has been acquiring massive admiration and popularity across the globe as more and more characters are getting overwhelmed by the exquisiteness of Mother Nature.

No matter what experience what you hold, if you are beginning as a scuba diver or are an ardent diver, going on diving vacations will give you the break that you have been yearning for a long time. If you are scrutinizing your plan with ease, it is worth the time and money spent. It not only provides you a much deserved break from your daily routine, but it gives you the time to rejuvenate your body and soul. These diving vacations are a wonderful option to take into consideration, if you plan to share your adventurous journey with your near and dear ones. There are several resorts that offer many scuba diving packages. It indeed is a great way to provide your kids an adventure that they would remember for years to come.

It is a very comforting sport that takes you to seventh heaven where everything seems to be tranquilizing. If you are an amateur as far as understanding the nitty-gritty of learning scuba diving is concerned, you would be glad to know that there are various dives sites that are accessible to you and you don’t have to hold any anxiety in your mind because there would be an experienced dive instructor and the fun part is that you can enjoy diving the same day.

Diving Locker is based in Vancouver and offers scuba diving courses to the diving enthusiasts with the help of friendly and qualified instructors. It offers snorkeling equipment, prescription dive and snorkeling masks, new and used SCUBA gear, etc.

Retirement Planning for Small Business 3 options

Wondering if your business is too small for a group retirement plan?

One of the keys to attracting and retaining top employees is to offer a high-quality retirement plan. A group savings plan conveniently helps employees save money for the future while reducing and deferring taxes today. Plus, the investment you make in a group retirement plan is an investment you make in your organization, your employees and your reputation. Everyone’s a winner.

Three options stand-out depending on what you want to accomplish with your plan and how much flexibility you need. These are: 401(k) plans, SEP IRAs and SIMPLE IRAs.

The 401(k) Offers the Most Flexibility and High Contribution Limits The traditional 401(k) is probably the most widely known retirement product on the market. It’s the fully loaded, high performance SUV of retirement plans. It’s generally defined as one that enables a business owner and employees to make consistent, tax-deferred contributions during the length of their careers.

SEP IRAs are Pretty Easy to Start and 100% Funded by the Employer Simplified Employee Pensions, more commonly referred to as SEPs, are also a popular retirement plan choice as they offer a contribution limit that’s similar to a 401(k). It doesn’t have all the bells and whistles of a 401(k) plan, but it’s got a good engine under the hood. One of the most important things to understand about SEPs is that 100 percent of the contributions made are by the employer (no employee contributions allowed) and these dollars are immediately vested for the employee.

The SIMPLE IRA is a Solid, Affordable Third Option

The SIMPLE IRA’s name is a bit misleading (it actually stands for Savings Incentive Match Plan for Employees). While both employer and employee can contribute to the plan, the employer must match and matching is vested immediately.

If you do decide that you want to offer a retirement plan, you are definitely going to need some professional advice and guidance. Pension rules are complex, and the tax aspects of retirement plans can also be confusing.

As a financial planning and wealth management professional firm, Mintco Financial has been helping its clients effectively plan for comfortable retirements.

Michael Minter, as a managing partner of Mintco Financial, is a trusted investment management professional who carries more than 16 years of experience in this challenging career field.

Throughout his professional history, Michael Minter has gained strong insight into what skills and knowledge is necessary to perform investment management, wealth building services, small business development and retirement plans.

Michael MInter is also author of the book I-Plan, a guide for your financial security.

Call Michael Minter at 813-964-7100 at Mintco Financial.

Retirement Planning for Small Business

Get Updated With The Current Technology News

Modern-day science and technology are inevitable in their thrust in growth in this generation. All of us is dependent on the amazing advantages of these advancement.

Depending means dependency on the remarkable job of modern technology. It is really important to keep ourselves up to date with the most recent technology news.

The value of being up-to-date with the technology news may end up to become extremely very helpful for you. With the intention to stay focused with the current progress, you must have some of the most reliable and trustworthy technology news channels. Make sure that you’re supplied with the sensible and appropriate news.

One of the most well-known and commonly used information sources include TV shows, tech magazines and the internet. Many websites as well as news centers have been doing their role in keeping their readers and audience updated.

Technology news is for everybody. Plenty of websites are doing this phenomenal job in the most simplified and reader-friendly way. An ideal technology-related site has all updates so that even a newbie can understand.

The other important technology source to get you up-to-date is through several Television programs. There are some shows that showcase the most recent and upcoming gadgets plus a lot more. And yet, the main concern with this source of information is you will be updated only while the TV program goes on air.

This would mean that you will have to make yourself ready on their time schedule. Nonetheless, you may record the programs if you don’t have enough time to view them while they’re broadcasted. You can watch them during your most convenient time to make sure you know the most recent technology news.

Also, you can find a lot of important info from different subscriptions to many appropriate technology publications. The one downside to this is that you will be up to date only once every month. Considering the quickest and full-bodied means technology is beginning to change in the present times. You may be missing many vital information, or perhaps you’ll be getting well-informed a lot later when compared to others around you.

Generally, magazines are a really suitable means to own around you. However, they should not be your main source of information. One of the most frequently used supply of information for fresh and upcoming technology news is the internet.

You can avail useful information and see all the updates right away as they are posted.

Wedge Sneakers Rise Abruptly Before You Keep Pace With Fashion

There is a fashion style wrinkled, maybe you really can’t believe that wedge sneakers are really lovely styles. You are puzzled in this introduction to see various kinds of sneakers in wedge shapes and been surprised to study that some of the styles you are suitable with. Actually, Isabel Marant high top sneakers are the right choices. When carious people think about wedge with an espadrille or cork heel styles, they are just part of wedge shapes. The meaning of wedge is that it has a three-cornered styled heel that contains the whole length of your foot.

How does wedge sneakers turn out to be a status symbol? In some people’s mind, they are applied for casual walking, playing sports, and other use, but now, it is becoming something of status symbols. You will never know how the wedge sneakers become popular.

You can see from this picture, When Victoria Beckham wore her wedge sneakers to pitch the Dodgers game back in ’07, she changed the image of wedge sneakers. She proved they could be cute and sexy at the same time. Worn with a pair of shorts or jeans, a pair of high heel wedge tennis shoes looks really fantastic. Wedge tennis shoes have a bit of fun and a lot of comfort. Now there are two distinct styles of wedge sneaker, one is strictly for casual activities like shopping, the beach or going to a ballgame; the other is for athletic activities.

When I think of designer sneakers, I don’t know why, but the first brand that comes to my mind inevitably is Isabel Marant. I love the sneakers, their overall design and kinda neutral color palette is just charming.

They also come in an assortment of styles, believe it or not. There are styles modeled after the Keds brand of sneaker. In fact, Keds also make a wedge tennis shoe. The styles are mostly slip on, but may also come in lace up and Velcro varieties. They aren’t poorly made styles as one might think. They actually have some fairly well made shoes. They don’t cost very much because they’re a) mass produced and b) they aren’t branded.

In condition you’re finding other styles of isabel marant bekket, you can find others besides the wedge sneakers. That’s it. Choosing a platform wedge shoe is all about the taste of the buyer.

Balanced Diet- A Key To Healthy Life.

Food is very essential and loved part of our life. Until now, food has undergone drastic variance as technology as well as science has great advancement. Various novel aspects of food have immerged out. There is great change in vision of people, towards eating food for living. People are becoming more conscious about their healthy food and eating habits.

Healthy eating is not concerned about staying unrealistically slim, prohibiting intake of food you love or following severe nutrition philosophies. Perhaps, it is all about eating good food, feeling more energetic and enthusiastic, and keeping fit. It is a way, which will show you path of a prosperous healthy life. Anyone can find this path by having a proper knowledge about balanced diet and good health. Not only understanding but also incorporating these nutrition basics in our day-to-day life is very important.

You need to select right kind of healthy food, which will render you wealth of health. However, avoiding the food that can further lead to illnesses such as diabetes, heart disease and cancer is also crucial. One has to expand the range of healthy food options for including a great diversity of delicious and tempting foods.

There are six main nutrition groups. They are proteins, carbohydrates, fats, minerals, water and vitamins. Every one has a distinct role in rendering a good health to our body. Nutritious meals contain right proportion of all above-mentioned categories. If taken in proper way, it will surely provide you a good health. Each food category of food pyramid has its individual influence on an overall diet. For avoiding ulcers, stomach disorders and indigestion, one should prefer a balanced meal. Balanced meal should include right proportion of all food groups. This will show the way of a good health with all food digested. It is nutritious, which can be used by the body with no any wastage.

One has to restrict intake of spicy, salty, starchy and fatty food items. Moreover, excess of sugar and salt can be harmful. Every food item you eat has influence on overall nutrition and your health. Everything in too much or too little quantity can disturb the overall balance of your body.

A good and balanced diet insist on limited intake of sugar and salt, saturated fats, meats and cholesterol while eating enough vegetables, wholegrain, low fat dairy products, fruits, fresh meats, poultry items, fish, nuts etc. Intake of lots of vegetables and fruits provides a great source of fibers, vitamins and minerals. This will help you to retain a disease free, healthy body. Quality food will bring a great revolution in your health and life. It is advisable to have a check on calorie count of your meal. Following a proper diet with nutritious meals can keep you fit.

Auto Text Messaging Systems Are Perfect For Internet Marketers

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There is no ignoring that Auto SMS Systems are now assuming their due place on the internet marketing arena. While global corporations have been making use of continuous and mass communication strategies for years, including 24/7 customer outreach via off-shoring and follow-the-sun approaches, Auto SMS marketing has put this tactic well into the reaches of small and medium organizations. Auto SMS systems are an effective way to quickly and cheaply distribute your marketing message to a sea of potential consumers.

SMS marketing is taking on an ever greater role in influencing consumer behaviour as more and more consumers use their mobile and smart devices to make purchasing decisions. SMS marketing has come a long way since the old internet marketing or email-based marketing approaches. While they have no-doubt been born out of internet marketing and web-based advertising, the popularity of SMS marketing and Auto SMS Systems has increased of late, thanks mainly to the demand for mobile smart devices. While many internet marketing strategies are ‘pull’ based, depending on consumers to initiate contact with a website, SMS marketing offers organizations a more proactive ‘push’ based approach to connect with its customers. Using quick response technologies, such as smart mobile devices, consumers are more prone to respond positively to a well designed SMS message and in the process commit to an ‘impulse buy’.

Like any technology however, Auto SMS Systems must be put through a vigorous testing process to ensure it meets your marketing needs. Using test message marketing could be one method to measure the effectiveness of an Auto SMS System before you subscribe to a service or buy a tool. Through use of a test message marketing strategy, one can measure the effect of the marketing campaign on a pilot group before mass broadcasting the SMS message. Many Auto SMS System providers and carriers permit either a handful or an unlimited number of test messages. Sending test messages to yourself through your Auto SMS System, and then verifying key aspects of the message is a good way to validate your SMS message marketing strategy.

Even “minor” issues with things like font sizes and colour can be highlighted with a well planned test message marketing strategy. Sometimes, Auto SMS System providers impose restrictions on the size of an SMS message. Such limitations may seem restrictive, but when used in conjunction with other complimentary SMS messages, can result in greatly determine consumer choices.

Similar to conventional phone, mail and even email marketing, Auto SMS Systems may also be subject to legislation. Industry overseers and mobile phone carriers have guidelines to determine fair use of SMS messages, including consumer choice to opt-in/out of an SMS marketing campaign. Failure to abide by these rules can lead to severe penalties or being barred from carrying out business over a carriers network.