Software

The Art of Software Performance Testing

September 28, 2018

When users turn away from applications or have critical feedback, it’s often because the application is slow, hangs/freezes or, worse, it isn’t available when needed. In this era of limited—or, zero—patience for app instability, delivery teams should ensure that their performance testing capability is sound. First though, let’s start with definitions. Despite popular opinion, performance […]

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Google infrastructure chief Urs Hölzle: This is the future of software and the cloud

September 3, 2018

Urs Hölzle knows a thing or two about the rapid evolution of data centers and the infrastructure behind them. As a Google Fellow and senior vice president of technical infrastructure, he has helped define that evolution over the past couple of decades as the search and ad giant built its own industry-leading global infrastructure. Now, […]

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ITPE Receives RokDoc Software Donation From Ikon Science

September 2, 2018

Ikon Science, the leader in geoprediction technology, has donated 12 of its RokDoc geoscience software licenses to the ITPE – Instituto Tecnológico del Petróleo y Energía in Merida, Mexico. The institute’s 66 students who are enrolled in the Engineering undergraduate programs will now have access to the latest software technology in the areas of rock physics, reservoir characterization, seismic inversion, […]

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Worried about Internet Trolls? Troll killing software is here

September 1, 2018

If you have ever experienced the nastiness of an Internet Troll you’ll appreciate the functionality behind a new piece of software called Trollteq, which is designed to ‘kill’ trolls from your social media streams. Internet trolls have gravitated from a slight annoyance to being time-wasters and, in some unfortunate cases, capable of reaping psychological damage […]

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Guide to HEVC/H.265 Encoding and Playback

February 21, 2016

For years, H.264 has been the go-to video compression standard. Whenever you download a film or TV show, watch a Blu-ray, view HDTV broadcasts, or stream something from various sites and services, there’s a very good chance the video stream you’re watching has been encoded with H.264. H.264 is a great compression standard for a […]

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Microsoft’s Plumbago Digital Notebook App Aim to Retire Pen and Paper

February 21, 2016

Looking for an alternative to pen and paper to scribble important notes on the go? US-based technology giant Microsoft heard you and has offered a tablet-based app recreating the analogue appeal of writing. For those who carry high-tech digital devices but prefer taking notes with pen or pencil and paper,Microsoft has launched Plumbago – a […]

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Firefox 2.0 for iOS Brings 3D Touch Support, New Password Manager, and More

February 19, 2016

Mozilla has updated its Firefox Web browser for the iOS platform. Bumping up the version number to 2.0, the company says that Firefox for iOS now supports Apple’s 3D Touch feature while also getting other new features including an improved password manager. The Firefox 2.0 for iOS update has enabled 3D Touch on the Web […]

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Microsoft Unveils Windows 10 Insider Release Preview Ring for PCs, Mobile

February 18, 2016

Microsoft on Wednesday introduced new test ring dubbed Windows Insider Release Preview ring for both PC and mobile. The company says that the new rings have been debuted to focus on Insiders that will receive the current build but will continue to receive early access to updates, application updates, as well as driver updates. The […]

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