Apple has updated practically all iPod players. The new iPod shuffle got a more compact case and a touch control system. The built-in battery provides up to 15 hours of autonomous work. iPod shuffle of the fourth generation will cost $49.
iPod nano has also reduced in size considerably. This player has become 46% smaller and 42% lighter. Moreover, iPod nano got a sensor display with multitouch technology support and the time of autonomous work of 24 hours. iPod nano of the fourth generation will cost from $149 to $179, depending on the memory size.
iPod touch has become more compact and thinner. This model got the sensor screen Retina Display and the processor А4, similar to the one in the new iPhone. The main innovation in the new iPod touch is built-in cameras. The forward-mounted one is intended for video while the rear one allows recording HD-video. The cost of iPod touch in the USA will be from $229 to $399, depending on the memory size.
The main innovation in iTunes 10 is a built-in musical social network Ping which Apple calls a sort of hybrid of Facebook/Twitter and iTunes. Ping shows the activities of the users as well as his friends. Ping has started working with the new version of iTunes which is already available at the official site of Apple.
No matter that all these devices have become smaller in size, mobile application developers will definitely increase the number of mobile applications for them.
Lisp (or LISP – LISt Processing Language) is a family of programming languages with a distinctive, parenthesized syntax. It has very old history (was specified in 1958 year, only Fortran is older). Nevertheless programmers use it even nowadays!
Of course, Lisp has undergone a great changes since its appearance, it originated some dialects (today the most popular of them are Common Lisp and Scheme).
The Lisp-code is written as s-expressions (parenthesized lists), the operator’s name or function goes first, and then we use arguments. But it’s better to see it all in practice. Especially in this unrealistic performance that was possible with the help of LISP and OpenGL (enjoy the internet-video).
Be patient and you will see something impressive, it will start somewhere after the 5th minute. This real work of art was created by the winner of international awards, programmer Ivan Lyambdin:
Internet TV is developing fast. Video streaming companies lay hands on more and more different spheres of traditional TV business. Educational and entertainment programs, news and analytical reviews – all of them can be watched on the Net. But they are moving on. They are moving to the industry of soap operas.
The premiere of the highest budgetary internet-soap opera Beyond The Rave took place on the 2nd of February 2009 on MySpace.com, that was characterized as vampire horror film.
The budget of the film is 500 000 pounds (approximately $730 000). The soap opera is consisted of 20 series with the continuance of each 4-5 minutes, declares the “Cinema without end” company.
The action of the film is flowing between the amateurs of secret rave-parties in the Great Britain. The day before the departure to Iraque as a soldier, Ad and his best friend Necro try to find Jan, Ad’s missing girlfriend, that was seen not a long time ago in the ferocious–looking company of ravers, headed by a mysterious Meleh.
In the end when Ad and Necro had found the girl at the party, was figured out that the Meleh’s surrounding interested in something more terrible than just fun and somebody would be dead in the morning.
The film was created with the participation of the Hammer company by the order and for demonstration in the social-continental web MySpace.com. The film was released in the Great Britain, USA, in the most parts of European countries, Asia, Australia and Latin America, it has been already seen by thousands of people.
Nowadays the soap-opera is prepared to the internet output in Russia. The film has an age restriction — not allowed under 18. Also you can play a co-film game and listen to soundtracks at the official site.
There were many predictions concerning IT in the network before the advent of 2009. First of all specialists expected to be surprised by the head of Apple, Steve Jobs.
Based on analysts’ predictions in 2009, Apple will please us with the following products:
- A simplified version of iPhone. It’s interesting to see what will be the segmentation of products in this niche from Apple, it already has iPhone and iPod touch, and those both are competing with each other;
- Cheaper MacBook (it doesn’t have a Netbook yet);
- Predictors are expecting a Netbook from Apple. It should be similar to the iPhone with 8-inch screen and keyboard, valued at about $ 900. It‘s expected that the new device will provide access to the Internet, email, media functions, as well as support services and the iTunes App Store;
- The new iPod Shuffle, which will be more compact than the existing device;
- In autumn a new MID from Apple will be presented, which will have a screen size of 7 or 9 inches and will be suitable for viewing media content, web-surfing and using applications from AppStore;
- Perhaps a major upgrade of Apple TV, at least, making this device as a video recorder. Apple is still looking for an opportunity to move the Apple TV from the «hobby» status into something much larger;
- Further development of Mac mini. This product is already beginning to forget. But Apple could start new life into the mini, releasing an improved version that would work with the new Cinema Display, and would allow you to extend the functionality. This could be a very attractive option for people who want something more than the iMac, but less than the Mac Pro;
- Further development of Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard). But Apple itself has recognized that this update will not contain any major new user features. Particular attention will be given to the changes in the internal architecture of the OS.
A webinar (online seminar) is a special type of Web conferencing. In most cases a webinar implies broadcast presentations to a large number of subscribers. Communications are usually one-sided – by the speaker and the interaction with the audience is limited. In some cases, a speaker can answer questions via phone or chat, which ensures full interaction between the audience and the moderator.
The advantage of webinars is saving time: the speaker and the participants do not need to spend time on getting to the venue. They can participate in webinars without leaving their working places. All materials are distributed to the participants in the electronic form. In addition, the organizers will provide participants with archival recording after the webinar is finished.
On the Internet you can find a lot of training webinars on various topics: marketing, SEO, programming.
It is evident the online interaction is useful not only for learning. Initially, this technology was used for meetings and negotiations, when parties have great distance between each other. Many of the world’s largest companies are already using webinars to work with students. They show prospective employees the latest technology in dealing with potential staff members and the staff of this company. In this case webinars are used more for recruiting than for training and development. In addition it’s a way for company’s advancement and communicating with clients. Webinars are more a marketing tool for companies rather than a tool for learning.
They say that it better to see something once that to hear about it 100 times. Following this rule Oxagile IPTV team has created one more video describing how helpful we can be while answering your business demands!
Today IPTV is very popular, and grows up very fast. According to the statistic in 2006 in Asia the quantity of IPTV users were already 2,6 million people. In Asia the leading countries in IPTV industry considers Japan and Hong Kong.
According to the researches of “Infonetics Research” company, in 2010 the quantity of Internet TV software clients will be 48 million people. But companies, which masters IPTV industry face with a lot of technical problems, which can’t grant IPTV service in a high level.
So… speaking about IPTV future, according to the forecasts by 2011 and 2012 the quantity of subscribers for IPTV services will be 60 million peoples.
In conclusion I can say, that IPTV growth waits its time in the nearest future!
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So, the best way – is to start from IPTV definition:
IPTV (Internet Protocol Television) is a system where a television is transmitted using Internet Protocol all over network infrastructure. A general definition of IPTV is television content that, instead of being delivered through traditional radio and cable formats, is received by the viewer through the technologies used for computer networks.
So in few words – IPTV is a new generation of Television.
The main merit of IPTV – is interaction of video services and availability of wide range of additional services, such as Video on Demand (VoD), TVoIP, Time Shifted TV, Network Personal Video Recorder, Electronic Program Guide (EPG), Near Video on Demand. Besides, IPTV include a package of additional services. They are: Video Telephony, Voting, Information Portals, Web, Games, MOD KOD.
A little from History of IPTV:
In 1994, ABC’s World News Now was the first television show to be broadcast over the Internet, using the CU-SeeMe videoconferencing software.
The term IPTV first appeared in 1995 with the founding of Precept Software by Judith Estrin and Bill Carrico. Precept designed and built an internet video product named “IP/TV”. IP/TV was an MBONE compatible Windows and Unix based application that moved single and multi-source audio/video traffic, ranging from low to DVD quality, using both unicast and IP multicast RTP/RTCP.
In 2006, AT&T launched its U-Verse IPTV service, comprising a national head end and regional video-serving offices. AT&T offered over 300 channels in 11 cities with more to be added in 2007 and beyond. While using IP protocols, AT&T has built a private IP network exclusively for video transport.
Today almost all plots of land penetrate IPTV. Streaming video software today more and more become part of everyday’s life.