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Cloud services from Apple iCloud will be free

Cloud services from Apple iCloud will be free

At the conference, WWDC, which takes place in San Francisco, Apple’s CEO Steve Jobs announced a cloud service iCloud, says Engadget.

iCloud will replace the service MobileMe, which was used to synchronize bookmarks, letters and documents between devices. In contrast to MobileMe, you may cost $ 99 a year, iCloud service will be free. Members iCloud can store on a remote server andsynchronize Apple not only music, but also contacts, images, applications, videos,documents and other files.

Synchronizing content will be automatically provided that the application supportsiCloud. In addition, the store will move all the tracks of the book and applicationspurchased from online stores Apple. Support services will be incorporated into theOSes iOS 5. Access to iCloud will also have desktop computers Mac or PC.

For storing mail, documents and backups user is provided with 5 gigabytes of server space. Storage space for music, books and applications will not be restricted.

Move to a remote server can not only play tracks bought on iTunes, but the entiremusic collection. This can be done through the service iTunes Match. It will scan the contents of the disk and user will find the matching tracks found in the iTunes Store,which includes catalog 18 million music tracks. iTunes Match will be paid at a cost of24.99 dollars per year.

In beta mode store earns today, but will only be available to developers. For users iCloud will be opened in the autumn.

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Google Plus – What to expect in new social network?

Google Plus – What to expect in new social network?

The service is initially available for a small group of individuals who were invited by the developers themselves, but in the future, these participants themselves will be able to invite your friends and invite them to share statuses, photos, videos, etc.
What a difference from Facebook will be in this project? After all, this is not enough to have a unique design to attract participants. Google (PLUS) prepared with a significant difference, which, they hope, will be sufficient to convince people to opt for a given social network.

This service is intended for use in small groups – colleagues, classmates, roommates, rather than to communicate with all users of the Internet, or with all the friends of their friends. This service also offers group text messaging and video chat.

“In real life we ​​have walls and windows, and we know exactly who is with us in one room, but in the online space, we share information with the whole world.” Said Bradley Horowitz, vice president of product management at Google.

So, what’s inside GooGle Plus?
Google (PLUS) is based on community features for Google, which allows users toexchange information with a certain group and more than anyone else. It is very easy to use and nice feature.
All decorated very simple and intuitive. Take the same circle of friends – you can take a person or group of people and move them between the circles.

Photo sharing works with drag-and-drop – just drag the files and they are alreadyloaded. There is an amazing mobile version (the program for the Android platform is already available in the store Android Market, a program for iPhone, iPod touch and the iPad will be released later), which will facilitate these actions even more.

Notifications integrated into the top panel, which allows to receive alerts and to stay connected even when you’re in Docs or use another service Google. This ubiquity is very convenient.

Key services Google thinks Themes (called Sparks) – the opportunity to share anycontent on the network with their social circle. It is obvious that everything will bebased on a button.

I hope this service will not suffer to consider projects such as Google Health andPowerMeter, or all of the infamous Google Wave.
It should be noted that changes in the design of Google, including the blacknavigation toolbar to search (so reminiscent of the theme Ambiance in Ubuntu), – all this is connected with preparation for the launch of a mass social service

The invitation can also try to get right now by clicking the link https://services.google.com/fb/forms/googleplus/. After starting the service, you will be notified by E-mail. Worth a look also at the Google + Help Forum.

 
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Windows 8 review

Windows 8 review

Now it’s known that Microsoft began developing Windows 8.
Experts have already been collected, plans are preparing, development was began in mid-summer 2009.

It’s already known that in:

  1. Windows 8 will be committed to writing a new core from scratch.
  2. Windows 8 will not have start menu, it will be replaced with a more convenient interactive control.
  3. Windows 8 will be widely used in voice control.
  4. Windows 8 on the interface will have no similarities with Windows 7 and Windows Vista.
  5. Windows 8 Internet access will be possible directly from the desktop.
  6. Windows 8 will be able to switch between systems immediately.
  7. Windows 8 will be very easy to manage folders (not the form of a tree), it is something akin to “switch between windows” in Vista and will also be very convenientvoice control.
  8. Windows 8 will not have start bottom panel, all opened windows will be free to movearound the desktop, or attached to any side of the screen.
Now the general information from different sources:
In the meantime, there are rumors of several possible code names for Windows 8: Midori, Mystic and Orient. Under the current schedule of releases client Windows, itwill be no earlier than May 2012.

The structure of eight. First quarter – Hypervisor
So, under Windows 8 should actually understand the hypervisor, which will load allthe other services. The hypervisor includes MinWin for each running application, as a result, each program will operate in a kind of container. From the perspective ofprogrammers are quite simple – the program will only refine so that they gave their findings hypervisor.

The structure of eight. Second quarter – Cluster
At the same time will guarantee the security code execution through the implementation of SIP (Software Isolated Processes). These software isolated processes based on Singularity project will be in Windows 8 are implemented as adistributed system. There are suggestions that the code for it in part borrowed from the project Xenix – a Unix-like operating system licensed by Microsoft from AT & T in late 1970.

The fact that now the deployment of servers with virtualization can significantly save money. In any large company is generally implemented a rule – one server, oneproblem. That is, accounting for one server, a backup data a second, under the postalservice – the third … The result is often idle CPUs, idle is disk space. On the other hand, some servers have a limit on CPU utilization as well as on disk space – accordingly required in the near future buy a more powerful model, or a significantupgrade of the old. But virtualization can reduce costs so that the results indicate any serious advertising in office now, just not at risk.

However, the results of the real implementation of saying that Microsoft Virtual Machine Manager 2008, included in the Hyper-V, you can have five dozen servers to keep at least ten (of course, fully clustered, when a software process can run on anycore of any processor in the cluster, and data stored on any hard drive). As a result,speed of deployment of new servers increases tenfold, increases fault tolerance, because the cluster is very easy to relocate or replace a failed server with new, totally different configuration. The downside (to date), there is still the only thing that worksadequately in this way only new programs that are aware that the processor can bemore than one core, and he borrowed the processors, we must give it to other software components, but not exclusively “eat” him.

This would solve also this great problem, as software compatibility with the OS and each other. Virtualization (technology StrongBox) will make it once and for all – the problem now is not in principle: run simultaneously on one machine at least 16-bitutility for Windows 3.11 next to the 64-bit for Windows XP Prof 64bit.

The structure of eight. Third quarter – Network
Program will not only still on what to consider core (CPU desktop PC, GPU graphics card desktop computer or a remote computing resources computer system). Even inWindows 7 introduces the concept of a universal virtual network driver to support all wired (Dialup, ADSL, etc.) and wireless (Wi-Fi, WWAN, WIMAX, etc.) technologies.Moreover, data can come together from different sources.

The structure of eight. Fourth quarter – Protection
Yes, very soon, the role of the operating system will be reduced to a shell function to run virtual machines with access to the network. This should greatly improve safety.However, it is not clear yet how to make sure that the right of access to informationcould expose the computer-user neprodvinuty. But in any case no one antivirus is not going to cancel. And what could say Windows itself into your defense?

Well, firstly, integrates transparently encrypt all data. Secondly, the promisedimplementation of SKU (Shelf Keeping Unit) – optional add the necessary supportfunctions such as touch panels, Windows Media Center and so on, which can includeas well as off. And third, Microsoft expressed its desire to create a complete model ofa secure platform, but in its way was the problem of supporting piles of standards thatcan be solved very slowly, primarily because they have no desire to hurt the futureperformance of the OS. As an example problem of creating a universal Firewall – Unified Firewall Platform. It turns out that this is a bunch of protocols and standards,which are like a herd must be made to move in one direction (a cancer of the swanand a pike nervously smoking in aside from envy) – Windows Firewall, Windows Firewall / Advanced Security, Firewall Policy Management, IPsec Policy Management, OneCare Firewall, Windows Filtering Platform, Server / Domain Isolation, IPv6 System, TCP / IP, technology transfer IPv6, such as «Toredo», IKE V2, AuthIP and a dozen more titles. But this is not a trivial task.

A huge number of services and services that have already migrated to the network, facilitates ADSL-access speeds of 2.5 Mbit / s at a price of 300 rubles / month. inmajor cities in Russia (although in the same suburb of the minimum price unlimitedconnection in any kind of 64-128 kbit / s would cost 700 rubles / month, and in provincial towns still 2 times more expensive, yet it is the prices that already besomehow included in the budget).

In conclusion we can say that development is about to begin. Plans and sketches are prepared. As stated some members of the first beta version of Microsoft will be released in one month from the Windows 7 SP1 that is in the middle of 2010. Timegoes forward, and while all are waiting for and working with Windows 7. And what will happen next…

 
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