Tuesday, 12 September 2017 04:37

A History Of Cloud Computing

In 1963, DARPA (the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency), presented MIT with $2 million for Project MAC. The funding included a requirement MIT develop technology allowing for a “computer to be used by two or more people, simultaneously.”  

LTE - Long Term Evolution (4G*) 

4G is based on the WiMAX or LTE (Long Term Evolution) systems and has a theoretical maximum speed of 100Mbps. Don’t get too excited because you won’t ever get that fast a connection.

Ever thought about the meaning of H+ in your mobile phone near Internet signal indicator? Let's learn the meaning G,E,2G,3G,H, and 4G symbols in the context of the mobile Internet technologies.

Tuesday, 15 August 2017 12:16

An Introduction To Cloud Computing

What is the cloud? Where is the cloud? Are we in the cloud now? These are all questions you've probably heard or even asked yourself. The term "cloud computing" is everywhere.

"The numbers have no way of speaking for themselves. We speak for them. We imbue them with meaning." —Statistician Nate Silver in the book The Signal and the Noise

Data are simply facts or figures — bits of information, but not information itself. When data are processed, interpreted, organized, structured or presented so as to make them meaningful or useful, they are called information. Information provides context for data.

Friday, 28 July 2017 09:38

Flat Design, A Short Look

Starting as a rebellion against the dominating skeuomorphic style, flat design has since come into its own and is not more than just the “option B” that it used to be.  

Thursday, 27 July 2017 04:46

Skeuomorphic Design, A History

In 2007, Forbes magazine announced the death of skeuomorphism. Apple (to be followed quickly by Google) had settled on a new form of design – flat design. 

Thursday, 13 July 2017 10:46

Design Trends 2017: Material Design Lite

Without a doubt, touches of Material Design are the must-have aesthetic of the year. Google’s Android-based design scheme may have started as a mobile device interface but has exploded in popularity and usage, regardless of device or platform. 

Think about the screen on your Apple Watch or Fitbit for a moment. The design is quite minimalist. Now, think about an app or website that connects to the thing you’re looking at on the screen. If that design weren’t equally minimal, it would feel off balance. 

In practice, UI designers and UX designers do the same thing. They are trying to make the product great. They make graphic design and think how people would use it at the same time. 

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