iOS Localisation

While most leading app stores will have policy/guidance terms and pointers to help developers navigate this extraordinary pool of opportunities, most developers miss one very vital building block in an app’s journey. No matter how intuitive, UI-easy, need-oriented and agile you conjure your app to be, it will stop just an inch short of reaching its desired segment if you miss iOS localisation.

Yes, iOS developers can release apps across any or many of the 150 countries there with a single click but what about making sure that these countries peel off the product well and are not stuck unzipping the language sleeve? What use is a great product if it lies unnoticed inside the carton? Most of the countries you are releasing the app towards may not have native English speakers, and here, your app would be pointless irrespective of how sturdy, fast and visually appealing it is.

If you indeed want the app to be user-friendly across the full spectrum of a store, first things first, you need to internationalise it adequately. That means your app should be designed with a reasonable level of international compatibility so that areas like date/time/number formats; text input; time zone differences; user interface, output processing, etc. are amenable for use in user’s native language, no matter what that is. The code should be approached with this angle throughout the development phase and not as an afterthought.

Once the code is shaped well for international tweaking, then you should leverage this ability for effective localisation as per a specific user base. That means taking help from translation companies to convert the app’s user interface and core parts into a language that applies to a given user or culture.

It is advisable to undertake the app’s testing for various settings and situations with the use of translation experts, tools and pseudo-localization. Keep in mind that this process is much more than merely exporting some text and giving the app just a shallow-repackaging for a new language. This process should be well under the hood and deeply handled. It can also be done before the app is fully ready so that additional iOS localisation and specific audio-imaging elements can be aligned as the app proceeds.

Expert translation companies can make it possible to do parallel localisation work and import that intermittently into the project and then test the app throughout every language and UI scenario.

If a developer or a software maker can spend a little, proactive attention in this direction and employ the right translation resources, the app can not only garner enviable app-store ranks but will also be an instant favourite among its intended audience.

Fero Iris

In the performance aspect, it is fitted with a MTK6737 Quad Core processor, clocked at 1.3 GHz. This is definitely a processor for a low-end smartphone but for the most part, it should be fast enough. 1GB of ram and 8GB on-board storage is what this device is shipping with, which is not that much of a surprise considering the price but you can further expand the storage using a 32GB microSD if you like that extra space on your phone. It is also a dual sim smartphone.

It has an 8MP rear camera and a 2MP front-facing camera that doubles as the Iris scanner. For selfie enthusiast, you might want to look elsewhere for that dream front facing camera but if you’re keen about high level security at an affordable price, then this is for you. Although, we haven’t really tested the Iris scanner to know how accurate it is in recognising your Iris.

2,500mAh is what you get here which may not me very appealing to heavy users but it still gets the job done. you might not want to stray far away from your charger though.

Check out the full specs of the Fero Iris below;

Network Connectivity:
WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Network: 2G 850/900/1800/1900 MHz, 3G 2100 MHz, LTE BAND 3/ BAND 7/ BAND 20/ BAND 40
Bluetooth: v4.0

Platform:
OS: Android OS, v6.0 (Marshmallow)
Chipset: MTK6737
CPU: 1.3 GHz, Quad Core

Body:
Dimension: 144*72*9 mm
Weight: 137 gms
SIM: Dual SIM (Micro-SIM, dual stand-by)
Build: Titanium based metallic back panel

Display:
Type: IPS capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size: 5 inch
Screen Resolution: 1280×720 HD

Camera:
Primary: 8 MP, LED flash
Secondary: 2 MP with IRIS Scanner
Multi touch: Yes

Memory:
Card Slot: microSD, up to 32 GB (dedicated slot)
Internal: 8 GB, 1 GB RAM

Sound:
Alert types: MIDI/MP3/AAC/WAV
Loudspeaker: Yes
3.5mm jack: Yes

Battery
Capacity: 2,500 mAh, Removable
Type: Li-Ion

How to Decrypt Files

Cryptowall 4.0 is the latest variant of the feared Cryptowall malware which has spread around the world attacking various computer systems where it basically prevents access to the information until a ransom is paid. The 3.0 version of the malware has caused at least $325 million of damage in the US alone.

The new 4.0 will actually alter the file names for the now encrypted data so that it becomes virtually impossible to tell what is affecting the program. Add to this that all system restore points are deleted and this new threat is now even more dangerous.

It is believed that Russian hackers are behind the Cryptowall because the malware does not affect computers that use a Russian language. In addition, the spam servers that generate the Cryptowall have been located within the Russian border.

So far, the countries that have been affected by the Cryptowall malware include the following countries;

China
France
Germany
India
Italy
Kuwait
Philippines
South Africa
Spain
United States

In essence, the program blocks access to the information stored on computers and servers by encrypting it in a manner that makes it very difficult, if not impossible to remove without the proper encryption key which only the hackers know. Until the ransom is paid to the hackers, the block will stay in place which may cripple the ability of businesses to do their jobs.

In most cases, the hackers select a particular business or corporation that may offer the promise of a great reward and then infect the computer systems. The Cryptowall is quite efficient at sealing up the information that is stored. Because it does not try to destroy, but instead encrypt the information it can slip past most antivirus or antimalware systems.

There are very few techniques that work against the Cryptowall 4.0 simply because of its sophistication to slip by most antivirus and antimalware programs and ability to encrypt information once inside.

About the only sure prevention method is for companies to continually back up their information and store in on the cloud or other platforms that remain hidden from the hackers. In this manner, instead of trying to retrieve the information from the affected computers, the computers themselves are instead wiped clean and then reloaded with the information that was stored in the backup systems. We recommend you to use Google Drive. It is a free service from Google that allows you to store your files online and access them anywhere on the world using the cloud. Google Drive allows you to use 15 gigabytes (15GB) of free storage space.

VISION-800 3D Glasses

Features

  • New interpersonal interaction: The VISION-800 glasses liberate users from the space constraints of computers, supporting being used in any posture users like, standing, sitting and lying down.
  • Real physically 3D (i.e. real 3D dual-screen): Compared the existing 3D TV and other display products, which getting a single screen, the new VISION-800 glasses directly display the image to users’ eyes through the two LCOS micro-monitor screen with more excellent 3D effect. This would be low-carbon and environmentally friendly. What’s more, the high-quality images hardly do harm to users’ eyes, more humanism.
  • The VISION-800 adopts a 0.5-inch light source, even smaller than a nail, which provides an 80-inch virtual screen through the optical system, better than the ordinary screen 1080P.
  • Based on the MTK6582 Quad Core ARM clocked at 1.3GHz, it comes with 1GB LPDDR2 RAM and 2GB eMMc storage memory.

Main Functions

  • A practical cloud terminal: The VISION-800 is easy to carry. With the built-in WIFI and external memory card, it supports for rich cloud applications.
  • Large-screen real 3D cinema: These goggles support 3D video storage and playback, and pictures real-time transmission.
  • Equipped with a wireless Bluetooth mouse, it supports playing online games.
  • For IPD adjustment, people with myopia need another lens fixed in the goggles.

The VISION-800 glasses would be your best choice for enjoying the video, audio, eBook, pictures and so on by connecting the Internet via WiFi. With the 80-inch 4:3 virtual display and 3D stereo sound, it would give an incredible private visual feast. In addition, it also supports TF card up to 32G. Thus, you can just download your favorite movie, music, video and more to you TF card and then play them on the 80-inch screen. I think this would be an amazing and interesting experience for anyone who likes enjoying life.

Using Agile Software Development

  • Higher RSI
    When dealing with multiple projects and do not apply agile methodologies, it is normal to wait for a process to complete before starting with the second. In order to deal with this type of operation of projects, it is necessary to look for how to finalize deliveries as soon as possible, which means an immense risk of cutting functionality or quality. The development with agile methodology reinforces the multiple deliveries which against the client is an operant indicator and in a certain way would represent a working capital. As such, the list of functionalities of the delivery agreement is reinforced and the average implies a focus on developing the functionality that is considered most vital for the project from the very beginning.
  • Agile development increases productivity
    The production of software that works around business needs implies entering multidisciplinary knowledge in simultaneous stages. The agile methodology serves to focus the attention of the parties by discipline in the space that is needed and immediately release the talent so that they can move between work zones. Applying a discrete task system against the people who execute them simplifies the distribution of information delivery and consequently the same sense of control capacity of the same employee which results in an inherent desire to process tasks as simply and quickly as possible.
  • Simplifies the management of process overload
    The teams that work on rules and regulations have to validate their work constantly which represents a double sense of work. Methodologies by iteration simplify the process of delivery versus validation, which also allows changes to be made as the scope of the project progresses.
  • Better productivity profile
    Agile teams are more productive than those that use traditional methods throughout the development cycle. If an agile system is not applied, a “hockey stick” development pattern is presented where most of the work happens in the first stages, and as the teams walk, adjustments are made on the previous work. The reality is that it almost never happens that team pieces end up working together in a coherent way.

Cyber Security and Networked World

Other people see this same world as being quite horrific, and bringing up huge issues in terms of privacy and security, and do not believe it will ever really happen.

The internet of things essentially refers to a process where pretty much every device that we use at home and at work, everything we wear, everything we use will in some way be connected to each other wirelessly.

This process allows manufacturers and governments to collect huge amounts of information about people in a way that has never been foreseen or planned for. This information is now being collectively referred to as big data, and there is a huge industry trying to work out how this information can be used, largely for the benefit of manufacturers and supposedly for the benefit of government planning in transport and urban development.

The reality is that all major manufacturers of virtually every product on the planet are now either putting sensors into their devices, or planning how to, in order to enable the internet of things to happen.

Whilst there are certainly technical difficulties to overcome, a whole range of what are being referred to as internet of things platforms are being developed, which will in the end enable a seamless integration of these devices.

People may doubt that this will happen, will happen quickly or at all. Sadly this is wishful thinking for a number of reasons.

The main reason is that the main beneficiary of the internet of things well in fact be a vast range of businesses and corporations who stand both to slash costs hugely and increase profits significantly at the same time.

That of itself will drive the Internet of things.

This to an extent is already happening in supermarkets, And is a really good example of how this process will work.

All products in supermarkets have a barcode, at the checkout this barcode is swiped against a screen and is added to the shoppers bill.

At the same time, the barcode feeds into the inventory system of the supermarket and sets in motion a process right back to the distribution center, and ultimately the production process itself.

In addition, supermarkets are now widely installing self-service checkout tills that means the individual customer has to swipe the products themselves, thus reducing the need for staff even more.

Whilst there are huge social and libertarian issues involved in all this, the issue of privacy and cyber security is huge, and is likely in many ways to get overlooked in the rush for profit and cost-cutting.

The amount of personal information being processed by all manufacturers of these devices and products is colossal, and all potentially at risk of being hacked or compromised in some type of data breach. This could lead to a massive erosion of trust in a number of systems currently used, and could lead to significant growth of identity fraud and theft for a whole range of individuals.

Customise Odoo ERP Software

Newer module development

While most modules are available online, they are common among the businesses and offer basic functionalities. So, businesses bagging assistance from ERP software providers can ask them to develop newer module from the scratch. Newer module development from scratch ensures that your ERP modules are custom-made for your specific business needs and workflows.

Adding up fields

Businesses can move to high-end personalisation of their ERP software with Odoo as adding up different fields, buttons or menus as drop-down is extremely easier with Odoo customisation. According to the nature of the business, adding the layout for fields is too simple.

Choose your reports presentation

Odoo offers the facility to enterprises to customise their business reports according to their convenience. Reports can be generated either in Word/Excel format or in PDFs, whichever the organisation deems suitable. Report customisation assures that companies have an easy way to generate reports on various processes or customer data in the form they want.

Moulding software requirements with workflows

One of the foremost steps of Odoo customisation is contemplating each of departmental processes and daily workflows before assigning a software developer for the ERP system. Irrespective of the size or scale of the business, entrepreneurs must make it sure that their ERP system empowers them in all aspects of the operation, including Warehouse management, Sales management, HR management, Project Management, Purchase and Manufacturing.

Integrate CRM for better customer satisfaction

With an integrated CRM system within the ERP software tailored to the clients or customer base, enterprises can well manage their leads and follow-ups to assure satisfaction of the customers. Thus, businesses only need to affirm it with their Odoo ERP development partner that their solution has tuned in a perfect customer relationship management system for managing their all customer related data.

Virus vs Malware

Most of the time we will say we have a virus in our computer and much like the ones we can get in our bodies, these viruses attack our computer’s hard disk space or central processing unit which makes it very hard to fix.

By definition a computer virus is a malicious software program that replicates itself by modifying other programs and inserting its own code. That is, it gets into your computer and then takes over your programs sometimes leaving them not functioning at all.

Those who release these viruses are using social engineering deceptions to exploit the vulnerabilities that systems have. Sometimes, even if you have a security system on your computer the virus can circumvent it and still infect it. Viruses cost billions of dollars a year in economic damage because the damage they cause is so great. They are targeted for profit or political messages or sabotage. Sometimes the people who create them are just in it for the fun of watching users suffer, and suffer they do.

On the other hand, malware is malicious software, things like ransomware, worms, Trojan horses and spyware. They, thankfully, don’t interfere with the hard disk space or take over control of your computer, although they are still annoying to have and to deal with.

There are many places that deal with removing malware from your computer and even programs you can download that will scan and get rid of them from your system. Now that we know more about these things, security systems have pre-programmed scans that take place at an allotted time to scan the computer and alert you to any problems before they get too big to handle. Using an anti virus program and your security you are in a good place to keep your computer running well. Sure at times it goes slow and sometimes you need professional help and luckily there are those who deal with computers on a daily basis and know what they are doing.

Malware Works

Malware comes in many forms. It can take the shape of spyware, keyloggers, worms or viruses, but they all do the same thing to a computer: they mess with the operating system and gain access to your information, which can lead to identity theft.

Malware started off as an experiment or a big joke but now can garner big money for those criminals who impose it on unsuspecting computer users. They can make money by the forced adware that we have to endure, they can steal our bank codes and passwords to gain access to our accounts and they can track our internet browsing history and spread email spam to everyone in our address book. There is malware everywhere, and we usually download it unintentionally with other programs that we really want on our computer. It piggy backs on with the good stuff and embeds itself into our operating system and there it stays inflicting its wrath until we figure out how to get rid of it.

So how do you get rid of malware? The best cure is preventing it from entering your computer in the first place. This means being ultra careful what files you download from the internet and reading all of the user information before hitting the download button. Another great way to prevent malware is by using a good security system and adding a service like Malwarebytes to your computer that will scan for these viruses each day which makes removal that more effective. Taking advantages of the updates that pop up from trusted sources is also a great way to defend against malware as they up the security and technology for the system itself.

It all else fails, take your computer to your trusted computer repair shop where they will have the know how to rid your computer of the pesky malware that is making your life and your computer miserable.