воскресенье, 19 августа 2012 г.

The Release of Large Menu Icons

Menu-Icons.com announces the release of Large Menu Icons, a royalty-free library of stock menu images for application developers and web designers. The new set includes 398 icons drawn in matching style, color and gamut. The Large Menu Icons collection sells for $49.00.

About Large Menu Icons

Large Menu Icons is the perfect choice for busy application and Web site developers. This collection of stock icons with matching properties such as style and colors, can be used in various projects and scripts, as well as on portals, blogs, forums, and web sites. Large Menu Icons will make an application, blog or applet look modern and consistent throughout. All icons in the Large Menu Icons collection are royalty-free. The entire collection is immediately available and comes with an online preview.

What's Inside

The Large Menu Icons collection contains images representing all sides of the application work. Some of the icons in the set are: open, close, edit, validate, time, clock, error, OK, data, computer, archive, people, user, girl, man, admin, horse, car and more.

                      Large Menu Icons

Technically, the set includes icons in a number of formats, sizes, color resolutions, and image styles. Every icon from the library comes in sizes of 16x16, 24x24, 32x32, 48x48 and 64x64 pixels. Normal, disabled, and highlighted versions are included for every icon. 256-color and semi-transparent True Color icons are supplied. Large Menu Icons are delivered in Windows Icon (ICO), Bitmap (BMP), GIF and PNG formats for instant integration into any systems. The entire Large Menu Icons collection is available for only $49.00. Source images are also available in SVG and AI formats for an additional payment.

Menu-Icons.com also plans to release a number of new original icon sets including Lumina Menu Icons, Windows Menu Icons, New Menu Icons, Cool Menu Icons, Win8 menu Icons, Vista Menu Icons, Mac Menu Icons, Android Tab Icons, Linux Menu Icons, Nokia Menu Icons, iPhone Menu Icons, Mobile Menu Icons.

About the Company

Menu-Icons.com offers thousands of icons in the most difficult small resolutions. PDA and mobile developers and designers can enhance their software with smooth, perfectly rendered icons in the most convenient resolutions. Menu-Icons.com are available in all sizes common to desktop and mobile applications for mobile phones, communicators, and desktop applications. All icons offered by Menu Icons are royalty-free, ready-made and instantly available.

Why Designing a Mars Rover Like Curiosity Just Got a Lot Easier By Tim Maly

MSL Rover NX CAD model

You’ve all seen the artist renditions. This is what Curiosity looks like to an engineer.

A few minutes into our interview last Thursday, I ask Tim Nichols, managing director of Global Aerospace, Defenses and Marine Industries at Siemens, if he was nervous about the Curiosity’s fate on Sunday. “Of course I am,” he says with a laugh, “We all know about missions to Mars — they’re complex.” None moreso than Curiosity’s elaborate landing sequence, designed to get the SUV-sized robot down safely.

He needn’t have worried. Late Sunday night, the rover successfully set down on the Martian landscape, overseen by a tense room of Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) engineers and watched by so many people here on Earth that all of NASA’s websites crashed. Like the rest of us, Nichols was glued to his screen. Unlike the rest of us, Nichols gets to say he had a hand in it. His company’s software designed Curiosity.

Curiosity is much larger than her unexpectedly long-lived predecessors, Spirit and Opportunity. This meant that she couldn’t just land bundled inside airbags like the smaller rovers.

Instead, the mission executed a complex series of maneuvers to eject the robot from its capsule and lower it to the ground, via a rocket-powered sky crane in a sequence of events that NASA called the Seven Minutes of Terror.

Curiosity was designed by the JPL at the California Institute of Technology. When it came time to coordinate the enormous team of designers and engineers that built Curiosity, the capsule, and the sky crane, JPL turned to Siemens. They needed to design the robot (relatively) cheaply and they needed to design it fast — the launch window for missions to Mars comes once every two years. If you miss the deadline, there’s a long wait ahead.
MSL Capsule with Rover NX CAE thermal model

If you squint, you can see Curiosity and the sky crane folded up together in the capsule.

Luckily, Siemens had developed software suited to this sort of project. They call it Product Lifecycle Management (PLM).

One of the costliest parts of creating a new physical product is building and testing prototypes. With PLM’s robust suite of simulators and version tracking, you can avoid a lot of physical prototyping — saving both time and money, and speeding up the development process. In essence, PLM turns the physical engineering of a product into a process that looks more and more like designing code.

PLM runs on a laptop, connected to a central asset manager, called the Team Center. Engineers can check out parts of the project, work on their problems and assignments, and then check it back in to the main branch. This allows for a lot of concurrent design work. “In the past, engineering teams would be somewhat isolated by discipline,” says Nichols, “The overall leadership recognized that they needed to bring all the groups together.”

This is a far cry from past projects, which would be designed as a series of handoffs between teams. First the thermal profiles would be worked out, then the aerodynamics, on down the line. Propagating changes between teams could become a nightmare. PLM changed all of that, Nichols says, giving the team the ability to “compress the schedule and … do many more design iterations.”
MSL NX CAD Exploded view of seperation stages

With luck, this is the only exploded view of the Mars lander that we’ll ever see.

If this sounds a lot like software engineering, especially the open source variety, it’s because it is. There’s a version control system, the ability to check code in and out of the system, and a set of test suites that allow you check the performance of your part of the module in relation to the whole. By keeping the objects in software for as long as possible, you can treat them like software, with all of the speed and flexibility that this implies.

Nichols says their suite of tools has been used to design everything from golf clubs — “Golf clubs are pretty sophisticated, though they haven’t helped my game.” — to aircraft carriers. Looking ahead, he predicts an increasing incidence of distributed international teams of contributors working on a project.
“Global virtual collaboration and engineering is really the future,” he says. “We want to see more of that.”

But first, Curiosity had to make it to Mars. “We all have our fingers crossed,” he said on Thursday. You can uncross them now, Mr Nichols.

воскресенье, 27 мая 2012 г.

Small Online Icons - Make Your Online Page Shine!

Icons are playing a vital role in these technology worlds. There are number of icons are available through which web designers and graphic designers can do their task much efficiently. Icons are offering a great look to the personal desktop as well as provide great flexibility to the users. If you are looking to create your own website then it will be a better ideal to look for small online icons. Small online icons are come into very useful when you are looking to create a website. You can make your online pages shine with these fine icons. Now you can get a set of small online icons for only $49.95. You can also get small online icons in all standard sizes, styles, color depths and file formats. These icons are available in format like ICO, GIF, B MP and PNG formats. The color resolutions of these icons are available in 16x16, 20x20, 24x24, 32x32 and 48x48 pixels.


Creation of the simple, and functional web interface is the task puzzling for the novices as well as professionals. Task also becomes more complicated when the close DeadLine factors and design issues are been forced to background, and giving way to the functionality. Nevertheless, the functional, and unattractive application and site cannot be very popular as website demonstrating the healthy equilibrium of the features, user friendliness, style, ease of the navigation as well as visual appeal.

In case, you build the web based application with many features, which need user input or active navigation, the good icons might also come handy to show the users way to necessary menu items, site and features areas. And designing them on the own is a time consuming job that might take a lot of time you actually do not have. In case, it is a case also you are searching for the set of some stylish Internet related icons, then ensure you do not let Small Online Icons out of sight.

вторник, 22 мая 2012 г.

Android developer PWNS App Pirates with an Epic Prank – Time to Consider about It!

There are numbers of sophisticated technologies have been evolved by the software designers. If you want to select one of the best technologies, then you need to look for the Android developer’s technology. As per the market condition, it’s a cool decision for you because it can offer numbers advance technologies and features through which you can fulfill your requirements easily. The prime object of Android technology is protecting your phone from malware and spyware. Also, this sort of phone has considered as smart phone. If you want to get more information about the Android developer’s technology, then you need to move for the online media and type this sort of query in the search box. Subsequently, you can a list of Android developer’s technology. Now, you should wait for the right opportunity through which you can get this sort of technology easily without any mishaps. Let’s move for the online media!


The Symantec blog post generally breaks down hacktivist malware in detail. That describes how the Android. Walkinwat makes use of routine named “LicenseCheck”–the function generally used by the legitimate Android app for the license management in the conjunction with the Licensing Verification Library that is developed to help to prevent the piracy. The Symantec spokesperson explained, “Though it is not a first case of the digital vigilante justice to be used as the means to send the message against piracy, and it is first of the kind discovered in mobile landscape.” Apps–cost virtually nothing and, I agree that sucks to spend one dollar and find the app sucks, however it is just one dollar. Somebody, somewhere invested effort and time and a few degree of ingenuity and skill to design app, and that somebody deserves to be paid.

суббота, 19 мая 2012 г.

iPhone or Android: the Epic Battle

Androids vs. iPhones. The debate goes on and on. At the time the iPhone first hit the market, there was really no competition. The iPhone was playing in a class of its own. First Android devices were dismal: slow UI, lags here and there, and the overall "do-it-yourself" approach just didn't with consumers.

iphone icons

Today, the market has changed. With the latest iPhone being a superb device and a wonderful system, the latest Androids leave little to be desired. Today's Androids have responsive UI, offer most of the same apps in the Android Market, and abandoned the do-it-yourself, LEGO style approach. Today, picking one system over another is more of a personal preference. Let's try to discover what's good about going the Apple route, and what benefits the Android way can bring.

Hardware and Models

With Apple iPhone, you are always limited to just a few models. Or, rather, you're limited to only a single current model in several versions that, honestly, differ very little. There are a few older models available from the used market, but that's about it. "You can have any color as long as it's black".

Android devices, on the other hand, come in all sorts of shapes, models and colors. Different manufacturers use completely different hardware. Different screens, CPUs, memory. Very different reliability and usability. Getting an Android phone will require you to do a market research, while you can't really go wrong with any current iPhone. Are you a techie or a gadget guy? Look for an Android phone you like best. The rest will be served by Apple.


The latest generation of iPhones has a wonderful Retina display. These super high resolution displays will display your apps, icons and pictures so smooth it's hard to believe. Kudos to Apple: they built one of the best screens ever.

Androids ship with all sorts of screens. Some of the better ones can match iPhones in pixel density, but software integration is still lagging. Many applications are still using low-resolution icons and graphics designed to be displayed on lower-resolution screens. When selecting an Android phone, you will have to watch carefully to get a model with a good display. If you're not friends with numbers, icon dimensions, angles of view and technical specs, just leave the Androids alone.

Pre-Installed Software and Interface

An iPhone is an iPhone. They're all the same. One operating system, one user interface, the same set of pre-installed apps, exactly the same icons. You can customize it by shifting icons around and choosing a few icons on your own, but there's only so much you're allowed to do.

Androids come in all sorts of flavor. Different firmware and dozens of OS versions, builds and codenames. Different sets of icons for same apps. Completely different shells and launchers. Fully customizable: you can make Android phones look like whatever you want (and it's not all about custom icons) - but you must know what you're doing. With such a huge variety, some models are simply better as in simpler to use, more stable and working faster than others. If building your very own custom environment is fun for you, by all means buy the Android. If you like your phone working out of the box, get an iPhone and start using it right away.

Maintenance and Upgrades

iPhones don't have a slot to use an external memory card. You'll be stuck with the amount of memory you originally bought. If you outgrow your iPhone, you'll have to pay for another iPhone, bringing more money to Apple.

Most but not all Android phones come with a microSD slot, allowing you to put more memory when you need it. With microSD cards getting cheaper every year, you will be wealthier in the long run if you get an Android.

With iPhones, you can't even replace a battery. If your battery dies in some years (they all do; lithium batteries won't hold charge after 3-4 years), you'll be sending your iPhone to Apple for a "major repair" (more money to Apple), or be shopping for a new iPhone (even more dough to Apple).

While some Android phones use similarly fixed batteries, most phones are easy: just lift the cover and throw a new battery in. A new battery will cost a few dollars, allowing you to postpone the purchase of another phone some more years.


Android phones are cheaper to buy and more affordable to upgrade and maintain. They're more extensible and customizable. iPhones work great straight out of the box, and offer possibly the best usage experience ever. Which one to pick? The choice is yours.

среда, 2 мая 2012 г.

Accounting Development Icons – Avoiding the Critical Problem!

Accounting is the much essential part of every commercial sector because it is the base of any business. It is also a much complicate and time taking job to maintain. So, accounting development icons are the best option for the users to solve their accounting task easily. These icons collection is merging with the traditional accounting related icons and other service related icons. These icons have designed by the expert’s icons developers, so you can find numbers of well crafted icons design to download on the desktop. These icons are available in numbers of formats, style, sizes that required for various applications. So, you can get these accounting development icons in several sizes like the 16x16, 20x20, 24x24, 32x32, and 48x48 and many formats like the ICO, PNG, BMP and GIF. Due to easy accessibility, these icons are gaining much popularity among the users. Accounting development icons are making the accounting related task easier and smoother.

In case, you look from global perspective, and then you may find that Accounting development icons have dragged a lot of attentions. The icons are drawing more fame all over the world because of the effectiveness. The icons are been long considered as most significant part of online business. Make use of the Accounting development icons with website and application will bring in a much needed brand recognition fast for the organization. It is an exact reason why majority of online business owners always have tried to add some effective looking Accounting development icons for the websites so more clients are dragged in very less time.

There are a lot of professionals involved in making of the Accounting development icons for various clients web site or applications. The professionals appears being enough careful about the selection of the icons that can suit theme of business and at a same time will draw more of responses for concerned business all over the globe.