Crovitz: A New Challenge for Web Freedom - WSJ.com:
The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, known by the acronym Icann, is accepting applications for an infinite number of new Web addresses, known as top-level domain names. In addition to the existing two dozen suffixes, such as .com, .org and .net, Icann will let people apply, for a fee of $185,000, to create whatever suffixes they like, which will be reviewed and go live next year. Expect .hitachi and .paris, for example. Icann is also adding local-language Web names in non-Latin characters such as Chinese and Cyrillic.
Tonight at 6:30 PM PST, Microsoft CEO, Steve Ballmer, will deliver the 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) Microsoft keynote address, and you are all invited to join us for it. That’s right! Even if you are unable to be at CES in person, you will be able to watch Steve Ballmer’s Microsoft 2012 CES keynote speech live from your computer or anywhere you have internet access and here is how: Option #1: You can view the Steve Ballmer Microsoft 2012 CES keynote live online through the Microsoft News Center starting at 6:30 PM PST Option #2:
You can view the Steve Ballmer Microsoft 2012 CES keynote live online here on Facebook starting at 6:30 PM PST In addition, here are some additional resources for you to utilize for the 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES): 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) website Microsoft at CES Newsroom Microsoft Consumer Products Newsroom Microsoft on Facebook Follow the CES 2012 hashtag on Twitter There will be plenty more coming...(Read whole news on source site)
A UniformGrid will contain child elements in the order in which they appear in the XAML file where the UniformGrid is defined. They will be placed into the first row of the UniformGrid (left to right) until the row fills up and then being filling the second row. Child elements will normally appear starting in the first column [...]
Asp.net 2.0 introduced nullable types that allow you to determine whether a variable has been assigned a value or not and not cause an exception if the variable is null. A nullable type simply allows a variable to be null in addition to its normal range of values.
source: Canadian Mobile Developers' Blog When you look at successful mobile apps and games, there are a few common traits that you will notice in them. They all achieve a certain set of goals that may be subtle or completely obvious (or both!). If you harness the power of motivation for your app user, you have created an experience for your app that will make that user use your app more often than others, make them champions for your app to their friends and family, and generate word of mouth that will increase the popularity of your app
in ways that traditional marketing simply can't do. At the heart of things, mobile applications are simple. They solve problems that may be simple or complex, but the way apps solve problems is by making it simple for the user to get done what they need to do quickly. Really, that's the crux of it and it's a bit of a corollary to traditional (i.e.: desktop/web) apps: A user does not want to use your app. A user wants to have used your app. The quicker a user can use your app and achieve the results he/she...(Read whole news on source site)