Technical Review: ISO 32000-2 (PDF 2.0)

Part 2 of our deep dive into key updates to the PDF standard – ISO 32000-2. Miss Part 1? Read about the Latest in PDF Testing.
Overview of ISO 32000-2 (PDF 2.0)
ISO 32000-2 (PDF 2.0) is now an official ISO standard. This new version  …

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The Latest in PDF 2.0 Test

PDF 2.0 is here! What do you need to change for PDF 2.0 test? What PDF 2.0 test suites are available?
PDF is ubiquitous on desktop and mobile platforms alike. The format, created by Adobe Systems, is the standard of choice for exchanging rich documents …

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A Peek into 3D Printing

3D printing has exploded recently with introductions of many sub-$1000 3D printers targeting homes and schools. 3D printing has migrated from relatively high-cost machines that were geared towards manufacturing prototyping to very low-cost desktop printers that print virtually anything one can imagine – plastic toys, …

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Rise of the Mobile Platforms – Mobile Printing

With the popularity of mobile phones that allow immersive Internet-connected experiences, as well as the ability to view, edit, manage and print rich content, virtually every printer manufacturer now supports printing from mobile devices. The desktop-centric presentation of a custom printer driver has been replaced …

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PDF Standardization

The ISO PDF Standard is currently being updated to version 2 (ISO 32000-2). It’s hard to believe that PDF was first introduced by Adobe Systems back in 1993, and in 2007 became the official ISO standard 32000 specification. This new version of the PDF standard …

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Microsoft to Launch Windows 10 and Office 2016

Microsoft will release the next version of the Windows operating system franchise later this year – it’s expected in the third quarter. With Windows 8 still seeing a very small adoption rate compared to Windows 7, the next version of the Windows platform aims to …

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Is Your Printer PDF Battle Ready?

PDF is the most popular document format today for both printing and document exchange. PDF generation, editing and printing capabilities have moved away from those sold for older platforms to what is now a bundled feature supported widely by PCs, phones, tablets and the like. …

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How’s the Quality of Your Software QA Program?

In the conversation about quality, one aspect that is too often overlooked is the quality of the quality effort itself. How does QA know that it is doing a good job of managing its own efforts?
Assessment of software quality commonly relies on quality assurance …

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Lay It Out with Visio 2013

Microsoft Visio 2013 lets you organize and lay out complex data with professional designs in just a few clicks. You can create polished, well-organized diagrams of most types of informational set, including floor plans, business processes, flowcharts, and networks.
Visio 2013 is available only as …

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Windows 8 and Internet Explorer 10

 
With Windows 8, Internet Explorer (IE) 10 can be used in two ways. A Windows 8 App version of IE 10, meant for viewing on mobile device, is streamlined and allows for touch screen swiping. IE10 is also available in the classic Desktop version, …

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What’s New in Microsoft Publisher 2013? Not Much.

It’s fairly obvious that Microsoft didn’t put a lot of effort into the 2013 update for Publisher. As with other Office 2013 Suite products, the interface is cleaner with more white and less clutter, and some nice, though minor, features have been added:

The simplified …

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Adobe Photoshop CS6: Power, Creativity and Speed

Adobe® Photoshop® CS6 now has more powerful image editing power, new creative options, and better performance. An new interface accesses enhanced design tools, such as Content-Aware Patch, Blur Gallery, and a more precise Crop tool.
As with other members of the CS6 family, Photoshop CS6 …

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