Mobile Test Automation Tools: Open Source or Proprietary?

eCommerce, and business conducted over the Internet in general, has to keep abreast of an entire web ecosystem of access devices and software. From desktop/laptop computers to smartphones and browsers to apps to hybrids, the increasingly diverse array of gear and the code it runs …

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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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Pros and Cons of Responsive Web Design

Did you know that over half of all web pages views come from mobile devices? Crazy, right? This mobile revolution has created the need for a new kind of website. A website that “responds” to the device you are viewing the site from. This is …

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IEC 61850 Interoperability Challenges

The IEC 61850 standard began with the development of the EPRI Utility Communications Architecture (UCA), a 6-volume report completed in 1991. Those volumes spelled out the need for communication standards and a UCA protocol that used as its basis the Manufacturing Message Specification (MMS), an …

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Why Should You License the OpenADR Test Harness Now?

It’s easy to think of the OpenADR Pre-Certification Test Harness as something useful at the late stages of development – prior to certification. And that is very true. The OpenADR Test Harness easily pays for itself in reduced time and costs of certifications. Those who …

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MultiSpeak Interoperability and Testing Certification

MultiSpeak was originally developed by a small group of vendors whose customers were US electric cooperatives, and it is an initiative of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA). Often, electric cooperatives do not have the IT staff or resources to integrate and build system …

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Fax Transmission Power — More Is Not Always Better

There is an article of faith among analog electronics engineers that, if you have to send a signal through difficult conditions, pumping up the power is a good, time-honored approach to doing so. But what about distortion? Somewhere power boosts have to encounter diminishing returns …

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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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