My client is an insurance company, asking for a static word press web site with 5 standard pages
ii) About us
(3) Mission & Vision
iii) Products: shown below
iv) Clients: Shown below
v) Contact us: Shown below
Category: IT & Programming > Website Design
Type and Budget: Fixed price (Less than $500) Escrow
Time Left: 14 d, 21 h (Ends Apr 26, 2013 05:34 am ET)
Start Date: Apr 11, 2013
Proposals: 71 (High $500, Low $66, Avg $282)
Client Info: 74 jobs posted, 24% awarded, $2,556 total purchased, Payment Method Verified
Client Location: , United Arab Emirates
Preferred Job Location: Anywhere
Desired Skills: HTML PHP WordPress
Job ID: 40160421
Apple says it has identified a fix for a bug that causes excess activity on Microsoft Exchange accounts after users accept an exception to a recurring calendar event, and will make it available in an upcoming software update. The bug is troublesome enough that some corporate IT departments have blocked their own devices from their Exchange servers,
Smartphones may be invading pockets and purses across the world, but AOptix may soon bring those mobile devices to some far-flung war zones. The Campbell, Calif.-based company announced earlier today that it (along with government-centric IT partner CACI) nabbed a $3 million research contract from the U.S. Department of Defense to bring its “Smart Mobile Identity” concept to fruition.
The company kept coy about what that actually means in its release, but Wired has the full story — the big goal is o create an accessory of sorts capable of attaching to a commercially-available smartphone that can capture high-quality biometric data— think a subject’s thumb prints, face/eye scans, and voice recordings.
At first glance, it really doesn’t sound like that tall an order — smartphones are substantially more powerful than they were just a few years ago, and that’s the sort of trend that isn’t going to be bucked anytime soon. That continual improvement in terms of horsepower certainly can’t hurt considering how much data the smartphone+sensor combo is going to have to continually collect and transmit, and the company confirmed to Wired that the end product will feature an “intuitive interface” that should ensure that any soldier who’s owned a modern phone should be able to pick it up very quickly.
AOptix hasn’t publicly committed to one mobile platform over another just yet, but building a sensor device to interface with an Android device seems to be likely option at this point. After all, the U.S. Department of Defense is no stranger to Google’s mobile OS — it gave Dell’s rather awful Streak 5 tablet the go-ahead for governmental use back in late 2011. More recent reports have shown that the DoD is has also responded favorably to the notion of iPhones being used around the Pentagon, but I suspect that acquiring a fleet of Android devices for use in the field wouldn’t be quite as expensive as buying iDevices en masse. Couple the cost-argument with the highly open nature of Android development (something that could come in handy when crafting the sort of software necessary to power this whole thing).
If the notion of the DoD moving to embrace consumer tech is a little surprising though, you may just have to get used to it. Deputy CIO Major General Robert Wheeler noted in an address at this year’s CTIA MobileCon that the Defense Department’s mobile strategy involves sourcing innovative, mass-market solutions to existing issues so expect to hear more of these sorts of deals in the months and years to come.
Originally posted here: AOptix Lands DoD Contract To Turn Smartphones Into Biometric Data-Gathering Tools
A tablet is the missing piece of Nokia’s mobile strategy. So far the company has only whispered about its plans, but more evidence of a Nokia tablet popped up at Pakistan Nokia event. For a brief moment, the stage’s screen showed a tablet, likely a 7-inch, alongside a Nokia 620 and a large desktop screen, possibly demonstrating a Surface Pro-ish device.
Nokia is striving for a complete mobile ecosystem centered around Windows. The company has successfully positioned its Lumia line as the premier Windows Phone line, and it’s completely possible that the brand could move into the tablet space as well. For the nostalgic, a Nokia tablet could be the 3390 to Windows Mobile world.
Right now Windows tablets are priced to compete. The Surface RT is the same price as the iPad and the Pro costs as much as an Ultrabook or MacBook Air. If Nokia could squeak out a budget Win8/RT tablet at a lower price point, it could help both Microsoft and Nokia.
The tablet shown at the Pakistan event looks like a smaller model — probably 7-, to 8-inches. At that size and perhaps with the help of a plastic casing, Nokia could preemptively sweep the small Windows tablet space much like the Kindle Fire did the mini tablet market.
As much as Windows tablets needs more compelling hardware, it needs compelling apps as well. And, hopefully like with other platforms, the two will grow simultaneously. Hopefully with more hardware partners jumping on board, more developers will see the opportunity and start coding for Windows 8/RT.
Nokia is gearing up for a big showing at MWC. The show is in two weeks and if a tablet is in the works for 2013, it will likely debut at largest mobile conference in the world
Original post: With MWC Nearing, More Evidence Of A Nokia Tablet Emerges
Google has updated its company jobs board with support for Google+ profiles, allowing users to see more relevant search results, star jobs they want to return to later on and receive curated email updates.
The changes, spotted by Google Plus Daily, hints at a larger push from Google into job listings and applications. We’ve already seen Google+ profiles inch into the company’s other mainstream products, such as Gmail and YouTube, so it’s not altogether surprising to see it used here in its company jobs board as well.
Users that look for an opening on the Google jobs board will be shown a new search results page that pushes Google+ profiles hard. If you’re already signed in with your Google+ profile, the page will show a blue bar along the top prompting you to connect the two. The same is true on the right-hand side of the page, where it lists some of the benefits of authorizing your account.
Depending on what you’ve written throughout your Google+ profile, you’ll be given a more tailored set of search results. As a blogger for The Next Web there weren’t that many changes in my search results, although I imagine that if you were a programmer or designer, the customized recommendations would be much more obvious.
Being able to star specific job openings is a nice touch, and one that will come naturally to anyone with a Gmail account. The link through to your Gmail account for email updates is also an obvious way for the firm to continue creating an internal ecosystem for its services and products.
Connections from Google+ are also shown on the right-hand side of the webpage, depending on what you’ve searched for. The idea is to remind users about who they can contact at Google should they wish to find out more about the listing. As a help page written by Google states though: “Keep in mind that this data is user-generated, so any person can list any employer, no matter whether or not they work for that employer — so use good judgement as to what information you share.”
Profiles that may be shown must have Google listed as their employer, have their privacy settings altered so anyone may see their employer, and also be in each other’s circles. That’s quite a specific set of parameters, although it does ensure that only Google employees are shown, and also that they’re not bombarded by complete strangers about a job opening.
The updated jobs board also has a share button next to every listing, allowing you to post it directly to Google+ without leaving the webpage. It’s what we’ve come to expect from Google, but by and large it works very well. More importantly though, when you click on a job posting there is an option to “Apply Now” using only your Google+ profile. It’s a feature found on LinkedIn, known as the “Apply with LinkedIn” button, and further hints at a wider job application role for Google+.
Of course, Google’s long term plans might just be to keep this entirely in-house. The firm’s new jobs board is an interesting development though, and adds some much-needed functionality to Google+ profile. Perhaps a competitor to job listing sites such as Indeed, Monster or Gumtree from Google isn’t such a far-fetched thought.
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