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                                    Windows 9 release date:

Microsoft communications chief Frank Shaw said the company wasn't ready to talk about how often Windows might come out when we spoke to him in January, but he agreed "you have certainly seen across a variety of our products a cadence that looks like that; Windows Phone is a good for example of that, our services are a good example of that".
We don't know if Windows 9 will be available as an upgrade from Windows 7 that you can buy as a standalone product or if you'll have to have Windows 8 to get the upgrade. But it may not be with us for a while yet – Windows business chief Tami Reller has talked about "multiple selling seasons" for Windows 8, meaning that we'll likely have several versions of it.
Some rumors have suggested late 2014 or early 2015 for a Windows 9 release, though the former seems wide of the mark. While claims and reports are all over the place, it seems like Windows 9 should drop before September 2015 at the latest.
In January 2014, well-known Microsoft blogger Paul Thurrott said he believes the company plans to release Windows 9 (codenamed Threshold) in April 2015, less than three years after Windows 8.
The thinking appears to be that the Windows 8 name is now too tarnished and that – in contrast to Reller's comments above – Microsoft wishes to clear things out by releasing Windows 9 instead.
ZDNet's Mary Jo Foley recently echoed these reports, citing sources pointing toward a spring 2015 release for Windows 9.
Most recently, prolific Microsoft leaker FaiKee released two separate documents that he or she claims to be Redmond's full roadmap for Windows 9 and other products. The first of which, released to the My Digital Life forums, pointed to text reading "Windows 9 Windows Preview Release @ 2015 02-03."
That appears to point toward a preview release of either February or March 2015. The second leak was caught by, and is a bit more vague in timing but less so in the actual text. That alleged official document detailed a preview release between Q2 and Q3 2015, so by September of next year at the latest.

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                                         The Digital Quran
The Digital Quran is the electronic version of the Qur'an, introduced as early as 1993.[1][2] There is a strict code of conduct for handling the written Qur'an, which limits its accessibility, especially in situations such as traveling or everyday reading on the move. The invention of the Digital Qu'ran addressed these limitations, in particular due to the on-screen text feature. While some limitations still apply,[1][3][4][5] the portability of the device meant that people could read and listen to the Qur'an in places and situations where it had previously been impossible to do so.
Early Digital Qur'an devices were capable of audio playback of recorded recitations of the Qur'an with synchronized on-screen Arabic text; it allowed basic navigation of the Qur'an with the ability for the user to select a specific surah (chapter) and ayah (verse). Translations of the Qur'an to other languages are also included, sometimes synchronized with the original Arabic recitations. These products were mass-produced in China at an affordable price; however this was achieved at the sacrifice of expenditure on research and development. As such the subsequent models were more variation than innovation. Color screens were introduced soon after the same feature was added to mobile phones, and new products support MP3/MP4 format.[6] Most modern mobile phones are also capable of functioning as a digital Qur'an.[1][7]

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Introducton to Adobe Photoshop:

What is Photoshop?
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Adobe Photoshop is hands down, the most popular program for creating and modifying images for the web.
This is true not only because Photoshop is available on a wide array of platforms ranging from Mac to Windows to UNIX, but because after four generations of development, Adobe Photoshop has the most intuitive user interface, the most complete set of tools, and the largest number of reference books around.
In fact, as Deke McClelland says in Photoshop 3 Bible, "Some estimates say that Photoshop sales exceed those of all of its competitors combined."
Photoshop is only one tool in a good designer's arsenal. Other popular tools include Paint Shop Pro, DeBabelizer, or LView Pro for Windows and GIF Converter or Graphics Converter for Macintosh. Fractal Design, Aldus and HSC also put out some excellent programs
Kenji Tachibana (a gifted freelance graphics artist) and I decided to focus on Photoshop primarily because Photoshop is the program that most web designers use.
However, since most programs these days use similar concepts, many of the things we talk about here will be directly relevant to any other graphics program on the market.

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A tablet computer capable of taking 3D images is set to be put into production by Google, according to reports.
The Wall Street Journal quoted sources close to the company as saying a run of 4,000 devices will be manufactured next month.
The tablet will have two rear-facing cameras and advanced imaging software - and will be shown off at the firm's forthcoming developers' conference.
Google has said it will not comment on "rumour and speculation".
But in March, Google showed off Project Tango, an effort to bring 3D technology to its handheld devices. A prototype smartphone had been given out to 200 developers to try out.
The technology makes use of infrared sensors to measure depth of surroundings.
While the ability to create 3D images with small devices is by no means a new technological feat, Google's strategy will be to harness the hardware to contribute to, among other things, its mapping effort.
For instance, the devices could be used to create quickly a 3D map of indoor environments.
Virtual reality race
According to the Wall Street Journal, the 3D tablet will be shown off at Google's annual developers' conference at the end of June.
As it did with the Google Glass eye wear product, it is expected the firm will allow a select number of developers and engineers to experiment with the technology before a consumer launch is planned.
Although still a relatively minor industry, the race to create the "killer app" for building and viewing virtual reality environments is building apace.
In March, Facebook swooped in on a $2bn (£1.2bn) deal for Oculus VR, a company making a virtual reality headset.
A mini-site for Project Tango has highlighted a few of the firm's plans in the area.
"Project Tango is an attempt to create a mobile device unlike like any other," the site explains.
"A mobile device that shares our sense of space and movement, that understands and perceives the world the same way we do."
In the past few years, devices able to view and create 3D images have made it to market, but suffered heavily from a lack of consumer interest, said Jack Kent, an analyst at I.H.S.
"If Google really pushes it, that might change the dynamics of the market," he told the BBC.

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