Posts Tagged ‘improvements’

Testing the MongoDB Global Write Lock Improvements

January 2nd, 2012 01:07 admin View Comments


rick446 writes “I took some time to benchmark the global write lock improvements in MongoDB 2.0. From the article: ‘MongoDB, as some of you may know, has a process-wide write lock… Per-database and per-collection locking is on the roadmap …, but it’s not here yet. What was announced in MongoDB version 2.0 was locking-with-yield. I was curious about the performance impact of the write lock and the improvement of lock-with-yield, so I decided to do a little benchmark, MongoDB 1.8 versus MongoDB 2.0.’”

Source: Testing the MongoDB Global Write Lock Improvements

Apple Releases iTunes 10.5.2; Includes Improvements For iTunes Match And Audio Distortion Bug Fix

December 12th, 2011 12:24 admin View Comments

iOS 5 Concepts: Notification Centre And UI Improvements, Dynamic Icons, Lion-Style Dashboard

August 28th, 2011 08:43 admin View Comments

iOS 5

Apple unveiled iOS 5 at WWDC 2011 Keynote, which includes more than 200 features for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch users such as revamped Notification system with Notification Center, iMessage, PC Free, Wi-Fi Sync Newsstand, Reminders, deep Twitter integration and lots more.

It is currently in beta and widely expected to be released at the end of September or early October.

But even before it is released, Jan-Michael Cart  - a junior majoring in Mass Media Arts at the University of Georgia who had created one of the first iOS 5 concept videos, has created a few more cool concept videos, which showcases features and enhancements that will make iOS 5 even better.

You can checkout the concept videos below and let us know what you think in the comments below:

Notification Centre Improvements:

UI Improvements:

Dynamic Icons:

Lion-Style Dashboard:

Source: iOS 5 Concepts: Notification Centre And UI Improvements, Dynamic Icons, Lion-Style Dashboard

PuTTY 0.61 Released

July 13th, 2011 07:29 admin View Comments

Open Source

drmacinyasha writes “Simon Tatham announced Tuesday the official release of PuTTY 0.61 after four years of development. It brings a number of bug fixes and improvements, such as GSSAPI SSH-2 authentication, significantly faster SSH key exchanges, and even support for Windows 7′s jump lists. Downloads are available from the project’s homepage.”

Source: PuTTY 0.61 Released

Facebook Announces Video Calling With Skype

July 6th, 2011 07:19 admin View Comments


An anonymous reader writes “As rumored and anticipated, Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg today announced video calling, powered by Skype. The company also revealed other chat improvements, including an option to see the friends you message most and group chat, and confirmed that it now has 750 million users.”

Source: Facebook Announces Video Calling With Skype

GRUB 1.99 Released With Support For ZFS and BtrFS

May 17th, 2011 05:13 admin View Comments

GNU is Not Unix

kthreadd writes “GNU GRUB has been updated to version 1.99. Among the many improvements are support for two new filesystems, BtrFS and ZFS. For Linux users this means that it’s now possible to move to BtrFS entirely and not use it only for non-bootable volumes.”

Source: GRUB 1.99 Released With Support For ZFS and BtrFS

FreeBSD 8.2 Released

February 24th, 2011 02:54 admin View Comments

Operating Systems

meta coder writes with word of the release of FreeBSD 8.2: “This is the third release from the 8-STABLE branch which improves on the functionality of FreeBSD 8.1 and introduces some new features. Some of the highlights includes improvements in Xen support and various bugfixes.”

Source: FreeBSD 8.2 Released

YouTube Revamp Imminent?

January 13th, 2010 01:49 admin View Comments

An anonymous reader writes “YouTube’s latest blog post indicated that some changes are on the way. Google has opened up a call to submit and vote on ideas. HTML 5 open video with Free formats has dominated the vote, maintaining over twice as many votes as the next-highest item almost since the vote opened up. You may vote here (Google login required). Perhaps we don’t even need to since their blog post comes suspiciously soon after their revised merger with On2. Could these improvements be a completely overhauled YouTube 2.0?”

Source: YouTube Revamp Imminent?

Opera Looks to the Future With Latest Browser Preview

December 22nd, 2009 12:20 admin View Comments

The alpha release of Opera 10.5 shows the company’s next browser will gain huge improvements in speed and support for HTML5 and the latest web graphics.

Source: Opera Looks to the Future With Latest Browser Preview

Mozilla Thunderbird 3 Released

December 8th, 2009 12:48 admin View Comments

supersloshy writes Today Mozilla released Thunderbird 3.
Many new features are available, including Tabs and enhanced search features, a message archive for emails you don’t want to delete but still want to keep, Firefox 3′s improved Add-ons Manager, Personas support, and many other improvements. Download here.”

Source: Mozilla Thunderbird 3 Released