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Amazon Introduces AWS Cloudformation

February 25, 2011 |

Amazon web services LLC has announced AWS Cloudformation, a simple way for developers and businesses to create collections of related AWS resources and provision them in orderly and predictable way. Users can use AWS CloudFormation’s sample templates or create their own templates to describe the AWS resources required to run their application.

AWS CloudFormation takes care of ‘how’ the resources are provisioned. All you have to worry about is ‘what’ resources are required. Also with this the need to manually recreate an application’s stack for each deployment by developers will be comfortably avoided. According to the company, developers and businesses just have to focus on their applications with AWS at hand.

Customers can create CloudFormation templates and deploy the associated resource stacks via the AWS Management Console, CloudFormation command line tools or APIs. It can also be used across multiple AWS Availability Zones to configure a wide range of AWS resources including Amazon EC2 … Read More

Australia Tuning into Anubis.FM: Sonos streaming 2 Million Songs

February 24, 2011 |

Sonos, the leading developer of wireless multi- room music systems for home has announced Anubis.fm as the first on demand music service available on Sonos for the Australian customers. They can now tune into unlimited, on demand, computer free access to more than two million songs all over their homes.One can browse and play anything from Anubis.fm’s catalogue with no computer required. Anubis.fm on Sonos features high quality, full length track streaming from the music catalogues of Sony Music, Universal Music, EMI Music, Warner Music, and key independent labels. It is available as an option in the Sonos Controller Music Menu under More Music menu on any Sonos controller. Anubis.fm on Sonos is a part of the Music on Tap plan and costs AUD$12.99 per month. The good news is that they are offering a free 30-day free trial.

Besides these, Wolfgang’s Vault allows the listeners to tune into thousands of legendary concerts from the … Read More

Google releases two new versions of Chrome

February 18, 2011 |

Google has released two new versions of Chrome, version 10 for beta users and version 11 for developers. With the six week update schedule of Google these new releases come as milestones given the fact that the software has the auto- update mechanism that goes unnoticed.

However there are significant features coming up with the new beta. The top spot is occupied by the faster java script “Crankshaft” version. The story of Chrome 10is that there is hardware-accelerated video, which can increase the computing efficiency and save battery life, settings controls that move from a pop-up dialog box to a browser tab and password synchronization among the different installations of chrome.

As for the Chrome 11 Google isn’t talking much. But it looks like they are about to include an interesting feature called “chromting”, which lets a chrome browser remotely take over another machine over a network. Its not unlike LogMeln or other remote … Read More

Microsoft releases Internet Explorer 9 Release Candidate

February 13, 2011 |

With promise for higher standards and performance, the Release Candidate of Internet Explorer 9 is now available. Microsoft has announced the launch of IE9 RC at http://www.BeautyOfTheWeb.com in 40 languages. With over 17,000 feed backs and guidelines from more than 25 million beta testers,  IE9 RC comes with a faster script engine and better compiler optimizations.

The RC has an improved play over the beta with support for emerging Web standards like CSS3 2D Transforms, HTML5 Geolocation and HTML5 elements. The version has accessibility to the audio and video controls of HTML5 as well. The privacy improvements of IE are well-featured in IE9 RC. In addition to an opt-in Tracking Protection,a Tracking Protection List is also provided.

IE9 RC functions on Windows Vista and Windows 7 but does not support Windows XP models.Microsoft has assured that the final IE9 will be available soon; as for now users can download the 32-bit or 64-bit versions … Read More