Android apps coming to an AMD-powered PC near you

A new partnership between virtual Android specialist BlueStacks and microchip maker AMD will see much of the Google Play store’s stock of apps made available to Windows users running AMD hardware, the company announced Thursday.

Users wishing to run Android apps on their AMD-powered Windows PCs — including those running Windows 8 — will be able to use the free BlueStacks App Player program to do just that. AMD’s AppZone store can also be used with BlueStacks’ Cloud Connect system, letting users sync Android apps from their phones or tablets to an AMD device.

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“By collaborating with BlueStacks, we are enabling software developers to more easily tap into the full capabilities of AMD’s products, and providing millions of consumers with great experiences as they can now run Android apps on AMD-powered devices,” Manju Hegde, corporate vice president of heterogeneous applications and developer solutions, said in a statement.

Android apps run through the AppZone will take advantage of AMD’s graphics acceleration technology — either in the form of a discrete graphics card or the company’s integrated accelerated processing units.

AMD is also working to convince OEMs to ship products with the AppZone pre-loaded, offering baked-in Android functionality to its devices.

BlueStacks first rolled out the App Player in 2011, and ported the functionality to OS X this July, giving Mac users the unusual option of running Android software on an Apple product. The company’s Cloud Connect sync application has been downloaded more than 100,000 times from the Play store, and the new integration with AMD could see that number increase substantially.

Apple apologizes for its mapping service on iOS 6

Apple CEO Tim Cook is “extremely sorry” to customers for inaccuracies in its new mapping software included in iOS 6, and has pointed users to competing services in an open letter to customers released Friday.

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With many users and news stories noting multiple inaccuracies in Apple Maps, Cook said Apple “fell short” on the company’s goal to make world-class products for customers.

“While we’re improving Maps, you can try alternatives by downloading map apps from the App Store like Bing, MapQuest and Waze, or use Google or Nokia maps by going to their websites andcreating an icon on your home screen to their web app,” Cook wrote in the letter.

Apple launched a new version of Maps last week, and the latest version was built from the “ground up,” to include new features such as turn-by-turn directions, voice integration, and vector-based maps, Cook said.

More than 100 million iOS devices use the new version of Maps, Cook wrote. “In just over a week, iOS users with the new Maps have already searched for nearly half a billion locations,” he said. “The more our customers use our Maps the better it will get and we greatly appreciate all of the feedback we have received from you.”

The Maps software has misplaced some landmarks, pointed some searchers to wrong addresses and has not included major infrastructure such as bridges.

Entry programs for 11 grade in TUES

This are our tasks https://docs.google.com/document/d/1R-0-lHrodNIOOn8rkd81szsqHrZ_k-hS557KhHeimTw/edit#

We need to accomplish all of them in less than 1 week time using any programming language we know. I prefered and used C, because I have learned it the whole past year.

At the following link you can see all the programs : https://github.com/powerworr/Entry_task_11_class

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