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Branding Agencies and Facebook

Facebook has grown to over 500 million active users worldwide. Starting as a college community platform and growing to international stardom took only years. Facebook has become a personal, product and corporate branding hub. Every brand that exists on social networking platform has the same core features and benefits, such as the ability to create a page, share resources, add multimedia and create an online affiliate marketing community.Business owners have a unique opportunity to leverage this platform for business success.

It comes to a surprise that although we know the statistics of Facebook’s popularity and that most users spend an average of twelve minutes a day on the platform, that some businesses still don’t understand the value of this tool. Although it’s not made primarily to market your business it has the target market paying attention to it. Currently there are also thousands of Facebook applications that help promote businesses network, communicate and achieve more popularity online. People’s perspectives have changed in regards to advertising and most now prefer peer-to-peer recommendations as opposed to traditional promotion and advertising.

Facebook builds awareness

Gaining exposure on Facebook works in a snowball effect. Once the word gets out on the networking streamlines it reaches out like a spider’s web. As long as your content and updates are interesting and relevant it will give incentive to users to spread the word to their friends by publishing their commitment to your page/group/profile on their home page. Facebook advertising is affordable and targeted, it uses pay-per-click advertising so businesses only pay for every bit of awareness it achieves.

Distribute Information

Local (and international) business has an easy portal to post news and events for free. Getting the word out there about launches, events and updates is easiest done through social media. Note worthy and interesting news spreads like wild fire. It takes one bored worker to share the message to reach out to a target market.

Create Community

The main focus of social networking is to connect people, places and businesses. By having people connect to a business page they converse among each other and so doing being sales people in their own right as well as a free focus group. Businesses need to listen and actively take part in conversations and encourage fans to share content.

Offer Additional Customer Service

Receiving feedback and answering questions are done faster and more effectively through Facebook, not to mention cost-effectively also known as free. It gives clients another option to connect with the business. Handling with complaints gets done on a more personal level. You can also plug in a Facebook application using an affiliate software tool that allows you to be multifunctional.

Anchor Branding VancouverWhen executed in a strategic manner, Facebook can be one of the best, most effective marketing tools for your local business. In order to get that competitive edge on the marketplace, use Facebook to your advantage by communicating with your local community to boost your sales.

Lines Running Through Screen – iPhone Repair Service by Vancouver’s Top Cell Phone Repair Shop

fix blue or white lines running through iphone screen

Apple iPhone Lines Running Through Touch ScreenIn today’s range of cell phones with large touch screens, the screen is highly vulnerable to physical as well as electrical damage. Physical damage occurs due to pressure on the screen, weight on the screen, sudden impact like a blow, by dropping the screen or due to water ingress. The touch screen glass will exhibit cracks and the underlying LCD could show bleed or have lines running through the screen and this could affect the entire functioning of your phone. There is no need to despair, think of throwing away the phone or buying a new one. Welcome to Vancouver Cellphone Repairs, your trusted and reliable cell phone and iPhone repair center for residents of Vancouver, Burnaby and North Vancouver. For a non-touch screen type of cell phone damages to the screen or lines running through or across the screen are not that critical but in touch screen phones they make a difference.

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With a successful track record running since 2005, Vancouver Megatronic Cell Phone Services has built a reputation for honesty and transparency in dealing with customers. Thousands of satisfied clients in Vancouver, Burnaby and Richmond attest the the high standards, reliability as well as affordability of our services including iPhone Repair Vancouver. Evaluation is completely free. Simply walk into our center, wait in the comfortable reception area and soon you will receive an estimate. If you approve it, we carry out repairs or replacement within a day or two. Customers in a hurry can avail emergency service and have the screen and glass replaced or repaired while they wait. We have clients located far away sending their cellphones by mail for repairs. For mail repair services we have same day return of the phone. We understand and fully appreciate that most users cannot do without their cell phones and that they do not like to wait for a week (most companies make you wait for a week or so) for their cell phones to be repaired. We take prompt and fast action to repair and return your cell phone to you.

We handle regular cellular phones as well as touch screen devices from Apple, Motorola, Nokia, Blackberry, LG, Samsung, Haier, Huawei, HTC, Dell, HP and other famous brands with ease and competence. We use only genuine, OEM parts and offer clients a 30 days guarantee on parts as well as labor. Our expert diagnostic technicians will issue an estimate only when we are sure it is worth repairing the cell phone with lines running through the screen. If it is not repairable, your phone will be returned to you and if it is dead, we offer to recycle it for you and issue you a voucher for a fair value that you can redeem for accessories or cell phone repairs at Vancouver Cellphone Repair center.

Throughout Vancouver, Surrey and Coquitlam we have an unblemished track record and do the best we can to repair lines running through the screen especially iPhone screens at affordable rates and any other problems in your cell phones, even offering services like unlocking / flashing / debranding and upgrade to your phone’s software and firmware with the best package deal service charges. Once you become a client of Vancouver Cellphone Repairs, you will not want to go to any other cell phone shop. Get your iPhone fixed with Megatronic CellPhoneFixed.com now.

Fire Alarm and Safety Guide

The creation of Fire

The creation of fire is arguably one of mankind’s most important discoveries, and allowed early man to have a greater degree of control over their surroundings, giving them access to a source of heat and light with the added benefits of protection and the ability to cook food. Ultimately this discovery has had many applications throughout our society from powering steam engines to power plants to the first internal combustion engine, lighting streets and heating homes.

What a Fire Requires to Light?

The creation of fire itself requires the presence of the three elements stated in the “fire triangle”, which is itself a simplified explanation of these requirements, which are fuel, oxygen and heat. The fuel can be any material capable of oxidation, oxygen or another oxidising agent complete the raw materials needed for the process and heat is essentially a catalyst and by-product of the resultant reaction. If any one of these three elements are removed then the fire will go out.

This knowledge is especially important when it comes to fighting fires quickly and effectively because fires spread fast and their ability to do so should never be underestimated. Further heat will be generated providing there is oxygen and a fuel source nearby. This heat may then be able to start further fires nearby.

How to Make a Fire

The flame of a fire is a result of the exothermic reaction going on on the surface of the fuel source, which excites photons which are released and subsequently detected by our eyes. The flame itself has no mass but may contain particles of incompletely combusted material which are moved around by the convection currents of raidly rising heated air.

What Flame Colours Mean?

The color of the flame produced depends on the type material being burnt which in turn determines the level of energy being released and therefore level of excitation of the photons. The energy level of the photon causes it to produce different colors of the spectrum. The color of the flame also gives an indication of the temperature of the fire with lower energy levels producing colors toward the red end of the light spectrum while higher energy levels produce colors toward the blue end of the spectrum. The hottest flames are white. The color of the flame may also be affected by chemical elements within the flame such as barium which produces a green flame

Why LGPL and not GPL [9]? – About Licence

About license

This text is written to apply to OpenMHP library [1]. Further, OpenMHP library is defined to cover the classes required for MHP-compliant implementation and the description of the Adaptation Layer [2] used by those classes.

This text does not apply to any Adaptation Layer. Current work on Adaptation Layers is covered by separate descriptions and licenses.

Legal

This library is distributed under GNU Lesser General Public License (‘LGPL’), version 2.1.

LGPL is available in the OpenMHP distribution package, separately on OpenMHP project website [3], or from Free Software Foundation [4] [5].

For us to consider modifications to be incorporated into the version distributed by Axel Technologies, the author of the modifications must assign copyright of the modifications to Axel Technologies. This can be done by registering [6] on the OpenMHP website as a developer, then submitting modifications to Axel Technologies via email [7], via the developer forum [8] (posting to which is restricted to registered developers), or via other means available (including traditional mail).

Why LGPL and not GPL [9]?

OpenMHP is a Free implementation of MHP classes. As proprietary implemetations exist and are available for fee, developers of free software do not gain anything by not allowing use of OpenMHP in a proprietary software project. Rather, adaptation by vendors of eg. proprietary Set Top Boxes would have positive effects:
1) added resources in development, testing and documenting
2) high compatibility between Free and propriatery platforms

High compatibility would ensure that an MHP application would behave the same way on both proprietary and Free platforms. As proprietary platforms are widely available, vendors of proprietary platforms are likely to consider MHP applications that run well on their platforms as “compliant”, so any problems – even workarounds for bugs in proprietary MHP implementations – would have to be worked around by the developers of Free MHP implementation.

Also, developers of Free implementation are less likely to have resources to manage compliance certification, while adaptation of OpenMHP in proprietary platform would likely result in the vendor of that platform certifying a specific version of OpenMHP for MHP compliance. This would greatly benefit the developers of Free MHP platforms.

Thus, we believe allowing linking to non-Free software OpenMHP becomes more attractive to vendors of proprietary platforms who are then more likely to devote resources into improving OpenMHP, where not allowing that wouldn’t gain any new benefits.

Other reasons include that, at least in the beginning, there are likely to be requirements in linking to non-GPL components. While java.* and javax.* classes are definitely allowed to link to by GPL (section 3 [10]), some other components used might not fall to within the “system libraries” clause. Moving from LGPL to GPL might be considered when all such dependencies have been resolved by writing required java classes within the project, or if good components compatible with GPL are found. Still, even in such case linking via Adaptation Layer Interface should be allowed as a right additional to those conveyed by GPL.

Note that distribution of OpenMHP library must not include external dependencies, which have to be distributed in accordance to their respective licenses.

Goals

The primary goal of OpenMHP project is to produce an MHP compliant implementation of classes required by MHP specification.

To succeed in this goal, suitable Adaptation Layer must also be developed for interacting with the operating system. Adaptation Layers, by their very nature, are dependant on facilities provided by the platform, and thus separate Adaptation Layers for different platforms may need to be written, or specific Adaptation Layer to be adapted to another platform.

For this end, first Adaptation Layer already partially developed by Axel Technologies is also released. Note that this is software separate from the OpenMHP library, governed by separate license (which, in this case just happens to be LGPL as well), used by OpenMHP library via Adaptation Layer Interface to provide suitable insulation between the two. At this early stage, Adaptation Layer Interface hasn’t been well defined and code will be moved between OpenMHP library and Adaptation Layer as the interface specification goes further.

Later on, it is likely that other Adaptation Layers are developed, or the existing Adaptation Layer adapted onto different platforms. Also, dependencies on non-Free components should be removed from the Adaptation Layer, replaced by Free components or new code to implement the functionality currently provided by external components.

Development of solid Adaptation Layer Interface is required for easy porting onto different platforms, and is thus be considered a task of high priority. While changes in the interface are likely to happen in the future, it’d be best if such changes would be few and minimal, but at this stage the interface must be considered work in progress.

References:
[1] http://www.openmhp.org/
[2] http://www.openmhp.org/
[3] http://www.openmhp.org/licenses/lgpl.txt
[4] http://www.fsf.org/
[5] http://www.fsf.org/licenses/lgpl.txt
[6] http://www.openmhp.org/forum/profile.php?mode=register
[7]
[8] http://www.openmhp.org/forum/
[9] http://www.fsf.org/licenses/gpl.txt
[10] Quote from GNU GPL Section 3: “However, as a special exception, the source code distributed need not include anything that is normally distributed (in either source or binary form) with the major components (compiler, kernel, and so on) of the operating system on which the executable runs, unless that component itself accompanies the executable.”

About Axel Technologies

Axel Technologies Oy is a high technology company focusing on embedded systems, DVB-technologies (Digital Video Broadcasting) and data-casting (IPDC) solutions. Axel is a close partner for several major companies in field of electronics- and media industries.

Axel Technologies’ main products are Salmonstream Engine and Salmonstream Datacast system. Axel Technologies has developed Salmonstream Portfolio for equipment manufacturers and operators for easy and flexible implementation of basic set-top-box functionalities and on the other hand to make possible various datacast services.

Axel’s years of experience in DVB-projects and it’s technological expertise offer our partners and clients a unique advantage in competition.

http://www.axel.fi

Contributing to the project

What to do?

You can participate to the OpenMHP project in many different levels. You can download the binaries and then give us feedback about the bugs, features and such things. Or you can download the source code and make the bug fixes yourself. If you like, you can then send the fixes to the project maintainer, who will then review your code. If your code is acceptable, it will be then added to the next release of the OpenMHP.

There are hundreds of functionalities that are not yet implemented in the OpenMHP code. Some of the functionalities are listed, some are not. You can choose your favourite topic and start to implement it. It is a good idea to ask from the OpenMHP forum, if someone is already implementing the same thing. If you are the first one to implement a certain functionality, your solution is working and is planned nicely, it will be added to the next release of the OpenMHP.

The software architecture is also open for discussion. If you think you have a good idea for the architecture, send your solutions to a project maintainer or to the forum. Your ideas will then get reviewed by professionals, and will get seriously concerned when the future changes to the system designs are discussed.

How to submit code to the OpenMHP project?

You can send your code submissions to 

Copyrights

The modifications to be incorporated into the version distributed by the OpenMHP project, the author of the modifications must assign copyrights of the modifications to the OpenMHP project.

Research results published

OpenMHP emulator and code library was successfully used in DigiTVtoPrint research project:

“Print Support for MHP” (Master Thesis by Timo Laitinen)

Brief summary of the project can be viewed here:
http://www.media.hut.fi/julkaisut/diplomityot/3119.html?language=en
Download master thesis (in english):
http://www.media.hut.fi/~julkaisut/diplomityot/DI_T_Laitinen_2005.pdf

“The Convergence of Digital Television and Printed Product with Home Media Center” (Master thesis by Jussi Turunen)

Brief summary of the project can be viewed here:
http://www.media.hut.fi/julkaisut/diplomityot/3113.html?language=en
Download master thesis (in Finnish):
http://www.media.hut.fi/~julkaisut/diplomityot/DI_J_Turunen_2005.pdf

More detailed description how OpenMHP was used in each thesis can be red by downloading previous files.

Research was part of the DigiTVtoPrint research project coordinated by VTT and Helsinki University of Technology:
http://www.vtt.fi/tte/colourmanagement/index.html

OpenMHP article in respected magazine

Tekes – the national technology agency of Finland – has released annual Views on Finnish Technology magazine which presents innovations and projects from all technology areas. OpenMHP.org project is well noticed in the magazine.

Tekes is the main public funding organisation for research and development in Finland.

More information:
http://www.tekes.fi/eng/news/uutis_tiedot.asp?id=3914&paluu=default.asp
(order magazine free of charge here)
http://www.tekes.fi/eng/publications/julkaisuluettelo.asp

OpenMHP project gets funding

ArviD, the Digital-TV cluster programme launched by Ministry of Transport and Communications Finland is financing the documentation of the OpenMHP project.

With the help of the funding OpenMHP project will release OpenMHP User Guide in October 2004. Documentation is free of charge and can be downloaded via www.openmhp.org website. At the same time couple of tutorial MHP applications are to be published via website.
More information: https://twitter.com/arvid

VTT and HUT are partnering with OpenMHP project

VTT and HUT are partnering with OpenMHP project
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland and HUT (Helsinki University of Technology) Laboratory of Media Technology will use OpenMHP as a research platform in DigiTVToPrint research project. The aim of the research project is to research printing possibilities via MHP platform.

More information:
www.media.hut.fi
www.vtt.fi/indexe.htm
http://www.vtt.fi/tte/colourmanagement/projects/digitv2print/dttp_fin.html (in finnish only)
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