Application software

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(GNU Image Manipulation Program (GIMP), version 2.8, a freely distributed application) In the computing, an application is a program (or software package) directly used by the user to perform a task, or a set of elementary tasks of the same … Read More

Areas of application of social networking services

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Internal versus external networks Internal professional social networks (IPSN) are those born in the organization (business, government, NGOs, etc.) to which is attached the employee. Freelancers and other professionals have naturally more limited such possibilities. The IPSN is created in … Read More

Kelly gambling

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Kelly gambling is an application of information theory to gambling and (with some ethical and legal reservations) investing. An important but simple relation exists between the amount of side information a gambler obtains and the expected exponential growth of his … Read More

Astronomy live with Microsoft: WorldWide Telescope

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Microsoft researchers has been developing an interesting astronomy application, now as a public beta, allowing you to see pictures from several observatories. The service is free of charge and uses high-resolution images from the world’s best land- and space-based telescopes. … Read More