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Evince 3.18.1 updated with numerous bug fixes

Evince, the default document viewer for the GNOME desktop environment, has been updated to include updated translations and several bugfixes.

Evince can handle a number of document types, including PDF, DjVu, TIFF and XPS and has been included as part of GNOME since 2005.

An open-source project, the latest update includes the following fixes and updates:

•    Performance regression found with GTK+ builds
•    Crashes that occurred when opening PDF documents containing screen annotations that didn’t have actions
•    When adding new annotations, right clicks are now ignored
•    Bookmark titles are now correctly rendered when containing special characters
•    Recent View mode now displays error messages
•    Multiple documents are now handled correctly when added from the command line
•    Crashes that occurred when rendering and thumbnailing operations were in use

In addition to fixes, languages included in the translation updates include:
•    Shantha kumar (ta)
•    Khaled Hosny (ar)
•    Jiro Matsuzawa (ja)
•    Inaki Larranaga Murgoitio (eu)
•    Gheyret Kenji (ug)

This latest update follows hot on the heels of the Bodhi Linux 3.10 “App Pack”, of which Evince is one of the default apps included, alongside Chromium, Filezilla and Geany Text Editor


IP Expo

Technology Trade Shows Coming Up in October 2015

IP Expo

October 7-8, 2015

ExCel London

This year’s IP Expo in Europe is due to take place in London on 7-8 October and presents 6 events under one roof;
•    Cloud & Infrastructure Europe
•    Cyber Security Europe
•    Data Centre Europe
•    Data Analytics Europe
•    DevOps Europe
•    Unified Communications Europe

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SITS 2015

Technology Trade Shows Coming Up in June 2015

The IT Service Management Show (SITS)

June 3-4

Olympia, London
9:30-5 (last admission 4pm both days)

Over 4000 professionals will be in residence at SITS 2015, the UK’s trade only leading exhibition and conference for ITSM professionals, including Accenture, Dell Software, HP, LabTech and ZenDesk amongst many others.

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Technology Trade Shows Coming Up in March 2015

Mobile World Congress 2015

March 2-5

Fira Gran Via, Barcelona, Spain

7:30-22:00 (different halls have different opening times, see times page for further details)

Mobile World Congress 2015 is the show to attend for the most-up-date information in the industry! Spread across 8 pavilions and zones, each focused on a different aspect of mobility in the world today, the information and networking opportunities presented are invaluable.

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Iceni Christmas Card

Merry Christmas from the team at Iceni

Merry Christmas to all, from the team at Iceni!

 

 

 


Software Patents

The subject of Software Patents has always attracted much debate, with the nature of this minefield and the absence of legal definitions for patents for software causing differing limits to be set by various jurisdictions around the world.  The European Patent Office talks of the ambiguity of the term software, as it could refer to several aspects including program listing or binary code, and “computer programs as such” are not eligible for patents, although many large organisations continue to lobby for changes in the law.

 

Historically the month of April has seen some activity in this area, in April 2005 the Indian Parliament rejected a clause to allow for the inclusion of software patents in The Indian Patent Act, and in the same month steps were taken in Japan to establish the Intellectual Property High Court of Japan, where software related inventions have patent eligibility. In April last year the first reading by Germany’s Parliament of a joint motion took place against the increasing numbers of patents being granted on software programs, in line with the “secure competition and innovation in the software development” resolution which relates to software protection by copyright as opposed to the granting of patent protection.

 

In the USA in the last month the US Supreme Court have been addressing issues over software patents, including patent eligibility, patents that are vaguely defined and the associated issue of “patent trolls”.  Narrow rulings are anticipated by many as opposed to significant changes to existing law.


Tradeshow recap – Internet Retailing Expo, Birmingham

As expected, over 5,000 visitors attended the Internet Retailing Expo this week, held at Birmingham’s NEC with the 2 day event playing host to over 200 exhibitors, focusing on the latest in retail and supply multichannel products and system solutions.

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Tradeshow Recap: The eShow Barcelona

 

The eShow Barcelona took place this week at the Fira de Barcelona Exhibition Centre, attracting over 13,000 visitors to the 2 day event.  With everything e-commerce under one roof, over 120 exhibitors were at hand covering every online aspect from hosting and cloud computing to digital advertising and signage, affiliation opportunities and drop-shipping.

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Infix PDF Editor v6 Available to Download

 

British software company Iceni has launched a new version of its acclaimed PDF editing application, Infix.

 

PDF is a popular format for the distribution of documents via email and over the internet. However, PDFs are not editable in most free applications. Users must download PDF editing software to make changes, and this software must be paid for. Infix is one of the most affordable options for PDF editing on the market today.

 

The Infix PDF Editor application has been reviewed and ranked 4.6 out of 5 on independent download site Download.com. It is available for Mac and PC, priced from free to £99 per licence.

 

The new version 6 includes a number of new features for advanced PDF file editing:

 

Advanced optical character recognition (OCR)
Infix PDF Editor scans a paper document and turns it into an editable and searchable PDF file. Users can scan in a PDF, correct or edit the text, then re-save and distribute as normal.

 

Thumbnail view for document overview
Users can see thumbnail versions of the pages in their document in Infix PDF Editor. Using this overview, pages can easily be moved and deleted.

 

Support for interactive forms and paper forms
Infix PDF Editor has always supported the scanning and filling in of paper forms. Its features have been upgraded to also support interactive forms (forms that display interactive elements on-screen).

 

Key Facts

●    Infix 6 can be downloaded for PC and Mac.
●    Infix Pro: $159 (£99, €129)
●    Infix Std: $99 (£59, €79)
●    Infix Pay and Save: $30 (£20, €25)

 

Iceni Director Simon Crowfoot commented:
“Infix PDF Editor is the market leader in PDF editing software, and with the new version 6, the software has advanced yet again. We are confident that Infix is the most capable and affordable PDF editing product on the market in 2013.”

 

About Iceni Technology
Iceni Technology is an established software development company based in Norwich in the UK. Director Simon Crowfoot founded the company in 1997. Infix PDF Editor is its flagship product. The company also developed Infix Server, Argus and Adstract. Enquiries can be directed to sales@iceni.com.


PDF Tribute Materializes in Reaction to Aaron Swartz Suicide

Aaron Swartz was a 26-year old genius that developed the first RSS agent and was a co-founder the popular social media site Reddit.  Aaron should have been set for the rest of his life, but his passion to make private things public eventually led to him apparently hanging himself in his Brooklyn apartment on January 12th of this year.

 

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