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Submission + - PHPDocX 3.1: more text and image insertion features in Word documents generated

Laura2mdc writes: "PHPDocX’s development team just announced in their blog the release of version 3.1 of this PHP library for automated generation of reports in .docx format online from a web server. This latest release’s changes are aimed to expand the image and text insertion possibilities in Word documents generated with the library. PHPDocX already allowed programmers to generate Word documents from scratch importing data from sources such as databases, customize them with header, footers and export resulting docs into PDF, HTML and other formats. Besides PRO versions with advanced features, there is a fully functional LGPL version available at"

Submission + - Fox News: US Solar Energy Investment Less than Germany because US has Less Sun (

Andy Prough writes: Apparently those wise folks at Fox have figured out America's reluctance to invest as much money in solar energy as Germany — the Germans simply have more sun! Well, as Will Oremus from Slate points out, according to the US Dept. of Energy's Solar Resource map comparison of the US and Germany, nothing could be farther from the truth — Germany receives as much sunlight as the least lit US state — Alaska.

Submission + - Cluster of 35 Ancient Pyramids and Graves Discovered in Sudan

An anonymous reader writes: About 2,000 years ago, a kingdom named Kush flourished in what is now known as Sudan. Sharing a border with Egypt, the people of Kush were highly influenced by the other civilization. The result was that they built pyramids: lots of them. At one particular site known as Sedeinga, pyramid building continued for centuries. Now archaeologists have unearthed at least 35 of these small pyramids along with graves.

Submission + - Radical new Space drive ( 2

Noctis-Kaban writes: Scientists in China have built and tested a radical new space drive. Although the thrust it produces may not be enough to lift your mobile phone, it looks like it could radically change the satellite industry. Satellites are just the start: with superconducting components, this technology could generate the thrust to drive everything from deep space probes to flying cars. And it all started with a British engineer whose invention was ignored and ridiculed in his home country.

Comment Re:wtf (Score 1) 270

Yeah, a few top developers are making a killing. It's everyone else that gets screwed!

Again, the numbers are in -- if you want to make money selling apps, iOS is absolutely not the place for you!

I know, you absolutely hate the truth. Get over it. The FACTS are in, and they are NOT in your favor!

Enjoy your outdated UI and clunky half-assed gesture suite. I hope they bring you comfort as the world moves on without you.

Comment Re:also why other pro apps will not be in other ap (Score 1) 270

Developers make more money than anywhere else

That's obviously FALSE. Do a google search. On which platform are developers earning the most money? Oh, NOT Apple's iOS!

Except they make more. Much, much more. Even Google makes more money from iOS than they make from Android!

Sorry, the FACTS contradict your fantasy.

Why do you enjoy getting shafted?

Comment Re:also why other pro apps will not be in other ap (Score 1) 270

And the user is better off for it!

You're confused. When has a monopoly EVER benefited consumers?

(The answer you're looking for is "never".)

And by doing so, Apple has created the most successful app store ever.

Successful for Apple, not so much for consumers or developers! See, as a consumer, that a particular vendor earns the most profits just means that I'm getting screwed. As a developer, the fact that I make LESS on iOS than on other platforms makes their store seem, well, not at all successful.

I never thought I'd see a company openly shaft vendors and their own customers only to see those same clients turn around and sing their abusers praises! It's like you're suffering from Stockholm syndrome.

Apple fan's typical response to flagrant abuse.

"Thank you, sir! May I have another?"

Comment Re:wtf (Score 2) 270

Do Safeway and Target ban magazines from their rack for including mail-in subscription cards? Apple does the equivalent.

Does Target ban the sale of blueray players that include support for netflix/hulu/amazon (allowing the user to purchase video content from other stores)? Apple does the equivalent.

It's called "commerce" and you go where the money is. On mobile, the money is on iOS

Don't be stupid. For all but a few vendors, iOS is NOT the place for app developers interested in earning real money. Do some reading.

The truth is that people go where they *think* the money is -- even in the face of evidence to the contrary. That won't last forever. Apple won't be able to get away with their abusive practices for much longer.

Comment Re:I'll say. They need to (Score 1) 171

I am always accidentally closing applications,

How? Do you accidentally swipe up from the bottom bezel to shrink the app, then accidentally touch it again and swipe up to the top bezel?

(remember how version 2 of the software was going to make it so much greater, then it was delayed for months and finally did almost nothing)

No? I remember how version 2 brought substantial and dramatic changes to, well, just about everything.

Are you sure you're using a PlayBook?

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