Google Project Butter refers to an initiative for the Android mobile operating system to make the OS quicker and more responsive for users. Google Project Butter was launched to address Android users’ most common complaints related to response lags and poor performance as well as choppy responsiveness.
The results of Google Project Butter initially debuted in Android 4.1 (“Jelly Bean”), with subsequent enhancements appearing in Android 4.2, providing Android users with a faster and smoother experience across the OS and Android apps.
Google Project Butter accomplished its “buttery smooth” responsiveness and “speed infusion” improvements via three main additions: triple buffering, which improves coordination and animation synchronization between the CPU, GPU and display; VSync, which improves graphical performance and increases frame rates to 60fps (frames per second); and touch responsiveness, which predicts a user’s upcoming actions of the screen in order to improve load times for those actions.
- Microsoft Security Development Lifecycle (SDL)
A company-wide process from Microsoft for performing regular code reviews for Microsoft software products to reduce security issues and resolve security vulnerabilities in a timely fashion. Microsoft Security Development Lifecycle (SDL) efforts are grouped into seven phases: training, requirements, design, implementation, verification, release and response. The Microsoft Security Development Lifecycle was first announced in 2003, […]
- Curated Commerce
In electronic commerce (ecommerce) terminology, curated commerce refers to creating unique product lines that provide customers with a distinct collection not offered by other online retailers in a market. The demand for personalization in online shopping is a driving factor behind curated commerce. Retailers often use marketing tactics such as email marketing to show a […]
- the iPad Mini 2
A follow-up to 2012’s original Apple iPad Mini that was officially announced on October 22, 2013, with availability scheduled for late November of the same year. The second-generation iPad Mini, the “iPad Mini 2,” is dubbed the iPad Mini with Retina Display by Apple, as it adds a 2048×1536-pixel resolution Retina Display as well as […]
- Competitive Price Intelligence
Also called price intelligence, in ecommerce terminology, competitive price intelligence refers to the use of detailed analytics to create and optimize a retailer’s pricing strategy. For example, a retailer might use price intelligence tools to scan the Web for pricing data, then use competitive price intelligence software to optimize its pricing based on the accumulated […]
An online cloud storage service that offers online data backup to the cloud. The service synchronizes files using a lightweight client utility that works in the background. Using SugarSync enables businesses to sync any file or folder from any device to the cloud service and collaborate by sending files of any size from any device […]