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99X Technology wins Gold at 22nd NCE Awards

99X Technology was lauded for its notable contribution to the Sri Lankan economy through the export of high-quality software product engineering services, when it clinched a Gold award in the Export of Business and Professional Services Sector (large category) at the 22nd National Chamber of Exporters of Sri Lanka’s Export Awards for 2013.

It was a tribute to the company’s journey of excellence in the delivery of value-added software products to its predominantly European clientele and to the high benchmarks it meets in its day-to-day operations. 99X Technology has developed over 150 best-in-class products of different technology complexities and in varying business domains and its portfolio includes several leading products in Europe.

“As a Sri Lankan organisation, we are proud of our footprint in the global software industry and recognition of this nature is a great acknowledgement of our contribution to the country’s export revenues as well as to the efforts of our vibrant and innovative team and the standards that they strive to maintain,” stated 99X Technology Co-Founder and CEO Mano Sekaram, when commenting on this accolade.

The company is no newcomer to the NCE Export Awards, having won the Gold award in the Export of Business and Professional Services Sector for 2011 and has continuously been awarded for excellence in the export of software products.

The annual Export Awards conducted by the National Chamber of Exporters, the only chamber that exclusively serves Sri Lankan exporters, is a highprofile event which endeavours to recognise and reward excellence in exports by Sri Lanka exporters who make an indispensable and vital contribution to sustain and expand the economy of Sri Lanka.

99X Technology is a software product engineering company that specialises in delivering high-end software product development services to independent software vendors (ISVs) worldwide, with a primary focus within the European region. Headquartered in Sri Lanka, the company is also based in Oslo, Norway and has an outstanding track record in building and delivering over 150 high-quality commercial products. It has been ranked amongst the top 15 best companies to work for in Sri Lanka in both 2013 and 2014 by Great Place To Work Institute.

HT

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Kshenuka caused Sajin-Chris incident!

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   .     From the horses mouth!

This is the low level to which our Diplomatic Service has sunk. What a mess we are in.

External affairs ministry secretary Kshenuka Seneviratne has caused the incident involving Sri Lankan high commissioner in UK Dr. Chris Nonis and the ministry’s supervising MP Sajin Vaas Gunawardena at a party at the home of Dilan Ariyawansa in New Jersy on September 23.

According to the ministry’s tradition, both the minister and the secretary cannot tour foreign countries at the same time, but in a total disregard for that tradition, the supervising MP has got his closest friend Kshenuka Seneviratne included in the president’s New York visit. Since the time the late A.C.S. Hameed was the foreign minister, Kshenuka has been known to carry tales and engage in activities outside her duties, and it is no secret that she is jealous of Dr. Nonis from the day he was appointed the HC.

Her opportunity to take revenge from him came at Dilanâ’s home. Kshenuka has got her friend Sajin Vaas to consume liberal doses of Johnny Walker Blue Label and told him ill about Dr. Nonis, several persons at the party overheard. All three met together for the first time since Kshenuka’s appointment as the ministry secretary.

In a loving, but weeping voice, Kshenuka has told Sajin Vaas that Dr. Nonis had referred to her a few years ago as a half baked bitch.This man from Ambalangoda thought of earning some marks from his queen of dreams, went to the HC and demanded to know as to why he had described his angel as a half baked bitch a few years ago. Perplexed by this question, Dr. Nonis has asked with a smile, Why should I call her a half baked bitch? Angered by this reply, the man from Ambalangoda has demonstrated his tribal Behaviour in front of the civilized society.

After being inhumanly assaulted by Sajin Vaas, the HC has left the place and arrived at Waldorf Astoria Hotel, where the president was staying, and related to him the insult he had been subjected to. The president’s response was Do not take that seriously, Chris. He is a madman. He would not have behaved like that had that woman not provoked him. I will take care of them both. After taking his leave from the president, Dr. Nonis has departed for London. By then, he has sent his resignation to the president, with copies to the ministry. Fulfilling her wish for a long time, Kshenuka has become overjoyed. Sajin Vaas returned to his normal self only after he got slapped by the president.

When British MPs have inquired from him about the incident, Dr. Nonis has told them that the president should choose between him and Sajin Vaas. The president’s most likely choice will be Sajin Vaas, who fulfills all his wishes.

IB

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11 Things Android Phones Can Do That The iPhone Still Cant

With its iPhone 6 and iOS 8, Apple has introduced a few features that have been available on Android smartphones for quite some time.

For example, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will be the company’s first smartphones to come with near field communication (NFC) – a technology that lets phones talk to one another via a short-range radio.

This means you can exchange data and make payments by simply tapping your iPhone against another compatible device.

Still, you can still do a lot of things with Android phones that you can’t with the iPhone.

Many Android phones, like the Samsung Galaxy S5 and LG G3, come with a removeable back — which means you can take out the battery. This is especially helpful if you find your phone dying quicker than expected. With some Android phones, you can simply pop off the back, take out the battery, and put a new one in when your phone is dead. The iPhone relies on a single rechargeable lithium-ion battery, which can be removed or replaced only by Apple technicians.

Several Android manufacturers layer their software over the plain version of Android, often adding their own features. On Samsung and LG phones, for example, you can open more than one app at a time and run them alongside one another. On LG phones, you can even move these apps around in separate windows, change the transparency of those windows, and resize them, as shown in the screenshot to the right.

You can charge most Android phones with any micro USB cable — you don’t need the specific cable from that particular phone manufacturer. That’s not the case with Apple; you need the company’s proprietary iPhone or iPad charger, called Lightning.

Some Android phones come with a micro HDMI port, which means you can plug your smartphone directly into your TV. This isn’t common on most flagships, but some of Motorola’s Droid phones come with this connectivity option. The only ports available on the iPhone are its headphone jack and Lightning dock connector.

The Moto X’s flagship feature is what Motorola calls its “Touchless Voice Controls.” In the device’s settings, you can configure it so Google listens for your voice to perform search queries, set reminders, get directions, and more. On most other phones, you would need to hold down a button or tap a microphone icon to launch voice controls. With the Moto X, you can train the phone to answer to your voice specifically when it hears a certain trigger phrase.

You can buy a cheaper Android phone with a low storage capacity and then add storage later if you need more space. Many Android devices come with an SD card slot or a micro SD card slot for expanded storage. With the iPhone, you’re restricted to the amount of local storage on your device. You can always store files in iCloud and upgrade once that’s full, but there’s no expandable storage option for the iPhone’s hardware.

Most Android phones (again, especially those made by Samsung and LG) come with a ton of “Quick Settings” that are accessible when you swipe down from the top of the screen. The Galaxy S5, for example, comes with 20 quick settings that include a power-saving mode, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi buttons, and controls for its own features like Smart Stay and Smart Pause. The iPhone, by comparison, comes with about 10 shortcuts when you swipe up from the bottom of the screen, and you can’t customize them.

Most Android fans know that it’s great for those who like to customize their phones. On Android, you can do much more than simply change your phone’s wallpaper. With apps like Buzz Launcher and Aviate, you can actually change your phone’s interface. The screenshot to the right shows what your app drawer looks like in Aviate. Apps are arranged alphabetically in a more list-like format rather than the standard grid layout.

Android allows you to embed widgets directly into your home screen and move them around as you please. Think of a widget as sort of like an app that’s embedded directly in your home screen, or a large icon that you can interact with. The iPhone offers similar functionality with iOS 8 (i.e. the stock and calendar widgets in the notification drawer), but you can’t move these around and put them on your home screen.

A lot of flagship Android phones, like the HTC One, LG G3, and Samsung Galaxy S5, come with an infrared blaster. This means you can set it up as a remote control for your television, air conditioner, speaker, and nearly every other household appliance you can imagine.

Some Android phones allow you to remove the back cover, which means you can swap them out and replace them with different colors and styles. Samsung sells its Flip Cover for the S5, for example, which clips on to the back of the phone.

TG

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