Some places fulfill that powerfully human desire to feel like everything is just the way you want it and to live well. Naxos one of the islands in the archipelago that makes up Greece lives up to the very highest expectations of getaway experiences and cultural history. It is the most lush-y and largest of the rocky islands that make up Cyclades. Nicknamed the Aegean Sea’s “green leaf”, one only has to look at Naxos to see its geographical diversity that can satisfy the need for outdoor adventures of active travelers and the exotic local cuisine from the fertile local land that feeds those seeking a culinary experience. The place is rich with medieval architecture and mythology creating a strip of unending allure from land all the way to the sea.
From underwater caves to unfinished temples to the Greek Gods, the place has it all. Naxos boasts some of the best diving and bird watching experiences on this side of Greece. With a plethora of activities ranging from the adventurous kite surfing and windsurfing to the more traditional hiking, traveling the coasts by boat and horseback riding expeditions across the island, there is no shortage of things to do or new places to see on the island. Once you’ve had your fill of sightseeing, the bold local dishes made from fresh vegetables and herbs will keep you asking for more.
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The company Steve Jobs’ founded has officially given up on one of his pet projects from twenty years ago. Apple has finally closed down its support for the WebObjects project, an obsolete program that helped businesses build websites instantly using materials that, like search words, customers would have entered online. In 1996, during the beginning of the Internet phenomenon, WebObjects was a revolution. It was one of the principal tools that permitted websites to frequently update their websites with data.
For the very first time ever, retailers were able to allow people to alter the products they wanted to purchase online. For example, for businesses that catered to products with fluctuating prices, such as car dealers and airlines, WebObjects could be used to keep their prices up to date and sell them on their sites. Technology companies were able to sell gadgets in different sizes shapes and colors without having to create an individual website for each model.
Apple Stores and iTunes used WebObjects, with some of its code still being used today. There are still small developer groups for WebObjects today, though Apple hasn’t updated its software for over 8 years. Hugi Thordarson, a developer for WebObjects said that the company spokesperson he had spoken to said it would never be upgraded. There are many more sophisticated tools which can accomplish what the outdated WebObjects was renowned for doing a couple of decades ago.
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When the Umaid Bhawan Palace was built from1928 to 1943 in Jodhpur, India, it was meant to be a private residence (one of the largest in the world) for the Maharaja Umaid Singh. No one would have thought that the palace would be used partially as a hotel nearly 100 years down the line. Not only is a part of the place now in the hands of the Taj Group hotels, but it is also Trip Advisor’s 2016 winner for world’s best hotel in the Travelers’ Choice category.
The palace sits dainty on 26 acres of green, well-kept gardens. It has 64 bookable hotel suites and rooms in the Art Deco-inspired palace. While there are actually more than 350 rooms, a majority of them are reserved for the Maharaja’s use. There are several restaurants and a bakery for those whose stay is based on the food a place can deliver.
A collection of millions of reviews over the period of a year play the role of deciding the winders of the Travelers’ Choice list. The spokeswoman for TripAdvisor Julie Cassetina says that the eligibility for top 10 ranking hotels is to provide unwavering quality and service to its patrons, and must have a five bubble rating on the website. These properties go beyond their call of duty of simply providing a place to spend a night or two and aim to leave their guests with an unforgettable experience.
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Consumer Reports named the truly beautiful Samsung Galaxy S7 the very best smartphone it has reviewed, this far. The S7 Edge is the 2nd in the list. Both devices possess extremely high resolution screens, super-fast processors, great cameras and of course, fantastic battery life. The water-resistance and expandable storage were also crucial in helping the devices win top ratings, especially because it was the smaller details that made other, more conspicuous features, stand out. For example, both devices can take videos in 4K and Ultra-HD. The size of files in those formats is huge, which makes having expandable storage in the form of a micro SD card that much more important.
Because the phone boasts a bright and high-res display, the screen is easy to see even in bright sunlight. Both the phones’ battery lives lasted for more than a day of talk time which is a little more than two times the amount of the iPhone 6S. The external speakers produce a loud yet crisp sound. The senior editor for Consumer Reports, Mike Gikas that the two new models are not just the best of Samsung’s smartphones, but could be the very best smartphones till now. While smartphone manufactures will keep on adding nice features, getting things like the camera and battery life right is what customers ultimately care about.