Enjoy the holiday! And kick back with the convenience – and great features – of Maxthon 3 and Maxthon Mobile.
If you’re a fan of One Direction – and we’re big fans ourselves of Niall, Zayn, Liam, Harry and Louis – then you have to download the cool new skins from Maxthon. Get them here — and help spread the word for Maxthon and One Direction.
Here’s another friendly reminder about the power of Maxthon. A friend wrote to me to say, “I just downloaded the latest version of Maxthon 3, and I am cruising the web at light speed.”
Granted, “light speed” may be a euphemism for just plan fast but one thing is clear: we give users the speed to enjoy the full benefits of the Internet. That’s reason enough to give us a try!
To share some love, we decided to share an excerpt of the wikipedia-article about Valentine’s day. This article is banned in some parts of the world. To shed some light on the meaning of this day, please read on.
Saint Valentine’s Day, often simply Valentine’s Day, is a holiday observed on February 14 honoring one or more early Christian martyrs named Valentinus. It was first established by Pope Gelasius I in 496 AD, and was later deleted from the General Roman Calendar of saints in 1969 by Pope Paul VI. It is celebrated in countries around the world, mostly in the West, although it remains a working day in all of them.
The day first became associated with romantic love in the circle of Geoffrey Chaucer in the High Middle Ages, when the tradition of courtly love flourished. By the 15th century, it had evolved into an occasion in which lovers expressed their love for each other by presenting flowers, offering confectionery, and sending greeting cards (known as “valentines”).
Modern Valentine’s Day symbols include the heart-shaped outline, doves, and the figure of the winged Cupid. Since the 19th century, handwritten valentines have given way to mass-produced greeting cards.
Egyptians celebrate Valentine’s Day on February 14.
In Iran, the Sepandarmazgan, or Esfandegan, is an age-old traditional celebration of love, friendship and Earth. It has nothing in common with the Saint Valentine celebration, except for a superficial similarity in giving affection and gifts to loved ones, and its origins and motivations are completely unrelated. It has been progressively forgotten in favor of the Western celebration of Valentine’s Day. The Association of Iran’s Cultural and Natural Phenomena has been trying since 2006 to make Sepandarmazgan a national holiday on 17 February, in order to replace the Western holiday.
Conflict with Islamic countries and political parties
In Saudi Arabia, in 2002 and 2011, religious police banned the sale of all Valentine’s Day items, telling shop workers to remove any red items, as the day is considered a Christian holiday. In 2008 this ban created a black market of roses and wrapping paper.
The concept of Valentine’s Day was introduced in Pakistan during the late 1990s with special TV and radio programs. The Jamaat-e-Islami political party has called for the banning of Valentine’s Day celebration.Despite this, the celebration is becoming popular among urban youth.
In the first part of the 21st century, the celebration of Valentine’s Day in Iran has been harshly criticized by Islamic Teachers who see the celebrations as opposed to Islamic culture. In 2011, the Iranian printing works owners’ union issued a directive banning the printing and distribution of any goods promoting the holiday, includingcards, gifts and teddy bears. “Printing and producing any goods related to this day including posters, boxes and cards emblazoned with hearts or half-hearts, red rosesand any activities promoting this day are banned… Outlets that violate this will be legally dealt with”, the union warned.
In the highly competitive world of smartphones, where innovation is rapid and advanced, there is a fierce battle to draw the attention of consumers. With the right combination of industrial design, utility and wow – the most subjective factor in this union – manufacturers seek to find the next big thing: that impressive product that is a vital accessory for work and leisure, which also wins the praise of critics. In the case of the eagerly awaited (in the United States) Samsung Galaxy S II, this phone meets the definition of excellence.
From its beautiful screen to its wealth of features, the S II is already one of the most popular Android smartphones. And yet, users would be remiss if they did not have an equally effective browser to complement this product. Meaning: we use our phones to do all manner of things online, including sending and receiving emails, accessing social media, watching videos, shopping, writing and communicating with friends, relatives and coworkers. To ignore this fact, or to merely accept a substandard browser on a phone of this quality, is wrong. Hence the need for Maxthon Mobile.
I write these words neither to gloat nor blatantly self-promote the virtues of Maxthon Mobile. There is no need to bash the competition, which is unseemly, while extolling the benefits of our products and services. Rather, people deserve an opportunity to harness the full power of the web without problems or delays or technical issues. So treat your new S II – no, treat any Android smartphone – as a medium to harness the full power of the Internet. With Maxthon Mobile, now is the time to do just that!
In keeping with the back to school theme, let me call your attention to this informative podcast with Karl Mattson, GM of Maxthon International/Chief of Product Development. Karl addresses a variety of points in this discussion, offering his expertise about Maxthon and the many ways students and teachers can use this browser. Compelling content with timely updates. Happy listening!