Sunday, 29 December 2013

Report to Facebook when you are tagged in copyrighted uploads

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Facebook, respects copyright laws. But when any platform allows you to share media like pictures, videos, etc. then it is quite hard to keep a track on the media shared. So, it is quite possible and easy to share copyrighted media, on Facebook.


Reporting content like these, requires users concern. Any Facebook user can report whenever, he/she encounters a copyrighted media. To do so,
  1. Go to your activity log from timeline review.
  2. From there hit hide post, 
  3. After the post is hidden it will ask you to report/remove tag, click it.


From the pop-up that appears click on, "Is this your intellectual property?" at the bottom.


Select "Report this to Facebook as a legal rights infringement. And hit continue. Facebook also allows you to contact a designated Facebook officer using the traditional but slower methods,

Facebook, Inc.
Attn: Facebook Designated Agent
1601 Willow Road
Menlo Park, California 94025
650.543.4800 (phone)
650.560.6293 (fax)
ip@fb.com
Author's Bio: Shubhashish Shukla (follow him) is the person behind Sector Techno (twitter, facebook), a technology blog. An always learning web developer.

Monday, 23 December 2013

Gmail, Files not attached notification

| Monday, December 23, 2013 | | Be first to comment!

An amazing Google email feature. Whenever you want to send an email with an attachment, and you have written in the mail content, a message like "I've attached" then your email will be scanned for any attachment, if you do not have any attachments attached then a JavaScript pop-up will open to alert that your email lacks attachment.

compose email on google plus
Attachment not done
So, this is a small but great feature that gmail offers, which prevents users from forgetting the attachment. There could be more of these measures.

Author's Bio: Shubhashish Shukla (follow him) is the person behind Sector Techno (twitter, facebook), a technology blog. An always learning web developer.

Sunday, 22 December 2013

Assemble a computer from scratch with Kano

| Sunday, December 22, 2013 | | Be first to comment!

Kano a start-up project funded by KickStarted. Kano aims at helping people of all ages to learn more about computer and coding skills.
kano inside the box components
Launched as a kickstarter project with aim to raise $100,000 but the project successfully raised $1,522,160. The Kano computer is powered by Raspberry Pi (a credit card size computer board), which comprises of
  • 8 GB Micro SD
  • Micro SD Card adapter
  • Chicklet Keyboard
  • Optical Mouse
  • 1 AMP Power Supply
  • HDMI Cable
  • Micro USB Cable

The team also developed Kano OS and Kano block that let users create code blocks and then finally output the code blocks into JavaScfript and Python codes more programming languages will join soon. Kano in the box,
  • Kano Books
  • Kano OS and Levels on 8 GB SD card
  • DIY Speakers
  • Raspberry Pi Model B
  • Kano Keyboard Combo
  • Custom Case
  • Card mods and stencils
  • Stickers
  • HDMI and Mini-USB cables
  • Power Plug
  • WiFi powerup


Author's Bio: Shubhashish Shukla (follow him) is the person behind Sector Techno (twitter, facebook), a technology blog. An always learning web developer.

Saturday, 21 December 2013

Create custom sized Adsense ad units

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Google Adsense recently rolled out 'Custom Ad Size' option, that lets users create ad units with various sizes as per publishers requirements. Till now, every user was bound to use, ad sizes from four predefined ad size category namely,
  • Horizontal
  • Vertical
  • Square
  • Link Units
Now, adsense user can select 'custom ad size' and place in their own size and adsense will generate the codes for that size for you.

How to create custom ad size ads?

  1. Login in into your Adsense account.
  2. Navigate to 'My ads' tab and click 'New ad unit' button.
  3. Select 'Custom ad size' option from 'Ad size' dropdown menu.
In case you have created an image ad unit or image/text ad unit, then the image ad will display and image ads are of fixed sizes. So, any image ad will adjust itself by aligning to the center. But,

adsense ad unit problem
The above one, is a custom size ad unit, with an image ad that is smaller in height and width. Now, the image ad gets aligned to center horizontally but leave blank white space vertically.

Existing Ad units

If you already have ad fixed sized ad units, they cannot be converted into 'Custom Ad Size' ad unit, you are required to create a new ad unit and the select 'custom ad size'.

Author's Bio: Shubhashish Shukla (follow him) is the person behind Sector Techno (twitter, facebook), a technology blog. An always learning web developer.

Friday, 20 December 2013

Top 5 Entry-Level Laptops With Windows 8 OS

| Friday, December 20, 2013 | | Be first to comment!

It is a completely wise decision you've taken to pay those extra bucks for a laptop loaded with genuine operating system instead of using pirated copies. Undoubtedly, there are a lot of advantages of a genuine version of operating system which we will discuss some other day. For now, let's go check out 5 most popular Windows 8 laptops available in India. 


HP Pavilion TouchSmart 14-B173TU Sleekbook

As the name suggests, HP Pavilion TouchSmart 14 sports a 14 inch touch screen that comes with 64-bit Windows 8 operating system. This laptop has a glossy body made up of plastic material yet it feels comfortable to use. It is powered by a 1.3GHz Intel Core i3 processor; 500 GB storage and 4 GB RAM which could be further expanded up to 8 GB using the additional RAM slot available on board. The 14" LED backlight display has a screen resolution of 1366x768 pixels. The laptop also has a HD camera located above the screen which could be used for video calling and snapping selfies using the laptop. It also has an extra sensitive touchpad which eliminates the need to carry an extra mouse on your backpack.
This touchscreen based laptop from HP weighs approximately 2 kg and has a 4 cell battery which should be good enough to keep the laptop powered for about 4 hours with wireless connectivity turned on. In terms of connectivity options, the laptop supports Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.0 and connectivity ports which includes 3 x USB ports, Ethernet port, VGA, HDMI and a Mic-in port on the left of the laptop. HP Pavilion TouchSmart 14-B173TU is fairly priced at approximately Rs. 35,500 in India. 

Sony VAIO Fit 14E F14212SN/W

If you are looking for something from a brand endorsed by Kareena Kapoor, then you can check out the Sony VAIO Fit 14E series laptop. The Sony VAIO Fit 14E F14212SN/W is again, a 14" touch screen based laptop that comes with Windows 8 operating system pre-installed. The screen resolution of this laptop is 1366x768 pixels. Though this laptop from Sony has a better and newer Core i3 (3rd generation) processor when compared to the HP Pavilion laptop, it has just 2 GB of RAM in contrary to 4 GB RAM in the HP TouchSmart laptop mentioned earlier. But of course, if needed at a future point of time, the RAM here could be upgraded up to 8 GB using the free RAM slot available on board. The laptop has 500GB SATA hard disk for data storage and comes with common connectivity features such as Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.0 and connectivity ports including 4 x USB ports, microphone-in, Ethernet, HDMI and a memory card reader. 


The laptop weighs 2.2 kg and priced at about Rs. 36,690 which includes 1 year on-site warranty. 

Dell Vostro 2420

Though, unlike other 2 laptops mentioned earlier, this laptop by Dell doesn't have a touch screen, but if you're a Dell loyalist and looking for something very sturdy then this laptop would prove to be an ideal partner for you. As many of you might know, Dell is known for its study build quality and aesthetic designs. This laptop comes with a 14" HD WLED screen with screen resolution of 1366x768 pixels. An added advantage here is the anti-glare coating on its screen that helps to eliminate unwanted glare and reflections from the screen. 
The Dell Vostro 2420 laptop is powered with a 2.4 GHz Core i3 3rd generation processor and 4 GB of RAM. For data storage, the laptop has a 500 GB SATA hard disk and comes with Windows 8 operating system pre-installed. This laptop supports all the common connectivity options including Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth and has other connectivity ports namely USB, Ethernet, Mic-in, VGA and HDMI. The Dell Vostro 2420 is priced at Rs. 33,000 approximately and just like any other Dell laptops, comes with 1 year on-site warranty. 

Samsung NP535U4C-S02IN

If the configuration and the hardware matters to you more than the looks and design of a laptop, then I bet this laptop from Samsung would be quite tempting to you that has a power house under the hood. It is powered with a 1.6 GHz APU quad-core A8 processor and whopping 6GB of RAM and 1TB of hard disk drive for data storage. The screen used in this device is 14” diagonally and just like other laptops listed on this post, it comes with Windows 8 operating system pre-installed and even has a dedicated graphics card with 1GB of VRAM. 


It has all the common connectivity options including Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.0 and connectivity ports including 3 USB port, Mic-in, RJ45 LAN port, HDMI, VGA and Multi-card slot. The laptop has a 8 cell battery and weighs about 1.81 KG. It is currently priced at about Rs. 39,000 in India which includes 1 year on-site warranty. 

Acer V5-431P The Acer

V5-431P is one of the best laptop for day-to-day usage at home and colleges, and comes with an inexpensive price tag. The laptop has a 14" touch screen and is powered by a 1.5GHz Intel Pentium Celeron dual-core processor and 2GB RAM which could be further expanded up to 8GB using the free RAM slot available on board. It has 500GB of hard disk drive for data storage and comes with Windows 8 OS preloaded. 


Though it is priced way below other laptops mentioned in this post, it comes with a complete package of features and hardware required for day-to-day usage. The laptop has a built-in DVD writer and has all the connectivity options including Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.0, connectivity ports namely USB, HDMI, VGA and Ethernet. Despite being inexpensive, the laptop also has great build and design but you'll have to manage with the low screen quality as it has poor viewing angles and brightness levels. 


Author Bio: Harish Jonnalagadda is an avid reader of science-fiction novels. A long-time Arsenal fan, his other interests include gaming, basketball and making music. He has been tinkering with hardware since he was a kid, and likes customizing his gaming rig whenever he gets the time.

Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Now dislike chat messaged on Facebook

| Wednesday, December 18, 2013 | | Be first to comment!

Facebook, never had an unlike button. A great number of Facebook users are always complaining about this. So, Facebook has rolled out a new set of stickers for Facebook chat, that has a number of like/dislike stickers.



So, now at-least in chat or group chat you can point out something that you don't like. The sticker pack also has a number of more stickers to play with.



Author's Bio: Shubhashish Shukla (follow him) is the person behind Sector Techno (twitter, facebook), a technology blog. An always learning web developer.

Thursday, 12 December 2013

Gmail will now display all images for you

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Images on Gmail were never displayed by default. As it could compromise the security of your computer or mobile devices. Not displaying images was one of the security measures that Gmail used.

The new image handler will server all the images from its own secure proxy server. Making images secure, and all the images will be checked for viruses and malware. This, is a check to keep Gmail users free of attacks, it doesn't matter whether email is received from a known or unknown user.

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Display Images below - Gmail
This update will be made available on Desktop, iOS and Android devices. It will become available for desktop version of Gmail on 12th December 2013, and for other mobile applications in the early 2014.

Still those users who want to have a control, over the display of image can select "Ask before displaying external images" option, under General tab in settings.

Author's Bio: Shubhashish Shukla (follow him) is the person behind Sector Techno (twitter, facebook), a technology blog. An always learning web developer.

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Post Photos in direct messages on Twitter

| Tuesday, December 10, 2013 | | Be first to comment!

Twitter has a direct message feature, that allows users to send and receive messages directly, that is, without tweeting it publicly. Just like chat on Facebook.

twitter app with photos in Direct Message
Direct Message Twitter with photos
Twitter recently updated their Direct Message (DM) functionality and now allows its users to post photos in direct messages on mobile phone. A new tab is also added in the application's navigation bar to make accessibility of direct messages easier.

There are a bunch of new updates for Twitter app on iOS and Android. Twitter for Android allows you to turn on notification for a specific user by tapping a star on their profile.

Author's Bio: Shubhashish Shukla (follow him) is the person behind Sector Techno (twitter, facebook), a technology blog. An always learning web developer.

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Compare your Facebook page with others

| Wednesday, December 04, 2013 | | Be first to comment!

Facebook rolled out a new feature that allows Facebook brand page owners or admins to create a watch-list of other Facebook pages.

compare your page with others
Add pages to Watch
This feature will allow users to add the page under the same company or the pages of the competitor. Track will be provided so that a user can have a glimpse of the total number of likes other pages have collected and the recent changes in the number of likes. 

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For example, if other page that you are monitoring has lost some likes it will show red colored arrow pointing down, with the number of likes or fans that page lost recently. In case of new likes or gains, you will see a green arrow pointing upward.

The pages with no loss and no gain will show 0, grey colored. Your own page will be highlighted with light blue background color.

monitor other pages on Facebook
Pages under watch

The watch-list can contain as many pages as you want. So that you can keep a track to maximum possible pages. But your own page will automatically get added to the list and the watchlist section is currently very small. Therfore, you, must keep the list small so that you can have your top competitors on the top. The list will get arranged alphabetically.

Author's Bio: Shubhashish Shukla (follow him) is the person behind Sector Techno (twitter, facebook), a technology blog. An always learning web developer.

Google Adsense has a new interface for Overview page

| Wednesday, December 04, 2013 | | Be first to comment!

The online advertising giant, Google Adsense, is still working on putting the Google Plus effect every where. The notification, the hangout in email, etc.

The user interface of Overview Google Adsense now highlights, the newly added parameters like, Scorecard that displays stats for Revenue Optimization, Site health and Google+.

This change is only visible for the first overview page only and is in a trial state, you can switch to this an switch back very easily.



There could be more coming. The only problem with the new interface is that, it don't look well partitioned, like the previous one. Currently, only the overview page is changed, the rest of the user interface is left untouched.

Author's Bio: Shubhashish Shukla (follow him) is the person behind Sector Techno (twitter, facebook), a technology blog. An always learning web developer.

Sunday, 24 November 2013

How to create your own company apparel online?

| Sunday, November 24, 2013 | | Be first to comment!

Under a lot of circumstances, many companies go for selling some of the apparel like Shirts, Hoodies, tanktops, etc. These apparels can be used for, promotional purposes  as promo items, promo products, promo gifts or just for giving a sense of good people working with great organization.

Some not for profit sites are also using it to raise money for different social works. 

But not every company can afford to get it done on a large scale, when distribution area is greater than the companies reach.

create you custom apparel for company
SpreadShirt
Spreadshirt is an online platform that deals with designing, buying and selling of custom apparels. The company works on a number of locations covering a large part of America and Europe.

With spreadshirt you can create your own shop, like an e-commerce store. You can then redirect your fans from your website to your online store at spreadshirt, from where the customers can make purchase.

The shop owner can create a number of designs and make them available at their store. The online store can be customized. Spreadshirt don't designs the design for your shirts. That must be done by the user. They only deal with making the product with that design and then sell and ship it to the desired location.

Online Store

When a store is created, it is accessible via a subdomain like xyz.spreadshirt.com, but with spreadshirt a user can point it to his/her custom domain name like www.example.com.

For developers they have their own spreadshirt API.

Author's Bio: Shubhashish Shukla (follow him) is the person behind Sector Techno (twitter, facebook), a technology blog. An always learning web developer and founder of Global School Directory.

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Avast extension - a threat to online economy

| Wednesday, November 13, 2013 | | 2 Comments so far

A major part of internet users, use free or paid versions of Avast. Web is full of annoying advertisements. A lot of users, use ad-blocking software to block such ads.

Major online publications use different advertisement networks to generate revenue. This revenue helps in keeping the internet news running. Avast now installs a new avast extension, which is, by default blocking ad networks like Google Adsense, BuySellAds, etc.
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Google Adsense and Adknowledge blocked
Not only ads, the extension also blocks a number of social media plugins or widgets like twitter, Facebook like button, addthis.

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How to enable/disable this extension in Chrome browser?


  1. Go to Menu > 'Settings'.
  2. Select 'Extensions'.
enable disable extension in chrome
Enable / disable extensions
Give your views about future alternatives to online revenue generation in the comments below.

Author's Bio: Shubhashish Shukla (follow him) is the person behind Sector Techno (twitter, facebook), a technology blog. An always learning web developer.

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Technology Travel tips For Business Travelers

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Business travel can best be described as “unpredictable”. This is because at times you can head out on a business trip and then encounter lots of problems whereas sometimes you might be very lucky and business trip might be free of common travel inconveniences. Many at times, business travelers are usually subject to countless problems [inconveniences] e.g. loss of electronic work equipments, power/battery related issues as well as internet connectivity failure etc. Thanks to technology there is some good news especially for frequent travelers, this is the fact that: amidst all of this you are still guaranteed a chance to still enjoy your business travel without necessarily having to worry about experiencing any inconveniences within your trip. 

A. Top business travel apps you need to take advantage of 

One way of making sure that your business trip is trouble free is by taking advantage of business travel apps. Examples of such include: 

The seat guru

This is a free business travel application [available for the iPhone and android] that provides detailed flight information and goes ahead to help you zero in on the best seats available on your next flight. Using this app serves as a guarantee for easy and unlimited access to key electrical points and other on-board business luxuries.

Wi-Fi Finder

This app is designed to help you track Wi-Fi hotspots and establish internet connection and stay connected especially when in a foreign city.

Expensify

This app is designed to help you keep track of all of your expenses from a single point. All it requires is that you sync it to your credit cards.

Best Parking

This app functions like a search engine. It carries out a search of all the cheapest available packing spaces pointing you to the most convenient. 

B. Technology travel tips for business travelers 

Make advance arrangements for voice and internet access 

When heading out on a business trip, internet connection can either be great or terrible. Connectivity in most cases will depend on where you are headed to. This being the case, to avoid any inconveniences e.g. having to pay $30 for internet in your hotel, make advance arrangements for internet connectivity. The best thing to do is to take find out more about the local carriers of your destination of choice and then advantage of international data plans for your mobile device. 

Always carry a working USB cable for emergency charging 

At the moment almost all mobile technological devices including those meant for business purposes have a USB port which doubles up as a charging point. Take advantage of the USB port of your mobile business technological devices for charging instead of carrying along with you a spaghetti of charging cables.

Always make sure you carry with you fully charged Extra Batteries

Extra batteries are very important and they usually come in handy when the departure times have been changed and you remain stuck in the airport stranded with no access to any charging points yet your deadline say for submitting some project details or other work related files is drawing near. Extra batteries also come in handy with cell phones sine they serve as a guarantee to maintain communication updating your work colleagues of the progress you are making on your trip.

Save important business files online

Take advantage of the numerous web based services to store and retrieve important business related documents, files, pictures or even videos etc. 

Use rugged electronics for your travel 

As a frequent business traveler, shop mostly for rugged electronics which are designed to endure great hits for insane when dropped mistakenly or come in contact with water all of which are very common with business travelers while known to work while travelling. 

Back up important files in multiple locations 

This is an alternative to saving files online. It also serves as a guarantee to protect your digital life since even after your hard disk crashes you will have an easy time retrieving important documents.

Always carry with you appropriate electrical plug adapters 

Make sure you carry the right electrical adapter for your mobile technological device when heading out for a business trip. 

Bottom line - Take time to prepare/plan your business trip appropriately. This way you will not have to worry about having to deal with countless inconveniences while away on business.

Author's Bio: Natalia Dwain is a blogger and content writer from London, UK. She loves reading and writing about Technology recent updates. As if now she is doing a research works on Flight Information.

Sunday, 10 November 2013

GTA V Secrets and Easter Eggs

| Sunday, November 10, 2013 | | 1 Comment so far

The highly anticipated game, Grand Theft Auto V is making so much noise these days. Here, we have uncovered all the top tips, tricks, secrets, and cheats for you. So, not wasting any more time, let's start with the vehicles you are going to drive in this game.

Gamers will have access to a lot more vehicles in Grand Theft Auto V than in any GTA previous games. Though, GTA V is also linked to previous GTA games in many ways.

Vehicles which you will be able to drive in GTA V includes ATVs, BMX bikes, road bikes, dirt bikes, mountain bikes, wide variety of cars/trucks, helicopters, planes and jet skis. Players will be able to access nice cars & planes too, as Trevor( one of the persons behind the Rockstar game) is a former military pilot.

In GTA V you will find:
  • Sports & Super Cars ,
  • Motorcycles and Bicycles
  • Sports Super Cars
  • Vintage Cars
  • Hatchback
  • Sedans
  • SUVs
  • Pick-Ups and Vans
  • Public Service Watercraft & Aircraft
Some people criticised GTA 4 for its lack of easter eggs, but the company behind the GTA games, Rockstar, seem to have listened this time, and GTA V is no doubt the most egg-stuffed game ever released with. Not only this, you will also see there one of GTA 5’s unique vehicles, a rusted tractor. Most of the people don't even know where it is in the game. So, here is the secret. You’ll find that tractor near a farm in Cape Catfish, in the north east part of the map.
But,this tractor is little bit boring because it is rusted to hell and doesn’t have any tires. Besides, it’s also very slow.

Secret of UV map

The map that comes up with special edition of GTA 5 includes messages that can be revealed by shining a UV light over it.

Secret of Alien spaceship

You will find a hidden alien spaceship underwater in the north part of the game world.

Lenora Johnson's Ghost

Lenora Johnson is murdered in the GTA 5. By picking up fifty scraps of paper across the city, you can solve her murder mission, but you can also find her ghost. Her ghost appears on the cliffs between 23:00 and 00:00, on the top of a mountain Gordan in the top-right side of the map.

Secret of Bigfoot

One of the earliest rumour about the GTA 5 was bigfoot. But it’s real now, it can be seen during a mission called Predator. To see this bigfoot, start thermal imaging and slowly look across the forest.
You’ll be able to see the heat signature of Bigfoot. However, it’ll be disappeared when you look directly at him.

UFO & Alien

You will find a lonely, frozen alien at the start of the game. Apart from this, there's also a crashed UFO rests at the bottom of the sea at the northern edge of the map. Take a submarine if you want to find alien's wet buddies.

Zombie in the Game

Grand Theft Auto V is not a zombie game. But, there is a zombie walker in there. When you go through one of Los Santos’s sidewalks, you’ll find a zombie there. He has a voice-acted story to tell you too. Go and check out this zombie if you haven't seen him yet.

Shark - The best addition in the game

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Shark in GTA 5
When you swim out far enough in the game, you’ll meet one of the most terrifying characters in the game that is a great big shark. It can hijack your boat, drive it out into the blue until you see a red blip on your radar which indicates that there is a shark nearby.

Apart from these easter eggs, you will also found a Playboy Mansion, Master Chief Imposter, a car which number plate reads, "4G3NT".

So, these were some GTA V secrets, hope you found them interesting. Please share with us if you also know any secret that is not mentioned over here.

Author's Bio: Rakesh is the founder of news4today.in. He writes on current affairs and is also passionate about blogging. You can contact him here. Or Follow him on Google +

Tuesday, 5 November 2013

How to display delete confirmation dialog box, in Windows 8 & 8.1?

| Tuesday, November 05, 2013 | | Be first to comment!

In Windows 8 and 8.1 both, when you delete a file or folder, the file or folder moves to Recycle Bin, but in older versions of Windows, users were asked before moving the file to Recycle Bin.

Delete confirmation dialog box
It is not a problem but some non tech savvy users find problem. Though you can always search for files and folders on your Recycle Bin.

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But in case you want to get it back for yourself or some other users.

Check 'Display delete confirmation dialog'

How to get delete confirmation dialog box back?

  1. Right Click on the Recycle Bin icon or Right Click on the Recycle Bin window.
  2. Select Properties.
  3. Check the Display delete confirmation dialog.
  4. Click OK.

Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Five affordable tablets with calling feature

| Tuesday, October 29, 2013 | | Be first to comment!

Tablets are not a niche segment anymore. What once started out as a second screen is now a device that is a must-buy for most users. This is mostly due to the added functionality a tablet comes with, in that it can double as a communication device on the go. Most tablets now come with a SIM card slot that allows users to add a SIM and access Internet using cellular networks. While tablets are a dime a dozen, here are a few 3G-enabled tablets that stand out from the rest: 

top five tablets
Affordable Tablets

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 T211

Samsung has decided to go with the “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” policy with the Galaxy Tab 3. The tablet features a similar design and has hardware that has not changed much from the Tab 2. The Tab 3 T211 comes with a 7-inch screen, and does come with narrower bezels than its earlier offering. In terms of hardware, the tablet does quite well with a 1.2 GHz dual-core CPU, 1 GB RAM, 8 GB ROM with a micro-SD slot that can extend memory to 32 GB , a 3MP camera at the back and a 1.3MP shooter at the front along with a 4,000 mAh battery. 

The T211 is a 3G tablet, and users can install a SIM card to access Internet on the go. If you are near a Wi-Fi network, the Tab 3 211 allows you to connect to 2.4 GHz as well as 5 GHz wireless networks, which is an added advantage. Although there is nothing that is groundbreaking on the device, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 price in India is just Rs. 15,392, which means that it will sell very well. Android 4.1 Jelly Bean is a little outdated, but there is nothing that you’re missing out on. 

Asus Fonepad

Asus is a relative newcomer to the tablet segment, but has managed to establish a foothold quite well. The Fonepad is a great tablet, and one of the best that is available in this segment. The 7-inch offering comes with a 720p HD screen, 1 GB RAM, 8 GB ROM, micro-SD card slot, a 3.15 MP camera at the back and a 1.2 MP camera at the front along with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The tablet also has a 4,270 mAh battery, and the single SIM card slot is of the GSM variety. 

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One of the distinguishing features on the tablet is the inclusion of a 1.2 GHz Intel Atom Z2420 processor, which makes it very fast. Intel is set to announce its next-generation Bay Trail processors next year, but for now the current Atom series is fast enough to suit users’ needs, and is available for just Rs. 13,100. 

Lenovo IdeaTab A3000

Lenovo is enjoying a great year that has seen it overtake traditional notebook vendors like Dell. Its move to go global is also working out very well for the brand, as its mobile and tablet offerings are well-received by users in India and elsewhere. The IdeaTab A3000 is the third tablet launched in India, and comes with great features. The tablet is one of a few that comes with dual-SIM functionality (GSM + GSM), and that means that you can use two different mobile networks while on the go. 

Other hardware features include a 7-inch screen (1024 x 600 pixels), 1 GB RAM, 16 GB ROM, 1.2 GHz quad-core processor and a 5 megapixel camera at the back along with a measly 0.3 megapixel shooter at the front. It does have Wi-Fi connectivity, internal codecs for the latest audio and video file formats, and a 3,500 mAh battery that is claimed to last for 8 hours of continuous internet browsing. The IdeaTab A300 is available for Rs. 12,975 in India.

Micromax Canvas Tab P650

Micromax has released a lot of tablets under the FunBook moniker, but it looks like the largest Indian manufacturer is looking to consolidate offerings under a single line. The Canvas Tab is the first such tablet, and comes with hardware that is decent. It may not be the fastest or the best tablet on this list, but Micromax is counting on its loyal user base and strong advertising efforts to push sales of this tablet further. The tablet is available in India for Rs. 13,000. 

The Micromax Canvas Tab comes with an 8-inch screen with a resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels, 1 GB RAM, 16 GB ROM of which 12 GB is available to the user, 5 megapixel camera at the back with a 2 megapixels camera at the front and runs on Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean. The 1.2 GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6589 processor makes sure that the tablet can handle any intensive tasks you throw at it. Also available is Wi-Fi, 3G and Bluetooth 3.0 connectivity.

XOLO QC800

Xolo is also getting into the tablet market, and the QC800 is a testament to how far the Indian manufacturer has come in a year. The tablet features identical hardware to the Micromax Tab, but comes with a Qualcomm 1.2 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 8225Q CPU than the MediaTek one used in Micromax’s offering. The front camera is also very low and is an area Xolo could’ve worked at. That being said, the tablet is on offer for just Rs. 11,500 which is less than what other tablets in this segment cost.

Author's Bio: Harish Jonnalagadda is a market analyst at MySmartPrice.  An avid reader, he is usually found reading Sci-Fi novels in his free time. He is also a fanatic gamer and a huge fan of the Assassin's Creed franchise.

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

How to create free eBook download system with download counter and analytics for your blog or website?

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As a blogger or a webmaster, there are quite good amount of chances that you want to make files available for download. It can be eBook, PDF, a word file (doc or docx), a presentation, etc. But especially to give your readers "free ebook download" opportunity.

It is not a big task for bloggers who have access to professional blogging/CMS platforms like WordPress. But not for users who publish with Google Blogger. Even if you are using WordPress self-hosted, you can apply this method to cut down your bandwidth usage.

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Share link to get download link

Free eBook Download System

Upload your file/eBook to any cloud storage of your choice (it must support public downloading). Lets say dropbox.

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  1. Upload your eBook to dropbox.
  2. Click on Share link button.
  3. On the next page, a download link is available as a download button.
  4. Right click on the download button and copy the link.
traffic sources chart for free eBook download system
Referral Sources

Download Counter and Analytics

The next thing needed is a counter, that counts the number of times the link was clicked. With that, it will be even better if you can track from where the file was downloaded, from where the users came, how many eBook downloads occurred, from which operating system and from which browser. To do so-
  1. Go to goo.gl, a URL shortener by Google.
  2. Sign in using your Google Account credentials.
  3. Place the download link copied in step 4 (previous section).
  4. Click on shorten URL button.
  5. Now, you have your shortened URL which will be saved in your goo.gl account.
  6. Place this shortened URL on your blogs homepage or anywhere else like twitter, Facebook, Google Plus, etc.
Author's Bio: Shubhashish Shukla (follow him) is the person behind Sector Techno (twitter, facebook), a technology blog. An always learning web developer.

Monday, 21 October 2013

Cheaper alternative to laptops- Stylish HP Chromebook 11

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Since their inception in mid-2011, there have been plenty of Chromebooks launched, ranging from the ridiculously overpriced Google Pixel to Acer’s 200$ C7. Although, none of them has really managed to set the market alight. In a bid to impress critics and users alike, HP has teamed up with Google for its latest offering, the HP Chromebook 11. Let’s see what HP’s new Chromebook brings to the table. 

DESIGN

Weighing in at a little over 2.3 pounds, the Chromebook 11 has a sleek and attractive design with a glossy finish. The corners are softly rounded and it comes in two colour variants: white and black. You can also take your pick of four accent colours for the back lid: red, green, blue and yellow. The Chromebook has a chiclet style keyboard which is comfortable for typing. The laptop feels solid and smooth, and the design might remind you of Macbook’s now discontinued plastic variant. Having said that, the Chrombook 11 is an eye catching device and feels sturdier than most other Chromebooks in the same price range. 

SCREEN

The 11.6 incher sports an IPS display, with a resolution of 1366x768. The screen looks crisp, bright and sharp and the colours look gorgeous. The IPS screen also offers excellent viewing angles. There is no touch screen but the Chromebook 11 definitely has one of the better screens in the budget Chromebook market. 

HARDWARE, CONNECTIVITY and STORAGE

Under the hood, the laptop runs on a dual-core Samsung Exynos 2520 processor with 2GB of RAM and 16 GB of SSD memory. There is no fan under the hood, which isn’t surprising as things aren’t expected to get particularly hot with the Samsung processor. There’s an interesting addition of a standard microUSB charging port, which means you can charge your phone and laptop with the same charger but the absence of an HDMI port and SD slot might irk some people. Connectivity options include 2 USB ports, WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0 and an optional Micro-SIM slot for the 4G/LTE variant. 

SOFTWARE and BATTERY

Like all other Chromebooks, this laptop runs on Google’s cloud based Chrome OS. Cloud storage means all your data is backed up on a remote cloud storage and while you can always lose your Chromebook, you’re never going to lose your data. The laptop comes with 100 GB of Google Drive cloud storage, free for 2 years. Google claims that the Chromebook can give upto 6 hours of active usage on a single charge, not bad Google. 

CAMERA and AUDIO

Nothing extraordinary on the imaging front, as the Chromebook comes with a standard VGA web camera. The laptop contains no visible vents and thus the speaker vents are moved below the keyboard. Google claims its new speaker vents give “sound ported up through the keyboard”, it remains to be seen how much difference that makes in the real world. 

VERDICT

In terms of design and build quality, the Chromebook 11 is perhaps the sexiest and most sturdy laptop in its price range. The device comes with a nippy processor and a decent screen. If you can live with the limitations of the Chrome OS, HP’s Chromebook 11 is a solid option at the pricing of 279.99$, and definitely one to consider.

Author's Bio: The article is written by Sanjay Kumar Negi, working at 91Mobiles.com. Follow him on Google Plus.

Sunday, 13 October 2013

How to opt out of Google's shared endorsement?

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Google has announced an update in its terms of services, which will be enforced on 11th of November 2013. 

What is shared endorsement?

As the word suggest endorsement simply means a recommendation of a product in an advertisement. After these new Google terms of services will go live, search results will start to use your Google Plus profile's public data to recommend a product in advertisements.

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A number of users are angry about this new release as Google will now use your face (profile picture) and name in advertisement. But generally speaking that is not a thing to dislike as Google will only use your public data to recommend products and services to other users.
Google Plus Settings shared endorsement
Settings Google Plus

How to opt in or out of Google's shared endorsement?

Google still lets its user decide whether they can use your profile picture and name, that is, you can always opt in or out of the Google shared endorsement.
  1. Login into your Google Plus.
  2. Go to "Settings" page from sidebar navigator.
  3. Click 'Edit' link under Shared Endorsements (shared endorsement setting).
  4. On the next page that opens up you can un-check and click Save.
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Opt in or out of shared endorsement

Author's Bio: Shubhashish Shukla (follow him) is the person behind Sector Techno (twitter, facebook), a technology blog. An always learning web developer.

Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Sony Xperia Z1 Price in India and Specifications

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After a brief break in the mobile market, Sony is back with its brand new invention in the range of Xperia. The company is targeting the smartphone savvy generation to hold a firm ground in this world. The brand is playing with the people's imagination by introducing the creativity in the designs, imaginations and display technologies. Sony Xperia Z1 price range in India has not been able to surge the popularity of the brand. This is one of the good looking phones which one can consider buying for sure. The combination of glass and metal has increased its feature more. Here is a brief description about the model to help the consumers understand and educate about the specifications about this model.

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Sony Xperia Z1

General Introduction

Irrespective of the price range, Sony is the most lovable brand among the younger generation in India. To serve the thirst of the crazy followers Sony has the introduced the revolution in the world of smartphone by launching Sony Xperia z1 mobiles on September, 2013. It is a 144.4 X 73.9 X 8.5 dimensional phone which weighs around 169 grams. Presently three colors of black, white and purple are available in the market. The range of the thickness stands at 8.5cm. It has a single slot for SIMs.

Detailed information

Z1 is the premium range provided by Sony in the area of Xperia. The launch of the latest Sony Xperia model has imported the opportunity to tag it as the best android phone for its unbeatable specifications. It is a big phone with a slightly higher dimension. The device is one of the best kinds of water-resistant mobile device to serve the thirst of the smartphone crazy people. The organization has brought an exceptional dust-proof feature to combat in the world of advanced technology. The phone is able to survive for 30 minutes less than 1mm deep water level. Additional feature of the camera button can allow individuals to take photos and capture a video under the water.

Specifications

This Xperia phone is adorned with full HD 5.00 inch screen display, 2.26GHz superfast processor with 2GB RAM built by Qualcomm MSM8974. Sony aimed to serve sharper images with an accurate color production. To protect the screen from any damages, they have added scratch-proof screen protector covering on the front side of the phone. It will provide the definite benefit to the display against keys and loose changes. This has an internal storage capacity of 16GB. Available option is maximization up to 64GB. Rear camera is 20.7 megapixels and the front camera is with 2 megapixels with flash. The phone holds the highest resolution of 1080X1920pixels. This is running on the latest version of Android 4.2 Jelly bean system. The device is running on the system Quad-core Snapdragon 800. The battery has the capacity of 3000mAH mostly.

Price range

Sony Xperia mobile price is not beyond the bound of the mobile lovers. Followers do not care about the price range. All they want is some special features which cannot be served by other companies. The price range is very much affordable to the people devoted to this brand. There are different kinds of Sony Xperia Z1 review are being posted online by the critics and gadget lovers. Some are positive, and some are negatives. Buyer must consider there points before choosing the device to purchase.

People with the urge to buy a specification based mobile are apt for this device. Do not hesitate to consider this model to buy for its high ranged spec. Buy Xperia Z1 and enjoy the features which you may never have experienced before. 


Author's Bio: Alisha Singh work with naaptol.com. naaptol is a online shopping website that helps users to find the best price for Mobile phones including Sony Xperia Z1 Price in India, Laptops, Cameras and lots more.

Monday, 7 October 2013

Comparing SEO Strategies for Twitter and Facebook

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Although Facebook and Twitter are both considered social media sites, the two have their differences. With Facebook, you create your own personal account complete with a profile (listing as much or as little information about yourself as you want). You can also include pictures, videos and anything else you want. Twitter also requires you to set up a profile along with any pictures and/or information about yourself. Both sites let you communicate with others who are also members of these networks, but the way you communicate is where some of the differences lie. 

Facebook messages can be a lot more private than those on Twitter although you can still post a more public message on Facebook if you want. The way you post your messages is also different. Another difference is how both these sites affect search engine optimization—SEO—with regards to Google which is the largest search engine in the world. 

Who is more popular—Facebook or Twitter?

Facebook is the winner when it comes to the amount of followers. As huge as Twitter is around the world, it still does not have nearly as big of an audience as Facebook. But do not assume that this affects who has the greatest SEO power. Google looks at both social media sites as equals when it comes to SEO. Sure, you can use one for SEO purposes more than the other, but there is no difference in the way this works. The bottom line is that if you are looking to use SEO, you will need support from members of both Facebook and Twitter. 

Blog promotion—Facebook or Twitter?

Facebook may have the upper hand when it comes to blog promotion and SEO. Facebook allows you to share your blog post with an attached link that members can simply click on and visit. If members decide to share your link with others, search engines will notice this. Unfortunately, Twitter does not have this type of tool so it loses its edge when it comes to reaching a large audience. 

However, Twitter comes out ahead in terms of blog promotion because you can use something called micro blogging. While this may sound a bit much, you can continually nag people via Twitter to read your blog. You may lose a few annoyed followers, but you would lose a lot more on Facebook from the constant pestering to read your blog. The other advantage with Twitter is that people are already following you and what you have to say so they are a more inclined to read your blog. 

Website promotion—Facebook or Twitter?

Facebook has the benefit of letting you add posts that are large, contain images or videos, or have their own links. You can only micro blog on Twitter which means you are limited when it comes to methods of promotion. Facebook definitely offers more of an advantage when it comes to SEO promotion. It allows you to add links, “like” something, share something and re-share something. It also gets people talking about whatever it is you are promoting. All of these affect SEO. With Twitter, the only things possible are tweeting, re-tweeting and linking which have less of an effect on SEO

Most engaging—Facebook or Twitter?

This may be a matter of taste and preference. For those who like to read micro blogs, Twitter would be the more engaging of the two. But in terms of SEO, how will you know which SEO effectors are the best options for your blog or website? The answer may be in the links. Any link from a Facebook or Twitter profile is going to have some sort of an SEO effect. By no means will it be as great as a link from a website, but it still has some SEO benefit. Neither one is stronger, though. Thirty re-tweets with your link on Twitter is no better or different than thirty “likes” on Facebook for your blog.

Final thoughts

To find the best SEO benefits from these social media sites, try testing them on your social media profiles. You will definitely get advantages from both—it is just a matter of figuring out how to use them to their fullest SEO potential. 

Author’s Bio: My name is Sonia Jackson. I write for site http://www.cool-essays.com that provides well-written and quality essays and research papers for college and university students.