Friday, 21 February 2014

Top 3 premium Blogger blog templates - Magazine

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On web, blogger blog still dominates. The best features you can get premium Blogger templates on the web easily. But someday you might require a custom designed paid Blogger template. That falls within the scope of the latest design patterns, like HTML5 and is responsive or mobile customized.

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Apriezt - Responsive Magazine/News Blogger Theme

  • responsive or mobile customized
  • AJAX based Page Navigation
  • 12 Type Recent Post by Label
  • Supports Blogger, Facebook and Disqus comment system
  • JSON based search results
  • Shortcode for easy touch ups

Nami Press

  • responsive or mobile customized design
  • Easily customize gadgets
  • Auto resize Thumbnail
  • Use multiple type of sliders
  • Short codes

Bpress - New & Responsive/Magazin Blogger Template

  • News ticker
  • Recent post by labels
  • Drop down menu
  • Simple search box

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

Thursday, 20 February 2014

Facebook buying WhatsApp for $19 Billion

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WhatsApp sold for $19 billion to Facebook

WhatsApp Acquisition

WhatsApp has over 450 Monthly Active Users. According to Facebook's blog, Facebook is purchasing WhatsApp for $16 billion in cash and stock. The deal is done for $4 billion in cash, $12 billion in Facebook shares and $3 billion in RSUs for employee retention.

Also, WhatsApp messaging service will remain independent and will also retain its brand name. Furthermore, WhatsApp co-founder and CEO Jan Koum will join Facebook's board.

WhatsApp growth

  • 450 million active users.
  • 70% of these users are active daily.
  • Messaging volume approaching the entire global telecom SMS volume.
  • 1 million new users get registered every day.

WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton was rejected by Facebook and Twitter

In 2009, WhatsApp co-dounder Brian Acton was rejected by Facebook as well as twitter to work as an employee. After 4 years, the same person is selling his work to Facebook for $19 billion.

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

Friday, 14 February 2014

New Identity Gender added by Facebook

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Revealing one's true identity on Facebook is a priority. While signing up, you need to state to Facebook your gender, male or female.
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Facebook has introduced custom gender, that allows lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgenders to truly reveal their identity with ease. Facebook has worked with LGBT organizations, to compile a list of gender options. In case you fall under LGBT gender category you can now change it by going to your profile's "about" page's "Basic Information" section and edit the gender.

Click edit button, and select custom from drop down menu and then start typing your gender, a list will automatically generate. Select the appropriate option. You can also select your gender as neutral.

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

Saturday, 1 February 2014

Top new Facebook features added in 2013

| Saturday, February 01, 2014 | | | 3 Comments so far

Facebook is an always evolving, social networking website. Everyday Facebook's employees work on introducing new features. This evolution is fast, one after the other new functionality are added and removed from Facebook.

Facebook top new features launched in 2013

Add your feeling, what you are watching, having on Facebook

Facebook rolled out this feature as an extension to your status updates. This helped to express your things in an even better way. You can add books, songs, movies, TV series, feelings, eating, drinking etc. This feature exploded in terms of usage.

Facebook Verified Accounts

Creating pages on Facebook is free, and almost everyone can create one. Because of this, a user won't ever know is he or she is liking the genuine or Official page or a duplicate one. To overcome this, Facebook rolled out verified accounts, to let its users know which one is a genuine page.

Facebook Hashtags

This one was another followup. Twitter is famous for mentions and hashtags. Hashtags actually started or were born inside twitter's office. This was supposed to increase the search results. But it takes time to figure out what exactly hashtags are used for, doesn't matter you are on Twitter or Facebook.

Post images in Facebook comments on brand pages

First a user was not able to post any image in response to another user's status updates or photos. Now, its possible to post images in comments on both updates from other users or other pages.

Facebook new Insight for Fan page

For publishers or page manager, having page analytic is very important. It tells about engagement of users. View and reach, etc. The insight pages were updated, introducing new user interface. Though a user need a minimum of 30 page likes to be able to see insights.

Upload custom thumbnail on Facebook page posts

While posting URLs on Facebook page, the title of the link, description usually meta description and an image is fetched from the URL. This makes the post way too much better. In case of no image, sometimes logo of the website is fetched. With this update, you can upload your own choice of image.

Compare your Facebook page with other pages

Now, a publisher can add other pages to his own pages, admin panel for easily tracking the progress of other pages. Mainly your competitors, or just the top ones in your stream.

Which of these you like the most, and why? Comment below...

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