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Wednesday, June 26, 2013
How to Check Your Antivirus is Working?

How to Check Your Antivirus is Working?

Here is a common method to determine if your antivirus program is working properly or not. Some of you may know it already, but for the beginner (noobs) this can be informative.



► Open Notepad and copy/paste the Code given below.



X5O!P%@AP[4\PZX54(P^)7CC)7}$EICAR-STANDARD-ANTIVIRUS-TEST-FILE!$H+H*

The text should be in one horizontal line.

Then save file as "checkantivirus.com" including quotation-marks.

After some seconds saving this file, your Anti-Virus should notify you with the message that this file is infected with a virus asking permission for its deletion/clean.

This file is secure and it’s not going to infect your computer in any way. It is a standard text developed by the European Institute for Computer Anti-virus Research (EICAR). Every Anti-Virus is programmed to load this file as a virus.

If your Anti-Virus did not detect this file as a virus, a program will appear as DOS window with this text EICAR-STANDARD-ANTIVIRUS-TEST-FILE.

If this happens then you should probably find a better Anti-Virus. It means that your PC might already be infected with viruses and your current Anti-Virus does not recognize them.
How to Check Which Version of Android your Device is Running

How to Check Which Version of Android your Device is Running

There's a quick way to check the version of the operating system that your handset runs on, be it a Samsung Galaxy model or any Android-powered smartphone.


► Access the Settings menu, which is normally found by tapping the Menu button at the bottom left of the front panel and then selecting Settings or System settings. 

Look for the 'About phone' or'About device' listing and click on it. The actual location will vary from device to device, for example on the 


Galaxy Ace ite is the last item in the Settings list and on the Galaxy S4 it is found within the More tab. A detailed list of your phone's particulars will appear and on this the Android version will be displayed.

The screen above was taken on the Samsung Galaxy Ace. If you're felling brave, click on Software update to see if there is a more recent version of Android you can upgrade to.


Android OS: what's in a name?

There's a logic to the bizarre-sounding names for the different versions of Android; they're all sweets or dessert items and follow an alphabetical order. Here's the full list:



Tuesday, June 25, 2013
How to Remove your IP address from the Spam Blacklist

How to Remove your IP address from the Spam Blacklist

If you are setting up a mail server at home, you will wonder why the recipient cannot receive your email which is sent by your mail server. The reason is that your IP is blacklisted.

 How to overcome this problem? It is quiet easy and just send a request to the Spamhaus.org to cancel your IP from the blacklist. For example, your IP is 219.192.114.214.

http://spamhaus.org/query/bl?ip=219.192.114.214

If you find any item is in red colour (e.g. PBL), your IP is blacklisted. You just click on the link under the red coloured item. Then, select "Remove an IP from PBL" button. Usually, SBL and XBL are in green colour.

Accepted the agreement and click "Remove IP address" button. Finally, fill in the blanks and wait for the confirmation email for the confirmation code to fill into the screen provided after you sent the request.

Make sure your email address is not a web based free account, such as gmail, hotmail, or yahoo and etc.
Friday, June 14, 2013
How to Make Money Writing for Hubpages

How to Make Money Writing for Hubpages

What is Hubpages?

Before I start getting into detail, I should explain the basics. Hubpages is a website that basically allows you to publish an article on their site. I use the term “article” loosely because it can be as short as an article or more like a single page website. It is completely up to the user. A hub (their lingo for article) can be about any topic you could possibly want to write about. You could create a hub explaining 10 things you wished people knew about you, how to play guitar with your toes, or facts about albino grizzly bears.

 You do not need to be a great writer and honestly, I have seen some people who are terrible writers do quite well. All you need is the ability to say a little bit about something. And who knows maybe hubpages will be the first step to helping you make money from a blog?

So how do you make money with Hubpages?

There are actually a variety of ways, but the simplest and most effective way I have found so far has been by using Google Adsense. After you finish your first hub you can install your Adsense ID and you will begin sharing the revenue with Hubpages for your hubs.

If you pick good keywords (which I will get to in a minute) you will likely begin getting traffic from the search engines within 24 hours of publishing it. If these visitors click on the ads you will get a cut of that revenue (I think it is 60%).


My results during July

I spent most of July trying to create a hub every day or so and I am now up to 23 hubs. I didn’t do the best job with keyword research and did very little if any work after creating the hubs and yet adsense still made $47.14 in March.

This breaks down to $2.05 per hub/month. Two dollars doesn’t sound too exciting, but if you consider that is probably completely passive income it is pretty exciting. In theory, that $2 per hub should continue paying that each month – and to be honest most pages do better in the search engines after they have been around a few months or more. So it very well could increase over time as well.

I am going to continue to create some more hubs during the month of August and see what the results are. I will try to keep this post updated with the new results each month.


Steps to get started

If you are interested in giving this a shot, these are the steps to get started.

    ► Sign up at Hubpages
    ► Create your first hub. Once you get to the design page, it is pretty self-explanatory.
    ► Sign up for an Adsense account (if you don’t have one). This might take a couple days to get approval.
    ► Add your Adsense ID to Hubpages. When you are logged into Hubpages, you click the “My Account” button, and then the “Affiliate Settings” link. This is where you will install your Adsense ID.
    ► That’s it. Once it is installed, you will begin making money when someone clicks on the ads. Warning: do not click the ads yourself or tell others to click them. Google will catch you and will ban you from the program.


Keys to succeeding

Keyword research

This is probably the most important part. The title of your hub needs to be based on your keyword research. A good place to look is Google’s Keyword Research tool – drop in some keywords that your article might be about and see what comes back at you. I believe this is more of an art than a science, so just find a keyword phrase that is being searched for and give it a shot.

But I do suggest looking for longer phrases, i.e. Don’t title your page “ipods” but something like “how to put music on your ipod” would likely work a lot better. But either way, you just have to test to see what works. Sometimes your research will work just like planned and other times it won’t. But the good news is that even if you don’t do any research, you still have a chance of picking up some visitors on Hubpages. But, the more you plan out your keywords the better you will do.


Get Links

Like I mentioned above, I didn’t really get many links to my hubs, but if you can link to it from your blogs and get other links it will definitely be helpful. Submitting it to social bookmarking sites might be helpful as well. Linking your hubs to each other is a good idea too.


Content

Generally speaking the more content you put on your hub the better. I would say 400 words should be a minimum. Shooting for 600-1000 would probably be best. And add as many of the widgets as you can. You can add a news widget, a poll to ask your readers a question, etc. You don’t necessarily NEED to add a bunch of widgets, but it will probably help.


Learn and adapt

Not all hubs will work. In fact, for me of the 23 I have created thus far 5 of them are generating about 90% of the traffic.


Referral Program

Per a reader’s request to discuss the referral program, I will touch on that. The links to hubpages in this article are referral links. I haven’t referred any users in the past and honestly don’t really know how or how much can be made from the referrals – but if anyone signs up via the links, I will add that to the update next month.



Thursday, June 13, 2013
How to Make Money from Home with WebAnswers

How to Make Money from Home with WebAnswers

 In today's tough economy, many people are turning to the internet in search of a way to earn extra money from home. With the endless scams out there, it can seem nearly impossible, and become quite frustrating. As a single mother of two, I know what it is like to not just want an extra income, but to actually need some extra cash in your pocket. So, I am going to tell you about a website that I accidentally stumbled across, that has made me more money in one month than I have earned on other sites in six months. That website is called WebAnswers.


WebAnswers is an extremely easy to use site, which is loads of fun, and can become very addicting if you aren't careful. The gist of WebAnswers is that you get paid to answer questions that other internet users ask. I know it sounds too good to be true, but it isn't. Here's how it works:

To start, you have to sign up for a WebAnswers account. It doesn't cost anything to sign up, and you don't have to provide any credit card numbers. Simply enter some information, including your email address, and decide on a password.

Once you have signed up for an account, you have to start answering questions. WebAnswers states "Once you have answered 50 questions, you'll receive an invitation to open a Google AdSense account". I personally answered 47 questions, and asked 3, and I was able to link my Adsense account. I know other contributors to WebAnswers who did something along the same lines as I did, instead of just answering 50 questions. Whatever combination you choose to do, the point is to make 50 posts on the site.

When you have reached your 50 posts, you will be able to go onto your account page, and apply for a Google Adsense account. A Google Adsense account does not cost anything either, so don't worry. You do not need to put out any money to make money through WebAnswers.

If you aren't familiar with Adsense, let me explain as simply as I can. When you create a page of web content (which is what your answers on WebAnswers are considered), Google goes on those pages, and puts ads on them. When other users see your content, and click on the ads, you share part of the revenue gained from that click. Google also pays you based on the amount of traffic your content receives. There's a lot more that you can learn about Google Adsense, and how it works. That is just the very basic information.

So, you make your 50 posts, and apply for your Google Adsense account. This process is pretty simple, and doesn't take a long period of time. If you already have an Adsense account (as many online content writer's do), you can link your WebAnswers account with Google instantly.

Once you have linked your two accounts, don't be surprised to see your earnings start to come in, just from those initial 50 posts you made. Granted, it will only be a few cents at the very beginning, but they will be there.

Personally, I thought the way that WebAnswers explained exactly how you make money was a little confusing at first, until I finally understood it. To keep you from feeling that same confusion, I am going to spell it out for you. This is how WebAnswers works, and how you make money:

People go on the website and ask questions. You log in, and use your knowledge (and yes, you have some even if you don't think you do) to answer those questions. The person who asked the question then comes back and "awards" the best answer. Or, that's how it is supposed to work, but as you will see when you visit the site, many questions do not have awarded answers, because sometimes the "asker" never comes back or the questions were asked by a "bot" when the site was just beginning. But, these unawarded answers can become your best friend.

The WebAnswers site states "Once an answer you have posted is selected as the best answer for the question, you will earn a percentage of the revenue generated by that question from Google AdSense". I find that statement to be misleading, because the truth is, you earn on all the answers and all the questions that you post, at least to some extent.

When you ask a question on WebAnswers, you and the people who answer your question go into a rotation to earn off the ads on that page. Everyone continues to earn off that one question, until you go back and select an answer as the best answer. Once you do that, then the only person who continues to earn on that page is the author of that answer.

When you answer a question, you, the author of the question, and the other people who offer up answers, all go into that same rotation to make money on the page. When the author of that question comes back and selects your answer as the best answer, then you will be the only one to earn revenue off of that page's ads for the next year. If your answer is not selected as the best answer, then you will no longer receive any earnings from that page. If no answer is selected, then everyone continues to earn revenue from that page.

The site says the goal is to receive "awarded answers", but as many WebAnswer users will tell you, they earn more off of the questions that never select an answer as the best answer, than they do off the pages of their awarded answers. I have yet to notice a difference, but then I haven't dug too far into this either.

As you continue to answer questions, receive awards, and generally use the site consistently, you improve what is known as your Quality Score. As your Quality Score increases, the website starts to put ads randomly through out the site for you, to help you earn even more money. So, don't be surprised to see earnings come in from a category that you never answered a question in!

As I stated, WebAnswers is very easy to use- just go on, and start answering questions. Even if you don't completely get how it works in the beginning, you will pick up all the information you need to be successful. I have been with WebAnswers for not quite a month yet, and have earned triple what I earn on other sites. I would give you an exact amount, but that is against Adsense policy, so I can't.

When I stumbled across the site, I joined in hopes of making money. After spending some time there and getting to know some of the other users however, it became more about having fun and making money was just an added bonus. As a single mom, I am thrilled that something I now consider fun, is making me residual income. I even answer questions on my Iphone while sitting at the doctor's office with one of my kids!

If you are looking for a way to stay at home and make some extra money, I would definitely recommend WebAnswers. It won't make you rich, but if you put forth the effort, you can definitely earn a few hundred dollars or more from it. How much you earn will depend on you, but there are users who are making $500 or more a month just by answering questions.
How to Add a Print it Button to Your Blogger Blog

How to Add a Print it Button to Your Blogger Blog

 Allowing your users to print your blog posts with just a single click is something that is pretty cool. On the other hand, almost all browsers provide the flexibility to print a web page by just going to “File” and “Print”. Different people have different choices and different people like to have a print feature on their blog posts for different reasons. You may just like to add a continent way. When users can print your posts with just one click then why they should be doing some complicated processes? In this article, we will show you how to add a quick print button to your Blogger blog.
 The First thing you will be doing is to login into your Blogger Dashboard. Now After logging in, go to your blog >> Template >> Edit HTML >> Search for <div class='post-header-line-1'/>  and just above it paste the following code. Once everything is done, press “Save Template” button to conclude the process.

<div style="float: left; padding-left: 10px;">
<a href="javascript:window.print()" rel="nofollow">Print this Article</a></div>

Now to give your button a beautiful touch, you need to customize it with a bit of CSS. You can create any kind of image using any popular photo editing or deigning tool Like Photoshop and can simply apply the modest CSS to make it work. Here is a small example of how you can stylize your print it button.

<div style="float: left; padding-left: 10px;">
<a href="javascript:window.print()" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-vw5LhfD0cTI/UPLhsZx8ksI/AAAAAAAAAdo/w7Aqf4eEstA/s1600/images.jpg" /></a></div>

Congratulations: You have successfully learned how to add print it button in blogger blog. Not only that, but you can also stylize it according to your desire needs. You can also preview your posts to see everything is working in an order or not. We hope this tutorial has facilitated to understand how to add print it button in blogger. What are your judgments about adding a Print button to your blog? Does it is value to use these buttons or it is just waste of space? Let us know what you think about it.
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
How To Add Contact Form In Blogger

How To Add Contact Form In Blogger

Blogger recently announced Wikipedia search box for blogger, where your site visitors are easily get information about all things but Today I am going to tell you about Contact form because blogger recently add it in their widget and before it in bloggers have no any contact form so many peoples are use other websites for adding Contact form in blogger.
 Contact form in blogger is very important because if you add Contact form in your blog so your site visitors and advertisers are easily contact you and give you their product advertise or user may want to ask any personal question so your site visitors are don all things easily without getting any problem.

Here I will tell you how you can add this in your blog. You can add this widget in sidebar of your blog. its show on your blog with three option: Name, E-mail*, Massage*. Where user add their Name, E-mail and Massage and Click on Send and you Receive user Massage in your E-mail inbox.


Add Contact Form Widget To Blogger

1.Log-in to your Blogger account Click on Layout>>Add Gadget.
2.After you can see a new window then Click on More Gadgets>> Contact form Same below Screenshot.

 3.Now after you can Replace The Title of “Contact Form” and then Click on “Save”.
 4.Now its Don Successfully you can visit your Site and View the beautiful Look of this widget.
 I Hope you don all things Successfully and Remember Bloggers add Captcha to Contact form, because of Spammy E-mail and also tell me how many you like this widget by write a Comment below and stay tuned for more tips and widgets.
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Samsung Galaxy Mega GT-I9152 Quick Review

Samsung Galaxy Mega GT-I9152 Quick Review

Samsung has introduced Samsung Galaxy Mega GT-I9152, a smartphone with big screen which can be compared to any tablet or phablet. Samsung Galaxy Mega GT I 9152 is also popularly known as Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 in the market.

The Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 I9152 is the dual SIM smartphone which runs on the latest version in the Android OS version 4.2.2 Jelly Bean. The Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 I9152 has decent specification to suit its price. The specification of Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 I9152 include 1.4 GHz dual core processor, 1.5 GB RAM, 8 GB on-board memory, external memory expandable to 64 GB and multiple connectivity features including 3G, WiFi and Bluetooth etc.

The biggest attraction for this model is 5.8-inch TFT Capacitive Touchscreen. The only disappointment is a low screen resolution of 540 x 960 pixels.

Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 GT I-9152 comes with an 8 MP primary camera with features like LED flash, auto-focus, smile detection and face detection etc. The secondary camera is 1.9 MP with 1080p@30fps recording for video calls.

Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 I9152 Price in India is around Rs 24,900 /-. Though you can get some best deals at online shopping websites.


Features 
 
Samsung’s newest GALAXY Mega delivers a mobile experience that is larger than life! By all intents and purposes, it is a smartphone, with fully equipped mobile connectivity and the size that fits comfortably in your palm, but with its clear, large screen, you can take a full advantage of the Tablet UX without being burdened by its size. It comes with full of smart services and enhanced features that gives you fun, smart, and convenient mobile life! Stay smart, and live large with GALAXY Mega.

Mega-Sized Portability 
 The majestically wide screen showcases your visual contents beautifully, while still being portable enough to take on the road with you. Enjoy all the capabilities of calling that are limited in the tablet form, plus enjoy a host of new features including the convenient Mega UX, which helps maximise productivity on the larger screen.  

The Mega UX takes full advantage of the large display
 Feast your eyes on this mobile’s mega-sized screen! The ideal viewing medium for photos and videos, the mobile remains optimally sized for portability as well as taking phone calls. The Mega UX takes full advantage of the large display, with multi-window capability that splits screen for different applications. See more of your mobile world with Samsung’s GALAXY Mega

Various camera modes are supported to take sophisticated and customised photos 
 GALAXY MEGA features various camera modes for fun picture taking with high quality (8MP AF + 1.9MP) Camera
ㆍSupported Camera Mode (8EA): Auto, Beauty face, Best face, Continuous shot, Best photo, Sound & Shot, Panorama, Sports.


Dual SIM doubles convenience with access to 2 phone numbers 
 Dual SIM Always On ensures you’re always connected and reachable at all times for that crucial business deal or family emergency - don’t miss important calls. Whether you want to organise your professional life separately from personal matters, pop in a local SIM card when travelling abroad to avoid roaming charges, or simply want to economise by taking advantage of preferred pricing plans, your Dual SIM multiplies your options and gives you greater flexibility, freedom and control over your life.

Full Specifications

Processor    1.4 GHz Dual Core processor
GPU   
Operating System    Android
Operating System Version    Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean
Sensors    Accelerometer, Light, Proximity, Geo-magnetic, Gyro Sensor
Series Name    Galaxy
Manufacturer    Samsung
Dimensions    162.6 x 82.4 x 9.0mm
Weight    182g
Camera Type    Dual Camera
Front Camera    1.9 MP
Back Camera    8 MP
Camera features    Autofocus, LED flash, Geo-tagging
Video Camera features    1080p@30fps
RAM    1.5 GB
External Memory    Expandable up to 64 GB via microSD
Internal Storage    8 GB
Screen Size    5.8 inch
Display    TFT capacitive touchscreen, 540 x 960 pixels
Ports    microUSB v2.0, 3.5 mm Jack
Battery Type    2600 mAh Li-Ion battery
Battery (Talk Time)   
Battery (Standby Time)   
Audio    MP3, M4A, 3GA, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, WMA, AMR, AWB, FLAC, MID, MIDI, XMF, MXMF, IMY, RTTTL, RTX, OTA
Video    MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM
Accessories   
Network    2G and 3G
Bluetooth    v4.0 with A2DP, EDR, LE
Connectivity    Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual band, Wi-Fi hotspot, A-GPS and GLONASS
GPRS    Yes
Available Colors    White
Announced/Launched Date    June 2013
Built-in Apps    Google Search, Maps, Gmail, YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk, Picasa, Organizer, Document viewer, Photo viewer/editor, Voice memo/dial
SIM Card Type    Micro SIM
SIM Slots    Dual SIM
Price Range    US$251 to US$499
Category    Premium Smartphone
Sensors: Accelerometer    Yes
Sensors: Gyroscope    Yes
Sensors: GPS    Yes
Sensors: Compass    Yes
Sensors: Barometer    Yes

Additional features
Some keyt features and specifications of Samsung Galaxy Mega GT-I9152:

    ► A wide 5.8 inch TFT Capacitive Touchscreen
    ► Android v4.2.2 (Jelly Bean) OS
   
Wi-Fi Enabled
   
8 MP Primary Camera and 2 MP Primary Camera
   
080p@30fps video recording
   
1.4 GHz Dual Core processor
   
Expandable Storage Capacity of 64 GB


Monday, June 10, 2013
Samsung Galaxy Grand Quattro Quick Review

Samsung Galaxy Grand Quattro Quick Review

 Samsung's newest Galaxy Grand Quattro delivers a winning mobile featuring powerful performance, smart multi-tasking and enhanced usability! Make no comprise with your mobile experience. With the 1.2Hz Quad-Core CPU, enhanced multi-tasking abilities, motion commands, Dual SIM and more, this mobile offers mobility at the top of its class. Samsung's smartpones have just gotten a whole lot smarter!

Samsung has dropped the price of its mid-range quad-core smartphone, the Galaxy Grand Quattro and it’s now available on the company’s e-store for Rs 16,900. At online retailer Flipkart, the Quattro is listed for Rs 16,570, while Saholic has it priced at Rs 16,499. The launch price of the smartphone was Rs 17,290.

The dual-SIM capable Galaxy Grand Quattro smartphone is powered by a Qualcomm MSM8625Q Snapdragon 200 1.2GHz quad-core processor and runs Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean. The Adreno 203 GPU, while not stellar, should provide more than enough oomph for most games and the 1GB of RAM should come in handy for extra processing power. The camera is nothing to write home about, but the 5-megapixel snapper is still good enough for basic photography and Instagram pictures. The VGA front camera is a disappointing specification.

The low-res display and the low-powered CPU mean that the 2000 mAh battery should ideally last the whole day on moderate-to-heavy usage. We would have liked to see a higher capacity battery, but for the price it’s quite capacious.

Powerful Performance

○11.9cms Large display is a great showcase, especially for photos and movies

○1.2GHz Quad-Core CPU offers advanced computing power to handle all your applications, multitasking and more

Enhanced photo-taking on the 5MP Camera

Enjoy features such as Continuous Shot, Best Photo, Colour Effect and Scene Mode for enhanced photo-taking on the 5MP Camera


Easy Mode

Easy Mode helps you access key functions such as favourite contacts, apps, dialer, etc on the homescreen with ease.
 


Here's a quick look at the specs of the Galaxy Grand Quattro:

    ► 4.7-inch TFT display with WVGA resolution
    ► Dual-SIM, 3G, GPRS/EDGE
   
Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot
   
Bluetooth 3.0
   
GPS with A-GPS support
   
5-megapixel primary camera with LED flash and VGA front camera
   
8GB internal memory + microSD support for up to 32GB more memory

As an introductory offer, the smartphone comes with a Digital Wallet carrying Rs 3,000 and is valid for 90 days applicable on purchases of games and apps.
Sunday, June 9, 2013
How to Verify Your PayPal Account Through State Bank Of India

How to Verify Your PayPal Account Through State Bank Of India

Most of webmasters, publishers and bloggers used PayPal for sending and receiving money globally over Internet. But there is a limit for sending and receiving money until you will not confirmed your PayPal Account. The most common method to verify your PayPal account is just attaching your Credit card to PayPal. But in India Most of Bloggers and Publisher don’t own a credit card. But they can also verify their PayPal Account. You can verify your PayPal Account with any International Bank of India like State Bank Of India, Union Bank Or India, Punjab National Bank, ICICI, HDFC, Citi Bank, Bank Of Baroda, Central Bank Of India, Axis Bank etc... This is very simple process and takes 4 to 7 days to complete.
 But most of Indian Publisher makes mistake during this process and hence they feel unable to verify their PayPal account. In this post I am explaining how you can verify your PayPal account through State Bank of India (SBI) account.

    1,Go to your PayPal account and click Add/Edit Bank Account under Profile Tab.
    2,Now Click on Add Tab.
    3,Choose your country as India.
    4,Add you Name. ( It would exactly same as on your Bank Account)
    5,Add NEFT IFSC Code. Click here to find SBI IFSC Code for your SBI Branch.
    6,Add your Account Number. (add full account number 17 digits, including zeros)
    7,Reenter your Account Number.
    8,Now Add This.
    9,Once you successfully add your account, you can verify it.
    10,Click on the Verify link.
    11,And wait for 4 to 7 days, PayPal will add two small amounts on your SBI Account. (it will be very small amount like Rs. 1.02 or Rs. 1.03 etc..)
    12,Now verify your PayPal account by adding these two amounts on PayPal.
    13,After you will add both the amount your account status will become verified.
    14,Now you’re Sending and Receiving limits has been finished.
    15,Done!

If you feel any problem you may ask to me. Once you will verify your SBI Bank Account you can withdraw PayPal funds to your SBI Bank Account directly. It will take usually 3 to 10 working days.
Friday, June 7, 2013
Best Books To Learn Android Application Development

Best Books To Learn Android Application Development

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Android is a linux based operating system and was built by Android Inc. which was later bought by Google in 2005. The best thing about Android is that it's open-source which means you can easily modify it the way you like without worrying about Google suing you.

Learning Android Application Development is a very exciting and interesting journey. I would recommend everyone who uses computer to learn android because of two reasons. First one being that you can design your own apps and use it in your smartphone or tablet. Second, if your app is unique and interesting, you can put that in Google Play store and earn lots of money
Here is a interesting fact for you : Angry Birds is now a brand worth $5.5 billion and the creators of Temple Run are earning in millions. If they can do it, why can't you? 

Here are the list of some of the best books which you can use to learn about Android and develop apps. Lets begin!

 Android : A Programmer's Guide 1st Edition

This is the best book for a person who is beginning from scratch. I would highly suggest you to buy this book along with the books listed below. This book has content written in a fashion that everyone can understand. You will start from learning how to install Java, Eclipse and setting up the Android Environment and then you will proceed gradually.This book is a must for any newbie.

Buy From Flipkart
 Beginning Android 4 Application Development

This is a great book for somebody who is just about to begin learning about Android. If you are just starting with Android and want to learn some basic things, go for this book. 

Buy From Flipkart
Professional Android 4 Application Development

If you want to learn most of the things related to Android, I would suggest you to go for this book.A great book which covers almost all the aspects of Android Application Development. This covers utilizing various hardware components like camera, NFC, Bluetooth, WiFi etc in your apps.

Buy From Flipkart
 Learning Android Game Programming : A Hands-On Guide to Building Your First Android Game 1st Edition

This book assumes that you already know something about Android Development. This book is an absolute gem for people who are on a low budget but want to create games for Android. You will learn about topics like Animations, Sounds, Physics, Artificial Intelligence which are the key components of a game. If you are aware of Android Development and now want to create some games, go for this.

Buy From Flipkart
So these were some of the books which you could use to learn Android Development. You can buy one book or you can buy all the books, both of the decisions will not go in vain. The books have been listed in a order from absolute beginner to advanced. So one day or the other you are going to need all the books.
If you want to suggest another book which is not present in the list, feel free to leave a comment in the comment section below. If it is good enough, we will credit you and update the list.



I wish you all the best in your Android Adventure and hope that you will soon build an app and contact me to review it!

 



Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Setting Up WordPress For The First Time

Setting Up WordPress For The First Time

With the WordPress finally installed, there are just a couple of things left to tweak to ensure its maximum performance. To start with, log in to your WP dashboard.

On the left hand side, click on a column entitled »Settings«:


1) The »General Settings« window should now be opened:

Here you can enter your site’s title and tagline, modify your access URL, insert your e-mail address and change the date settings.

The Site Title and Tagline is what the WordPress shows as the header of your homepage (depending on the theme you’re using), so make sure it is short but descriptive.

For example:


Site Title: Mark’s dating advice

Tagline: Learn how to become successful at dating!

If you want your website to have a (www.) prefix, then you can change that in the WordPress Address and Site Address fields. Just add (www.) before your URL.

Once you’re done, don’t forget to hit the »Save Changes« button!


2) Now click on »Reading« to open up the »Reading Settings«:
 By default, WP will have »Your latest posts« checked, which is fine if you’re running a simple blog, but if you want to build a real website, you should select »A static page«, and from the drop down menu of Front Page, choose »Sample Page«.

The sample page is just a page that was automatically generated with your WordPress installation, and you can edit it and change its name to »Home« later on if you wish.

Don’t forget to save changes before moving on to the next step!


3) Open up »Discussion Settings«:

Since WordPress is primarily a blogging platform, comments are an inherent part of it. You can either choose to enable or disable comments on your website and modify their settings.

If you do not want people to comment on your website, uncheck the box that says:

»Allow people to post comment on new articles«

Other options are pretty much self-explanatory, so we’re not going to get into that in details right now, but if you wish, you can play with them more later on.


4) Click on »Privacy Settings«:
 Here you can choose whether you want search engines (like Google, Yahoo and Bing!) to index your website (so others can find it) or not.

In my opinion, it is always better to leave this as it is, unless you really do not want to get traffic from Google (for some weird reason). However, even if that is the case, note that it is up to the search engines themselves to honor your request – so there are no guarantees.


5) Finally, open up »Permalinks Settings«:
 This is where you decide how your URL looks like when opening a new page or post on your website. Since the default option looks really ugly, I’m going to show you a nice little trick which makes it look much better:

- Select »Custom Structure« and enter: /%postame%/

Now, when accessing a new page on your website, instead of having a URL that looks like this: www.youriste.com/?p=123, it will look like this: www.yoursite.com/new-page

Much better, agreed? Don’t forget to save your changes!


Widgets – What Are They And How To Use Them?
 Widgets are one of the best features of WordPress in my opinion (along with plugins). There are literally a thousand ways you can use them + they give your site a fresh & unique look.
So what are they?

They are individual programmable parts of your website. Now before you go all »This is way too complicated for me…«, let me tell you that it’s much more simple that it sounds!

On this image, you can see that the basic WP template comes with 5 default widgets installed automatically: »Recent Posts«, »Recent comments«, »Archives«, »Categories« and »Meta«, and all of them are embedded in the right sidebar of your website theme.

You can substitute these with different widgets, like images, videos, graphs or whatever your current WP theme supports. To do this, click on the »Appearance« tab and select Widgets:

Notice that there are over 10 default widgets available at your disposal. You can have as many of them as you like, and some themes even come with their own pre-programmed widgets.

On your right hand, you can select where you want to put your widgets (main sidebar, showcase sidebar, footer, etc.)

 To install them, simply use the drag & drop technique. For example, if you wanted to add the »Calendar« widget, you would click on it in the »Available Widgets« area and drag it all the way to your »Main Sidebar«.

Then, you can set it up and configure as you like and it will be shown across all pages on your website. You can also install custom widgets of your choice through the use of plugins!


Plugins – What Are They And How To Use Them?

Plugins are basically addons for your website and there are virtually thousands of them to pick from. Some are free and some you have to pay for, but none the less – they are a must-have.

Almost everything you need for your website, there’s a plugin for it. I once had a website that needed to have weather for my city displayed, so I simply found a plugin that does just that!

Took me about 2 minutes to install and set up. If I had been using a regular HTML website, I’d have to hire a good programmer to do that for me. Think about the money I saved!

To access your plugin area, click on the »Plugins« tab of your WP dashboard:

Here you can search for, upload and set up plugins. I won’t go into details right now, but you can read all about that + some cool plugins that I recommend in another tutorial here.

That’s it – we’ve pretty much covered all the important parts that need to be set up once you install WordPress. It’s pretty easy and takes about 5 minutes once you get used to it.

See you in the next tutorial!
Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Make Your Old Computer Run Faster Instantly

Make Your Old Computer Run Faster Instantly

It gets really irritating when you use a slow old computer in the age of Quad-Core processors. There are mainly two reasons why you would want to make your old computer run faster. 

    ►That's your only computer!
    ►You don't want to throw away your old computer.


Whatever may be the reason, I will give you some ways to help your old computer breath some life.

1. Upgrade RAM

Upgrading other parts of the motherboard such as processor or graphics card are out of the question but you can always upgrade your computer's RAM. While it may be difficult to find the right version of RAM for your computer, you can always lookup on classified ads sites and online shopping websites. If lucky, you might get it there.


2. Clean Desktop

Remove all the icons in your desktop. After the cleaning, there should be only two icons - My Computer and Recycle Bin.


3. Clean OS Containing Drive

Remove files from your drive where your OS has been installed. Transfer the files to other drive until the free space is more than 40%.

4. Remove Crappy Softwares

Uninstall crappy softwares like toolbars and others which you don't use. It might seem impossible to get rid of all your beloved programs at first, but do it anyway!


5. Run Disk Defragmenter

When used for a long time, the files in your computer gets fragmented. In simpler words, it gets difficult for your computer to search for the required files and thus making your computer run slow.

Go to - Start > Accessories > System Tools > Disk Defragmenter.

Analyze and then defragment!


6. Adjust For Best Performance

When using a old computer, its better to keep away from the fancy transitions and other stuff.

Right click on My Computer > Advanced System Settings > Under the Advanced Tab, check for Performance and click Settings > Adjust for Best Performance > Apply .
 

7. Run CCleaner

CCleaner is a great piece of software. You can use CCleaner to clean temporary files and fix your registries. Doing both of the task will definitely help improve the performance of your computer.

Story: It had been a long time since I had run CCleaner on my computer. So I decided to run it. You won't believe that I had 12 GB of temporary files on my computer!


8. Clean your CPU 

Open your CPU's cabinet and grab a vacuum cleaner and start blowing on the motherboard. Dust the cobwebs and clean the cabinet completely. 



9. Install a New OS

Most probably you are running Windows OS in your old computer. While its not bad but there are other OS which can run faster on your old computer and one such OS is Puppy Linux.

So here you have it, somes ways to make your old computer run faster. Do you know any other way to do the same? Do have have any questions or queries? Do all of that in the comments section below.

Don't forget to share this article with people with old computers!
Monday, June 3, 2013
List of Top 25 Online Shopping Websites in India

List of Top 25 Online Shopping Websites in India

Have you noticed how quickly the Indian Online Shopping Industry has grown? We didn't even talk about Online Shopping about 3 years ago but since then we have witnessed the rapid growth of the same.

This revolution was the result of a service which won the hearts of people - "Cash on Delivery". People felt insecure and were reluctant to use and share their credit/debit card numbers online but due to the introduction of the "Cash on Delivery" service, people didn't have to worry about that. You simply had to place the order and wait till the product arrives to your doorstep and once your ordered item is in your hand, you can pay the amount. Pheww!!


So I guess this much is enough for now, lets now head over to the ultimate list of top 25 online shopping website in India. Go!



Everything
 
Wait! Everything literally doesn't mean "everything". In the following list of websites you can  buy stuff like electronics, clothing, household items etc.

    ■Flipkart
    ■Homeshop18
   
Infibeam
   
Indiatimes
   
Pepperfry
   
Futurebazaar
   
Ebay.in
   
Snapdeal
   
Vijay Sales
   
Croma Retail
   
Tradus


Computers

You will find all the parts and equipments related to computers and other gadgets in the following websites.

   
Zoomin
   
Theitdepot
   
SMCInternational
   
Primeabgb


Music

You will find musical equipments and accessories like keyboards, guitars, recording equipments here.

   
Bajaao
   
Raj Musicals
   
Saptaswara
   
Furtadosonline


Clothing

As the title suggests, you will find stuff related to clothing and apparel.

   
Yebhi
   
Jabong
   
Myntra


Websites

You will find website which will provide the services to make a website.

   
BigRock
    Go Daddy

Travel

Websites where you can book tickets for bus, train, plane or hotels.

   
GoIbibo
   
Yatra


So here you have it, the list of top 25 Online Shopping websites in India. Which one is your favorite? Let me know that in the comments section below.

Do share this with your friends and family on Facebook and Twitter!
Sunday, June 2, 2013
Build Your Own Computer Best Configurations for all Budget 2013

Build Your Own Computer Best Configurations for all Budget 2013

  Building your own computer is the best way to get a system which will get you what you want. You can decide what components you want and what you don't . It also helps you to save a lot of money. You can always choose the latest components in the market and keep yourself updated with the technology.


In this post I will tell you the best configuration for building your own computer for all the budget ranges. While, this might not be exactly the best, but this will give you a good performance and speed.



Basic Rig

This is for people, who just want to browse the Internet, do some word processing. These are best for office related work. But if your office uses applications like Photoshop, or any Video Editing Software like Adobe After Effects, this won't give good performance. Choose this, if you are really in a tight budget and just need a computer for normal work.

    Cooler Master Elitie 310
    Processor: AMD Anthlon 2 x2 260
    Motherboard : ASUS M5A78L-M LX
    RAM: Corsair Desktop RAM 2GB DDR3 1333 MHz
    HDD: Seagate 1TB
    Monitor: BenQ G610HDAL
    Graphics Card: None
    Cabinet : Cooler Master Elite 310
    PSU: FSP Saga II 400W
    Speaker: Altec Classic Audio BXR1221
    Mouse: Zebronics Judwas 5
    Keyboard: Zebronics Judwas 5
    Optical Drive: LG 22x SATA DVD Writer
    Sound Card: None


You can choose the speakers, mouse, keyboard as you wish, but keep the heart of the system same.

Entry Level Gaming

This is for gamers who have a small budget but still want to enjoy games. With this specs you will be able to run games like Call of Duty Series and other graphics intensive game. But you have to keep your settings at a minimum level or you might suffer from decreased FPS. And less FPS is a bad thing! Really a bad thing!

    AMD A6-3650
    Processor: AMD A6-3650
    Motherboard : Gigabyte GA-A55M-DS2
    RAM: G-skill F3-10600CL9S- 5GBNT
    HDD: Seagate 1TB
    Monitor: BenQ G2222HD
    Graphics: ASUS 550Ti
    Cabinet : Cooler Master Elite 310
    PSU: Corsair CX340
    Speaker: Altec Lansing V2621
    Mouse: Zebronics Judwas 5
    Keyboard: Zebronics Judwas 5
    Optical Drive: LG 22x SATA DVD Writer
    Sound Card: None



Mid-Range Level

So, you have a considerable budget and want to go for not the ultimate but, play games at medium graphics without decreasing FPS. Here's what you need.

    Intel Core i5-2400
    Processor: Intel Core i5-2400
    Motherboard : MSI-H67-e35
    RAM: Corsair CML8GXM2A1333C9
    HDD: Seagate 1TB
    Monitor: BenQ G2222HD
    Graphics Card: Zotac nVidia 560
    Cabinet : Cooler Master Elitie 340
    PSU: Seasonic S12 II 520
    Speaker: Altec Lansing V2621
    Mouse: Razer Abyssus
    Keyboard: Razer Cyclosa
    Optical Drive: LG 22x SATA DVD Writer
    Sound Card: None



Ultimate Configuration

Only for people who are absolutely crazy about gaming and want to play the latest game with full maximum settings. This will truly give you a amazing gaming experience. If you have lots of money laying around and you can't think of anything better, go for it.


    Processor: Intel Core i7-2600
    Motherboard : Gigabyte Z77X-UD5H
    RAM: Gskill F3- 12800CL9D- 8GBXL
    HDD: 2x Seagate 1TB + OCZ 2.5 SSD VTX3- 25SAT3-120G
    Monitor: BenQ XL2410T
    Graphics Card: ASUS nVidia GTX 680 2GB
    Cabinet : Cooler Master HAF922
    PSU: Seasonic X850 (80 + Gold)
    Speaker: Logitech Z506
    Mouse: Logitech G9x
    Keyboard: Logitech G510
    Optical Drive: LG 12x Blu-ray OEM RW
    Sound Card: ASUS Xonar DX 7.1

Please tell us about your computer's configuration. If you have any other suggestions please tell us through the comments!
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