30 Jul

Samsung Omnia M Launched in India for Rs.16,400

Samsung-Omnia-M

Samsung Omnia M is now officially launched in India at an MRP of Rs. 16,400. It runs on Windows Phone OS 7.5 (Mango) with 384MB RAM and 1 GHz processor.

Samsung Omnia M is packed with 4-inch Large Super AMOLED display (800×480 pixels), 5 Mega Pixel Camera with Auto focus & LED Flash and a VGA camera for video calling.

Samsung-Omnia-M

It has FM Radio with RDS, 3.5mm audio Jack, and 4GB Internal Memory. The connectivity specs include 3G HSDPA 7.2 Mbps, Wi-Fi , Bluetooth V-2.1, GPS, and USB 2.0. It is powered with 1500 mAh Li-on battery. The phone also comes with Samsung ChatOn cross-platform communication app, Xbox Live app, Tango voice-video calling application, & more.

The Samsung Omnia M is available for Rs. 16,400 from Samsung eStore. You can also get it from Flipkart for Rs. 15,900.

29 Jul

How To Check Username Availability On Social Media Sites

Check Username Availablity - Knowen

With more and more social media sites coming up every now and then, it has become very difficult to have a unified username across all social networks. But it’s very important to claim your username everywhere to maintain your personal or brand social identity.

Check Username Availablity - Knowen

Check out 3 Websites To Check the availability of username and also secure your username across all Social Networks easily.

1) Knowem

It lets you search availability of username on more than 600 popular social networks, over 150 domain names, & the complete USPTO Trademark Database to help you secure your brand on the internet. The basic search on Knowen is free but if you want to secure your brand or personal username on all social networks, it offers 3 different packages to make sign up process on all social media sites easy.

2) NameChk

Another service to check whether your desired username or vanity url is available or not on popular Social Networking & Social Bookmarking sites.

Also See: Find Out Who is Talking About Any Topic On Social Media Sites

3) Usernamecheck

The site allows you to check the availability of username only in the top 20 social networks.

29 Jul

7 Quick Tips To Optimize Your WordPress Blog

Optimize WordPress And Reduce CPU Usage

WordPress is the most popular CMS in the world today. But if you’re not using it properly, it can cause high load and performance issues on your website. Recently, I got around 1,00,000 visitors within 3 days on one of my website via StumbleUpon but due to the high consumption of resources, it lead to temporary suspension of my hosting account twice during that period (I am using shared hosting).
Here are some tips for optimizing your WordPress blog and reduce the CPU consumption of the PHP script.

Optimize WordPress And Reduce CPU Usage

1) Install WP Super Cache Plugin (Recommended)

WP Super Cache Plugin is a really fast caching engine for WordPress that produces static html files. By using this plugin, 99% of your visitors will be served static html files and your website would be able to handle instant high traffic from social bookmarking sites like Digg or StumbleUpon.
Best alternative to this plugin is WP Total Plugin.

2) Disable all CPU Intensive Plugins

- Most of the related posts plugins such as Yet Another Related Post Plugin(YARPP) cause high load on your website.
Read: Best Alternative To Yet Another Related Posts – Efficient Related Posts Plugin
- StatCounter & various other statistics plugins should also be disabled, as these consume too much CPU in most of the cases. Use only Google Analytics for statistics.
- Plugins to post automatically on WordPress should be disabled as they also cause high load and performance issues.
- Consider switching to Greg’s High Performance SEO for your SEO needs. Greg’s plugin output only 700 lines of code per page view as compared to other SEO plugins which outputs 1000-2000 lines of code.
- Any other plugins that are not in use should also be disabled.

See Also: 5 Best Free Tools To Test The Speed of Your Website

3) Do not use CPU Intensive Themes

- Do not use themes in which page loads are generating too many errors in your Error Log (Check in your cPanel under Logs)
- Disable Dynamic Image resizing function in your theme.
- Most of the free themes are CPU Intensive. So, try to use Thesis Themes or any other premium theme.

4) Use WP-Optimize Plugin

WP-Optimize Plugin lets you to clean up your WordPress database & optimize it without phpMyAdmin.

See Also:
7 Tips For On Page Optimization Techniques For SEO Success
3 Tips For Off Page Optimization Techniques For SEO Success

5) Avoid Spam bots to target your website. Use CAPTCHA to prevent comment spam.

6) Avoid hosting large number of websites under the same account as it can increase the crawl rates and load on the server, as many search engine bots try to index your websites.

7) If everything else fails, Switch to Better Hosting. Try Hostgator. (Recommended)

Read: Top 11 Things To Consider Before Choosing A Web Hosting Provider

After making all these changes, my website is now able to handle any amount of traffic with no CPU consumption and performance issues.
If there are any questions regarding this, don’t hesitate to ask in comments. :)

25 Jul

How To Backup and Download Tweets From Twitter

Download tweets

Downloading all your Tweets and various conversations on Twitter can be really useful. You can save a backup of all your tweets which is really useful in case of accidental deletion of tweets, or account hijacking. Apart from that, do you know that Twitter only lets you see your most recent 3,200 tweets? So, it is always advisable to backup your Tweets regularly.

Check out Some of the Best Services To Backup and Download Tweets From Twitter:

Download tweets

1) TweetDownload

TweetDownload is a free service that allows users to retrieve and download a dump of all their Tweets, Direct messages, Tweets with replies/mentions and list of followers in a variety of different formats such as plain text format or CSV format or as a web page.
It also shows you the date and time of tweets.

2) Backuptweets

Backup all your tweets with this application and make your Twitter account permanent. It is a free service with additional features in the premium edition.

3) Tweetbackup

Another service to backup all your Tweets. The service is completely free.

4) Mytwebo

This service allows you to download Tweets from multiple users in PDF format.

5) The Archivist

The Archivist is a free service that lets you search Twitter for Tweets. You can also create an archive of your tweets, analyze, export & share the tweets. The service is developed by Microsoft’s MIX Online team.
It is also available as a desktop version for download here.

See Also:
7 Best Services To Make Money on Twitter
How To Get/Increase Followers On Twitter

6) TwitterSave

Download tweets based on keywords in CSV format. You can also download details of your Twitter followers.

25 Jul

How Much Is Apple Worth?

Worth of Apple

Have you ever wondered how much is Apple worth? Apple market cap is around $600 billion in 2012. It is worth a lot of things in the world.
For example,
- 364 Space Shuttles.
- 257 Manchester Uniteds or 364 New York Yankees. Actually, Apple can buy all the sports team in the world.
- 73 London Olympics.

Take a look at this Inforgraphic to find out more:

Worth of Apple

Source: www.macformat.com

You can also check out this Tumblr Blog which states interesting facts about “Things Apple is worth more than” in the world.
For example,
- Apple is worth more than all the illegal drugs in the world.
- The Star Wars, Harry Potter, Twilight, Stephen King, and Star Trek Franchise Combined.
- Double the entire US Clothing Store Business.

In 2011, Apple’s total sales were $128 billion. That is, more than the GDP of 160 countries combined around the world.
Check out this Infographic to find out more fascinating facts about Apple.

worth of apple infographic

24 Jul

Performance of Advertising on Google ( Infographic )

google ads

Have you ever noticed the sponsored results in Google search results that have been taking over most of the Google search results page. Wordstream has created an Infographic which is full of interesting data on Google’s PPC, clicks and on the performance of Google Ads in Search results.

Clicks on paid search results outdo organic clicks by almost a 2:1 margin for keywords with high commercial intent in the United States.

Though organic searches still get more clicks than paid results overall but not for High commercial intent keywords. Keyword searches with high commercial intent means keywords in which a Google searcher is looking to purchase a product or service (for ex.: “buy web hosting”).

advertising on google

20 Jul

Hostgator Coupon Code – Flat 25% Discount on Hosting

Hostgator Coupon Code

HostGator is one of the leading provider of web hosting services such as shared hosting, reseller hosting, dedicated servers and VPS hosting. More than 80 Lacs websites all over the world use HostGator as their trusted web hosting provider.
I have been using Hostgator for around 1 year now and I’m really satisfied with their world class network infrastructure and tech support. So, if you are planning to start your new blog or website – I would recommend to go for Hostgator.

Hostgator Coupon Code

How To Get 25% Off on Hostgator Deal

- Go to www.hostgator.com
- Select your preferred Hosting Package.
- Add the package to cart.
- Use coupon code “youngblah25″ at the time of checkout.
- Now you’re done. You will get 25% discount on the deal.
- Enjoy the deal.

Start Your Website or Blog For 25% Off – Hostgator Coupon Code

See Also:
Why WordPress? WordPress.com or WordPress.org?
How to Install WordPress and Start Blogging – Complete Guide

20 Jul

7 Best Services To Make Money On Twitter

Make money on Twitter

Twitter has now become a very important tool for communication. But do you know that you can actually make money through it? Yes, if you’re a Twitter user with large number of followers, you can actually monetize your account. And if you’re still not on Twitter – All you need to do is to set up a Twitter account around a profitable niche, increase your followers interested in that niche and start making money on Twitter.

Also Read: How To Get/Increase Followers on Twitter

Make money on Twitter

Check out these Services To Make Money On Twitter:

1) SponsoredTweets

SponsoredTweets is an advertising network where marketers pay for advertising campaigns on Twitter on either Cost Per Click (CPC) or Cost Per Tweet (CPT) basis. Twitter users with large number of followers can easily earn lot of money for sharing sponsored tweets on their Twitter account. The online marketplace allows marketers to hand pick individual Tweeters including celebrities to promote their content on Twitter.
To get started on Sponsored Tweets, all you need to do is to set your price, add keywords and a category, and then wait for offers from advertisers.

2) Pay4Tweet

Another marketplace where you can sell your Tweets to advertisers.

3) MyLikes

Earn money on Mylikes by tweeting about products and services in your niche or the ones you like. The process is pretty simple, just choose a campaign and tweet about it. You will be paid on Per Click basis. MyLikes keeps a track of all your campaigns to calculate a quality score for each user. The higher your quality score, the more you will be paid per click. The payment is made on a weekly basis via Amazon Gift cards or Paypal.

4) Revtwt

On RevTwt, you will be paid on the basis of Cost per Click(CPC), Cost per action(CPA) – Affiliate Program or Cost per Thousand Followers(CPT).

5) Amazon Associates

With Amazon Affiliate Program, you can create a link to any product and share that on Twitter. Every time someone buys the product via your referral link, you will earn up to 15% of the sale.

6) Tweetadder

You can also make money by referring Tweetadder services to your followers. Tweet Adder is an automatic Software to increase your Twitter Follower Network with like minded individuals.

7) Netflix Affilaite Program

With the Netflix Affiliate Program, you will earn money every time someone signs up for a free 1 month trial of Netflix via your referral link.

See Also: Top 100 Tools And Apps For Ultimate Twitter Experience ( Free Ebook )

Additional Services:

8 ) Adly

Ad.ly is another advertisement network for Twitter. You do not get paid per click basis on Adly. Instead, you set up a profile of your interests on Adly, and then advertisers choose your account to publicize a campaign. Usually, you have to send out a specific number of tweets during schedule as per the agreement, and you will be paid a lump sum amount.

9) Twittad

Another network for sponsored tweets.

19 Jul

Top 7 Google Chrome Extensions For Facebook

Google-Chrome-Extensions for Facebook

Everyday we spend most of our time on Facebook to stay updated about our friends, family and world news. Check out these Top 7 Google Chrome Extensions to make your experience on Facebook more enjoyable and friction-less.

Google-Chrome-Extensions for Facebook

1) Unsocialize: The Link Unsocializer

In the last few months, we have seen an increase in the number of social reader apps that asks for your install permission before you can read the articles. The permission grants access to your personal information & post on your Facebook timeline.
But with Unsocialize extension, you can bypass the install request with just a right-click menu option: “Unsocialize”, which will open the linked article in a new tab.
Highly recommended.
For firefox users – Unsocialiaze

2) FB Photo Zoom

The best way to view pictures on Facebook!
Just hover the mouse on any image and check out the larger images of photo albums on Facebook.
Highly recommended.

See Also: 8 Little Known Features of Facebook
10 Cool Facebook Tips and Tricks

3) Hide Facebook SideBar Ticker

Don’t like Sidebar Ticker?
Try this extension to remove it.

4) Revert FB Photo Viewer

Don’t like the new Theatre mode on Facebook to view photos. This extension will revert FB Photo Viewer to old version.

5) Facebook Notifications

Keep up with your family and friends, even when you are not on Facebook.

See Also: How To Remove Facebook Timeline
Top 10 Best Google Chrome Security Extensions

6) Pretty Facebook Chat

This extensions makes your Facebook chat pretty. Now enjoy Bigger size chat window with more animation and large number of emoticons to choose from.
Just love this.

7) Facebook Unseen

This extension protects your privacy by preventing your friends from knowing when you’ve “seen” their messages.

Update:

8 ) Time spend on Facebook

Find out how much time you spend on Facebook everyday.

17 Jul

The Patent Wars: Apple Vs Samsung ( Infographic )

Apple Vs Samsung

The patent wars rages on between Apple & Samsung. It all started when Samsung launched its Galaxy devices and Apple believes that it infringed its design patents. But Samsung counter-attacked stating that Apple infringed on ten of its patents such as 3G and wireless technology. Courts from all over the world have taken upon this battle. There have been preliminary injunctions ordered in the past barring Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 to be sold in the market in Australia and Europe.
Read: Apple Bans Samsung From Selling Galaxy Tablet in EU
The recent decision by U.S. District Court in July to temporarily ban the sales of Samsung’s Galaxy Nexus tablets and phones clearly indicates the growing conflict between Apple and Samsung.

Check out the Infographic below to learn more about the major events in this battle.

Apple Vs Samsung Patent Wars