31 Aug

Instaport: Download All Your Instagram Photos (Web App)

 

Instaport is a very simple and useful web application to download, export or backup all your Instagram photos in a single zip file. You can download all your photos, or selected photos by date or tag, or you can even download all photos from others which you’ve liked.

Instaport

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How It Works:

Step 1:
Connect your Instagram account with this application.

Step 2:
Choose export service. You can select advanced options to download all photos or selected ones. Then click export. It may take a while for your download to be ready. Then click on the Download button to download photos in ZIP format.

There is pending feature which is coming very soon that would allow you to export your photos to Facebook, Flickr or RSS.

Do give Instaport a try and let us know your thoughts in comments.

31 Aug

Samsung announced ATIV S : Windows Phone 8 Smartphone

Samsung ATIV S

 

Samsung has announced ATIV S, the 1st device to run on Windows Phone 8 OS at IFA 2012. The ATIV S has a 4.8-inch Super AMOLED HD display & is powered by 1.5 GHz dual-core processor.

Samsung ATIV S

See Also:
Samsung announced ATIV Tab: Windows RT Tablet with 10.1-inch HD display

Specs of Samsung ATIV S:

– Windows Phone 8 OS
– 4.8-inch Super AMOLED HD Display
– 1.5 GHZ Dual Core Processor and 1GB RAM
– 8 MP Rear Camera with LED Flash and 1.9 MP Front Facing Camera for Video Calling
– 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0 and GPS
– 8.7mm Thick & Weighs 135g
– Available in 16GB/32GB Memory, which is expandable with microSD
– 2300 mAh battery
– No details about the pricing & availability yet.

30 Aug

Samsung announced ATIV Tab: Windows RT Tablet with 10.1-inch HD display

Samsung ATIV Tab

Samsung has announced the ATIV Tab, their 1st Windows RT Tablet with 10.1-inch HD display at IFA, 2012. Windows RT is an offshoot of Windows 8 with Windows UI, tailored to run on ARM based processors. The ATIV tablet is powered by a 1.5 GHz dual-core processor & features a 5 MP Auto Focus Rear Camera with LED Flash and a 1.9 MP front-facing Camera.

Samsung ATIV Tab

Specs of Samsung ATIV Tablet:

– Windows RT OS
– 10.1-inch (1366 x 768 pixels) HD display
– 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 dual-core processor
– 2GB RAM
– 8.9mm thick & weighs 570 g
– 5MP Auto Focus Rear Camera with LED Flash and 1.9MP front-facing camera
– Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0
– USB 2.0 , 3.5 mm audio jack,
– NFC, Micro HDMI and S-GPS
– Available in 32/64GB User memory, which is expandable memory up to with 64GB microSD
– 8,200 mAh battery
– No details about pricing and availability yet.

30 Aug

Samsung unveils 16MP Galaxy Camera, with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean

Samsung has announced its first Android-based camera at IFA 2012. The new Samsung Galaxy Camera will come up with 16 MP with 21x Optical zoom. It has 23mm-480mm lens and f2.8 aperture.
Just like Samsung Galaxy Note 2, the Galaxy camera will also run on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS with touch Wiz Nature UX and is powered by 1.4GHz quad-core processor.

Samsung Galaxy Camera

Specs and Features of Samsung Galaxy Camera:

– Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS
– 4.8-inch LCD display
– 16 MP Camera with 21x Optical Zoom
– 23mm-480mm Lens and f2.8 aperture
– NFC, Bluetooth 4.0 and Wi-Fi,
– HDMI 1.4 output and, USB 2.0
– Support for microSD
– Pre-loaded with Samsung’s AllShare app, Photo & Movie Wizard, Microsoft Office 13 Home and Student version.
– 1650 mAh battery
– Weighs 305 grams
– Available in two storage options – 32GB/64GB
– Available in 2 variants, 3G+Wi-Fi or 4G+Wi-Fi (No support for calls)
– Pricing & launch details have not been announced.

30 Aug

Samsung announced Galaxy Note 2 at IFA 2012

Samsung Galaxy Note 2

Samsung announced the successor of the Galaxy Note at IFA trade show in Berlin today. Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is a 5.5-Inch HD Super AMOLED Display smartphone which is powered by 1.6 GHz quad-core processor and 2GB RAM.
The new smartphone is powered by Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS, making it amongst the first few devices to run on the latest Android operating system.
The highlight of Galaxy Note 2 is S Pen itself which has undergone some improvement. Now you can add quick commands to gestures. There is also a new feature which has been added known as ‘Air View’ that allows users to preview content just by hover the S-Pen over display and without touching the screen.

Samsung Galaxy Note 2

Specs and Features of Samsung Galaxy Note 2:

– 5.5-Inch HD Super AMOLED with 1280 x 720 pixels Resolution
– Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS and TouchWiz Nature UX
– 1.6GHz Quad-Core Processor and 2GB RAM
– 8 MP Rear Camera with 1080p HD Video Recording and 1.9 MP Front facing camera
– Digital S-Pen
– 16GB/32GB/64GB memory variants
– Micro-SD card slot
– 3,100 mAh battery
– Available in Marble White & Titanium Grey colors.
– Samsung Galaxy Note II will be available starting October.

29 Aug

OwnFone: World’s Simplest Phone

OwnFone

 

OwnFone is the world’s simplest phone that connects you directly to the most important people in your life. It is little personalized phone with upto 12 numbers with their names printed on it to dial and you can also receive calls – that’s it.

There are no keys or buttons on the phone. You have to let OwnFone know which numbers you want to add on your phone and they will send you a custom-printed phone. You can choose any format with 2, 4, 8 or 12 contacts. Contacts will be written in black on a white box. If you want to change someone’s number or add new contact, you need to call OwnFone support. The phone is really handy for children and elderly people.

OwnFone

OwnFone is about a credit card sized, 7mm thick and weighs only 40g. The battery lasts 3 days on a single charge. Currently, the phone is available only in the UK where it costs £ 55 (Rs 4850). However, the company has announced its plans to soon launch it elsewhere.

Visit the OwnFone website here.

29 Aug

Create a Mobile Site for Free With Google’s ‘Let’s Talk Mo’ Service

Let's Talk Mo Service

 

Google India announced a new service called ‘Let’s Talk Mo‘ to help businesses create mobile website for free. Mobile Internet is taking off in India with around 70 million mobile Internet users and this is a great initiative by Google to help businesses get ahead in Mobile era.

Let's Talk Mo Service

With the help of “Let’s Talk Mo’ service:
1) You can create a mobile optimized website for Free. You can choose from a range of partners who provide a Do It Yourself (DIY) tool to create a mobile site free of cost.
2) You can test how much user friendly is your existing mobile website. You can see how your mobile sites on a smartphone using the GoMoMeter tool and can even get personalized recommendations for creating better mobile sites.

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The ‘Let’s Talk Mo’ website also provides insights on current mobile trends, case studies, best practices, & various other resources to help businesses develop a successful mobile presence.

Whether you are a publisher, advertiser, or an agency, the website provides customized solutions tailored to your specific requirements.

Visit the Let’s Talk Mo website here.

26 Aug

Best 15 Free and Premium Business/Corporate WordPress Themes

U-Design Portfolio WordPress Theme

 

Business/Corporate WordPress Themes is one of the most popular areas of WordPress theme development. With lots of free and premium options available, you can easily start your business website on WordPress platform. These themes are highly customizable even for users with no or very little programming background.

Here is the list of Top 15 Free and Premium Business/Corporate WordPress Themes:

1) U-Design WordPress Theme(Price: $50)

U-Design Portfolio WordPress Theme

An amazing SEO optimized Corporate WordPress theme for users with no programming background as well as advanced developers. You can easily change colors, fonts, links, background, menu links, etc.

Demo & Download

2) Striking Premium Corporate & Portfolio WordPress Theme(Price: $50)

Striking Corporate and Portfolio WordPress Theme

Highly customizable theme with 16 custom widgets, unlimited colors font customization, custom Headers, and custom fonts.

Demo & Download

3)Karma – Clean and Modern WordPress Theme(Price: $40)

Karma Business WordPress Theme

A great SEO optimized theme with intelligent options panel, customizable options, 3D effects, 20 Color options, 20 Shortcodes and much more.

Demo & Download

4) RT-Theme 9 / Business Theme 5 in 1 For WordPress (Price: $40)

Corporate Portfolio WordPress Theme

RT WordPress Theme 9 is best suited for any business, corporate, service or portfolio websites. It comes with 5 premium skin options.

Demo & Download

5) RT-Theme 15 Premium WordPress Theme(Price: $40)

RT Portfolio WordPress Theme

Another great theme for business, corporate, product catalogue, services or portfolio web sites.

Demo & Download

6) Minimo / Corporate, Business, Portfolio, BlogTheme(Price: $40)

Minimo Corporate Portfolio WordPress Theme

Demo & Download

7) Whiteboard WordPress Theme (Price:$40)

WhiteBoard Corporate WP Theme

WhiteBoard is a premium Corporate WordPress theme with countless customizable options & features.

Demo & Download

8) Corona – Business & Portfolio Theme(Price: $50)

Corona Business and Portfolio WordPress Theme

Demo & Download

9) Satoshi / WordPress Theme(Free)

Satoshi Free Corporate WP Theme

Demo & Download

10) Cobera WordPress Theme (Free)

Cobera Business WordPress Theme

Demo & Download

11) SimpleFolio- Free WordPress Theme

SimpleFolio Free Business WordPress Theme

Demo & Download

12) Complete Free Business WordPress Theme

Complete Business and Portfolio WordPress Theme

Demo * Download

13) Academica WordPress Theme(Free)

Academica WP Theme

Academica is a free non-profit / education WordPress theme with a elegant design and customizable features.
Demo * Download

14) Heliumified Reloaded WordPress Theme(Free)

Heliumified Reloaded

Demo * Download

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15) Workz Free Business WordPress Theme

Workz Free Business WordPress Theme

Workz is a great WordPress theme for business and portfolio style websites where you can showcase your work and what your business is all about.

Demo * Download

25 Aug

Guild Wars 2 With No Monthly Subscription Fee Kicks Off Head Start

Guild Wars 2

 

Guide Wars 2, a follow up to the 2005 Massively Multiplayer online Role Playing Game(MMORPG) Guild Wars is set to release on Tuesday but users who pre-purchase the game before August 25 can play the game before the official release via access to its 3 day “Head Start” program.

Guild Wars 2

Guild Wars 2 will cost you at least $59.99 (depending on the version), but there will be no monthly subscription bill unlike other major MMORPGs like World of Warcraft. You only have to pay for transactions in the game that players use to enhance the powers of their characters.

The game provides more dynamic combat system than what users are used to from games such as World of Warcraft, or Star Wars. Another great feature which has been included in the game is a personal story for your character, which depends upon the choices you make during the creation of the character & other quests.

System requirements for Guild Wars 2:

– Windows XP (SP 2 or more)
– Intel Core 2 Duo 2.0 GHz Processor
– Core i3, AMD Athlon 64 X2 or better
– 2GB RAM and 256MB of video RAM
– NVIDIA GeForce 7800, ATI Radeon X1800, Intel HD 3000 or better
– 25GB Hard Disk available space
– Fast Speed Internet connection
– Keyboard & mouse

Let’s see how much competition Guild Wars 2 can give it to the current king of the MMORPG world, World of Warcraft.

24 Aug

The Power of Facebook Advertising (Infographic)

 

There’s been a lot of debate lately about the performance of Facebook Ads. Prior to IPO, GM ended their US $10 million advertising campaign with Facebook saying that paid ads had a very little effect on the customers. Falling Stock price is also a result of weak ad revenue model of Facebook.
Facebook just released this Infographic to explain the effectiveness of their Ads. There are 955 million monthly active users on Facebook. On an average, every user spend 6:35 hours on Facebook per month. Facebook also explains how you can target the right customers with better targeting.

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The Power of Facebook Advertising

24 Aug

Inbound Marketing Vs Outbound Marketing (Infographic)

 

Due to the rise of Internet all over the world, the Internet marketing industry continues to evolve and gain momentum. Consumers are no longer rely on Outbound marketing such as TV ads and Billboards — to find out about new products. Inbound Marketing involves two-way dialogue between the brand and the consumers which is largely facilitated by Social Media.

Here are some statistics from the Infographic below:

– The no. of marketers that say Facebook is crucial for their business has increased 83% in the last 2 years.

– 67% of B2C companies and 41% of B2B companies have acquired a customer through Facebook.

– 57% have acquired a customer through their company blog and 42% have acquired a customer through Twitter.

– Inbound Marketing costs 62% less per lead than  traditional outbound marketing.

– 86% of people skip TV Commercials.

Inbound Marketing Vs Outbound Marketing

Source: Mashable.

24 Aug

10 Helpful Resources on Facebook Marketing

Facebook For Business

 

“People share, read & generally engage more with any type of content when it’s surfaced through friends and people they know and trust.”
– Malorie Lucich, Facebook Spokesperson, February 2011

Marketing on Facebook is all about engagement with customers, maintaining a conversation & gradually building interest in your brand. Businesses are constantly looking for new ways to create engaging content and interact with fans but many do not know about the pool of resources Facebook provides to marketers to make the most of their Facebook presence.

Facebook For Business

Here are 10 Helpful Marketing resources From Facebook to learn about the best practices and tips to promote your Business on Facebook.

1) Facebook Studio Edge:

Facebook Studio consists of many 10-15 minute courses on relevant topics such as Brand Pages, apps, or Facebook Ads to learn more about Facebook Marketing.As a Marketer or Agency, you can also submit your success stories that helped you drive growth on Facebook.
Like the Facebook Studio Page here.

2) Facebook Marketing Page:

Official Page run by Facebook employees to share news and best practices for marketing on Facebook. Facebook Marketing Solutions helps marketers reach their customers on Facebook by providing educational materials on marketing on Facebook.

3) Start To Success Program:

Want to start advertising on Facebook for the first time?
The Start to Success program is only for new Facebook advertisers & requires a minimum daily budget of US $25 for the first 30 days. By joining this program, your will get Free Phone Support from Facebook experts for 1 week, Free US $50 coupon to get you started and customized solutions for your business marketing on Facebook.

4) Facebook Success Stories:

Facebook Success provides in-depth multimedia case studies of successful marketing campaigns on Facebook. Visit the Facebook Success Stories Application here.

5) Facebook Demo Tool:

The Facebook Demo Tool lets you create a mockup of Premium Ads on Facebook and view it as people on Facebook would see it.

6) Preferred Marketing Developers:

This PMD directory helps you to find the PMDs that match your needs, as well as agencies that are currently building on the Ads API from all over the world.

7) Brand Permissions Center:

This section explains Facebook guidelines regarding the use of Facebook’s logos & other trademarks clearly and effectively.

See Also:
Top 5 Tools to Increase Brand Engagement on Facebook
The Best And Worst Times on Social Media

8) Marketing Classroom:

Schedule of Live learning events on Facebook Marketing. Learn the key steps for building your presence on Facebook with livestream events, video courses, and worksheets.

9) Facebook Product Guides:

Learn how to create Sponsored Stories, how to optimize your ads, best practices, Facebook Pages guide and many more useful guides related to Facebook Marketing.

10) Facebook for Business:

If you’re still not on Facebook or want to know everything about Facebook for Business, then this is the right place to start with.