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Archives – September, 2014

9 Online Tools to Prevent and Reduce Computer Eye Strain

September 29th, 2014 - Filed under Web Tools

Computers, smartphones and tablets play an essential part in our daily lives. Due to the needs of multi-tasking, better gaming and movie watching experience, the screens of these electronic devices are tend to get bigger and sharper. If you are watching a screen for long hours, you might suffer some ill effects such as eye-strain, blur vision and headache. Over-staring at a screen can even cause you to experience sleep disorders.

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Internet has always been a great source of solutions to any kinds of problems. In this case, there are many online tools specifically developed to avoid you from over-watching a monitor screen. Some of them automatically adjust the brightness level and colors of the screen so that it’s comfortable for your eyes. Without further ado, let’s check out below 9 free online apps that can help reduce your digital eye fatigue and strain. Read more…

20 Online Tools & Apps for Kids to Learn Basic Programming Skills

September 27th, 2014 - Filed under Web Tools

So you wish your kid to be the next Mark Zuckerberg or Bill Gates? Well, you should then let your little loved one start learning some basics of programming and make him get excited about it. Today we are living in the world of Internet and technology. Things we’re using the most in our daily lives are all electronic gadgets from smartphones, tablets to laptop computers. Don’t be surprised if you see kindergarten kids using their iPads for learning and playing.

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Kids are getting more tech-savvy than ever before. If you happen to know your kids have high interests in Internet and computer, why not give them an early exposure to programming basics? Learning programming from the early age will not only develop your kids’ analytical skills but also give them an idea if they want to be professional programmers in the future. Read more…

How to Recover Corrupt DSLR MOV Files Through a Professional Repair Tool

September 24th, 2014 - Filed under Tutorials

Digital cameras are one of the most commonly used handheld devices used by many people. There are many camera manufacturing companies like Nikon, Canon, etc., which have designed some high-resolution devices over the years. With the advancement in technology, digital single-lens reflex (digital SLR or DSLR) cameras have gained much popularity.

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DSLR cameras use a digital imaging sensor by combining the mechanism of optics and single-lens reflex camera. Such DSLR cameras are known for capturing some awesome pictures and videos. They generally use the MOV file format to store captured images. MOV is a very popular file format introduced for QuickTime player on Mac OS X. However, such file formats are open to various issues including corruption in DSLR cameras. Read more…

24 Funny Animated GIF Images to Make You Laugh All Day Long

September 24th, 2014 - Filed under Humor

These days, animated images have been widely used on websites, presentation slides and various design projects. As opposed to common still images, animated GIF can be used to display a short video or animation, better illustrating a point.

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Thanks to some cool online animated image creators which we’ve introduced in our previous blog post, anyone now can easily generate animated GIF by looping the images files they want. Due to its wide popularity, Google Image Search even comes with an option to let users specifically search for animated GIFs. Read more…

How to: Easy Way to Convert Wikipedia Articles to eBooks

September 22nd, 2014 - Filed under Tutorials

We all know what Wikipedia is all about. Yes, it’s a free and largest encyclopedia on the web that contains millions of articles on a wide array of topics. Whenever we search for a famous name of people, place, history, etc via Google, the search engine will always show Wikipedia page as their first or second search results. One of the main reasons is that the online encyclopedia offers huge amount of high-quality and reliable contents. It has been a credible source for various types of research projects.

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Apart from its Wiki pages and contents, many users have actually neglected some useful tools and features offered by this educational and non-profit organization. Thus, today we would like to show you a quick tutorial on how you can turn Wikipedia pages into ebooks within the site. Read more…

24 Alibaba Infographics About Jack Ma & The Chinese Internet Giant

September 21st, 2014 - Filed under People

Alibaba is China’s one of the largest e-commerce companies. With its three famous sites Alibaba.com, Taobao and Tmall, the tech giant handles hundreds of millions of active users and hosts millions of businesses. One of the impressive facts is that Alibaba’s total transactions last year has reached $248 billion which is more than both eBay and Amazon.com combined. The astronomical figures also made Alibaba dominating 80% of China’s online shopping market.

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Following Alibaba’s debut on Wall Street raising an initial $21.8 billion from its IPO, the stock rocketed high in the first day of trade. The Chinese Internet giant successfully generated tremendous buzz among worldwide investors, both institutional and individual.

In today’s blog post, we would like to showcase 24 infographics that give you some interesting facts, figures and stories about Alibaba and its spiritual co-founder Jack Ma. Read more…

Cool Tips to Advanced Search Images / Photos Online

September 19th, 2014 - Filed under Tutorials

Internet is undoubtedly the best source to look for great images including photography, illustrations and even animated GIF like cinemagraphs. However there are billions of various types of images available on the web, it might not be an easy task to get the image exactly you want for your design projects. Sometimes, even you find the right image’s content but it still can’t be used for your project due to issues of size, color, resolution as well as copyright.

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We know the importance of images that make our websites, presentations or any other design works visually appealing. And that’s the reason why we want to share with you how to get full use out of the Google Image Advanced Search. In this post, you’ll also get to know some cool stock image sites and image search engines where you can find high-quality copyright free and royalty-free images. Read more…

How Mobile-Optimized Sites Can Help Boost Conversion Rate

September 18th, 2014 - Filed under Web Design

The emergence of Smartphones has revolutionized the mobile industry. It has defined an advanced way of communication along with myriads of useful features that have bought immense comfort and luxury to the users.

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Gone are the days, when mobile phones were only used for communicating with others via simple text messages or voice calls; however, today, it can be observed that over 1.2 billion users access the Internet through their Smartphones. Moreover, the surveys have also depicted that a quarter of the total searches are made through mobiles and more than 15 percent of the global Internet usage is accounted by the mobile traffic. Hence, it’s clear that how imperative it is to create a mobile-optimized website. Read more…

8 Tips: Boosting Ad Revenue through Web Design’s Good Practices

September 17th, 2014 - Filed under Make Money Online

Online ad revenue has become the major source of revenue for many websites. Advertising is very profitable for websites that enjoy heavy traffic. Bloggers and various websites like news websites publish ads and generate enough income to provide a boost to their bottom line.

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For most of the online businesses ad revenue is important for their success and hence website designers should be able to design and develop websites which can produce revenue. Proper ad optimisation, in terms of ad’s style, position and type, is must for revenue generation. Given below are some practices that can boost ad revenue when properly applied: Read more…

10 Free Websites to Create Your Own Animated GIF Image

September 8th, 2014 - Filed under Web Tools

Animated GIF, as implies by the name, it’s a kind of GIF image that support animations. This image format is created by combining a number of GIF files into a single image file. Since its introduction in 1987, the image format has gained wide popularity due to its support from nearly all the web browsers. Additionally the animated GIF file size tends to be smaller as compared to other type of animated files. It helps to speeding up website load time.

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Despite the common perception that the animated GIFs are being widely used for gimmick and humor, many professional web developers out there applied them on websites for better visualisation and user interactions. Others turned the image files into interesting short videos sharing on their social media sites. Read more…

30 Really Funny Siri Responses to Weird Questions

September 4th, 2014 - Filed under Humor

Siri is a famous virtual assistant for iPhone and iPad, assisting users to get information from the Web, make appointments, locate restaurants, etc. But sometimes the helpful assistant can give you hilarious responses if you didn’t specify your questions and commands clearly.

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In today’s roundup, we would like to show you 30 absolutely hilarious and stupid conversations between Siri and the users. Get ready to laugh out loud with these Siri responses and its sassy attitude! Read more…