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Archives – October, 2014

15 Popular Selfie Apps to Take Perfect self-Portrait Photographs

October 30th, 2014 - Filed under Mobile

Do you know that ‘Selfie’ is named as Oxford Dictionaries word of the year in 2013? Selfie means a photo that one has taken of oneself with smartphone and share to social media.

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With the rise of smartphone and social media in the recent years, the ‘selfie’ trend has quickly spread to every corner of the world. When you check out your friends’ status updates on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, it’s not difficult to find many of them like taking their self-portrait pictures with a new outfit, a cool hairstyle or while enjoying a delightful dinner. Moreover many celebrities regularly post their selfies on social profiles and successfully attracted a huge community of fans and followers. Read more…

7 Ad Blocking Apps & Browser Extensions to Remove Ads

October 28th, 2014 - Filed under Mobile

It’s not only your headache, everyone wants to remove those annoying ads from Facebook, YouTube, websites as well as apps on mobile devices.

Most of the free web services and mobile apps generate revenue through online ads. While some of them display moderate amount of ads, the others avidly show excessive ads that fill up the entire screen while using the online service or app.

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One of the best ways to get rid of these distracting ads is to install an ad blocker service to stop the ads from showing up on the screen of your computer or mobile devices. Read more…

10 Popular Web Design Trends You Should Follow in 2015

October 26th, 2014 - Filed under Web Design

Trends in web design change with time. With heavy growth of mobile and tablet usage, web design is transforming to serve these interfaces in a better way. We have seen the changes taking over in 2013 and 2014. Here are 10 trends that you can anticipate to rule 2015 and the years coming ahead.

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16 Online Services to Send / Receive Anonymous Emails

October 24th, 2014 - Filed under Email

So you want to send anonymous emails while keeping your identity secret? Well you should then read through this article and learn how to do it.

Despite there are plenty of free and feature-rich email services such as Gmail, Yahoo! Mail and Outlook offered by some well-known Internet companies, many users still feel unsafe when it comes to online privacy. Just like most of the websites and free online applications, these email services are ‘free’ simply because they generate revenue through online advertising.

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These days, most of the online ads are tailored made for each and every service user. To do that, web service providers would need to get as much as private information from you so that they can show you ads based on your interests, or in other words, ads that you are most likely click through. Read more…

Content Management Systems Vs. Website Builders

October 20th, 2014 - Filed under Web Development

For anyone new to building and running websites, one of the most challenging aspects will be getting used to all of the new terminology and deciphering what each word or phrase means with regards to what you are trying to do. Two such phrases that you’ll likely hear thrown around a lot are “content management systems” and “site builders”. While there aren’t too many “definition” tutorials out there about the differences between content management systems and site builders, advice articles about building your own website will still use the words and expect you to know what they mean.

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To help you with this, we’ve put together everything that you need to know about site builders vs. content management systems, all here in one place. Let’s get started! Read more…

Best Times to Get Most Likes, Shares & Tweets on Social Networks

October 17th, 2014 - Filed under Social Media

No matter you are a blogger, content distributors or brand marketers, social media is the must-have platform to engage with your online audience. We all know that content is king thus posting breaking news, impressive images, or interesting videos on social networking sites will surely catch people’s attention making them share with other people.

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However if you post a great content at the optimal time where most of the social users are right in front of their computers or smartphones and primed to share the content, chances are your post will receive tremendously high click rates and shares. Who knows your post may go viral within hours? Read more…

The Birth of Black Hat Social Media and Why We Should Discard Them

October 15th, 2014 - Filed under Social Media

After black hat SEO, now comes black hat SMO (social media optimization). Black hat strategy is quickly gaining grounds, spawning new ways to spam the web. The effects are three-fold: users, businesses and sites themselves. While black hat SMO and SMM is happening for about three years or so, discussions regarding such are limited. Search Engine Land started the topic, and we will continue it here.

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7 Things To Ask Before You Choose a Newbie Web Designer For Your Project

October 15th, 2014 - Filed under Web Design

As we write, the web is teeming with new businesses. The potential the Internet has for businesses of all sizes is evident. It’s a reality. It’s something that almost all-new business embrace by default.

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At the heart of the exciting media that the Internet is, there lies the humble web designer. If you are in this business, you are likely to be looking for talent from a global talent pool. But who says talent and skill is all that you have to look at? The recruiting process a designer isn’t that different recruiting anyone else, but there are at least 7 specific things you’d need to look into: Read more…

Top Mac Myths You Need to Know Before Buying A Mac

October 13th, 2014 - Filed under Hardware

The elegance, stability and the ease of use of the Mac OS X evokes a passionate response from the Mac users, whether using them for a longer period of time or those who have migrated from the Windows environment, quite recently. The Mac users and the Windows loyalists are into a rivalry and there are certain myths, around which such a competition is based on. Let us now discuss some of these Mac Myths.

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Best Times to Publish Blog Posts on Social Networks

October 12th, 2014 - Filed under Blogging

Blogging requires a large investment of time and effort to produce high quality content on a regular basis. Because each content creation comes with huge resources, therefore it is important to publish blog posts at the most opportune times to maximize their social reach on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, etc.

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Timing is everything! Here are a few useful social tips and infographics to give you some ideas on the best time to publish your blog posts. You can study the graphs and statistics below to better understand the trends in posting schedule and corresponding engagement too. Read more…

How Website / Mobile App Cloning Help You Become A Billionaire

October 9th, 2014 - Filed under Make Money Online

IT cloning is a concept of duplicating a technology idea that runs successfully around the world and launching it with smart marketing technique. This concept is not new but running from past a decade and getting popular nowadays. You might have seen many clones in daily life like Alibaba & Amazon, Whatsapp & Telegram, Youtube & Vimeo, Airbnb & Wimdu etc… all these applications/websites are very popular and generates revenue in billions.

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People always look for something new and creative, technology changes every day, something new comes up and something dies in trash but growth of it is huge and will always be. Cloning of websites and applications are very common, if you just type “Clone websites” or more specific keywords like “Instagram Clone”, “Airbnb Clone”, “Etsy Clone” or “Groupon Clone” then you will find thousands of website related to it but only few are good. Read more…

5 Technology Hoaxes & Fake Ads that Successfully Fooled the World

October 8th, 2014 - Filed under Humor

The first rule of using Internet is ‘don’t believe everything you read on Internet’. This is especially true when you stumble upon some odd news on Facebook, Twitter and other social media. These days, more and more people are getting news through their social networks and blogs. But it’s always good to verify the authenticity of the content and consider the source before sharing any news with your friends.

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In today’s post, we would like to share with you some famous fake technology stories that have gone viral on the web in the form of online news and ads. These hoaxes are intentionally crafted by some notorious pranksters, making it looked so real and difficult to tell truth from fiction. We hope you’re not a victim of these pranks. Read more…

20 Pinterest Tips to Get More Followers and Drive Blog / Business Traffic

October 6th, 2014 - Filed under Social Media

Most of the blogs, websites and businesses have both Facebook and Twitter profiles to engage with their online audience. However having only these 2 social profiles are simply not enough, you should have multiple social media profiles targeting different groups of Internet users.

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Among myriad of social networks available on the web, Pinterest is definitely one of them you should add into your social marketing strategy. Basically Pinterest is a visual discovery, collection and sharing service that allows you to manage collection of images, videos and other online contents, and share with other people online. Read more…

Cool Comment Tweaks that Work Magic for WordPress Sites

October 4th, 2014 - Filed under WordPress

Blogging and commenting go hand in hand. Irrespective of how informative your blog is, if it hasn’t received any comments, it’s actually lagging behind. Most of you (here, I’m referring to bloggers and website owners) would agree that comments play a significant role in helping a blogging site grow. And that’s not all, greater the number of comments, the greater would be count of readers visiting your site. Having said a lot about the pros of commenting, it is worth noting that the concept has also witnessed some unimaginable consequences for websites.

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There are online entrepreneurs who’ve faced some really bothering issues in relation to comments posted for their corporate blogs. It is under such situations that a little comment tweaking can work as a magic wand. Dedicated to all WordPress users, this blog throws light on some time-tested comment tweaks which have saved websites from the harsh after-maths of spam commenting/mismanaged commenting systems. Read more…

13 Google Search Techniques and Tricks You Must Know

October 3rd, 2014 - Filed under Search Engines

When it comes to searching information on the web, the first thing we will think of is definitely Google. Without a doubt, Google is the best search engine giving Internet users, from students to professional researcher the most relevant results for every query. In most cases you’re happy with the results but sometimes you may not. This could be due to unclear search query you’ve typed in and the search engine don’t understand what exact online content you are looking for.

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To help you become a more sophisticated Google searcher, below we’ve shared 13 very useful Google tricks and techniques to refine your search. We believe they will assist you to get more relevant and accurate search results in the shortest possible time. Hope you’ll find this article beneficial. Read more…

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