April 17, 2015

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What is Net Neutrality? Why should you vote for it? (Net Neutrality in India)

What is Net Neutrality?

Net neutrality (also network neutrality, Internet neutrality, or neremNeutrality..ality) is the principle that Internet service providers and governments should treat all data on the Internet equally,
As stated in Wikipedarticlecrticle, it simply means that all the data on the internet should be treated same. No discrimination should be over different sites.

Now it's turn of Indian people to vote for Net Neutrality to TRAI before the deadline on 24th April 2015. So after reading this article please please please vote to TRAI.(Indian readers)

Why should you vote for Net Neutrality?

You should because of below reasons:
  • ISP(s) shouldn't slow down any website or the speed of the website.
  • ISP(s) shouldn't be allowed to block any content.
  • Internet should be open, anyone can access any content/website with no discrimination.
  • The video from the AIB gives you so much clear information about Net Neutrality. You can see it here.

Anyway it's simple if you don't want to pay extra on using WhatsApp/on using Twitter/or like that then you should send email to TRAI as soon as possible.

I've already sent the mail. You should post about Net Neutrality in Social Media so that your friends and followers be aware of it and also suggest them to send email to TRAI as soon as possible.

I like how people are being aware of it because today I've seen a trend on #NetNeutrality in Facebook. I wish people support it as we should all have access to the Open Internet.

I suggest you to email now. If you can't send it now. You should before 24th April 2015. I suggest you to put it in your to-do list before 24th April 2015. I mostly save my stuff on Google Keep so you can use it too.

And you can share this article in Social Media to aware people that why should they support Net Neutrality.

Thanks.
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March 19, 2015

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Twenty Fifteen Blogger Template Free Download

When you are about to launch your website, then it is very important that you pay a lot of attention in selecting the right template. Your choice of template will set the mood of your website and it definitely becomes an important aspect in deciding whether your website will be able to attract visitors or not. Then, SEO also comes into action, if you choose a premium template, then you can be rest assured that it will be SEO optimized, but if you are selecting a free one, then you will have to verify whether it is incorporated in it or not. Depending on your preference, you can either go for a simple yet stylish template or you can also opt for something colorful yet elegant. Now, here is a Twenty Fifteen Template that will help you in building a professional website for your multimedia blog. It can also be used by the bloggers who are into technology or news portal blogging. There is no complexity in the navigation or usage of this blogging template; instead you will find everything well – defined out here. The template that is available at the moment is the first ever template by Nitin Maheta in 2015 and he will soon roll out several other templates.


Details:
Blogger Template Style
Name:        Twenty Fifteen
Designer:    Nitin Maheta
URL:          http://www.makingdifferent.com/

Different aspects of Twenty Fifteen template

If you are about to launch your website, then this Twenty Fifteen Template will be the perfect choice for you. The template itself provide you with various options to decide how you want to place your paragraphs. You can either select the normal paragraph, or you can select a different kind of format for your paragraphs. Not only that, a paragraph can be portrayed as blockquote or even as a code. So, you are getting so many options of paragraphs only to decide what will make your blogs interesting. Then, comes the ‘Unordered list’ of the template, which includes the blogs, skins, layout, blogger templates as well as normal templates too. Now if you move towards the ‘Ordered List”, there you will come across the login option, or visit the site option, Installation or download option. Therefore, you can see for yourself that they have provided you with organized selection options where you can customize your page as per your preferences. You can also opt for any one of the six heading choices that is present or if you are going to place a table in your blog, then there are different options for that as well.

The best part of the template is its responsiveness nature. It beautifully fits into any screen size, so if your users are browsing from their Android device or Apple device or using a desktop, they will not miss out on anything from your blog website. Moreover, as it is SEO optimized therefore, there will be less worry about gaining organic traffic for your site. You will also be able to make use of 2 sidebars, 4 column footer, great color scheme and in - built widget to help you with your work.

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March 15, 2015

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Do you want to know how much time you spend in your smartphone, Here's the solution "QualityTime"

One of the best apps ever for me is QualityTime. It’s for tracking your time. If you spend too much time on your smartphone then I am sure that After analyzing your stats of the apps (How much you use the apps), you will going to have some encouragement for giving less time to your smartphone. As happen to me, Sometimes I spend a lot of time in my smartphone but after seeing that I’ve spent too much time on my smartphone, after that day I automatically get an idea in my mind when I pull down my status bar, “Buddy now you should stop using your device”, or “go for a walk” or “do what’s necessary”. (Because when I pull down my status bar, I can see the usage of the day in a little box. Which is provided by QualityTime.)


So in the above image, You can see the Usage of the day and Screen Unlocks per day in a little box. Which may also warn you too.

This application provides many features. When you first open the application it’ll show you the usage of the day, with the timeline of the whole day. (Timeline actually means that it’ll show you how much time you spent on the applications with system time)


So on that day my device’s usage is 2h 13m till 19:50. You just have to swipe down to see the whole day activity. From this you can track your time like If you ever question yourself that "What I was doing 2 days ago at 5:30 PM in my device" then If you’re using this app then you can directly swipe left two times and then you can see the whole day activity.

If you would like to see specific apps usage then you just have to swipe up or click that top-center arrow to get detailed status of apps.


If you want to know that how many times you opened an application then you just have to swipe right(from the above first pic) and it’ll show you the frequency of the application(above last pic). In the above two screens, if you swipe up then you will directly jump to the weekly calculation(s) like weekly usage of the apps / weekly frequency of the apps.

Also read: Generate Strong and Unique Passwords using a tool called Secure Passwords

There are also many other features:
  • You can exclude an app from tracking it’s usage,
  • You can get yesterday’s usage summary every 8 am,
  • You can also set Daily Usage Alert for specific apps like setting an alert for Facebook if usage goes more than 60 minutes,
  • etc.
It seems like QualityTime is now only available for the Android devices. So, that’s all about QualityTime. I hope you utilize your time and use it wisely.
Link: QualityTime in Play Store, QualityTime Website
A thought that jumping in my mind to tell you:
Time waits for no one.
- Unknown
Anything to add in this story? Then please let me know in the comment section or directly at our Contact Us page.
This post is not sponsored by QualityTime at all. I’ve personally used this app and giving frankly opinion/review of the app. Thanks!
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February 28, 2015

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Quick calculations in Web Browsers


2 + 2 = 4, Oh great, You and me both knows it and some web browsers knows it too. You might know that Google supports quick calculations in website. For example: If you search “2 + 2” in google then a Calculator will appear and give you the result.


In the above image, You can see, there is a calculator which have already done the calculation, which we want. It’s very useful because in some seconds, you will get the answer. You can ask many more questions and it’ll try to answer.

So how to get answers directly from the web browsers instead of going to Google?


Note: This trick should only work if you are connected to the Internet.

If you are using Google Chrome, Then You can directly write your query in Address Bar and it’ll quickly show you the answer.

If you are using Mozilla Firefox, Then you’ve to select Default search engine to Google and after that You can directly get answers from the search box.

If you are using Opera, Same as Firefox, First you’ve to select Google as Default Search Engine and then you can directly get answers  from the Address Bar.

Many commands you can try:
  • (188 - 88) / 10 * 18
  • Hours in a day
  • minutes in a week
  • 10 miles in km
  • 1 second to millisecond

So here is a video which will show you practically how to implement this trick:

 
I’ve written this because this trick seems much cool to me and I use it mostly to not get out of the track of my browser. If you are also enjoying doing this and/or want to suggest anything then please drop your thoughts in the comments.

If it’s not working then make sure that you’re connected to the Internet. If the previous reason don’t solve your problem, then you should update your browser to the latest version. Or anything else then let me know in the comments.
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February 05, 2015

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WhatsApp finally released a feature to access WhatsApp from the Web/Computer

As written on the title “WhatsApp finally released Its web client”. Actually it’s not the Native Application because you can only access it from the Web Browser. (As time of writing this article) So the only question might be coming in your mind is that “How can I access/use it from the Web/Desktop/Computer?”

Supported Web Browsers: Latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Opera

OK I’ve written the steps below.
  1. Make sure You’ve updated your WhatsApp Application. (The version listed on my Xperia after updating the application is 2.11.505. So I guess at least 2.11.505 version is necessary in Android device to access WhatsApp Web feature.)
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  2. When you open the application after updating it ... You should see there a new option in that hamburger Menu/in Option(s) Menu named “WhatsApp Web” in your mobile Device.
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  3. Tap on “WhatsApp Web” (Make sure that you are connected to the internet) … Now you will see some information like Visit web.whatsapp.com on your computer and scan the QR code and You can also see a QR code scanning box is there.
  4. So, now start Google Chrome on your Computer, go to http://web.whatsapp.com ... Give it some time to load the page.
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  5. After page completed loading you can see there is a QR Code, Scan that QR Code from your Mobile Device and now Your WhatsApp should be successfully synced with WhatsApp Web Client.

Advantages of WhastApp Web:

  • You can directly upload images from the Computer… No need to transfer big files to Mobile device and then sending it.
  • Obviously you can chat faster because you can type via physical keyboard.
  • It will notify you of new messages via Chrome Notification Feature so that you’ll not miss any message when Google Chrome running as a Background App.
  • You can directly Log out from all computers via the mobile device so that if you ever missed to log out from Computer and left the place but want to log out from that computer then this feature can be useful.

Disadvantages of WhatsApp Web:

  • If you disconnect your mobile device from the Internet then the Web Client will stop working too.
  • iPhone isn't supported. (Till now) As stated in WhatsApp official blogpostUnfortunately for now, we will not be able to provide web client to our iOS users due to Apple platform limitations.
  • You can’t see/change in Settings of your WhatsApp Account.
  • Till now Only Google Chrome Browser is supported for WhatsApp Web Client. (Although I guess that Chromium/Blink based browsers are supported. For Example Opera is supported for WhatApp Web. FYI I tested Opera V27.0 Version in Windows 8.)
  • No feature added to directly send recorded audio from the Computer. (Although you can live record and Send audio from the Computer)
Another disadvantage which you may know is that You can’t directly open WhatsApp account from web.whatsapp.com, You must have to open it in your mobile device to use WhatsApp Web Client.

Also Read: Whatsapp Privacy Basics You Should Know

I personally like the UI of WhatsApp Web. The Color Combination, Emojies support, Animation is just awesome. One thing I doubt is that You can see your Profile Picture and Status but can’t change it. Anyway here is direct link to Official WhatsApp Web FAQ.

So, Here it’s. If you find any difficulties while configuring this then please drop it in comments below. 
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February 01, 2015

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Basics of HTML Meta Tags You should know


Being a blogger user i strongly recommend to have meta tags for your website, page or content. This meta tags are playing increasingly important role in maintain SEO.
HTML Meta tags are officially page data tags that lie between the open and closing head tags in the HTML code of a document.
 The text in these tags is not displayed, but parse able and tells the browsers (or other web services) specific information about the page. Simply, it “explains” the page so a browser can understand it.

Here's a code example of Meta tags:

<head>
<title>Not a Meta Tag, but required anyway </title>
<meta name="description" content="Description Here" />
<meta http-equiv="content-type" content="text/html;charset=UTF-8" />
</head>

Live Example
Just right click over any part of this webpage and click view page source and you will get to know that Meta tags are below head tag.


WHY USE META TAGS?
Meta tags can get your website description and all that for search engine.
The Description Meta Tag

This is what the description tag looks like:

< Meta name="description" content="Your Description Here" />

Ideally, your description should be no longer than 155 characters (including spaces). However, check the search engine results page (SERP) of choice to confirm this. Some are longer and some are shorter. This is only a rule of thumb, not a definite “best practice” anymore.

The “description” Meta tag helps websites in two important ways:

“Description” tells the search engine what your page or site is about: For the search engine to understand what your page is about, you need to write a good description. When Google's algorithm decides a description is badly written or inaccurate, it will replace that description with its own version of what is on the page.
Wouldn't you prefer to describe your site to potential customers or visitors using your own words rather than leaving it in Google's artificial hands?

“Description” helps with click through rates to your site: Writing a good description not only helps keep Google from rewriting it, but also helps you get good more people clicking through to your site. A well-written description not only tells users what is on your page, but also entices them to visit your site. A description is what shows up here in the search engine results. It is like good window dressing. Sites with poor descriptions will get fewer clicks through and the search engines will demote your site in favor of other sites.
Two other quick Guides on Meta description tags:

Empty Descriptions:
Can a description be empty? Yes. When it is empty Google and Bing will fill it in for you. In fact, sometimes (e.g., for blogs) you may prefer Google's or Bing's version.
(Personally though, I always fill it in whenever possible, preferring my version to theirs, but if you have a small staff, this isn't always practical.)

Quotes:
Don't use full quotation marks (“”) in your description. It will likely cut off your description. Use single quotes to avoid this issue.
For your websites, write a Meta tag is easy these days.

Facebook’s OpenGraph tags
Facebook’s OpenGraph allows you to specify metadata to optimize how your content appears in a user’s timeline when they share your link. The added benefit of using this data is that by creating an “Edge” in Facebook you can obtain some fantastic data about the users checking out your content via Facebook Insights.
If you don’t use Open Graph tags Facebook will default to standard metadata.


  1. og:title –This is the title of the piece of content. You should use this as a headline that will appeal to the Facebook audience. It is completely ok to use a different title than the one on the actual site as long as the message is ultimately the same. You have 95 characters to work with

    Format:
    <meta property=”og:title” content=”Creative Blogging Tips is Awesome”/>
  2. og:type – This shows the type of object your webpage is. For your purposes it will usually be blog, website, article etc...

    Format:
    <Meta property=”og:type” content=”article”/>
  3. og:image -This is the image that Facebook will show in the screenshot of the content. Be sure to specify a square image to ensure the best visibility in a user’s timeline. If you don’t specify an image at all you are left to the mercy of the user to pick which image represents your content based on what Facebook can fetch. That is typically not good to catch attraction from viewers.

    Format:
    <meta property=”og:image” content=”Image Url goes here”/>
  4. og:url– This is simply the URL of the page. You should specify this especially if you have duplicate content issues to make sure the value of the edge in Facebook is consolidated into one URL.

    Format:
    <meta property=”og:url” content=”Url Goes Here”/>
  5. og:description -This is the description Facebook will show in the screenshot of the piece of content. Just like the standard Meta description it should be catchy and contain a call to action, but in this case you have nearly twice the number of characters to work with. Make sure this too speaks to the Facebook audience.

    Format:
    <meta property=”og:description” content=”Some Eye-catching description goes here”/>
  6. fb:admins – This metatag is critical for getting access to the wealth of data made available via Facebook Insights. You simply have to specify the Facebook User IDs in the metadata of those users you want to have access.
Link for Facebook Insights documentation.

Format:
<meta property=”fb:admins” content=”USER_ID”/>

For any doubts, Feel free to drop in comments below.
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