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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

How to change your template without losing your widgets

Blogger as introduce a new feature which allow users to change templates of their blogs without losing their widgets. The cool thing with this feature is that you'll not have to go to tricks your html code for that, it's all done with one click.

When you're putting a new template in your blog and if this template is lacking some widgets wich were present in the previous, Blogger will let you know that your new theme has not the widgets which will be list. You'll have the choice to Keep them or to just delete them all.






If you choose to "Keep your widgets", Blogger will install them in the sidebar of the new template so you'll be able to drag them to another location when you'll finish (just go to page elements for that). 

So, now it's very easy to change a blogger template without losing widgets. Great !
Source : blogger-mastering

Facebook is still free, so stop with that silly rumor

It happens every so often; a rumor starts somewhere in cyberspace and people pass it around as if it's true, like they really believe it. With all of the Facebook chatter over changes that have just been implemented--a new News Feed and Ticker--as well as upcoming changes announced at Facebook's f8 developer's conference, Facebook users can't help but join in the conversation.
From members posting about how they welcome the upgrades to many threatening to flee the social network because they liked Facebook sans updates, another Facebook tale started to make the rounds this past weekend. It's one we've heard before: Facebook is going to charge you $9.99 monthly--supposedly.
These were the messages that were being passed around from profile to profile:


"IT IS OFFICIAL IT WAS EVEN ON THE NEWS. FACEBOOK WILL START CHARGING DUE TO THE NEW PROFILE CHANGES. IF YOU COPY THIS ON YOUR WALL YOUR ICON WILL TURN BLUE AND FACEBOOK WILL BE FREE FOR YOU. PLEASE PASS THIS MESSAGE ON IF NOT YOUR ACCOUNT WILL BE DELETED IF YOU DO NOT PAY"
"FACEBOOK JUST RELEASED THEIR PRICE GRID FOR MEMBERSHIP. $9.99 PER MONTH FOR GOLD MEMBER SERVICES, $6.99 PER MONTH FOR SILVER MEMBER SERVICES, $3.99 PER MONTH FOR BRONZE MEMBER SERVICES"
Relax, users. These memos are not true.
Facebook addressed the hoax on its own page last night, in fact, saying, "A rumor on the Internet caught our attention. We have no plans to charge for Facebook. It's free and always will be."
Besides, Facebook doesn't need your money. The company, which is valued at more than $80 billion, is already in the billion-dollar range in profits for the first and second quarters of 2011 alone, says Reuters.
This story originally appeared on CBSNews.com.





Mark Zuckerberg Worth $18 Billion, Richer Than Google founders

Mark Zuckerberg is worth over $18 billion, according to new estimates, making him richer than Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin, and mostly everyone else.
Though most of Zuckerberg’s fortune exists only as Facebook shares, Forbes’ new estimate puts him ahead of Page and Brin on the ladder of fantastically rich technology titans. In fact, only two rungs remain above Zuckerberg: Oracle co-founder and CEO Larry Ellison, and standing at the top, Microsoft’s Bill Gates.


Though it’s not really fair, this development begs to be read as a reflection of Google’s and Facebook’s current situations. Facebook’s user base is growing at a brisk pace and people now spend much more time on its site — 375 minutes per month — than the 231 minutes they spread across all of Google’s web properties together, according to ComScore.
The company also appears to be branching out, with feelers in the streaming video market and a rumored project that would free it from the restraints of Apple’s App Store on iOS devices.


Google is no underdog, but it’s taken some lumps lately. The Internet giant is under regulatory scrutiny at home and abroad, which could lead to massive legal fees, if not damages. Its stock price is down about 16 percent for the year. And until today’s Google+ announcement, the company consistently failed at one of the most important facets of its strategy: social networking.
There’s also Google’s mobile push. Android is growing at an astounding rate. Facebook may have a lot of mobile users, but many of them are using a Google platform to connect to the social network.
Source: Mobiledia

Apple’s iPhone 5 could launch worldwide on October 21 :Leaked confidential screenshots

The word within the world of technology is that an October release for Apple’s eagerly awaited iPhone handset is now almost certain, after continued silence from the company about when the handset will appear.
A screenshot submitted to American technology blog This Is My Next seems to confirm the day might well be October 21.
The screenshot, sent to American blogger Chris Ziegler by an anonymous employee of the Best Buy electronics chain, which recently launched stores in the UK, shows an email sent to American Best Buy employees regarding an upcoming Apple launch.
It requests that a manager be present at 6am on October 21 to install a ‘large Apple fixture’ on the big screens in the American electronics store.
The tantalising aspect to this detail is that 6am is the time at which Apple requested managers attend for the launch of iPhone 4 last year – also to install screens.
The Best Buy employee also revealed that an event was scheduled for October 10 for managers to discuss upcoming ‘big releases’ – which would fit with an iPhone 5 launch a fortnight later.


Last year’s iPhone 4 launch saw the device released in the UK and the US simultaneously, with other countries following rapidly afterwards.
An Apple spokesperson said, ‘We are not commenting on rumours or speculation.’ While the company is typically tight-lipped about the launch dates of its iconic smartphones, evidence has been mounting that a late October release seems likely.
Apple’s marketing machine is extremely well-oiled, particularly when it comes to their hero product, the 100-million-selling iPhone – and preview events are usually orchestrated weeks in advance. With no official word from within the company in early September, a late October release looks increasingly likely.
Android rivals such as Samsung’s Galaxy S II are now also considerably faster than the current iPhone 4: the company may not be able to afford to wait much longer than late October to release their upgraded handset.
An Apple engineer losing a prototype in a bar a few weeks before release has also become a regular ritual. This year, a prototype iPhone 5 was reportedly lost in Cava 22, a San Francisco bar, and sold via the internet – although details of the incident are disputed, and no clear details of the device itself have emerge.
The late October release date would appear to be supported by images that appeared on the internet recently said to show production parts for a new model that have arrived at Chinese resellers in preparation for the global launch of the high-powered phone.
The images of parts labeled N94, have been reproduced by industry websites such as Apple Leaks, MacPost and Apple Insider.
It’s perhaps wise not to place too much faith in Chinese components or one grainy email screenshot, however.
The enthusiasm of the Apple faithful is such that by this stage in the genesis of ANY Apple device, the rumour mill is in such overdrive that ‘evidence’ such as sketches, grainy pictures, and even orders placed with Taiwanese chip foundries have all been hailed as definitive ‘proof’ of a release date, or form factor, for iPhone 5.
As ever, the one thing is certain is that Apple will continue to ‘not comment on rumours or speculation’ until the company are ready to tell us, where and when we can buy iPhone 5 – and what exactly the much-hyped phone will do that makes it worth all this attention.
Source: Daily Mail

7 things to know about New DND guidelines

850 million phone subscribers across the country may finally get some relief from unsolicited commercial calls and messages.
The last attempt, in 2007, to curb telemarketers by setting up a Do Not Call (DNC) Registry failed miserably. But the National Consumer Preference Registry, the latest effort that has missed many launch deadlines, raises hope for putting an end to pesky calls and messages.
TRAI has strengthened the DNC guidelines and revamped registration norms for the telemarketers. Here’s how the new set of guidelines will work.
New number for telemarketers
Telemarketers to be assigned a distinct series beginning with 140.
Penalty imposed
The minimum penalty for violations has been set at Rs 25,000 against Rs 500 at present. As the penalties will progressively increase, the sixth violation will attract Rs 2.5 lakh fine.
Blacklisting
Telemarketers can also be blacklisted for two years after the sixth violation. Service providers will be barred from providing any telecom resource to blacklisted telemarketers.
Restriction on number of SMSes
The number of text messages or SMSes that can be sent will be restricted to 100 a day for prepaid and 3,000 a month for post-paid telephone numbers.
Barred timings


No calls and messages are permitted between 9 pm and 9 am.
How to register for DND
Dial or send an SMS to 1909 to register with NCPR or register at www.nccptrai.gov.in
Choose categories of commercial messages/ calls to be blocked. Those already registered with National Do Not Call Registry (NDNC), need not re-register.
Blocked categories
Banking & financial products
Communication & entertainment
Tourism or leisure
Consumer goods
Automobiles
Real estate
Education
Health


Source: TOI

Blackberry launches new Curve 9360 in India

Research In Motion (RIM) on Tuesday launched the next-generation BlackBerry Curve smartphone in India.
Curve 9360, sporting the QWERTY keyboard for which BlackBerry phones are well-known, runs on BlackBerry 7 operating software.It has a 2.4 inch screen with a resolution of 480 x 360 pixels. However, unlike Bold 9900, the phone’s screen doesn’t support touch input.
The company hopes that the revamped OS, which features a faster browser and better graphics, will help it take on iPhone and Android devices. RIM said that the new Curve will be available in the market at a price of Rs 19,990.




Curve 9360 comes with an optical trackpad, a 5MP camera and support for up to 32GB micro SD card. The phone also supports NFC (near field communication) technology though currently there is lack of accessories and services that can make use of it.
“Curve series has been extremely popular in India and we are excited to launch Curve 9360. It features a new design along with a performance upgrade and better mobile social experience. It provides an ideal upgrade path for our existing Curve customers as well as the millions of feature phone users in the Indian market,” said Frenny Bawa managing director for India at RIM.
According to a study done by Voice&Data few months ago, RIM had a market share of 5.9% in FY 2010-11 after registering over 60% annual growth in revenue in India compared to FY 2009-10. But this year the company has faced strong competition from full touchscreen Android phones that offer better multimedia and web browsing at a cheaper price.
Source: TOI

Visa now on board for Google Wallet mobile payments

Google Inc. has enlisted Visa Inc. in its effort to push mobile payments, striking an agreement to allow Visa account holders to pay for store purchases with their smartphones. Visa comes onboard with a ‘Google Wallet’ project already supported by Citigroup, MasterCard, Sprint Nextel Corp. and First Data.
In May, the group announced a trial of a system that lets shoppers store money on phones and pay at checkout. Rival Isis, a venture between Verizon Wireless, AT&T Inc and T-Mobile USA, has already signed partnerships with all the major card networks, including MasterCard and Visa. But, while Sprint announced the launch of the Google Wallet service on Monday, Isis has said its rival service will not launch until early next year.

Google’s system competes with plans by other top U.S. banks and mobile phone companies and employs near-field communication (NFC) technology, used widely in Asia.
On Monday, Google and Visa said the Internet search leader had received a worldwide license to Visa’s ‘paywave’ – similar to Mastercard’s PayPass – enabling its installation on Android smartphones. Customers link their credit or debit bank accounts to Android phones with the Google Wallet app installed.
They can then tap their phones – which come with an NFC chip – at specially installed terminals at checkout to effect a purchase. “This agreement extends Google Wallet to Visa account holders worldwide,” said Stephanie Tilenius, Google’s Vice President of Commerce and Payments. “This is a crucial step towards realizing our shared vision for the future of mobile commerce.” For U.S. banks, mobile payments are a way to wean their customers off the use of cash and generate more revenue.
Merchants pay banks a fee every time a shopper buys something with a credit or debit card and Google said it would not take a cut of those fees from the new pay-by-phone system.
Source: Tech 2 in

Monday, September 26, 2011

How to Control Facebook Notification Emails

If you are on Facebook as an active user you are going to get so many emails. Because Facebook notify you for most of the activities as if someone likes you status you will get an email for it. If you get a friend request you are going to get an email for it. If someone tagged you in a picture you will be notified for it. Any activity you will you are going to get an email form Facebook so today Facebook decided to do something for it and created some new features to control Facebook emails notifications.


To get started go to http://www.facebook.com/settings?tab=notifications if you are logged in. To control all the notification this is the control panel.
To control notification click on edit buttons as you can see in image. You have to just uncheck which notification you do not need. You can do this for all the notification options.
This is not just you can do Facebook now provide much better way to control notification, as you know Facebook sends you individual emails for notification if you do not want individual emails you can receive just summary emails. And this feature is enabled by default. You can see the option on notification page of Facebook on top right.


Source :- web and techshali

Saturday, September 17, 2011

How to Publish Your Blog Posts to Facebook (automatically)



I've had a lot of questions recently regarding publishing blog posts to Facebook. It's quick and easy to connect your blog to your Facebook profile so that every time you publish a new blog post, it will appear on your Facebook profile automatically (and will therefore be visible to all of your Facebook friends). This saves a lot of time and effort - you don't have to re-post your new content every time you publish!
Here's how to do it:
1. Log into your Facebook account.
2. Go to the lower left hand corner of your screen, where there's a little Facebook logo and the word "Applications". Click on the word Applications. A big menu of all of your FB applications will pop up.
3. Go to "Notes".
4. Now open any NOTE .

5. find " Edit import settings" click here
6.  You will then be sent to a screen that says "Import a Blog".

7. Enter the full URL (including the http://) of your blog (or the feed of your blog, if you use a Feedburner feed) in the Web URL field.
8. Check the box beneath the URL field to acknowledge that the content is yours.









9. Then click on "Start Importing".
10. Facebook will show you a Preview of the content that it thinks it should publish. Click on the "Confirm Import" button on the right side of the screen to confirm the import process.
You're done! Facebook will now pull your most recent blog posts into your profile (it may import several at one time at the beginning). Then from now on, Facebook will check the RSS feed of your blog automatically every 2-3 hours. If you've written a new blog post, if will import it automatically into your profile as a Note.