Tuesday, June 17, 2014

5 Building Blocks for a Killer Website

A website is a gateway to your business. It’s the place where people build their first impressions about your company. If you have an existing website that you wish to improve on, or if you are planning on developing a new one from the scratch, there are some features you need to look out for. These elements will make sure that your website gets you all the attention and sales your business deserves. 

1. The look matter the most

The appearance of your website has a lot to do with how successful your website becomes. After all, if your website looks like something that was made in the 80s, people might not really want to do business with you. You need a website that has a clean, distinct look. This does not mean you should use a lot of colors, or over-crowd the website. You just have to make it look organized, and accessible.

If you want to make the website look good, and grab attention, you need to include powerful visuals. These visuals need to be linked to the subject matter you are talking about in that particular page, and should relate to your industry too. You can include photographs, videos, diagrams, charts, etc. so that people can understand your company and your work better. You will be able to find this visual data on the Internet (but don’t copy it!), or you can create them yourself. While planning the visuals of your website, you should also make sure that you take the screen resolution into consideration. Most computers have a resolution of 1024 x 768, and you should maintain it that way.

5 Building Blocks for a Killer Website

2. Make sure your site is useful for visitors

If you want to make your website more usable, you have to design it keeping the customers in mind. 
  • The website should make sure they include all the important data and information your customer would need. The text has to be readable, and it should be simple to understand for your target audience. In fact your website should be structured around the content. This is what people are visiting your website for, after all. 
  • Make sure that the content is short, simple while being unique and full of substance. The more information and value you can present through your content, the more visitors will be returning to benefit from it. It’s best for you to hire a professional to do the task of writing the content for you. You should also update this content regularly, so that the customer is assured of your professional nature.
  • You should also make sure that there is not a lot of scrolling involved. Do not put too many pictures or videos in the website, instead of adding short, understandable text. 
All the above pointers are entirely dependent on the purpose of your website. For instance, if your website is selling clothes, jewelry, or such, you should not focus on the text as much as you focus on the pictures, and other visuals. If you are selling a service, you need not focus on maintaining a comments section that much, but if you are selling books or other goods, you have to make sure there is an active comments section. 

3. Search Engine Optimization is cruicial

When you design a website, your primary purpose is to reach out to people. Most people find companies and websites through search engines. If you want your website to show up on the search engine pages, you have to make sure that the website is search engine optimized. In fact, SEO should be part of your overall marketing strategy. It can bring targeted audience to your website. 

Once you employ SEO, your website will turn up on the pages of search engines, thereby ensuring your popularity and increasing your sales or revenue.

4. Security is important

If you want to make sure that your customers trust you, and want to employ your services again, you have to do all you can to earn their trust. This means that you should take all precautions against leaking the information they have provided you with. If you are selling goods, you should certainly employ a third-party to handle the credit card payments, and enable secure-surfing.

5. Mobile Compatibility

As a significant proportion of people are using smart phones to access websites these days you need to ensure your website is mobile compatible. By making sure your website is easily accessible over mobile you can increase your visitors as well as earnings. In case your target audience is young and tech savvy, don’t just settle for a website that works on mobile – design a website that is optimized for mobile. 

A killer website can take your business to new heights. In this day and age, it is incredibly easy to create a website that attracts and retains attention. You just need to take the necessary steps. Hiring a professional website developer or using top-notch website building tools, such as BloomTools, is a prudent and wise decision. 

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Top 5 Ways To Build A Better Blog

The one thing that popular blogs have in common is that they are well designed and put together. If you have a blog, it is important to optimize the blog to increase your chances of success. There are some practical actions that one can take in order to develop a blog and we will be taking a closer look at the top 5 actions that you can perform to build an efficient and successful blog.

1. Domain Names

It is not difficult or very expensive to register domain names, and it is imperative that you register a domain name for your blog. Make sure to choose a domain name that is easy to remember, that connects with your site information, and that includes your main keywords. Domain names are essential for effective site optimization, user friendly experience, branding and professional image. Memorable domain names that include your main keywords will help your blog feature faster in the search engine rankings.

Top 5 ways to build a better blog
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2. Blog Topics

Blogs that specialize in niche topics are more useful that blogs focusing on general issues. When you have a blog with a focused topic, you will be able to brand yourself as an expert on the topic. Visitors will know what to expect, and it will be easier to attract loyal fans. Build a reputation for yourself as the principal expert on a particular niche topic and focus on this in your marketing campaigns. Publish e-books and guides on your particular niche topic and make these available on your blog for visitors that subscribe.

3. Content Blogs

Blogs that offer high quality original content and that are updated on a regular basis rank higher in the search rankings and tend to be more attractive. Publish new articles on a regular basis and focus on “how to", list type and informative articles. Display catchy article titles on your homepage to attract attention. Entertain, inform or impart knowledge to the readers in the articles on your blog, and focus on topics that will attract readers to your blog.

4. Visitor Interaction

Visitors to blogs that allow them to interact with the site, frequently return to the blogs. Allow visitors to post comments, subscribe via email, interact with social sites and follow your blog on Twitter and Facebook. Make it easy for visitors to contact you and always promptly reply to comments and visitor requests. Make use of the sidebar option to provide visitors with interesting and interactive information. The use of images and video greatly enhances the experience of visitors and can be excellent tools.

5. SEO

Generate organic traffic through the search engines as this can attract a lot of visitors to your blog. Optimize your blog for Search Engine Optimization (SEO) by using keywords in your title, on your pages and in your posts. Keywords should also be used in all of the permalinks on your blog and images should have a description. Meta descriptions, header tags and site keywords are all vital to the successful optimization of your blog. Contact SEO specialists for advice if you are not sure how to optimize your website for SEO.

It is possible to build a successful blog and to improve on your existing blog by following the steps discussed in this article. One of the key factors of successful blogs is regularly updated content that is interesting and engaging. By focusing on a niche topic and constantly providing your blog visitors with unique, original and entertaining content, you will already be at least halfway towards owning a successful blog.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Motorola Moto E: People's Phone

Just after super success of Moto G, Motorola is back with another super cheap yet super specification based phone Moto E. 

In India price 6999 rupee ($130), Motorola is shouting loudly to buyers that they will get lot more things by paying this amount of price. But still personally I am disappointed with Motorola's strategy by only putting it on just one online eCommerce site. They used same strategy with Moto G and Moto X by putting it only available on their partnered eCommerce site and succeeded in that but this time I am not very much impressed with their move. If you want to make Moto E a real 'people's phone' then you have to make it available offline with mobile phone retailers. 

motorola moto e people's phone

Now let's find out that if Moto E live's up to our expectations or not?

Design and Looks:

Motorola used similar kind of strategy with Moto E which they used with it's elder brothers Moto G and Moto X.  By design point of view, it is a bit fatter than Moto G and a little heavier. But still considering it's compact size, it will fit in your hands very gently.

The backpanel is made of plastic but still considering its quality, it will feel like a premium quality. Another plus point is you can get total nine color of interchangeable back panels available. 

moto e colorful back covers
Colorful Back Covers


The phone have a heart of Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 dual core processor which is clocked at 1.2 GHz. Another impressive specification is you will get 1 GB RAM and Adreno 305 GPU, which will make smooth multi tasking and lag free use. In our use, we will be able of Most Wanted and Asphalt 8 kind of heavy games very fluently. This is kind of very good specification at this price range.

You will get 4 GB of internal storage which can be expanded up to 32 GB using micro SD card. Another big thumbs up with storage department is, you are able to transfer app data to memory card. So, it means that you can get upto 32 GB internal storage! 

The phone is available with dual SIM facility which supports 3G networks. 


 This is the only feature which avoids this phone to becoming All-In-One package like phone in this segment. The phone features a 5 MP fixed focused camera which performs below average and according to me it's woeful camera. The camera does not even have LED flash.

moto e display


Moto E have a 4.3 inch qHD display having resolution of 960x540 because on screen button consumes some amount of display. One plus point, you will get Gorilla Glass 3 protection for display and it is kind of rare for a phone in this price range. 

The display is really excellent in colors reproductions but it is average in sunlight visibility and harsh viewing angles. But still this is the best display in it's price range.

Plus Points: 
  • Extremely cheap
  • Works of latest Android Kitkat
  • Excellent and sturdy body design
Minus Points:
  • Bad camera
  • Display is not at best
  • Only availability on eCommerce site, no offline availabity

Monday, April 14, 2014

EaseUS Todo Backup Free: Best backup software

Increase in storage capacity of electronic products has led to think about backup strategies to secure that data. Thus an excellent backup utility software is always needed. If you look at current market about these type of software then I have only one great choice in my mind. This is nothing but EaseUS Todo Backup Free software, more importantly it is ‘free’ to download. According to my views, EaseUS Todo Backup is best backup and restore utility tool.

EaseUS Todo Backup Free: Best backup software

So which are the features which makes EaseUS Todo Backup better than others? These are those points:

  • You can backup data file, systems files, partition and hard drive files, or even individual files can be put to safe location for disaster recovery purpose. 
  • Easy and simple data backup and recovery of it without reinstalling particular application or operating system.
  • Some important features like disk upgrade, disk cloning and SSD migration are included. (These are those features which are generally given in paid version of other backup utility software.)
  • Direct recovery of any type of files from backup destination.
  • Another exciting feature which can surely amaze any one is, you are able to backup almost anything like, contacts, messages, music, pictures, videos and even call logs on your Android platform based phone. 

No Need to learn technicalities

Yes, if you are a rookie computer user and don’t know other technicalities about backup utility software then also you are able to use it easily by its sleek user interface and step by step guide to manage it.

The most important reason: it's FREE!!

Yes, it is totally free and you can enjoy free software updates on regular basis. This is the eye catching feature which fell me in love with this software. For a regular user the free version is more than enough but if are a large organization and need ultimate features and better functionality then EaseUS Todo Backup Workstation is best choice. 

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Samsung Galaxy S5 vs Sony Xperia Z2 vs HTC One M8

Biggest Android phone makers globally has now revealed their flagship weapons. Samsung and Sony launched their phones  Galaxy S5 and Xperia Z2 respectively in last month's mobile world congress in Barcelona. Every one has eyes on HTC because they were excited about their new HTC One that how it will compete the other giants. Now after launch of HTC One M8, we can easily compare these beasts face to face. So lets start competition of the year between Samsung Galaxy S5 vs Sony Xperia Z2 vs HTC One M8.

samsung galaxy s5 vs sony xperia z2 vs htc one m8


All these three phones are equally powered by latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor. Which is clocked at 2.3 Ghz. 

If you look for RAM then Xperia Z2 is one step ahead with 3 GB RAM where Samsung Galaxy S5 and HTC One M8 only have 2 GB of RAM. 
So, in power department Xperia Z2 is ahead of the other twos.


Samsung have put a 16 MP rear camera which is capable to shoot 4K videos.

Sony has integrated their award winning Exmor RS sensor of digital camera technology in this phone same like Xperia Z1, but they have improved it's camera clarity and low light photography functionality.
On other hands, HTC One M8 is having 4 Ultra pixel sensor with dual flash, this HTC trademark technology really gives very good images specially in low light conditions.

samsung galaxy s5 vs htc one m8 vs xperia z2


If we compare display of them then HTC One M8 is having 5 inch display where Samsung Galaxy S5 and Xperia Z2 is having 5.1 inch and 5.2 inch display respectively. But both of them have used different technology like S5 is having Super AMOLED display where Z2 is having IPS display panel.


All these threes are having latest Android KitKat 4.4 OS. Samsung have flavored this OS with their own and newly tweaked TouchWiz interface. Xperia Z2 is also having their proprietary customized KitKat 4.4 OS. And HTC One M8 is also having this OS with Sense UI. Thus all of them having ultimate Android experience.


Deciding best phone amongst these three phone is quite difficult, because it is based on you that which phone suits your user experience. But if you are struggling to control your patience then the benefit of the HTC One M8 is that you can buy it immediately, wherees S5 and Z2 will be available in some weeks.So, you have to wait.

You can also refer our full in depth review for Samsung Galaxy S5 here.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Samsung Galaxy S5 : Exclusive Review with detailed features

Samsung officially unveiled their new flagship phone is last week’s Mobile World Congress which was held in Barcelona, Spain. Every gadget and smartphone lover in the world was enthusiastic about this new phone. Without losing time I am directly jumping to the review portion of this post, because no one wants to wait for a review of most awaited phone like Samsung Galaxy S5.

samsung galaxy S5 review with detailed features

Processor and RAM:

Samsung has packed it with latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor which is clocked at blistering 2.5 GHz. Everyone was expecting that Galaxy S5 will come with 64 bit architecture based processor, but it did not become reality. Apple’s iPhone 5S is having this type of 64 bit processors which are said to be future of mobile phone processors. Another drawback of Galaxy S5 is only 2 GB RAM. I am personally using a 2 GB RAM phone and it is more than enough, but for a flagship like Galaxy S5 we always expect mammoth specifications (Samsung’s own Galaxy Note 3 is having 3 GB of RAM). Especially when Samsung’s own TouchWiz Android OS preloads RAM with their own customized apps, which consumes lot of RAM space and gives us least amount of RAM space to use. 

Battery Life:

Samsung Galaxy S5 packs a 2800 mAh battery that company claims can run up to 10-11 hours for heavy usage like LTE or video playback.  They also included one new battery optimizer feature called Ultra Power Saving mode which can offer 24 hours of standby time when the battery is about just 10%. Another cool feature is you can use your phone in black and white colors, thus it will not consume battery for color reproduction works and give you more usage time. 


You will get two variants of 16 GB or 32 GB on board storage capacity models of Samsung Galaxy S5. It can be expanded up to 128 GB using micro SD card. Apart from that you will also get free cloud storage provided by Samsung.

samsung galaxy S5 camera review with features


Samsung Galaxy S5 packs with a superior 16 MP rear camera which is having variety of new features.
  •         This camera is capable to shoot 4K video recording
  •          It can autofocus in up to 0.3 seconds
  •          Real time HDR
  •          ‘Live’ image preview
  •          Selective focus for capturing near, far and pan images

 So these new functionalities will surely put Samsung Galaxy S5 camera in competition  with iPhone 5S, Xperia Z2 cameras.

samsung galaxy S5 fingerprint scanner feature

Fingerprint Scanner:

Same like iPhone 5S, Galaxy S5 having finger print scanner on home button. Unlike, iPhone 5S, you have to swipe down your finger to unlock your phone. Apart from that Samsung have included PayPal payment functionality, which can be done by using fingerprint scanner. So, this will surely improve Samsung Galaxy S5’s security issues.

Water Resistance:

Copying Sony Xperia phones, Samsung have made Galaxy S5 water and dust resistant. Read twice my last sentence, the phone is water resistant. So, you cannot use phone directly into water. So, this is limitation of this phone which is not there in Sony Xperia Z, Z1, Z2.

Samsung Galaxy S5 S health heart rate monitor

S-Health Heart Rate Monitor:

One of the stand out element of Samsung Galaxy S5 is its heart rate monitor. Samsung concentrated heavily on health related features for this phone and they included this innovative feature. The sensor is located on camera and you can measure heart rate by putting finger on that. Samsung’s own wearable range Galaxy Gear 2, Galaxy Gear 2 Neo will be capable to integrate with all these health related apps. 

Final Verdict:

Samsung Galaxy S5 is undoubtedly packed with all optimum specifications and it will be sold like hot cake because of grand success behind its predecessors Galaxy S series.  But still all geeks are not very much impressed with Samsung Galaxy S5 because they thinks that Samsung copied many things and did not included any special feature. So still, Sony, HTC, Nokia would be hoping to dent in Samsung’s market share.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Unlocking Sony Xperia C

These days spotting a Smartphone is just as easy as it is to find potatoes in the street. Traditional mobile devices have been overtaken by Smartphones and it is almost impossible to imagine life without them. They’ve made everything fast and easy! You can now send emails and text messages, share photos and videos, check temperature and sports updates, and do everything else on the move – with your high-tech Smartphone.
Unlike traditional models, Smartphones do not just offer voice calling features – they also provide great interactive add-ons like video calling and Internet browsing. In short, a Smartphone is like a mini-computer that gives you access to all apps that you earlier used only on laptops and computers. You can work on MS Powerpoint presentations, send emails, capture high-resolution photos, perform Google search, update your Twitter account and much more.
Just like there are hoards of Smartphone models available in the market, so are their makers. Some of the popular Smartphone manufacturers include Sony, Apple, Samsung, Nokia, Micromax, Blackberry, HTC etc.

unlocking sony xperia phones

With several model launches under its ambit, Sony has been able to grab a decent market share. The company recently launched Sony Xperia C – a model that has managed to receive favorable reviews due to its competitive pricing, appealing design and reliable battery life. While there have been mixed reviews in terms of performance, display and camera quality, Xperia C is still the love of many. And if it’s yours too and you own one – get it unlocked now!

‘When you purchased the Xperia C, it was unlocked for use with a specific connection. But you would sure want to change your service provider at some point. To be able to do so, you need to get it unlocked with the help of a unique 16-digit unlock code that is easily available from a third party onlin agency.’

Why is it important to unlock the Sony Xperia C?
Well, there are a number of reasons to free up your phone by getting it unlocked. Read below to know why:
·         If you’re travelling abroad and your phone is locked, you’ll have to pay hefty roaming charges as you wouldn’t be able to change the connection to the one used in that country. So get your phone unlocked in order to use any SIM worldwide and thus save your huge roaming charges.
·         An unlocked phone has a higher resale value.
·         You get the freedom to choose a network connection of your choice – thus enabling you to control your bills, monthly spend and more.
In case you are clutched with any apprehensions about unlocking, it will be great to know that unlocking is 100% legal. And in instances where your phone is not unlocked successfully, there is 100% money back guarantee. Unlocking your Xperia C is:
  1.    Quick and simple
  2.      Onetime process
unlocking sony xperia c phones

How to unlock your Sony Xperia C?
Unlocking a phone is highly preferable not just because it frees you to use any network, but also because it is a hassle-free process.  All you need to know is your phone IMEI number, which is easily obtainable by dialing *#06# from your keypad. Get the unlock code for your phone from smartphoneunlockers.com. Other than this you need to mention your current network connection and email ID in your purchase order. Once you confirm the order and make payment successfully, you receive the unlock code on your email ID instantly.

What next?

Once the 16-digit unlock code is there on your email ID – change the SIM on your device to the non-accepted one. When your phone asks for the unlock code – you just need to enter the code received on your email and your device will be ready to use!


It is important to take care of a few things before placing your order online. You need to check before hand for the number of attempts that are left to enter the unlock code. Other than this:
·         Recheck the IMEI carefully before submitting the order
·         In the order, mention the current network provider and not the one that you want to use

     Happy unlocking!

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Problems with Windows Phone OS

Microsoft is said to be emperor in Desktop Operating Systems market. They are like synonym to PC and also for laptops. Almost all these computers are installed with Microsoft’s Windows OS. But today, the whole picture is changed. Mobile phone market has overshadowed computers market and everyone measures technology with mobile phone markets.  Currently, Apple’s much anticipated iOS and Google’s Android has conquered mobile phone OS market. And it was in October 2012 when Microsoft also entered in this market with their Windows Mobile OS and tried to make some good numbers in this market. After almost one and half year, still Microsoft is significantly lagging behind iOS and Android.

In this article I am going to discuss about what are the major problems and issues in Microsoft’s Windows Phone OS. I am writing this article by experiencing these by using Nokia Lumia phones, which are exclusively using Windows OS. First of all, let me clear that the hardware used by Nokia is great. According to me, they are still best hardware manufacturers. No problem with Nokia’s hardware. But the problem is inside of the phone, the much important part Operating System. Now let me come to the point and start to describe these issues.
problems and issues with windows 8 phone os

1. No app transfer to micro SD card

Normally all Android phones comes with 4GB or 8GB of internal storage and even Windows phones also comes with these capacity. In Android phones, you can transfer your apps data to SD card and install more number of apps in your phone, in Windows phone it is a limiting factor. You cannot transfer apps into SD card.
Another issue is the apps designed for Windows phone consumes more space than Android games. For example, popular game Subway Surfer comes with a size of around 40MB on Android platform and same game comes with size of around 80MB on Windows platform. It clearly means that you will not be able to install more apps and games on your phone. 

2. Not having own file manager

This is probably one of the biggest drawback of Windows phone, you cannot get a native file manager app for your phone. You would be able to install third party file manager apps but still it is having limiting factor like you have one Read Only permissions of your SD card using your file manager. It’s kind of frustrating thing that you are not able to use all storage capacity of your micro SD card effectively.

3. Absense of LED notification light

Normally all Android phones comes with physical LED notification light which will blink whenever you will be having any missed call, Whatsapp message or a Facebook notification. On my Sony Xperia phone, whenever I have Whatsapp message it blinks with violet color, for Facebook notification it turns into blue and for a missed call it blinks with green. So it helps me a lot in everyday life of use. For a Windows phone, you will not be able for get this facility in any single model. This feature is more important if you are a busy and heavy user of Whatsapp and Facebook. 

Sony Xperia phone with notification light
Sony Xperia phone with notification light 

4. Notification bar problem

Biggest advantage of Windows phone is its Metro UI called Tile interface. It’s actually very innovative and easy to use this look. But it does not give you all notification in single screen. Like you have to scroll up and down to see notifications in their respective tiles. In Android phone, even latest iOS7 also have it's native notification bar in top of the phone and you will be able to see each and every notification very easily. 

Different notifications in their respective tile in Windows Metro UI
Different notifications in their respective tile in Windows Metro UI

5. Not having integration with Google apps

If you are a heavy user of Gmail, Google Maps, Youtube and other native Google services then you will not have a good experience with Windows phone because Google does not provide their own apps for Windows mobile platform. You will be restricted to use Google services on Windows phone.

6. Instant toggle to specific shortcuts 

For Android and iOS phones, if you want to switch on/off Bluetooth or Wi-Fi then you can do it just in one click. You can get same other features like mobile data traffic, NFC, profile, auto-rotate shortcuts in upper notification bar. Thus you can toggle to specific setting very quickly. But this is not possible in Windows phone. You have to make at least 2-3 steps for starting that service. You can create these type of shortcuts in Windows phone, but again they will still require 2-3 steps.

shortcuts in notification bar in normal Android phone
shortcuts in notification bar in normal Android phone

7. USB OTG not supported

Windows phone does not support UTG OTG and it is kind of limiting factor when you want to use your other devices with your Windows phone. It means that you cannot connect USB flash drive, music player, digital camera or keyboard to your phone. 

8. Not support to third party web browsers

This is one of the biggest problems because without good internet browser you cannot use your phone effectively. Windows phone comes with default browser Internet Explorer and it also supports UC browsers and some less known ones. But still it misses some biggies like Firefox, Chrome and Opera Mini browser. So it is a huge drawback with Windows phone.

web browsers in android and windows

So, these are some issues or problems which I noticed in Windows phone OS. If you are agree with me or even don’t agree with me then also mention your precious comment below. Thank you and enjoy my other articles. 

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Facebook going to launch 'Digital Newspaper' to challenge Flipboard

Facebook is going to enter in 'digital newspaper' market with its latest mobile app named 'Paper' to compete with digital newspaper giant Flipboard. According to the sources this app will be launched around end of this January month. 

facebook digital newspaper Paper

Mark Zuckerburg, who is the founder of Facebook and also was the key person behind this new product said that it is an outcome which took a long time to establish and it will digitize news from various status updates and media related companies. He did not reveled that this app would be an integrated part of present Facebook app or standalone app from Facebook app.

There were rumors in market that Facebook is loosing their users and not launching something new and exciting. It was in talks from last years summers that Facebook is doing work on this kind of app service and now they are going to launch very soon.

facebook digital newspaper Paper by Mark Zuckerburg

In case of Flipboard, it was launch in 2010 which aggregates range of articles from various media sources. It presents them in elegant and attractive manner. It is downloaded by more than 90 million users and getting huge success towards their users.

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