Skip to main content

Posts

Showing posts from June 25, 2015
Instapage

The OnePlus 2 to be Released on July 27th With a Unusual VR Launch

A while back, we believed that the OnePlus 2 was scheduled to be unveiled sometime towards the end of the third quarter of this year, but now we know for sure that the device will be launched much sooner.OnePlus has now made it official that the OnePlus 2 will be launched on July 27 (7PM PT), saying that this is going to be the world’s first product launch in VR. The Chinese company claims that we will ‘be able to experience it in virtual reality,’ suggesting that product launches are quite dull and repetitive. Here’s how OnePlus plans to change that with the launch of its upcoming smartphone:A VR launch lets you stand right next to our team and our fans as we unveil our new flagship. You’ll be able to look around as you check out the phone in a new way and maybe even find a few hidden Easter eggs. It’s a new way of thinking about a product launch. We aren’t talking at you; we are talking with you.As it praises the VR concept, OnePlus also said that it will be releasing its own OnePlu…

Microsoft will Reportedly Sell Windows 10 on USB Sticks

The official release date for Windows 10 is approaching fast and recently we’ve been hearing fresh news regarding Microsoft’s next version of its popular operating system. The most recent development regarding Windows 10 is the report regarding confusing treatment that Windows Insiders are getting.Now we have some fresh news for Windows 10 users – it seems that Microsoft could be thinking of the possibility of selling Windows 10 on USB flash drives. German website WinFuture.de has spotted some Windows 10 stock listings which show both DVD and USB flash drive versions of the upcoming OS.Most of those looking to make the jump to Windows 10 will probably choose to download it online as an ISO version, while others might opt to buy the software DVD from a retail shop. But if this recent report turns out to be true, then Microsoft is thinking of using storage flash drives as an alternative to DVDS.And, when you think of it, it makes sense – a flash drive is more durable than a DVD, take up…

Facebook Testing Lead Ads To Simplify Filling Out Forms On Mobile

Aiming to make it easier for people to fill out forms on mobile devices and for businesses to gather that data, Facebook announced today that it’s testing a lead ad unit.The new ad format automatically populates forms with contact information — such as email addresses — that consumers have shared with Facebook. Facebook is testing versions of the ad for signing up for newsletters, price estimates, follow-up requests and other business information.Facebook explained in a post on its business blog:The lead ads that we’re testing use a native signup flow within Facebook. This helps avoid a lot of the pain points usually associated with filling out forms, like having to leave one app and start a form in another app, and having to enter all of their information from scratch. Just a few taps and people are done.Like our other ad formats, we’ve built this ad type with privacy in mind. People can edit their contact information, and information isn’t sent to the business until a person clicks …

When’s The Best Time To Tweet? For Maximum Clicks, Buffer Says 2 A.M.

It’s the question that has kicked off a thousand social media presentations:So when is the best time to tweet?The answer, of course, depends on what you are trying to accomplish, and as always your results may vary; you should experiment with what works best for the accounts you are responsible for. But it’s instructive to check data from the overall industry and today social media management platform Buffer released a study that sheds more light on the subject.Buffer’s answer might surprise you. If you want to maximize clicks on links you share, the best time to tweet is between 2 and 3 a.m. That’s early; thank goodness for platforms that allow you to schedule posts at decent hours, like Hootsuite, TweetDeck and … er, Buffer.Buffer’s conclusion came after analyzing the 4.8 million tweets sent through its platform since October 2010. The chart above is a worldwide average of clicks per tweet calculated for local time in each of 10 time zones, meaning the overall results are true in ea…

Lenovo Wants to Pay Homage to Original ThinkPad, Reveals a Laptop With Retro Design and Modern Specs

A lot has changed in the PC industry over the last three decades. Many new players have emerged in the market, launching computers that have upped the ante in design, hardware capability and users experience with each iteration. But as we moved forward, all the devices which we truly fell in love with was scrapped by the company in favor of a machine that unarguably was lighter, prettier, and more performance efficient. But what if you didn’t want to part ways with the machine you absolutely envied? And more importantly, will any company make such a device anymore? Lenovo is taking the risk.The world’s largest computer vendor today announces that it visions a retro laptop in the ever-so-mature ThinkPad series, which resembles the design details of the ThinkPad series from the 90s in the strongest way possible while also offering the top-of-the-line specs on par with the modern standard.The new laptop, which the company is wittingly calling the “time machine,” comes equipped with a num…

Quick Tips To Grow And Maintain A Healthy Email List

Of the many challenges facing email marketers, one of the first hurdles to overcome is growing your list and maintaining it moving forward.For many novice marketers, establishing a list from nothing can be a daunting task. And for experienced marketers, keeping a list healthy can make for one large headache — industry averages show that lists can churn considerably each year.Here are a few tips and tricks for getting your list started and keeping growth up over the course of your email marketing campaigns.Go OrganicThere are two main ways to grow an email list: organic and inorganic. Inorganic is code for “buy a list.” You should avoid buying a list at all costs. If subscribers have not explicitly signed up for your emails, they are very likely never going to respond, or worse, mark your email as spam. So, organic is the way to go.For rapid list growth, there are a few ways to jump-start your contacts. First, make sure that you are collecting email addresses at every purchase point, e…

Is Google’s Mobilegeddon Scaring Website Owners Into Bad Design Decisions?

“We aren’t worrying about our mobile traffic right now.”At my company Conversion Sciences, this is what we’ve heard from many — if not most — of our website optimization clients over the past three years. Businesses are just getting their heads around their big-screen websites. Mobile traffic is often small by comparison, and it converts terribly for my clients, often at half to one-third the conversion rate.But the decision to ignore it may be short-sighted.Mobile traffic is likely one of your fastest-growing segments. Have you done the calculations to see how quickly your mobile traffic is growing? In the example below, the red dotted line in the graph represents the percentage of mobile traffic visiting a site. Would you be surprised that 90 percent of its customers are over the age of 60?Mobile sessions on this site grew from 12% to 24% of all traffic. This website isn’t serving youngsters, and yet mobile traffic volume has tripled in one year, now making up a quarter of all visits…

How to Enable NTFS Support on Android: With & Without Root

These days, New Technology File System or NTFS is the most popular data format being used in most flash drives. But note that, most pen drives available in the market still doesn’t come formatted in NTFS by default. Instead they come in FAT32 format and you must have wondered why the hell does they still come in last gen format? It’s because most of the multimedia devices that we use in our daily life still doesn’t support NTFS. Even our good old Android doesn’t. But there’s a way out. How? For that you need to stay tuned.Just in case your haven’t come across these terms, you needn’t worry cause we have you covered there. We would be briefing you about the various data encoding formats before we get on with the real deal. And if you are still using FAT32 as your default format, we would recommend you to upgrade to NTFS due to a no of advantages listed below.NTFS vs FAT32: Pros & ConsNTFS is the newer file format among the two, which was introduced by Microsoft back in 1993 in thei…

Publishers Have Begun Prepping For Facebook’s Instant Articles Launch

In lieu of the impending Instant Articles, publishers have begun to ramp up their content and publishing that will go directly to Facebook. The hopes? That Instant Articles will give stories added exposure and awareness of content across the social network.According to The Wall Street Journal, publishers such as the New York Times and NBC News are planning to publish upwards of 30 articles a day directly to Facebook’s newsfeed. Others such as The Atlantic and BuzzFeed have confirmed that they’ll be putting most of their content available through the program.“We’re excited for the next phase. At the outset we’ll be putting most of our content into the feed and will closely monitor the effect” – Bob Cohn, President & CEO of the AtlanticMr. Cohn went on to state that they’ll be ready to change how much content becomes available, presumably based off of the effectiveness and the bottom line.While Instant Articles will be hosted directly on Facebook, advertisers can sell ads on their c…

“Killer Note” Continues Lenovo’s Budget Charge

Every player is not Wayne Rooney. But even Wayne Rooney is useless without ten players around him,”Lenovo India’s product manager Anuj Sharma does let his support for English football club Manchester United, seep into some of his similes. And in this case he was talking of the company’s increasing focus on the ‘affordable’ phone segment in India. Unlike other companies that tend to highlight a mix of affordable, mid-segment and high-end devices, Lenovo in India has almost single mindedly highlighted its affordable phone portfolio in 2015 – the last high-end device we heard the company talk about was the Vibe X2, which was in November 2014.The period since has seen almost all of its rivals, even those known for affordable devices like Micromax, come out with a mix of devices across difference price segments, but Lenovo has doggedly stuck to highlighting its value for money portfolio at the relatively lower end of the market. No, it is not as if the company is not launching mid-segment…

ShoutMeHindi – Hindi language blog for Indians To Learn Blogging

Hey Shouter, Today I have a big announcement to make. We have a new blog in our network & I have named it as ShoutMeHindi. And as name implies, it’s a Hindi blog. let me share with you, why & how I started ShoutMeHindi. The ideology behind Shout-Me-Hindi: When I started my blogging journey on December […]ShoutMeHindi – Hindi language blog for Indians To Learn Blogging is a post from ShoutMeLoud - Shouters Who Inspires

from ShoutMeLoud

Lenovo Launches K3 Note with 5.5-inch Full HD Screen in India for Rs. 9,999

Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi raised the bar earlier this year when it announced the Mi 4i, a mid-range smartphone with FHD display with a price point of Rs 12,999. At an event in New Delhi today, Lenovo announced its take on Xiaomi’s hot-selling smartphone.Lenovo has been on a roll with its budget and mid-range smartphones in India. Few months ago, it upped the bar with the A6000 Plus, the cheapest 4G LTE smartphone in the country, and today the company announces the K3 Note, with which it aims to take on the mid-range segment. Priced at Rs 9,999, it’s the cheapest smartphone with FHD display.As for the specifications, the K3 Note sports a 5.5-inch FHD display (1920×1080 pixels). Inside the handset sits a 1.7GHz MediaTek MT6752 octa-core 64-bit processor paired with 2GB of RAM, and 16GB of internal storage which can be further expanded using a microSD card should you need more storage.Other features of the K3 Note include a 13-megapixel sensor at the back with LED flash, and…

AdSense Added Invalid Activity payment deduction feature

A good news for AdSense publishers regarding their payment calculation. For long, we asked to have report on how much money we losing due to invalid activities, and now AdSense team have added this feature. With this, AdSense publishers like you and me, will be able to see revenue loss due to invalid activities. When […]AdSense Added Invalid Activity payment deduction feature is a post from ShoutMeLoud - Shouters Who Inspires

from ShoutMeLoud

Manu Kumar Jain: The Xiaomi India Head… With a Smile!

He is the man heading Xiaomi India? I thought it was Hugo Barra!”That is the reaction of just about every non-Geek I met in recent times who read Fortune India’s “40 under 40″, which features 40 CEOs in the country who are on the right side of forty. One of them is Manu Kumar Jain, the head of Xiaomi India.That statement tells you a lot about the man. In an industry where people love the spotlight (we have seen fights break out backstage between executives as to why a certain person was taking more time on stage than another one), Jain prefers the shadows. He does not lurk sinisterly in them. He just prefers to stand in the wings.I have seen him at five events. And in each he was content to say a few introductory words, and then pass the baton (or rather the microphone) to the man he refers to the “rock star” – the charismatic Hugo Barra. Some would consider that to be only natural, given the stature of Barra, but then Jain (he insists on being called ‘Manu’ incidentally) is not exac…