Wednesday, June 16, 2010

How to Use Blackberry Protect to Backup/Restore Your Data

how to use blackberry protect to restore data
Blackberry Protect is designed for locking/wiping our stolen or lost handset and for backing up as well as restoring specific data from our Blackberry smartphone. With Blackberry Protect, our very important information such as contacts, sms messages, memos, tasks and browser bookmarks can also be easily recovered.

When automatic backups are enabled, your Blackberry Protect will back up your smartphone data at the specified frequency. Of course you need your Blackberry ID in order to have this feature on your BB smartphone. When your device is not connected to the wireless network, or is turned off then Blackberry Protect will back up your data the next time your device is turned on and connected.

How to Back Up and Restore Blackberry Contacts

How to Back Up and Restore Blackberry Contacts

how to backup blackberry contacts
  • On the Home screen, click the Blackberry Messenger symbol or icon.
  • On the contact list screen, press the Menu key and click Options.
  • After that click Back Up and then Back up files locally (you can keep your backup file on your Blackberry smartphone or media card). 
  • You can activate the Auto save contact list changes (by selecting the check box), so that a back up file will be saved automatically whenever your contact list changes.

How to Download and Install Screen Grabber to Capture Screen on Your Blackberry

Blackberry Screen Grabber is an application used to capture screen from your Blackberry phone. It is very useful, simple and easy to use – and it is also free! After you have captured the screen, you can then send your screen grabs to your Blackberry’s contacts.

Interested? If you are, then you can download the application through the following steps:

How to Create, Change and Switch Your Blackberry ID

When you bought a second hand blackberry smartphone or someone has given you his old blackberry to you, then you should remove the previous owner’s blackberry id and change it with your own bb id.

Unfortunately, for some models you cannot sign out from the current blackberry id and sign in with different bb ID without a security wipe, so heres how you should first wipe your bb smartphone to a factory setting default so that you can remove the previous owner's bb id and sign in with your own.

How to Transfer Blackberry Memopad to Your Computer

how to transfer blackberry memopad to computer
Open and compose a memo. After that click the “Menu” button and then click “Save” in order to save your memo to the media card.

From the Blackberry Desktop Software

Connect your computer and your Blackberry using the USB data cable and then open Blackberry Desktop Manager (or “Software”) on the computer.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

What is, and the Differences Between IMEI, ESN, and MEID

differences between esn meid and imei
IMEI (International Mobile Equipment Identity) is a 15- or 17-digit code (usually unique) given to every single mobile phone. The function of an IMEI is to identify the phone.

IMEI can usually be found printed inside the battery compartment of the phone. A phone is only given one IMEI number.

Beside using the codes to identify valid devices by a GSM network, it can also be used for stopping a stolen phone from accessing the network.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

What Does mAh Stand For

The letters “mAh” stand for milliampere hours – it is how a battery’s energy storage capacity is measured. This also tells us how many electrical currents are released in an hour.

m = milli = 1/1000
A = ampere, a unit of electrical current (usually shortened to “amp”)
h = hour
Therefore mAh means 1/1000 of an ampere for an hour. It is equal to 3.6 coulombs.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

VHF and UHF TV Antenna

Television antennas usually has a pair of metal rods (made primarily of alumunium) extending from a boom. The quality of the antenna is depends on how well anodized the metal is. When the metal oxidizes, you will almost always experience inadequate reception. Outdoor TV antennas are more prone to wear than their indoor counterparts although outdoor TV antennas provide additional reliability and clarity. The main factors determining reception are the direction and distance from the television station transmitters to your antenna, as well as the transmitter’s power. Indoor antennas are gennerally small, designed to be placed on or near your TV and can be affected by wall insulation, roofing materials, plumbing, electrical wiring and even people moving around a room. Other sources of household interference include computers, fluorescent light, and cordless phones.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

What is IP Camera

An IP camera is a camera that uses the Web to transmit images and control signals. It transmits data in a digital format over an Ethernet connection. IP stands for Internet Protocol, and IP camera is also commonly called an IP network camera. It is usually used as a security camera and surveillance. The images quality are better than analog and it can be installed alone or in a group. They are normally mounted and connected to a digital video recorder (DVR) or linked to a network video recorder (NVR) to form a video surveillance system. If the IP camera is connected to a computer network, it can be viewed and managed over the internet from anyplace in the world. It simply needs access to a conventional Web browser and every IP camera on a network has its own unique network functions and address as a video server. The camera type have a wide variety of protocols including TCP/IP and HTTP.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

What is and How to use Hubpages

hubpages networking siteHubPages is a social networking and personal interaction website, you can promote your website through HubPages. It is just another way for webmasters to create their quality backlink. By using Hubpages, users can write anything they are knowledgeable about or anything they like and add links to direct relevant traffic to their main site. You can use Hubpages to promote your affiliate products or even your Internet home based business website, and another best part is that you do not have to learn or have any knowledge about HTML, PHP, CSS or any other tech stuff, it is basedd on WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get). The writing platform is sleek and user friendly. You also don't have to be an expert in order to write about a subject.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Mixx Social Media bookmarking website

Mixx social media bookmarking websiteMixx is another popular social media website among many others out there and the site helps you to submit any of your favorite or interesting content which you want to share it to other people. This social media site combines social networking and bookmarking. Mixx was launched in September 2007 and has a format similar to Propeller (Netscape) and Digg where you vote stories up or down. The difference is that once you submit stories to Mixx, you can’t delete it or change its title or description while you might be able to do this in other social media site. All of the content is user-generated, there are no editor who decides what you should find interesting, so you can submit stories, videos, photos —whatever you find informative, interesting, fun or different.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Pinging service using Ping-o-matic

Pinging is one of the most effective, easiest and quickest things webmasters can do to promote their web pages. What is ping? A blog can simply use a pinging service to tell search engine “Im Over Here”, and the blog would get indexed almost immediately. One of the most popular site which offer this kind of service is Ping-o-matic. This "pinging" service is free to use and you dont even have to register to use the service. Though Ping-o-matic was designed to prromote blogs, but you can also use it to promote website.

Tips and tricks to optimize Digg

Submitting your webpage, blog post or article to Digg is an excellent method to gain additional exposure. Once you submitted your story, other users can vote for it. Content with more votes votes will rank higher and benefit from massive exposure. Story with the highest votes will also be featured on Digg’s frontpage in addition to ranking higher on searches. Everyday, lots of internet marketers, webmasters and bloggers struggle and use many kind of tricks, in attempts to get their contents or articles featured on Digg’s front page.

  • Tips Optimize DiggSet up a good interesting profile and create for yourself an eye catching avatar (avatar= logo or personal image) to attract attention to your posts. With 15 submissions per page and hundreds of submissions per hour, you need to have something that make your posts stand out from the other.
  • Take your time coming up with good title and description, put in your keywords to optimize SEO. Your title and description will be displayed to visitors and that is what you are using to convince readers to click on your link. When it comes to the description, do not reveal anything, make the visitors curious about what is written in your posts. Make it unique rather than just copy and paste the first sentence or paragraph of your post into the field.
  • Submit a good quality content and made from your original content, not copy-pasted from other article.
  • Don't always Digg your own posts, Digg does not like their users who submit their own page too frequently.
  • Try to accumulate as many friends as you can (this is said to be the most important part), select those who are active and will digg your stories when you ask them to. You can anytime replace the active friends with idle ones. There is a button for you to check the ones who dugg your stories.
  • Do leave comments and respond if other user leaves a comment on your story, you can as well digg their story too. Do not spam, or you might get yourself banned and your access terminated.

How to submit articles to Digg

One of the most favorite method for people to promote their articles is through the website called Digg. This steps will show you how to submit an article on Digg and share it with the world.
First, of course you need to register and have Digg account for your own. You can read my previous article on how to create a Digg account.

  • how to Digg a story or articleAfter your account has been verified, login to Digg and on the main page click on “Submit New” (the third tab on top of the page). Click that link and it will take you to the submission page.
  • Find an article, blog post or image which you would like to submit (you also can submit yours). Copy and paste the website URL address into the submission form. Specify whether the submission is a video, image or news article and then press Continue (it will take a few moments for your submission to be processed).
  • Next will be the page saying it is checking for duplicates to ensure someone else has not already submitted the page to Digg.
  • After that you will reach to a page where you are asked to add a title and description (write a short interesting blurb about the article before submitting it). The title and description will be seen by visitors when they are making the decision on wether to click on your link or not. After that pick an appropriate topic category which your article belongs to (make sure is accurate, otherwise you may get many negative feedbacks and comments on your posts). Fill out the form and submit your article by clicking “Submit Story”.
  • Your article will then automatically appear in the Upcoming section of its category and is officially a part of the community and other Digg users can now read it and vote on it. If different people submit the same page, it gets votes and pushed to the first page.

What is Digg and how to join

Digg is a social news site for people to discover and share content anywhere on the internet. If you find a page which you want to share, you can “digg” it byy submitting the URL and a brief descripption of the page through the Digg website. There is no editors at Digg. Digg users will see your submission and they have options to “digg” it (help promote) or “bury” it (help remove spam). They even can Digg and bury comments they like or dislike. Digg surfaces the best content as voted on by the users, and if your content appear on the Digg’s home page, it will be seen to millions of visitors and therefore, you can expect a huge bump in traffic and receive lots of backlinks (which is good for your SEO). However, it is difficult and only a small number of posts will ever make the Digg front page.

What is Digg and how to joinAll of the Digg’s website content (from news to videos to images) comes from the site’s visitors (that would be you and other Digg account holders) and it is submitted on a voluntary basis. Among all of the social bookmarking websites, Digg is one of the most popular one, and according to Digg is in the top 250 most visited websites on the entire web. It is reported that Digg has approximately 33 million visitors each month and has 24 million account holders and 5 million of them are active on the site everyday.

Everytime you submit an article, video or image, it will automatically appear in “Upcoming Stories” and it will be seen by other members, if they like it, they ‘digg it’. If your submission does not receive enough Diggs within a certain time period, it will eventually falls out of the “Upcoming” section.
  • Before you begin you need to register first with Digg, enter your info or data needed, after that you will receive an email after you complete the registration process. Click the link given in the email to be a new Digg Registered User.
How to create Digg account
  • After your account is verified, you can add optional information to your profile (you can always change your profile data in Profile tab) or skip the step and start Digging.
You now can simply select and take one Digg button and put it on your site. The first thing you should do after posting is to click on your own Digg button and let visitors have their opportunity to click the button to vote on it.

Propeller and Reddit Social News Sites

If you want to find more social news sites to increase your website traffic further, you can try Propeller and Reddit.

Reddit Social News Bookmarking WebsitePropeller (formerly known as Netscape) and Reddit, both are famous social news websites, meaning that they are programmed by its members — the audience, includes you. You can find plenty topics from technology, gadget to humor to politics and to many more. Once you become their member (it is free to become one), it allows you to submit and vote on any stories, share it with friends and maintain a list of your favorite articles and upcoming articles. You also can submit pages from your own website or blogs that you feel are worth telling others about and at the same time inviting more traffic to your spot on the web. An excellent reward for well written or informative content.

What is Diigo and how to use Diigo

Diigo social bookmarking siteDiigo is a social bookmarking service. Maybe many of you already know how to favorite a web page using Internet Explorer or bookmark using Firefox browser. In Diigo, the service is more or less the same but instead of saving the URL in your browser, you save it on the internet. The advantages of using Diigo to your everyday blogging or web surfing:

Friday, March 12, 2010

Use Docstoc to Get Adsense Approved Easily and Fast

docstoc logoIn order to share many types of your documents to other users online, Docstoc provides you that service. DocStoc was founded by Alon Shwartz and Jason Nazar in August 2007 and it was publicly launched in November 2007. In Docstoc, you can upload as many documents as you like and create free high quality backlinks to your sites, blogs, hubs, lens, etc. and earn a percentage of revenue. Docstoc supports .doc, .xls, .pdf, .rtf, .txt, .docx, .ppt, .pps, .xlsx, and .ppts file formats. You can embed Docstoc documents onto your own websites and blogs, this feature is interesting because you can scroll, zoom, drag, rotate, and more with the DocStoc widget.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Tips to optimize AdSense for Search

AdSense for search can be a great way to increase website revenue for the owner. You can place 2 AdSense search boxes on a page. When visitors search some query using the search box on your pages and click on the ads which appear on the top and right side of the results page, you get paid. To implement Adsense for search you can simply copy and paste the code given into any place on your website and let the search engine collect the dollars for you :)

As many webmasters suggest that you should change the color of the search box to match the background of your site and text so that your AdSense search box should look like it belongs to the page, fact a colorful and recognizable search box will stand out on your site and it works too, many bloggers have different result with both of them.

You also have the option given by AdSense whether you’d like the search results to be opened within your own website or to be host by Google. Many publisher choose to open within their own sites so that readers will believe that the source of search resullt is from your blog and this makes them love to click ads. The other reason is that the site owner have more control over the design. It’s not a bad idea also to put your search box on the results page itself for any users who might want to make another searches.

Publishers also can insert keywords to refine the results to make them more relevant to your readers. Let’s say you have a website about Photoshop, you can enter the keywords “Adobe”, “Computer Softwares” and “Photos”.

Your AdSense search box should be placed where your visitors can find it with a quick glance. Locations such as below the header and right or left navigation column are good spots for this. Place it above the fold, it means that the visitors should not have to scroll down in order to notice the search box. You can also place it below each post for easy navigation.

Another important thing should be considered is adding your logo, this is a cool feature because it provides chance for your readers to see and remember your logo that might increase their chances of remembering your website for a future visit.

Page Impressions, Page CTR and eCPM

What is Page Impressions in AdSense report?
Page Impressions:
how many times your AdSense JavaScript is executed by a user’s browser and ads are displayed. They will count one page impression regardless with the number of ads shown on that page, so if you put 3 ads unit on a page and it is viewed twice, you will receive 2 ‘page impressions’ and 6 ad unit impressions.

Page views: how many times the page or pages containing your AdSense advertisement was shown to readers or visitors.

What might causes page impressions and page views becomes different:
When your pages are viewed in mobile devices and the like, sometimes all other elements might not be working and the request will simply be ignored to include external data. Your ads also will not be shown up if the users have disabled or turned off the JavaScript or you open the page in a browser which does not support JavaScript and <iframe> tag. Your AdSense also will not show up if the readers are running ad blocking software so what they see is a blank space instead of your ads. The visits made by Googlebot and other spiders that are indexing your content will also increase your pageviews and it doesn’t include your ads.

Clicks: how many times your AdSense link is being clicked.

What is Page CTR?
Page CTR:
CTR (Click Through Rate), is the number of times an advertisement is clicked divided by tthe number of impressions for the page containing the ads. In other words, it is the percentage of the clicks received, based on how many views it has. CTR = number of clicks / number of exposures.

What is eCPM?
Page eCPM:
eCPM stands for ‘effective cost-per-thousand, (M= mil, it’s Latin )’ it is calculated by dividing the total earnings by total number of impressions in thousands. (Total earnings / Impressions) X 1000 = eCPM.

How If AdSense PIN Code Never Come

In order to check your address as a publisher, Google Adsense will send Personal Identification Number (PIN) via mail to your address. This is a part of AdSense payment system. The PIN will be sent if the publisher has crossed $10 mark. Normally, it takes about 3 to 4 (sometimes 6) weeks for the PIN to arrive at your place. The PIN itself will looked like a postcard with the PIN code enclosed. You need to enter the PIN code on your Adsense account so that you are able to receive payment.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Adbrite PPC, AdSense alternative

Adbrite is another way to monetize your blog. It is an online advertising program that brings website publishers and advertisers together for their mutual benefit and one of the best choice for an alternative to Google’s AdSense. AdBrite allows publishers to place relevant ads on their site. Before you start using it, note that the click cost in Adbrite is normally lower than in AdSense.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

What Does a Router Do For Your Computer

What Does a Router Do For Your Computer
A router takes information that arrives through our broadband signal via a modem, decipher it and then deliver it to our computers. A router ‘sits’ between a modem and your computer. This hardware device also choose the best route for our data packet so that we receive the information quickly. Routers are used in home or office networks to share a single Internet connection with multiple computers.

These specialized computers have two separate, but related, jobs:

They make sure information goes to the intended destination.
They also make sure that information doesnt go where its not needed.

Routers used in networks can perform the following functions:
  • Act as the default gateway.
  • Restrict broadcasts to the LAN.
  • Learn and advertise lop free paths.
  • Move (route) data between networks.
How to Access Your Router

Open the browser and type the address of your router in the address bar and hit Enter. Your router’s address will depend on its brand. Common brands and their default address include:

Linksys -
Netgear -
D-Link -
3Com -
Belkin -

router functions in a network
Sometimes the default address and default password can be seen printed on the router, but if they cant be found then you can search on the internet.

Type (this is the default IP address for the Linksys router) into the addres bar and press enter. A log-in box will then appear. The password and username are both admin for newer Linksys routers. But the password for an older Linksys router is admin with a blank username.

After a set-up page loaded, enter the password and username originally supplied by your ISP to you for accessing the internet. You can contact your provider if you do not know this information.

linksys router reset button
How to Reset Your Router

If you forgot your router’s password you can reset the router but before doing that, you may want to try the default password and username. Although this is not the same for all routers but it may allow you access to your router.

To reset the router: most routers have a small pinhole on the bottom (or on the back of the router). Pressing this tiny button in and holding on the button for about 10-15 seconds will hard reset the device.

How to set up dial up internet connection

Dial-up internet access is an internet connectivity which operates through a standard telephone line. Here, an easy and simple guide to make a dial-up internet access on a computer running Windows Vista (any edition).

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Difference Between Customs Duty, Excise Duty and VAT

What is Customs Duty

types of taxes
If you are bringing goods for personal use into a country, or ordering or sending them abroad, you may need to pay for the Customs Duty (also known as import duty) in that country. What you pay and how much will depend on the type of goods and where they come from. It is a tax levied on imports and exports (sometimes) by the customs authorities of that country to raise state revenue as well as to protect domestic industries from predatory competitors abroad.

Tariffs, or duties, are usually based on either the value of the goods (ad valorem duties), other factors such as quantity or weight (specific duties), or a combination of value and some other factors (compound duties). Commercial goods that are not yet cleared through customs will be held in a customs area (also known as a bonded store) until they are being processed. This area is surrounded by a customs border.

Goods within the customs area are usually treated as being outside the country so that easy transhipment to a third country can be done without customs authorities being involved. This is why customs areas are always fenced and carefully controlled to prevent smuggling.

In the Kingdom of England, this tax was typically part of the customary revenue of the king and did not need parliamentary consent to be levied, unlike land tax, excise duty, or other forms of taxes.

What is Excise Duty

An excise or excise tax (also called as an excise duty or duty of excise special tax) is a type of tax that is charged on goods produced within the country. Excises are sometimes called as inland taxes, while customs duties are called border taxes.

Excise taxes are usually included in the price of the service or product (such as cigarettes, alcohol and motor fuels). These taxes may also be imposed on certain activities like gambling. This duty can be often found along with VAT and sales tax. Excise taxes may be imposed by a state, or by the federal government. Excise duty is valued ad valoreum – meaning that it is calculated taking into account the number or volume of goods.

What is VAT

VAT (or also called as consumption tax) is the value added tax, which is usually not paid by the vendor (who has already paid the excise duty) but the buyer. Also referred to as the “goods and service tax”, this tax is a form of indirect tax that is impossedd at different stages of production on goods and services.

For example: a manufacturer sells a dvd player to a wholesaler for $100 and charges him VAT on that amount at 23% (lets sat the standart rate of VAT is 23%). Therefore the wholesaler pays $123 for the dvd player. The manufacturer then pays the VAT of $23 to the government. The wholesaler then sell this dvd player to a retailer for $200. He adds on VAT at 23% so the retailer has to pay $246 for the dvd player. The wholesaler must pay $46 to the government but he can reclaim the $23 VAT he has already paid to the manufacturer, leaving $23 which he pays to the government. When the retailer goes on to sell the product to a consumer, he also add on VAT to his selling price. He then sells the dvd player for $300 plus VAT at 23%, making a selling price of $369 for the consumer. The retailer then pay the VAT to the government, and again, he can claim back the $46 VAT that he paid to the wholesaler, leaving %23 for the government.

The economic effect of VAT will fall on the final prices of the services and goods while sales tax will rely on the final sale to the consumers.

Taxes are financial levies imposed by a government upon its people or citizens that are compulsory and not voluntary. It is through the duties and taxes that the government is able to run the state. Each country has its own ways, rules and regulations for imposing and collecting customs and excise duty. Customs and excise duties may differ from one country to another.