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Things to do Before and After launching a Website or blog

If you are a newbie starting a blog or website,the are many things you have to keep in mind.I mentioned some of the basic things to do before and after launching the website.

Things to do Before and After launching a Website or blog

Things to do Before launching a Website or Blog

       Content is the main part for your website.So prepare the content ,which is useful for the readers of your website.No person will read the same content repeated on the web,so make your content fresh and Interesting.

Domain Name:
      Choose your domain name wisely.Keep the name short and sweet not exceeding more than 11 words (So it will be easy to remember).

Web Hosting
      Choose a wise hosting server for your website.Web hosting also plays an important role in performance of the website.At first i recommend you to  start with a shared hosting plan.After you get more visitors,you can move to a dedicated or vps hosting.I would recommend Bluehost for hosting.

Web Design
    The design of the website plays an important role in attracting the visitors.So keep you website appearance simple and clean.The maximum size of the webpage should not exceed 1mb (it is good for seo)

Things to do after launching the website or blog

   Add your website url to search Engines
  Install Google Analytics code in your website so you track the visitors of your website
  Submit and verify your site in Google Webmaster tools, Bing Webmaster Tools.Create and     Submit your  site map in both               webmaster tools.
  Create social presence for your website Like Facebook,Twitter,Google+.,Etc.
  Create profile for your website in High authority site Like Technorati, Crunchbase,.,etc..,

If i missed any other basic things in this category,drop it in the comment section guys…

Best Apps For Your Windows 8

It’s time to leave your old desktop programs behind, and to get in touch with some useful no-cost apps made for Microsoft’s Modern interface.I listed some of the best apps for your Windows 8 PC.
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                                               Best Apps For Your Windows 8
When Microsoft chose to show off Windows 8’s finger friendliness its own Fresh Paint, it did so for a very good reason: unlike the so-so desktop Paint program, Fresh Paint is a blast to use. The simple act of swiping your finger across your screen to paint digital pictures has never been so fun and seamless. Some of the app’s most robust features are available only in premium download packs, but the basic app should suffice for most people.
  The Windows Store is strong on music-streaming options. From iHeartRadio to TuneIn Radio to Xbox Music, the store has all sorts of free possibilities. But Slacker Radio may be the best streaming music app for Windows 8. The free version has dozens of DJ-curated radio stations in multiple genres, and lets you have Slacker create stations around artists of your choice. Premium subscriptions ditch the ads and unlock on-demand playback.
 For people who like watching music videos, the Vevo app is a great free option. Vevo’s eye-catching design works superbly with touchscreen devices, and the service streams live concerts and more than 75,000 HD music videos. Don’t feel like sifting through Vevo’s massive collection of music for suitable gems. It also offers personalized playlist capabilities and Vevo TV – in essence a digital version of a broadcast music channel.
  Windows 8 suffers from a dearth of lightweight image editors. Instagram is a no-show, and even Adobe’s Photoshop Express isn’t especially appealing. But Fhotoroom, a Windows Phone transplant, packs editing tools, picture frames, filters and more to help you add finishing touches to camera shots no larger than 4Mp. (A paid version removes that file-size restriction and adds a few more tricks.) Even if you don’t choose to participate in Fhotoroom’s social network, you can share your pictures on Twitter, Facebook or Flickr.
   If you have an Xbox 360 or Xbox One, Microsoft’s Xbox SmartGlass is a must-have app. The app displays secondary maps, weapon-selection screens, secrets and more information tied to the game you’re playing on your Xbox. Although support for current-generation games has been rather light, second-screen apps are starting to catch on as convenient companions to big-name games and SmartGlass is the most polished one around.
   Although dozens of YouTube players have sprung up in the Windows Store to fill the void created by the absence of YouTube itself, most are uninspired web wrappers. Hyper is streets ahead of its rivals. Besides sporting a usable and attractive black-and-red design, it offers video quality options and YouTube Account support. The start screen shows most popular and favorite videos, and you can download videos.
  The Windows 8 app for Twitter isn’t as seamless as the social network’s web client. But Twitter’s central streambased design works very well with Microsoft’s Modern interface, and the app is much easier to poke and prod than the web version. The Twitter app also ties in well with various Windows 8 extras – in particular, the ability to snap the app to the side of your screen and receive system-wide notifications.
  A creative product of Microsoft Research, Blink Cliplets makes it possible for you to upload a video clip, select a single frame and set it as a static image, then select elements of the video to leave in motion over that static image. For example, you could put together a still picture of an Italian fountain in which the water flows, or an image of a fire in a fireplace with flickering flames and curling wisps of smoke. 
   In a world without the now-defunct Google Reader, the Windows 8–exclusive News Bento has a lot going for it. This newsreader is done up in the usual Flipboard style, but its newspaper-inspired look matches the overall feel of Microsoft’s OS – and its visual format suits touchscreen devices nicely. If you’re looking for a way to keep track of the flood of news from your favorite websites, get this app. You can also add any RSS feed you like
  You could spend countless happy hours browsing the collection of intriguing drink recipes available at Cocktail Flow, all of them searchable through various filters and the Charms bar. Cocktail Flow also includes extras such as bartender guides, recommendations for drinks similar to the one you’re currently viewing, and the ability to keep track of your favorite drinks as well as all the booze you keep stocked in your drinks cabinet.

Sell Your Music Through Google Play’s Artist Hub

Breaking into the music business is a lifelong dream for many people. And in this digital age, we’re glad to say it’s never been easier to get your music out there. There are plenty of sites and services that can help with this, but Google Play’s Artist Hub is easily one of the most user friendly we’ve come across. There are no hidden costs, and after the one-off sign-up fee of $25, you’re free to upload and sell as much of your music as you like. Artists even get to take home a surprisingly generous cut of the revenue from each purchase – up to 70 per cent, which puts some comparable services to shame.
So whether you’re a solo artist or an established group, a bedroom songwriter with big dreams or a touring act with a solid fan base, this tutorial will help you set up your very own Artist page and get your music on Google Play. From there, it’s up to you what you do with it – you could give your tunes away for free to try to build awareness of your work, or turn a healthy profit by giving fans access to your entire digital back catalogue.
                    How to  Sell Your Music Through Google Play’s Artist Hub
Signing up
First head over to Artists Hub. Sign in with your Google account, register your artist name (this can’t be changed, so be sure to get it right!) and pay your $25 registration fee.
Create your  Brand page
With your name secured, it’s time to set up shop. Start by adding a main image for your page and writing your bio – make this as brief and informative as possible while still getting your message across
Setup Google Wallet 
You may have to add extra details to your Google Wallet to register as a seller. You’ll also need to fill in several tax forms in order to be paid, but this can be done later so you can take your time over it.
Prepare your track
The process doesn’t support MP3 uploads, so you’ll need to import/export/convert your desired tracks to be in either FLAC or WAV format. These tend to be larger files, but there’s no limit to upload sizes.
Create an album
Whether uploading a single track or a whole load of them, you’ll still need to create an ‘album’. The specific nature (single/EP/LP etc) can be flagged here, as can any potentially offensive content.
Upload your songs
Now your tracks are in the right format, you can upload the entire album at once. Due to large file sizes, this is likely to be the most time-consuming part of the process. Sit back and relax.
Editing and pricing
Now edit the title and details of each track and decide on pricing of both individual tracks and (if necessary) the full album. You can also choose how many times people can listen for free.
Quality and legal review
With the final tweaks made, your submission will go up for review. This process can take several days, but if everything checks out, your album(s) should be published within 48 hours. At which point
Share your Track
Congratulations ,you’re on Google Play’s music store! Now tshare your track to Social media, your own website, email,etc..,.Oh, and be sure to sort the tax forms soon, else you won’t get paid.

Get Monthly Account Activity Reports From Google

Google Account Activity Reports give you a monthly summary of all of your account activity across many Google services. With these Account Activity Reports you can learn what’s going on in your account – such as how many emails you have sent and received, how often you have searched on Google, from which countries and locations you have logged in and how often all of your uploaded YouTube videos have been viewed. Every month, the Account Activity Report will collect and summaries data across your Google account, but any data that you delete, such as your web history, will have no impact on issued reports.
This service is free to sign up to and it offers an eye-opening overview of your account activity and easily lets you trace if your account has been accessed from other computers. As this service deals with sensitive personal data, you will probably be asked to verify your password when signing up to it, but then you can sit back and look forward to receiving monthly updates delivered straight to your Gmail account.
                       How to Get Your Account Activity Reports From Google

From your main Google Accounts page, scroll down and on the right side will be a small section called Account Activity – not to be confused with the identically named link in the left-hand column.


Within this section will be a linked entitled ‘Sign up for Account Activity Reports’. Click on this link and you will be taken through to a screen detailing exactly what this entails.


In the ‘Sign up’ box on the right-hand side of the screen will be the email address at which you are to receive the report, a time zone and checkbox. Set your options and then click on ‘Sign up’.


After signing up, you will be taken through to a generic ‘thank you’ screen that outlines some of the benefits of the service and informs you that your report is currently being prepared

That’s it. You will get your account activity reports through mail from Google.

Save your money by Using Google Offers

Google Offers is designed to open your eyes to some of the discounts that retailers offer from time to time and it is a service that is growing very quickly. If you are in possession of a Google account, you will have a dedicated Offers page where you can save each offer you see, and you can then redeem them by accessing each on a smartphone and presenting them in person. The entire process is as simple as you could hope for and makes a mockery of the old days of cutting out coupons from magazines. The service is still in a fairly early stage, however, so you may need to search a little harder than expected to find the offers you want and not all countries are supported at this time.

It is still worth getting to know how it works now, though, and you may be surprised at how much money you can save if you use it wisely.Crucially, each offer will show a location, a handy map and full instructions on how to redeem it.

To check that your account is enabled for Google Offers, go to Google Offers and follow the instructions you are given. It is likely that your account will be up and running already.

When you are on the Google+ business page of a company, you may see an offer available. They are not always obvious, but there should be an ‘Offers’ option to the right that you can click to use it.

Go back to your Google Offers page, detailed in step 1, and any offers you have selected will be shown in a list for you to deal with. They are saved in the background.

Click on an offer in your list and you will be presented with details on how and where to redeem the offer. Full location details and a map are also included.

To redeem offers in shops and other locations, you will need to use the Google Offers Android or iOS app. Simply sign in and your offers will be shown when available.

On your mobile device, clicking a link will bring up a screen with a barcode that can be used to redeem the offer. The process uses smartphones very effectively indeed.

Google+ is a very fruitful destination for finding new Google Offers and no matter what you are looking for, a selection should pop up for you to take advantage of.

Back in your Offers page, you should check the expiry dates for each of the offers. They can be listed in expiry date order to help you manage each one and catch them while valid.

In addition, some offers can be printed and redeemed in shops if you do not have access to a phone. Most, however, require a smartphone to make the most of them.

Get Your Android Phone Notifications in Your Desktop

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If you’re finding yourself getting distracted by your phone at work then check out the Chrome Desktop Notifications extension.Sync your Android device’s notifications with your Chrome web browser with this Chrome extension and Android app. So whenever you receive a notification for a missed called etc on your Android device, it’ll be forwarded to Chrome, which will display the push notification in a pop-up window on your desktop, allowing you to screen calls and messages from there. This will also be useful when your device is on silent but you want to monitor its activity. 
                How To Get Your Android Phone Notifications in Your Desktop

In the Chrome Web Store, search for Desktop Notifications and add it to Chrome. Search Google Play for the same,and install it in your device.Open the Android app and go to Accessibility Settings. Under Services, ensure Desktop Notifications is on. Go back to the app.Under Connect, note the code. Now go to your desktop, open Chrome. Click the Desktop Notifications widget and input the code and apply.On the Android app, under the Test  tap Create Test Notification. The notification should appear on your desktop, as will future notifications.


Access Your Computer Anywhere Using Google Chrome

Google created the Drive online storage service to benefit users who wanted to access their files from various computers instantly. The cloud service for Drive is fantastic, and the web apps which allow you to run certain files from it make accessing your files from anywhere simple. As organised as you can be with Drive, it can be problematic if you find yourself away from your main computer and the files you need to access are not on Drive, or cannot be run on Drive or the computer that you are on. This can especially be the case for files that are specific to certain computer software, which won’t run on Drive and may not be installed on the computer, such as a Photoshop .PSD file. To get round this, using the Chrome Desktop Remote app you can log into and control your main computer from any other computer in the world through Chrome, as if it were right in front of you, providing limitless control. Take a look at how to set up your own Remote Desktop service.

Install Remote Desktop

          Visit the Chrome App Store, find and add Chrome Remote Desktop. Now open it, agreeing to the permission requests. Under My Computers, click Get Started. Click Enable Remote Connections to download the Chrome Remote Desktop Host installer and begin the installation.

Create a pin

   Now go back to the Chrome Remote Desktop app in Chrome and enter a secure PIN number, which will be used to gain access to your computer remotely. A preferences panel will open; unlock it if necessary, then input the PIN you just created to enable remote connections.

Access your computer anywhere

   Log into Chrome on another PC/Mac and repeat steps 1 and 2 so Chrome Remote Desktop is enabled. Under My Computers, the computer you set up first should be visible. Click on it, and input your PIN number, then click Connect. You can now connect to and control the computer remotely
Share it with others
  From the Chrome Remote Desktop menu, under Remote Assistance click Share. You will be given an access code that you can give to another Chrome user so they can access your computer.Click Access and provide Chrome with a code to access another Chrome user’s computer.

Best Google Glass Apps

Lets take a look at some of the best apps available for Google Glass

1)Google Now
Google Now is built into Glass, making the information collated by the ground-breaking service truly glanceable. Viewing Google Now cards is achieved by waking Glass (with a touch or by raising your head) followed by sweeping to the left in the user interface.

2)Google+, Twitter and Facebook
Google+ integration features heavily, but the other two heavyweight social networks ,Twitter and Facebook , have apps too. This lets you easily post updates, as well as view updates in your Glass timeline.

3)Word Lens
The Word Lens application provides a genuine insight into the incredible value that Glass might provide in the future. By activating Word Lens and looking at a piece of text, you can translate that text into a chosen language, in real-time, right in front of your eyes. 

If the range of apps available for Glass isn’t sufficient, IFTTT (If This Then That) provides a way to deliver content from a multitude of services. Support is currently limited to retrieving information rather than activating triggers, but it’s a very powerful tool.

5)Strava Cycling
 Strava Cycling enables cyclists wearing Glass to track their rides with online syncing to the Strava website, view live information such as speed on Glass’ display and receive real-time audio and visual feedback. A version of the app is also available for runners.