All posts by Gaurav Tiwari

Excellent Reader, Good Orator and Bad Writer. Talk about WordPress, PHP and Mathematics. I develop & design web applications that are visually brilliant and mass-friendly. I can also design stunning graphics to support my web-apps & amazing logos to amaze people. I have worked with several companies & individuals to deliver satisfactory results.

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Blogging Tips & Tricks

How to & How not to run a blog?

Blogging is wonderful, adventurous, worth spending time & money for. But it is equally dangerous, mind-boggling and senseless, if not done properly. I am blogging for last seven years… and now I am all ready to give advice to those who have just started. This blog post is a summary of all my experiences on what I did wrong with my blogs and what did I learn from those mistakes. It is worth reading for all newbie bloggers, and to some extent, the intermediates and will help them to better run a blog.

Introduction

I didn’t plan the way things went until 2013. Almost everyone does that. We start a blog first and then think how to move it forward. That, is probably the best way to think around any website. If I had any earlier plans for gauravtiwari.org, things could have been different. I feel that I had lost nearly $50k during the three years of 2010-2013 by not planning things – and not knowing internet marketing. I expect others won’t do the same mistake. If you are starting a new blog, then be sure to make a mind map and work along with that.

In your mind map, be sure to take care of the following points. I guarantee that these will be the greatest help in future.

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Internet MarketingReviews

Vouchercodes.in- Helps you to Save Money in Your Online Shopping Needs

India is riding big on the e-commerce industry. From a dull non-tech nation to the hub of most sensational start-ups, India has finally figured the best use of INTERNET, which is about “selling happiness”. Everything you can expect is now available online to be sold, rent or tried. Successful e-commerce companies appear in no mood of stopping in the revenue. They are continuously playing with offers and exclusive deals. New products are being launched and the older ones are exchanged as well. E-commerce sites are applying all the efforts they can. There are more offers & deals being used by customers across the country than you’ll ever think of. But still Indians are way behind in online shopping to the developed countries, and even China. The main reason to that is the unawareness. In this plethora of deals and offers that e-commerce companies are offering – one finds extremely lost to find the best offers relevant to a product. Surprising deals get away after time by time and not a lot of people get profited by those. At this point of confusion, coupon collection websites and apps come great. By gathering & categorizing the offers & coupons, they do not just help spending lesser money from your pocket but also manage to save an insane amount of time while hunting down the deals.

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Math

The ‘new’ largest known Prime Number

Great Internet Mersenne Prime Search (GIMPS) group has reported an all new Mersenne Prime Number (a prime number of type $2^P-1$) which is, now officially the largest prime number ever discovered. This number is valued to a whopping $2^{74207281}-1$ and contains 22,338,618 digits. It is quoted as M747207281 and is almost 5 million digits longer than the previous record holding prime number M57885161.

It took non-stop calculations of an i7 computer for 31 days to prove the primality of the number. A press release about this discovery is available at GIMPS’ official website.

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AndroidiPhoneSmartphones and Mobile AppsTechnology News & Updates

Bye Bye Mailbox!

rip mailboxThe mailbox mobile app has officially announced its retirement. Once an extremely popular mobile email client Mailbox will no longer be seen on Android & iOS stores & smartphones after February 2016. No surprises! Dropbox, the parent company of Mailbox app, was never an email collaboration company. They bought an amazing Mailbox for a 100 million dollars amount. And now they have decided to focus more on dropbox’s file-interaction services than maintaining mobile email apps.

The ‘earlier’ Mailbox was a great success and it inspired all email services including Gmail & Yahoo! Mail to think out of the box. But once Dropbox got hold of this – things went awry. The app development stalled and stayed what it was at first. The app started losing the power once it was known for. While on the other hands, competitive email apps grew better than this.

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Internet MarketingReviews

Meet CouponzGuru.com : A complete coupon destination for all shopping needs

shopping needsThe online market of India, where no one, not even e-commerce giants like Amazon & eBay thought about a successful online business, has turned into real fodder of online shopping startups. It is really interesting to see how e-commerce has recently evolved here. While multi-product malls are yet to reach the masses, online shopping based startups are already covering the whole country. Companies like Flipkart, Snapdeal, Paytm, Jabong & Amazon have already taken places to common Indian mindset because of their aggressive marketing strategies. It was Flipkart, a relatively very smaller company than Amazon (at that time) that started the startup revolution. Amazon turned out to be so late to adapt Indian market that when they entered with their amazon.in website, Indian market was already eaten completely by Flipkart. Meanwhile, more companies like Snapdeal & Jabong were evolving in this mean time and, showing strong competition to Flipkart. Lately, more company joined the battle along with an apologetic amazon. This growth has continued since then and taken place to every corner of the country. The market is getting more condensed and daily more startups are emerging with promises to help you get anything you wish at your door step. From a pen to laptops, a small paper pad to huge kitchen needs – we now have all types of shopping solutions. These are the new multi-brand malls available with just an Internet connection and a suitable device. This is the reason why online shopping is so accepted nowadays and is available to even the remote-most areas of the country.

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Top Five tips to ensure defense from cyber threats

Network Security is very important for any business because it helps them protect against cyber threats. You should have a comprehensive network security system for your organization, with different layers of protection to ensure safety from various categories of cyber-attacks. Just installing firewalls or IPS devices in your network will not help you in preventing all possible attacks caused by hackers and malicious software like viruses, adware, spyware etc. Some of top five & extremely important tips to ensure defense from cyber-attacks include:

1. Backup and Encryption of Business Critical Data

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You should take regular backup of all business critical data to avoid any impact caused by cyber attacks. You should configure an automatic backup schedule that suits your business needs, by signing up with any of the cloud services providers who offer excellent security and backup with powerful resources and data redundancy. Another important requirement to ensure safety from cyber attacks is encryption of all your business’ critical data. There are multiple ways to encrypt data ranging from simple play cipher algorithms to powerful 256-bit AES encryption algorithms. Encryption is an important network security aspect for small businesses which will guarantee the safety of data stored in your cloud network and also data you are transmitting over the Internet. You should hire the best security consultant who can offer the best encryption solutions suitable for your company.

2. Using strong Authentication Systems

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Authentication of users with strong passwords is very important to reduce the risk of unauthorized hackers from getting access to the network and stealing confidential business data. You should login to sensitive accounts only through trusted authentication systems. There are different authentication protocols like RADIUS, TACACS+, and DIAMETER etc. which can be used to protect your network from unauthorized access. Attackers can use malware for stealing passwords to such accounts or to record keystrokes that can lead to the breach of confidential data and identify thefts. You should also choose strong passwords to protect all your business critical accounts. You should never disclose the passwords to anyone and should not write it down anywhere. All sensitive accounts should necessitate users to answer few security questions before getting access to it which is an old security technique but is still very effective.

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AndroidSmartphones and Mobile Apps

Acer’s feature smartphone Liquid Z630s is a true Power House

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At IFA 2015, when Acer announced the range of 8 Liquid series smartphones, it was their 5.5-inch smartphone Liquid Z630S – that lured the attention of mobile users all over the globe. Built and advertised as the perfect selfie phone, Acer Liquid Z630s sports 3GB LPDDR3 RAM with 32GB internal memory packed and is powered by 1.3 GHz 64-bit Octa-core MediaTek MT6753 processor.

As said, ‘the perfect selfie smartphone‘ of Acer, Liquid Z630s has 8MP front camera, which shows a lot of decentness in quality. Entertained by several selfie shooting techniques, like vocal controls – and even ‘smile’ – Liquid’s front camera will leave you speechless. The front camera, once again, features an 84 degrees’ wide-angle lens for brighter selfies and, supports video recording up to 1080p.  After all this greatness, Acer Liquid Z630s falls to only 8MP rear camera, which is somewhat unimpressive for even low priced smartphones.

The device comes with a moderately modified version of Android Lollipop 5.1, which is being branded as Acer Liquid UI. It has an IPS display of 720×1280 pixels – which if calculated will have a normal ppi-density for a 5.5’ device.  This display has Acer’s Zero Air Gap design with which you can immerse yourself in vivid true colors and sharp details. Zero Air Gap reduces frustrating reflections by removing the air during the panel attachment process. It heightens contrast, creates bright and crisp images, and increases readability in sunlight.

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Acer Z630S is quite slim and its thickness doesn’t even measure to 1cm. And that’s impressive knowing that device as large as 5.5 inches on top. This beauty is charmed well by the power of processor & memories mentioned earlier. But wait, who can miss the whopping 4000mAh battery with 630 hours of standby time. Play games, browse Internet, watch videos, play music and what-not; this battery is capable of taking you all the day & night at one full charge.

Talking about video & music, Acer Liquid Z630s has speakers powered by DTS Studio. That is, you finally got a stereo sound box in your pocket that also sports spacious wide effect for better music & cinema experience.

On the networking side, Liquid Z630s supports Dual  LTE (4G+4G) SIM cards. 4G connectivity on both the slots ensure flawless browsing & video calling without altering sim card positions. Wi-Fi, GPS & Bluetooth etc., type regular features are also included to the device.

Acer Liquid Z630s is available for sale on Flipkart, along with its sidekick Liquid Z530. Acer Liquid Z630s is priced at ₹10,999 while Acer Liquid Z530 is priced at mere ₹6,999.

 

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Tech

How much do you actually know about cloud technologies?

Like the constantly changing surface of planet Mercury, the world of technology is also an ever-changing one. The evolution of technology has been quite meteoric in the past few years and one has to be up to date to survive in this cut-throat competition. While 2015 saw the rise and fall of several technologies, one that has really captured the imagination of the tech world is cloud computing. So, what is the Cloud and where is it? In simple terms, cloud computing is a metaphor for the Internet. The cloud is like the proverbial rain cloud, absorbing and storing tons and tons of information and dispensing it as and when needed. Processes are being digitized and stored on the cloud allowing reduction of costs and enhancing security of sensitive information.

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There are basically five characteristics that define the cloud:

  • Anytime, anywhere access: Users can access the cloud without any human interaction. All you need is an internet connection and you can access the cloud computing resources.
  • Broad network access: The cloud supports a wide variety of networks and devices including mobiles, smartphones, tablet devices and others.
  • Allocation of resources: Resources are allocated according to user requirements such as memory and capacity. These resources are grouped in such a way that the system is able to serve a large number of users simultaneously.
  • Flexibility and elasticity: Resources are allocated or provided on demand or based on predefined triggers or parameters. This ensures that the application has the capacity it requires at any point in time.
  • Measured service-payment pay-per-use: Services such as disk space, power of processor, amount of RAM and so on are measurable and their usage is transparent for both the provider and the clients. This ensures that you only pay for what you use, an important parameter especially for large businesses.

These characteristics have made cloud computing such an integral part of the everyday business that processes without the cloud are now unimaginable for several organizations. Indeed, cloud computing has brought with it several advantages that have changed the way small and large businesses operate. Before the widespread use of the cloud, costs were on the rise especially related to resources such as energy and servers. Server utilization rate was low, maintenance especially when it came to backups and security was poor as was flexibility.

But the cloud has brought with it several advantages, such as:

  • It’s maintenance free: With the cloud there is no need for upgrades, patches or testing. The cloud is maintenance free and boosts operational efficiency.
  • Offers better security: Since everything is out there, there would be no loss of data or sensitive information due to theft of hardware.
  • Flexible costs: With the cloud there is no need to commit to an initial funding. Organizations need to only pay for the resources they will use, thereby greatly reducing overhead costs. So they can start small and increase spending as and when needed. Moreover, organizations need not spend on equipment and other infrastructure.
  • Better collaboration: Collaboration can be achieved between diverse groups of people who can meet virtually and share information in real-time. This reduces the time taken to market, improves product delivery and customer satisfaction.

Adopting Cloud

Adopting any new technology requires a shift from the old mindset and this applies to cloud computing as well. Organizations need to help employees embrace an external IT infrastructure and acquire new skills like CSM Certification etc. Most organizations that have not yet shifted to the cloud have concerns regarding its security features. There is also the problem of connectivity as the full potential of cloud computing can be realized only when there is high-speed access to all those involved.

These issues can be solved by taking small steps towards the adoption of cloud computing to provide online course like PMP Training. Assessing the economic situation of an organization as also its processes and the benefits and risks of adopting cloud, will help smoothen the process of adoption.

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AndroidInternet MarketingiOSiPhoneSmartphones and Mobile Apps

Try these Mobile Apps for an Incredible Shopping Experience!

Acquisition of merchandise through phone applications? Isn’t that a naïve bargain for Indian crowds as there is absolutely no visual analysis of the product and also duplication of such goods could prevent us from trusting the applications? This skeptical fragrance was scattered through large masses in the country due to the bizarre entry of app-based shopping models. But, in today’s highly compact commercialized era of work, throughout the nation, people cannot afford to travel distances just for petty stuffs which can be ordered online. Such services by mobile applications pleasure us and we just can’t resist. So what are the unique sculptures of display that are hidden inside the apps, transforming us into a hungry shopaholic? For learning the extremes of these applications, below are a few mentioned apps that can give you an incredible shopping experience.

Amazon India

screen322x572Rumors were absolutely correct on Amazon India standing as the pioneer to all solutions and also vanishing the bewildered minds of people about online shopping being a savior to time, money and unadulterated attributes of products. You might be wondering why is Amazon’s app is so special? Well, with it, you would experience numerous categories of literally anything you require. The aroma of mammoth projection of goods has just commenced. You, as customers would browse through the app, finalize a product and order it, expecting the delivery within 3-4 days or so. But hold on to your breaths, because the commencement of one-day delivery erupted only from Amazon India. Just order a good now and grab away the same by tomorrow. 

Download Amazon India AppS*

*Available for Android, iOS & Windows Phone

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Hacked and Recovered

Due to some security irregularities and my carefree nature, gauravtiwari.org was hacked and spammed with negative SEO keywords. The hacking happened due to security loosening at Cloudflare and, continued to disturb the site for more than two weeks.
Luckily, I had noticed it quite early and already started working on the fix.

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