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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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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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The ultimate guide to set up a WordPress blog and promote it!

So, finally you want to be a part of the online business game right? Yes! Of course, that is why you are here! Well, before you plunge into creating a site, you need to have comprehensive knowledge of the internet world and how it works?

The internet has given many entrepreneurs opportunities to promote their products or services and reach out to a wider market. But having a website is not enough. You should know how to promote it too since there is a huge competition online and people find it difficult to gain visibility because of the existence of established websites.

In hunt of creating a blog – the real fact is that not everybody is good at programming and developing. So should you outsource your requirement to a web development company? In my opinion, a web development company may provide you an enticingly appropriate website but they charge a heavy amount to get the job done. If you really have a big budget set aside for this purpose, go ahead and get started today with a proper web development company!

But if you are not capable of spending much on web development stuffs, you’re probably looking for a way to create a website on your own. Today, I am here to help you set up a blog and promote it.

Let’s get started!

Step 1: Buy a domain name

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You need to buy a domain name in order to set up a blog. A domain name is nothing but an address of your website, which your visitors would be using to access your website. Make sure the domain name you choose is unique and appropriate for your website. You cannot build a website without registering a domain name. There are many websites available that provide domain name registration services at affordable rates. Some of the popular sites are godaddy.com, hostgator.com, and bigrock.com.

Step 2: Get a webhost

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You need to buy web hosting services in order to make your website accessible to anyone. You can either buy domain name and web hosting as a complete package from a single website or you can consider two different websites for the services.

Note: Don’t go for free web hosting services if you are serious about your online business. Read why?

Step 3: Install WordPress CMS

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When you buy web hosting services, you will be given your private c-panel (Control Panel of your hosting) login credentials to get access to your hosting features. Login to your c-panel and install WordPress. If your host is of premier class, e.g., GoDaddy, WPEngine, Hostgator etc., you will be guided on each step while installing WordPress. Once WordPress is installed, you are all set to create your website. Login to your WordPress website using your domain name like “www.yourwebsite.com/wp-admin”, fill in your username and password you have set during the installation process.

You should see a dashboard with various options. You are now able to create pages, posts, images and gallery.

WordPress is a great open-source content management system that allows you to create a website or blog without having any technical knowledge. It’s as easy as 1, 2, and 3. All you need to do is follow steps as directed by WordPress.  

Done with installation? Let’s promote it!

Don’t expect people to find your website. There are hundreds and thousands of websites available on the internet, which offers quite useful and relevant information. You need to tell people you’re online now. This is where promotional part begins.

There are many things a blogger needs to do to establish a successful blog. You not only need to create relevant, helpful and well-written content for your target audience but also promote it correctly to improve your content leads.

Make your blog faster and highly responsive

No one will be able to read your content if your blog takes ages to load. Make sure that your blog loads fast and properly on all type of devices.

Respond quickly to trends

Always stay up-to-date! This is the best way to gain visibility on the internet. As an instance, build a responsive website design to attract users from different devices. Also, provide the latest content, which your visitors may not find anywhere else.

Make sure your blog is searchable

In order to get millions of organic visitors to your website, you need to optimize it for search engines. Find relevant keywords and promote them as much as possible. Use Google Webmasters tools, Yoast SEO and other tools to make your blog SEO friendly.

Build interactivity

Every website provides content. What difference are you making to stand out? Use infographics & other interactive content to grab the attention of your visitors and make them your fans. Allow your readers to comment and share your content to the world and to their friends.

Build relationships

There are probably millions of established websites available with the similar niche. In order to get exposure, you need to build strong relationships with these websites. Even Google prefers blogs that are recommended by established sites. You can write a guest blog for them or simply share their content on your website and ask them to do the same for you. Link building is an art, and you must learn it.

Make use of social media

Share your content on all social media networking sites to gain visibility and inform people about your blog. Learn how to get more engagement on Social Networks.

Make use of email marketing.

Email marketing sometimes works better than just sharing your content on social media. Send regular emails to your subscribers about your new blog posts.

Be on track

Make to-do list and stick to it. Also, make sure you are providing relevant content regularly to keep your visitors interested in your blog.

This article was written primarily by Elvin Roy, a professional developer from WordPress Customization Company Wordsuccor. Wordsuccor provides development services like WordPress customization Services, Custom WordPress Development Services and many more. Twitter : @wordsuccor

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AndroidSmartphones and Mobile Apps

Browse my Blog & Portfolio on your smartphone with an all new Android App

I am very pleased to announce a beautiful home-made Android app for gauravtiwari.org. The app requires Android 4.0 and up, and is available on Google Play Store for free.

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Features

  • Browse the blog and portfolio.
  • Favorite items to save them for later reading.
  • High-quality graphics and stunning interface.
  • Quality articles are pushed on your smartphone through notifications.


Get it on Google Play

 

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AndroidiPhoneSmartphones and Mobile Apps

Meet XNSPY – An Effective Mobile Spy App

I have been writing & experimenting about major tech tools like smartphones for some time now. Last few years have been really intrusive for the smartphone manufacturers. With increasing mobile phone usage, I see a lot of new problems emerging for families and businesses. Cyberbullying, ePredating, catfishing, scamming, identity theft, patents-theft are just a few examples. The oblivious nature of this era calls for monitoring, for our kids and businesses. But survival can get difficult for entrepreneurs and parents if costs are not controlled in a subtle way.

Traditional monitoring techniques like surveillance cameras are not only expensive but they are also not the most effective way to deal with the contemporary problems aforementioned. A mobile spy app, like XNSPY can do better monitoring for your business or family.

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How Can XNSPY Help Your Kids?

I have been using this app for now a month in my cousin’s phone. It gives me a remote access to almost everything on the target device like; conversations over Facebook, WhatsApp, Viber, Skype, Line, Videos and photos, and audio from the gallery. Tracking your kids’ mobile phone activity is a good way to understand their personal life. I was able to know the psychological state of my cousin through reading his conversations with friends. It was a bit shocking to learn about his classroom fears. To my relief, I have now been able to provide him with some expert counselling due to XNSPY’s cell phone spy app. The GPS tracking service that this app offers allows me to locate the real-time location of my cousin so that I am always up to date with his location.

How Can XNSPY Help Your Business?

XNSPY can be used as a monitoring tool for your employees’ phone. Email monitoring is a norm in countries like U.S. these days. But this app can give you access to more than just your employees’ emails. You can have a record of all the calls made or received and even the phonebook. Another tracking feature that this smartphone spying app has to offer is Geo-fencing that can set a geographical boundary around your employees’ movement. In this way, they will not end up in a pub or disco during their lunch breaks. It’s a great multi-purpose app, I use it to keep back-up of my own phone. if you are looking for a mobile spy app, get XNSPY.