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June 30, 2010

What is RSS (Simple Explanation)

What it Teaches

"RSS in Plain English" introduces RSS as a way to subscribe to websites and save time on the Web. An "old vs. new" theme illustrates how RSS differs from visiting web sites. The video includes:

  • The new and old ways of reading news on the web
  • An introduction to RSS Readers (using Google Reader as an example)
  • How to identify and subscribe to an RSS feed
  • What to expect when using an RSS reader

VHS To DVD - 4 Tips For Making Great Vacation Videos

Here's a post on making better home videos from 8mm to DVD to everything in between. Read my four great pointers to make your exciting vacation into an exciting vacation home video.

1. Wherever you go for your vacation, try to get videos and photos that help you identify the location. Something that looks interesting and gives information is the goal. These can be road signs, billboards, picturesque landscapes, brochures, area maps, etc. You can edit these photos and video into the rest of the home video as "bookends" (on either side of the your video footage of your family and vacation activities.)

2. Be sure to get a little bit of footage of every family member. It is always easy to focus on the kids and totally ignore Mom and Dad. With modern digital editing, though, you can add photos of yourself and your spouse from the trip in case you did not get enough video footage. It is sometimes easier to get a few still photos than a whole video clip.

Benefits of a Website – III

More and more people and businesses use the Internet to find information, it is convenient and saves time. Having a website is becoming so mainstream that customers and the general public almost expect a company to have a website. If people want information on a product or service, they are now saying, “I think they have a website, I’ll check that out first.”

Below are just some of the benefits you can expect from a website:

1. Increases awareness of products/services
A website provides the opportunity to publish the who, what, where, when and why of your business in a powerful and effective manner.
How many potential customers might be swayed if they could learn a little more about you, your company, your products, etc., without having to phone or taking the time to meet with you in person? A website makes it easy for customers to learn more about your business at their own pace.

2. Expands market place
A website can expand your reach to a market that may have been difficult or expensive to reach through traditional advertising. Increasingly, people search the Web rather than the Yellow Pages when looking for a service or product. You’d be amazed how much shopping occurs on the World Wide Web overnight! With an e-commerce site you can even make sales when your offices are closed. Currently over 75% of the people in the US access the Internet, up from over 40% at the end of 1999.

Benefits of a Website – II

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1. Reaching Millions of Potential Customers Quickly and Inexpensively

Tens of millions of people worldwide have access to the Internet. A recent study found that 75 million people used the Internet, and 45 million used the WWW in the three months preceding the survey in USA & Canada.
Generally, the population on the Internet is well-educated and affluent. Most own a computer; others have access to one. Internet users, like most people, are interested in convenience. Many prefer the ease of finding services or shopping and ordering directly from their computer screens. “Net Access” advanced equipment and technology make everything faster and easier for their customers.

1. i) Selling Products and Services
Web sites are powerful because they join your advertisement to your order or inquiry form. This is also the greatest distinction between electronic and other advertising channels. Users can have direct communication with your company as they see your ad. With the click of a mouse, they will transmit their inquiry or order directly to you. This, the entire process will be faster and more cost effective.
1.ii) On-Line Publishing
On-Line publishing requires a fraction of the investment that conventional publishing requires… and it works. Dawn, one of Pakistan’s best known newspaper, gets thousands of hits per week.

June 29, 2010

Telenor Offers 10 International Mins for Rs10

Telenor Talkshawk is now offering its subscribers to call Canada, America and UK for ten minutes in ten rupees which can be used around the clock.
You will have to buy a bundle of Rs. 10 plus taxes to get 10 minutes of calling to any number (landline/mobile) in USA, Canada and landline numbers in UK.

How to Subscribe:
*345*275# USSD to subscribe
Subscription Charges:
Rs. 11.95 Including Tax

World's Top Mayor accused of Corruption

The ex-mayor of Karachi city Sayed Mustafa Kamal who has been alleged one of top mayors in the world by MQM  accused of corruption and has been sent to jail. Checkout the Urdu News Below. Investigation is in process about a hotel in Malaysia and other property in Africa. MQM has also stopped Mustafa Kamal from any social activities. Also Karachi Updates blog has reported this story here.

A Review of HTC Desire Smartphone

HTC is a leading Smartphone manufacturer in the world. Not like so many others these smartphones are not coming from china. But they are a product of Taiwan. Here I would like to discuss some features of HTC Desire Smartphone.

HTC Desire delivers intense brilliance, sharp contrast, and true colors on the expansive 3.7-inch display. The 1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor makes the phone incredibly responsive as you multitask from app to app without skipping a beat, while the instinctive HTC Sense experience lets you wield the power of the HTC Desire with the greatest
of ease.

June 27, 2010

IT Ministry Confirms LHC Ban Orders for 9 websites including Google, Yahoo

Ministry of Information Technology and Telecom has confirmed that it has received ban orders from Lahore High Court on Thursday to ban Google, Yahoo, Hotmail, MSN, Bing, YouTube, Amazon etc , reportedBBC Urdu, citing unnamed sources in the Ministry.
It merits mentioning here that inter-ministerial committee of IT Ministry decides on how to and why to ban or not to ban a website. Committee is reportedly meeting today to discuss the implication, execution and procedures of the ban.
IT Ministry has an option of getting stay-order from Supreme Court against LHC’s decision; however, all these options will be discussed in today’s meeting.

June 26, 2010

How to Create a Toolbar for your website

It is very easy to create a toolbar for your website / blog / portal like google and Yahoo toolbars through Conduit. Just follow this link, create an account for free, customize your toolbar and give your users a new reason to visit your Website or Blog. In case you find trouble a video tutorial can help you get through the proecess. Here you can find thousands of companies have developed toolbars from Conduit.

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