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This Is A Custom Widget

This Sliding Bar can be switched on or off in theme options, and can take any widget you throw at it or even fill it with your custom HTML Code. Its perfect for grabbing the attention of your viewers. Choose between 1, 2, 3 or 4 columns, set the background color, widget divider color, activate transparency, a top border or fully disable it on desktop and mobile.

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Smartphone Stats Which Companies Are Winning The Race

By | December 12th, 2013|Categories: Mobile - Reviews and News|Tags: , , , , , |

I always find Smartphone Stats interesting, and Earl Ray of Coupon Audit created this infographic for me to show which companies are winning the race with some interesting statistics taken from many sources, listed at the bottom of the infographic. Surprising Smartphone Stats Its starts of by telling us that there are 4 billion active smartphones in the world, that is amazing as I remember reading last October that the world had just passed a total of 1 billion smartphones in the world. The infographic states that it should take another 3 years to reach 8 billion.  There are only 7 billion people in the world now so this is saying in 3 years there will be another billion people on the planet.  If that is right I can't see that they will all have smartphones, however .. if they could, this would be easily be achievable sooner infact. Another surprising smartphone stat is that a huge 6.3% of smartphone owners are 13-17 years old and only 17.2% are 18-24 years old. I won't carry on telling you what you [...]

Glide Video Texting App

By | July 31st, 2013|Categories: Mobile apps|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

This Free Glide Video Texting App looks really cool. With Glide you are able to send video messages that are saved in the cloud to watch later or you can use the video to have real time chat.  With just one person or even in a group. To me, right now glide does sound just awesome. They just did one thing to let me down. Log in with Facebook The only down side for me is that you have to (at the moment) log in via Facebook.  However don't freak out, they are working on some other sign up options.  In one way signing up with Facebook does give the app some security.  As obviously its only people you call  your friends that can send you Glides.  However with a stand alone app you could have it so that only people you allow can send you video messages, maybe even with a code like BBM. Another thing I'm concerned with using Facebook or Twitter to sign in are the extra messages you will get, and I have seen reports of spam [...]

Schedule Google+ posts with Do Share

By | April 11th, 2013|Categories: Internet Tools|Tags: , |

If you want to Schedule Google+ posts - I guess that's why you are here - then you are going to LOVE this ! I love social media, and social networking and I am a big fan of Google Chrome or anything Google in fact - so as you'd expect I love Google-plus and the option to be able to schedule google+ posts is very appealing - not that I need to do this all the time, but I like to have the option. In comes - Do Share ! Do Share is an offical Google Chrome extension that was created by Tzarfrir Rehan - and designed by Joel Califa. Do Share not only gives you the option to post and schedule posts on Google+  but there are loads of other things you can do with it too. Sharing to Profiles and Pages Sharing from a table on Google Chrome Shares to specific circles, communities or @mentions Autocompletes Hashtags Has Free Rich text Editor - no more ** __ Supports Drafts Share from your pages stream Multple Google Login Creating Polls and Automatic numbering as inspired by Gay Kawasaki Where do [...]

How to – Google+ Communities

By | December 8th, 2012|Categories: Social Media|Tags: , , , , |

This week Google+ introduced Communities - which are much like Facebook Groups, a place where you can gather together with like-minded people and chat about chosen topics. The Google Official Blog tells us that the options are as follows. Public or private membership to support all kinds of groups—from topics and interests to local neighborhoods to regular poker nights Discussion categories to find the conversations you care about most The option to start hangouts and plan events with community members The ability to share with your community from any +1 button across the web Anyone can create a community on anything they like, and invite people to join. How to start a Google+ community This is quite simple to create as we saw yesterday with so many invites for communities coming through it was overwhelming, but if you need help follow these instructions. Go to the communities icon on the left Click the red button on the top right (create a community) Make it public or private - and name the community. Click create a community Now its created you have a number [...]

How do I remove the Ask toolbar from Google Chrome

By | October 20th, 2012|Categories: Tips and Tricks|Tags: , , , , , , |

How do I remove the Ask toolbar from Google Chrome I'm not sure how I got this darn thing, but I have been downloading a few different drawing packages so I'm assuming I allowed it entry from something there. What was happening is that every time I put a word in the address bar (omnibox) - whereas normally it would bring up Google search - this annoying Ask search thing would come up. Look what happens when I type in Walk Off The Earth in the address bar......   <-- see my review there - Great Band Useless!! These are Asksupports instructions that didn't work for me but they might for you. To remove the Ask Tool Bar from Chrome - In an open Chrome browser, click on the Wrench In the top right-hand corner of the browser window. - Hover over Tools In the menu that appears and click on Extensions. - Locate the Ask extension and click the Remove button next to it. - Click Uninstall In the box that appears. - Close and re-open your browser.To reset your Chrome homepage, [...]

How to change your Twitter Header Photo 2016

By | September 18th, 2012|Categories: Social Media|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

  How to change your Twitter Header Photo 2016 I've noticed people heading over to this page, so its time for a 2016 UPDATE Its so much simpler now. Click your own name to open up your page fully and at the top you will see your cover picture - underneath it says EDIT PROFILE When you click this it lets you change your cover or header photo, your profile picture, your name and your bio.   Just click change your header photo - upload your image and save changes.  The best size for the Twitter header photo is 1263 x 421 Although twitter recommends 1500 x 500 it come out too large and twitter allows you to adjust it but for me, it just never works. If you haven't updated your twitter, then you may still be able to use the instructions below for 2015.   ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------   More changes on Twitter, what next ? As you probably know Twitter has made some changes, see here if not -> Twitter announces new profile pages and iPad app -  You can now [...]

Missing updates in Dashboard? – Its due to Google Friend Connect ! #RIP #GFC

By | March 4th, 2012|Categories: Tips for Bloggers|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Bloggers see the effects of losing Google friend connect. In November the Senior Vice President of Operations for Google Urs Holze announced Google were spring cleaning, part of this cleaning involved terminating Google Friend Connect for non-blogger sites, such as WordPress. This retirement went into effect on the 1st of March and bloggers that did nothing about it are now losing many page views or unique visits from people that were only viewing from Google friend connect. Google tried to encourage people to transfer subscribers to Google+ and to create Google+ page but we heard that many didn't want to have to create more work for themselves and some don't even like Google+ However, it might be something to think about as the future is clear, with the G+ button having a big impact on SEO and it all being connected with Google profiles, pages and especially business pages, I don't think its something you want to miss out on as a blogger. What they didn't suggest is Google Reader,  many use Google Reader to keep up to date with their favorite blogs [...]

Google updates privacy policies – worried much?

By | January 28th, 2012|Categories: Social Media|Tags: , , , |

Google announced a few days ago that they are updating their privacy policies. They are now also sending out emails to everyone with a Google account, how much more upfront can they be and still people think they are hiding something. The changes come into effect as from the 1st of March but already people are voicing their concerns on Facebook and Twitter. One person said they will feel like they are being watched all the time, they said this publically on a twitter account with many followers :) Google amalgamated all policies into just one privacy policy, to make it easier for everyone. They say that they are creating one experience  - You log into Google Account and all of your accounts become one -  your Gmail - Search - You Tube and Calender.  In short, all of the information from these Google products will be shared with each other, to enable Google to understand us better and to help our searches be more accurate and target us with better ads. I love Google - Google+, Youtube, Gmail, and everything that goes with [...]

SOPA and why popular websites are joining the blackout

By | January 18th, 2012|Categories: Business|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

  SOPA - Stop Online Piracy Act - A proposed Bill to stop or restrict access to sites that host pirated content. Sopa is basically looking for a way to finally completely shutdown all torrent sites such at Pirate Bay. Good you say...... So then why are so many social media or websites and search engines supporting or joining the black out protest against SOPA and PIPA  which is the Protect IP Act the companion bill. Sopa Blackout Sites such at Google, Reddit, Wikipedia, Minecraft, Twitpic, Flickr, Tumblr, Umgur, Boing boing, and many other sites are opposing the acts saying that American companies being asked to censor the internet. Its Big Brother.They say, the internet will be fully censored, people won't share anything and if they do, search engines, websites, ad networks and providers are to withhold their services.  Pirates would include anyone that is infringing copyrights. Thus will be the end of the internet as we know it.  So the sites are protesting this now to raise awareness while SOPA is on hold. List of websites supporting the SOPA blackout  The RedTape Contronicles say this  SOPA's [...]

Triberr no longer supports automatic tweeting!

By | November 19th, 2011|Categories: Social Media|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

What is Triberr? The basics Triberr was created by  Dino Dogan and Dan Cristo. Groups of bloggers create "tribes" where each of them can share each others posts on Twitter.   This used to be Automatic - you would just join a tribe, and every time you published a new post it would go to Triberr and everyone in your tribe would automatically tweet it to their own followers thus creating a larger audience for your website or blog. You could have your account on a manual setting - I know some people did - I used my account as manual - not because I didn't trust the other members of the tribe - I am in in a very close-nit group of great bloggers who can be trusted to post informative, interesting and positive content, however I would log in to Triberr most days and read the blogs that I was sending out and maybe comment or share them to other networking sites. I did this because... A) I had the time, where as others don't B) I want to know what is going through my [...]