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Browser-based apps to make your life easier

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I hate it when I have to log in to Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and LinkedIn to check on the status of those sites. By the end of it and including email, I might have 8-10 tabs open–on a slow day. Logging into all of these sites is time-consuming and takes an application all its own.

Yonoo is a tool that’s available that can help you consolidate your social media into one browser-based view. Set up was easy. You can establish a free account and then you select the social media that you want to include in your Yoono view. As you select each site, a window opens where you log in to the social media site and that’s it.

You have to install the Yoono plug-in for your Firefox or Chrome browser. I use Safari, FireFox and Chrome constantly so I loaded the plug-in for Firefox and Chrome. There’s also a client version that you can download but lately I’ve been using browser-based applications more and more.

Once you have the plug-in installed and the social media hooked into it, Yoono runs as a sidebar that you can easily minimize as needed. I’ve only just started playing with it but my initial opinion is that this is a pretty handy application. Price: FREE-99.

The next browser-based application that I think is a must-have is HootSuite. HootSuite is a great way to update your social media in one consolidated application. If you have multiple Twitter accounts or blogs or even LinkedIn, you can submit updates using HootSuite There are many cool functions that HootSuite has but one of that I like best is the ability to schedule the posting of my Tweets. I can work on my Tweets for tomorrow right now and I can line up however many tweets I want so I can dominate a Tweet Stream. I always Tweet and retweet through HootSuite. I tweet excerpts from each of my blog posts and sometime retweet others’ tweets. Price: FREE-99.

If you’re a Mac user and even if you’re not, you might want to look into Microsoft’s browser based versions of Word, PowerPoint and Excel. These are stripped down versions of the client apps but they work pretty well, they’re browser based so you don’t have to bastardize your Mac with Windows software, and it’s FREE-99–always the best price. You have to have a Live.com account. I’ve written on this before. You can check it out by clicking here. Price: FREE-99

Another really cool app that I use all of the time is iCyte. ICyte lets you capture webpages and save, categorize and reference whenever you want. This has been great for me because I still like to keep lots of tabs open so that I don’t loose a page that I’m interested in. Now, I can just save the page to iCyte and come back to it whenever I want. What’s key is that it saves the page as it was when you saved it so if the site owner takes the page down, you can still get back to it. ICyte also has a feature where you can go to the live version of the page. Price: FREE-99.

Best Time To Share On Google Plus

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While content is the most important factor on people selecting to leave a comment or re-share your posts, the time of the day you post also plays an important role. The factors to consider when posting are:

– Time of the day when your target interest group is most active – The post “Time to live”. How the amount of comments and re-shares is distributed across the post life – Day of the week. People are more active over the weekends on social sites. – How many posts you make per day.

There is an interesting info-graph on the science of social timing here.

While this information applies to Twitter and Facebook, the main trends do apply to Google+. They tell us that: – Wednesday and the weekend are the most active time periods for social media – The time to live from a post peaks right after the post goes live and drops down quickly afterwards. – Spamming and not posting are equally wrong strategies. In Facebook your followers will give you more likes if you post something every 2 days. Masters of the social media like Guy Kawasaki and Robert Scoble post multiple times a day, thus it does not feel as if they were spamming your stream.

Now that we know some of the basic parameters, we can turn to the question on how to get the best time of the day for your interest group. The transparency report tool from Google gives you an overview of internet traffic on your country. For example, for Switzerland:

Note that you can search for different countries and across many Google domains. Unfortunately they don’t yet have stats for plus.google.com yet. Using the traffic for all Google sites should suffice for our purposes. Also note that different countries have different “footprints”. This is the graph for the US:

You can see the difference in surfing activities among citizens of these 2 countries. In Switzerland it peaks in the morning and after lunch. There is a “low traffic zone” in the afternoon and a peak in the evening. In the US this is more normalized: maybe because of the amount of time zones in the country. But it is still clear that the highest traffic is in the evening.

From the Kissmetrics blog we know that social activity is higher in the evening. This makes sense since many people don’t check social media while they are at work. From the country graph for Switzerland we see that the largest evening usage is between 7PM and 9 PM. The best time to get attention from Swiss people is to post at 7 PM (GMT+2)

In the US the best time would be between 6PM and 10 PM Eastern. We have also learned from Kissmetrics that most of the population of the US is in Eastern time (48%). This fact is reflected in the curve start-up time.

There is one remaining point to be discussed: Hangouts. If you want to organize a truly international hangout the best time is 10 AM Eastern time. You get the Europeans around 4 PM, the folks in Asia late at night, and the west coast folks are used to being up early to take the pulse of the world.

Do you have any recommendations on how to increase the visibility of your posts that you want to share with us?

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Apple Store refresh to show new Cinema displays, not MacBooks

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The recent rumors you’ve been hearing, the ones about new MacBook Airs, may not be true. Recent intelligence shows another possibility. You remember those leaked part numbers from Apple, don’t you? At first, we thought those were for some new MacBook Airs that were supposed to be refreshed on July 14. After that never happened, those leaked part numbers made no sense. The new rumor is that those part numbers are for Apple Cinema displays. These displays are to be updated with Thunderbolt support. This way, you can ditch standard display connections and use the new Thunderbolt technology to connect your Mac to a display.

This rumor wasn’t just dreamed up like the past MacBook Air rumor. Apple actually leaked this information theirselves. They posted an image on their website showing a cinema display connected to a MacBook Pro via Thunderbolt. What caught our eye on the image is that the displays show the Lion background instead of the Snow Leopard background that is being used on all other images on the website. Furthermore, the letters in the URL that the image was located at corresponded to the previously mentioned leaked part numbers. To add fuel to the fire, the cinema display portion of Apple’s site would not allow purchases for a while. The “Buy Now” link was broken, but this was later fixed. Whatever the case, a near-future refresh to the cinema displays seems very promising. We might also see Lion released with the new displays, since the leaked images show the Lion background instead of Snow Leopard. Lion is, in fact, due to be released sometime in July, per a promise by Apple.

Apple and Google At War As Always, This Time Via Samsung

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Apple has always considered Google’s Android to be rip-off of the innovations created in the Smartphone arena by Apple. More so because they had a capable competitor that was offering its mobile OS for free. The recent turn of events, with the verdict on the patent infringement law suite between Apple and Samsung being in favour of Apple, cast an indirect spell on Google. To add to odds against Google, judgement of ITC on Apple’s infringement of Motorola Patents also turns out to be in favour of Apple on three of four patents.

Apart from the moral issues involved with patent infringement, Apple wants to curb the growing popularity of Samsung Galaxy devices and keep a check on the number of devices shipped with Android OS to remain in the leading position. Samsung provides similar features, look and feel to the end users at a lower price which directly hurts Apple. But this check on Samsung will prove costly for Google, as major part of the traffic to Google’s search engine comes from the Android devices. This traffic generates huge advertisement revenues for Google. Lesser Android based devices means a cut in revenue.

Among the direct attack made by Apple on Google is the decision of phasing out Google Maps and You Tube from iOS6 based devices which would further add up to the revenue losses by Google. Not only Samsung, Apple has tightened the noose against other mobile devices that are Android based such as Motorola Mobility, HTC and more. OEM manufacturers are bound to shy away from Android to stay away from controversies and damages.

Though Google has a strategy in place for the Mapping app with the introduction of irresistible features to hold on to its existing Maps customer base, but I am not sure what strategy it has in place to circumvent the effect of the recent developments in the Samsung – Apple law suite.

Folks who are secretly enjoying the whole controversy around Apple and Google are Microsoft and Nokia which are ready to make a comeback in the mobile scenario with a range of Nokia devices based on Windows Mobile Platform in the near future. The Nokia Windows smart-phones bring in distinct features that do not stand any chances of infringement of Apple patents. Also Nokia itself has a substantial amount of patents to protect itself from any litigation. With Samsung products taking some time to come bang on with Apple products in the world market, the window created, could benefit the Windows Nokia products planned for release.

Patents will be filed, granted and infringed, but when something uncovers the whole mobile scenario changes. The good effect of the whole episode would be that the device manufacturers would be more careful from now on and the end users can expect some exclusive features in the upcoming releases of smart-phones and tablets.

Who knows, though in the short run the Google’s revenues generated due to Android might come down, in the long run due to innovations and the streamlining of Google play, Android based products might become more popular than Apple? Or this whole turmoil churns out a new leader in mobile market in the form of Nokia Windows Mobile? Or the hype thus created proves truly beneficial for Samsung products designed carefully keeping in mind all the existing mobile patents? Lets wait and watch what the future unfolds.

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Toshiba Satellite A505-S6980: product review

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At first impression, you really can’t argue that Toshiba Satellite A505-S6980 looks nice. It has got some features too that are ideal for students and professionals alike. But beyond that, how does this laptop model fair against other laptops in the market?

Overview Like the S6960 model, Toshiba Satellite A505-S6980 is equipped with a Fusion Finish to produce a sonic black pattern. Needless to say, it is looking nice with a stylish design, pin-stripe pattern, glossy lid, excellent palm rest, and speaker grills. At a budget price of $629.99, one can often not believe right away that this laptop is actually priced as such, especially when you get to explore its other features. The keyboard is large and there is also a full number pad to the right side, which is missing in some other laptop brands. Thus, the space on this laptop is fully utilized from one end to another. However, its glossy finish makes it prone to gathering lots of unsightly fingerprints. But it is made up by the presence of touch-sensitive media controls and webcam (along with a mic) on top of the screen. Toshiba Satellite A505-S6980 comes with a thick body though and a 6-cell battery that comes with an extended life span. The screen size though is typical for the laptop’s actual size, and yet it comes with an impressive 1,366×768 native resolution. As for the real test and benchmark, the performance of Toshiba Satellite A505-S6980 is a small step up its predecessor. Thanks to the 2.2 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo T660 processor, 500GB 5,400 rpm hard drive, and 4GB DDR2 800MHz memory. The operating system is 64-bit Windows 7 Home Premium, such that performance of this laptop is quite excellent. If you are not satisfied with its natural performance yet, you can make upgrades and it is very easy to do since the memory and hard drive compartments are easily accessible at the bottom. One noticeable lacking feature though is the Bluetooth, although it does have a wide range of port selection. Pro’s There are some wonderful benefits that you can enjoy buying Toshiba Satellite A505-S6980, such as the following: • The large display screen provides you with optimum viewing pleasure, especially for multimedia purposes. In addition to an impressive display, the speakers come with huge sounds and produces topnotch audio quality. This laptop model has an excellent battery life for long lasting use. Con’s Although some features make Toshiba Satellite A505-S6980 a functional laptop, there are some lacking features or others that still need improvement: • If you are looking for a compact laptop, this one is a bit to heavy to lug around and is not convenient for portable purposes. Although the battery comes with an excellent life span, it is too massive such that it looks awkward, aesthetically speaking. It lacks Bluetooth functionality, which has become one of the standard features for most modern laptops. Final Thoughts Toshiba Satellite A505-S6980 comes with some excellent features such as good build and design, excellent quality speakers, and a terrific battery life, especially for its size. Thus, it makes a great addition to mainstream laptop choices, particularly for consumers who are looking for budget laptop. Notebook Reviews laptop, laptpp review, notebook, Satellite A505-S6980 review, toshiba, Toshiba Satellite A505-S6980 review

Speculation Over Possible Delay Of iPhone 5

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The next iPhone from Apple is planned to be released in June of 2011 or at least that is the generally expected date given Apple’s annual release of products. When it comes to iPhones and the release dates, Apple is in the drivers seat and has complete control of when they are to be released.

The current iPad 2 was rumored to be delayed until June and Apple came through to deliver it early and beat several other tablets to market. Whether Apple itself is the source of some of these rumors, is an unknown, but if they are, they are doing a great job of getting free publicity. What has now prompted more rumors about the delivery of the next generation iPhone is the announcement by Apple of the Worldwide Developers Conference this year, which is going to be held in June. It is normally held in the spring several months before the iPhone is released.

It is that announcement that has so many speculating as to what this means. Much of this makes sense, but with Apple, you never know. At the developers conference, Apple provides information so that app developers can make changes to their apps to take advantage of the changes, so with the coming IOS 5, there is an expectation of new things to be included and the developers need a few months to get changes done before the IOS is released along with the phone. Based on that information, it does make sense that it would be delayed until the fall.

There are other rumors about the iPhone 5 having the much talked about NFC chips for mobile payments even though they could not be taken advantage of until the end of the year. With a later release date of the fall, they would be that much closer to providing the hardware and software for that to work. Granted that is speculation, but it does add up when adding all the other items in.

Other comments from some are saying that the June event will be all about software and there will not be hardware being shown. That would tend to indicate that the iPhone 5 is being delayed and does make sense. Better to have a well prepared developer side when the phone is actual rolled out.

The other thing that is not being speculated about is the impact of the events in Japan which are continuing this week as they try and gain control of nuclear reactors. Their power problems which are requiring rolling black outs make it almost impossible for some businesses to produce much and if there are components that come from Japan for the iPhone 5, a June launch date could be tough to get the needed parts to assemble the phones in a timely manner.

All of this is speculation and as June approaches, there will be much more.

Primer – Super Robot Transforms like Transformer

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Developers at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory have created a micro-robot that can transform and change functions from rolling and reeling, pushing to flying.

That particular robot, called the Primer, is made from stretched plastic polymers. It can change shape as the temperature rises and is controlled by magnets.

Initially, each Primer was an exoskeleton (biological robot) in the form of a plastic sheet. But when combined with a magnetic controller, the exoskeleton can transform into many other polymorphs, such as a drum, a small boat, or even a roller coaster.

The plastic sheets are designed on computers, using the art of origami paper folding to ensure accuracy when starting to transform. Each plate is designed for a specific purpose.

Currently, Primer cannot operate by itself. The researchers still have to remote control so they can move to the required locations.

In the initial test, Primer took up to three minutes to shape the boat moving underwater.

In the future, Primer continues to be improved to improve the speed of movement, the ability to carry, push objects, automate, and can use many shapes at the same time in specific tasks.

The research on Primer has been published in Science Robotics recently.

The AutoSaw experiment system use robots to do the sawing

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To many people, the electric saw is a scary things which can bring a horrifying image makes the mental disorder. However, saws are an integral part of creating woodwork. In the present, scientists at MIT’s Computer Science and Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) have developed an experimental system called AutoSaw, which uses robots to serve the sawing of wood.

Users start by using a computer and using the available OnShape CAD system to design basic models like the item they want to build and manufacture. They can fine-tune that template to their favor, taking into account dimensions or aesthetics. Once the design is complete, the program will make a list of all the pieces of wood needed to be cut. This list is then transmitted to the robots.

Two automatic rack systems that have the size of a small cell phone Kuka Youbots, guided by a motion-tracking system, will pick up raw pieces of wood and carry them to the saw blade.

After all the wood has been cut, the computer guides the user through the process of assembling them to create the finished product.

So far, AutoSaw has been used to build a table with simulations showing it can be used to create chairs, small storage compartments, or boards.

Adriana Schulz, one of the team members, a graduate student, said: “Our goal is to democratize furniture customization so that people can change the furniture they buy to suit their needs. ”

 

How to Download the Best Instagram Apk

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The Ultimate Revelation Of Instagram Apk Download

It is really not that difficult to find the best Instagram Apk on the internet. With all the different things that can be found on the site and many of them are actually free, it is not that hard to find the right one for you.

On the other hand, there are also many tools available on the various websites that allow you to view the videos as well as make them. You will probably see the most of the free programs but those that will only offer you some basic tools. There are some that will only give you a limited number of things to choose from.

The right one will provide you with the best quality and the best features. As an example, if you want to view the videos in full HD then you need to get one that can offer you that. A program that only can offer you the quality that you are looking for can cost a little bit more but will be worth it.

Visits: https://privatephotoviewer.com/instagram-plus-apk-download/

Offering the best quality will make your users happier. They may not always want to download the videos at full size, they might prefer them at standard sizes. Making them able to download the videos at a very high quality will make them happy.

Another thing you will want to look for is the ability to download videos that you want. If you want to share them with your friends or anyone else then you want to make sure that they can do so. It is also good to have one that allows you to play back the videos as well. This way, you will be able to watch them whenever you want without the need for a computer.

You will also want to make sure that they are able to add videos that you want. It is also not really that difficult to find videos on the website. You will just have to use some keywords in order to find the videos that you want. Most of the videos are already included in the features.

Many people really like using the features and will want the best quality for viewing. That is why it is important to get one that can offer you the best quality and most features. You will want to have a program that can run smoothly and efficiently, without any glitches or any issues that may occur.

It is also important to be able to connect with your customers and the best feature that they would prefer the most is definitely the best quality. It may be slow to load the videos but it is the only one that can give you the highest quality. That will surely bring you more profits as well.

One of the most important things that you want to look for is the downloading options. There are a lot of sites that are offering these programs but you need to make sure that you are getting a program that can offer you the best quality and the best features. It is important to get one that can handle a lot of downloads.

It will normally be five to seven days, that the videos will be downloaded. During this time the video will be on the site until the person who downloaded it gets the membership. So there are a lot of things that you should look for in order to find the best one.

If you want the best of the best then you want to go for a program that can provide you the best features and the best quality. This is the only way that you will be able to make your customers happy. As a customer, you want to be happy so you need to look for the best ones that you can find.

Once you start using this program, you will be amazed how much you can save and how much time you can spend with your family. Make sure that you use one that can make a lot of quality and that can offer you the best features.